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News and opinion from around the Big Blue Internet. New JUCO football commitment this morning. UK Football continues torrid recruiting pace ahead of National Signing Day. Gym Cats ranked highest since 2010. UK downs Tennessee. More.
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Got a surprise visit from my man Zach Pickard after the game last night. Glad he's doing well. instagr.am/p/Ui8462DSPi/— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) January 16, 2013
Kentucky football gets commitment from Florida defensive lineman // The Courier-Journal
This guy is only a 2* on Rivals, but apparently he is flying under the radar a la Randall Cobb. He had a lot of late interest from people like Kansas St., Washington St., UCF and Iowa St.
UK’s newest football commit wants to be “one-and-done” // John Clay's Sidelines
I suppose that's a good thing. If he's good enough to get drafted, he should be good enough to play for us.
Guess what? We got better. Alex (Poythress) got better. Really, how about Alex diving on the floor. At the end if the game, he didn’t run one time, he didn’t come up with the rebound. But he made strides. Kyle (Wiltjer) was terrific. Nerlens (Noel), the workouts for Nerlens has helped him more than anybody else. He missed free throws today which he had not been missing but he did good.I don't care if the victory is hard, only that it is a victory. Winning ugly is infinitely preferable to losing pretty.
NBA Scout Talks Top Draft Prospects // ZagsBlog.com
What do you think?
Gut check: Noel steps up in crunch time for much-needed victory // CoachCal.com
Strange to talk about a home win as "much needed" 3 games into the conference season. But I can't really disagree.
- Video: Highlights from UK's win over Tennessee // Cat Scratches
Other UK sports
Gymnastics Reaches No. 14 in National Rankings // UKAThletics.com
Gym Cats kicking butt.
- Tom Leach // Wednesday Links
- The Morning Mix // Troy Machir, CollegeBasketballTalk
- Wakeup Call: How long will knee injury sideline Cashmere Wright? // CBSSports.com
Ten bold predictions for 2013 // ESPN
Put your money on the SEC again? Sounds like a plan.
National Signing Day 2013 basics: Your college football recruiting primer // SBNation.com
Asiantii Woulard makes the list of top uncommitted recruits.
- Heat rising on Georgia's Fox // ESPN rumors
College hoops roundup: Wisconsin doesn't lose to Indiana // SBNation.com
Hell of a game by Wisconsin. I pity the person who missed that game.
Other sports news
Ultimate Rockets // Rockets report: Patterson happy to be a starter again
Pat loves him some Eric Bledsoe, too.
Study highlights NCAA spending gaps between students and athletes, SEC atop list // al.com
Interesting. I'd like to see the institutional breakdown.