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The Big Blue Daily Mail -- Darnell Dodson Edition

This morning, Larry Vaught is reporting that UK assistant John Robic confirmed to him that Darnell Dodson is eligible to play basketball for Kentucky and will be returning to play in the 2010-11 season.

This finally puts to bed the recurring rumor of academic and/or other problems with Darnell Dodson that began right after the season ended.  There were rumors that Dodson was considering announcing for the NBA Draft (didn't happen) that he was academically ineligible (apparently untrue) or that Coach Calipari has issues with his attitude (remains to be seen).

Now, for the news:

  • UK football notebook: SEC Media Days |

    Kentucky's 2010 signee Tim Patterson is still hoping to enroll at UK in the fall, according to his high school coach Ty Scroggins. Patterson has recently improved his ACT score and is now trying to improve his core GPA and gain admission. Patterson, who is rehabbing a knee injury suffered late last year, could be a grayshirt candidate if he's able to enroll.

    I hope we can keep Patterson, as he is a very talented player.

  • Retired Brooks still has UK on his mind |

    Brooks ended his seven-year UK tenure with one of the most successful runs in school history, leading the Wildcats to an unprecedented four consecutive bowl appearances. But Brooks said he walked away feeling as though he didn't quite finish what he started.

    I regret that Brooks didn't accomplish more of his goals, but I'm happy he will be in Lexington a lot during football season.