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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Robin Williams Edition

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News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Kentucky plays game three of the Big Blue Bahamas today at 1:00 PM. Volleyball 19th in pre-season poll. More.

Eva Rinaldi

Robin Williams, famous actor and comedian, has died of an apparent suicide. Our prayers go out to the family.

Tweet of the Morning

Should be fun. Can’t wait.

Your Quickies:

Kentucky football
  • Position rankings: Running Back. Here are the poll results from last week. With Kentucky at #13, you can tell most of the bloggers in this poll are either biased or clueless. Probably both.

  • Yet another Kentucky football preview.

  • Za’Darius Smith takes an unlikely road to stardom. Consider:

    Four years ago, he was a high school basketball player who had never played a down of football in his life. Now he’s a potential All-SEC candidate with the NFL a real possibility. On top of that, he’s quickly becoming the face of Kentucky football. He represented his school at media days, and his billboard is hard to miss when you’re driving through the area.

  • Mark Stoops talks about practices, and the quickening of the pace.

  • ESPN’s Greg Ostendorf previews Kentucky, and does a really good job. This is am echo of something we heard from Hank recently:

    Most important game: Vanderbilt isn’t going to move the needle like a South Carolina, a Georgia or even a Louisville, but Kentucky’s date with the Commodores on Sept. 27 is huge. It’s the Wildcats’ best chance to win an SEC game. The more the conference losses keep piling up, the more pressure there is to win one. Why not get it out of the way early? Not to mention, Vandy has won three straight in the series.

    I think this is right.

  • Eerrick Ansley and J.D. Harmon talks about yesterday’s practice:

    Hat tip: John Clay

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  • Former Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins is now on the Infractions Committee of the NCAA. He recused himself from the investigation because of a possible conflict of interest as the coach of a former rival.

    I find this to be a scrupulously ethical thing to do, and I wish we would see more of this kind of thinking. I think it was valuable to the investigation, unlike the author, and it shows an understanding that the perceived validity of NCAA investigations must be free from these types of conflicts.

  • The most hated college hoops teams by state. Duke is the clear winner, but UK has its share, particularly in the south and Indiana. Embrace the hate!

    Nobody hates the Louisville Cardinals except Kentucky. They aren’t important enough to hate. More here.

  • Big Monday schedule announced.

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