Big Blue Links for Sunday:
▪ Louisville ends Kentucky’s baseball season two wins short of College World Series, reports Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader.
▪ Louisville baseball proves it’s still a cut above the Cats, says my column.
▪ Nick Mingione’s first season better than anyone could have expected, writes Derek Terry of Cats Illustrated.
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▪ UK’s best-ever season only the beginning, writes Alex Forkner of the Cats Pause.
▪ Nick Mingione changed the program and the players changed his life, reports Joe Mussatto of SEC Country.
▪ Louisville makes up for losing in super regional last two years, says Rick Bozich of WDRB.
▪ Dan McDonnell in the spotlight is a good thing for Louisville, says Eric Crawford of WDRB.
▪ Brendan McKay was again the star in Louisville’s home finale, reports Danielle Lerner of the Courier-Journal.
▪ Louisville dreams all the way to Omaha, writes Gentry Estes of the Courier-Journal.
▪ Zach Reks next chapter could be even better, writes Dick Gabriel of Big Blue Insider.
▪ Kentucky women fourth in NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, reports Jake Most for UKAA.
▪ Kentucky bench-warmers rate higher than All-SEC players as NBA prospects, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader.
▪ Three dark clouds Kentucky football must evade in 2017, from Mark Story of the Herald-Leader.
▪ Louisville football lands dual threat quarterback from Florida, reports Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal.
▪ Bob Stoops talked the talk and walked the walk against the SEC, says Duane Rankin of the Montgomery Advertiser.
▪ Florida headed to College World Series after win over Wake Forest, reports Kevin Brockway of the Gainesville Sun.
▪ Texas A&M beats Davidson to advance to College World Series, reports Richard Croome of the Bryan/College Station Eagle.
▪ Tennessee baseball overdue to join NCAA Tournament party, says Mike Strange of the Knoxville News-Sentinel.
▪ Vanderbilt baseball’s season ends with loss to Oregon State, reports Adam Sparks of the Tennessean.
▪ LSU beats Mississippi State 4-3 in Super Regional opener on Saturday, reports Logan Lowery of the NE Mississippi Daily Journal.
▪ Never-say-die Tigers just 27 outs from Omaha, writes Ron Higgins of NOLA.com.