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Sunday Wildcat Links

December 20th 2014

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Yahoo: Kentucky dominates UCLA
Busting Brackets: Three thoughts on destruction of UCLA
Fox Sports: UK scores first 24 points en route to blowout win over UCLA
College Spun: UCLA coach says Kentucky is the best team he has ever coached against
UK Athletics: Wildcats move to 12-0
Vaught's Views: UCLA gets embarrassed by UK 
Herald Leader: Whipping of Westwood
C-J: UK basketball rolls to rout of UCLA
KSR: Coach Cal's post-game press conference

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Saturday Wildcat Links

December 19th 2014

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Yahoo Sports: Kentucky prepares for UCLA
Wildcat Blue Nation: What will Wildcats work on over winter break?
Rant Sports: Consistency is the number one thing on the Cats' wishlist
Fox Sports: 3 things to watch for in Saturday's game
KY Sports Connection: Game day predictions
A Sea of Blue: The success of the Platoon system and why it matters
CoachCal.com: Friendly foes
John Clay: Viewing UCLA's history from a different perspective
C-J: Ulis returns to play UCLA

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UK Athletics: Dawson to be UK offensive coach, QB coach
Vaught's Views: One reason Stoops hired Dawson

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Friday Wildcat Links

December 18th 2014

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WDRB: Has Kentucky taken all of Duke's oxygen?
Wall Street Journal: Should Kentucky basketball stick to the shift?
Wildcat Blue Nation: How to measure a successful season
UK Athletics: Kentucky, UCLA to meet in Chicago for CBS Sports Classic
SI.com: Power rankings
C-J: Cauley-Stein draft stock quickly rising
Vaught's Views: UCLA guards could present problem for UK this weekend
CoachCal.com: Windy City homecoming

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WV Illustrated: Dawson explains evolution of WVU offense
Herald Leader: Special teams coach leaving Kentucky

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Thursday Wildcat Links

December 17th 2014

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Bleacher Report: Would remaining wins in non-conference games guarantee 40-0
Wildcat Blue Nation: NCAA's best chance to finish undefeated
Herald Leader: Ulis returns to Chicago with no limits
C-J: Towns could be No. 1 draft pick

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Fox Sports: WVU's Dawson leaving to become UK's OC, playcaller 
kentuckysports.com/John Clay:  Dawson hire shows Stoops is all-in on Air Raid
Vaught's Views: Boom Williams names to All-True Freshman Team
KSR: Shannon Dawson new Offensive Coordinator 
C-J:  Harris on winning Hornung Award and his recruitment

OTHER SPORTS
Herald Leader: Illness forces UK Hoops assistant coach to resign

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Wednesday Wildcat Links

December 17th 2014

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C-J:  Cauley-Stein's draft stock is soaring
Washington Post:  UK thriving with platoon system
LA Daily News:  it could be a long year for UCLA
Scout.com:  Antonio Blakeney talks about his recruitment

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KentuckyPreps.com:  Lafayette HS '17 OT gets 3 offers, including UK

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Tuesday Wildcat Links

December 16th 2014

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SI.com:  will UK's defense be historically great?
Sporting News:  UK remains unanimous #1 in AP poll
Nation of Blue:  Cats #1 in coaches poll but it's not unanimous
DraftExpress:  Cauley-Stein now projected 4th pick in NBA draft
Sea of Blue:  Ulis gets praise but Harrison is "straw that stirs the drink"
ESPN.com/Dana O'Neil:  says Cauley-Stein deserves POY consideration

FOOTBALL
24/7Sports:  Football Scoop says Stoops talked with Spurrier, Jr
WildcatBlueNation:  reports about Harris, Lewis wanting to play together

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Monday Wildcat Links

December 14th 2014

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Wildcat Blue Nation: Formula for an upset has changed
Vaught's Views: Cats know how much they will miss teammate Poythress play
CoachCal.com: A dangerous duo
isportsweb.com: Four teams that will threaten Kentucky's undefeated season 
Zagsblog:  CBS' Davis says only Duke can threaten UK when Cats are "dialed in"

FOOTBALL
Nation of Blue:  ECU's Riley questioned about UK OC job
NextCats: 2016 RB Baker says Cats are still his top choice
Wildcat Blue Nation: Whose next?

