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Weekend Quickies: Gator Bait Edition

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



  • 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
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.