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Kentucky Wildcats: Morning Quickies - Jim Hurst Edition

Stories of interest from around the Big Blue Internet.

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This is great article on ESPN about a friend of mine who died young. I'll be playing in his benefit scramble today, and we'll all be saluting our absent friend, as well as raising money for his young family left in ruins after his untimely passing.

This story gives us a reminder of just how frail life is. If you feel so moved, a donation to his foundation would be welcome. Jim was a really nice man, and all of us who knew him, miss him.

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Indeed. Go, 'Cats!

Here are your Quickies:

BBL: Spurrier the talk as South Carolina comes to town // John Clay's Sidelines

Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook Preseason Top 25 Rankings // vaughtsviews

That spot for UK works for me. I hate to see the Indiana Hoosiers and Louisville Cardinals so high, but we'll just have to knock them off, I guess.


Nice work by Messenger.

Hornets Anthony Davis gets set for camp // The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA

"I don’t feel like an NBA player yet," Davis said as he met the media at the Saints training facility. "But I’m not a college player anymore either.

Dominate, AD!!

5 Reasons NOT to Be UK’s Football Coach // Roger Bauer's Louisville Sports Fan Blog

The boosters don’t want football to be as good as basketball. No explanation needed.

I wonder if this is true. It may be.

Kentucky Sports Radio // Would Kentucky Fans Support a Potential Petrino Hire?

You all know where I stand on this one.

Colorado State, Pitt exploit weaknesses of RPI // Luke Winn -

Outstanding article by Luke Winn. Recommended.

The Morning Mix // CollegeBasketballTalk

SEC: Was Pat Summitt told she had to step down? // John Clay's Sidelines


Maxwell Smith Ready to Go Saturday vs. No. 6 South Carolina

"Last week I didn’t know what the effects would be if he got hit and injured again," Phillips said about Smith not playing. "That is not the case this week. He is a lot healthier than he was last week so therefore he will play."

Great news for our offense. Now if we can just keep Jadeveon Clowney off him...

Tryin' To Reason With Hurricane Season: Changes They Are A'Comin // A Sea Of Blue

If you haven't checked out Greg Edwards' latest, now would be the time.

Kentucky Sports Radio // Calipari’s work for Haiti not yet finished…

Great article by Ally Tucker at KSR.