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Wildcat Quickies: College Football Playoff Edition

UK football and recruiting news. Help on the way with Wynyard? Warriors make pro sports history. More.

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Today, we'll learn who will make up the Final Four of college football.

At noon, the College Football Playoff field will be announced, and the only three teams in for sure are Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma. After them, a host of teams are in contention for the fourth spot as we're close to seeing who the four teams vying for this year's championship are.

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Skal Labissiere and the love shove
If Skal Labissiere needs a shove in the right direction, then Tyler Ulis is there to provide it. Literally. It was Ulis’ push of Labissiere that summed up the night on the Big Blue end.

Columbus Dispatch names UK commit Benny Snell offensive player of the year
A Kentucky commitment, running back Benny Snell finished with 1,826 yards (a 7.4 average) and totaled 29 touchdowns for a team that went 10-2.

Wenyen Gabriel nears triple-double in front of John Calipari
John Calipari was in Rhode Island on Saturday afternoon to check out Wenyen Gabriel, who nearly tallied a triple-double.

Help on the way with Wynyard?
Kentucky coach John Calipari has lamented his team's lack of toughness this season, which culminated in an 87-77 loss at UCLA. Could help could be on the way in the form of Tai Wynyard?

Vince Marrow says UK b-ball has been huge for football recruiting
"Basketball has been the grand slam," Marrow said. "… We would never shy away from basketball. That logo is so powerful every year at Final Fours and national championships." Marrow said rival schools often use Kentucky’s "basketball school" label against the football program, but he added "the biggest misbelief is one sport doesn’t want the other to do better."

UK commitments Michael Warren, James Hudson on Ohio State’s 2017 radar
Arguably the two biggest commitments in UK's 201 class are going to be pursued by some big-name schools, and Ohio State appears to be among them.

Trevon Duval says Kentucky is not actively recruiting him
Kentucky is usually mentioned by all of the top recruits, but Duval said that he has not heard from UK lately and the Wildcats are not actively recruiting him.

Thon Maker back in Kentucky, but UK no longer involved in recruitment
Five-star high school basketball recruit Thon Maker made his appearance at the Marshall County Hoop Fest, but it doesn't look like the Cats have any interest in him.

Temple receiver goes way up for one-handed snag
Houston may have won, but Temple receiver Robby Anderson did his best to give his Owls a chance to beat the Cougars by making the best catch of the weekend.

Anthony Davis should be the Pelicans' full-time center
If the Pelicans are to reach their full potential, Anthony Davis at center may be their best bet.

SEC Power Rankings Week 4 - Rock M Nation
The writers of the SEC SB Nation sites get together to rank the 14 teams of the SEC.

Mike Tomlin: We Will Continue To Put Bud Dupree On Field First
On Sunday evening, first-round rookie outside linebacker Bud Dupree became the fourth defensive rookie to enter the starting lineup for the Steelers. He'll get another start this week vs the Colts in primetime.

Dabo Swinney rips into Clemson punter after poor fake punt decision
Clemson's punter made a confusing decision on 4th-and-15, and it led to a UNC score that PISSED Dabo Swinney off.

Steph Curry carries Warriors past Raptors to 21-0
Stephen Curry made nine 3-pointers and scored 44 points, and the Warriors outlasted the Raptors to move to 21-0. That moved Golden State past the St. Louis Maroons of the Union Association, a predecessor to MLB, for the best start to a season by a professional sports team.