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Wildcats Quickies: Bye Week Edition

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The Kentucky Wildcats are off today, but there's still plenty going on in the sports world. It also feels good being able to sit back for one week and enjoy the rest of the college football world while not worrying about a nail-biting UK game.

Still, Thursday can't get here quick enough.

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Your Quickies

Stand Up, Shut Up, and Talk: Lessons Learned From a Rookie Broadcaster
Former UK quarterback Freddie Maggard talks about being a rookie broadcaster (and a fine one if I may add).

Midseason Grades: Quarterback & Offensive Line
After racing out to an impressive 4-1 start, the Wildcats are taking a break this week to rest, heal, and prepare for that elusive postseason run in the second half of the season.

Louisville created and nurtures a dangerous environment for women
The University of Louisville's serious problem is not the potential NCAA sanctions, but the dangerous environment for women that it has created and nurtured. This is why I was hoping the stripper and prostitute allegations for UL were not true. It's simply a sad and sickening culture to embrace, and you'd hate to think any schools was this bad.

Coaches' bye week warning: "We can lose to anyone"
After a school-record five consecutive games decided by eight points or less, the 4-1 Wildcats are glad to have a bye this week to rest and get healthy for the rest of the season.

Andy Katz’s take on UL scandal: ‘Heavy, heavy penalties’ possible.
ESPN's Andy Katz takes a look at the Louisville basketball team's recruiting dilemma, and what could unfold if the allegations are proven true.

When You Live In Glass Houses
As the recent scandal at the University of Louisville shows, we're all living in glass houses when it comes to college athletics.

Ohio State overtakes UK for lead in Kobi Simmons' Crystal Ball
Ohio State has overtaken Kentucky for the lead in the Crystal Ball for five-star Kobi Simmons. With De'Aaron Fox looking likely for UK, it's no surprise Simmons wants to be 'the guy' somewhere else.

Scout.com looks at the top recruits who will take visits this weekend
Kansas and Florida State have two huge recruiting weekends with several of the nation's top prospects set to trip to their campuses, the biggest of which being the Jayhawks hosting De'Aaron Fox for Late Night in the Phog.

NCAA bans SMU from postseason, suspends Larry Brown
The NCAA came down hard on SMU basketball for infractions including academic misconduct and a "lack of coach control" by Larry Brown.

Ohio State, Notre Dame and Week 6's 18 other best bets
It's time to pick only the best wagers from the weekend schedule in SB Nation's college football gambling column.

SEC Football Picks: David's Week 6 Selections
The guys at Team Speed Kills pick this week's SEC matchups, the biggest of which being George hitting the road to face the Vols with both teams in a bit of disarray.