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Monday Quickies: SEC Media Days Edition

Mark Stoops faces the media Monday.

NCAA Football: SEC Media Days Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

We take a big step towards the college football season today.

The start of SEC Media Days is upon us, and Kentucky will be one of three teams to step to the mic today.

The Wildcats will be represented by head coach Mark Stoops, linebacker Josh Allen, tight end C.J. Conrad and running back Benny Snell. The Texas A&M Aggies and LSU Tigers will also address the media today.

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CatsIllustrated.com - Mark Stoops needs a breakout year
Mark Stoops has done plenty of good things for Kentucky football. Now he needs to smash down another wall and take the program one step farther than it has been in quite some time.

CatsIllustrated.com - Is this the year Kentucky breaks the streak against Florida?
For what seems like the hundredth time, the Wildcats will open the SEC season against the Florida Gators. The three-time national champs are coming off a brutal year and a strange seven seasons as they are still on the hunt for a replacement to Urban Meyer.

Courtney Love Joins Football Staff as Graduate Assistant | Kentucky Sports Radio
Courtney Love will join the Kentucky football staff as a graduate assistant.

Archie Goodwin breaks Summer League scoring record | Kentucky Sports Radio
Former Kentucky guard Archie Goodwin has officially broken the NBA Summer League scoring record. His 342 points all-time pushes him past Coby Karl for the No. 1 spot. Here was the record-clinching steal and score: Drafted No. 29 overall by Oklahoma City in 2013, this is Goodwin's fifth summer league appearance.

Wenyen Gabriel Proving He's Worth a Deal | Kentucky Sports Radio
Wenyen Gabriel has shown signs of promise during his Summer League debut, but will it lead to an eventual contract with the Sacramento Kings?

SEC Hype Meter 2018: Which teams are overrated and underrated every offseason? - CBSSports.com
Kentucky is the third-most underrated team on this list.

Kentucky to be Featured at SEC Media Days Monday - University of Kentucky
Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops, along with senior linebacker Josh Allen, senior tight end C.J. Conrad and junior running back Benny Snell, Jr., will represent Kentucky football at Southeastern Conference Media Days Presented by Regions Bank Monday, July 16, at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta. UK will appear on the first of the four-day event from 1:50-5 p.m. ET.

Tiger Woods plays Carnoustie practice round ahead of The Open - ESPN
Tiger Woods played eight holes of Carnoustie on Sunday as he prepares for his first appearance at The Open since 2015 after missing the past two years due to back issues.

LeBron James arrives at Lakers Summer League game - Yahoo Sports
James was received kindly by Lakers fans, which hasn't always been the case.

MLB All-Star Game: Reds' Taylor Trammell, Hunter Greene shine in 2018 Futures Game, plus other takeaways - CBSSports.com
Lots of home runs were hit Sunday. Lots and lots of home runs

Cardinals fire Mike Matheny after weeks of on, off-field reports | SI.com
The Cardinals fired manager Mike Matheny on Saturday night, a sign that the team is no longer content to stay the course he had led them on.

Mbappe powers France to World Cup glory, Croatia reeling after VAR controversy - ESPN
France won a chaotic World Cup final that featured VAR controversy, the latest step on Kylian Mbappe's ascent to greatness and a hatful of goals.

Tony Romo wins American Century Championship – ProFootballTalk
Tony Romo never won a Super Bowl ring, but he now has two meaningful golf titles. A week after winning the Tri-Course Amateur Championship last weekend in Wisconsin, the former Cowboys quarterback clinched the American Century Championship in South Lake Tahoe.