Kentucky Wildcats: Afternoon Quickies - Larry Warford Edition

Larry Warford is a Lion. - USA TODAY Sports

News and commentary from around the Big Blue Nation. Larry Warford drafted by the Detroit Lions. Softball loses to Missouri. Rick Pitino gets inked. One major SEC basketball player leaves, another stays. More.

Congratulations to Kentucky offensive guard Larry Warford for being drafted #65 overall (3rd round) by the Detroit Lions.

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Your Quickies:

Kentucky football
  • Larry Warford is a Lion, picked early in the third round. Congratulations to him and to Detroit. He gets to practice against Ndamukong Suh. That should be interesting. Pride of Detroit

  • Mark Stoops has done a remarkable job so far. I agree with the author that Kentucky football fans are hungry for a winner, even a modest winner. Most of all, what we want is to see just how far this program can go when properly led and recruited. KKy Cat Stats

  • Kentucky Country Day quarterback Robert Scholz a preferred walk-on for Kentucky Courier-Journal

  • Larry Warford is the second-highest NFL Draft pick in the last decade, behind Randall Cobb. I’m really tickled for Larry, he deserves to play on Sundays. Courier-Journal

Kentucky basketball
  • Calipari thinks Stanley Johnson is a good fit, and the feeling is mutual. You know how this usually ends, right? Courier-Journal

  • I like players who like to win. I love players who hate to lose. VaughtsViews

  • Evan Daniels of talks about Wiggins and some 2014 prospects. KSTV

  • UK signee Julius Randle says mother and godfather have had biggest impacts on his life, basketball career. VaughtsViews

  • Erin Calipari is awesome. KSR.

  • Wiggins has a new mixtape.

Other UK sports
College football
  • Alabama is the first school in history to have players taken back-to-back-to-back in the first round. So who is more impressive in making pros, Kentucky or Alabama? Different games make poor comparisons, of course. Both are great. Daily Bama Blog
College basketball
  • Rick Pitino gets inked. Whoop dee doo. ESPN

  • Dana O’Neil writes about the "diva generation" of college basketball players. The thing is, you really don’t hear of the entitlement mentality all that much these days, especially from the best players. ESPN

  • Hunter Mickelson leaves Arkansas for Kansas. Not a bad role player for the Jayhawks. ESPN

  • Wow. Frank Martin is purging his ranks. Sadly, this was probably necessary to rebuild this team. NBC

  • Tennessee is going to be genuinely tough next year. Good thing we will be, too. KSR

  • Trevor Lacy is a big loss for Alabama and Anthony Grant.

Other sports news
  • Really sorry to see Westbrook get hurt. I don’t think the Thunder can win the championship without him. NY Times

  • The O’Bannon suit continues to worry the NCAA. CBS

  • Rondo rocking the Steve Urkel look. SB Nation

  • Phil Jackson to the Raptors? I seriously doubt it. ESPN

  • John Wall is a quick fella.

Other news
  • Space junk is becoming an urgent problem [Slashdot] What we need is the MegaMaid from Spaceballs. Where’s Dark Helmet when you need him? Beam me up, Snotty, and put ’er on full suck!
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