There will be a lot going in the Bluegrass over the next week that will have a big impact on Kentucky this year and in the near future.
It starts Friday with the men's final exhibition tune-up game against Kentucky State. Five-star forward Jarrett Allen takes his official visit this weekend. The football Cats look for a big win at Georgia. The women's team makes their exhibition debut Sunday. The early signing period starts next Wednesday, and we'll be seeing some movement around then with big names like De'Aaron Fox and Harry Giles.
Oh, and the college basketball season officially opens next week!
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UK women's basketball team lands top-10 recruit Lindsey Duvall
Lindsey Duvall — a 5-foot-9 prospect in the class of 2017 — is ranked by ESPN as the No. 3 point guard in her class and the No. 10 overall player nationally. She averaged 23.7 points and 7.5 rebounds as a sophomore last season at Bullitt East. She also gives Matthew Mitchell more top-10 commitments for next year than John Calipari currently has.
Three guards, one good looking offense
On Monday night against Ottawa, Calipari started and played Tyler Ulis, Jamal Murray and Isaiah Briscoe together, and the offense looked very good in the process.
CBS: College hoops' top 25 freshmen
CBS Sports' look at the 25 best/most productive freshmen to come in 2015-16 include three Kentucky Wildcats and two in the top 10. Jamal Murray, Skal Labissere and Isaiah Briscoe make their list, along with some other notable players whom UK will face this season.
Dawson among USA Today's list of assistants in line for head coaching jobs
Kentucky offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson is actually being mentioned by USA Today as a possible head-coaching candidate. They wrote, "Put up big numbers as West Virginia's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2012-14 before making the transition to Kentucky. Where he fits: If Marshall's Doc Holliday gets a Power Five job, Dawson could get in the mix there." Okay then.
Matthew Mitchell not panicking about on women's basketball departures
The sky might be a little bit cloudy over the Joe Craft Center lately, but Matthew Mitchell assures us, "The sky's definitely not falling."
Strong defensive front, passing attack key for Kentucky vs. UGA
Don't let a 17.5-point spread fool you. Georgia is beatable, but the Cats will have to plenty the most fundamentally sound game on both sides of the ball they've played this season to come out of Athens with a win.
Wynyard enrolled at UK, will sign in November
New Zealand 4-star power forward and Kentucky commit Tai Wynyard has enrolled for the spring semester, though he's "50-50" on whether he would play for the Wildcats this season or redshirts. Either way, having another body in practice this season never hurts.
Duke ‘still the frontrunner’ for Giles despite UK visit
Kentucky is making a strong push for Harry Giles, but most still expect Duke to be the pick.
Where will the top-50 uncommitted seniors land?
Recruiting analyst Corey Evans looks at the uncommitted top-50 recruits and where things might lead to. He has Jarrett Allen, Malik Monk and De'Aaron Fox picking the Cats.
Rajon Rondo Refuses to Call Willie Cauley-Stein 'Trill,' Only Calls Him 'Rook'
Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein's official name may now be "Willie Trill Cauley-Stein," but don't expect to hear Rajon Rondo call him anything close to that.
UK women’s basketball' Rice out a month with foot injury
Kentucky sophomore Alyssa Rice will be out at least a month with a stress reaction in her right foot. The 6-foot-3 forward averaged 2.9 points and 2.7 rebounds a game last season.
Atlanta lands college football title game in 2018
College football’s national championship game is coming to Atlanta to be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium — the Falcons’ new home under construction downtown. The $1.4 billion stadium is slated to open in March 2017.
St. John's loses to Division II school by 32 points in exhibition
Yes, a Big East school lost to a Division II school 90-58 on Wednesday night. Poor Slice. Bet he wishes he was still at Kentucky right about now.