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Tuesday Quickies: Super Regional (!!!) Edition

The Kentucky Wildcats are Super Regional bound, and more in today’s quickies.

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The Kentucky Wildcats are Super Regional bound!

After dropping a game to NC State on Saturday night, the Cats stormed through the rest of their regional, winning three straight games, including two over NC State to make it to the Super Regional. As Regional champs, they’ll take on Louisville for a chance to make it to the College World Series in Omaha. It’s the first Super Regional appearance in Kentucky Baseball history.

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The Cup Cap is a thing of beauty.

Your quickies

Cats advance to first Super Regional in school history - Herald-Leader
Kentucky is Super Regional-bound after defeating NC State, 10-5.

UK baseball using the cup cap as a metaphor - SEC Country
Austin Keen’s cup cap gave the Wildcats something to rally around. Take it one cup at a time!

Marlana VanHoose sang the National Anthem before Regional Final - KSR
VanHoose’s singing talent was on display in front of the Regional Final crowd, a great intro to a big game in Lexington.

UK runner Thomson might have window to NCAA title - Herald-Leader
Thomson has four SEC medals since transferring from NC State. He’s hoping to gain national honors as well.

Jarren Williams makes 2017 Elite 11 class - Courier-Journal
Williams continues to rack up the accolades. There’s no doubt that he’s a huge get for Kentucky.

A welcome guide to the new Cats - KSR
The new class of Kentucky Wildcat basketball players has begun to arrive on campus, so here’s their welcome guide.

Mingione gets emotional talking Marcus Carson - Cats Pause
Mingione was quick to defend Carson after Kentucky suffered a loss to NC State on Saturday.

Predators even Stanley Cup Finals - Los Angeles Times
Smashville is on a roll! The Preds have outplayed Pittsburgh in the series, dominating them in both of their wins and dominating game 1 despite a loss. It’s all level as they go back to Pittsburgh.

Charles Barkley makes bold statement about Preds fans - SB Nation
Barkley said the Preds fans are like Bulls fans when they were at their best. That’s awfully high praise, but Smashville has earned it.

J.J. Watt thinks the top-100 list is a joke - NBC Sports
Watt was listed No. 35 on the list, and wasn’t happy because he played just three games, so it seems a bit high to him.

Warriors’ hunger invites Kerr back in - ESPN
Kerr had to follow his players into this Finals. That’s how it goes with Golden State.

Thad Matta out at Ohio State - Sports Illustrated
My fondest memory of Matta is when Kentucky upset him in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. But he did a lot more than that for the Buckeyes’ basketball program.

Vegas oddsmakers favor ‘17 Dubs over ‘96 Bulls - Bleacher Report
This doesn’t surprise me. It’s hard to say with the difference in style of play, but in the postseason this Warriors team has looked like it has to be one of the top-two teams ever.

Babies sleep better in their own rooms after four months, according to study - NPR