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Saturday Quickies: UK Football Fan Day Edition

A great chance to meet the Cats and see them in action.

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What you need to know for Kentucky's annual Fan Day | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky football’s annual Fan Day, which includes autograph sessions and an open practice, will be held Saturday morning.

UKTF Well Represented at IAAF World Championships | UK Wildcats News
Two members of the 2017 Kentucky track and field team, a further five Wildcat alumni plus two more UK volunteer assistant coaches will compete at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in Athletics to be contested in the British capital over the next 10 days.

Brad Calipari Headed to Croatia for Basketball Trip | UK Wildcats News
Kentucky men’s basketball sophomore Brad Calipari will be a part of an eight-day basketball trip to Croatia next week with Global Sports Academy.

Is UK's Benny Snell vulnerable to the sophomore jinx? | Lexington Herald Leader
While Benny Snell was putting up the best season ever for a Kentucky freshman running back last season, he got nearly universal public acclaim. Earlier this summer, however, when the Westerville, Ohio, product posted a rap video online he suddenly found himself dealing with less glowing reviews.

Jared Lorenzen 'never believed' response to weight-loss journey could be so positive - SEC Country
“The response has been something I never believed could happen on social media,” Lorenzen told For The Win. “No matter how good something is, there are always people out there [who] cut it down, but this hasn’t has that.”

Kentucky Summer Recruiting Wrap-Up - 247 recently spoke with 247Sports Director of Scouting Jerry Meyer to recap the top Kentucky storylines of the summer recruiting period. This is a great breakdown of where UK stands with various prospects, as well as brief scouting reports on guys like Immanuel Quickley.

Meet the Wildcats with Nick Richards Podcast -
The 2017-18 series continues with Nick Richards, an athletic 7-foot forward whose motivation and drive are fueled by doubters. He's also likely the starting center for UK at some point this coming season, if not from Day 1 on.

A look at how Kroger will be part of campus, game-day experiences | Lexington Herald Leader
New signage on stadium is just the beginning of how Kroger will be more visible at University of Kentucky and around game-day experience.

John Wall Makes Defender Look Foolish in Miami Pro League | Nation of Blue
Wall had some fun at the expense of a helpless defender during a Miami Pro League game this week.

Kentucky school president says Bassey expected to enroll - San Antonio Express-News
Bassey, 16, is the No. 1 college prospect in the 2019 graduating class in the latest rankings compiled by He had been second behind forward R.J. Barrett of Montverde Academy in Florida. Barrett recently reclassified to the class of 2018.

Kentucky Soccer Single Game Tickets Now on Sale | UK Wildcats News
The Kentucky women’s soccer program kicks off one of 11 home matches on the 2017 slate on Aug. 24 against EKU.

UK holds high-volume tryouts for P.A. announcers | Lexington Herald Leader
About 50 people tried out Wednesday to be public address announcers for Kentucky sporting events. UK looked for energy and enthusiasm from those trying out. The four-hour scream fest was no place for the skittish.

TJ explains decision to spend year in China | Hoops Rumors
Terrence Jones signed a one-year contract to play in China but it’s clear he just sees it as a temporary stay, as he told Oliver Maroney of in a Q&A session. Jones views his upcoming season with Qingdao as a “last opportunity” to show he can be a better all-around player so that he can return to the NBA.

Where Would Wins In Every Game This Year Rank in the Stoops Era? | Kentucky Sports Radio
Mark Stoops has already had some quite memorable wins as Kentucky head coach. KSR listed 5 that they think we always be remembered in UK lore.

Feleipe Franks, not Malik Zaire, gets Florida's first-team reps | Tampa Bay Times
Is this the year UK beats Florida? The Gators do enter the fall with uncertainty at the most important position. Feleipe Franks was the Florida's first-team quarterback for the first few moments of the first practice of the fall.

Cleveland Cavaliers Scribbles looking at Kyrie Irving trade possibilities -
There are some teams who seem likely trade destinations for the Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving. Denver is interested buy will not give up Jamal Murray and Gary Harris in a deal.

Ozzie Newsome Says Steve Bisciotti Didn't Block Colin Kaepernick Ravens Signing
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome responded Wednesday to a report earlier in the day from Dianna Russini of ESPN that he and head coach John Harbaugh had "met resistance" from team owner Steve Bisciotti in regard to signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Can Weed Make You a Better Athlete?
Cannabis is the perfect medicine for athletes," says retired NFL offensive lineman Eben Britton over the phone, stating matter-of-factly what's still, generally, considered taboo. (In the world of modern cannabis advocacy, you're never talking about "weed," "pot," "marijuana," or [insert slang term here]. It's cannabis.)

Preseason power rankings: Top 25 loaded with familiar names - ESPN
While the top of our preseason Power Rankings is a who's who of college football royalty and programs that already have loaded trophy cases, there are plenty of teams ready to rise up and make a run at No. 1.

Meet the women who run college football recruiting in the South -
Almost two dozen women have recruiting careers in the SEC and ACC alone.