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UK is in great shape for the TaxSlayer Bowl and more in today's headlines.

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As Curtis Burch notes, UK wants you to preorder tickets for the TaxSlayer Bowl, which UK appears to be in great shape for.

You can go here to preorder those tickets.

Your Quickies

Kentucky in strong consideration for Belk Bowl and TaxSlayer Bowl - SEC Country
Kentucky's win against Louisville has placed the Wildcats in better postseason conversations. Will it land them in what used to be the Gator Bowl?

UK football: QB Stephen Johnson's calm demeanor a comfort for Cats | Lexington Herald-Leader
Maybe his Kentucky coaches would prefer a more boisterous, demonstrative quarterback, but Stephen Johnson has become a steadying influence on everyone around him, they said.

No. 1 Kentucky enters December still awaiting a close game | AP
"The question becomes now how good can we be," Calipari said Monday night after a highlight-filled 115-69 win against Arizona State in the Bahamas. "And it may not be every night. One of the things I told them before the game is, look, we need to have a close game.

John Calipari Call-In Show (Nov. 29) - CoachCal.com
Cal recaps Arizona State and looks ahead to UCLA while taking your calls.

Stephen Johnson's JuCo coach: 'You ain't seen nothin' yet' - 247
After his career day in a 41-38 win at No. 11 Louisville, Kentucky quarterback Stephen Johnson's junior college coach says, 'you ain't seen nothin' yet.'

Kentucky football: Top-5 plays that defined the regular season - SEC Country
Kentucky's regular season is over, and after an 0-2 start, the Wildcats went 7-3 and will head to a bowl game for the first time in six years. But before the postseason begins, here are five plays that defined Kentucky’s regular season.

UK trying to flip Tennessee football commitment for class of 2017 | Lexington Herald-Leader
Tennessee football commitment Jacquez Jones got an in-home visit from UK assistant coach Darin Hinshaw on Monday night, and Jones is now planning to take an official visit to Lexington in January. UK is still looking for wide receivers to fill out its recruiting class of 2017.

UK Signee Quade Green Not A Typical Point Guard For A Lot Of Reasons - LEX18.com
Green, a consensus top 25 player in the 2017 recruiting class, now hopes he can draw more players to the University of Kentucky after he surprised many by signing with the Wildcats and not Syracuse -- a team that recruited him for over two years.

The Kevin Knox Blog: Kicking off the season, friends committing, Lil Uzi and more | | USA Today High School Sports
Knox gives USA Today exclusive access into his world by chronicling everything from intimate details about his recruitment to his everyday life in a blog. His latest update includes commitment plans and what he'll be looking at when he makes his decision in the spring.

Kentucky basketball team striving for improvement after 46-point drubbing of Arizona State | Lexington Herald-Leader
As John Calipari said in his new book, success should only increase the urgency to improve. That philosophy would make Monday’s 115-69 rout of Arizona State a compelling reason to get better. Toward that end, Calipari said he would try to get the players to improve their diets.

Jerry Meyer talks UK recruiting on Facebook Live " UK recruiting news
247Sports national recruiting analyst Jerry Meyer was on Facebook Live on Tuesday for a question-and-answer session related to UK basketball. He had some interesting things to say about UK's remaining targets.

Kentucky football assistant trolls Louisville fan over upset - SEC Country
Following Kentucky football's upset win over Louisville, Wildcats receivers' coach Lamar Thomas took to Twitter to troll a disgruntled Louisville fan.

Questions for College Football Playoff selection committee - ESPN
Is Ohio State in? Is Michigan out? And what about the team that eventually wins the Big Ten championship? One league holds the key to the CFP's biggest questions.

College Football Bottom 25 rankings: It's nearly time to crown our champion - CBSSports.com
Texas State is so close you can taste it.

Robinson Tweets he's Decommiting from WKU; Twitter Account Hacked? | AllKyHoops.com
Five-star center Mitchell Robinson Tweeted that he plans to decommit from Western Kentucky, but it looks like it was just a hack...

NFL Playoff Picture, Week 12 update: Miami sneaks in, Seahawks loss opens up NFC - CBSSports.com
All the updates on the playoff picture you need to know heading into Week 13.

Winning constant for Wisconsin Badgers despite changes, doubters - ESPN
After seeing two head coaches leave in four years citing various issues about the job, Wisconsin just keeps piling up wins with no complaints.

College hoops conference rankings: ACC is best, then Big 12, Big East - CBSSports.com
We're three weeks into the 2016-17 campaign, and with more than 580 games cleared among the eight most successful conferences, how does the SEC stand out in comparison to the rest of college basketball?

Man livestreams apocalyptic scene as he escapes wildfire in Tennessee - Mashable
This is really scary and sad to watch what's happening in Tennessee.

Sources: Marvel vs. Capcom 4 coming in 2017 - Polygon
Marvel and Capcom characters will duke it out in a new crossover fighting game coming to consoles next year.

There’s no perfect solution to your high-end laptop problem this year - The Verge
I was looking for a new Laptop during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, only to be reminded that buying a Laptop feels like getting a tooth pulled.