Good morning BBN, these are your Thursday morning quickies. Former Wildcat tennis player Eric Quigley has qualified for the main doubles draw at the US Open, according to UK AD Mitch Barnhart.
Quigley is a Kentucky native, and has had great success his entire tennis career. In high school, he was a four-time KHSAA champion, and he went on to be an All-American and NCAA runner-up at Kentucky. He also won the ITF Men's Circuit Tournament in Decatur, IL back in 2013.
We're excited for Quigley and wish him the best of luck!
Tweet of the day
It’s the first day of classes. So great having our guys back on campus. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. Can’t wait to get to work— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) August 24, 2016
Kentucky football unknown ready to become well-known - Lexington Herald-Leader. Meet Kentucky’s "other cornerback" Derrick Baity, whom coaches and teammates said is primed to have a big season. The sophomore from Tampa promises that "it’s really going to be my breakout year."
UK Football: Previewing Southern Miss - KSTV
If you have done any research on Southern Miss, you know they will be a tough opponent for UK.
Roy Williams doesn’t see Kentucky - UNC series continuing - Lexington Herald-Leader
North Carolina Coach Roy Williams tells ESPN he doesn’t see Kentucky series continuing. Keep Mark Stoops off your "hot seat" list. Be careful with those thank you notes. More random notes.
Talbott Todd Way named in honor of former Wildcat - 247
Talbott Todd Way, site of the new pregame Cat Walk at Commonwealth Stadium, named in honor of the former Wildcat.
Five most interesting recruitments in the 2017 ESPN Top 100 - ESPN. Surprise surprise, Kentucky is involved in some of these.
Kentucky makes the list of Kirk Herbstreit's surprise bowl teams - ESPN. More positive press for Kentucky as they look for a bowl appearance this season.
Other sports news
Christian Laettner requests more time to reach settlement in $14 million lawsuit - Lexington Herald-Leader. Former Duke University basketball star Christian Laettner allegedly owes $14.05 million in unpaid debts
5 QB situations worth watching in important Week 3 of preseason - Yahoo Sports
In most preseasons, that’s what this week’s third exhibition game amounts to, the truest litmus test of where a QB situation stands, and the most impactful opportunity to make a pitch for a starting job.
Making way for 'Steve Spurrier' at Florida Field - GridironNow.com
The University of Florida is bringing in the heavy machinery to complete its tribute to legendary Gators coach Steve Spurrier.
LeBron, Kobe headline Top 20 NBA players of last 20 years - SI.com
On the 20-year anniversary of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history announcement, SI.com ranks the top 20 NBA players of the last 20 years.
What's your greatest dynasty story from EA Sports' 'NCAA Football?' These are ours. - SBNation.com
Madden came out this week, but it’s been three years since the last release of college football’s flagship video game. These are our stories. How about yours?
Joey Bosa and his representatives decline San Diego Chargers' best contract offer yet - ESPN. The offer was pulled, and the two sides are exchanging shots rather than negotiations, as they don't seem to be anywhere near a deal.
Hope Solo suspended for her comments in Rio - USA Today. The suspension is six months, and comes in response to her "coward" comments.
New England Patriots trade Bryan Stork - ESPN. The initial report was that former starting center Stork had been released, but he was actually traded to the Washington Redskins.
World's largest aircraft crashes during 2nd test - CNN
Airlander 10, the world's largest aircraft, crashed during its second test flight. It suffered some cockpit damage, but Hybrid Air Vehicles has not said what caused the crash.
Apple is now five years into the Tim Cook era - Recode. Here's a look at his impact