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Wildcat Quickies: Cheerleading Champs Edition

Kentucky wins its 22nd cheerleading national championship. Lady Cats clobber Georgia. NFL divisional results. More.

Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky cheerleading team has done it again! For the 22nd time in the program's history, they are national champions. This year, they scored a 97.8 out of 100 at the Universal Cheerleaders Association competition in Orlando, FL. It's the second title in a row for the team. They will be honored at the men's basketball game against South Carolina on Saturday.

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Kentucky cheerleading wins 22nd title - UK Athletics
More information about this national title, including quotes and fun facts about the program's extremely successful history.

Kentucky women clobber Georgia behind another big game by Akhator | Lexington Herald-Leader
Evelyn Akhator followed up career night at Alabama on Thursday with 24 points, 16 rebounds in 30 minutes in Kentucky’s 82-61 win against Georgia on Sunday in Lexington.

Starting Five: Monk steps up in crucial situations against Auburn -
Monk coming up clutch, Adebayo beasting, Diallo's addition, and more in this week's Starting Five.

Rifle Picks Up Seventh Top-20 Win of Season | UK Wildcats News
The fifth-ranked Kentucky rifle team added two more ranked wins – moving to seven ranked wins overall – after this weekend’s competition. The Wildcats defeated No. 10 Memphis, on Sunday after they took down No. 13 Ole Miss on Saturday.

One position -- on the field or sideline -- each SEC team to improve most during offseason - SDS
Saturday Down South gives each SEC team which position, on the field or on the sidelines that they must improve this offseason. For Kentucky? They must improve upon their secondary with the losses of Marcus McWilson and Blake McClain.

Predicting where the top 11 uncommitted 2017 college football recruits will sign -
There is still plenty of talent in the class.

An ode to the 2016-17 ACC -- college basketball's glorious, unpredictable mess - ESPN
With multiple contenders, parity throughout and no easy wins anywhere in the conference, there are no guarantees of any kind this season in the ACC.

Nerlens Noel among 14 potential steals on the trade market -
The trade deadline is Feb. 23, but the movement has already started. Despite the fact that Sixers president Bryan Colangelo said he refuses to make a bad deal, it'll be difficult for him to get fair value for Noel, a soon-to-be restricted free agent.

The NBA thrives in the shadow of Cavaliers vs. Warriors -
The Cavaliers-Warriors rivalry is the rising tide that lifts the NBA higher.

Trading Tony Romo is Cowboys' top offseason priority -
Tony Romo's days with the Dallas Cowboys could be numbered. The Cowboys' top offseason priority will be finding a team interested in acquiring the backup quarterback.

Seattle Seahawks' Devin Hester says he likely played his last game - ESPN
Veteran return man Devin Hester said that he likely played his last game after the Seahawks lost to the Falcons.

Jahlil Okafor's dad wanted to fight a Sixers blogger who tweeted a joke about his son -
Chukwudi Okafor got mad about Sixers Twitter, and this was the result.

Edmonson Co. in 1976 is the team that saved Kentucky's Sweet Sixteen | Lexington Herald-Leader
There likely would not have been a 100th Sweet Sixteen coming this March had Edmonson County not won the 59th state tournament in 1976. At a time when big-city dominance of the boys’ Sweet Sixteen had become oppressive, Coach Bo Davenport’s 1976 Edmonson County Wildcats shocked the commonwealth and showed small schools from rural Kentucky could still win the basketball state championship.

Aaron Rodgers' final pass against the Cowboys was legendary - ESPN
Overtime seemed like a foregone conclusion in the NFC divisional matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers last night, until Rodgers did what Rodgers does best. A completely improvised play, and an incredible athletic display from Rodgers resulted in the Packers getting into field goal range, which led to a game-winner from Mason Crosby.

Le'Veon Bell carries Steelers into AFC title game - Fox Sports
Bell set a Pittsburgh Steelers franchise record for postseason single-game rushing yardage last week, only to break that mark this week with an even 170 yards on the ground.

Arrest warrant sought for head of Samsung Electronics in South Korean political scandal - LA Times