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Friday Quickies: Kentucky’s Suite Life Edition

Kentucky basketball gets a nifty new interior and more in today’s quickies.

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NCAA Basketball: Texas A&M at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, it’s a good day to be a current or future Kentucky Wildcat basketball player. The Marksbury Players First Suite was unveiled yesterday, and boy is it glorious. Kentucky has “raised the bar” in player accommodation with this upgrade. The new suite features a massive television walls (and a ton of TVs in general), lots of new technology, a new film room, a kitchen, a hot and cold tub, a locker room with electronic nameplates on a 360-degree LED screen and more. Check out the video tour in the tweets of the day.

Tweets of the day

Your quickies

Fatherhood Made Josh Allen Reevaluate Future | Kentucky Sports Radio
One big reason Josh Allen is back at UK: he could not leave behind his newborn son.

Mike Edwards Wants SEC Championship in His Final Season | Kentucky Sports Radio
It's SEC Championship or bust for Mike Edwards.

Mitch Barnhart Pens Letter to PAC-12 about Music City Bowl Officiating | Kentucky Sports Radio
Mitch Barnhart is not letting the Music City Bowl officials off the hook.

DBs coach Steven Clinkscale returning to UK - Cats' Pause
Some coaching changes are happening, but Steven Clinkscale will return next season. - Ranking Kentucky's top five recruiting needs between now and February
What are the program's most important need areas between now and the traditional February signing period? - Mailbag: Which 2018 signees could play right away and who will redshirt?
Ideally, a coach anywhere will have the luxury of redshirting as many true freshman as possible thanks to quality experienced depth across the board. But true freshmen are going to play everywhere. They played a huge role in Alabama's national championship victory against Georgia, and Alabama has veteran talent like nobody else.

Murray, Paschal Lead Kentucky Past Florida | University of Kentucky | Official Athletic Site
Kentucky Hoops finally gets a win after its long losing streak.

LeBron James Lashes Out During First-Half Blowout vs. Raptors | Bleacher Report
LeBron was not pleased and he let his teammates know it.

Le'Veon Bell might sit out 2018 or retire if tagged again - ESPN
Running back Le'Veon Bell told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler that he's prepared to sit out a season, or even retire, if the Steelers use the franchise tag on him for the second consecutive year.

Norv Turner agrees in principle to be Panthers' OC -
Norv Turner has agreed in principle with the Carolina Panthers to become their new offensive coordinator, NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon reports.

Roethlisberger's resurgence faces stiff test against Jaguars | FOX Sports
The words that threatened to define Ben Roethlisberger's season were uttered almost as an afterthought and with more than a hint of frustrated sarcasm.

Jayson Tatum a real contender in Rookie of the Year race | NBA | Sporting News
Jayson Tatum has been put forward as a contender to Ben Simmons' seemingly inevitable roll to being named NBA Rookie of the Year. As evidenced by Thursday's meeting between the 76ers and Celtics at the O2 Arena in London, Simmons is in for a serious challenge.

Tua Tagovailoa tweets support for Alabama QB Jalen Hurts -
The freshman started over Hurts in the second half half of the National Championship.

NFL coaching shake-ups: Seahawks, Panthers, Packers back to business - USA Today
The Seahawks were among the aspiring contenders that made significant moves after a disappointing year.

Raiders' hire of Jon Gruden under NFL investigation for Rooney Rule compliance - USA Today
General manager Reggie McKenzie said two minority candidates were interviewed for the position, but the timing of the hire has raised questions.