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Wildcats Quickies: Rex Chapman Edition

Rex Chapman, Tony Delk, UNC troubles, UL title peril, Lonnie Walker, Kevin Knox, and more in today's headlines.

Congratulations to former UK great Rex Chapman, who now takes over the UK pregame radio show as Oscar Combs heads off into the sunset.

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Chapman Joins UK Radio Network’s Pregame Show as Co-Host | UK
Rex Chapman, the former Apollo High School star and University of Kentucky basketball legend, has been named the new co-host of the UK basketball pregame show.

“As a kid born and raised in the western part of the state, I was incredibly lucky to play my college basketball at the University of Kentucky. It was, is and has always been a privilege,” Chapman said. “My earliest basketball memories are of the legendary Cawood Ledford calling Kentucky basketball games on the UK Radio Network. When Paul (Archey, president of UK Sports & Campus Marketing) asked me to help bring Cats games to our Big Blue Nation family over those very same airwaves, it was a no-brainer. I came to Lexington in 1986 as a long and skinny kid with a mullet – as excited as could be for the opportunity. In 2016 – as an old bald dude – I'm even more pumped for this opportunity. And I'm certainly more grateful and appreciative.”

Kentucky Basketball Freshman Flashback: Rex Chapman - A Sea Of Blue
From this past summer: 30 years after his college commitment, Rex Chapman remains among the most important basketball recruits the University of Kentucky has ever reeled in.

Midway University hires former Cat Marquis Estill as assistant | Herald-Leader
Former University of Kentucky basketball player Marquis Estill is back in the college game, serving as an assistant coach for Midway University’s inaugural men’s basketball team.

Delk reflects on UK ‘fraternity,’ sees promise in 2016-17 roster
“It’s a fraternity,” Delk said of the Kentucky basketball family. “We all have something in common. We all came here, we laced up and we played for the fans here. Everyone can tell you there’s no greater fans in basketball like Big Blue Nation and how they support us on the road, to traveling overseas. When you get great fan support you play for them as well as for your teammates. It brings chemistry, it brings guys together and we just look at ourselves as being a great fraternity.”

Five bold predictions for Kentucky's 2016-17 season - 247
Kentucky will tipoff the exhibition portion of its schedule against John Calipari's alma mater, Clarion, Sunday night at Rupp Arena. That means it's time for some bold predictions about the upcoming season.

Who will be UK’s first commitment in the 2017 class? » UK recruiting news
John Petty, Nick Richards, Jarred Vanderbilt and PJ Washington are who UK fans are the likeliest players to commit to UK. What about you?

Lonnie Walker still undecided on basketball choice | Reading Eagle
Walker says all five schools are 'still even' in his recruitment, which includes UK, whom he will visit very soon.

Tampa Catholic's Knox more than just a hoops star - Bright House Sports
Kevin Knox was recruited by other prep basketball programs. He chose to stay at Tampa Catholic to finish what he started. He’s loyal, humble, and has unfinished business at Tampa Catholic.

Ranking top 100 NBA players: LeBron still reigns, 2 Warriors on heels -
Three former Wildcats made the top 12 players in the NBA heading into the 2016-17 season.

Fantasy Basketball 2016: Top NBA Players and Underrated Sleepers | Bleacher Report
If you play fantasy football, you need to get Devin Booker. He's in for a big season compared to where he's currently being drafted.

While Other Rookie QBs Play, Jets' Hackenberg Waits | The MMQB with Peter King
While other first-year quarterbacks flourish, the pass-poor Jets—like the Rams with Jared Goff—are letting second-rounder Christian Hackenberg watch and learn. But how long can a needy team afford to sit a valuable young investment?

Andrew Miller: Indians reliever dominating MLB playoffs |
Andrew Miller has become the most feared man of this year's playoffs—and potentially a prototype for a new era of the game.

Prized frosh forward Jayson Tatum suffers foot injury at Duke pro day - ESPNDuke freshman forward Jayson Tatum suffered a foot injury during the Blue Devils' second pro day held in front of more than 50 NBA scouts, sources told ESPN.

Report: Experts believe Louisville could lose 2012-13 title
The University of Louisville men's basketball program may be forced to vacate it's national championship from the 2012-13 season. The Courier-Journal spoke with previous members of the NCAA Committee on Infractions, and they believed the Cardinals will have to vacate their championship.

UNC responds to NCAA | News & Observer
In newly released documents, the NCAA contends in its roughly 80-page response that a pattern of “willful violations” and a “blatant disregard” for NCAA regulations allow it to pursue a case beyond a four-year statute of limitations. The NCAA also said that the extent of the misconduct didn’t become known until former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein’s investigation in 2014.

Kicker Josh Brown released by New York Giants after abuse admission - ESPN
The Giants released kicker Josh Brown on Tuesday after his admission that he abused his wife became public.

Doctor Strange Review - IGN
The MCU expands into a very trippy, supernatural realm in the Master of the Mystic Arts' debut.

Microsoft’s Surface PC event: what to expect - The Verge
Microsoft is returning to New York City this week to host a special press event on October 26th. What should we expect to see?