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Kentucky is bowling, Quade Green commits, basketball in action tonight and more in today's quickies!


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Kentucky Downs Austin Peay to Become Bowl Eligible | UK Wildcats
Freshman Benny Snell rushed for 152 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Kentucky beat Austin Peay 49-13 on Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium. The win was the sixth of the season for the Wildcats, making them eligible for a bowl game for the first time since 2010.

JD Harmon pens emotional farewell letter to the Big Blue Nation | Kentucky Sports Radio
JD Harmon was one of fourteen seniors that played their last game in Commonwealth Stadium Saturday night, and the cornerback from Paducah penned this emotional goodbye to the program and the Big Blue Nation.

Green commits to Kentucky over Syracuse | Lexington Herald-Leader
Five-star point guard Quade Green announced his commitment to Kentucky on Saturday night, choosing the Wildcats over Syracuse. Green is considered one of the best point guards in the 2017 class and is the most likely candidate to be John Calipari’s starter at the position for UK next season.

Cats finally break through bowl barrier - LCJ
"Just filled with joy," senior running back Jojo Kemp said. "It’s an awesome feeling and a feeling that I’m probably not even describing in the words I’m using. Like, I feel just so good right now just knowing today we took a step forward. This program, this city, this state took a step forward. Big Blue Nation took a step forward today."

ESPN Breakdown on Green picking UK - ESPN
Green, a Neumann-Goretti (Pennsylvania) product, is ranked No. 22 in the ESPN 100 for 2017. The No. 3 point guard in the class, Green pushed into five-star status after an impressive spring and summer with the PSA Cardinals on the Nike EYBL circuit.

Kentucky's Benny Snell breaks record on books since 1993 - 247
Kentucky running back Benny Snell broke a school mark Saturday night with the previous record-holder, Moe Williams, standing on the sideline.

Rifle Falls to No. 10 Alaska-Fairbanks | UK Wildcats News
The fourth-ranked Kentucky rifle team ended the fall portion of its schedule on Saturday after dropping one to 10th-ranked Alaska-Fairbanks. Kentucky now sits at 10-2 overall and will break until Jan. 14 when they face Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center.

On to the next one: UK not relaxing after Michigan State win - CoachCal.com
Perhaps at the top of the to-do list for UK is rebounding. The Wildcats enter their fourth game of the season at minus-nine in rebounding margin, and have been outrebounded now twice in three games. According to college basketball stats wizard Ken Pomeroy, Kentucky ranks 272nd in the nation in defensive-rebounding percentage.

Kentucky Adds Kento Yamada | UK Wildcats News
The Kentucky men’s tennis team signed Kento Yamada to a national letter of intent to join the Wildcats in 2017-18. The men’s tennis team just wrapped up the fall season and will kick off the dual season on Jan. 13.

Despite victory over Spartans, UK remains mindful of need to improve | Lexington Herald-Leader
Although Kentucky enjoyed the victory over Michigan State, the Cats must not rest on that laurel. Much improvement must be made in the weeks and months ahead. Toward that end, UK perceives doubters that must be convinced.

UK Men’s Soccer to Play Creighton in NCAA Second Round | UK Wildcats News
The No. 16-seed Wildcats will host Creighton, Sunday at The Bell. Kickoff is slated for 4:30 p.m., and will be broadcast on SEC Network+ streaming live via WatchESPN/ESPN3.

UK assistant Tony Barbee watches Hamidou Diallo - 247
For the fourth time since the start of the fall recruiting period Sept. 9, Kentucky assistant Tony Barbee watched 5-star shooting guard Hamidou Diallo Friday night.

Kentucky basketball's Wenyen Gabriel finds easy motivation to play so hard | Lexington Herald-Leader
Freshman Wenyen Gabriel has found a niche in the early season. He has been Kentucky’s energy boost off the bench. This represents the classic definition of a sixth man: Make the first substitution a means of improving the team.

Dailey Directs Wildcats to 3-0 Sweep of LSU | UK Wildcats News
Paced by the steady presence of sophomore setter Olivia Dailey the No. 23 Kentucky volleyball team posted a 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-22) win over visiting LSU.

Prep Showcase: Five-star guard Hamidou Diallo plays in front of NBA Scouts - Scout
For the first time since it became public knowledge that Hamidou Diallo, Scout's No. 10 recruit, could potentially pursue professional options, the nation's top shooting guard prospect played in front of a number of NBA scouts at the National Prep Showcase.

UK women's basketball: Jessica Hardin, a Kentucky walk-on from above? | Lexington Herald-Leader
Despite being away from basketball for two years, former Wayne County standout Jessica Hardin has brushed off the rust and become a contributor for Kentucky this season.

Draymond Green warns Celtics fans, says Kevin Durant boos 'may scare free agents away' - ESPN
Draymond Green criticized Celtics fans for their treatment of Kevin Durant, saying that booing the Warriors star was "desperate" and warning that they "may scare free agents away."

It's official: Alabama and Florida will meet in SEC championship game for 9th time - SEC Country
It's official, Florida has earned a rematch with Alabama in the 2016 SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on Dec. 3 in Atlanta.

Conor McGregor won't fight before May, UFC president Dana White says - ESPN
Days after Conor McGregor's historic title victory at UFC 205, UFC president Dana White confirmed that McGregor fans will have to wait at least until May to see him back in the Octagon.

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