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Wednesday Quickies: Seven Days of Madness

The next seven days are going to be wild for the BBN

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The next seven days for Kentucky Athletics is setting up to be full of big games and a lot of excitement.

Tonight, the Kentucky volleyball team takes on conference rival Florida, with both teams ranked in the top 15 nationally. Kentucky has been on a tear recently in SEC play, and tonight’s match (broadcasted on ESPNU) carries a lot of weight moving forward.

On Thursday, Western Hills star Wandale Robinson will announce where he will play college football next year. Robinson has been an absolute star, making opposing defenses look silly on the football field this year. Robinson is essentially deciding between Kentucky, Ohio State, and Nebraska. While Kentucky isn’t the favorite, as a finalist, they can’t be ruled out.

Friday will be Kentucky Basketball’s second exhibition game, as we’ll get another chance to see the Wildcats in action before the opening game on Tuesday. Kentucky should cruise just fine against Indiana University of Pennsylvania but it will be exciting to see the team back on the court.

Friday is also when the Conference USA men’s soccer regular-season championship will be decided in a winner-take-all, top-25 finale between the No. 3 Kentucky men’s soccer team and No. 24 Old Dominion on Friday at The Bell. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

We all know what Saturday is. The football game against Georgia will be arguably the biggest Kentucky Football game of the modern era. The SEC East is on the line, and regardless, this season on the gridiron has been a special one.

Finally, on Tuesday, Kentucky opens the basketball season in the Champions Classic against Duke. Two teams projected to make the Final Four will square off with the top two recruiting classes in the country with nearly a dozen NBA prospects on the floor. Both teams will look to start their 2018-2019 campaigns off with a win and some major momentum.

Buckle up, BBN. It’s going to be a fun week. Stay here with us to follow along on this fun ride.

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Josh Allen named semifinalist for Butkus, Bednarik Awards - Cats Pause

Allen should be a top contender for both awards.

Benny Snell named semifinalist for Maxwell Award - Cats Pause

Snell is considered one of the best offensive players in the country.

Terry Wilson is more comfortable playing with tempo - Kentucky Sports Radio

Wilson performs really well in two-minute drills according to the coaches.

ESPN projects Kentucky to Fiesta Bowl - ESPN

Kentucky would play UCF in Arizona in this projection.

How does UK offense match up with Georgia defense? - Courier Journal

Benny Snell vs the Bulldogs defense is a matchup to watch.

Immanuel Quickley next in the line of great UK point guards - Herald Leader

Quickley has shown the potential to be another stud at the point guard position.

Updating the recruitment of Vernon Carey Jr. - Kentucky Sports Radio

Carey is planning another visit to Michigan State and a November decision.

Maci Morris, Taylor Murray named preseason All-SEC - UK Athletics

Morris was picked first team, Murray second team.

UK Volleyball ready for huge matchup with Florida - UK Athletics

The Wildcats take the court against the Gators tonight at 7 p.m.

Where are they now? - Herald Leader

A list of former Kentucky high school players playing college basketball.

The Sacramento Kings have a promising core - The Ringer

Led by De’Aaron Fox and Willie Cauley-Stein, there is some optimism in Sacramento.

Urban Meyer discusses health information amidst rumors - Yahoo

Meyer was diagnosed with the cyst in his brain in 1998 while an assistant coach at Notre Dame, which has led to severe headaches.

Rutgers dismisses linebacker after plotting murder - ESPN

Scary situation there with the former Rutgers football player

Maryland keeping DJ Durkin despite controversy - Washington Post

It’s been a tumultuous few months for the Maryland football program.

Fantasy winners and losers from NFL Trade Deadline - Yahoo

On a day full of trades, how will the deals affect your fantasy lineups?

Mets make unconventional GM hire - USA Today

Brodie Van Wagenen has a background as an agent with no front office experiment.