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Links: Is Maty Mauk headed to Eastern Kentucky?

Former Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk indicated in a tweet Monday that he could end up transferring to Eastern Kentucky University.
Former Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk indicated in a tweet Monday that he could end up transferring to Eastern Kentucky University. Associated Press

Big Blue Links for Tuesday:

Ex-Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk could be transferring to Eastern Kentucky, reports Tyler Waddell of Saturday Down South. “Former Missouri starting quarterback Maty Mauk, who was dismissed from the team in January for failing to live up to the university and football program’s conduct standards, has quite possibly found his next stop. All signs point to Mauk heading to Eastern Kentucky.”

Marques Bolden will announce his decision on Friday, reports Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader. “Five-star basketball recruit Marques Bolden is finally ready to announce his college decision. After an initial tweet from Bolden’s high school Monday afternoon that the player’s much-anticipated announcement would come Tuesday morning, DeSoto (Texas) Athletics Director Larry Davis told the Herald-Leader that Bolden will actually reveal his college choice Thursday at 2:30 p.m. ET during a ceremony at the high school gym. “

Soddy Daisy, Tennessee’s gift to Kentucky softball, by Mark Story. “In a sense, Kelsey Nunley has lived her childhood dream — she’s just done it wearing a color she never anticipated. As a little girl in the quaintly named town of Soddy-Daisy, Nunley aspired to be a Southeastern Conference softball player for the home-state Tennessee Volunteers. “

North Carolina’s Justin Jackson withdraws from draft and will return to school, reports AP. “Jackson has averaged 11.5 points while starting 75 of 78 games during his two seasons with the Tar Heels, who won the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament before advancing to the NCAA championship game. “

Syracuse’s Carrier Dome is getting a new roof, reports Chris Carlson of the Syracuse Post-Standard. “Syracuse announced that it will add a permanent roof to the Carrier Dome and other improvements as part of a project estimated to cost at least $255 million. The permanent roof, which has seemed like the most likely course of action for months, should make the Carrier Dome a fixture for SU athletic events for the foreseeable future.”

Kirk Herbstreit expects breakout from UK football, reports the Courier-Journal. ““I’ll be very surprised if he doesn’t have a breakthrough year this year,” Herbstreit said, according to the Courier Journal. “Now a breakthrough year for Kentucky isn’t (the same as) a breakthrough year for Florida or Georgia. A breakthrough year for Kentucky – if they were to get to a bowl game and get to seven or eight wins – that would be monumental.”

Marcus Lattimore excited as coaching career begins, reports Lou Bezjak of The State. “I was excited, little bit nervous and was anxious for it,” Lattimore said after the 90-minute practice in T-shirts and helmets concluded. “But we got guys that work hard and understand working hard. That is going to be easy to work with. I’m looking forward to the future with the guys. We got a good base today, and we got good coaches around me that I am learning from.”

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