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Quickies: NFL Draft Edition

NFL draft arrives. What's up with Matthew Mitchell & UK Hoops? UK signees rise & fall. Hornets stun Heat. NCAA does something right. More.

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Hinz’s RBI Single Drives in Winning Run in Wild Bluegrass Battle - UK Wildcats News
The No. 11 Kentucky softball team scored two runs in the top of the seventh, just minutes after the conclusion of a 54-minute lightning delay to come from behind to give the Wildcats a 2-1 win over UL.

UK signees rise in new ESPN rankings -
When talking about the rising freshmen class as a whole, ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi said, "The Class of 2016, especially the top 25, is one of the strongest collections of talent since the Class of 2007, which had Kevin Love, Eric Gordon, O.J. Mayo, Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin."

Mitchell Talks About the Status of the UK Hoops Program -
Matthew Mitchell wasn't hiding from the issues facing his program with so many departures. "I want to tell you all responsibility for what happens in the program falls on my shoulders 100%. I am responsible ultimately for the results that we get. There is no doubt that the way things look today are not how we want them to look, and that ultimately falls on my shoulders."

UK assistant: Moving on from Cats’ coaching staff is ‘best thing for me’ - Lexington Herald-Leader
Camryn Whitaker on Wednesday became the third and final member of Matthew Mitchell’s coaching staff to depart in the past two weeks.

The First Look at Southern Miss - Kentucky Sports Radio
Former Kentucky offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson was selected to oversee an explosive offense. 2015 saw USM rack up 509.4 yards per game while averaging 39.9 points

Elzy Returns Home, Named UK WBB Associate Head Coach - UK Wildcats News
Kyra Elzy, a native Kentuckian who previously spent four seasons on Matthew Mitchell’s Kentucky staff as an assistant coach and associate head coach, will return to the Bluegrass.

EYBL Indianapolis Offensive Player of the Session: PJ Washington -
2017 recruit and UK target P.J. Washington is having a great showing on the AAU circuit.

Future Cats rated as five-stars by 247Sports -
Kentucky’s five incoming signees are all ranked inside the top 25, and four of them are inside the top 15.

NFL draft in perspective: Obscure event to premier off-season show - SI
The same way the Super Bowl provides the exclamation point for the NFL regular season and the playoffs, the draft now clearly serves as the event that headlines the league’s offseason.

Something's rotten at Baylor and it's way past time to pay attention - FOX Sports
The Bears' history with sexual assault is far too dirty to ignore any longer.

Hornets stun Heat with 90-88 win, take 3-2 series lead - ESPN
Courtney Lee's 3-pointer with 25.2 seconds left put Charlotte ahead to stay, and the Hornets beat the Miami Heat 90-88 in Game 5 of their series.

NCAA creates anti-discrimination process for championship bids -
In the wake of recent 'religious freedom' legislation, the NCAA has taken a step require sites bidding on championship games to demonstrate discrimination-free environments.

An NFL scout trashed Ohio State's Eli Apple for his cooking (?), and hilarity ensued -
Ohio State corner Eli Apple received one of the strangest criticisms when an anonymous scout said he has "no life skills" and "can't cook."

Effy Awards: Michigan State, Villanova win for team offense - SI
Michigan State and Villanova clean up in team awards, while Buddy Hield, Denzel Valentine and Thomas Walkup win individual honors.

9 Harsh Truths I Wish I'd Known As A Teenager - Buzz Feed
Your parents are almost definitely not trying to ruin your life...

Brain-controlled drone races are now a reality - Mashable
As if we needed more ways to display my lack of brainpower.

Picking the best NFL draft pick ever for all 32 teams - ESPN
NFL Nation reporters pick the top draft pick of all time for every team.

Iggy Azalea saves Nick Young from getting giant misspelled back tattoo - FOX Sports
Azalea tweeted the story of her ink intervention on Tuesday night. Nick almost had "BORN REBLE" etched into his back in 72-point block font.

2016 NFL Draft: Happy 50th draft, and let the QB debate rage on -
The NFL Draft has come a long way in 50 years, from a 17-round, one-day marathon conducted over the phone, to a three-day made-for-TV extravaganza. The debate over the No. 1 QB? Now, that's an ageless topic.

New 360-degree Mars video puts you on the surface of the red planet - Mashable
A new video shows what Mars looks like through the eyes of the Curiosity rover.

Watch the first trailer for Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt | The Verge
The first trailer for Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' is here, It delivers a sense of the drama and tension as Snowden goes from soldier to Public Enemy No. 1 after leaking classified information.

The out-of-nowhere NFL draft - Yahoo Sports
As recently as December you had to be a pretty serious college football fan to know Jared Goff or Carson Wentz, let alone both, so don't feel too bad if you tune in tonight and ask, who the heck are these guys?