OTHER SPORTS
UK Athletics: Hoops beats Belmont

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Sunday Wildcat Links

December 14th 2014

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Bleacher Report: How many Wildcats will become future NBA draft picks?
USA Today: Kentucky wins first game without Poythress
Rant Sports: Cauley-Stein playing like an All-American
UK Athletics: Cauley-Stein sparks Kentucky win
John Clay: Kentucky looked invincible
Herald Leader: Willie Cauley-Stein has transformed from project, to complete player
C-J: Kentucky wins without whining
Vaught's Views: Booker doing big things

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KY Sports Connection: Jackson commits to Kentucky

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Saturday Wildcat Links

December 12th 2014

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Bleacher Report/Jason King:  stardom awaits Cauley-Stein--if he wants it
Bleacher Report: How will Wildcats deal with Poythress' injury?
ESPN: Kentucky's defense could make history
Fox Sports: The renewal of a non-conference series 
Rant Sports: Poythress' injury will put kink in Platoon system
The Press Enterprise: Gonzaga, Kentucky will give UCLA rebounders the acid test
Herald Leader: Coach Cal asks BBN to treat UNC with respect
John Clay: Mood blue before battle of blue blood
C-J: Willis waiting for his moment on deep Kentucky team
Vaught's Views: Should Coach Cal be worried about 3-point shooting?

FOOTBALL
KSR: UAB RB decommit has Kentucky in the mix

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Friday Wildcat Links

December 11th 2014

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WKYT:  Poythress tears ACL in practice
CoachCal.com: Slow start kills numbers
Herald Leader: Cloud of scandal turns 'Carolina Way' into depressing punch line for UNC
Courier-Journal: Tony Delk's jersey to be retired at Kentucky
NextCats: Four UK players listed in ESPN's new mock draft
Vaught's Views: Despite problems, Calipari still "happy" with his team
Rant Sports: Kentucky vs. North Carolina: Game preview, prediction
Chapelboro.com: Underdog Tar Heels take on top-ranked Wildcats 

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NextCats:  Stoops does in-home visit with Damien Harris
C-J:  UK adds two transfers from Nebraska
UK Athletics: Two athletes names All-SEC Freshmen
Herald Leader: Several top football recruits give UK a chance to make impression
Herald Leader: 10 UK football players to track as recruiting for 2015 winds down

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Thursday Wildcat Links

December 10th 2014

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ESPN: Kentucky shakes slow start to survive Columbia scare
NBC Sports: Offensive rebounds prowess once again its greatest weapon
KY Sports Connection: Cats surge late, beat Lions
USA Today: Against UK, leads don't last
Bleacher Report: 5 things on Wildcats' holiday wishlist
UK Athletics: Harrison and Cauley-Stein contribute to Cats' win
Vaught's Views: Cats missing energy but defense helps stop Columbia
John Clay: Maybe the wind will knock some shots in

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kentuckysports.com/Jen Smith:  Rivals analyst on UK's last skid and impact

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Wednesday's Wildcat Links

December 10th 2014

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CBS Sports/Gary Parrish:  UK on historic pace with its defensive numbers
The Cauldron:  Cauley-Stein draft stock rising with offensive improvement
kentuckysports.com/John Clay:  3 takeaways from pre-Columbia presser
RantSports preview Columbia at UK matchup

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ukathletics.com:  Dupree, McGinnis honored by SEC coaches
VaughtsViews:  Damien Harris named Paul Hornung Award winner
NextCats:  Saban, Meyer visit Harris on same day
NextCats:  highly-rated DB has UK in his final three
Ky Kernel gives Towles a "C" for this season

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Tuesday Wildcat Links

December 9th 2014

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UCLABruins.com:  UK agrees to deal for 1st-ever trip to Pauley Pavilion
WDRB/Rick Bozich:  UK is nearly unanimous #1 in AP poll
Nation of Blue:  Orton signs lucrative deal with team in China
KSR:  an update on injured UK fan Dickie Gregory
BleacherReport:  John Wall gets emotional after death of young friend
(women) SECSports.com:  UK's Thompson named Player of the Week

FOOTBALL
WSOCTV.com:  Dupree, McGinnis named 1st-team All-SEC
NextCats:  O-lineman from Mississippi gets offer from UK
CatsPause:  Damien Harris to announce January 9

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Monday Wildcat Links

December 7th 2014

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Yahoo Sport: Kentucky cruises past EKU
WKYT: Kentucky improves to 9-0
Basketball Insiders: Kentucky's NBA draft stock
Vaught's Views: EKU coach impressed by UK's defense
Herald Leader: Kentucky eases past EKU, but not without a little drama
KSR: Towns was a different Kat tonight
CoachCal.com: Cats show versatility

