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Kentucky Wildcats: Morning Quickies - Landon Foster Edition

News and opinion from around the Big Blue Internet. Landon Foster, Kenntucky's punter, is honorable mention punter of the week. Football and basketball news, more.

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Today, Landon Foster gets a shout-out for his outstanding effort on Saturday. Foster an honorable mention Player of the Week as punter, having 4 kicks over 50 yards against the Mississippi St. Bulldogs on Saturday.

Tweet of the Morning:

Is this right? Amazing coincidence if true. UK and the Yankees are often compared.

Now, for your Quickies:

How about some highlights from the NBA, including the #1 overall draft pick Anthony Davis, and a little Darius Miller to boot?

Trio of UK targets tweet about their Florida visit // UK basketball recruiting news

UF is really in the hunt for Jabari Parker. I don't think they will beat Kentucky for the other two guys.

Kentucky Sports Report // Q&A on Calipari's Cats with Mike DeCourcy of Sporting News

Question: Does it surprise you that Calipari already seems well positioned to possibly have another top recruiting class? What do you think is his best selling point with recruits right now?

DeCourcy: "Why would it surprise me when this is like the fifth year in a row? It surprised me in the summer of 2011 when I talked to John at the Peach Jam and there were actually people worried about whether UK would recruit well for the 2012 class. And he wound up with Poythress, Goodwin and, after Noel reclassified, the best center prospect. It doesn't surprise me when individual recruits Kentucky is pursuing go elsewhere; as John says, it's not for everybody. But if we got to the end of the spring and UK couldn't find three to five players who want to follow the course of the program's recent freshmen — that would shock me."

Mike DeCourcy is one of my favorites. Recommended.

Tom Leach // Monday links

Kentucky Sports Radio // Towles Could Make UK Job More Desirable

Possibly, but I'm not sold on this idea at all. Towles looked good out there, and I want to see more, but I'm not sure he is the kind of player that would make Kentucky more attractive to a new head coach. Perhaps, but I'm not convinced.

Kentucky football: A series of unfortunate events // The Kentucky Kernel

The game wasn’t devoid of positives. Jalen Whitlow continued to showcase the athleticism that makes him dangerous in the open field. He added another rushing touchdown, but finished 10/21 passing for 73 yards, only two more yards than Towles and on almost three times as many attempts.

I really liked what Whitlow did, for the most part. He just needs more development, and his arm really impressed me. Towles and Smith are going to have genuine competition from this guy for quarterback, and that's no matter who coaches next year.

John Calipari says Nerlens Noel and Anthony Davis are ‘totally different’ // CollegeBasketballTalk

Calipari's right. Davis and Noel are not even similar players except in body type. Noel is an even better athlete than Davis, but not nearly as skilled at the game of basketball.

No. 11 Florida Overcomes Deficit to Down UK in Five // Kentucky Wildcats Official Athletic Site

Volleyball's 4-game winning streak goes down the tubes in Floirda.

Kentucky Drops 2-0 Decision on Road to Ole Miss // Kentucky Wildcats Official Athletic Site

Women's soccer drops a game on the road to Ole Miss, on 8-5-1, 3-4-1.

SEC Power Poll Questions: Week Six // Garnet And Black Attack

As bad as UK is this year, is it possible that Auburn is worse?

The "Drive for 9" anthem. Not a particular fan of this genre, but others might be: