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Saturday Wildcat Links

April 19th 2014

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A Sea of Blue: Marcus Lee to return to Kentucky for 2014-15 Season
Sports Illustrated: Marcus Lee returning won’t declare for NBA Draft
Sporting News: Marcus Lee to return, help Kentucky 'win that final game'
Vaught's View: Trey Lyles has 17 points, Tyler Ulis goes for 9 points, 9 assists in Jordan Brand Classic
Wildcat Blue Nation: Thank You for the memories James Young
Vavel: NCAA Basketball History: Kentucky Wildcats


Friday Wildcat Links

April 18th 2014

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A Sea of Blue: James Young to enter the draft
Nation of Blue: NBA execs and scouts talk to several UK players
Wildcat Blue Nation: Young declares, who will follow?
Courier-Journal: Cauley-Stein's return a surprise
Herald Leader: Calipari says it's OK to come to UK and not be one-and-done
Bleacher Report: Biggest changes Wildcats will undergo in 2014 season
CBS Sports: Kentucky owns college basketball; Iowa St. primed
John Clay: Two down, many more NBA decisions to go
NextCats: Calipari says he is not really recruiting anyone else for 2014
Fox Sports: Choosing between Big Four 2014 centers

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Vaught's Views: Neal Brown says Towles has made good progress
Athlon Sports: Ranking the SEC's quarterbacks for 2014
ESPN: Huge opportunities await Towles and Barker
Scout.com: Jalen Harris targeted heavily by UK

Thursday Wildcat Links

April 16th 2014

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NextCats: Harrisons not hearing what they want to hear from NBA
Bleacher Report: Do all signs point to Texas for Myles Turner?
Vaught's Views: Poythress talks about whether to declare for the draft or stay at UK
The Clarion-Ledger: Where will Devonta Pollard end up?
Herald Leader: Mayor Gray talks about lack of funding for Rupp project
A Sea of Blue: Looking at who might stay and who might go
Wildcat Blue Nation: Why Coach Cal has the best job in America
CoachCal.com: Reliving the games that made 2013-2014 a season to remember
ZagsBlog: Towns says Cauley-Stein can help UK do something special

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ESPN: QB Jalen Whitlow to transfer from Kentucky
Courier-Journal: Whitlow's dad knows pain of his decision
UK Athletics: UK moving forward with quarterback competition
NBC Sports: NCAA approves new penalty for hits below the knee
Vaught's Views: Neal Brown "disappointed" but understands Whitlow's decision
KSR: Wednesday practice wasn't all bad news

Wednesday Wildcat Links

April 16th 2014

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Courier Journal: Rupp Arena deal dies despite Beshear’s push
A Sea of Blue: NCAA approves unlimited meals for college athletes
Wildcat Blue Nation: University of Kentucky= Big Man U
ESPN: John Calipari content at Kentucky
Opposing Views writes about Bill O'Reilly's strange interview with coach Calipari

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NextCats:  top TE prospect for 2015 will visit UK today

Tuesday Wildcat Links

April 15th 2014

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coachcal.com:  Cauley-Stein will return for junior season at UK
KSR:  Calipari says he's "proud" of WCS
Yahoo:  WCS' surprise return bolsters already strong frontcourt
CBS Sports/Gary Parrish:  Calipari's tweak was both hilarious and brilliant
VaughtsViews:  the "tweak" was a pass-first point guard
Herald-Leader/Jerry Tipton:  Calipari is not sure who will go pro
KSTV:  (video) Towns talks about his freshman goals
CBS:  Cal tells Dan Patrick that he has no interest in Lakers
Deadspin:  Calipari is interview on "O'Reilly Factor"
Zagsblog:  Lee's brother says decision is made to stay at UK
KSR:  Calipari says he'll be at UK a long time if NBA changes early-entry rule

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Nation of Blue:  UK loses 2015 commitment to Alabama
ukathletics.com:  Stoops pleased with Monday practice
NextCats:  RB Damien Harris will attend UK's spring game

Monday Wildcat Links

April 14th 2014

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A Sea of Blue: Morning Quickies: Sunday Brunch Edition
SB Nation: Pitt Assistant Coach Barry Rohrssen could land in Lexington
Courier Journal: ESPN's Chad Ford breaks down Kentucky's NBA prospects
Vaught's View: John Calipari will be busy promoting his new book with national media appearances
A Sea of Blue: Willie Cauley-Stein news coming?

