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Wildcats Quickies: SEC Media Day Edition

More practice reports and SEC Media Day is only adding to the exciting return of Kentucky Basketball.

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Practice report: Cats complete ‘great day’ of practice -
More practice reports? Yes please!

UK Basketball | Bam Adebayo shines & other UK practice notes - Courier Journal
"You've got to communicate because you're naturally doing things," Calipari said. "The rest of us don't know what you're doing." That was a compliment. At other times, Calipari called Adebayo's awareness, "unbelievable," and pointed out that, "he wasn't doing that as a high school player," and that he was getting better by, "doing what we're telling you to do."

SEC Basketball Media Days: 20 questions - The Tennessean
SEC Basketball Media Days comes to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday and Thursday. Here are 20 questions begging for answers.

Kentucky names representatives to SEC Media Day - 247
Repping the Wildcats at SEC Media Days.with John Calipari will be sophomores Isaiah Briscoe and Isaac Humphries.

Benny Snell carrying on family legacy at running back - Courier Journal
Halfway through Benny’s freshman season the Snell family legacy is already paying dividends for Kentucky. Benny is tied for third in the SEC with five rushing touchdowns. He has totaled 341 yards on 61 carries in the last four games and is coming off a season-high 20 carries for 94 yards in a win over Vandy.

Observations from Kentucky basketball's open practice - 247
On communication, here's a snippet of Calipari's message: "Some of you may do that stuff naturally but the rest of us think you're losing your mind" if they are not talking.

Monk Tabbed to Jerry West Award Preseason Watch List | UK Wildcats
Monk was the 2016 Arkansas Gatorade High School Player of the Year in addition to earning the state’s Mr. Basketball award. He averaged 28.6 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game as a senior at Bentonville.

College Hoops Contender Series: Can UK’s talent overcome their issues? – CollegeBasketballTalk
Kentucky should be very, very good, but should we expect a repeat of the 2009-10 season? That's what NBC seems to think.

Storylines to watch when Kentucky faces Mississippi State - 247
To get you ready for this week's game, The Cats' Pause starts its weekly four downs series with a look at 10 storylines to watch in Kentucky vs. Mississippi State.

BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: UK Failed to Take Advantage of Mississippi State Partnership | Kentucky Sports Radio
Kentucky gets its annual meeting with Mississippi State this week. Thanks to Dak Prescott, Miss State had a nice run of a couple years, but overall, they are the West’s worst team and this year’s squad seems to fit that mold.

Quade Green Talks Final Five Schools, Big Blue Madness | Zagsblog
After visiting Kentucky for Big Blue Madness this past weekend, Quade Green says UK is making him a priority in the 2017 class.

NCAA announces 2016-17 rule changes and points of emphasis -
The NCAA has continued its directive to reduce physicality in the game, which in turn creates greater freedom of movement, especially in the post and with rebounding.

Duval seeing recent interest from Duke, Seton Hall, UK? - Rivals
A few new schools that have recently reached out to the top point guard in the country include Duke, Seton Hall and...Kentucky? Duval is open to hearing out the Cats and possibly getting to Lexington for a visit.

John Petty officially down to 2 with decision coming soon - 247
Elite 2017 wing John Petty is officially down to two with a decision coming soon. Originally aiming for a decision in December, Petty says he will now decide in November and likely sign during the early period.

Big Blue Nation tradition video -
There was a "tradition" video made by Kentucky Wildcats TV that showcases the illustrious history of the Kentucky basketball program.

Anthony Davis’ personal assistant ad was a big Red Bull stunt for new Davis robot | Kentucky Sports Radio
Something seemed fishy when Anthony Davis posted an ad for a personal assistant on Craigslist yesterday. Turns out, it was one big publicity stunt for his new Red Bull commercial.

2017 NFL Draft order and needs for every team -
With the first six weeks of the 2016 campaign in the books, here's a look at what the first-round draft order would be if the season ended today, along with needs for all 32 teams.

NFL 2016 Week 7 Power Rankings - Patriots, Vikings, Seahawks on top - ESPN
The Patriots, who are unbeaten since QB Tom Brady's return, take advantage of the Vikings' bye to pounce all over the top spot in this week's rankings.

The Debrief, Week 7: Steelers' swoon arrives, Cowboys surge -
Gregg Rosenthal catches you up on what you need to know about as we roll into Week 7 -- including the Steelers' struggles to pull away in the AFC North, Rex Ryan's dreams and more.

Report: NCAA makes Syracuse vacate Big East title, multiple seasons worth of wins – CollegeBasketballTalk
Syracuse has found out which seasons it must vacate wins from after the NCAA's 2015 ruling.

Thousands join Tyson Gay in Kentucky candlelight vigil for late daughter - ESPN
Thousands joined sprinter Tyson Gay at a candlelight vigil in Kentucky to honor Gay's 15-year-old daughter, who was fatally shot over the weekend.