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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Lynn Bowden Mania Edition

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Lynn Bowden is cleared, Fan Day reactions, Zion Williamson impresses, NFL Hall of Fame, and more!

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The long wait for Lynn Bowden ended on a perfect day as yesterday the Big Blue Nation descended upon the football complex for Fan Day.

The talented four-star athlete was the star of the show has he signed autographs and made his way to the field for the first. time. He missed the first week of camp due to academic issues that had to be cleared up in order for him to play. Now that he is eligible, the expectations are high and he adds another weapon to an offense already full of talent.

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It certainly looked like the players had as much fun as the fans did yesterday.

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Kentucky Fan Day photo gallery | UK Athletics- The crowd was one of the biggest that I can remember for the event as players interacted with their fans. Kash Daniel’s mustache is glorious.

It’s really tempting to talk yourself into Kentucky football in 2017 - SBNation.com
Here’s what UK needs to improve to make a run.

Three takeaways from Kentucky’s open practice | Lexington Herald Leader- John Clay breaks down three things he noticed at the open practice. Reports were that the receivers had a great day and that Stephen Johnson is firmly in control of the starting position. For now.

Sophomore Jordan Griffin dazzling at cam- | SEC Country- Even with a loaded secondary, expect Griffin to see playing time this season. Stoops heaped praise on the young DB and that’s something he doesn’t usually do this early into camp.

Zion Williamson impresses James Harden | KSR- Williamson is becoming a high school superstar thanks to his highlight dunks. NBA players are taking notice. Williamson didn’t miss a shot and scored 21 points in front of Houston Rockets James Harden. With the talk of Williamson wanting to team up with Immanuel Quickley, the speculation that he will land at Kentucky continues to grow.

Mother Says Stop Asking DeAndre Square About Kentucky Because He - LEX18.com
Michigan linebacker DeAndre Square surprised many when he verbally committed to Kentucky over offers he had from LSU, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Arizona, Purdue, Iowa and others.

World Cup Veteran Stewart-Hobbs Joins UK Women’s Soccer | UK Wildcats News
Sophie Stewart-Hobbs, a veteran of two FIFA Women’s World Cups, has joined the Kentucky women’s soccer team.

Kentucky's 2017 schedule includes four preseason top 25 teams - 247
The Wildcats will face four of the Preseason Amway Coaches Top 25 in 2017.

Montverde coach on R.J. Barrett: ‘He should be the number one pick in two years’ | Sporting News
“[Today’s NBA is about] spreading the floor and shooters are leaving the lane open,” said Tad Boyle during the interview. “If you can shoot, you’re getting a ton of money and it really opens the floor for a slicer, driver like R.J.”

Women’s Basketball Season Tickets on Sale | UK Wildcats News
The 2017-18 Kentucky women’s basketball season is less than 100 days away and new season ticket purchases and season ticket renewals are available. Kentucky has ranked top 25 nationally and top four in the SEC in average attendance 14 straight seasons.

Jim Plunkett details health problems, says 'My life sucks' - SBNation.com
The former Raiders QB is feeling severe long-term effects from a punishing NFL career.

Hall of Fame confuses Morten Andersen with some other Scandinavian dude - The Washington Post
On Saturday, Andersen received his gold jacket ahead of his Hall of Fame induction, becoming just the second kicker in NFL history to earn that sport coat. But the Hall of Fame got some facts wrong — laughably, mind-bogglingly wrong — in the video that introduced Andersen in Canton, Ohio.

Justin Gatlin defeats Usain Bolt in 100m | CBS Sports- In his final 100m dash at the World Championships, Usain Bolt finished in third place. It’s his first ever loss in that particular race at the event. Bolt is set to retire.

Former Spartan basketball player sentenced to a year in jail | Sporting News- Keith Appling was sentenced to one year in jail and five years probation after being found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon and resisting police officers.

EKU working toward leasing downtown property - richmondregister.com
Eastern Kentucky University could soon lease property in downtown Richmond. The property will be in the central business district in downtown Richmond.

'NBA 2K18's' graphics are so good that '2K17' looks like trash - SBNation.com
Whoa, look at 2K Gordon Hayward!

Romeo Langford: Five-star not a must-get for Indiana | SI.com
The Hoosiers are pursuing the five-star prospect, but they Hoosiers don't need to add him to new head coach Archie Miller's first recruiting class.

Facing LaDainian Tomlinson, in the words of AFC West defenders who saw him most - SBNation.com
"When he got the iso, open field, one-on-one. Forget it. I’m telling you, you’re on the highlight."

Chris Cornell’s daughter sings farewell | Rolling Stone- The late rock pioneer’s 12 year old daughter sang a version of Leonard Cohen’s iconic song “Hallelujah” in honor of her father and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington. Both musicians died from suicide by hanging only months apart. Get out your tissues.

The Karate Kid reboot is happening | New York Post- Both Ralph Macchio and William Zabka will reprise their roles as Daniel and Johnny, two foes that duke it out on the Karate mat. It will be a YouTube series with 10 episodes running 30 minutes each.