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Following Calipari at Kentucky Derby, Frank Martin at Pimlico to watch Preakness

USC hires Frank Martin

This Tuesday, March 27, 2012 photo shows new South Carolina basketball head coach Frank Martin gesturing during a news conference in Columbia, S.C., The Gamecocks hired Martin from Kansas State to re-energize a program that had dropped to the bottom of the Southeastern Conference. (AP Photo/The State, R. Darren Price)


Kentucky coach John Calipari gave the “Riders up!” call at the Kentucky Derby earlier this month, and now South Carolina coach Frank Martin is making an appearance at Pimlico for the Preakness Stakes, he tweeted Saturday afternoon.

There must be something about horse racing that college coaches enjoy.

Martin left Kansas State to fill the vacancy at South Carolina this spring, after leading the Wildcats to a 22-11 overall record in 2011-12 and a trip to the NCAA tournament.

NBC will be broadcasting the Preakness Stakes, beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the NBC Sports Network. I’ll Have Another won the first leg of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, and a favorite, Bodemeister, is out for another run.

The race can also be live-streamed on, also beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Check out the picture that Martin tweeted, found below:


Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_