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Thursday Quickies: The Return of College Football edition

Though a couple games have already been played, tonight has a larger slate of games to get ready for Saturday

We’ve all been waiting for the return of college football, and tonight will serve as the unofficial kickoff to the season with 12 games slated to take place tonight.

A few notable games on the schedule include #21 UCF at UCONN, Northwestern at Purdue, and Northwestern State at Texas A&M, if anyone wants to get an early look at a future Kentucky opponent. For a battle of teams from Kentucky, Morehead State University will take on Eastern Kentucky University at 6 p.m. on ESPN+.

While there aren’t really any marquee games on the schedule for tonight, it serves as a decent slate for the diehard football fans desperate to see some action on the gridiron.

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Your quickies

What USA Basketball’s announcement means for college basketball - Kentucky Sports Radio

This looks like a step toward the elimination of the one-and-done rule, and could have quite the impact on college basketball.

Kentucky has options at left tackle, but who will seize the opportunity? - Lexington Herald Leader

E.J. Price and Naasir Watkins seem to be the top contenders for the position, but who will step up with the loss of Landon Young?

Five Wildcats poised for a breakout season - Courier Journal

I’m high on Kash Daniel going into this season.

How have Kentucky QBs fared in their first starts? - Kentucky Sports Radio

From Tim Couch to Stephen Johnson, take a look at how Kentucky quarterbacks have performed in their first start at QB.

Matt House talks about preparing for Central Michigan - Cats Pause

He says Jordan Jones is ready to play on Saturday, which is good news. They’ll need him against the Chippewas rushing attack.

From Australia to Kentucky: UK punter Max Duffy adapting - Kentucky Kernel

Take a look at how Kentucky’s new Australian punter is adjusting to life in Lexington.

New concessions coming to Kroger Field - UK Athletics

Atomic Ramen, Athenian Grill, and Louisiana Passion will be available at Kroger Field this year.

Teddy Bridgewater traded from New York to New Orleans - Courier Journal

The Jets will likely start rookie Sam Darnold in Week 1, while Bridgewater will likely serve as the backup for Drew Brees in New Orleans.

Aaron Rodgers gets PAID - Yahoo Sports

Rodgers is now the highest paid player in NFL History. The deal includes a $57.5 million signing bonus...

Zach Smith takes to Twitter to defend himself - ESPN

The former Buckeyes coach tweeted several times and claims that he never hit his wife.

Mark Jurich unloads on Louisville AD Vince Tyra - Courier Journal

This is just pure insanity from Mark Jurich, and it seems like the decision to send the email has backfired.

Cleveland Browns cut Mychal Kendricks after insider trading charge - Bleacher Report

Kendricks allegedly made $1.2 million “by trading ahead of four acquisition announcements”

Christian Yelich hits for the cycle - Associated Press

He’s the first Brewer to hit for the cycle in seven years.

Serena and Venus Williams to meet in third round of U.S. Open - ESPN

This is the earliest showdown between the two sisters in a major tournament in 20 years.