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Big Blue Links: Kendra Harrison breaks record; SEC Spring Meetings to start

Former UK star Kendra Harrison, right, clears the last hurdle ahead of Tiffany Porter, left, and the rest of the field on her way to a win in the women's 100-meter hurdles at the Prefontaine Classic athletics meet in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, May 28, 2016. Her time set a new American record of 12.24 seconds, the second-fastest ever.
Former UK star Kendra Harrison, right, clears the last hurdle ahead of Tiffany Porter, left, and the rest of the field on her way to a win in the women's 100-meter hurdles at the Prefontaine Classic athletics meet in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, May 28, 2016. Her time set a new American record of 12.24 seconds, the second-fastest ever. Associated Press

FCBig Blue Links for Sunday:

▪ Former UK star Kendra Harrison breaks U.S. record in women’s 100 hurdles, reports Herald-Leader.

▪ Despite personnel losses, UK basketball should be a title contender again next season, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader.

▪ Travis Ford lands on his feet at Saint Louis, writes Mark Story of the Herald-Leader.

▪ My column is on five lessons to learn from the Baylor football scandal.

▪ Baylor should scale back on sports, writes Tim Sullivan of the Courier-Journal.

▪ Could Baylor firing of Art Briles signal a needed trend? asks Mark Wiedmer of the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

▪ Kentucky in the hunt heading into final round of NCAA Golf Championship, reports UKAA.

▪ Vanderbilt leads NCAA Golf Tournament, reports the Associated Press.

▪ UK track and field sending 23 qualifiers to Eugene, reports UKAA.

▪ Louisville knocked out of ACC Baseball Tournament, reports Mike Lacett of WDRB.

▪ Ole Miss loses tough one to Texas A&M in SEC Baseball Tournament, reports Daniel Pauling of the Clarion-Ledger.

▪ Florida beats LSU to reach SEC Baseball Tournament final, reports the Gainesville Sun.

▪ HB2 has uncertain impact on sports locker rooms, reports Andrew Carter of the Charlotte Observer.

▪ Missouri’s Paige Lowary regains confidence in time for softball super regional, reports Tod Palmer of the Kansas City Star.

▪ Atmosphere provides boost for Alabama softball, writes Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News.

▪ Florida coaches key to dominant baseball and softball programs, reports Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel.

▪ SEC quarterbacks part of special retreat, reports SEC Country.

▪ Nick Saban gives opportunity to punter who gave up scholarship to support mom fighting cancer, reports Daniel Boyette of AL.com.

▪ Gus Malzahn won’t be pushing an agenda at SEC Spring Meetings, reports Michael Niziolek of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.

▪ SEC football has some issues heading into Spring Meetings, writes John Adams of the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

▪ Expanded alcohol sales could be debated at SEC Spring Meetings, reports Scott Rabalais of The Advocate.

▪ Ole Miss backing its current football assistants, reports Parrish Alford of the NE Mississippi Daily Journal.

▪ Ole Miss’ troubles aren’t nearly at an end, writes Mark Bradley of the AJC.

▪ South Carolina president sees storm clouds and successes as head of NCAA chair, reports Josh Kendall of The State.

▪ LSU mascot prepares for radiation treatment, reports NOLA.com.

SEC Baseball Tournament Final

Matchup: Florida vs. Texas A&M

When: Sunday, 3 p.m.

Where: Hoover, Alabama

TV: ESPN2

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