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Saturday Wildcat Links

July 31st 2015

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CoachCal.com: UK alumni will play UNC alumni in charity game
KSR: Building the ultimate UNC alumni team
SI.com: How college basketball's top 25 recruits will fit in as freshmen
SB Nation: Dan Shulman talks Jamal Murray

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Wildcat Blue Nation: Rashan Gary interested in Kentucky
A Sea of Blue: Building a program
WDRB: Stoops says Kentucky improved
Cats Illustrated: Recruiting success boosts optimism
Herald Leader: Stoops says it's been a good week for Kentucky football
C-J: Coaches cope with 'crazy' recruiting
Jen Smith: Dawson discusses QB criteria
247Sports: Most important commit

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Friday Wildcat Links

July 30th 2015

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Bleacher Report: Each projected starter's most concerning flaw 
Wildcat Blue Nation: Wildcats feature two of top three players in college basketball 
CoachCal.com: Three Wildcats named top 50 players in country 
NextCats: Bolden sets first official visit 

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Fox Sports: Kentucky completes 2016's slate by scheduling New Mexico St
Herald Leader: Commitment by top 2018 recruit could energize Kentucky's future 
A Sea of Blue: College football top 25 preseason coaches poll released 
Vaught's Views: Stoops pleased with Towles 
C-J: Best recruiting week ever? 

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Thursday Wildcat Links

July 29th 2015

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A Sea of Blue: Is a 3-point guard lineup coming?
C-J: When will Jamal Murray get to Kentucky?
Hoops Habit: Could 2016 class become Calipari's crown jewel
USA Today: If Calipari really coaches until he is 73, how many games would he win?
Bleacher Report: Burning questions about Wildcats' 2016 recruiting plans
NBC Sports: Is Jamal Murray considering skipping classes to play for Team Canada
CoachCal.com: Like artwork, Mathews looks to create unique identity
Vaught's Views: Calipari visits Steelers 
Nation of Blue:  what is the most popular word in dating profiles in Kentucky?

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Rant Sports: Wildcats must show improvement in 2015
ESPN: Wildcats hit 2017 trifecta
       Fox Sports: Kentucky lands three 2017 four-star recruits in one day
       USA Today: Kentucky's magical football recruiting day
C-J: UK football lands prized 2016 D-tackle
KSR: Stoops' secret weapon and the facility that could keep him here
John Clay: Preview of SEC football

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Wednesday Wildcat LInks

July 29th 2015

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VaughtsViews:  Craig Yeast's son commits to UK
NextCats:  younger Yeast described as "student of the game"
KySportsConnection has highlights of Yeast's dad from his UK days
CollegeSpun:  4-star RB Warren commits to Cats
24/7Sports:  DE Hudson commits to UK
CatsIllustrated:  Ohio teammates Warren, Hudson talk about decision
SaturdayDownSouth says strong start is key for Cats
KSR/FreddieMaggard offers his take on new QB recruit Mac Jones
24/7Sports:  former Cat Tubman headed to JC
NextCats:  LB Kash Daniel will enroll early at UK
Advocate: UL-Lafayette dismisses promising RB

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coachcal.com:  Cal is excited about how recruiting is shaping up for 2016
Zagsblog:  PG prospect Smith talking about package deal w/ Tatum, Giles
USA Today:  Smith blogs about his offer from UK
SI.com:  former UK star Chapman talks about rebuilding his life
SportingNews:  Tod Lanter talks about his time at UK

Tuesday's Wildcat Links

July 28th 2015

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Ky Sports Connection:  2017 QB Jones commits to UK
Cats Illustrated:  Jones talks about why he picked Kentucky
NextCats:  2016 linebacker has UK in his final three
ukathletics:  new video from kickoff luncheon
SaturdayDownSouth says Boom Williams is UK's franchise player
VaughtsViews:  Stoops says "if we gain on the SEC, we'll gain on Louisville"
CatsPause:  5 walk-ons to watch

