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BBL: SEC sports information directors pick Kentucky football to finish sixth in East

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops with Vince Marrow at left discussed this season's signed recruits during a press event at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky, on Feb. 3, 2016. A poll of SEC sports information directors picked UK to finish sixth in the East this season.
Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops with Vince Marrow at left discussed this season's signed recruits during a press event at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky, on Feb. 3, 2016. A poll of SEC sports information directors picked UK to finish sixth in the East this season. Lexington Herald-Leader

Big Blue Links for Monday:

▪ Kentucky football picked to finish sixth in SEC East, reports SEC Country.

▪ Derek Willis charged with public intoxication, reports the Herald-Leader.

▪ Kentucky freshman wins NCAA hurdles titles, reports Herald-Leader.

▪ Kentucky Boys All-Stars’ comeback falls short in loss to Indiana, reports Anthony Crawford of the Herald-Leader.

▪ Darius Miller named Finals MVP after leading German team to back-to-back titles, reports Herald-Leader.

▪ DeMarcus Cousins can earn stars, stripes and gold, writes Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee.

▪ Believe it or not, Isaiah Briscoe can be a “Hield” of a shooter, writes Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader.

▪ Drew Barker has made a quiet evolution, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader.

▪ Mark Stoops’ nightmare scenario, by Mark Story of the Herald-Leader.

▪ Quarterback is last piece of the puzzle for Stoops, says Larry Vaught of Vaught’s Views.

▪ Marcus Lee commits to California, reports the Herald-Leader.

▪ Pinch-hit grand slam in bottom of the ninth eliminates Louisville baseball in Super Regional, reports Gary Graves of the AP.

▪ Agonizing day ends Burdi grateful, writes Tim Sullivan of the Courier-Journal.

▪ This one leaves a scar for Louisville baseball, says Eric Crawford of WDRB.

▪ Cole Bentley, state’s No. 2 football recruit, commits to Louisville, reports Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader.

▪ Malik Newman visits Western Kentucky, reports WBKO.

▪ Skal Labissiere to work out for Celtics and Timberwolves this week, reports Chris Fisher of the Cats Pause.

▪ Thomas More star wins Division III Athlete of the Year honors, reports KyForward.

▪ Ex-UK pitcher Joe Blanton is a picture of longevity, reports Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.

▪ Former Kansas guard will play at Eastern Kentucky, reports All KY Hoops.

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