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Hawk returns from trip to Far East. UK Baseball searches for successor. UK Football preview and prediction. Calipari’s ‘crazy idea’ on SEC tourney not all that crazy. More.

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Hawkins returns from trip to Far East -
"Not everyone is blessed with the little things that we have," Hawkins said. "Some examples of that are clean water, clothes, food and shelter which were the biggest lessons I learned away from the court on this trip."

Kentucky baseball searches for a successor - Lexington Herald-Leader
As now former UK baseball coach Gary Henderson takes a break, Kentucky baseball starts searching for a successor.

Kentucky Wildcats 2016 Preview and Prediction - Athlon Sports
The Wildcats hope to take the next step for the program in 2016 as quarterback Drew Barker must lead the charge. The offense should be significantly better while returning the most starters in the SEC on that side of the ball.

John Calipari a big believer in Skal Labissiere's talent - Cats Pause
Kentucky forward Skal Labissiere had a challenging freshman year, but John Calipari still thinks the big Haitian still has a bright NBA future ahead of him.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Named SEC Freshman Runner of the Year - UK Wildcats News
Kentucky track and field’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn has been named SEC Outdoor Freshman Outdoor Runner of the Year.

KSR Election: College Football Commissioner - Kentucky Sports Radio
On Tuesday at the annual SEC meetings in Destin, Nick Saban suggested that college football is in need of a commissioner. Who does Freddie Maggard think it should be?

Dwane Casey: Raptors coach reaches extension - SI
The Raptors and head coach Dwane Casey have agreed to a very nice contract extension.

Wynyard shines in opening games of FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships -
Tai Wynyard is the tournament’s leading scorer with 20 total points. The 6-foot-10 big man scored a dozen points against the Philippines before then scoring eight points against Spain.

Calipari’s ‘crazy idea’ on SEC tourney not all crazy - Lexington Herald-Leader
John Calipari’s proposal that the SEC end its postseason men’s basketball tournament and instead play a preseason event in which every school is promised at least three games would have some benefit.

Sixers, Hawks talking trade involving Nerlens Noel and Jeff Teague - CSN Philly
According to a report by Yahoo's The Vertical, the Sixers and Hawks are discussing a deal involving Nerlens Noel and Jeff Teague.

Wizards' John Wall: Ahead of schedule in recovery -
Wall underwent a procedure in early May to "excise calcific deposits in his patella tendon," and the expectation is he'll be healthy well in advance of the Wizards' training camp in the fall.

Shaquille O'Neal says his son Shareef likes three schools, including UK - Cats Pause
Shareef O'Neal, the son of NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal and one of the top recruits in the 2018 class, is apparently very interested in Kentucky.

Calipari’s preseason SEC tourney made him a summertime topic on PTI - Kentucky Sports Radio
John Calipari made headlines this week for his proposal to play the SEC tournament in Atlanta in November. Though he appeared to be joking, ESPN picked up on this and ran with it on PTI.

MSU AD details decision on Jeffery Simmons - SDS
Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin met with the media amidst a firestorm for suspending star signee Jeffery Simmons for just one game for punching a woman on video.

Former UK, EKU running back Mobley showing resilience in Bengals’ camp - Lexington Herald-Leader
Former EKU running back Dy’Shawn Mobley is one of 13 undrafted free agents brought in to training camp for the Cincinnati Bengals to fight for a spot on the roster this offseason.

Carter stays at top of 2017 HoopSeen Rankings after dazzling spring - HoopSeen
While DeAndre Ayton and Mo Bamba were highly thought of for the top spot within HoopSeen's rankings, Wendell Carter cemented his case for top dog status this spring.

SEC coaches want to cut down on undrafted underclassmen - Gridiron Now SEC Country
SEC football coaches agree that there has to be a better way to get underclassmen the data they need to make an informed decision on the NFL draft.

Steelers LB amps up Bengals rivalry with joke about dead Cincinnati gorilla -
Vince Williams might have just taken the Steelers-Bengals rivalry to a new level no one wants to see it go.

Here's how the new SEC replay system will work - SEC Country
A command center in Birmingham, where the SEC offices are located, will be manned by three replay officials. They will work in tandem with the replay official on site at each SEC home game.

Should Greg Sankey be so dismissive of Bret Bielema's 'awesome' idea? - SDS
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema made headlines with his idea for an SEC vs. Big Ten or ACC Challenge, something he brought up again during the SEC Spring Meetings in Destin, Fla., this week.