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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Sochi Olympics Edition

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News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Kentucky takes on Mississippi St. tomorrow afternoon. UK Gymnastics hosts #1 Florida. Softball's Kelsey Nunley tosses no-hitter in UK's season opener. More

Joe Scarnici

Tonight is the opening ceremony for the Sochi Olympics. It has been a rough start for Sochi due to all the complaints and tweets about substandard hotel rooms and the euthanasia of stray dogs. Let's hope the actual games are worthwhile.

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Your Quickies:

Kentucky football
  • Kentucky football excelled in recruiting by invading Ohio. Consider:

    On Wednesday, UK finalized a class that contains 11 recruits from the state of Ohio. Since 2002, the school's previous high was four in 2004. Those 11 guys have a Rivals.com average of 3.45 stars apiece, a figure that by itself would be the best star average of any Kentucky recruiting class since Rivals began rating them in 2002.

  • Blake Bone's word as solid as his name:

    He verbally committed to Kentucky in August and never wavered even as the Wildcats struggled this season under new head coach Mark Stoops, and as offers from more highly-touted programs began to pile up.

    ...

    "A lot of people tried to influence me with (Kentucky’s) record, but I had no (concerns) about it because I knew our 2014 class would be the game-changer."

    Via Hank

  • The Big Ten has a Kentucky problem:

    These superlatives of each Big Ten recruiting class and more were discussed on BTN during the network's Football Signing Day special. Left off the table was a matter of frank conversation of how badly programs in the Big Ten, excluding Michigan and Ohio State, were smoked on the recruiting trail by Kentucky of the SEC.

    Via Hank.

  • Just to get you past the above's arrogance....You don't see Florida's teams whining about losing players to other conferences. [Hank]

  • The tOSU people may believe Stoops is taking "second tier" players from Ohio, but how about taking the #5 and #12 players from Florida? [Hank]

  • Kentucky football is just on an incredible roll. I find myself anxious for the spring game to get here.

  • The answer: Probably. But we'll have to wait until the Wildcats have some success to answer in the affirmative.

Kentucky basketball
  • Further to my earlier article:

    Why do I suspect this was directed at Pat Forde?

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