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Vaught's View: Mark Stoops happy with energy, efficiency in “physical scrimmage”
A Sea of Blue: Kentucky 2015 Football Recruiting Updates
Vaught's View: JoJo Kemp on quarterbacks, running back depth, “stud” Bud Dupree, and more

Sunday Wildcat Links

April 13th 2014

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Vaught's View: Trey Lyles had 9 points, 11 rebounds and Karl Towns 6 points, 8 rebounds for World team
Kentucky: Letters about UK and NCAA
Herald Leader: We may have a winner in the search for a nickname for the 2013-14 Cats 
CBS Sports: NBA draft decisions will have huge implications for Kentucky, Syracuse
Herald Leader: Top-10 moments feature plenty of Aaron Harrison
Kentucky Sports Radio: Could Rohrssen be heading to Kentucky?



Saturday Wildcat Links

April 12th 2014

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Herald Leader: Forget Duke; UConn is the school bringing the pain for UK fans
Bleacher Report: Offseason To-Do List for Wildcats
John Clay: BBL: More basketball comings and goings
Vaught's View: John Calipari was “close to depression” after loss, but now he’s ready to “keep this going”
Vaught's View: Kentucky signee Karl Towns’ official senior year mixtape

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Scout: Illinois OT talks about offer from Wildcats




Friday Wildcat Links

April 10th 2014

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Rant Sports: Five takeaways from UK's season
CBS Sports: The 10 best games of the 2013-2014 season
Wildcat Blue Nation: The waiting game
A Sea of Blue: An open "Thank You" to the 2013-2014 Wildcats
Fansided: Kentucky might lose more players to draft than expected
The Post Game: Calipari compares NCAA to Soviet Union
College Spun: The 10 best one-and-done players of the 21st century
NBC Sports: More rule changes could be on the way next season
ESPN: Super 6 for 2014-2015
SI.com: Duke leads early top 25 polls
Fox Sports: Anthony Davis out for rest of season
Herald Leader: Which school has done the most damage to UK in the 21st century?
Courier-Journal: Strickland following Antigua to USF
KSR: If the Twins leave, where will UK look?

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CKY News: Stoops hopes basketball team inspires football Cats
Herald Leader: Football freshman T.V. Williams, a big-play guy in a small package
Courier-Journal: Clemons' contribution to UK football

Thursday Wildcat Links

April 9th 2014

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Herald Leader: UK coaches earn almost $800,000 in tournament win bonuses
Rant Sports: Five reasons why Randle is ready for the NBA
USA Today: Julius Randle has not decided on draft
Wildcat Blue Nation: A realistic 2014-2015 dream team
Courier-Journal: Four UK basketball signees make All-USA lists
CKY News: Polson's veteran guidance rubbed off on Wildcats
A Sea of Blue: How the Wildcats lost the battle, but won the war
CoachCal.com: LeBron James approves of Cal's coaching
Vaught's Views: Coach Cal just didn't have the answers for the Cats against UConn
CBS Sports: Ridiculously early preseason rankings
Irex3.com on the NBA options for various UK players

OTHER SPORTS
ukathletics:  offense gets the better of D in Wednesday practice
UK Athletics: #14 Kentucky Tennis upsets #1 OSU
KSR: UK is trying to develop more physical Wide Receivers

Wednesday Wildcat Links

April 9th 2014

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Scout: Cats denied nine
Bleacher Report: Final 2013-14 Grades after national title game loss
College Basketball News: Calipari shoots down Lakers rumor
The Bulletin: NBA rumors swirl around Kentucky coach John Calipari
NCAA: Decisions to make, Kentucky freshmen ponder return to school vs. the NBA
Oregon Lives: Trey Lyles, Wildcats commit, talks about his development
The Augusta Chronicle: Kentucky's John Calipari won't dignify rumor about Lakers job
Courier Journal: Kentucky run came up short, but 'it's just been a joy'
Bleacher Report: Don't dismiss rumors of John Calipari to the NBA
Dallas News: Julius Randle has until April 15th to make NBA decision; will he stay or go?
Seattle Times: Kentucky done in by woes at the free-throw line vs. UConn
The Oracle: Kentucky’s run, despite loss, will only help Antigua at USF 
C-J:  future Cat Trey Lyles named Indiana Mr. Basketball


