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Quickies: Fixing College Basketball Edition

The NCAA’s Commission on College Basketball will announce its recommendations tomorrow.

NCAA Womens Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Albany Regional-Buffalo vs South Carolina Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The NCAA FBI scandal involving almost every successful college basketball program in existence caused NCAA President Mark Emmert to realize that his organization is actually terrible at policing itself, which led to the creation of the Commission on College Basketball. Headed by Condoleezza Rice, that commission is set to give its recommendations on how to fix college basketball today.

Will it actually make the right changes, such as implementing the Olympic model, allowing players to secure representation, or allowing undrafted players to return to college? Probably not, but I’m excited to see the outcome of this either way.

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Miller, Poythress, Harrellson made it to NBA after four years at Kentucky - Cats' Pause
Most fans are aware of John Calipari players selected in the NBA Draft’s first round. But what of those scholarship players who spent four seasons at Kentucky? - Video: Three-star defensive tackle talks Kentucky, Louisville
Gio Paez is a three-star defensive tackle who hails from California but resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. He's no stranger to relocation and it appears he has his eyes set on the Blue Grass state with his commitment looming.

Thank You | Kentucky Sports Radio
Freddie Maggard says goodbye to Kentucky Sports Radio.

Billy Gillispie Receives Kidney Transplant | Kentucky Sports Radio
The former Kentucky basketball coach received a life-changing kidney transplant today.

UK Men’s Basketball to Return to Bahamas for Foreign Trip - University of Kentucky
Pack your bags, Big Blue Nation, because the Kentucky men's basketball team is headed back to a memorable destination for a foreign basketball tour this August: the Bahamas

Troy Squires Named Finalist for 2018 Senior CLASS Award - University of Kentucky
Kentucky senior catcher/first baseman Troy Squires was chosen as one of 10 finalists for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award for baseball, it was announced Tuesday. The award honors seniors who excel both on and off the field of play.

Mark Story's mailbag: UK fans debate merits of one-and-done | Lexington Herald Leader
In this week's edition of the Kentucky sports mailbag, Kentucky Wildcats fans debate the merits of the reliance on one-and-done players by the UK men's basketball program and ask questions about Kentucky football and women's basketball recruiting

NBA playoffs: 76ers advance to second round of playoffs with Meek Mill in attendance - LA Times
Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons shined again in front of rapper Meek Mill, and the dominant duo ushered the nightmares-into-dreams Process of the Philadelphia 76ers into the second round with a 104-91 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.

Draft buzz: Baker Mayfield on Browns' radar at No. 1? -
Are the Cleveland Browns still considering their options at No. 1 in the draft? Chris Wesseling breaks down all the latest draft buzz, including Cleveland's supposed interest in Baker Mayfield.

WR prospect Antonio Callaway tested positive for marijuana at combine - ESPN
Wide receiver prospect Antonio Callaway tested positive for marijuana at the combine, NFL sources said. Callaway's agent said it was for a diluted sample.

NBA Playoffs 2018: Don't praise Russell Westbrook for Ricky Rubio's deflated Game 4 stats -
Russell Westbrook didn't shut down Ricky Rubio -- or anybody for that matter

Rob Gronkowski confirms he’s returning to the Patriots - The Washington Post
The all-pro tight end's nascent dirt-biking career will have to wait at least one more year.

Former N.F.L. Cheerleaders Offer to Settle for $1 and a Meeting With Goodell - The New York Times
“I understand that they could meet with us, patronize us and do nothing in the end,” their lawyer says.