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Wednesday Quickies: Feel the Love Edition

Courtney Love lives up to his name, while a respected analyst gives UK some love.

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Courtney Love Named to Wuerffel Trophy Watch List | UK Wildcats News
Courtney Love is one of 108 players considered for the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy, an award that honors college football’s top community servant. Love, embodying his name, leads the team in community service hours and has a passion for mentoring children especially those living in a one-parent household or children who have parents who are incarcerated. Way to go Mr. Love!

SEC Network analyst picks Kentucky to finish third in SEC East - 247
UK is feeling the love from Cole Cubelic of the SEC Network, who is not in agreement with his fellow colleagues when it comes to the Cats in 2017.

Latest on UK’s top basketball targets in the class of 2019 | Lexington Herald Leader
The Next Cats 2019 page featuring the latest info, rankings and video on R.J. Barrett, James Wiseman and other top UK targets has been updated.

Jordan Jones Named to Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List | UK Wildcats News
Jones led the SEC and ranked 16th nationally in solo tackles per game last season with 5.7 per game and ranked third in total tackles per game with 8.4.

Kentucky offers 2020 quarterback at camp - Football Recruiting - Scout
Rising sophomore quarterback Roman Purcell, who is at Indianapolis Cathedral for this coming season, will end summer with a good handful of offers, including his first from the SEC which he earned at a camp last weekend.

Gallery || Sights and sounds of first July live period - 247
Sights and sounds of July's first live period, which includes John Calipari and other coaches hot on the recruiting trail.

2017 Kentucky Football Kickoff Luncheon Set for July 25 | UK Wildcats News
The annual Kickoff Luncheon celebrating the fast-approaching start of the Kentucky football season is set for noon on July 25 at Kroger Field’s Woodford Reserve Club. Be prepared to spend a pretty penny to get in.

Kings: De'Aaron Fox is the best rookie point guard | The Sacramento Bee
The Kings are happy to have De’Aaron Fox on their team amid a talented class of rookie point guards.

Why Fultz, Fox and Ball may be part of the best rookie point-guard class ever - Yahoo Sports
Lonzo Ball, Markelle Fultz and De'Aaron Fox are expected to shine as part as one of the best class of point guards in recent memory.

Calipari still showing interest in five-star recruit Johnson | Lexington Herald Leader
Keldon Johnson, one of the top offensive players in the 2018 class, is still hearing from Kentucky’s coaches and is hoping for an offer from the Cats.

Five Takeaways from Peach Jam -- where Marvin Bagley was the biggest story -
The world's top high-school prospect dominated players and headlines in Georgia

How the NBA's new 2-way contracts work and why some agents are worried about them -
The new two-way contracts are great for teams but worse for most players. Let agents explain why.

Le'Veon Bell, David Johnson or Ezekiel Elliott: Best all-around running back?
As the July 17 deadline approaches for Le'Veon Bell and Pittsburgh to reach a long-term deal -- or proceed with the franchise tag attached for 2017 -- the Steelers star is fielding strong support from a man who knows quite well what life is like for a do-everything back: "I hope he gets the deal he deserves," Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson told the MMQB. "I hope it's going to be the type of deal that cornerbacks get and quarterbacks get."

AFC North Q&A: Who wins division and and how many teams make playoffs?
As in most seasons, the divisional race will be tight in Weeks 14 through 17, with two teams ultimately qualifying for the playoffs. The Steelers will win because they might have their best chance at a Super Bowl berth since 2010. Questions persist about the quality of the pass defense, particularly over the middle, but the Steelers keep adding pieces and now have enough athletes to at least match up well in most one-on-ones.

Meet Calvin Roberts, the 61-year-old seriously trying to make an NBA roster -
Calvin Roberts last played professionally in 1999, at the age of 43. That didn’t stop him from trying desperately to play in the NBA Summer League.

Kirk Cousins fully exploited franchise tag; Mike McCarthy debate
It's always interesting watching NFL players react to the big-money contracts NBA players sign in free agency. The whopping deals inked by marginal-to-mediocre hoopers not only elicit envious responses from gridiron greats, but these massive payouts seemingly make the collective rethink contractual viewpoints, particularly when it comes to the amount of guaranteed money included.

Ranking college football's top 130 players for 2017. | Sports on Earth
Media days have begun, preseason practice is nearing and our seven weeks of preseason position rankings are finished. That means it's time for an annual Sports on Earth tradition: a comprehensive ranking of college football's top players.

Non-moving teams rake in $55 million from Rams, Chargers, Raiders | ProFootballTalk
The Rams and Chargers and Raiders are adding value to their franchises by moving. But it's lucrative for the teams staying put as well. According to Darren Rovell of, each team in the league that isn't moving will get $55.