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Wednesday Quickies: Upset City Edition

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There have been a lot of college basketball upsets and more in today’s quickies.

NCAA Basketball: Ball State at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, it’s been upset city in college basketball. No. 9 Notre Dame lost to Ball State, Arizona beat No. 7 Texas A&M, Nebraska beat No. 14 Minnesota, Florida State beat No. 5 Florida, Texas Tech beat No. 22 Nevada and No. 18 West Virginia beat No. 15 Virginia. It could be worse for Kentucky, they could be losing to teams like Ball State...

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Five Named All-Region: Edmond, Lilley Garner Individual Honors | UK
Five Kentucky volleyball players earned All-Southeast Region honors, with seniors Kaz Brown, Ashley Dusek and Emily Franklin, sophomore Leah Edmond and freshman Madison Lilley each on the 14-player list.

Big-name coaches open up about college basketball's problems and how to fix them -
Roy Williams, Tom Izzo, Mark Few and Coach K offer their thoughts on college hoops' reputation problem. "Guys show me texts from agents and people, and it just keeps going and going and going," Izzo said. "I don't care who you are, I think those distractions hurt the game. I'm going to be interested to be in this."

UK basketball signee stays away from ‘negativity’ of Twitter | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky basketball recruit Keldon Johnson talks about social media. Bol Bol talks about John Calipari. And Penny Hardaway talks about James Wiseman.

Stoops selling stability as coaching carousel spins sideways | Lexington Herald Leader
With so many coaching changes in the Southeastern Conference and nationally with a new national signing day approaching, Kentucky’s coaches are selling recruits on stability.

Kentucky-Louisville basketball or Music City Bowl? Addressing Dec. 29 dilemma - SEC Country
Kentucky fans have an important decision to make on Dec. 29. The UK-UL basketball game or the Music City Bowl? You can only pick one.

LaVar Ball could learn a thing or 20 from PJ Washington's dad - SEC Country
While LaVar Ball rewrites the book on how to ruin a good thing for your kids, the father of 5-star UK freshman PJ Washington is a refreshing alternative.

A Few Leftovers From UK Hoops’ Blow Out | Kentucky Sports Radio
Photo via UK Athletics It was another big win here in Memorial as UK Hoops demolished the Evansville Purple Aces 100-62. Yup, that's right your Cats scored 100 points.

Cats in the NFL Week 13 Recap | Kentucky Sports Radio
Catch up on what former Wildcats did in the NFL this week.

Former Thunder center Nazr Mohammed joins OKC front office - Cats' Pause
Mohammed is now a professional evaluation scout for the Thunder - How hot were those preseason hot takes?
With only the bowl game remaining it's a good time to hit the pause button and look back at what we thought about Kentucky before the season, measuring that against what we now know with the benefit of hindsight.

How Russia could respond after Olympic doping ban |
Russia intends to appeal the Olympic ban handed down by the IOC on Tuesday. Here's how the country—and its athletes—could get back into the Games.

Willie Taggart leaving Oregon to coach Florida State football - The Boston Globe
Willie Taggart will be Florida State’s next football coach, replacing Jimbo Fisher, who resigned Friday to accept the job at Texas A&M.

UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford 'surprised' when learning LiAngelo Ball was leaving program - ESPN
UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford said he was surprised Monday when he learned through various media reports that freshman LiAngelo Ball was leaving the program and withdrawing from school.

Jeter says Marlins have made no decision about Stanton | FOX Sports
New Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter says the team has made no decision regarding right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, who is on the trading block following an MVP season.

Rob Gronkowski's suspension upheld on appeal - USA Today
Gronkowski will miss Monday's game against the Miami Dolphins.