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Wildcat Quickies: No Quit Edition

Boom isn’t giving up, the softball schedule releases, scientists get trapped by polar bears and more.

NCAA Football: Southern Mississippi at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Good Wednesday morning BBN, here are your Quickies. The fan base may be all doom and gloom about the football season thus far, but Boom Williams wants you to know that Kentucky won’t give up.

While it’s been hard to watch the Cats for 34 of their play thus far, I have to admit that I like that Williams wants to make it known that he and his teammates will see this through. And while it may be tough, we all know that BBN will continue to support this team and follow them through it all, whether they go 1-11 or 7-5.

And Williams is the right guy to be saying this. Even in their loss to Florida, Williams’ performance wasn’t too shabby, as he averaged over 5 yards-per-carry. He’s the right guy to be supporting his team vocally.

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I like the idea, but he’ll probably accept an offer from Alabama instead.

Your quickies

Kentucky Softball Announces 2016 Fall Schedule | UK Wildcats News

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2016 John Calipari Coaches' Clinic set for Oct. 29 -

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Adachi and Sutjiadi Return With No. 1 Doubles Ranking for 2016 | UK Wildcats News

Kentucky women’s tennis players Mami Adachi and Aldila Sutjiadi will begin the fall of 2016 at No. 1 nationally in doubles. The pair finished last season No. 1 in doubles play with an impressive 15-2 overall record and perfect 11-0 mark in SEC play.

Fate of Kentucky football coach will be known by Halloween - 247

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Bledsoe ranked No. 49 in SI’s Top 100 NBA players list -

SI continued its list of the Top 100 NBA Players for 2017 by revealing its players ranked Nos. 50-31, which included former Kentucky guard Eric Bledsoe.

Two Kentucky Men’s Tennis Players Ranked to Start Fall Season - UK Wildcats News

Bushamuka, the No. 1 singles player for the Wildcats in Kentucky’s 2016 return to the NCAA Tournament will start the season ranked No. 16 nationally, and the top-ranked Wildcat. He is the third-highest ranked player in the SEC.

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The Anti-Doping Agency claims that Russians hacked US athlete data - CBS

Simone Biles and the Williams sisters have had data released by alleged hackers, and the release caused Biles to make it public that she has ADHD.

New Orleans Saints cut C.J. Spiller - ESPN

The Saints paid Spiller $9 million to play in 13 games, and it’s yet another costly free agent signing that didn’t pan out for New Orleans.

Jaguars RB Chris Ivory discharged from hospital - NFL

Ivory was released from the hospital on Tuesday, according to the team, but the reason for his hospitalization has not yet been released. His timetable for return has not yet been set.

Denver Broncos’ Brandon Marshall talked with Denver Police Chief - ESPN

After taking a knee during the National Anthem, Brandon Marshall was given the chance to speak to Denver Police Chief Robert White. The two talked about real issues. It’s good to see a dialogue opening up here.

Jonathan Quick named starting goalie for Team USA - ESPN

John Tortorella has announced that Quick will be the No. 1 goalie for the US in the World Cup of Hockey.

Vin Scully’s last game will be Dodgers-Giants - SFGate

It’s only fitting, right? Scully announced he wouldn’t broadcast the Dodgers games in the postseason, meaning his last game called will be between two of the most heated rivals in baseball.

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How would you like to be surrounded by polar bears in the freezing cold arctic?