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Wednesday Quickies: Honor Roll Edition

Evan White was among the many Wildcats honored by the SEC for their work in the classroom.

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The baseball team had a big year on the diamond and in the classroom.

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Your Quickies

Kentucky Places 93 on SEC Spring Honor Roll | UK Wildcats News
Student-athletes from all of Kentucky's spring teams combined to earn a total of 93 spots on the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll. The 2016-17 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll includes the sports of baseball, men’s and women’s golf, softball and men’s and women’s track & field.

Olympian surprises UK recruit McLaughlin with award | Lexington Herald Leader
University of Kentucky signee Sydney McLaughlin has been named Gatorade National Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row.

On-Sale Dates Set for Single-Game Football Tickets | UK Wildcats News
With the countdown to the Kentucky football season in its final 70 days, single-game tickets for the Wildcats’ seven home contests will go on sale to season-ticket holders on June 28 and to the general public on July 14.

Malik Monk doubtful to play in Summer League - At The Hive
Monk is expected to need two to four weeks to recover from a left ankle sprain suffered during the draft workout process, the Hornets announced Tuesday. The NBA team said Monk will miss this week’s Summer League training camp in Charlotte and it’s doubtful he’ll play in the Hornets’ games in the Orlando Pro Summer League, which tips off Saturday.

Freshman Zack Thompson Honored by Baseball America | UK Wildcats News
Thompson’s eight wins are a UK freshman record and tied for the ninth most in program history. The hard-throwing lefty allowed just 5.95 hits per nine innings, the second lowest total in a season in UK history (min. 45 innings pitched).

If money is right, Calipari fine with no one-and-done rule | Lexington Herald Leader
John Calipari has made one-and-done players the foundation of Kentucky basketball. With the NBA poised to require players to stay in college longer, Calipari said “I’m fine” with the change as long as the league assures financial security for players who turn pro out of high school.

Cameron Qualifies for U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship | UK Wildcats News
Cameron won a local qualifier at Idle Hour Country Club in Lexington with a 73 to advance to the national tournament. It’s the fifth time in Cameron’s career she’s qualified for the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, including a 2015 medalist finish.

10 people under pressure in 2017 Kentucky college football | Lexington Herald Leader
Lamar Jackson, Stephen Johnson and Mark Stoops among the 10 with the most pressure in 2017 Kentucky college football

UK Athletics Brand & Content Division Expands Student Program | UK Wildcats News
UK Athletics’ Brand and Content division is seeking talented, motivated individuals through an expanded student program for the 2017-18 academic year.

Gil Brandt's greatest NFL receivers of all time |
NFL Media senior analyst and personnel guru Gil Brandt ranks the best wide receivers in NFL history. Take a look at how they stack up.

Ranking all 32 O-Lines heading into the 2017 season | PFF
PFF's Mike Renner breaks down our unique PFF, grades-based rankings for all 32 NFL team's offensive line units as they stand, heading into the 2017 season.

Bill Russell steals thunder on a night when Westbrook captures MVP -
After pointing to each member of the group, the smiling 11-time champ Bill Russell raised a conspiratorial hand alongside his mouth and announced, “I would kick your ass.”

Draymond Green was the star of the 1st-ever NBA Awards -
He also won Defensive Player of the Year!

Old Rupp Arena goals likely being used in Philippines | Lexington Herald Leader
Used at Rupp Arena from 2001 through 2016, the Lexington Center briefly considered auctioning its former basketball goals, perhaps, as memorabilia. It soon found out there wasn’t really a market like that for them. But they did find a buyer who refurbished them and sold them for use in the Philippines.

LaVar Ball appears at WWE event, son LaMelo uses slur | The Sacramento Bee
The outspoken father of NBA Draft No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball showed up with the newly-minted Los Angeles Laker and another son, 15-year-old son LaMelo, for a live segment on Monday’s “WWE Raw” at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

NFL's five most underrated receiving corps in 2017 -
The Saints traded away receiver Brandin Cooks this offseason, but don't sleep on Michael Thomas' increased impact in New Orleans. Conor Orr ranks the NFL's five most underrated receiving units.

Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver is a lean, mean, genre-smashing machine - Vox
Come for the crazy car chases, stay for the stealth movie musical.

New ransomware attack infecting airlines, banks, utilities across Europe - The Verge
A major ransomware attack has brought businesses to a close throughout Europe, in an infection reminiscent of last month’s WannaCry attack.