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Big Blue Links: Kentucky baseball’s big win plus SEC spring football reports

Riley Mahan celebrates after hitting walk-off grand slam to give Kentucky a 6-2 win over visiting Alabama on Saturday, April 9, 2016.
Riley Mahan celebrates after hitting walk-off grand slam to give Kentucky a 6-2 win over visiting Alabama on Saturday, April 9, 2016. UK Athletics

Big Blue Links for Sunday:

▪ Mahan’s walk-off grand slam gives UK baseball win over Alabama, reports Herald-Leader.

▪ Kentucky’s Nunley outduels LSU for 1-0 victory, reports Les East of The Advocate in Baton Rouge.

▪ Kentucky offense turns in an “awful” Saturday performance, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader.

▪ UK offense shows no juice, reports Alex Forkner of the Cats Pause.

▪ Ryan Timmons set to bounce back this season, reports Brian Rickerd of the State-Journal.

▪ UK basketball notebook: Ulis, Labissiere elusive targets for NBA Draft projections, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader.

▪ Who made the better call, Indiana’s Bryant or Kentucky’s Labissiere? asks Rick Bozich of WDRB.

▪ Karl-Anthony Towns hits game-winning shot for Timberwolves, reports AP.

▪ Terrance Ferguson wins MVP honors at Nike Hoop Summit, reports SB Nation.

▪ Vanderbilt bucks SEC trend of hiring retread basketball coaches, says the Tennessean.

▪ Junior college offensive lineman commits to Louisville, reports the Courier-Journal.

▪ Plenty are disappointed in Donnie Tyndall, writes Patrick Magee of the Biloxi Sun Herald.

▪ NCAA punishment fits Donnie Tyndall’s crimes, writes Tim Sullivan of the Courier-Journal.

▪ Satellite ban hurts recruits at all levels, argues Jeremy Crabtree of ESPN.com.

▪ Satellite ruling won’t cause loss of scholarships, writes Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News.

▪ Vanderbilt baseball escapes sweep at LSU, reports Jerit Roser of NOLA.com.

▪ This North Carolina basketball team could be one of more beloved in school history, writes Andrew Carter of the Charlotte Observer.

▪ North Carolina fan starts petition to overturn NCAA title game result, reports Nation of Blue.

▪ Alabama running back Bo Scarborough having a terrific spring, reports AL.com.

▪ South Carolina’s real work begins now that spring practice over, says Josh Kendall of The State.

▪ Missouri concerned about offensive line depth, reports Tod Palmer of the Kansas City Star.

▪ Passing game shines in Texas A&M spring game, reports Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle.

▪ LSU’s new defense to be simple, fun and fast, reports Glenn Guilbeau of the Shreveport Times.

▪ Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson denies transfer rumors, reports Michael Niziolek of the Ledger-Enqurier.

▪ Ole Miss worked on a new offensive line during spring drills, reports Daniel Pauling of the Clarion-Ledger.

▪ Georgia’s defense struggling, reports Jason Butt of the Macon Telegraph.

▪ Quarterback competition figment of the imagination at Arkansas, reports Eric Bolin of the Arkansas News.

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