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Saturday Quickies: Georgia Gameday Edition

Kentucky preps for their toughest test of the season and more in today’s quickies.

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Kentucky faces its biggest test of the season today against the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens. The Wildcats will need a huge upset, but if they get it they’ll greatly improve their bowl standing and shock the country (though it would be the second year in a row that they shocked the country if you remember their 28-point underdog standing against Louisville last year).

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Defense, Quade Green carry Kentucky past East Tennessee State | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky’s victory over East Tennessee showed that offensive execution will need time to emerge. But defense enabled UK to win comfortably in its first game since losing to Kansas.

Coach John Calipari leads tour of Kentucky basketball locker room renovations | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky basketball Coach John Calipari takes fans on a tour of the renovations being done to the men’s locker room and lounge at the Joe Craft Center in a video posted Friday on

Report: Louisville returns $419,000 in season ticket revenue after FBI scandal | Lexington Herald Leader
The University of Louisville has returned $419,665 in season ticket revenue since the firing of men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino and Athletics Director Tom Jurich in the wake of the college basketball corruption scandal that swept up the Cardinals and a number of other programs, according to the Courier Journal.

UK football: Cats going to need a moster effort to go up againt 'monster backs' from Georgia | Lexington Herald Leader
A potent Georgia ground attack led by Nick Chubb and Sony Michel will be the biggest test of the season for Kentucky’s defense on Saturday in Athens.

Former UK basketball player Winston Bennett fired from state job | Lexington Herald Leader
Former University of Kentucky basketball player Winston Bennett of Louisville was fired Oct. 12 from his job in the Kentucky Labor Cabinet. Officials are not saying why.

2017 Kentucky vs. Georgia football matchups comparison | Lexington Herald Leader
How Kentucky and Georgia match up at each position for the Nov. 18, 2017, football game between Wildcats and Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., with a game prediction

Kentucky Must Prepare for "Monsters" at Georgia | Kentucky Sports Radio
Kentucky's toughest test of the season will be against "freaks of nature."

Former Kentucky TE Jacob Tamme has words of encouragement as Wildcats face Dawgs - SEC Country
Kentucky has only come out on the winning end against Georgia twice in the last 20 years. One of those wins came in 2006, and former Wildcats TE Jacob Tamme remembers it well.

Josh Gordon can start practicing with Browns teammates on Monday
Josh Gordon's solitary confinement is almost over. Hue Jackson said expects Gordon to join the Browns in practice on Monday as scheduled after being limited to individual work since he rejoined the team Nov. 7.

Video of Jarvis Landry's Domestic Violence Incident Released by TMZ
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry is shown in a video released Thursday making contact with the mother of his child in April. Landry was the subject of a domestic violence investigation.

Jerry Jones' Request for Sit-Down Reportedly Won't Be Honored by NFL Owners
The six team owners on the NFL's compensation committee reportedly rejected a request from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to hold a special league meeting to discuss a potential contract negotiation with commissioner Roger Goodell.

Richard Sherman Rips Thursday Night Football, Says Injury Recovery Is 4-5 Months
One week after his 2017 season came to a premature end, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has offered an update on his status heading into surgery and took a shot at the NFL for continuing to have football on Thursday nights.

UK fan recalls being shot in face before football game | Lexington Herald Leader
Denise Massey saw the muzzle flash from the gunshot reflected in the windows of Vista businesses in the early hours of Sept. 16.

The Most Important Player On The Celtics Isn’t Who You Think | FiveThirtyEight
Al Horford has been making Boston go.

Russell Wilson needed to have his jaw realigned after hit from Karlos Dansby - ESPN
As a result of a hit he took from Karlos Dansby in the Seattle Seahawks' win over the Arizona Cardinals last week, quarterback Russell Wilson said he needed to have his jaw realigned. Dansby was fined $18,231 by the NFL.