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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Prayers for Paschal Edition

Josh Paschal diagnosed with cancer, football news, Kahlil Whitney, and more.

NCAA Football: Tennessee at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Stoops opened media day on a somber note as he broke the news that defensive lineman Josh Paschal’s foot issue had been diagnosed as malignant melanoma.

Unfortunately cancer is an unwanted part of most of our lives. My grandmother and aunt passed away due to cancer. My mother is a breast cancer survivor. Chances are I will have to deal with it at some point in my life.

The youth of Paschal makes this even harder to fathom. The type of cancer that he has usually afflicts those of more of an advanced age.

All of BBN has wrapped Paschal and the team in prayer. I am certain his teammates will rally around him and provide all of the positive energy he needs.

Keep praying for Paschal. Keep praying for those in your life that have been affected by this disease. Pray for a cure.


Cats ready to compete in fall camp | UK Athletics- The QB competition is just one of the battles that will be raging during the month of August. For the first time in his tenure at UK, Stoops feels like he has the bodies to make practice an all around competitive experience.

Kentucky football coming up big | Courier-Journal- The Wildcats are passing the eye test when it comes to size. The SEC is a big boy league and for years Kentucky lacked the size to hang with the league. Not anymore.

Dorian Baker to have rep count at camp | Lexington Herald Leader- Baker has not played football in almost a year after suffering a knee injury in last year’s fall camp. The wide receiver will be a focal point but he needs to be eased back into football shape.

Cavon Butler commits to Kentucky football | Cats Pause- The Ohio native made it official yesterday on the tail end of media day. Alabama, West Virginia, and Cincinnati had all offered the young man.

Kahlil Whitney is visiting campus | Lexington Herald Leader- John Calipari is hoping to lock up another recruit for the 2019 class before packing up and heading to the Bahamas. The five star wing has recently stated that his decision is coming and it’s quite a coincidence that his Kentucky visit was right around the corner.

Johnny Manziel flops in CFL debut | ESPN- The Heisman winner was a disaster in the NFL and things aren’t looking good for him in Canada. He threw four interceptions and was benched in his starting debut for the Montreal Alouettes.

Statements released by Urban Meyer and Zach Smith do more harm than good | CBS- Smith and Meyer could not be handling this any worse right now. Ohio State is going to have to move on from them soon or this is going to go from bad to worse.

Jameis Winston loses Nike endorsement | Sporting News- The fallout from Winston’s assault of an Uber driver continues. He’s already been suspended from the NFL. Now he loses one of his biggest endorsements to the tune of millions of dollars. Not like there were any red flags while he was at Florida State or anything like that.

Conor McGregor returning to UFC | ESPN- After throwing a professional level temper tantrum and pleading guilty to a single disorderly conduct violation, the Irishman is returning to the octagon on October 6.