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Thursday Quickies: Brent Musburger Edition

Brent Musburger is retiring from play-by-play, Kentucky needs to beat Kansas to impress the committee, and much more in today's quickies.

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Legendary sports broadcaster Brent Musburger has announced that he is retiring from play-by-play duties at the end of January.

Unfortunately, Musburger is all too well known for his odd adoration of Katherine Webb and his inability to pronounce Bam Adebayo's name. But we also know that he's been so much more than that. Ever since 1975, the nation has tuned in to hear Musburger kick off broadcasts with his famous "You are looking live" line.The 77-year-old broadcaster will end his time with ESPN after he calls the Kentucky-Georgia game on Jan. 31.

After that, Musburger will reportedly go to work for a new network in Las Vegas, called the Vegas Sports Information Network.

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Brent Musburger to end play-by-play duties - ESPN

Kansas may be Kentucky basketball's last chance to wow committee | Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky is 1-2 against the three best teams on its schedule. Now after a loss at Tennessee on Tuesday, No. 2-ranked Kansas comes to Rupp Arena on Saturday. Can John Calipari get his team to rebound in time to impress the seeding committee?

Coaches could use NCAA time off rules in recruiting |
NCAA rules specify a minimum amount of time off for student-athletes, but what if a coach increased it for his players?

#BBN Encouraged to Help Set Crowd Roar Record for UK-Kansas | UK Wildcats News
Under the spotlight of arguably the best nonconference college basketball game of the 2016-17 season, a representative from the Guinness Book of World Records will be in attendance at Saturday’s Kentucky men’s basketball game vs. Kansas to gauge if the Big Blue Nation can set a new record for loudest indoor crowd cheer.

Calipari to Cats: Change or ‘you’ll continue to lose’ | Lexington Herald-Leader
After Kentucky lost 82-80 at Tennessee, Coach John Calipari said his players must use the game as a learning experience. The lesson he wants learned is to share the ball more and follow coaching instruction. To continue playing like UK did at Tennessee is to invite more losses, he said.

Four NBA Cats to play in Rising Stars Challenge -
Many of the best talents in the game today are former Wildcats, including four of the league’s most promising young players who were selected to take the court Feb. 17 in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge.

A half dozen new offers for Kentucky football - 247
A half dozen new offers for Kentucky football in the 2018 and 2019 classes.

Kentucky women's basketball vs. Ole Miss, game preview, Jan. 26, 2017 | Lexington Herald-Leader
Cats could become more dynamic offensive threat if outside shots would start falling, UK Coach Matthew Mitchell says.

Cavs front office responds to LeBron's comments - Yahoo Sports
LeBron James made his feelings about the Cleveland roster known after losing to the New Orleans Pelicans despite Anthony Davis' absence. The star is getting a response from the higher-ups, and it's not in agreement with him.

Matt Ryan says Tom Brady has become a model for longevity - ESPN
Matt Ryan and Tom Brady seem to have great mutual respect for each other, and this continues to be evidenced. Ryan praises the length and productivity of Brady's career.

Georgia Tech stuns No. 6 Florida State - Sports Illustrated
Georgia Tech is really shocking the country this year. Florida State fell victim to the Yellow Jackets in a big way, losing 78-56.

How an engineer gave up his career and became the Patriots' mastermind - New York Post
New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia wanted to be apart of football so bad that he took a 94% pay cut in order to get into the business.

Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler aren't happy with their teammates - Chicago Tribune
Things are not going well for the Chicago Bulls. About halfway into the season, the two biggest stars on the team are calling out their teammates for not caring about the team's performance enough.

Karl-Anthony Towns a headliner for Rising Stars Challenge - ESPN
The Rising Stars Challenge rosters have been released, and Towns is one of the biggest stars on the list. However, he's still hoping to be named a reserve for the All-Star Game.

Entertainment star Mary Tyler Moore dies at 80, colleagues and co-stars react - People