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Wednesday Quickies: SEC Media Days Edition

It’s UK’s turn at the annual SEC Media Days and more in today’s news!

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Patterson officially joins Enes Kanter and the Thunder.

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Your Quickies

Kentucky to be Featured at SEC Media Days Wednesday | UK Wildcats News
UK head coach Mark Stoops, junior safety Mike Edwards, senior quarterback Stephen Johnson and senior linebacker Courtney Love, will represent Kentucky football at the SEC Media Days.

SEC Media Days | Three questions for Mark Stoops and Kentucky players - LCJ
Mark Stoops and three UK players take their turn in the SEC Media Days spotlight Wednesday. Here are three questions they will face.

UK football: Freak injury hasn't halted Toth's NFL dream | Lexington Herald Leader
A year removed from his own trip to Southeastern Conference Media Days, former Kentucky center Jon Toth is working to bounce back after back surgery.

C.J. Conrad Named to John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List | UK Wildcats News
University of Kentucky junior tight end C.J. Conrad has been named to the John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List for the third straight season.

UK football: 2017 preseason depth chart | Lexington Herald Leader
An early look at Kentucky’s 2017 preseason depth chart, which UK cautions is “subject to extensive change”

July Live Period Preview: What is the July Live Period and why is it so important? | CollegeBasketballTalk
Everything you need to know about the July Live Period, which includes some tidbits on several guys UK is targeting in the Class of 2018.

Registration for 2017 UK Pro Camps, Skills Camps Now Open | UK Wildcats News
Former Kentucky men’s basketball players Bam Adebayo, De’Aaron Fox, Dominique Hawkins, Malik Monk and Derek Willis will be the featured pros at the 2017 John Calipari UK Pro Camps, which will be held Aug. 1-2 at Memorial Coliseum.

Epps has good home in Chicago as she enjoys rookie season | Lexington Herald Leader
Despite not playing many minutes, Makayla Epps is enjoying her rookie season and learning a lot from an experienced team.
How the SEC Media Days hotel becomes college football’s biggest media circus -
The Wynfrey has hosted SEC Media Days for almost two decades. The Wynfrey is already planning for SEC Media Days in 2018 and 2019. But knowing when the SEC likes to have it — the middle to end of July — makes it simple to block the weeks off.

Dan Ross, setting a new tone for tight ends - Cincy Enquirer
Dan Ross was one of the greatest to ever don Bengal stripes. He and Ken Anderson would go on to become a prolific duo that helped the Bengals reach their first Super Bowl. To this day, many consider Ross to be the greatest tight end to ever play for the Bengals.

AFC North Q&A: Who is the best newcomer to this division? - ESPN
Jeremy Maclin is poised to make a big impact in Baltimore, but most of ESPN's reporters expect the No. 1 pick to be the top newcomer in 2017. However, don't sleep on John Ross.

Adolphus Washington arrested for improperly carrying concealed firearm - ESPN
Bills defensive lineman Adolphus Washington was arrested for improperly carrying a concealed firearm while at an Ohio water park.

Peppers' guaranteed money is holding up Browns rookie contract -
The holdup with Jabrill Peppers signing his rookie contract with the Browns is guaranteed money, a league source confirmed for

Players invest in 12-year-old girl's lemonade company -
Former Texans running back Arian Foster and Lions safety Glover Quin are among a group of current and ex-NFL players who have invested in a 12-year-old girl's lemonade company.

'State of the Union' theme headlines NFL business retreat in Miami - ESPN
The three-day event provides NFL players with tips on how to handle life after football, and face time with NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith. About 30 NFL players -- Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell -- took part in the three-day retreat, which was held in Miami Beach for the third consecutive year.

Star or system guy? Judging Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott, more -
Dak Prescott earned Offensive Rookie of the Year honors last season, while Ezekiel Elliott led the NFL in rushing -- but Bucky Brooks says only one of these Cowboys is a true star.

Tajae Sharpe, Sebastian Tretola of Titans claim self defense in countersuit - ESPN
Two Titans players, accused of assaulting a man outside a bar on the first night of the NFL draft, filed a countersuit Friday and say they acted in self-defense.

J.J. Watt, Von Miller among top pass rushers I've scouted -
Watt. Ware. Peppers. Bucky Brooks has seen some of the NFL's greatest pass rushers during his nearly two decades in scouting. See how he ranks the top 10 he's evaluated.

Watkins hopes for bigger paydays in wake of mammoth NBA contracts - ESPN
Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins is promoting for him and fellow NFL players to get paid like NBA stars. There’s no question NFL players should be getting more pay than NBA players, at least in terms of guaranteed money.