Tuesday Wildcat Links

April 8th 2014

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Bleacher Report: Julius Randle: Stats, Grade, Highlights and Twitter Reaction vs. UConn
Vaught's View: Title game loss should not tarnish Kentucky’s unbelievable NCAA run
Savannah Show: UConn does in Kentucky's one and doners
Star Tribune: UConn's dynamic duo of Napier, Boatright outshine Kentucky
John Clay: Three quick things from Kentucky’s runner-up finish
Herald Dispatch: UK loses title game, 60-54
NY Times: Connecticut tame Wildcats to clinch NCAA Title
Herald Leader: It was Randle's season but not his night
Vaught's View: John Calipari won’t “dignifty” claim by Rex Chapman he’s going to Lakers
Star Telegram: UConn’s experience too much for young Kentucky to handle 
The Post & Courier: Connecticut tops Kentucky for second NCAA men's title in four years
NBC Sports: College Basketball talk’s way-too-early preseason Top 25
UK Athletics: Kentucky-Connecticut Postgame Notes
NCAA: Poor foul shooting hurts Kentucky in national championship game


Monday Wildcat Links

April 7th 2014

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TSN/DeCourcy:  3 thing UK must do to beat UConn
BleacherReport breaks down the UConn-UK matchup
CBS/Gary Parrish with a preview of Cats v. Huskies
CBS/Greg Doyel:  Calipari's mind games have KY on cusp of national title
NBC Sports:  both UK, UConn are lucky to be here
Idaho Statesman: Connecticut vs. Kentucky
Online Athens: Kentucky freshmen against UConn comeback players
Dallas News: Wildcats cheat sheet: Lineups, keys to winning, more
Twin Cities: UConn and Kentucky for national title
FOX Sports: Why Kentucky can beat UConn
FOX Sports: Why UConn can beat Kentucky
Journal Sentinel: Badgers don't regret last shot vs. Kentucky
Arkansas Online: Kentucky's Aaron Harrison has the 'clutch gene'
Amarillo: Kentucky, UConn chase NCAA title
Courier Journal: Breaking down the Connecticut versus Kentucky matchups
Bleacher Report: Will Harrison Twins' shot selection cost 'Cats title?

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Sunday Wildcat Links

April 6th 2014

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ukathletics.com:  re-live the video highlights of UK's dramatic win
SB Nation: John Calipari and Kentucky succeed by keeping it real
TSN/DeCourcy:  Aaron Harrison saves the day
CBS:  Calipari, Harrison talk about win over Wisconsin
Yahoo:  even Calipari doesn't know what is next
ESPN:  5 takeaways from UK win over Wisconsin
Herald Leader: Fast break: How Kentucky beat Wisconsin
Deseret News:  Kentucky to play for title after edging Wisconsin with late 3-pointer
My SA: Wildcats' miracle ride has final stop
DNJ: Kentucky takes out Wisconsin with Aaron Harrison three-pointer
John Clay: Three quick things on the Heart Attack Cats
Vaught's View: John Calipari trusted Aaron Harrison on final shot 
Star Tribune: Kentucky's Alex Poythress tweaks left knee during celebration
Oakland Press: Wisconsin falls short, loses to Kentucky
John Clay: Some numbers from UK’s Final Four win
ESPN: Badgers’ title hopes bounce off the rim
Kentucky Sports Radio: Aaron Harrison gives Kentucky the shot for number nine
NBC Sports:  Lexington explodes after UK win

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Saturday Wildcat Links

April 5th 2014

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News Day: Kentucky's Harrison twins find their roles
A Sea of Blue: Is Wisconsin the underdog?
Herald Leader: Sitting out 'heartbreaking' for Cauley-Stein
Star Telegram: Harrison twins lead Kentucky’s Texan trio into Final Four
Sports Illustrated: Final Four Game Preview: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Kentucky Wildcats
Courier Journal: Calipari likes 'succeed and proceed' vs. 'one and done'
Bleacher Report: NBA Comparisons for starters in Final Four showdown
JS Online: UW must handle Kentucky's inside force in Julius Randle
The Bulletin: Kentucky, Wisconsin have different backgrounds, styles
Florida Today: Kentucky’s Randle draws oohs and aahs
New York Times profiles the Harrison twins

