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Kentucky capped off 2019 with a big time bowl victory. What’s ahead in 2020?

NCAA Football: Belk Bowl-Virginia Tech vs Kentucky Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning BBN, and Happy New Year! Goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020!

As the new year begins, looking back at 2019, it was a great year for Kentucky Athletics.

The Kentucky Football team book-ended the year with victories, opening the year with a New Year’s Day victory over Penn State in the Citrus Bowl and finishing 2019 with a thrilling win in the Belk Bowl over Virginia Tech. In between, Mark Stoops watched several of his players go on to the NFL, and then was still able to overcome two major injuries to key starters to produce a team that went 8-5 with another bowl game victory. What a year for Stoops and Co.

On the basketball end, the Kentucky Wildcats made a run to the Elite Eight and had a team that could’ve very well contended for a national title. The 2019-2020 squad could end up being a contender also. We’ll have to wait and see on that.

Across the board, when you look at women’s basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, baseball, softball, soccer, etc. 2019 was a banner year for UK Athletics. Here’s to a successful 2019 and hopefully even more successful 2020!

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Quickies

Why Kentucky’s Belk Bowl win matters so much - Herald Leader

Reaching 8 wins has not been a common practice.

Belk Bowl was the perfect end to Lynn Bowden’s legacy at UK - KSR

It was a fitting end for the beloved Wildcat.

Lynn Bowden’s audible resulted in the game-winning play - Herald Leader

What a throw that nobody expected.

Bowl wins highlight bright future for state’s FBS teams - Courier Journal

Kentucky, Louisville, and WKU all picked up bowl victories.

ESPN Gameday Crew has high praise for Mark Stoops following Belk Bowl - Cats Pause

The crew had a lot of good things to say about Stoops.

Ron Rivera named as Redskins head coach - ESPN

The seventh coach hired by Dan Snyder.

Zion hopeful to return in January - Bleacher Report

Zion may soon be finally making his long-awaited NBA debut.

Ranking watchability of all 36 possible Super Bowl matchups - Yahoo

What matchup do you hope to see?