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Super Bowl time. Cats thrash Gators. Murray making history. UK's new talented DBs. Two 2017 b-ball stars visit. More.

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Kentucky basketball just scored a nice bounceback win over Florida yesterday to get their season back on track.

But now the focus around Kentucky and much of the world turns to Super Bowl 50, where former Cat Danny Trevethan and the Denver Broncos face the Carolina Panthers in the biggest game in sports.

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Murray Leads Cats Past Gators, 80-61
Jamal Murray scored a career-high 35 points, and No. 20 Kentucky beat Florida 80-61 on Saturday. Murray scored 20 points in the first half, sank his first seven 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 35 points.

Ulis, Murray prove they can carry Cats in UF rout
That dynamic duo, which combined for 53 points in Saturday’s throttling of Florida, is reason for this imperfect UK team to still dream of yet another deep run come NCAA Tournament time. It’s a guard-dominated event, and Ulis and Murray are dominant guards.

Chart: Kentucky basketball players who have scored 30+ points in last 10 seasons
Murray's previous best was 33 against Ohio State in Brooklyn back in December, and he is the first player in the John Calipari Era to score 30-or-more points in multiple games.

Isaac Humphries makes most of his opportunity in Kentucky's win
With Alex Poythress sitting out against Florida, a door opened for Isaac Humphries to show Kentucky what he could do. The big man made the most of it.

Cats show their good side in blowout win over Gators
Murray broke away from his own personal bitter/better pattern of slow starts, blistering the Gators from the opening tip. Ulis was brilliant as usual and Derek Willis was dialed in as well.

Five-star basketball recruits visit UK on Saturday
A pair of 2017 five-star basketball recruits Trevon Duval and Billy Preston took unofficial visits to UK on Saturday. Duval is considered the No. 1 point guard in the class of 2017.

Trio of talented new cornerbacks give UK’s defensive backfield another boost
Four-star cornerback Jordan Griffin had taken a last-minute visit to Auburn and had other scholarship offers from the likes of Clemson and Stanford. but UK held on to secure his services.

Henry Clay's Robinson keeps pact, signs with UK
"The SEC is the closest you get to playing in the NFL," Robinson told WKYT. "The SEC is like a big dream. It’s every kid’s dream."

Florida State's Jimbo Fisher eschews gimmicks en route to No. 1 class
"Yeah, it’s called personal relationships," Fisher said when asked about the old-school recruiting label. "... If [a coach] goes and stays the night or whatever you said, they still got to sit in the house and talk to them. It’s still about eye-to-eye contact, still a people-related, people-person game. Whatever gimmick you do, you eventually got to sit down and build a relationship."

Why Coldplay And Beyonce Won't Be Paid For Super Bowl Halftime Gig
"We do not pay the artists," explained NFL spokesperson Joanna Hunter. "We cover expenses and production costs."

I used to hate the Super Bowl. Then I turned it into my own holiday
A good tale of how to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday without actually watching the game.

The 10 Best Super Bowl Halftime Performances of All Time
Ahead of Coldplay and Beyoncé’s show at the 2016 Super Bowl, the 10 best performances in halftime history.

5 reasons Super Bowl 50 could be best ever
This matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers has some incredibly compelling story lines. Here are five reasons why this Super Bowl could be the best one ever.

Vegas handicappers, celeb picks for Super Bowl 50
What do Vince Neil, Oscar Goodman and Luke Rockhold have in common? They are all picking the Super Bowl for Chalk. Here are Vegas celebrity, handicapper and bookmaker picks for Super Bowl 50.

How football helmets fail to protect against some of the most dangerous hits in the game
There's no such thing as a concussion-proof football helmet — most experts agree on that. But today’s helmets aren’t doing as much as they could to help football’s concussion epidemic.

Inside One Of The Best Defensive Matchups In Super Bowl History
During the 2015 regular season, the Broncos and Panthers allowed the NFL’s fewest and second-fewest yards per play, respectively, and finished 1-2 defensively.