Good morning BBN, these are your Tuesday morning quickies. Alex Poyhtress has made his NBA dream a reality, as he signed a deal with the Indiana Pacers to make it official. While he may have to work to make the regular season roster, it’s still great to see Poythress get to play at the next level. Coach Cal gets another player to the NBA, and yet another member of the team that started 38-0 has signed an NBA deal.
Hopefully Poythress can work his way into the regular season roster and become a vital contributor off the bench in his time in Indiana.
Tweets of the day
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Alex signed w/ the Pacers. That’s 8 players from one of the greatest teams ever to sign an NBA contract. And they’re not done yet! GO ALEX!!— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) August 30, 2016
Text GIVE to 859-955-8173 and make your donation. All proceeds raised will go to the flood relief. We need all of the #BBN for this.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) August 25, 2016
I can’t stress enough how well Cal has done in raising money for the flood victims. Be sure to make your donation!
Poythress Signs Deal with Indiana Pacers. A high-character player and exceptional student, Poythress graduated in just three years at Kentucky and became UK’s first Academic All-American since 1995 during his senior year.
Shannon Dawson says the Kentucky game will be "just another game" for him. The former Kentucky coordinator isn’t trying to make a big deal of his return to Lexington.
UK Soccer Opens Home Season Against Duquesne Tuesday. The Kentucky men’s soccer team will open the 2016 home portion of the schedule against Duquesne on Tuesday at The Bell.
Mark Stoops has no animosity with Shannon Dawson. Like Dawson, Stoops also isn’t making a big deal of the reunion game.
SEC Country’s five bold predictions for Kentucky in 2016. Spoiler alert: they expect Boom Williams to be really good.
Six games that Kentucky must win this season. The goal is to be at least 6-6 this year, so what six games must Kentucky win to at least do that well?
Dusek Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week. Ashley Dusek claimed the SEC's first Defensive Player of the Week honor. The honor marks the third time that Dusek has been recognized as the SEC’s top defender
Average football ticket prices in the SEC. A ticket to a Kentucky game is one of the cheapest in the conference.
5 reasons to cheer, worry as Kentucky football's season opener looms. Before Saturday’s opener versus Southern Miss: Five reasons to start biting your fingernails and five reasons to get your bowl prep ready.
John Calipari and Kaylee Hartung made surprise appearances on KSR yesterday. Both talked about the success of Calipari’s celebrity softball charity game.
Other sports news
Jim Harbaugh says he doesn’t respect Colin Kaepernick’s protest. The Kaepernick saga continues, as his former head coach Jim Harbaugh condemns his decision to sit during the national anthem.
No. 1 point guard in 2017 class cuts list to 10 schools. Trevon Duval — ranked No. 3 overall in the 2017 class by Scout.com — is now considering Arizona, California, Kansas, Maryland, Oregon, Seton Hall, Southern Cal, St. John’s, UCLA and Villanova.
Tony Stewart does not approve of Colin Kaepernick’s actions either. The Twitter battle between Stewart and some other tweeters got interesting.
Tim Tebow allegedly offered contract from Venezuelan winter ball team. It’s not the Majors, but could Tebow find his place in professional baseball?
Joey Bosa reaches deal with Chargers. The long and complicated holdout has finally, miraculously ended, saving Bosa’s rookie season.
Weather forces the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to change the date of their game. Expected severe weather has caused the Bucs and Redskins to reschedule their game from Thursday night to Wednesday night.
Michael Pineda shows disastrous side at a bad time for the Yankees. Pineda gave up 3 runs in the first inning tonight in a loss to the Kansas City Royals.
Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello becomes the first to 18 wins. Porcello went 7 innings in Boston’s win over the Tampa Bay Rays, making him the first pitcher to 18 wins this season.
More than 86% of iPhones can still be hacked with a text message. If you haven’t updated your iPhone yet, you need to do so.