FOOTBALL
Wildcat Blue Nation: Recruiting season upon us

OTHER SPORTS:
UK Athletics: UK Hoops down Louisville

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Sunday Wildcat Links

December 6th 2014

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Bleacher Report: Were backcourt issues exposed during hard-fought Texas win?
Rant Sports: UK vs. EKU game predictions
ESPN: Kentucky vs. Eastern Kentucky game preview 
Sportige: First time it got a little difficult
Sporting News: Cauley-Stein shows improvement
KSR: The NBA Cats showed out last night
John Clay: Kentucky's defense flirting with history
NextCats: Labissiere talks about his decision to sign with Kentucky

FOOTBALL
Vaught's Views: Hughes still fully committed to Kentucky
C-J: East Carolina University coach a contender for UK coordinator job
NextCats: Harris will make decision on Jan. 9

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Saturday Wildcat Links

December 5th 2014

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UK Athletics: Cauley-Stein does it all 
Herald Leader: Kentucky wins over Texas 
C-J: Cats hand Long Horns their first loss
ZagsBlog: Thon Maker talks about visits and possibly joining the class of 2015 
SB Nation: Mudiay's injury stresses the absurdity of NBA draft age limit 
KSR: Cal gave Willie the green light in the second half 
Wildcat Blue Nation: Kentucky wins a heavyweight battle
The Score: Kentucky uses second half to bypass Texas 

Friday Wildcat Links

December 4th 2014

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kentuckysports.com:  Texas coach talks about improvement of Harrison twins
ESPN/Myron Medcalf picks UK to win by 6 over Texas
Fox Sports: Players' sacrifice keeps platoon system working
Rant Sports: Wildcats must survive brutal December schedule
CoachCal.com: Texas' size poses challenge for Cats
C-J: UK vs. UT preview
Herald Leader: Three of the biggest threats to Kentucky's dream team

FOOTBALL
Rivals.com: Hamilton commits to Kentucky 
C-J/Kyle Tucker says Stoops will talk with ECU OC Lincoln Riley
KSR: Why you should be excited about the 2015 football Cats
Vaught's Views: Foster named Capital One Academic All-American

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Thursday Wildcat Links

December 3rd 2014

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Bleacher Report: 5 early adjustments the Wildcats' should consider
KY Forward: UK sends more players to the NBA than any other program
University Herald: Kentucky maintains sleeperhold on No. 1 spot
C-J: Texas basketball coach raves about Coach Cal
CoachCal.com: Juniors holding their own
KSR: 10 things to know about the Longhorns 
Ky Kernel:  Texas is UK's biggest test thus far
NextCats:  top stars coming to Marshall County Hoopfest

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A Sea of Blue: 5 keys in 2015
Cardinal Sports: U of L doesn't think playing UK every year is worth it
John Clay: Cats won't get blazing start in 2016
Herald Leader: Stoops' troops losing seven key players on defense
Vaught's Views: Former QB says Neal Brown left UK much better than when he arrived

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Wednesday Wildcat Links

December 3rd 2014

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ESPN:  Texas struggles in final pre-UK tuneup
Nation of Blue:  Anthony Davis is on the latest SI cover
SI.com:  Davis, Cousins among leading MVP candidates
NBC Sports:  most popular online dating term in Kentucky is "basketball"

FOOTBALL
C-J/Kyle Tucker:  James Coley is not a candidate for UK OC job
Nation of Blue:  top JuCo LB will visit UK this weekend
KSTV asks if Towles will be starting quarterback next season
KSR:  Jared Lorenzen writes that better days are coming for UK offense
NextCats:  ESPN's Ford projects 4 Cats in first round

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Tuesday Wildcat Links

December 2nd 2014

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ukathletics.com:  Towns named SEC Frosh of the Week
AP:  Cats remain solid #1 in latest media poll
Sea of Blue recaps the win over Providence
CBSSports/Matt Norlander:  Texas has the horses to make a run at UK
Zagsblog:  Malik Newman says he & Briscoe could make good tandem

FOOTBALL
kentuckysports.com/JohnClay:  which way will Stoops go for OC hire?
ukathletics.com:  Dupree, McGinnis honored 
WKYT.com:  Dupree also honored by SEC
Nation of Blue:  top JuCo LB considers visit to UK
FootballScoop.com:  Neal Brown wants a "players-first" program at Troy
NextCats:  Damien Harris remains #1 RB
C-J/Adam Himmelsbach on the genesis of provocative photo at game
KSTV:  why Neal Brown's departure is good for Kentucky football

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