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Wednesday Quickies: Pitino Book Edition

The former Louisville coach finally released his book, and it is as wild as you imagined

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When it was announced that Rick Pitino was going to be releasing a “tell-all” book, most everyone knew kind of what to expect. Pitino would deny any knowledge or involvement in the stripper scandal and the FBI scandal, as he always has, and claim that everyone was out to get him.

Well, Pitino’s book, “Pitino: My Story” was released yesterday, and it seems to be quite the read, especially near the end. It’s actually what most of us expected. Pitino blames Papa John Schnatter, UofL Board Chair David Grissom, Interim President Greg Postel, and even Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin for his eventual downfall, but (surprise!) none of it falls on him.

If you’re interested in reading the book, you can find it on Amazon at the link above. However, the Courier Journal also provided a good breakdown of the book here.

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Inside the Play: The Wildcat Wrinkle - Kentucky Sports Radio

This article takes a look at the Wildcat Formation and what it could be this season for Kentucky.

Fair or not, ending the Florida streak critical for Kentucky program - Courier Journal

As long as the streak continues, it will be the dominant headline.

Mark Stoops has a lot of faith in EJ Price - Lexington Herald-Leader

EJ’s Twitter meltdown in the spring placed Mark Stoops in a difficult spot but Price has made the most of his opportunity thus far.

Eddie Gran talks turnovers, quarterbacks, and turning the page to Florida - Cats Pause

Gran expects to see improvement from his offensive unit in Gainesville on Saturday.

Everything Mark Stoops had to say about Florida and The Streak- Lexington Herald-Leader

Stoops has to be getting tired of being asked about the streak. That’s why it has to be broken this year.

Heroes Day set for Sept. 15 - UK Athletics

Go ahead and make plans to be there. Always a special day at Kroger Field for Heroes Day.

JJ Williams leads UK Soccer to big win over Louisville - Lexington Herald-Leader

Williams scored two of Kentucky’s three goals in last night’s 3-0 win.

Two UK Volleyball players pick up conference honors - UK Athletics

Congrats to Leah Edmond and Madison Lilley for their outstanding performances this week.

Rich Brooks throws shade at Louisville, Willie Taggart - Cats Pause

Papa Brooks doesn’t hold back on Twitter.

Kentucky projected to Independence Bowl - ESPN

Please, not a rematch against Georgia Tech...

The jaw-dropping story of an NFL coach’s search for his family - ESPN

A really well-written and thrilling piece on Kansas City Chiefs running back coach Deland McCullough’s search to find his family.

New College Football AP Top 25 released - NCAA

South Carolina and Florida are now in the top 25, as Kentucky’s schedule looks tougher.

2008 Celtics squad still not mending old wounds- Boston . com

Ray Allen said he doesn’t expect to hear from the other members of the Big 3 before his Hall of Fame induction.

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau selected for U.S. Ryder Cup Team - PGA

This will be Mickelson’s 12th Ryder Cup, while Tiger looks to continue momentum on his comeback.