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Kentucky Wildcats: Morning Quickies - Marcus Lee Edition

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Marcus Lee (PF-2013) really likes Kentucky a lot. There is a lot of speculation that the Wildcats could be getting a pledge from him soon.

Tweet of the Morning:

I wonder if coach Mitchell is wearing his MC Hammer pants to practices -- you know, to get the old juices flowing?

Your quickies:

Smart. Looks like Turgeon got the memo:

Broncos rally past Chargers behind classic Manning performance // Jim Trotter -

Then there was Manning. His biggest completion came on the first play of the third quarter, with the Broncos facing a third-and-16 from midfield. Denver was still down 10 points when he patted his feet in the shotgun and lofted a perfectly placed ball down the left sideline for tight end Jacob Tamme for 25 yards.

Awesome to see some Wildcats succeeding in the NFL. I hear Wesley Woodyard played well, also. Via uksprinter.

Kentucky players worry that fans have given up on the football team // vaughtsviews

Fans have given up. They claim to have given up on Phillips, but it is the team that feels it.

The Morning Mix // CollegeBasketballTalk

For the second straight day, Bob Knight is in the headlines for peculiar circumstances. Over Sunday is was reported that Knight, an outspoken critic of John Calipari and the University of Kentucky, will announce two Wildcat games this season. On Monday, news broke that the coaching icon will be auctioning off his three national championship rings, his gold medal from the 1984 Olympics and other various trophies and memorabilia Why? No it’s not for a good cause. It turns out Knight just doesn’t have a use for any of those things, and wants to make some easy coin

I have no words for this.

Men's Basketball Tickets Available // Kentucky Wildcats Official Athletic Site

Run, don't walk.

TTU DB: WVU was ‘by far the cockiest… team I have ever seen’ // CollegeFootballTalk

Some of that cockiness got left in Lubbock, I suspect.

Tom Leach // Tuesday Links

NCAA passes $500 million in net assets // CollegeBasketballTalk

Another crazy finding? A large amount of the NCAA’s money comes from the television rights they gave to CBS and Turner Broadcasting for the NCAA Tournament, which pulled in $666 million in 2012. Along with the $18.8 million provided from ESPN’s rights to the women’s tournament, the total percentage of revenue provided is 80-percent. Insane.

March Madness is really popular.

UK recruit Marcus Lee to decide soon // The Kentucky Kernel

UK head coach John Calipari, along with the rest of the coaching staff has developed a relationship with Marcus that he has become very comfortable with.

“I think he is getting really comfortable with them,” Brian Lee said. “That was the point of cutting down his list to two, so that he could get closer to him and coach Montgomery, and I think it’s working out well. It’s going well for him, and they are having longer conversations and their relationship is just building.”

I think we'll see a pledge from Lee soon.

When You Write A Piece Like This... // Barking Carnival

This is the right way to call for a head coach's head.

Joker Phillips Press Conference Coverage // Kentucky Wildcats Official Athletic Site

Three BCS Computer Rankings Have UK With Nation’s Toughest Schedule: With the first Bowl Championship Series rankings issued Sunday, we took a look at the strength of schedule listed by the computer ratings used by the BCS.

Another bit of misfortune for Phillips this year.

Calipari's Rotation Inspired By Wooden // ABC36 News WTVQ Lexington Kentucky

Kentucky coach John Calipari says the legendary John Wooden advised him to play fewer players several years ago.

Interesting. Credit Calipari for listening to him.

Louis Orr’s house tagged with racial graffiti // CollegeBasketballTalk

Good grief.

Young Wildcats learning a lot despite losses //

No doubt. But they aren't learning the most important thing -- how to win.

Wiggins reclassification date remains unknown // The Kentucky Kernel

I have a feeling, at this point, he won't reclassify. But that's just an educated guess. // Players fight to keep motivation as season fades away

The hits just keep on coming. Cartier Rice is now doubtful for Saturday with a hip flexor. Fred Tiller is day to day. I hope the coaches have jerseys. Maybe we can put Morgan Newton at safety. $$

Explosive Forward Wayne Selden Picks Kansas // 2K Sports Presents High School Hoop Powered by Dime

He was on UK's radar for a while, but I haven't heard anything about him lately. Guess this is why.

Video: Getting to know UK basketball player Twany Beckham // vaughtsviews

College ShameDay: Who Embarrassed Themselves On Saturday (Besides Texas)?

Arkansas 49, Kentucky 7: It's kind of amazing we've gone this long without talking about Kentucky, the team so bad Nature couldn't stand to watch anymore. The Wildcats got early dismissal against the Razorbacks with a third of the game left. What had they done with the previous two-thirds?

Sigh. Hat tip: KSR

Harrow, Wiltjer hoping to turn growing bond into on-court results // Cat Scratches

"People ask us why we're so good at playing together," Wiltjer said. "We had all last year in practice to go against that first unit so we kind of translated this year and really emphasized it early only because we really feel like we can be a big part of this team this year."

Interesting point.

BBL: Wheeler’s, Barnhart, Bulldogs, Marcus Lee // John Clay's Sidelines

UK Hoops facing marquee schedule // The Kentucky Kernel

Matthew Mitchell's charges will have to prove it early and often.