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Tuesday Quickies: Path to Omaha Edition

The Cats host a regional with a chance to play Louisville, and more in today’s quickies.

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With Kentucky hosting an NCAA Tournament Region, we now know the Bat Cats’ road to Omaha. And it features a very intriguing matchup. If Kentucky advances through its region, which will feature Indiana, North Carolina State and Ohio, they’ll be set to play a Super Regional against the Louisville Cardinals (as long as Louisville wins its region as well). The in-state rivalry isn’t just limited to football and basketball; it strikes a chord with the baseball teams as well. This would be a great rivalry matchup to see should both teams advance.

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Memories of 2006 coming alive for Nick Mingione - SEC Country
Mingione remembers being in the third base coaching box at Kentucky over a decade ago, seeing the fans lined up along the wall, and thinking UK was a great place.

UK draws Ohio in first round of Regional - Rivals
Kentucky will host Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina State.

A salute to Cliff Barker - KSR
To celebrate Memorial Day, KSR shares the story of Cliff Barker. Barker was a two-time National Champion under Adolph Rupp and also served in WWII.

UK-Louisville showdown on the horizon? - Herald-Leader
If both the Cards and the Cats win their regionals this weekend, there will be an in-state Super Regional showdown coming up.

Cal shares classy messages on Memorial Day - Cats Pause
John Calipari shares his thoughts on Memorial Day, as well as JFK's 100th birthday.

Quickley cuts list to four, UK makes it - SEC Country
As expected, 2018 five-star guard Immanuel Quickley has included Kentucky in his final four list.

Penguins escape with game 1 win - ESPN
The Nashville Predators outplayed the Pittsburgh Penguins in nearly every facet of the game...but an ugly first period that featured some key blown calls and an own goal by Nashville was too much for the Preds to overcome.

Epic brawl breaks out in Giants-Nats game - New York Post
Bryce Harper was hit by a pitch from Hunter Strickland, and he was not happy about it. The Nats’ superstar charged the mound, inaccurately hurling his helmet into the ground, and as soon as he got within arms’ reach, the fists started flying like a heavyweight brawl.

Mike Trout tears ligament in left thumb - Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Angels star will undergo surgery to repair the injury, a decision he made late last night. His only other option would be rest and rehabilitation.

Tiger Woods arrested for DUI - New York Daily News
Tiger just can’t seem to get back on track. Ever since the scandal he went through, both his game and his personal life have fallen out of whack, and it doesn’t seem he’ll ever get it back together.

Maryland wins men’s lacrosse title - Washington Post
The school snapped a 42-year drought, defeating Ohio State 9-6.

Frank DeFord dies at 78 - New York Times
DeFord was a legend at Sports Illustrated, telling extraordinary sports stories in a way only he could for six decades.