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Weekend Quickies: Gator Bait Edition

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News from around Big Blue Nation and the world of sports. The Kentucky Wildcats of the baseball diamond variety have taken the first two of three games at #5 Florida. 2015 recruiting class closing in, Nike EYBL started yesterday, and other News.

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The Bat Cats headed south to Gainesville for a three game set against the #5 ranked Gators and they will be going for the series sweep today at 12:30.  On Friday night the 'Cats pitching staff combined to shutout the Gators 3-0. Zack Brown worked seven shutout innings scattering five hits, four of them singles, and striking out six.  Brown extended his scoreless streak to 15 and 1/3 innings.

Yesterday, the 'Cats jumped out to a 4-0 lead but had to lean on back-to-back Home runs by Greg Fettes and Connor Heady to allow enough rope to keep the Wildcats from hanging themselves in the 9th inning as Florida made a furious comeback attempt.  The rally fell short and the Wildcats walked away with a series clinching 7-6 victory.

Kentucky swept the Tennessee Vols last weekend in Lexington and they had a series win at #1 LSU earlier as well.  This also extends the Kentucky winning streak to six games.

Tweet(s) of the night

Your Quickies

Kentucky Basketball

2016

2017

  • John Calipari's 2015 recruiting class is starting to take on a sense of finality as we head into the home stretch of this spring recruiting period.  4-star JUCO guard Mychal Mulder is on campus currently and the general consensus is he will commit to UK before he leaves. Mulder would be a great addition for depth and would be a factor for us in 2015-16. Adding Mulder is bigger than you might think as he would fill the hole left by Devin Booker.
Kentucky Football
  • To the Upper Deck trading card company, Bud Dupree is not Jalen Whitlow:

Other Kentucky Sports

  • The UK Softball team fell to the Georgia Bulldogs 6-4 in a series clinching game.  The 'Cats will try and salvage a win in their final home game and avoid faller deeper into the bubble, today at 1:00
NFL
Major League Baseball
  • Could Joey Votto be back to his days of pre-mega contract Joey?  In 17 games he is hitting .344, with 6 homeruns, 16 RBI's and a .462 on base percentage.
  • The three best teams in the league right now are the Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, and the St. Louis Cardinals.  The Royals 2014 was not a fluke, the Cardinals are always there, but how about the Mets?  undefeated at home and may have a Cy Young winner in Matt Harvey.
NBA Playoffs


Eastern Conference

western conference

Other Random News and Notes

  • A Horse Jockey's pants fell down as he was nearing the finish line in Australia, providing the fans with a full moon to go with their race. Google it if you want to see the footage.
  • This is a brilliant mash-up of Matthew McConaughey from Interstellar supposedly reacting to the new Star Wars trailer.  I lost it when he waved back.