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Friday Quickies: Big Blue Madness Edition

Big Blue Madness day is finally here.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The day has finally arrived! Big Blue Madness is tonight, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Get your first look at the Kentucky Wildcats’ men’s and women’s basketball teams in action. It’ll be a fun spectacle, and a huge recruiting event (11 high-ranking recruits expected to attend).

Catch the action on the SEC Network this evening.

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Your quickies

John Calipari: ‘We haven’t been contacted;’ Read the exchange with Jerry Tipton on the FBI probe | Lexington Herald Leader
In his first appearance with reporters since the FBI investigation into alleged corruption in college basketball was revealed, Kentucky men’s basketball Coach John Calipari faced a number of questions on the issue at the beginning of the UK Media Day press conference Thursday.

Rick Pitino's house in Louisville is now on the market - Courier-Journal
After promising to pull out of Louisville and sell his house, Rick Pitino put his house in East Louisville up for sale.

Injury update on UK basketball freshman Jarred Vanderbilt | Lexington Herald Leader
UK freshman Jarred Vanderbilt suffered a foot injury in late September and was expected to be sidelined until January. He was a top recruit in 2017.

Kentucky Wildcats basketball has a point guard battle | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball freshmen Quade Green and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are locked in a battle to claim the starting point guard job for John Calipari

CatsIllustrated.com - VIDEO: Kevin Knox at Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Media Day
Kentucky freshman forward Kevin Knox spoke to the media during the Wildcats' annual basketball media day on Thursday at the Craft Center.

UK football: How Courtney Love helped change the life of one Central Kentucky boy | Lexington Herald Leader
Through the Amachi organization, Kentucky linebacker Courtney Love has become a mentor to an 8-year-old boy named Antonio McKinney. Love received an award for that and other good works by Allstate on Thursday.

CatsIllustrated.com - VIDEO: Hamidou Diallo at Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Media Day
Hamidou Diallo is eager to take the court for the first time as a Kentucky Wildcat. On Thursday, he talked about a number of topics during UK’s annual basketball media day.

Three takeaways from Kentucky basketball media day 2017-18 | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky men’s basketball held its media day on Thursday. The FBI investigation, Kevin Knox, Jarred Vanderbilt were all discussed by John Calipari.

Former Kentucky LB Danny Trevathan makes amends with receiver he hospitalized
It didn't take long for Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams to shake off a vicious hit from Chicago Bears LB Danny Trevathan, physically and, apparently, emotionally.

Report: More charges coming in college basketball scandal | Lexington Herald Leader
A report Friday says more charges in the federal investigation into college basketball recruiting will be coming in the next two weeks.

How will Kentucky replace its departed stars? - Cats Pause
Kentucky must replace some serious firepower in the backcourt.

Calipari says UK hasn't been contacted by the feds or the NCAA | Lexington Herald Leader
UK Coach John Calipari took questions about the federal investigation into college basketball during the program’s media day Thursday.

There is a competition for Kentucky's starting point guard spot | Kentucky Sports Radio
Quade Green and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are "in a battle" for the starting point guard spot.

UK Basketball: Tai Wynyard eyes bigger role after breakout summer - LCJ
After a strong summer for New Zealand at the FIBA U19 World Cup, could Tai Wynyard be in store for a bigger role for UK?

John Calipari and reporter spar at Kentucky basketball media day - SEC Country
John Calipari was predictably peppered with questions about the FBI investigation in college basketball at Kentucky media day on Thursday.

Freshmen on Freshmen: P.J. Washington | Kentucky Sports Radio
Kentucky's new class of freshmen scout each member of Kentucky's new class of freshmen.

NFL: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's suspension only adds to Giants’ woes - LA Times
The New York Giants suspended veteran Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie after the cornerback left the team’s facilities before practice Wednesday.

History of Big Blue Madness recruiting guests in Cal era | Lexington Herald-Leader
UK’s guest list for Madness has included Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, Brian Bowen, Mohamed Bamba, Shabazz Muhammad and many, many more top recruits.

Court clears way for NFL's 6-game suspension of Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott - ESPN
A federal appeals court has lifted an injunction that blocked a six-game suspension for Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott, clearing the way for the NFL's punishment over domestic violence allegations.

2017 MLB Playoffs: Everything you need to know about the Yankees vs. Astros ALCS - CBSSports.com
Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Yankees-Astros ALCS matchup.

Giants players moving on after Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's suspension | NJ.com
Giants coach Ben McAdoo has not addressed the suspension with the team, according to players.

Goodell’s wife has been secretly defending him, on Twitter – ProFootballTalk
They've apparently found the real PFT Commenter. According to Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal, the wife of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been maintaining a Twitter account in an assumed name for the purposes of periodically defending her husband, primarily against reporters.