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Cats going pro. Epps honored. Baseball gets set for No. 1 Gators. Softball rolling. Batman v Superman stinks? More.

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Every Wildcat will submit name for NBA Draft -
Going pro in something that's completely sports.

How this year’s UK team ranked statistically in Calipari era - Lexington Herald-Leader
Now that a bow has been tied around Kentucky’s college basketball season, time to take a look at how John Calipari’s 2015-16 edition stacked up statistically against his previous six UK editions.

Schaper’s Big Day, Smith’s Strong Outing Get No. 13 UK Past Murray - UK Wildcats News
Freshman catcher Jenny Schaper had one of her strongest showings at the plate, going 2-for-3 on the day with a double and two RBI to power past Murray State.

Draft notes: Skal’s possible payday, what Lee needs to work on and more Lexington Herald-Leader
Ready for the NBA or not, Skal Labissiere is likely due for a big payday if he makes the jump to the professional ranks this year.

UK football commitment Mac Jones sets some visits - UK Recruiting Blog
Four-star UK quarterback commitment Mac Jones will visit Arizona State and California next week.

Every SEC spring game to be televised - SEC Sports
Every SEC football team playing a spring football game this year* will have their game nationally televised, live and in full, on either SEC Network, ESPNU or ESPN. UK is on deck for Saturday, April 16 on the SEC Network.

Kentucky linebacker Eli Brown gets big boost from year off - Lexington Herald-Leader
UK backer Eli Brown was one of the top high school football prospects in the state at Warren East in 2014. After taking a redshirt season, he could help the Wildcats immediately this fall.

Kentucky Tennis Takes on No. 3 Georgia - UK Wildcats News
After taking down No. 14 Texas A&M in a 6-1 victory on Saturday and moving back into the top 25 of the national rankings, the No. 23 Kentucky women’s tennis team will welcome No. 3 Georgia today.

BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Where Are Our Former Players (1990-99)? - Kentucky Sports Radio
A look at what many former and recent Wildcats are up to these days.

Evaluation of five-star center Omer Yurtseven - Scout
Five-star post prospect Omer Yurtseven, of Turkey, is planning to head to the United States to play college basketball. What makes him someone that UK as looked into?

Big weekend for Kentucky baseball - Lexington Herald-Leader
Gary Henderson’s team takes on No. 1 Florida at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Florida is 22-1 this season while UK is 15-5 and pushing for a postseason berth.

The scouting perspective: Top Sweet 16 NCAA matchups - Yahoo Sports
With tournament games kicking off today, here’s a look at the top prospect matchups and what NBA teams will be analyzing in the Sweet 16.

Tickets Available for NCAA Lexington Regional at Rupp Arena - UK Wildcats News
For the fourth time in the last five seasons, the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team has advanced to the Sweet 16. This year, they have the chance to make the Final Four playing their next two games essentially at home.

Kenny Payne still mentioned as a candidate for the Western Kentucky job -
Western Kentucky President Gary Ransdell said Tuesday that there are still candidates to interview for the school's men's basketball coaching vacancy, but that the process is moving in rapid fashion.

Mike Krzyzewski says graduate-transfer rule is a bigger problem for NCAA than one-and-done -
The Duke coach doesn't like one-and-dones, but he said the graduate transfer rule is a bigger problem.

John Wall gave Rihanna his jersey, guaranteeing Wizards prosperity - Yahoo Sports
Perhaps John Wall was looking for the superstar to smile with favor upon his efforts to lift Washington back into the postseason.

WBCA Names Epps an All-Region Nominee for All-America - UK Wildcats News
Kentucky junior guard Makayla Epps continues to haul in accolades for the 2015-16 season, having just been named a WBCA All-Region nominee for the 2016 WBCA All-America Team.

Top SF Josh Jackson not worried that 2 of his final 3 schools lost NCAA openers - USA Today
Josh Jackson has plenty on his plate — appearances at the McDonald's All-American Game and Nike Hoop Summit, an impending decision on his collegiate future and the minor detail of finishing high school.

Kansas finds strength through seasoning Courier-Journal
Experience counts in this year's NCAA tournament, and for once, without the help of one-and-dones.

Every college underclassman who has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft -
A look at who's jumping to the NBA, who's staying in school and who's still undecided about their draft decision.

Mossberg: the iPhone 7 had better be spectacular - The Verge
One day this fall, if things occur as usual, Apple will stage a big event to introduce the next flagship iPhone. And, based on the events of this month, that smartphone had better be great.

I trained killer whales at SeaWorld for 12 years. Here’s why I quit - Vox
What John Hargrove saw during his time there still haunts him.

The Biggest X-Factor for Each Sweet 16 Team - Bleacher Report
The X-factor for each Sweet 16 participant, explaining its role in getting the team this far and how it will impact the next game and possibly beyond.

The best Batman and Superman story ever told - Polygon
With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice here, it seems fitting that we should remember that the reason why we care that Batman and Superman.

Remote, Controlled - The Verge
How Vizio and Google radically reinvented the TV.

Batman v Superman review: this movie is a crime against comic book fans - Vox
So...Batman v Superman isn't getting great reviews, which makes me sad (and not surprised).