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CatsPause:  upgrades planned for Rupp Arena
KSR:  a scouting report on Isaiah Briscoe
Zagsblog:  Murray rockets up mock draft boards
NextCats:  national analyst thinks UK will get Fultz

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ukathletics:  fans can vote for Kendra Harrison in Bowerman Award competition

Monday Wildcat Links

July 26th 2015

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Wildcats Blue Nation: Mark Stoops kicks off 2015 season
Vaught's Views: Jacob Hyde will play, Elam continues to be a work in progress
KSR: Cats make Kobe Smith's top three
John Clay: QB questions rampant throughout SEC
Herald Leader: Cats staff keep recruiting focus on brighter future 
ESPN:  Bud Dupree already getting first-team reps

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thestar.com: Murray likely to be part of tryouts for Canadian Olympic team
Examiner: Walker's $108 million to bust for NBA story to be told in documentary
Mass Live:  UK offers 2016 power forward Gabriel
NextCats:  nat'l recruiting analyst now thinks Simmongs will go to Ohio State


Sunday Wildcat Links

July 25th 2015

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Vaught's Views: Stoops believes running backs have 'grown up'
Wildcat Blue Nation: UK commit now ranked as four-star recruit
KSR: Cornerback improvement required for expected 2015 success
C-J: Clarett visits with UK football
NextCats: UK's next punter now ranked as a four-star recruit
Jen Smith: How stadium, practice facility help recruiting

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Sporting News: Canada stuns USA in Pan Am semis
NBC Sports: Kentucky-bound Murray looks good in Pan Am games
         CoachCal.com: Murray leads Canada to Pan Am finals
Sporting News: Miles Bridges shows off how quickly he'll connect with college hoops
Scout.com: Fox has signature performance 
 
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Saturday Wildcat Links

July 24th 2015

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Wildcat Blue Nation: Updated amenities at Commonwealth Stadium
C-J: 5 things to know from Stoops' UK kickoff event
Herald Leader: Stoops enjoys 'talking season' more as confidence grows 
CatsPause: Top 10 high school football teams in Ohio for 2015

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Cats Illustrated: Looking ahead to Poythress' 2015-16 season
Vaught's Views: Murray doesn't seem to be rattled by big moments
KSR: Murray- Kentucky basketball's future?
ArkansasOnline: Decision on top schools coming soon for Monk

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Friday Wildcat Links

July 23rd 2015

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Bleacher Report: Mismatches the Wildcats are dreading in 2015-2016 season
KSR: Murray shines again in Canada's win over Mexico
          Herald Leader: Murray scores 14 as Canada rolls into Pan Am semis 
canishoopus.  former UK star Jen O'Neill waived by Minnesota

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A Sea of Blue: Offensive line preview
CatsPause: Maurice Clarett speaks with Kentucky football program
CatsPause: Facility improvements increase pressure
College Spun: Former U of L wide reciever zings Kentucky on Twitter 
Vaught's Views: Stoops expects dramatic special teams improvement
NextCats: National analyst talks UK football pledge Tate Leavitt

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Thursday Wildcat Links

July 22nd 2015

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Jacksonville.com: Meyers ready for big season with Kentucky
Cats Illustrated: UK confident CWS project on target
KY Forward: UK Football Fan Day set for Aug. 8th
Vaught's Views: Stamps has a 'hawk mentality' any time the ball is in the air
KSR: Compare and contrast, Stoops year 1 to year 3
Herald Leader: Stadium tour reveals new 'personality' for CWS
Herald Leader: Lafayette lineman Wills emerges as rare 5-star recruit from Kentucky

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NextCats:  Calipari watching prospects in Vegas
Sporting News: Kentucky tells Drake to cease and desist
Bleacher Report: Biggest question marks for Wildcats in 2015-16
Wildcat Blue Nation: Chasing Kentucky
CBS Sports: 5 offseason questions on the SEC 
basketball.ca:  Murray scores 20 in second Pan Am appearance
Nation of Blue:  highlights of Murray's 20-point game
Vancouver Sun: Murray excel in Pan Am games
CoachCal.com: Strong summer league for former Wildcats
Sportsnet.com: Steve Nash has high praise for Murray
SI.com: Breaking down college basketball's top 25 recruits for 2015 
Zagsblog:  Bamba talks about UK, Duke in his recuitment
Nation of Blue:  CBS' Rothstein predicts SEC POY season for Skal

