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Saturday Quickies: Directors’ Cup Edition

Celebrate Kentucky’s athletic success in this morning’s Quickies!

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NCAA Football: Mississippi State at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Saturday Big Blue Nation!

The latest Directors’ Cup rankings were released and the University of Kentucky ranked 14th among the DI universities.

“We have seen outstanding individual and team success this season,” Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said. “This success is worth celebrating, but it’s also motivation for us because we know we can achieve so much more. We are already looking forward to the 2019-20 season, when we will continue to pursue our goal of establishing UK among the elite athletics departments in America.”

Mitch Barnhart has led a reassurance in the UK athletic department the likes of which we have never seen. The job he has done has been recognized nationally and he continues to be one of the premier athletic directors in the country.

Tweets of the Day

Team bonding is important and I think these guys are having a great time togther.

Rapinoe is having one helluva World Cup as the USWNT continues to roll on.



Johnny Juzang fell in love with Kentucky | Cats Pause- There has been growing hype surrounding the sharp shooter as reports are indicating he’s much better than expected and he could be a major factor in UK’s success this season.

Makur Maker ineligible for 2019/2020 high school season | KSR- The number two ranked recruit in the 2020 class has used up all of his high school eligibility. He’s one of UK’s top targets in the class.

Big Team, Better Me | UK Athletics- John Calipari is pushing this mantra to his team in order to place importance on a successful group translating to a successful individual.

KD focusing on four teams | ESPN- As Kevin Durant mulls over his free agency options, he’s narrowed his list to the LA Clippers, the Golden State Warriors, the Brooklyn Nets, and the New York Knicks.

Women’s World Cup grades | CBS- Megan Rapinoe earns an A+ as she led the US to a 2-1 win over France. Rapinoe scored both goals and has scored four altogether in her last two games.

Lakers looming large for Kawhi Leonard | Sporting News- If LA does land Leonard, three of the best five players in the league will be Lakers. It could be argued that Leonard and Lebron James are the two best players in the NBA. Of course Kevin Durant would have something to say about that.

Pacers Darren Collison retires | USA Today- The 31 year old point guard caught his teammates off guard as he decided to call it quits in order to focus on his faith.