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Monday Quickies: Bat Cats Host Edition

Kentucky will host an NCAA Baseball Regional and more in today’s quickies.


Happy Memorial Day, BBN! The Kentucky Wildcats baseball team is hosting the Lexington Regional at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The 39-20 Wildcats have had an extremely successful season under first-year head coach Nick Mingione. They’ll look to continue that in NCAA postseason play on their own field.

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I like the optimism.

Your quickies

Get your NCAA Lexington Regional tickets! - UK Athletics
This is where postseason ticket info will be released for the Lexington Regional, when it’s available.

Even for Calipari, this is uncharted territory - Herald-Leader
John Calipari always has one of the youngest teams in the country. Every single year. But this year, the Cats get even younger than usual for him. The talent is there, but so is the inexperience. What’s great is that the inexperience usually isn’t a problem for Cal come tournament time.

Abule Abadi-Fitzgerald is getting used to uncommon situations - SEC Country
The Nigerian UK football signee isn’t used to places like Lexington, KY. He’d never seen snow, and where he’s from, they don’t play American football. He’s taking it all in stride and learning to adapt quickly.

DraftExpress scouting report of Isaac Humphries - DraftExpress
DX talks about the fact that Humphries has great size, not a lot of athleticism, not a lot of minutes played, and a high motor, among other things.

Lavonte Valentine includes UK in his final seven - KSR
The three-star running back is considering Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Notre Dame, Florida, South Carolina and USC.

More NBA teams hopping on the Fox bandwagon - 247 Sports
ALL ABOARD THE FOX HYPE TRAIN! OK, that doesn’t have the same ring as the Tebow Hype Train, and the Fox train is also much less of a joke. I’m glad to see more people are realizing what Kentuckians have known all year: De’Aaron Fox is the best guard in the NBA Draft.

Scott Dixon goes airborne in terrifying Indy 500 crash - SB Nation
It’s a miracle that Dixon was not only OK, but walked away from the crash. He ended up with a walking boot, but nothing else.

Strengths, weaknesses and myths for Cavs and Warriors - CBS Sports
It’s time for round three of Warriors-Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. Here’s what the teams can and can’t do, and what’s not really true in the comparison of the two teams.

Aaron Judge receiving fitting MVP chants? - NY Daily News
Crazy as it may seem, the young Yankees star is setting the league ablaze. If he can maintain this, he’ll be a legitimate contender for the league’s MVP.

16 NCAA baseball regional sites spread across seven conferences - ABC
The SEC has four teams hosting, the second-most among all conferences, behind only the ACC with five schools.

Get ready for more A-Rod on TV - Washington Post
Alex Rodriguez has joined ABC News to contribute to baseball coverage on pretty much all ABC platforms.

India reports its first three cases of Zika - Washington Post