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Wednesday Wildcat Links

July 22nd 2015

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TheNewCWS:  aerial views of Commonwealth Stadium renovation
KSR:  Stoops talks UK football on ESPN
NextCats:  Henry Clay coach talks about future Cat Robinson
ukathletics.com:  plans set for UK Fan Day
C-J:  UK assembling "top 5" offensive line class for 2016

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National Post:  Murray looks good in Pan Am Games debut
NazrMohammed.sportsblog.com:  Nazr wants to keep playing
CBS:  writer says Randle was disappointing in summer league

Tuesday Wildcat Links

July 21st 2015

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SportingNews/DeCourcy:  ranking top 10 UK players of all-time
SBNation:  NCAA tweaks selection process but more change is needed
coachcal.com:  Reds plan "Big Blue Night" for July 30
NextCats:  UK makes final five list for Harry Giles
USABasketball:  Harper scores 16 but US women fall in title game

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Cats Illustrated talks with UK's O-line commits for 2016
NextCats:  2017 prospect Wills makes ESPN top 100 list
VaughtsViews:  Stamps is fine with higher expectations

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Monday Wildcat Links

July 19th 2015

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Wildcat Blue Nation: UK target decommits from N.C. State
WLKY: Wildcats looking forward to the start of football season
Scout.com: Big weekend at Kentucky 
Scout.com: Laster talks Kentucky commitment 

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Nation of Blue: Huge game for Devin Booker
Herald Leader: Calipari sees big play from top targets
Vaught's Views: Mike Pratt sees 4 returning players as keys to UK's upcoming season
HoopsHabit profiles Aaron Harrison
SI.com writers rave about Cauley-Stein

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KSR: Team USA survives, with a little help from UK's Harper

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Sunday Wildcat Links

July 19th 2015

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TimesRecorder: Sheridan OL bolsters strong Wildcat recruiting class 
Nation of Blue: UK football adds another JUCO to the 2016 roster 
Daily News: UK defense makes full move to 3-4
Vaught's Views: Stoops explains all the reasons why recruiting OH is important to KY
KSR: Predicting the O-line for 2016 and beyond 

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Wildcat Blue Nation: Gary Trent Jr. earns UK scholarship offer 
Examiner: Lyles blows up NBA summer league 
CoachCal.com: Murray makes Canadian roster for Pan Am games 

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Saturday Wildcat Links

July 17th 2015

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Herald Leader: Stamps, MacGinnis receive All-SEC preseason honors 
NextCats: Minnesota linebacker says he will transfer to Kentucky 
Wildcat Blue Nation: Wildcats receive new mission statement 
WDRB: Beating Florida, Kentucky won't finish sixth in the SEC East
Vaught's Views: Stoops admits he felt 'need to deliver' when UK beat USC last season

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A Sea of Blue: Dennis Smith cuts list; Kentucky included
C-J: Does Kentucky still want five-star Maker?
NextCats: Five-star shooting guard earns UK offer 
Scout.com: Fultz continues his rise 

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Friday Wildcat Links

July 16th 2015

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Sea of Blue:  '15 signee Provitt headed to junior college
UK Athletics: 2015 Kentucky football kickoff luncheon information
Vaught's Views: Media predict Auburn to win 2015 SEC championship
KSR: 8 final takeaways from SEC Media Day
Herald Leader: Junior-college tackle on the top of Kentucky's 2016 wishlist
Wildcat Blue Nation: Kentucky picked to finish 6th   
C-J: Cats say QB is still a huge competition
USA Today: Commitments from Kentucky's class of 2016
John Clay: How accurately has media predicted SEC media finishes
You Tube:  watch coach Stoops' talk to Lexington Rotary Club

