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Kentucky Wildcats: Morning Quickies - Big Blue Madness Is Coming Edition

Big Blue Madness is coming. It will be here before you know it, and news stories about it are already being published on the Internet. It's amazing how much interest this one event generates every year.

Which brings us to our Tweet of the Morning:

Heh. Amazing. And another from Archie Goodwin:

Your quickies follow the jump.

The Joe B. Hall statue // John Clay's Sidelines

Pretty cool.

NCAA College Football Preview - Kentucky Wildcats at Florida Gators //

"I still think we've got a really good football team," coach Joker Phillips said. "We've got a lot of young players. We'll continue to play them and see how much they get week to week."

Joker, with all due respect, nobody, and I mean nobody, is going to agree with you until your players prove it on the football field.

Kentucky receiver puts opponents in cold Sweat //

Sweat is special. How we got him I'll never know, but this kid is going to be a difference maker. Will it happen in time to save his coach?

I hope so.

Joe B. Hall, big metal man on campus: Now we know that the 'b' is for Bronze // The Courier-Journal

Following Adolph Rupp at Kentucky had to be one of the toughest things ever attempted. Joe B. Hall not only did it, but brought home another banner in the process.

I'd say he earned that statue... In spades.

A tradition steeped in Madness // The Kentucky Kernel

Big Blue Madness is a ritual we all look forward to every year. It is unique in all of college basketball in the kind of interest it engenders in the fans.

UK football tries to tune out the noise // The Kentucky Kernel

In just 10 months, Phillips went from the high of his coaching career in beating Tennessee to his lowest point, a home loss to Western Kentucky, whom UK paid $500,000 to come to take on the Cats in Lexington.

This is a statement of fact, and it is, in may ways, as devastating as the most hyperbolic opinion.

Kentucky Sports Radio // Orlando Antigua’s Globetrotting Days Unleashed

KSR pays homage to Orlando Antigua's outstanding recruiting effort.

The Middlesboro Daily News // Preseason mags have UK in top 5

I think UK deserves it's lofty position. It has been a top 5 team every year Calipari has been here.

John Calipari At Kentucky Until 2024? // Wildcat Blue Nation

Coach has had unbelievable success while being the coach for the University of Kentucky. There’s no reason why he can’t continue that for the rest of his career. Point is, that I don’t think Calipari will coach through 2014, but I do believe that he will at least consider it.

Heh. I'm sure he meant 2024 there, not 2014. I have no idea when Calipari will retire, but I'd guess that he will want at least one more championship before he hangs up his whistle.

Courier Journal Political Cartoon "Kentucky Basketball One and Done" – "Kentucky Football Done" // Everything Kentucky Online

From the Pressbox: High school coach raves about Cauley-Stein // Kentucky Wildcats

"I only had him for two years. He has an uncanny passing ability. He is very, very unselfish. He can lead the break and he can put the ball on the floor. He has some uncanny abilities that you would see in a 6'3 or 6'4 guy but he is a seven-footer."

Commentary from Willie Cauley-Stein's high school coach. Exciting to hear.

Mathies named to Wade watch list

Hoops is going to be fantastic this year. A'dia Mathies is a big reason why.

Video: The Tuesday update from Randy Sanders // John Clay's Sidelines

Some interesting comments in here about Sweat and Maxwell Smith.

Run for Cover: The Ultimate Julius Randle Highlight Collection // High School Hoop


Demarco Robinson admits loss hurts and UK does not have lot of time to save season // vaughtsviews

We need to see more from Robinson.

Will Muschamp on Kentucky // John Clay's Sidelines

Translation: Nail, meet hammer.

Kentucky Sports Report // Wiggins' coach updates recruitment

Wiggins reclassification seems to be very much up in the air.

Harvard Cheating Scandal Revives Debate Over Athletics //

First UNC, now Harvard. Will Duke be next?

Make a "Madness rush" to Big Blue Links for Wednesday // John Clay's Sidelines

Morning Five: 09.19.12 Edition Rush The Court // Rush The Court

I'll have more on the Duke thing later, but there is a lot of good stuff in here.

Financial deficiency capping UK football // The Kentucky Kernel

Second in the series. I'll have more on this later.

Highlights from the alumni game last Saturday:

You need to watch this. Very funny.