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Wildcat Quickies: Mississippi State Week Edition

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Kentucky gears up for the Bulldogs, Quade Green cuts his list to five and more.

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Good morning BBN, these are your Monday quickies. The Wildcats are officially in Mississippi State week, a must-win game for the sake of the program’s bowl hopes (unless you believe they can beat Georgia). Drew Barker won’t be ready to return, so Stephen Johnson will stay in at quarterback. He’ll likely just be handing the ball off a lot, per usual, as Benny Snell, Boom Williams and Jojo Kemp will be doing a lot of work on offense. The Bulldogs are three point favorites over Kentucky going into the week, so the Cats will have to beat the odds in order to help their chances at turning this season into a success.

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Wildcats Sweep Ole Miss Behind Record-Breaking Offense | UK

The Kentucky volleyball team used a balanced offensive attack to win for the 12th-straight time, topping Ole Miss 3-0 on Sunday. Kentucky returns to action on Friday night, when the Wildcats host South Carolina in Memorial Coliseum. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m. ET and can be seen on the SEC Network+.

Quade Green down to five - 247

Following an official visit to Kentucky over the weekend, 5-star point guard Quade Green has cut his list to five schools. Scout.com ranks Green as the No. 25 overall prospect in the 2017 class. He is expected to make a college decision in the fall.

SEC power rankings - ESPN

Kentucky is pulling itself closer to the middle of the pack, and they have a huge SEC game coming up this week to try to improve their standing.

Former Wildcat named interim head coach at Purdue - SEC Country

Gerad Parker, a four-year Wildcat from 2001-04, has been given the head coaching job at Purdue after the Boilermakers fired Darrell Hazell.

P.J. Washington Enjoys Big Blue Madness, Considering Four Schools | Zagsblog

“It was an unofficial for him so we didn’t really spend a lot of time with coaches,” said Paul Washington Sr., the Findlay Prep coach and P.J.’s father. “It was good. The only thing we were looking for is the fans, that old Big Blue Nation. There was definitely a lot of people for sure.”

SEC bowl projections - ESPN

Surprise! Edward Aschoff has Kentucky going bowling.

Ryotaro Matsumura Wins Oracle ITA Masters | UK Wildcats News

Kentucky men’s tennis sophomore Ryotaro Matsumura won the Oracle ITA Masters on Sunday after taking down No. 55 Shawn Hadavi from Columbia.

SEC Country’s power rankings - SEC Country

SEC Country also has the Cats pulling themselves closer to the middle of the pack in the conference, with Mississippi State just one spot behind them.

BasketballRecruiting.Rivals.com - Khavon Moore leads busy recruitment

On Kentucky: “I watched them practice too. I think they have really good coaches. They put a lot on their players. Coach Calipari is really hard on his players. They came to see me on the first day of the recruiting period, but they haven’t offered yet.”

Kentucky’s final foes aren’t as scary as we thought they’d be - Herald-Leader

Kentucky’s upcoming opponents; Mississippi State, Missouri, etc., were seen as likely unwinnable games just a couple weeks into the season, but now it’s clear that Kentucky has a shot against them.

UK Rifle Wins at Navy | UK Wildcats News

The Kentucky rifle team picked up its sixth win of the season winning 4688-4645 at Navy Saturday.

Ben Roethlisberger suffers torn meniscus - NFL

His return timetable won’t be figured out until after his surgery; Landry Jones is set to be the starter until Roethlisberger returns.

Jerry Jones has to start Dak Prescott - ESPN

Prescott has been impressive in Tony Romo’s absence, and Ian O’Connor says Jones would be dropping the ball if he decided to go back to Romo (does anyone else think it’s weird that Jason Garrett doesn’t seem to have a say in this?).

Dodgers even series with Cubs - The Oregonian

When Clayton Kershaw is on the mound, runs are hard to come by. Last night he put his poor postseason performances behind him and dominated the Cubs to help the Dodgers pull even at 1-1.

Odell Beckham Jr. reminded the Giants why he’s worth the headaches - NY Daily News

OBJ has had a turbulent season. He’s been his own worst enemy at times, allowing his emotions to spill over, but he reminded everyone that he’s a top-two receiver in the NFL yesterday. He racked up 222 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, including the game-winning touchdown, all while dealing with a hip pointer. He was up to his usual antics, but he made it worth his troubles.

Brock Osweiler overcomes awful start, beats Colts - CBS Sports

The Texans paid Osweiler all that money for something, right? After a horrendous start, Osweiler led the comeback that got the Texans a win over a divisional rival.

College football top 25 - Bleacher Report

The AP top 25 poll has been released. Alabama and Ohio State are still at the top of the list, and Tennessee fell all the way to 18th.

Samsung beginning production on S8 technology - Tech Times

It looks as though Samsung is moving on from the disaster that was the Note 7. I’m sure they’ll make the S8 safer.

Survey says Americans are getting stressed by the elections - NPR