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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: The Return of Football (Sort Of) Edition

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Spring practice resumes, Cal eyes Marques Bolden, UK Hoops is getting ready for the Huskies, baseball preps for Florida, Prince throws another no-hitter, and UofL basketball loses a 2016 recruit.

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After a Spring Break hiatus, the Kentucky Wildcats football team once again took the field yesterday in a surprisingly upbeat, full padded performance. Coach Mark Stoops was pleased with the performance of his team after such a long layoff.

There is a great deal for this team and this newly put together staff to prove this season, and it all starts this spring. There will be position battles galore, fresh faces to get to know on defense, and yet another quarterback battle. While Drew Barker is the heir-apparent to Patrick Towles, true freshman Gunnar Hoak and JUCO transfer Stephen Johnson may have something to say about that.

Tweet of the Day

This is a fantastic job done by the Baylor basketball twitter account. This is in reference to Taurean Prince answering an all time dumb question after Baylor's upset loss to Yale in the round of 64.

Jim Harbaugh has no chill. This was directed at Ohio State's AD in reference to the tattoo fiasco that rocked the program and sent Jim Tressel packing.

Kentucky Wildcats Athletics

Darin Hinshaw's philosophy on coaching his quarterbacks is to make them uncomfortable early in order to be the best that they can be during the season.While arm strength, accuracy, and poise are the traditional trademarks of good QB play, it's all about the footwork. If you can recall, footwork was something that Towles always struggled with and it was never really corrected.

Kash Daniel is adjusting to the physicality of college football and adjusting his alarm clock for the correct time.Remember, Daniel should be prepping for prom and the last month of his senior year of high school, not going to college classes and knocking heads with the big boys on the football field. I know from experience, adjusting to college life and college football takes a little bit of time.

Can John Calipari land the top center of the 2016 class? He is working hard on getting Marques Bolden to commit. Bolden is down to two schools, Kentucky and Duke, and he should make his decision soon after the McDonald's All-American Game on March 30th. You can guarantee Cal won't get caught without a true back to the basket center anytime soon.

Kyle Tucker is struggling with answering the question of how we should remember this season. Frankly, I am as well, but I should have something up by the end of the week to share my thoughts.

247 Sports gives us an early look at the 2016/2017 Kentucky basketball roster. Bolden is a part of the team, according to these projections. And Isiah Briscoe and Marcus Lee are back for another season at Kentucky. I'm drooling looking at this line-up. But remember: no platoons.

The UK Hoops team will take on a Washington Huskies team full of good vibes for their Sweet 16 match-up. The game will be a home affair for Matthew Mitchell's squad. The Elite 8 is within reach.

Tickets are still available for the 3 seeded 'Cats and the 7 seeded Huskies. The game is at 7:00 PM.

A huge 3 game home stand for the Kentucky Wildcats baseball team starts Friday at Cliff Hagan Stadium.The 'Cats will welcome the #1 ranked Florida Gators at 6:30 PM Friday and the final game will be Sunday at 2:00 PM. The Wildcats defeated Morehead last night, 10-5.

The Kentucky softabll team rolled past NKU, 9-0. The 12th ranked 'Cats pitched a no-hitter, which is the third of the year for pitcher Meagan Prince.

Congrats to Danielle Gayner as she became the first ever swim champion in the history of the school.

Sports Quickies

Sean Payton agrees to a five year contract extension with the New Orleans Saints. There had been rumors of Payton's departure as the Saints future is in flux. Drew Brees is getting older and many of the pieces of their recent successful teams are either old or gone. Time to rebuild.

LeBron James looks to playoff mode as he shuts down his social media accounts.

UofL might start to feel the effects of the ongoing Katina Powell mess as 3-star guard Frankie Hughes has been released from his letter of intent. The 2016 recruit will not suit up for the Rick Pitino next season and the program is not fighting his release from his letter of intent, which is telling. VJ King is the crown jewel of the class, but one has to wonder how long he lasts. The only other recruit in the class besides Hughes and King, is 5th year grad transfer Tony Hicks. Rick Pitino will meet with the NCAA on April 20th.

Pat Forde (gag) looks at the departure of Jaime Dixon and, possibly, Mick Cronin. When does a coach realize it's time to move on?

Gary Parrish looks at 10 candidates to replace Dixon at Pitt. Travis Ford is not on that list.

Parrish also with 16 things you should know about the Sweet 16. Great stuff as usual.

In extremely sad news,NBA broadcaster Craig Sager revealed to HBO Real Sports that his cancer has returned and that his doctors told him that he has three to six months to live. One of Sager's biggest supporters is Greg Poppovich, a man that often seems annoyed during side-line interviews. Pop has a big heart, is one of the best coaches in all of sport, and is firmly in the corner of his friend.

Random Quickies

So, if it is highly probable that there is life on other planets and we are not alone, where the hell are all of the aliens? Enter: the Fermi Paradox.

Rapper Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest is dead at the age of 45. Malik Taylor, his given name, has dealt with issues with diabetes for years and had undergone a kidney transplant in 2008. His lyrics and flow helped the thought provoking group to great success in the 90's.

Even though Terminator Genysis was a complete box office and critical bomb, Arnold Schwarzenegger insists that Terminator 6 is happening.