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Quickies: Immanuel Quickley Decision Day Edition

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Quickley decides today and more in today’s quickies.

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Kentucky has a whole lot of recruiting-related stuff going on this weekend. The headline is Immanuel Quickley’s decision this evening at 6 p.m. The 5-star guard is expected to pick Kentucky, and become UK’s first commit in the class of 2018, hopefully with Zion Williamson and others to follow suit.

But Kentucky will be hosting a ton of highly-touted college football recruits on Saturday as well. A good performance against Florida will go a long way in helping get some of them back to Lexington later.

Tweets of the day

Your quickies - DECISION FRIDAY: Quickley set to announce
Five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley will announce his college decision at 6 p.m. on Friday.

This is the year Kentucky beats Florida | Kentucky Sports Radio
You don't need to be a UK football historian to see it - this is the year Kentucky beats Florida in football.

30 things that were happening the last time Kentucky beat Florida | Kentucky Sports Radio
Kentucky last beat Florida in football in 1986. Here's what was happening in the world back then.

Kentucky gets preferrred walk-on commitment from RB Tyler Markray - SEC Country
Kentucky was the first to offer running back Tyler Markray about a month ago, and now he's committed to the Wildcats.

Kentucky Basketball: Previewing 2017-18 freshman Jemarl Baker - SEC Country
Final Fourcast: How freshman shooting guard Jemarl Baker can help Kentucky basketball make another run. The Cats needed a deep threat and found one late.

CatsPause - Mark Stoops and his staff on verge of finishing the rebuild at Kentucky
Last year's loss at Florida looks like it was a turning point for the Kentucky football program. A win this year against the Gators would mark the rebuild as complete.

Calipari visits R.J. Barrett - CatsPause
For the second consecutive day, Kentucky coach John Calipari met with a top-ranked prospect. - Even former UK players downplay the pressure to "end the streak"
You haven't heard Kentucky players talking about stress or overbearing pressure from the fan bases's desire to "end the streak" against the Gators.

Kentucky football team preparing for huge recruiting weekend | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky is expected to bring in a long list of highly touted football recruits for Saturday night’s clash with the Gators at Kroger Field.

John Wall ‘going to do my best not to cry’ at UK hall induction | Lexington Herald Leader
John Wall, the first national player of the year in Kentucky basketball history and overall No. 1 pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, spoke recently about his preparations for the upcoming season and his induction into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend.

Rams withstand 49ers' 2nd-half comeback in thriller -
Oh, Thursday night! The Los Angeles Rams (2-1) held off the San Francisco 49ers (0-3), 41-39, in a wild intra-divisional game in Week 2.

Lawyer says Aaron Hernandez had advanced stages of CTE - ESPN
A study of Aaron Hernandez's brain showed he had stage 3 CTE when he killed himself in April, researchers said Thursday.

Yankees being pushed by MLB, local pols to add protective netting - NY Daily News
What will it take for all 30 MLB clubs to finally have safety features installed or updated to further protect fans?

Lakers Sign Patch Deal With E-Commerce Company Worth $12-14M Annually - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global
The Lakers have signed a jersey patch deal with S.F.-based e-commerce company Wish. The three-year agreement, according to a source, is between $12-14M annually, putting it on the top tier of NBA jersey patch deals. The Warriors' recent jersey patch deal with Rakuten is worth $20M annually but also

New York radio host loses it over statistics, starts rant against the Pythagorean theorem -
It started with the Giants, and ended up being beef with euclidean geometry.

Andre Ward announces retirement from boxing - Bad Left Hook
Andre Ward has decided to hang up the gloves, saying his desire to fight is gone.

Google sets its sights on the iPhone with HTC deal - The Verge
The reason why Google acquired what looks to be the majority of HTC’s phone design and engineering team is simple, and it’s been obvious for over a year: Google is serious about becoming a hardware company.