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Saturday Quickies: UK Football Fan Day Edition

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Football is back in the Bluegrass!

Mark Stoops Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

Good morning Big Blue Nation and what a lovely morning it is! It’s a perfect day to head to Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky and take in all of the sights and sounds of Kentucky Wildcats Football Fan Day.

The festivities start at 10:00 AM when the gates open. Although there won’t be an autograph session because of the pandemic, fans will still get to have an experience that was denied to them last year.

I was present at media day yesterday and I was very impressed by amount of media that was there and the excitement surrounding the players and the coaches. Mark Stoops and company were ready to finally get back onto the field and get working once again.

Tweets of the Day

The team will get back after it today when the Fan Day festivities are concluded.

John Calipari’s not-so-veiled response to Jalen Duren’s decision.

Quickies

UK Media Day recap | UK Athletics- It was good to get back to covering sports like a normal person again.

Stoops in no rush to name a starting QB | KSR- It appears to be a two man race between Will Levis and Joey Gatewood with Beau Allen in a distant third. Stoops said it’s more important to be right that fast.

Jalen Duren commits to Memphis | 247- Somehow Penny Hardaway is still able to convince high caliber players to commit to his program without any actual results or proof he can coach.

Isaiah Jackson believes he can be a defensive anchor for the Pacers | Vaught’s Views- Jackson has a skill to rely on while he works on his offensive game.

USA Basketball collects fourth straight Gold medal | ESPN- It was a shaky start for Team USA but the result was phenomenal as Kevin Durant lead the team to Gold. He scored 29 points in the 87-82 revenge victory over France.

New top 25 and 1 | CBS- Kentucky sits at #13 while Memphis jumps to #17 with the addition of Duren. If they get Emoni Bates as predicted then they’ll vault into the top 10.

Allyson Felix becomes all time medal leader for Women’s track and field | Yahoo!- The Olympic legend won her 10th and 11th medals, the 11th being in the relay race. Congrats to her!

Redemption in Men’s relay race | USA Today- The Men’s 4X400 team won Gold after a disastrous start and a record low count of medals for the Men’s track and field team.

Mike Moustakas lead Reds to 10-0 win over Pirates | Red Reporter- The Reds are hot on the tail of the Padres in the Wildcard race as they are now 2.5 games back from San Diego for the second spot.