Big Blue Links for Tuesday:
* Chris Low of espn.com predicts that UK will get commitments from Ryan Timmons and James Hearns. Timmons is announcing at 1 p.m. Check the blog for updates.
* In Jaleel Hytchye, UK got a four-star commitment and a five-star lobbyist, writes Mark Story of the Herald-Leader.
* Guy Ramsey of Cat Scratches has the story behind that UK football spot that ran during the Super Bowl.
* Longer opponents have posed problems for South Carolina, reports Darryl Slater of the Charleston Post and Courier.
* Former Kentucky pitcher and Cy Young winner Brandon Webb is retiring, reports AP.
* South Carolina coach Frank Martin says his defense has regressed, reports Willie T. Smith of Greenville News.
* Kentucky has shown improvement, but John Calipari wants more, more, more, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader.
* Nerlens Noel is about to retire the trophy on SEC Freshman of the Week, and other UK notes, from Tipton.
* Kentucky baseball is setting its sights on Omaha, reports Mark Maloney of the H-L.
* Kentucky baseball hopes to continue momentum from last season, reports Ben Jones of Cats Illustrated.
* Kyle Tucker of the Courier-Journal writes that Kentucky basketball is facing an identity crisis.
* Eric Lindsey of CoachCal.com also hits on the identity theme.
* Willie Cauley-Stein is a freshman with a bright future, predicts ESPN’s Myron Medcalf.
* Kentucky’s soft schedule has given it time to work out the kinks, says WDRB’s Eric Crawford.
* UK is starting to show some pace sensitivity, writes Sea of Blue’s Glenn Logan.
* Calipari knows it is embarrassing to players to be called soft, writes Larry Vaught of Danville Advocate-Messenger.
* Kentucky wants to keep streak going tonight against South Carolina, writes David Schuh of the Kentucky Kernel.
* Cats are still in a state of flux, says Jon Hale of KyForward.