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Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart drys off seats with a towel during a rain delay prior to the NCAA Baseball Tournament regional final at Cliff Hagan Stadium in Lexington, Ky on Monday, June 5, 2017.
Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart drys off seats with a towel during a rain delay prior to the NCAA Baseball Tournament regional final at Cliff Hagan Stadium in Lexington, Ky on Monday, June 5, 2017. Lexington Herald-Leader

Big Blue Links for Friday:

UK sports

▪ Kentucky ranks 13th in revenue among college athletic programs, reports USA Today.

UK baseball

▪ Justin Lewis talks about his return to UK baseball, reports Derek Terry of Cats Illustrated.

▪ Justin Lewis’ return gives UK a strong rotation for 2018, says me.

▪ Mingione thrilled at Lewis’ return, reports Jared Peck of Cats Illustrated.

UK football

▪ Mark Stoops ranks No. 12 among the 14 SEC football coaches, according to the Sporting News.

▪ UK quarterback commit Jarren Williams looks like the total package, reports Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader.

UK basketball

▪ Five important questions as the recruiting cycle heats up, from Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader.

▪ Here are the 2018 recruiting needs for each top 25 basketball team, according to ESPN.

▪ Which players will become Kentucky’s top scorers? asks SI.com.

▪ UK to play Thomas More in pre-season exhibitions, reports Herald-Leader.

▪ Immanuel Quickley endorses John Calipari, reports Chris Fisher of 247Sports.

College basketball

▪ Trevion Williams commits to Purdue basketball for 2018, reports Nathan Baird of the Journal Courier.

▪ Indiana coach Archie Miller has a special bond he takes with him everywhere, writes Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star.

▪ Rui Hachimura poised for breakout season at Gonzaga after starring in Japan, reports Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo.

▪ Creighton lands Class of 2018 big man, reports College Basketball Talk.

U of L basketball

▪ Pitino says trio impressive in summer workouts, reports Courier-Journal.

▪ Russ Smith is lowering the trade deficit in China, writes Eric Crawford of WDRB.

▪ What would Wes Unseld and Butch Beard earn in today’s NBA? asks Rick Bozich of WDRB.

College football

▪ Here are what the alcohol pairings should be for college teams, from Andy Staples of SI.com.

▪ Can anyone in SEC challenge Alabama’s reign? asks the Macon Telegraph.

▪ Notre Dame and Arkansas schedule home-and-home football series, reports AL.com.

▪ LSU is now Florida football’s homecoming foe, reports the Gainesville Sun.

▪ Kirby Smart hoping final two football players enroll at Georgia before August, reports the Macon Telegraph.

▪ Herschel Walker has a street named for him in his hometown, reports the AJC.

▪ South Carolina’s five most important offensive newcomers, from Josh Kendall of The State.

▪ South Carolina tight end Hayden Hurst has gone from walk-on to NFL prospect, says the Charleston Post and Courier.

▪ Ex-Mississippi State offensive lineman feels the $65 million love, writes Rick Cleveland for the NE Mississippi Daily Journal.

▪ Tennessee’s Butch Jones not focused on getting new contract, reports the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

▪ Running back A.J. Carter flips from LSU back to UCLA, reports the Shreveport Times.

▪ One burning question for each SEC East team in 2017, from ESPN.

▪ One burning question for each SEC West team in 2017, from ESPN.

▪ Dalvin Cook’s brother de-commits from Florida State, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

▪ Former Georgia Southern offensive coordinators suing school, reports SI.com.

▪ Former Purdue quarterback shot and killed in Virginia, reports Journal Courier.

College baseball

▪ LSU pitcher Eric Walker to miss 2018 college baseball season, reports The Advocate in Baton Rouge.

▪ Tim Corbin talks about how Vanderbilt baseball can get back to Omaha, reports the Tennessean.

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