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February baseball? You betcha

Switching away from Tubby Smith debates (Thank the Almighty!), this weekend marks the beginning of the new season for the Kentucky baseball Cats, the defending regular season SEC champions.

Rivals' early top 25 has the Wildcats checking in at No. 21.

Coaches and fans know that replacing what may hvae been Kentucky's most talented squad ever. College stars like John Shelby, Michael Bertram and Ryan Strieby are all gone, so a cast of returning players (shortstop Ryan Wilkes
will be key) will have to mesh with newcomers like Brian Spear, a transfer from Wichita State.

UK Athletics has Part I and now Part II of its season preview up now.

Kentucky opens the season at Furman for three this weekend.