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Friday Headlines: Huge Weekend Edition

UK sports have two massive games this weekend.

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NCAA Basketball: South Carolina State at Kentucky Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky sports are in for a big weekend with basketball, football and volleyball.

First Mark Stoops and his team will host No. 1 ranked Georgia at Kroger Field on Saturday. The Wildcats are 22.5-point underdogs and are coming off a disappointing loss to the Vanderbilt Commodores — one of the worst losses of the Mark Stoops era. Kentucky has struggled since their late collapse at Ole Miss in week five. The season appeared to have so much promise before that game, but Kentucky has been a mess ever since with a 2-4 record. The odds are stacked against the Wildcats on Saturday, but never say never. Kickoff is set for 3:30 PM ET with television coverage on CBS.

No. 18 Kentucky Volleyball will also see action on Saturday when they take the court at No. 10 Florida for the first of two matches. Both teams are battle tested this season and the matchup could tip the scales of the Southeastern Conference regular season leaderboard. Florida leads the league with a 12-2 record while Kentucky is on their heels with a 11-2 record. The first match is scheduled to be played at 4 PM ET Saturday with coverage on SEC Network Plus. Sunday’s match is scheduled for 2 PM ET with television coverage on the SEC Network.

Sunday night is arguably the most anticipated contest, though, as basketball head coach John Calipari and his team head out west for a heavyweight matchup against the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Neither team has started their season the way they’d hoped, with No. 4 Kentucky losing in double-overtime to Michigan State in the State Farm Champions Classic on Tuesday and No. 2 Gonzaga being blown out by No. 11 Texas on Wednesday. Tip-off is set for 7:30 PM ET with television coverage on ESPN.

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Collins got up there for this one.


Kirby Smart on Chris Rodriguez, Will Levis and UK defense - Vaught’s Views

Georgia coach has much respect for Kentucky’s key pieces.

Scouting Report: Georgia Bulldogs - KSR

Everything you need for Saturday.

Mark Stoops says UK must stick to what it does best - Vaught’s Views

Run game, play action and near-perfect defense.

Double-double streak ends at 17 for Oscar Tshiebwe - KSR

He had six points and seven rebounds on Thursday night.

Aaron Judge caps historic season with AL MVP award - ESPN

Big award for a big season.

Brad White says Stetson Bennett Deserves Heisman Buzz - KSR

How will he fare against Kentucky’s defense?

Zach Wilson takes swipe at critics ahead of Patriots rematch - ESPN

Will he get his revenge on Sunday?

Expert picks for Week 12 in college football - USA Today

Full sweep in favor of Georgia.