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Sunday Headlines: Good News on John Calipari and Kentucky Basketball

Is the old Cal back?

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Good morning BBN!

Saturday was a wild day with the Twitter fiasco and a big-time football commitment, but it might be the news at the end of the day that will get the Kentucky Wildcats fanbase fired up and ready to go for the GloblJam tour here in the next few weeks.

Matt Jones of KSR sent out a tweet on Saturday evening that gave a report he has been told about a changed John Calipari here early in the summer.

“Cal is getting back to old Cal. Welch has been huge. He is analytical and Cal trusts him,” Jones wrote.

The addition of John Welch this offseason has been seen as a great hire by the UK head coach, and it seems to be paying dividends early.

He continued by saying the same source has also been impressed with the players early this offseason, including DJ Wagner and Justin Edwards.

“DJ and Edwards are dudes like we used to get. They are crazy good and are dogs. You are gonna like how Adou looks too. Reeves and Reed are gonna make shots…will be all about the Bigs because our 1-3 is gonna be real.”

With the freshman already showing out, and a potential return of ‘Swaggy Cal’ could this Kentucky team be geared up for a deep NCAA Tournament run? It is way to early to know the answer to that question, but with these reports, it won't be long before all of BBN is dreaming of March.

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Wildcats Conclude Successful Trip to Phillips 66 Nationals – UK Athletics

The Kentucky group shined on the national stage in Indianapolis.

Kentucky Softball Announces Transfer Arrival of LHP Jaden Vickers – UK Athletics

Vickers will spend her final season of eligibility with the Wildcats after four successful seasons at Rutgers University.

Grace Baalman Hired As Full-Time Assistant Softball Coach – UK Athletics

Baalman was a Wildcat pitcher from 2018-2021 and has been on Rachel Lawson’s staff as a volunteer assistant coach since 2022.

Kentucky target commits to Oregon- KSR

A big loss when it comes to O-Line recruiting for the class of 2024.

TyTy Washington traded to the Atlanta Hawks- KSR

After one season in Houston, TyTy is headed to the ATL.

Elijah Groves commits to Kentucky- KSR

A big time recruiting win for Mark Stoops and his staff.

Calipari never panicked despite small roster entering June- Cats Pause

Was a wild June that's for sure.

NBA Free Agency tracker- ESPN

It has been a wild start to one of the best times of the summer.

Rickie Fowler closing in on the win- CBS

We are all pulling for you Rickie!

NHL Free agency tracker- CBS

NHL free agency kicked off today. I need the Predators to sign everyone.

Tiny Van Gogh Gallery Created Inside a Watch by an Artist Using a Microscope - GNN

Renowned micro-artist David Lindon recreated three Vincent Van Gogh works inside a watch—each smaller than the gap of a second hand.