Big Blue Links for Monday:
▪ Kentucky football picked to finish sixth in SEC East, reports SEC Country.
▪ Derek Willis charged with public intoxication, reports the Herald-Leader.
▪ Kentucky freshman wins NCAA hurdles titles, reports Herald-Leader.
▪ Kentucky Boys All-Stars’ comeback falls short in loss to Indiana, reports Anthony Crawford of the Herald-Leader.
▪ Darius Miller named Finals MVP after leading German team to back-to-back titles, reports Herald-Leader.
▪ DeMarcus Cousins can earn stars, stripes and gold, writes Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee.
▪ Believe it or not, Isaiah Briscoe can be a “Hield” of a shooter, writes Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader.
▪ Drew Barker has made a quiet evolution, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader.
▪ Mark Stoops’ nightmare scenario, by Mark Story of the Herald-Leader.
▪ Quarterback is last piece of the puzzle for Stoops, says Larry Vaught of Vaught’s Views.
▪ Marcus Lee commits to California, reports the Herald-Leader.
▪ Pinch-hit grand slam in bottom of the ninth eliminates Louisville baseball in Super Regional, reports Gary Graves of the AP.
▪ Agonizing day ends Burdi grateful, writes Tim Sullivan of the Courier-Journal.
▪ This one leaves a scar for Louisville baseball, says Eric Crawford of WDRB.
▪ Cole Bentley, state’s No. 2 football recruit, commits to Louisville, reports Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader.
▪ Malik Newman visits Western Kentucky, reports WBKO.
▪ Skal Labissiere to work out for Celtics and Timberwolves this week, reports Chris Fisher of the Cats Pause.
▪ Thomas More star wins Division III Athlete of the Year honors, reports KyForward.
▪ Ex-UK pitcher Joe Blanton is a picture of longevity, reports Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.
▪ Former Kansas guard will play at Eastern Kentucky, reports All KY Hoops.