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Wildcat Quickies: Big Saturday Edition

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UK football looks for bowl eligibility, while the hoops Cats look to land a five-star point guard and more in today's quickies.

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Wildcats Seek to Send Seniors Off with Bowl Eligibility | UK Wildcats News
Fourteen players will be honored during a special "Senior Day" pregame ceremony at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday as Kentucky plays host to Austin Peay. Among the seniors being honored are J.D. Harmon, Jojo Kemp, Blake McClain, Marcus McWilson, and Jon Toth.

UK football: Tough love has helped Harmon grow into mature leader for Kentucky’s defense | Lexington Herald-Leader
Cats Coach Mark Stoops and defensive back J.D. Harmon have had their share of back and forth. The UK senior said he is grateful for that. "It’s an amazing thing; I’m very fortunate to have a coach who cares."

Kentucky’s Seniors Will Successfully "Change the Game" | Kentucky Sports Radio
Though the opponent may not be anything to get excited about, Saturday should be a celebration for the rebirth of a program that had fallen on hard time when Mark Stoops arrived in 2013, but now he and his Cats are about to get to a bowl for the first time in six years.

Coach: Quade Green 'feels good' about decision - 247
After some back and forth, Quade Green's high school coach says the 5-star point guard 'feels good' about his decision on the eve of his announcement.

Remembering University of Kentucky football great Bob Gain | Lexington Herald-Leader
Bob Gain, the two-way tackle who won the Outland Trophy for Bear Bryant during the University of Kentucky’s football golden age, died Monday at age 87. Those who knew him at UK remember Gain, who was also a Cleveland Browns star, as an intimidating football player but a fun-loving guy.

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops and staff could earn more than $500,000 of bowl bonuses - SEC Country
A bowl game is on the horizon, and that means cash for Kentucky’s coaches. Stoops’ postseason bonus is set at $125,000, but the bowl incentives for his nine-man assistant staff fluctuates based on the bowl payout to the school.

CoachCal.com Podcast: Michigan State recap - CoachCal.com
Hosts Metz Camfield and Brent Carney recap Kentucky’s impressive win over Michigan State and discuss a few themes emerging from this young team.

UK Rifle Signs Henrik Larsen | UK Wildcats News
Kentucky rifle announced this week that Henrik Larsen signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Kentucky.

Kentucky’s ‘resilient’ senior Jojo Kemp glad he’s back with a bowl on the line | Lexington Herald-Leader
As a true freshman, Kemp led all Cats runners with 100 carries for 482 yards and three touchdowns. Boom Williams and now freshman Benny Snell have followed, meaning fewer carries for the senior, but he’s not complained and has showed resilience through a series of injuries.

The Triple G: Week 12 SEC predictions against the spread - SEC Country
Can the Cats cover the massive spread they're favored by? What about the rest of the SEC?

UK basketball commitments will play on national TV " UK recruiting news
UK basketball commitments Shai Alexander and Nick Richards, as well as a host of UK targets across several classes, are among several high school stars who will play on ESPN this season.

National analyst: UK has real shot to land point guard Quade Green | Lexington Herald-Leader
Elite point guard Quade Green will announce his college decision Saturday night, and Kentucky appears to have a legitimate shot at his commitment despite the narrative that Syracuse is the overwhelming favorite. Green is one of the best players in the class of 2017 and would be a major addition to UK’s recruiting class.

Kentucky Adds 13 to Signing Class of 2017 | UK Wildcats News
With the closing of the early signing period, the Kentucky swimming and diving teams have added 13 athletes to the recruiting class of 2017.

Under Pluto’s icy heart, a slushy sea may stir - Vox
Why scientists suspect there’s an underground ocean on the dwarf planet.

Metallica just dumped its entire new album onto YouTube · Newswire · The A.V. Club
Metallica is letting everyone check out their new album for free on Youtube. Meanwhile, Napster is somewhere shaking its head.

Sand's End - The Verge
Miami Beach has run out of sand. Now what?

Global warming took a gargantuan bite out of Arctic sea ice - Mashable
Sea ice extent was nearly 1 million square miles below average at the end of October.

Interview: Nick Mason of Pink Floyd on ‘The Early Years’ | Digital Trends
It takes 27 discs to encompass just seven years of Pink Floyd’s career, from 1965 to 1972. Drummer Nick Mason shares a few of his favorite uncovered gems, and what it took to make them sparkle again.