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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: 'Cats vs. Wolfpack Edition

Bat Cats vs. The Wolfpack, Cal has his tallest team at UK, PJ Washington blogs, Enes Kanter's Turkey Troubles, Brian Bowen to UofL, and more!

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Good morning Big Blue Nation. It's going to be another beautiful day in the Blue Grass as Nick Mingione's Kentucky Wildcats baseball team will take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack tonight at 7:00 PM at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

The 'Cats won their first round game of the NCAA baseball regional tournament 6-4 vs. the Ohio Bobcats and NCSU won their first game 7-6 in 12 innings vs. Indiana. The 2 seeded Hoosiers were upset by the 3 seeded Wolfpack. IU will face Ohio in the Losers Bracket at 12:00 PM.

Tweet of the Day

The sad situation of Enes Kanter's feud with the government of his home country of Turkey just took a dark turn. Kanter is a vocal critic of Turkish dictator Erdogan.

Kanter released a statement on his father's arrest. Kanter was a Wildcat for a short period of time and never played a minute thanks to a NCAA ruling, but BBN has his back.


Cats Use Familiar Formula in Unfamiliar Situation | UK Wildcats News
Cliff Hagan Stadium felt like a new ballpark on Friday, with 3,956 fans packing permanent seating and new bleachers installed for NCAA Tournament regional play. It was the Cats who went to work on Friday afternoon, taking the exact same approach that earned them the right to host their first regional since 2006. They’ve always known that doing so would land them in situations like this.

Fans show up — and Cats deliver — in UK baseball’s NCAA Tournament win over Ohio | Lexington Herald Leader
"I didn’t know how many people would show up," the UK coach said after his team defeated Ohio, 6-4, in the opener of the Lexington Regional. "And as that game went on, and I saw all those people … man, I was just so thankful, and appreciative of the Big Blue Nation. "It was really neat. I just cannot thank our fans enough."

John Calipari has another idea, and Georgia coach Mark Fox says it won't happen - SEC Country
Seemingly every year here at SEC meetings, Kentucky coach John Calipari throws out an idea that's outside the box. Far outside the box.

PJ Washington blogs about 'Cats | USA Today- In his final blog entry for USA Today Sports, Washington talks about what improvements he wants to make, getting to campus on June 6th, and if all of his teammates reach their potential, they cannot be beat.

Courtney Love Cobain tweets at Kentucky football linebacker | Lexington Herald Leader

A female rock star and a University of Kentucky linebacker share the same name. Courtney Love Cobain had some fun with that on Thursday.

Calipari's tallest Kentucky teams and how 2017-18 measures up - 247
With an average height of over 6-7, the 2017-18 Wildcats would be the tallest team in the NBA. That's bad news for college basketball.

Six Cats earn All-SEC track honors | Lexington Herald Leader
Six Kentucky Wildcats earned All-Southeastern Conference recognition as the league office announced its 2017 outdoor season awards this week.

5 star wing Brian Bowen set to announce for Louisville Cardinals |Sports Illustrated- Today at 4:00 PM, 2017 player Brian Bowen will announce his college destination and all signs point to him being a Cardinal. In a weird series of events, Bowen visited Louisville last week and then quickly enrolled. Louisville was never on his radar and Rick Pitino had said that the Cards will not be adding anymore players to the roster. One has to wonder why a talent such as Bowen will choose Louisville over Michigan State, Arizona, and Oregon? Probably because Ricky P continues to shovel the BS line that the NCAA rulings won't affect his team next season, a claim that has zero credibility or validity. We will find out soon enough as the NCAA ruling on the Katina Powell/Andre McGee hooker scandal will drop any day now.

Will Zion be watching? USC men to open on road next season | The State
South Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin announces some non-conference opponents after SEC releases league schedule. South Carolina will begin its 2017-18 season at Wofford, and Martin has never been shy about helping in-state teams with their schedules and it could come in handy in recruiting, as well – 2018 No. 2 national recruit Zion Williamson hails from Spartanburg.

Chiefs release Jeremy Maclin | ESPN- After just two seasons, the Chiefs are parting with Maclin. The team will save $10 million but Alex Smith doesn't have a number one receiver right now.

Former NBA player arrested for pulling fire alarms | CBS- In a weird story, Ben Gordon was arrested in Los Angeles Thursday morning for pulling fire alarms in his apartment complex. The 34 year old hasn't played in the NBA since the 2014/2015 season. File this under the "We Don't Know Famous People as Well as We Think We Do" category.

Was Rihanna Feuding With The Head Of Apple Music During Game 1? - The Spun
Rihanna was fired up courtside at last night's Cavs-Warriors Game 1.

Sites with a terrible ads experience will no longer get to show ads in Chrome - Recode
And Google will give publishers a tool to ask visitors to turn off third-party ad blockers.

Samsung Dex Station for Galaxy S8 Review | Digital Trends
Samsung’s Dex Station envisions a future where your smartphone can replace your desktop. It’s capable enough to work with for short periods of time, but if you don’t have a Galaxy S8, you’re better off with a Chromebook or a low-cost Windows laptop.

Dear smartphone companies, please give us smaller phones - Mashable
Let's face it: Phones have gotten too large.

9 can’t-miss pieces of pop culture to catch up on this weekend - Vox
From the new Wonder Woman movie to an under-the-radar NBC comedy to an amazing slow jam about sparkling water.

Wonder Woman review: a tremendous win for a franchise that desperately needed one - The Verge
The DC Extended Universe finally finds its balance between troubled philosophy and thrilling action.

Game of Thrones’ final season may not air until 2019 - Polygon
Fingers crossed for a 2018 premiere date, though!