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Wildcats Quickies: Kentucky Baseball Edition

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Cats take down No. 1 Florida. Promising football scrimmage. Aaron has career night. Booker rising. More.

With many UK sports now having their seasons end, it's time for the baseball team to step into the spotlight.

They did that in a big way as UK ended No. 1 Florida’s 17-game winning streak with a 7-4 win in front of a sold out Cliff Hagan Stadium crowd. That ended the second-longest streak in UF history and evened the series heading into today's rubber match, which takes place today at  1 p.m.

And a happy Easter to everyone!

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Baseball evens series and Snaps No. 1 Florida's Win Streak - UK Wildcats News
Evan White went 3-for-3 with a home run and Dustin Beggs won his sixth straight start to open the season, leading the No. 29 Cats to their biggest win of the season.

Kentucky football has a long way to go but is starting well, Stoops says - Lexington Herald-Leader
The offense showed signs of being a strength in short scrimmage, plus updates on new position battles, injuries, practice visitors and more.

Observations from Kentucky football's open spring practice - Cats Pause
Kentucky held its first live scrimmage of spring in Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, and the offense is already looking much improved from last season.

Calipari watches sophomore star in Indiana finals » UK recruiting blog
John Calipari was at the Indiana state finals to see class of 2018 star Romeo Langford.

Devin Booker’s stellar month of March has him near top of NBA’s rookie class - Lexington Herald-Leader
Devin Booker, the youngest Suns player ever to make a start, at 19 years 24 days on Nov. 23, has improved steadily throughout his rookie season.

The Big Names Visiting UK Football this Weekend - Kentucky Sports Radio
Javonte Richardson highlights the big names on campus this weekend.

Hornets’ Aaron Harrison scores season-high 34 points in D-League game - Lexington Herald-Leader
Hornets rookie Aaron Harrison, on assignment with the D-League Erie BayHawks, scored a season-high 34 points in the team’s 122-111 loss to Canton.

Syracuse is the NCAA Tournament's perfect villain -
There's a double-digit seed in the Elite Eight, but Syracuse's run through the NCAA Tournament is no Cinderella story.

Kentucky offers Alabama end - Cats Pause
UK offered Montgomery (Ala.) Jefferson Davis strong-side defensive end Alec Jackson on Friday night.

Coach K apologizes for statements following loss to Oregon - USA Today
The Duke coach was seen lecturing Ducks star Dillon Brooks after the loss on Thursday. Audio CBS released supported Brooks’ account of the exchange, during which Krzyzewski said, "You’re too good a player to do that. You’re too good of a player."

NCAA bracket 2016: Buddy Hield shoots Oklahoma past Oregon, to Final Four -
A star shines brightly to get Oklahoma to college basketball's biggest stage.

Rams WR Stedman Bailey still considering NFL return -
Los Angeles Rams receiver Stedman Bailey is still considering a return to the NFL.

Kobe Bryant: The Softer Side - Courier-Journal
How Kobe Bryant eased the pain of one family's tragedy.

Roger Federer's forehand, Thiago's passes and other beautiful sports things -
It's been a long week. Let's talk about beautiful things.

How an arcade classic broke all the rules - Polygon
Ms. Pac-Man and the scandalous chutzpah of early modders

Great Photo Of Buddy Hield Hugging His Mother After OU’s Victory - College Spun
Buddy Hield had one of the all-time great Elite Eight performances scoring 37 points to power the Sooners into the Final Four.

Kobe Bryant could become an international renaissance man - Sporting News
Bryant was a citizen of the world before he was ever a hero on the hardwood.

A rose, a prince, and a short walk through the future of VR storytelling - The Verge
Sometimes the best interaction is having literally nothing to press.

American couple confirmed killed in Brussels attack - USA Today
An American couple who went missing during the terrorist attack in Brussels this week have been confirmed to have died in the airport bombing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Holderness family is celebrating Easter a little differently this year - Mashable
Tired of dyeing eggs on Easter? The Holderness family has a messy alternative.

Video: Penn State’s James Franklin Wears Easter Bunny Costume, Tackles Pinata - College Spun
James Franklin is hosting an event for children at his house. It features candy, possibly an egg hunt...and Franklin dressed up as the Easter Bunny.

Photos of 40k Nigeria soccer fans in a 25k-seat stadium are terrifying -
Fans on the scoreboard, on the light tower and packed anywhere they could find.

New trailers: The Lego Batman Movie, Deepwater Horizon, April and the Extraordinary World, and more - The Verge
War dogs, Deepwater Horizon, The Do-Over and The Huntsman: Winter’s War highlight the trailers you need to watch from this week.

DeMarcus Cousins to Donate Shoes to Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California - Bleacher Report
Boogie is doing his part to support the fight against epilepsy.