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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Big Blue Madness Reunion Edition

Coach Cal is planning a reunion like no other for Kentucky basketball.

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NCAA Basketball: Kentucky Blue Madness Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Good Thursday morning BBN, the weekend is almost here. Coach Cal is inviting all former Wildcats to this year’s Big Blue Madness, in what he hopes to make a massive Kentucky basketball reunion. The goal is to have all former players there at once, which would be one heck of a reunion. All the greatness in one building would be pretty incredible, and it would likely be a lot of fun for former players, young and old, to get to know other former Wildcats.

If you are a former player or you know a former player, please e-mail to help set up this reunion, and make it one that Kentucky fans will love.

Tweet of the day

Today’s tweet of the day was actually deleted after the news source realized just how badly they’d messed up. However, thanks to modern technology I was able to preserve it.

Turns out @ToreMyMCL is just a guy from California who likes the Patriots. He certainly is not Robert Griffin III, the Browns quarterback who has suffered several leg/knee injuries, and who was supposed to be tagged in this tweet. I get the feeling a social media intern landed in some hot water with their supervisor.

Your quickies

Kentucky Knocks SEMO From Ranks of Unbeaten in Wild Affair | UK Wildcats News

Tanya Samarzich scored the game-winning goal off a header from end line service off the boot of Marissa Bosco to give the Kentucky women’s soccer team a 3-2 win over Missouri on Wednesday night.

Kentucky Wildcats, Oklahoma Sooners in tight battle for Trae Young | Lexington Herald-Leader

Five-star point guard Trae Young hosted Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari and Kenny Payne for a recruiting visit in Oklahoma last weekend. Young is one of UK’s top targets in the 2017 recruiting class. The Oklahoma Sooners are expected to be the Wildcats’ top competition for Young, who will visit Lexington for Big Blue Madness in October. Young is planning to announce a college decision in November or December.

Kentucky football September 14 practice report - 247

Notes from defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot following Kentucky's practice Wednesday.

Wildcats Travel to Louisville on Thursday | UK Wildcats News

The Kentucky volleyball team will return to the court at Louisville on Thursday in the KFC Yum! Center. First serve is set for 7 p.m. UK owns the all-time series by a 28-25 margin, which includes a 5-3 mark under 12th-year head coach Craig Skinner.

Kentucky's Landon Young shook off early nerves for good first showing at Florida | Lexington Herald-Leader

Former Lafayette standout Landon Young had to shake off some early nerves at Florida, but the true freshman showed Cats coaches that he’s a reliable option at left tackle moving forward.

New Kentucky jerseys get mixed reactions - NBC Sports

I like the checkerboard because it looks good with UK’s color scheme. However, they should’ve been more conservative with the amount of checkers. The team is going to look like a walking blue/white Neyland Stadium end zone.

Other sports news

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NFL Nation reporters assess the biggest injuries across the league for Week 2, including what's next for Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski and Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas.

SEC releases 2017 football schedule - SEC Sports

The SEC announces football schedules for all 14 schools for the 2017 season. The season begins the weekend of September 2 with 14 games, including five neutral site games on opening weekend.

10 things to know in college football for Week 3 | PFF

From Lamar Jackson's first true test to the state of the Big 12 conference, here's your one-stop shop for Saturday.

ACC moving neutral-site championship games out of North Carolina due to HB2 - ESPN

The ACC football championship game will no longer be played in Charlotte, North Carolina, as the conference has followed the NCAA's lead concerning HB2.

Yankees OF Aaron Judge set to miss rest of season with oblique injury - ESPN

Judge was struggling at the plate, but the Yankees were keeping him up to get him through the growing pains. Unfortunately, it looks like he’ll have to wait a bit longer to work them all out.

Victor Cruz tells Josh Norman “You have to go cover the best receivers” - ESPN

Shots fired. The rivalry between Odell Beckham Jr. and Norman was already bad, but now with OBJ’s teammate chiming in, it only adds fuel to the fire for when the Redskins play the Giants.

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