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Kentucky Hosts Georgia in SEC East Clash | UK Wildcats News
Riding a three-game winning streak and having won five of its last six games with the only loss coming at No. 1 Alabama, Kentucky sits just one victory from being bowl eligible for the first time since 2010 as Georgia comes to town.

Kentucky hosting top recruits for Georgia game | Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky will have several of its top recruiting targets on campus Saturday night for the Wildcats’ home game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Commonwealth Stadium. Highly touted seniors Lynn Bowden, Danny Davis, Ayinde Eley, Joshua Paschal and BJ Sharpe will all visit UK. Class of 2017 lineman Jedrick Wills might be there, too. The Cats will also have several top 2018 prospects in town for the game.

This Marcus McClinton video is all you need for Saturday | Kentucky Sports Radio
It may have come at the expense of Jared Lorenzen leading the Blue-White chant, but Marcus revving the fanbase us for tonight's game vs. Georgia adds to what will be a special night.

Bulldogs throw down the run gauntlet versus Kentucky - SEC Country
Georgia is coming off a humiliating 24-10 loss to Florida in which they rushed for just 21 yards on 19 carries to drop to 4-4 on the season and 2-4 in SEC. For the Dawgs, Saturday night will be all about running the ball and stopping the run.

UK fires women's soccer coach Jon Lipsitz - LCJ
This came as a surprise. In eight seasons at UK, Lipsitz was 86-61-19 and 39-42-14 in Southeastern Conference play. UKwas 5-9-4 in the season completed last week and 1-7-3 in league play.

Kentucky vs. Georgia football game preview, Nov. 5, 2016 | Lexington Herald-Leader
Both Kentucky and Georgia have high-yield potential from star running backs, so the game could come down to which offense can get its ground game going.

Has 'Players First' become 'ministry' for Calipari? - 247
“If you’re about the kids, you’re not making mistakes,” Calipari declared. “If you’re about the organization, the bureaucracy versus the kids, you’re wrong all the time. You are wrong every time.”

Five-star shooting guard set to visit UK this weekend » UK recruiting news
Lonnie Walker is expected to be on UK’s campus this weekend for his rescheduled official visit. John Calipari has made multiple trips to Pennsylvania to visit with him this fall.

When Boom Williams, Derrick Henry picked UGA - LCJ
Another reminder how crazy recruiting can be: Boom Williams committed to play running back for the University of Georgia five minutes after Derrick Henry told Mark Richt the same thing. The thought of that backfield for even one year is crazy to envision. Oh, and they had those Todd Gurley and Nick Chubb fellows too.

Georgia's on verge of some very unwanted numbers - SEC Country
Dawg Nation found that Kirby Smart’s 2016 and 1996 Georgia football teams are actually fairly similar, for all of the wrong reasons. Georgia is being outscored by opponents 209-186 this year. The last time they were outscored by opponents at the end of a season? 1996, where they finished -29 that year.

SEC Network Hires Antoine Walker - ESPN MediaZone
The SEC Network added an analyst Friday morning who has a little bit of experience at winning championships in the league. Former UK star Antoine Walker, a part of the Wildcats’ legendary 1996 championship team, will join the SEC Network team.

Walker Wood aims to give UK a hometown starter at QB | Lexington Herald-Leader
Recruited by the University of Kentucky as “an athlete,” Lafayette senior quarterback Walker Wood intends to fight to become UK’s starting QB. “I’m in it for the team, and I’m there to win games,” the UK commitment says. “But my goal is to compete for the quarterback job.”

Calipari wants fans to make family trip for Arizona State game in Bahamas - 247
"What I’m hoping is bring your kids. Let’s make this a terrific weekend. You’re on the island. You’re in a great venue and set-up," Calipari said. "I understand New York, and I understand the Vegas, but I think this is going to be the trip. Again, I want it to be like a family where we’re all in there and you’re watching practice, you’re getting to get around the kids and get around our staff and have a function, do something down there where we all get together before we play that game, which will be played on a Monday."

UK target Trae Young takes surprise visit to Oklahoma » UK recruiting news
Young has said for the past few months that he was planning a December decision, but it now appears that he could be ready to announce a college choice in time to sign during the November period, which begins next week.

Cuse Visits Sidibe Ahead of Official Visit; Meets with Nick Richards - Zagsblog
A Syracuse assistant was at The Patrick School on Friday for 6-11 center Nick Richards, who will announce his college choice on Nov. 10 at his school.

The importance of the Cowboys' rise - ESPN
Dallas' resurgence has breathed life into a league that values the dull din of parity over the excitement of dynasty.

2016 Breeders' Cup: A year after American Pharoah, Chrome is Saturday's star | Lexington Herald-Leader
A year after Triple Crown winner American Pharoah won the Breeders’ Cup Classic, his Derby predecessor tries to do the same. Only California Chrome is much more of a comeback story.

For Wisconsin's TE Troy Fumagalli, amputated finger is no big deal - ESPN
Troy Fumagalli lost his left index finger as a baby, so having nine fingers is just, well, normal. In fact, he says he wouldn't want one there now.