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Friday Quickies: Volleyball Gameday Edition

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The Wildcats are poised for a big weekend of postseason volleyball.

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After breezing through last weekend’s opening round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament, the Kentucky Wildcats will head into the Round of 16 against Washington. As the No. 9 seed, Kentucky’s match vs. the No. 8 seed Washington Huskies will be their first of the postseason against a better seed.

Heading into the match, Kentucky has momentum on their side as they’ve won their 10 ten games. However, Friday afternoon’s outing most likely won’t come as easy as the team’s first two opponents. The Round of 16 matchup is scheduled to start at 2:30 PM EDT on Friday, with the more focused team most-likely to come out on top.

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Max Duffy wins Ray Guy Award for NCAA’s best punter - Kentucky Sports Radio

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How a swanky, suburban private school nestled in the foothills of the San Fernando Valley emerged as the nation’s trendiest destination for five-star prospects and the sons of NBA stars like Bronny James, as well as UK commit BJ Boston.

Frequently Asked Belk Bowl Questions, Answered | Kentucky Sports Radio

Things to know about the Belk Bowl.

Despite loss of Lynn Bowden, Kentucky run game in good hands - CatsPause

Bowden declared for the 2020 NFL Draft, meaning his final game in a UK uniform will come against Virginia Tech. But like Benny Snell before him, don't expect Bowden's departure to derail Kentucky's run game.

LSU QB Joe Burrow wins Maxwell and Davey O’Brien awards - ESPN

This should be the first of even more hardware for the Tigers quarterback.

Lamar Jackson, Ravens clinch AFC North title with win over Jets - USA Today

Baltimore, Jackson are back in the playoffs for the second straight season.

Oakland Raiders fans brace for team’s final home NFL game ever - USA Today

It’s an end of an era in Oakland, CA.

Heat suspend guard Dion Waiters for third time this season - ESPN

Waiters’ future in the Association doesn’t look promising.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson breaks Michael Vick’s single-season rushing yards record - ESPN

Jackson is running wilder than anyone ever has, but can he keep it up?