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Wildcats Quickies: Auburn Gameday Edition

Cats vs Tigers, Jeff Badet leaving, UK Gymnastics shines and more in today's gameday headlines.

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Cats Taking Additional Steps to Get Better | UK Wildcats News
Just as Kentucky head coach John Calipari is always looking for ways that his team can get better, his players are also trying to find ways in which they, individually, can reach new levels.

Coach Cal previews - Auburn -
Kentucky head coach John Calipari spoke with the media Friday afternoon about his newest player, Hamidou Diallo, the progress of his team and UK’s upcoming game against Auburn.

Kentucky Posts Highest Score in School History with 196.950 | UK Wildcats News
Kentucky posted a 196.950, the highest in program history, when it opened Southeastern Conference action at Florida on Friday night.

Kentucky basketball recruits will be on ESPN networks this weekend | Lexington Herald-Leader
Several UK basketball commitments and targets will play in televised games on ESPN and ESPNU this weekend, and the McDonald’s All-American Game selections will be announced in a special show Sunday night on ESPNU. A few future Kentucky players are expected to be named All-Americans.

Leading receiver Jeff Badet set to transfer - LCJ
Junior wide receiver Jeff Badet, who led UK with 670 receiving yards in 2016, will transfer, the school announced Friday. "I appreciate Jeff and the contributions he made to the program during his time here," UK coach Mark Stoops said in his release. "We wish him the best of luck in the future."

UK Football Announces Seven Mid-Year Wildcats | UK Wildcats News
The University of Kentucky welcomes seven new Wildcats who have joined the Wildcat football program, Coach Mark Stoops announced Friday.

Fox, Adebayo preview UK-Auburn -
Kentucky freshmen De’Aaron Fox and Bam Adebayo spoke with the media Friday afternoon about their newest teammate, Hamidou Diallo, the win over Vanderbilt and Saturday’s game against Auburn.

No. 5 UK Rifle Opens 2017 with Two Top-10 Matchups | UK Wildcats News
The fifth-ranked UK rifle team will open 2017 with two top-10 matchups against No. 3 Murray State and conference foe No. 10 Memphis. The Wildcats will also face a top-15 opponent in No. 13 Ole Miss.

Grading C.J. Conrad and the UK tight ends - LCJ
While sophomore tight end C.J. Conrad may not have quite matched preseason expectations, he still tied for second on the team in receiving touchdowns (four) and ranked fourth on the team in catches (19) and receiving yards (262).

Kentucky seniors work on final fractions as indoor track season takes its mark | Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky seniors Sha’Keela Saunders and Nick Anderson look to build on last season’s success as the track and field indoor season begins in earnest this weekend with the Kentucky Invitational at Nutter Field House.

Talking Auburn, Mississippi State and SEC basketball -
In this week’s episode of Behind Kentucky Basketball, Metz Camfield and Brent Carney talk about what they’ve seen in SEC play, recap Kentucky’s win over Vanderbilt, and preview its upcoming games against Auburn and Mississippi State.

UK MBB vs. South Carolina on Jan. 21 Set for 6 p.m. Tip on ESPN | UK Wildcats News
The Kentucky men’s basketball home game vs. South Carolina on Jan. 21 has been set for a 6 p.m. tip-off on ESPN.

Kentucky the more veteran basketball team for a change against Auburn | Lexington Herald-Leader
In John Calipari’s eight seasons as coach, Kentucky is almost always the talented team of freshmen trying to beat the wily veterans. But UK will be the older team against Auburn on Saturday.

Napo Matsoso Selected 31st in MLS SuperDraft | UK Wildcats News
Kentucky men’s soccer’s Napo Matsoso was selected ninth in the second round, 31st overall, by the New England Revolution at the MLS SuperDraft on Friday at the LA Convention Center.

Class of 2019 updated rankings: Barrett moves to No. 1 -
UK target R.J Barrett jumps up a spot from No. 2 to take over the top spot in’s top 75 for the class of 2019.

Three underclassmen from the Alabama Crimson Tide declare for NFL draft - ESPN
Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey, left tackle Cam Robinson and wideout ArDarius Stewart said on Friday they will enter the NFL draft.