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NextCats: Calipari hits Adidas circle  
Cats Pause updates Markelle Fultz's recruitment
Scout.com: Sacha Killeya-Jones
ZagsBlog: Miles Bridges flying high at Nike Global Challenge
ESPN: Sizing up the SEC

Thursday Wildcat Links

July 15th 2015

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Fox Sports: Drake performing at Big Blue Madness
Wildcat Blue Nation: NBA exhibition game as a recruiting tool
Nation of Blue: 2016 PG Smith Jr. adds Kentucky offer
The Washington Post: Kentucky, North Carolina make offers to guard Fultz
KY Forward: Noel not in the spotlight but his stats stack up
CoachCal.com: Las Vegas summer league updates
SI.com: Giles continues to grow his game
NextCats: Five-star shooting guard to visit Big Blue Madness 
Zagsblog:  Simmons says he talks to Cal "pretty much every day"

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MSN.com: Stoops looking to be bowl eligible in 3rd year
The Red & Black: Kentucky and the quest for bowl eligibility
NextCats: Jackson talks about UK's football recruiting class of 2016
KansasCity.com: Stoops expects breakthrough from Wildcats
BG Daily News: Bowl win the goal for Kentucky in 2015
Herald Leader: Stoops happy with UK's progress, says margin for error is slim in SEC
Vaught's Views: Lewis has been trying to help, lead Elam
UK Athletics: Foster named to prestigious Wuerffel Trophy watch list
KSR: Lewis uses lessons from his past to be the leader Kentucky needs
C-J: Six wins 'minimum bar' for Kentucky

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Wednesday Wildcat LInks

July 15th 2015

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NextCats:  national analyst has high opinion of Drake Jackson
KSR/NickRoush:   5 takeaways from the latest UK depth chart
ukathletics:  Forrest named to watch list for Butkus Award
KSR:  transfer LB from Minnesota considering UK
SaturdayDownSouth:  Spurrier says he's not thinking of retirement

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WKYT:  Pelicans, Kings to play exhibition game in Rupp Arena
CatsPause/ChrisFisher:  observations about UK's strategy in recruiting this summer
Zagsblog:  AAU coach follows Calipari's lead on staging a "combine"
CatsPause:  UK interested in former Memphis big man
CBS:  Virginia is the favorite to land Nichols
NextCats:  2016 point guard Smith says he has an offer from UK
Nation of Blue:  Anthony Davis appears in new Nike commercial

Tuesday Wildcat Links

July 14th 2015

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kentucky.com:  every minute counts in Commonwealth Stadium re-do
SaturdayDownSouth:  what national magazines are saying about UK
Sea of Blue previews the UK D-line
NextCats:  several frosh on updated depth chart
KSR:  UK unveils media guide cover
WKYT:  Stoops happy to have some "sharper arrows"

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ukathletics:  Big Blue Madness plans released
kentuckysports.com:  WCS looking to improve conditioning and rebounding
kentuckysports.com:  Hornets' coach lauds toughness of Aaron Harrison

Monday Wildcat Links

July 12th 2015

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CatsPause: Porter picks up offer from Kentucky
Nation of Blue: Labissiere the next #1 pick for John Calipari and Kentucky?
Vaught's Views: Thunder match Portland's offer, will keep Kanter
KSR: Harrison has a chance to help hurting Hornets team
CoachCal.com: Aaron Harrison agrees to deal with the Hornets
NextCats: Tatum picks Duke

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Red & Black: Can Kentucky make another leap under Mark Stoops?
KSTV: Will 'Boom' become a household name in 2015?
Herald Leader: Melvin Lewis makes complete metamorphosis 
NextCats:  punter committed to UK gets 3-star ranking
SaturdayDownSouth says no bowl for UK
ESPN:  can the offense carry UK this fall?
AL.com:  top questions for SEC Media Days
VaughtsViews:  UK will play Chattanooga in 2018

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