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New upgrades are coming for Rupp Arena, while UK’s new baseball stadium is coming along nicely.

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New Lexington Convention Center plans includes changes for Rupp | Lexington Herald Leader
New designs of the long-awaited expansion of the Lexington Convention Center include improvements for Rupp Arena along with a new exhibition, ballroom and meeting space that will be built to the north of the current complex.

UK baseball's new stadium coming along nicely with plans for a synthetic field | Lexington Herald Leader
UK recently announced its intention to hire AstroTurf to install the Diamond Series synthetic field in its new baseball stadium.

Michaela Dooley to Represent Team USA at World University Games | UK Wildcats News
Michaela Dooley, who graduated from the University of Kentucky this past year, has been selected as one of 16 former student-athletes to represent Team USA at the 2017 World University Games.

Wendell Moore attracting slew of high-major coaches | Zagsblog
Wendell Moore, the 6-foot-6 Class of 2019 small forward, had a slew of high-major coaches watching him last weekend at Peach Jam.

Marvin Bagley, package deals and other UK recruiting notes | Lexington Herald Leader
No. 1 basketball recruit Marvin Bagley could be close to reclassifying to 2017. There’s talk of package deals in the 2018 class. And crystal Ball updates.

Where UK Stands with the Best 2018 Recruits | Kentucky Sports Radio
Each year the live recruiting period provides more clarity as to where Kentucky stands with players in its upcoming recruiting class. Here's a look at where they stand this year.

NFL Coaches Hot Seat Going Into 2017 Season - Last Word on Pro Football
NFL Coaches Hot Seat Going Into 2017 Season. Here are the coaches whose seats are hot and who desperately need to perform well in 2017.

Inside The Spring League - Where NFL hopefuls dreamed big - 2017
Go behind-the-scenes at The Spring League, where players such as Ahmad Bradshaw, Greg Hardy, David Ash and more hoped a good showing would lead to an NFL invite.

The Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas will save quarterback Derek Carr upwards of $8.7 million in taxes - 2017 NFL
The drastic difference in Nevada's and California's state tax rates means Derek Carr's new megadeal will be worth much more after the Raiders move to Las Vegas.

NFL1000: Ranking the Best Defensive Schemes
When it comes to schematic innovation and effectiveness, you’ll generally hear more about the things done on the offensive side of the ball. There will be occasional odes written to the greatness of Buddy Ryan’s old 46 defense, for example. But you’ll hear far more about the West Coast offense and the development of the three-digit passing game from Sid Gillman to Don Coryell to Mike Martz than you will about the zone blitz or the advent of the nickel defense as a base concept.

NFL games will no longer feature those awkward erectile dysfunction drug commercials -
NFL broadcasts are definitely going to better in 2017 than they have been in a long time. How do I know this with the season still more than two months away? Because the endless ads for boner pills will no longer be lurking at every commercial break encouraging you to ask your doctor how you, dear older man, can get better at throwing a football through a tire or emasculating those of us who don’t have twin bathtubs in the backyard.

10 fantasy stats that won't be repeated in 2017 -
Will Matty Ice be fire again in 2017? Can Davante Adams still be a fantasy receiving stud? Michael Fabiano has a list of some stats fantasy owners should be wary of expecting this season.

NFL Nostalgia: Ranking History's Most Clutch Quarterbacks
All truly great quarterbacks are clutch. But not all clutch quarterbacks are truly great. You are about to meet two types of quarterbacks on this countdown. First, there's a group of very good quarterbacks who were at their best at crunch time: in the fourth quarter, in the playoffs, off the bench in a crisis and so on.

Cleveland Browns: No chance team would be for a Johnny Manziel return
The Cleveland Browns may not have an elite quarterback room, but there is no chance that head coach Hue Jackson would be open to a return of Johnny Manziel.

NFL Nation roundtables - Burning questions for all 32 teams 2017 season
How will Tom Brady's play impact Jimmy Garoppolo's future with the Patriots? How much longer can Aaron Rodgers keep dominating? NFL Nation reporters answer the biggest looming questions for every team.

Offensive visionary Nick Saban has Alabama's QB position as healthy as ever -
Alabama's QB situation is scary ... for the rest of the conference

Football's Silent Killer Forces Players and Teams to Make Tough Choices
At first, the condition feels like fatigue. "It's like a regular tired feeling," according to Jerraud Powers, who played defensive back for eight NFL seasons with it. If the player tries to power through, as football players so often do, the symptoms rapidly get worse.

NBA Jam Oral History | Where Are They Now -
When Midway released NBA Jam, in April 1993, the game shattered arcade revenue records. Nearly a quarter century later, SI assembled the game’s makers and stars to recount how the phenomenon came to be.

Verne Lundquist says he’ll miss your college town, but won’t miss traveling to it -
The longtime voice of the SEC talked with SB Nation in Rhode Island.