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Tuesday Headlines: Max Contract U Edition


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When it comes to NBA max contracts, no school has been more successful than the University of Kentucky Wildcats under John Calipari.

A study done by CatsPause’s Chris Fisher broke down the absurd amount of max deals former Wildcats have landed, most recently by Karl-Anthony Towns and Devin Booker, who’ve both now landed two max deals since joining the NBA in 2015. John Wall and Anthony Davis have also both landed multiple max deals, as those four alone have almost accounted for over 1.3 BILLION dollars.

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Max Contract University: Kentucky’s NBA max deals
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Pilgrim's Insider Notes: Kentucky's 2023 recruiting update
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Ranking the top 100 players of Stoops era: No. 61 Farrington Huguenin
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Francis Mauigoa, a 6-foot-6, 325-pound offensive lineman and the No. 5 recruit in the 2023 ESPN 300, committed to coach Mario Cristobal and the new-look Miami Hurricanes on Monday.

Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut, slowed by injury, captures 15th Fourth of July hot dog eating contest title by eating 63 franks and buns
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Former All-Pro running backs Adrian Peterson, Le'Veon Bell to box in exhibition on July 30
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College Football World Reacts To The EA Sports News
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Hank Goldberg, Former ESPN NFL Reporter and Sports Handicapper, Dies at Age 82
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