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Sunday Quickies: Father’s Day Edition

It’s a day to celebrate the father or father figure in your life!

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Good morning, Big Blue Nation! I write this edition of the Quickies enjoying Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and donuts. My wife and kids have already showered me with cards and gifts. I’m very thankful for the gift of fatherhood.

I hope all the dads out there feel as special as I do.

Tweets of the Day

This report coming the day after Clemson reported over 25 players/staff tested positive for COVID.


Tiz the Law wins Belmont Stakes | Lexington Herald Leader- The first jewel of the Triple Crown belongs to Tiz the Law. September 5th will be the Run for the Roses followed by the Preakness on October 3rd.

Xavier Peters to transfer from football team | Cats Pause- The former four star linebacker will be looking for his third team in three years. He transferred from Florida State to Kentucky and sat out all of last season. He never seemed to be in the good graces of Mark Stoops.

New NBA deadline could impact Olivier Sarr decision | Saturday’s Down South- With the new deadline for the NBA Draft set for August, Olivier Sarr’s decision to play for the Cats could be impacted if he still desires a shot at the NBA. It could also impact the waiver decision.

The virus still controls the sports calendar | WDRB- There was great optimism in restarting sports was sky high as college players returned their teams, the NBA set a plan forth for restarting the season, and the MLB had come to terms between players and owners. Now all of that seems to be in jeopardy.

Michelle Wie gives birth to first child | CBS- Wie was a hotshot golf prodigy when she burst onto the scene as a highschooler. She’s married to Golden State executive Jonnie West, son of NBA Legend Jerry West. Congrats!

Fathers and sons in the NFL | Sporting News-The Mannings, the Shulas, and the Longs are just some of the father/son teams in the NFL.

NFL leadership put to the test | USA Today- With a second wave of the Coronavirus all but assured at this point, Roger Goodell and the NFL leadership are tasked with forging ahead with plans to start the season.