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Sunday Wildcat Quickies: Fall Camp Edition

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Football camp begins, Mitch Barnhart speaks on being on the NCAA Committee, and more.

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Good morning BBN, these are your Sunday morning quickies. With fan day having taken place, the Wildcats are ready for camp to be in full swing. With the 2nd practice comes new storylines and analysis and impressions on players that we're all keeping our eyes on. We all want to see what Drew Barker will do as starting quarterback, how Matt Elam will handle his weight, and how the Cats will make it to a bowl game this season.

Tweets of the day

Hey, don't forget about football season! (but we feel your pain, BBN).

Drew Barker was certainly a popular guy on fan day.

Football quickies

Practice report from day 2. SEC Country gives us a look at the 2nd day of practice, including observations of Barker and information on Jared Tucker's departure.

Five questions Kentucky football must answer to make 2016 better than 2015. The Cats have been stuck in neutral the past two seasons, and they're hoping to buck the 5-7 trend this season. Here's what WDRB says they'll have to do to make this season better.

Barker can't be afraid to be hated. The idea that you can't be liked all the time is something that both Mark Stoops and Eddie Gran have discussed, and it's clear that Barker has to understand that as the quarterback going forward.

Barker shines on fan day. Speaking of Barker, he's doing extremely well and making it clear that there is no quarterback battle this year.

Further discussion on Elam's weight, and what we all hope he can do this year. Reading this, it's clear that Elam has gotten to where he wants to be weight-wise. We hope that he can play as well as we all expected him to when he arrived on campus.

Three reasons Kentucky football could actually be different this year. Take a look at why Kentucky football may not be the same-old same-old this year.

One of Paul "Bear" Bryant's former players is on campus for the start of camp. There are 125+ former players on campus to celebrate the start of fall camp, and one of them played under Bear Bryant at UK.

A look at fan day and all of its events. Stoops was very positive, and fans had a great time.

Basketball quickies

Mitch Barnhart speaks about getting to be apart of the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee. Maybe Kentucky won't get seeded lower than a team they beat just moments before the bracket was finalized anymore.

DeMarcus Cousins scores 17 in Team USA's rout of China. Boogie had a solid showing in the first game that actually counts for Team USA, as he put up 17 points and 5 boards en route to an easy win

Other sports quickies

Hope Solo, US Soccer team top France. Hope Solo got booed by Brazilians, but it didn't affect her or the rest of the team as they beat France.

US grabs their first gold medal early on. American sharpshooter Virginia Thrasher grabbed the first gold medal for Team USA in the 10-meter air rifle competition.

Vietnam won its first gold medal. In a historic moment for Vietnam, Vinh Xuan Hoang won Vietnam's first ever gold medal with a victory in the 10m air pistol event.

A look at all the inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame induction weekend is underway and Brett Favre headlined the class with a 36-minute speech.

2017 Hall of Fame predictions. With 2016's weekend underway, let's look at what could happen in 2017's Pro Football Hall of Fame voting.

Giancarlo Stanton hits 504-ft home run, but Marlins lose. The slugging outfielder Stanton blasted a monstrous 504-footer against the Colorado Rockies.

Tim Lincecum gets DFA'd. The Los Angeles Angels have put an end to their Tim Lincecum project, as they've designated him for assignment.

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