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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Mississippi State Gameday Edition

Can Josh Forsett help spark an upset of the Bulldogs in Starkville? Come talk about it and the latest happenings around Big Blue Nation in today's Quickies and pregame open thread.

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Gameday is here as the Kentucky Wildcats get set to face the Mississippi State Bulldogs in Starkvegas. Can the Cats silence the cowbells and get one step closer to bowl eligibility, or will Dan Mullen make it a lucky seven-straight wins over UK?

Whatever happens there, UK Athletics will still have scoed a massive win this weekend with news that Skal Labissiere is eligbile.

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Your Quickies

Kentucky at Mississippi State Digital Gameday Guide
Since you're probably not going to make it to Starkville tonight, check out UK's digital gameday guide for their matchup with the Bulldogs.

Defenses aim to avoid repeat of Towles-Prescott shootout
Last season's version of this game turned into a QB clinic for both Mississippi State and Kentucky. Can the Cats prevent repeat performance and contain Dak Prescott?

For Whom the Cowbell Tolls Previews UK vs Mississippi State
SB Nation's Mississippi State blog previews tonight's big game between the Bulldogs and Wildcats. Dan Mullen's six straight wins over UK have been decided by around an average of 10 points, and this should be another nail-biter.

Position-by-position edge: Kentucky at Mississippi State
The guys at Saturday's down South take a position-by-position look at UK vs Mississippi State and who has the edge in Saturday’s showdown.

John Clay Podcast: Kentucky-Mississippi State football preview
Lexington Herald-Leader columnists John Clay and Jen Smith talk with Mississippi State beat writer Michael Bonner of the Clarion-Ledger about today's game between UK and Mississippi State in Starkville.

Sounding Off: Bad Streaks, D-Line Talent and Rick Pitino
Rivals'com's Justin Rowland sounds off on why UK needs to end their losing streak to Dan Mullen, how the next three months are big for the Cats on the recruiting trail, and why Pitino is seemingly saying and doing all the wrong things.

Alex Poythress among top projected breakout scorers this year
UK senior forward Alex Poythress made SI's list of the top projected breakout scorers for the 2015-16 college basketball season.

Gregg Popovich to succeed Mike Krzyzewski as head coach of USA Basketball
Gregg Popovich will succeed Mike Krzyzewski as the head coach of the Team USA basketball program when Krzyzewski retires from that role after 2016. John Calipari wanted that job, but you can't argue with the NBA's best coach getting it.

Pitino ducking ACC's media day during scandal a gutless move
Rick Pitino won't attend ACC media day Wednesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, on the advice of legal counsel. However, two of the team’s players will, and Pitino’s decision to leave them on their own to deal with the media’s attention is appalling.

James Young is starting to mature, focused on being a team player for Celtics
You won't believe this, but James Young is still what his name suggests. The 20-year-old guard is still getting used ot life in the NBA, and now entering his second full year, is focused on being more of a team player for Celtics.

Inside banned ex-Buckeye Noah Spence's battle back from drug addiction
The former All-Big Ten defensive lineman who got banned from the conference for failed drug tests opens up about his past and how he's turned things around at EKU, and UK got an up-close look at it.