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Quickies: Happy Coach Cal Edition

John Calipari is in a good mood and I think we know why.

NCAA Basketball: Missouri at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

John Calipari was in a good mood yesterday.

I can’t imagine why. Maybe he was just having a good recovery day ... that’s probably what it was.

He’ll be feeling good for a couple years, though. There’s a lot of 2019 talent coming down the pipe for the Wildcats (and who knows, maybe it’ll all end up in the 2018 roster).

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Condoleezza Rice backtracks, says NCAA athletes should benefit from name, image and likeness | Kentucky Sports Radio
Following countless scandals and embarrassing storylines, the Commission on College Basketball, led by Condoleezza Rice, was created in an attempt to "fix" college basketball.

Kentucky's use of checkerboard on uniforms is hotly debated | Lexington Herald Leader
Take a look at the increasing presence of the "Secretariat" checkerboard in the Kentucky men's basketball uniforms over the years and vote on whether UK should keep it or move on.

The Tyrese Maxey Blog: This is why I chose Kentucky and why I’m staying in 2019 | USA TODAY High School Sports
Tyrese Maxey blogs about his decision to pick Kentucky and why he decided not to reclassify to 2018.

He's a Growing 6'7", 370-Pound Marvel Who Can Move...and He's in 8th Grade in Louisville | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
He first appears inside Room 208 of Olmsted Academy North on a Thursday in mid-March, sitting at the corner of a table his legs can't fit under.

Kentucky softball knocked out of the SEC Tournament following 3-1 loss to Arkansas | Kentucky Sports Radio
Kentucky softball freshman pitcher Grace Baalman managed a stellar outing to open the SEC Tournament against Arkansas this afternoon, allowing zero earned runs and just four hits in a complete game.

Enes Kanter considers becoming a WWE wrestler after basketball retirement | Eurohoops
New York Knicks (and former Kentucky Wildcats) center Enes Kanter is already thinking what he will do in his post-basketball career and these future endeavors might find him… fighting in WWE rings.

UK baseball set to Celebrate Cliff Hagan Stadium History - Cats' Pause
Kentucky baseball has numerous events planned for the final weekend at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Back where he belongs, Freddie Maggard brings new vibe to player development - SEC Country
Freddie Maggard's new job caused him to have a nightmare last week, a terror nobody else on the planet could relate to.

Boston Celtics set up long-anticipated rematch with Cleveland Cavaliers - ESPN
The Celtics have waited a year -- one filled with twists and turns -- to get another shot at the Cavs in the playoffs. Now they have their chance.

Yankees stun Sox for 17th win in 18 games |
Aaron Judge felt the electricity as he rounded the bases on Wednesday evening, having delivered the knockout blow on a night when the Yankees had their building rocking like October some five months early. For the hottest team in baseball, climbing to the top of the American League East was the easy part -- now they intend to stay there.

Warriors sharpen their playoff focus with challenge of facing Rockets in conference finals - LA Times
The Golden State Warriors came into 2017-18 season a bit bored and complacent after going to three consecutive NBA Finals, but the Houston Rockets have captured their interest after being built to handle the two-time champions.

Jerry Jones says Dez Bryant, still a free agent, can make ‘significant contribution’ - The Washington Post
Almost a month after his release by Jones's Cowboys, Bryant appears to be drawing little interest in free agency.

Here's how Ichiro responded when he got a text from Tom Brady: Who's Tom Brady? -
The legendary baseball player didn't know who Brady was back in 2017

Charles Barkley gets into on-camera fight with Shaq - Philly
"I got three Finals MVPs, Chuck! Google me, Chuck!"