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Wildcat Quickies: NBA Final Edition

NBA Finals begin. Tim Couch up for a major honor. Former UK big transfers to SC. Pitino gonna Pitino. Pressure on Elam? More.

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John Wall Wins NBA Cares Community Assist Award - UK Wildcats News
Former Kentucky men’s basketball player John Wall was named the recipient of the NBA Cares Community Assist Award on Wednesday. Wall was recognized for his continuing efforts in the community with the season’s first monthly honor in October.

Spake ready for 70.3-mile Ironman, BBN can help her raise money for charity - Vaughts Views
Big Blue Nation can help support Spake in raising money for the Sonoran Spine Foundation Scholarship, which awards $1,000 annually to a student at Arizona State University who has overcome spinal deformities. That hits home for Spake because she was diagnosed with Scoliosis at age 9.

Former UK forward Jennings transfers to South Carolina - Lexington Herald-Leader
Former Kentucky forward Alexis Jennings, one of several players to leave the program in the past few months, is heading to play for one of the Cats’ biggest rivals: South Carolina.

Players under pressure: SEC East - ESPN
Here is a list of one key player from each SEC East team that will be counted on to play a bigger role this fall, including UK defensive tackle Matt Elam.

Tim Couch is a candidate for College Football Hall of Fame - National Football Foundation
Former Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch is one of 75 candidates for the College Football Hall of Fame in 2016. Couch threw for 8,772 yards and 76 touchdowns during his three playing seasons in Lexington.

Kentucky-Florida Football Game to be televised on CBS - UK Wildcats News
The Sept. 10 football matchup between Kentucky and Florida in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla., will be televised on CBS with kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. ET.

Big 12 move bumps up travel time, costs for West Virginia - ESPN
West Virginia has endured longer, more expensive road trips as a Big 12 member, but the revenue increase has more than offset those expenditures.

My Life As An NBA Draft Prospect: Kyle Wiltjer - CBS Sports Radio
The Gonzaga star discusses growing up around the game, his transition from Kentucky to Gonzaga and what it's been like going through the draft process.

As investigations continue, Pitino suggests his Cards could mirror UK’s 1996 title team - Lexington Herald-Leader
Rick Pitino raved about Louisville’s potential next season, suggesting Tuesday that the Cardinals’ length and speed mirrors the strengths of the 1996 NCAA championship squad he coached at archrival Kentucky.

Bret Bielema wants to see SEC have inter-conference football series - Yahoo Sports
The Arkansas coach presented the Big Ten and ACC as options, so Yahoo Sports outlined a possible Big Ten series that includes Kentucky vs Indiana.

College Football Top 25 - Pro Football Focus
Pro Football Focus writer Steve Palazzolo looks ahead to the coming college football season with his top 25. His rankings have Alabama at No. 1 and Tennessee at No. 9 in terms of teams that UK faces this coming season.

Doc Savage: The Rock Confirms He'll Play 'Weirdo' Superhero - IGN
The Baywatch star will play "literally the master of everything" in director Shane Black's long-gestating film.

Thor: Ragnarok To Reportedly Have Planet Hulk Element In It -
Just as Captain America: Civil War was more than just a solo outing for the character, it appears that Thor: Ragnarok will follow the same framework, and will be more of an ensemble film.

Slow-motion shooter Superhot is getting VR and motion controls - The Verge
It took two years, but hyper-stylized first-person shooter Superhot is officially coming to virtual reality.

Horizon Hobby Chroma 4K Review - Digital Trends
For budding aerial photographers and videographers searching for an entry-level UAV, it doesn’t get much better than Horizon Hobby’s Chroma 4K drone.

Dan Aykroyd: New Ghostbusters Has 'More Laughs and More Scares' Than Originals - IGN
"Brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male".

Why LeBron James is savoring his return to the NBA Finals - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: This year, LeBron has a healthy roster surrounding him as he attempts to deliver a championship to Cleveland.

Be Like Steph? - The Ringer
So much has to go wrong for a Steph Curry 3-pointer to be deemed a bad shot.

Deep dive on dream NBA Finals - ESPN
LeBron James is back in the Finals for the sixth straight time, hoping to end the Cavaliers' title drought, while Stephen Curry and the Warriors seek a repeat after a 3-1 comeback in the West finals.