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The diamond beckons. More Yahtzees. Baseball evens series with UT. Mac Jones earns QB award at major camp. Nove crushes Oklahoma. WrestleMania 32 is here. More.

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With basketball winding down and football fully in offseason mode, the diamond is where much of the sports world will center around more and more in the coming months.

College baseball teams up with softball to garner much of our attention, and thankfully UK has some good ones as the baseball team is ranked in the top 25 while the softball Cats are inside the top 15 as both play in the ultra-competitive SEC. And we'd be remissed to not mention MLB starting up this week.

Of course, there's no real offseason when it comes to Kentucky basketball, and the football Cats still have another two weeks of spring ball, so there will be plenty going on around UK for at least a few more weeks.

Tweet(s) of the Day:

Beggs Improves to 7-0 as No. 12 Baseball Evens Series - UK Wildcats News
Senior Dustin Beggs won his seventh consecutive start to open the season, leading No. 12 Kentucky to a 5-4 win at Tennessee to even the three-game series.

Mac Jones earns QB award at major camp, plans to visit UK next week - Lexington Herald-Leader
The honors keep coming for UK QB commit Mac Jones, who earned the most valuable player award at another major camp Saturday and will be back in Lexington next week.

Piecing Together a Pass Rush - Kentucky Sports Radio
Bud and Z ain't walking through that door. Since Kentucky's terrific pass rushing twosome departed after the 2014 season, the defense has never replaced their production, but hopes to in 2016 with a host of young and talented players.

No. 3 Auburn Takes Series at Sold Out John Cropp Stadium in Wild Game - UK Wildcats News
No. 3 Auburn got two homers in the top of the third inning and added one more in the sixth to push the Tigers past No. 12 Kentucky 6-5.

Kentucky hoping competition helps improve special teams - Cats Pause
Since Andy Buh was promoted to oversee the Cats' third phase, Buh has deployed a system more akin to an NFL training camp than what's typically seen on college campuses.

'96 Cats recall top individual moments 20 years later - Courier-Journal
In Part II of a three-part series, members of UK's 1996 championship team relive individual highlights 20 years later.

Kentucky Drops 4-2 Decision to Mississippi State - UK Wildcats News
The UK women ended their weekend slate with a split of its Mississippi foes, dropping Saturday’s dual match to No. 28 Mississippi State, 4-2.

Jamal Murray used his one-and-done year to drastically improve - Lexington Herald-Leader
As expected, Jamal Murray announced Friday that he will enter the NBA Draft. Murray is one-and-done who used his college year to dramatically improve various aspects in his game, and now may be selected as high as No. 3 overall in this year's draft.

Brad Calipari will play in Derby Festival Classic - UK recruiting blog
The Derby Classic will be played April 15 in Freedom Hall and typically includes some of the top high school prospects from across the country.

UK Gymnastics Place Fourth, Hyland, Dukes Qualify for Nationals - UK Wildcats News
The No. 21 Wildcats saw two of its own qualify for the NCAA national championship on Saturday evening, as UK placed fourth at the NCAA regional meet with a score of 195.725.

SEC dominated Big 3 sports in past decade, winning 15 of 30 NCAA titles - SDS
For all of the football domination talk, the league’s men’s basketball programs were every bit as impressive.

Comparisons for Adebayo (Derrick Favors) and Monk (Steve Francis) - Rivals.com
Rivals takes a look at the top high school prospects and who they compare to in terms of the NBA.

Bahamas hoops pipeline that brought Buddy Hield is growing - USA Today Sports
There are about two dozen playing college basketball now; and more are coming. UK target DeAndre Ayton is next in Bahamas pipeline that brought Buddy Hield to the U.S.

If You Are Complaining About Cal, Go Find an Empty Room - Kentucky Sports Radio
A little breakdown of what 5 of the top coaches in college basketball have done over the past 7 years that helps show John Calipari has done something truly special at UK.

MLB 2016 Season Preview - SB Nation
Your team is important. They get their own preview!

Villanova destroys Oklahoma with biggest margin in Final Four history - CBSSports.com
Villanova is heading to the national championship game for the first time in 31 years -- and has looked as dominant as any team in program history in getting there.

NCAA Tournament March Madness stars as recruits - 247 Sports
From Oklahoma's Buddy Hield to North Carolina's Brice Johnson, what Saturday's stars were like before the bright lights of college basketball.

South Carolina extends Frank Martin’s contract through 2022 - The State
Basketball coach Frank Martin received a four-year contract extension when the USC Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new deal on Friday. Martin’s salary rises to $2.45 million annually.

How to Watch WrestleMania 32 Online - Digital Trends
Are you ready for Wrestlemania 32, brother? This guide will detail how to watch the event, the biggest matches, and the best pre-event programming.

Top 30 WrestleMania moments - Fansided
A look at the greatest WrestleMania moments. Which one will go down as the best seen on the Grandest Stage of Them All?

Updated chart: The college basketball coaching carousel - Lexington Herald-Leader
It’s the firing and hiring time of year for college basketball coaches. The Power 5 conferences have been fairly stable, but there have been plenty of changes at other places.

Clemson football: The Tigers' long build for a national title - 247 Sports
An attractive style of football, a passionate coach, and an innovative marketing strategy is helping Clemson get over the hump.

Final Four 2016: The Internet crushed Oklahoma as bad as Villanova did - CBSSports.com
The best and worst internet reactions to Villanova's blowout win against Oklahoma.

5 Songs to Stream This Week: Anderson .Paak and More - Digital Trends
Find out what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worth listening to in DT's top 5 songs to stream.

Assessing possible candidates to replace Roy Williams at North Carolina - SI
Who could replace the Tar Heels coach? Probably the same guys UK will look at if John Calipari retires anytime soon.

40 years of Apple history with Walt Mossberg - The Verge
Apple just turned 40, marking four decades of incredible growth and success.

NFL Draft: 10 worst No. 1 overall picks - Fansided
With the NFL draft inching closer, here are the 10 worst No. 1 NFL Draft picks all time.

Ken Stabler's widow joins concussion lawsuit against NFL - UPI.com
The widow of former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler has joined a concussion lawsuit against the NFL.

Georgia coach Kirby Smart stands by transfer restrictions - ESPN
Georgia coach Kirby Smart stands by the transfer restrictions that he's imposed on junior RB A.J. Turman, saying it's the norm in the SEC.

Prime Now same-day deliveries will reportedly integrate with Amazon.com in May - The Verge
Amazon will soon start treating its Prime Now same-day delivery service like a core part of its business. The company will bring Prime Now to Amazon.com this May, according to Bloomberg.

Ben Affleck Penned Script for Another Potential Batman Film - Digital Trends
Ben Affleck has penned a script for a potential standalone Batman film that he may star in and direct as well.