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Wednesday Wildcat quickies: back to school edition

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Schools across the nation are filling up with students, we prepare for football season, and history continues at the Olympics.

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Good morning, BBN. These are your Wednesday Wildcat quickies. This week, many young students all over the nation become forced to face the same sadness that adults face every week day morning when they have to get up and actually go do something. That's right, school is back in session across America this week, and America's schools and universities are filling up with students as we speak (or read). While UK students are currently moving in, their classes will begin on Monday, August 22. For all the students out there, including myself, here's to hoping your school year goes well.

Tweets of the day

Happy belated birthday, James!

This GIF doesn't even do the catch justice. It was truly incredible.

Your quickies

Who is the best player on Kentucky's football roster? FanSided's Southbound and Down looks at who the best player on this year's Kentucky team is.

ESPN ranks Kentucky's running backs among the best in the SEC. The solid group of backs led by Boom Williams and JoJo Kemp getting some national recognition.

Eric Bledsoe got engaged to his high school sweetheart. Congratulations to Eric and Ariana!

John Calipari ranks as one of the most villainous coaches in college basketball. "They hate us, because they ain't us!"

Where do the Cats turn without Darius West? A look at how Kentucky can fill the void following West's injury.

Keith Taylor: Boom Williams focused on staying healthy, finishing games. The top running back in Lexington has been kept out of drills and scrimmaging as a precaution, but he'll be healthy to start the season and hopes to stay that way.

Could Michael Kidd-Gilchrist be poised for a breakout season? We all remember Anthony Davis and MKG going 1st and 2nd overall, but while he hasn't done bad, thus far MKG hasn't been quite what the Charlotte Hornets hoped for. That could change this season.

Olympic quickies

Jenny Simpson becomes first American to medal in women's 1500m. In an Olympics filled with history, Simpson made her mark by achieving a first for Team USA.

Olympic runners trip over each other, then proceed to finish the race and hug it out. Great sportsmanship on display here.

McDonald's is the most popular restaurant in the Olympic Village. Seems as though their special diets wouldn't allow for it, but hey, everyone loves a Big Mac here and there.

Simone Biles reaches record-tying 4th gold medal. This one was for the floor exercise; Biles has put on a show in these games.

Shaunae Miller dives at the finish line to win the 400. In one of the more unusual moments of these games, Miller got to the finish line in the 400m dash and dove through it to win gold, beating Alyson Felix, who took silver.

Other sports quickies

Chase Utley hits two bombs in return to Philadelphia. Utley was a long-time Phillie, and showed out in his return to Citizens Bank Park as a Dodger.

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians hospitalized. The report is that the hospitalization is due to stomach pains. We hope Coach Arians makes a speedy recovery.

Bills DT Marcell Dareus suspended. The suspension is for violation of the NFL's drug policy. This is the 2nd suspension for Dareus in as many years.

Nathan Eovaldi undergoing two elbow surgeries. The Yankees pitcher will be out 14-18 months to recover from the surgery.

Other news

Univision has reportedly won the bidding war for Gawker.

Barnes & Noble has fired its CEO. He got less than one year on the job.

NASA astronauts will install a new deck on the International Space Station.