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Kentucky Sports Radio: Cats are looking better this Spring than they did last Fall

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Friday Wildcat Links

April 3rd 2014

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Stadium Journey: College basketball arena rankings
Irex3.com: Kentucky is not more talented or athletic than Wisconsin, just bigger
NBC Sports: Harrison twins' improvement has been pivotal for Kentucky
A Sea of Blue: Analyzing the recent improvement in the Wildcats
Wildcat Blue Nation: Written in the stars
USA Today: Expectations high, but different, for Florida, Kentucky
The Wall Street Journal: Why 'one and done' must end
SI.com: Jon Hood- Calipari's last remaining original recruit
Herald Leader: If Kentucky wins title, it could take a historically tough trip there
ESPN: Randle peaking at right time for Cats
CBS Sports: One of these Final Four teams is about to kill a popular narrative
KSR: 'Award winning producer' on John Calipari's legacy
Courier-Journal: Final Four in Dallas long part of Randle's plan
CoachCal.com: UK unstoppable down the stretch in reaching the Final Four


Thursday Wildcat Links

April 2nd 2014

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New York Times: True to Kentucky, a fan base wields its own megaphone
Bleacher Report: 2014 Recruiting class primed to keep Cats contending
ESPN: How Wisconsin can beat Kentucky
SI.com: Randle finds success from freedom
Journal Sentinel: The Wildcats are the New York Yankees of college basketball
USA Today: Which UK player will be the difference maker?
Fox Sports: Wisconsin, Kentucky built teams in different fashions
Herald Leader: One-and-done working just fine for Kentucky
CoachCal.com: Hometown Final Four fulfills two-year dream for Randle
KSR: How do you solve a problem like Kaminsky?
CBS Sports: Kentucky makes Final Four due to unusually sharp shooting
Vaught's Views: Three veteran guards' consistency has been key for Wisconsin
Wildcat Blue Nation: Myles Turner remains on market



Wednesday Wildcat Links

April 2nd 2014

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ESPN: Harrison twins show maturity
Coach Raveling: John Calipari deserves some credit here
Herald Leader: Kentucky's Lee surprised by classmates' standing ovation
Grant Land: Building the Brow
John Clay: Who was last unranked team to win NCAA title?
USA Today: Can Harrison twins lift Kentucky to national championship?
Courier Press: Aaron Harrison helps Wildcats achieve his vision
The Leaf Chronicle: Kentucky has come of age
WLWT: Kentucky, Wisconsin governors bet over NCAA Final Four game

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Courier Journal: UK defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot
Herald Leader: UK approves $10 million donation for football practice facility

Tuesday Wildcat Links

April 1st 2014

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NY Post: Julius Randle surging as top ’Cat
Chron: Kentucky likely to be without Cauley-Stein
A Sea of Blue: Sit back and enjoy the ride
UK Athletics: Randle tabbed Associated Press all-America
The CS Monitor: NCAA 'Final Four' teams set for national championship push
Dallas News: Wisconsin Badgers as fundamentally sound as any team in country
Journal Sentinel: Young Kentucky Wildcats have grown up in the NCAA Tournament
Sun Times: Florida favored in Final Four, but young Kentucky is legitimate threat
Liberty Voice: Wisconsin Badgers vs Kentucky Wildcats
Oregon Live: Dirk Nowitzki rooting for Kentucky Wildcats in Final Four

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UK Athletics: Stoops, Wildcats get outside for second spring practice

Monday Wildcat Links

March 31st 2014

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USAToday:  toughness makes Kentucky dangerous
TSN/DeCourcy:  deal with it, America--Kentucky is back in the Final Four
CBS/Greg Doyel:  Kentucky is back
Yahoo/PatForde:  an about-face opinion on Calipari
VaughtsViews:  Julius Randle is going home to Dallas
coachcal.com:  turnaround started with looking at the men in the mirror
SI.com:  VIDEO preview of UK-Wisconsin
CBS:  VIDEO interview with Aaron Harrison on his game-winner
Irex3.com:  amazing coaching job by Calipari

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