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Wildcat Quickies: Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Edition

UK track star Jasmine Camacho-Quinn made history Saturday when she became the first freshman to win the NCAA Track & Field 100-meter hurdles title.

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Camacho-Quinn wins 100m Hurdles, Leads UK to 11th at NCAAs - UK Wildcats News
“Jasmine is a first team All-American in three events at her first NCAA Championships ever,” head coach Eldrick Floréal said. “That goes a long way, and people are going to hate me for saying this but she’s nowhere near scratching the surface. She’s much more gifted than that. She can be a megastar in track and field."

The quiet evolution of Drew Barker - Lexington Herald-Leader
Since January, Kentucky quarterback Drew Barker has quietly worked hard to change his image and his brand. He hopes those efforts pay off on the field for UK this season. "I feel like I’ve taken the steps to change my brand," Barker told the Herald-Leader on Friday before his afternoon workouts. "I feel like I’m taking steps in the right direction. I don’t plan on looking back."

Charlotte Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist appears well down road to recovery - The Charlotte Observer
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s fourth NBA season was sidetracked by two separate torn labrums in his right shoulder. The second of those injuries came in February after Kidd-Gilchrist played in seven games at midseason. He was recently cleared for on-court training and says he’ll be back to normal in time to fully participate in training camp in October.

Za'Darius Smith Out To Be An Explosive Pass Rusher -
In his second season, outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith may be used more as the situational pass rusher the Ravens envisioned when they selected him in the fourth round a year ago.

Views from Brad Calipari’s Graduation - Kentucky Sports Radio
The Caliparis spent their Saturday at The MacDuffie School in Granby, Mass. for Brad's graduation.

Mark Stoops’ nightmare scenario - Lexington Herald-Leader
For reasons of perception, there is one game on the 2016 Kentucky Wildcats football schedule that UK head coach Mark Stoops simply cannot afford to lose. Once Southern Miss tabbed Dawson to run its attack, it gave the UK-USM season opener a humdinger of a storyline.

USA Basketball Notebook: Jarred Vanderbilt, Tre Jones, Naz Reid, Kevin Knox - SNY
When the first practice got underway on Friday evening at the USA Olympic Complex, five-star forward Jarred Vanderbilt was among several players were out with injuries. However, five-star big man Naz Reid and other UK targets made plenty of noise.

Nation's best in hot pursuit of Garland - HoopSeen
Garland said he holds offers from Vanderbilt, Memphis, Tennessee, Virginia, Louisville, Wake Forest, Baylor, Arizona State and others. He’s also hearing from Ohio State, Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Texas, Connecticut, Purdue and more, he said.

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Joe Blanton is a picture of longevity - LA Times
Former UK pitcher Joe Blanton, now 35, is one of the star subjects of "Fantasy Life," which tells the story of the Oakland Athletics’ 2002 draft class in images rather than statistics. The photos reveal the vulnerability of players trying to navigate a career path in which fame and fortune turn out to be the exception.

Draymond Green Finals diary, Part 21 - The Undefeated
Draymond Green agreed to give The Undefeated an exclusive look into his life on and off the court, via a playoff diary that Green hopes will end with a second straight NBA championship for the Warriors.

How good was Vegas at predicting SEC win totals last year? SEC Country
Last July, CG Technology was the first Las Vegas sportsbook operator to release projected college football regular-season win totals for the 2015 season. The book encouraged bettors to take the under for UK at 5.5, and those who did were rewarded, unfortunately.

Harvard Psychologist Amy Cuddy: How to Spot a Liar - Motto
Make sure to pay attention to speech, posture, facial expressions, and if his last name ends with Pitino.

Toyota South helps build bicycles for foster children - Lexington Herald-Leader
Production team members from Toyota Motors Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) in Georgetown, set up two makeshift assembly lines inside Toyota South in Richmond early Saturday morning to build just under 100 bicycles for foster children.