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Big Blue Links: Marques Bolden news and Kentucky football’s Blue-White game

UK basketball signee De’Aaron Fox, left, had 23 points and five rebounds to lead the East team to victory in the Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn on Friday night. Fox and fellow UK signee Malik Monk were named co-MVPs of the game.
UK basketball signee De’Aaron Fox, left, had 23 points and five rebounds to lead the East team to victory in the Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn on Friday night. Fox and fellow UK signee Malik Monk were named co-MVPs of the game. The Associated Press

Big Blue Links for Saturday:

▪ Two recruits named co-MVPs of Jordan Brand Classic, reports Ben Roberts of Herald-Leader.

▪ Marques Bolden’s recruitment too close to call, reports Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader.

▪ Brad Calipari’s sweet Friday starts with cake and ends with makes, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader.

▪ Can Drew Barker become UK’s answer at quarterback? asks Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader.

▪ Ten storylines for the Blue-White game, from Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader.

▪ The spring game from a player’s perspective, writes Freddie Maggard of KSR.

▪ Five spring game storylines to watch, from Jon Hale of the Courier-Journal.

▪ Erik Korem leaving UK for Houston Texans, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader.

▪ Junior receiver T.V. Williams is transferring, reports Jennifer Smith of the H-L.

▪ Plenty of top recruits expected to attend Blue-White game, reports Ben Roberts of Herald-Leader.

▪ Boom Williams is confident about a return in the fall, reports WKYT.

▪ Kentucky football maturing and handling its business, reports ESPN.

▪ Kentucky will have a condensed game plan on Saturday, says Keith Taylor of KyForward.

▪ Landon Young says UK fans shouldn’t doubt Mark Stoops, reports Larry Vaught of Vaught’s Views.

▪ Tyler Ulis calls out Dan Dakich, reports Jason Marcum of Sea of Blue.

▪ Vandy’s Jordan Sheffield strikes out 14 in blanking Kentucky, reports Tennessean.

▪ Cheek’s two homers help UK softball power past Missouri, reports UKAA.

▪ Joe Hall and members of ’78 title team sign Makers Mark bottles, reports H-L.

▪ Some things to look for in UK football’s spring game, from Alex Forkner of the Cats Pause.

▪ Tom Jurich goes all in with new Petrino contract, writes Tim Sullivan of the Courier-Journal.

▪ Jurich’s doctrine is spend for the program you want, says Eric Crawford of WDRB.

Kentucky football Blue-White Game

When: Saturday, noon

Where: Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington

Television: SEC Network

Radio: UK Network with Tom Leach and Freddie Maggard

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