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Thursday Quickies: Louis King Ballin’ Out Edition

Louis King is still looking for that UK offer and more in today’s quickies.

Good morning, BBN. Louis King is really working hard for that Kentucky scholarship offer.

King scored 41 points last night at a Nike event in front of John Calipari and Tony Barbee. King has really been shining over the last month ever since he got back from Egypt while playing with Coach Cal. While UK has some bigger targets in the Class of 2018, King looks like he’s more than worthy of a UK offer, and it’s no secret he wants to be a Cat.

That offer has to be coming soon.

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The teamwork: 10/10. The finish: 9/10. Great job, but they couldn’t get away with it.

Your quickies

How the UK Football Women’s Clinic Changed my Relationship with my Mom | Kentucky Sports Radio
A great read on how a mother and daughter lived up getting to go to the UK Football Women's Clinic.

McDaniel, Stallings Tabbed All-America Scholars | UK Wildcats News
The duo started in all 11 events during each of the last two seasons. Combined they have competed in 68 tournaments and played nearly 200 rounds in their collegiate careers. McDaniel earned 2016 PING Third-Team All-America honors in 2016 in addition to All-Southeastern Conference accolades. Stallings was tabbed to the SEC Community Service Team in 2017.

Kentucky Soccer Fan Day to be Held August 12 at The Bell | UK Wildcats News
The 2017 event will start at 2 p.m. ET, as fans can walk in and get a first-hand look at a women’s training session, as the team will hold an open training session for an hour.

28 Fun Facts About the Kentucky Football Team | Kentucky Sports Radio
Football is upon us, which means it's time to get to know the 2017 Kentucky Wildcats.

Kentucky's defensive line is a question, who will be an answer up front? - SEC Country
It's no secret that Kentucky needs to improve on the defensive front, but which players will step up and plug those holes?

Mark Stoops expecting at least a few true freshman to play in 2017 - CatsPause
Kentucky's roster has plenty of experience, but Mark Stoops expects a few first-year guys to play in 2017. Just how many? "It's hard to predict." - UK strength coaches surprised by stir over weight room poster
It's all about the confidence. That's never going to change in UK's weight room.

The Summer Class of 2018 Scout 300 - Scout
Scout updates the 2018 Scout 300 following the majority of the summer camp period and The Opening Finals. Like he has been since the 2018 Scout 300 2.0 was released the day after National Signing Day 2017, Cartersville (Ga.) quarterback Trevor Lawrence, a commit to Clemson, remains No. 1 in the rankings.

Hugh Freeze is gone. On to the next one.

Why the mother of late Mike Sadler has made it her 'mission' to keep his spirit — and legacy — alive - Land Of 10
Karen Sadler has visited the site of the accident that took the life of her son eight times since his death on July 23, 2016.

Michigan State CB Tyson Smith cleared to play following stroke - 247
MSU's corner depth is looking a little better with Tyson Smith in the mix. Smith played in seven games as a true freshman in 2016 and made four starts in eight total appearances last season, but a stroke nearly derailed his career before it ever really took off.

Le'Veon Bell changing NFL economics? Plus, essential GM traits
In theory, the coaches are suggesting to their players that they can enhance their value to the team by displaying a level of versatility that allows them to fill multiple roles on the roster. While this Swiss Army Knife quality has typically been associated with bubble players in years past, the league's increasing fascination with hybrids has thrust a handful of stars into awkward spots when it comes time to renegotiate their contracts, among which are former Spartans superstar Le’Veon Bell.

Phil Steele ranks the Big Ten |
The college football guru released his Big Ten predictions on Monday.

Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald won’t play in Hall of Fame Game
The preseason is often a letdown, as fans get excited for the return of football only to watch a game featuring a bunch of third-string scrubs who will be bagging groceries by September. At least Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is warning you in advance.

Hue Jackson launches foundation to battle human trafficking
Browns coach Hue Jackson and his wife, Michelle, wanted to find their niche in Cleveland and, specifically, a way to serve Northeast Ohio off the football field. So on Thursday night, the Jacksons launched the Hue Jackson Foundation, which will combat human trafficking and give a voice to its victims.

Uber Driver Says Michael Oher Bit Him, Was Drunk Prior to Arrest in 911 Call
The Uber driver who accused Michael Oher of assault alleged that the former Carolina Panthers left tackle bit him when he was drunk. According to the Tennessean's Natalie Neysa Alund, Uber driver Girma Berkess told 911 dispatchers Oher was "drunk" and "trying to attack him" when he gave him a ride on April 14.

Odell Beckham Jr. makes local boy's dream come true
All-Pro Wide Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. stopped by in Amarillo today to visit Jayro Ponce, a local boy with a rare form of cancer. Jayro has been diagnosed with a Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor, and is currently staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Amarillo while he receives treatment.

The best phone you can buy right now (2017) - The Verge
Buying a phone can be a chore, but The Verge has done the work for you.