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Wednesday Quickies: Louisville Week Edition

The Wildcats prepare to take on the Cards.

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Good morning Big Blue Nation, and happy “Day After Christmas.”

Hopefully each and every one of you had a great Christmas and are preparing for the new year.

But before we turn the page to 2019, we have a major basketball game left and a big one at that, as the Wildcats travel to Louisville to take on the Louisville Cardinals.

This week begins preparation for the game, as the Wildcats look to capitalize on some recent momentum after defeating the North Carolina Tarheels on Saturday. Louisville has won three in a row, including a 73-59 win over Robert Morris on Friday.

A Kentucky win would give the Wildcats two significant non-conference wins before moving into SEC play and continuing the Wildcats’ recent string of success in the rivalry.

Make no mistake, this is a huge game for Kentucky as they look to add to their NCAA Tournament resume and this Louisville team is well ahead of schedule this year under Chris Mack.

Tweets of the Day

Jan. 1 is almost here.

A neat historical photo. I wonder what was being discussed here.


Chris Mack has Louisville rebuild running ahead of schedule - Herald Leader

Mack has things going better than expected in his first year.

Kentucky stock report: Ashton Hagans trending up - Courier Journal

While Hagans is trending up, Montgomery seems to be trending down.

Kentucky and Louisville set to renew rivalry - USA Today

A national perspective on the rivalry game.

Mark Stoops was the best option for Kentucky in 2012 - Herald Leader

Taking a look back at the candidates, Stoops looks like the best hire after this season.

Defense is back in the NFL - ESPN

Offense draws the headlines but defense is making a resurgence this year.

What happened to these NFL stars this year? - Bleacher Report

Cam Newton, Matt Stafford, David Johnson...

Markelle Fultz expected to return this season - Bleacher Report

The saga continues.

Winners and losers of NBA Christmas - The Ringer

James Harden put on a show once again on Christmas

Kyler, Tua, and Gen Z QBs taking over college football - USA Today

A look at the QBs that are taking CFB by storm.

UFC fighter says he was injured by grenade in Brazil - Yahoo

And finally, your odd news story of the day.