Big Blue Links for Thursday

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Big Blue Links for Thursday:

- Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader reports that Mark Stoops is more than ready to stop talking and start coaching. The opener against Western Kentucky is just 36 days away.

- There’s no end in sight to Cats-Cards series.

- Cat Scratches has video of Stoops’ time at the podium duringa the Governor’s Cup Luncheon yesterday.

- WDRB’s Eric Crawford echoes that Stoops is ready to get in and coach up the players.

- Jarrod Polson is blogging about his trip to Ethiopia.

- UK basketball target Josh Perkins has cut his list to five schools.

- UK Athletics has a video profile of new strength and conditioning coach Cory Edmond.

- Kyle Tucker of the C-J reports that UK’s season football ticket sales are soaring.

- The C-J’s Tim Sullivan writes on Louisville coach Charlie Strong and expectations coming off a Sugar Bowl year.

- Tennessee’s Butch Jones continues to recruit up a storm. The Vols are now ranked No. 2 behind Florida State in ESPN’s recruiting rankings.

- John Wall and the Washington Wizards are talking an $80 million extension. Take that Colin Cowherd.

- South Carolina continues to investigate the possible contact between Jadeveon Clowney and Jay-Z.

- Columnist Caulton Tudor predicts that the NCAA’s new ejection rule for college football will be controversial.

- John Calipari’s former stars made an impression in the NBA Summer League.

- For Archie Goodwin, all signs point to great potential. The former UK guard turned some heads this summer.

- At Big 10 Media Days, ¬†Ohio State’s Urban Meyer addressed discipline issues and claimed he did not know until after the fact that the school had turned in his former employer, Florida, for a secondary recruiting violation.

- This writer takes issue with Meyer’s critics, specifically Clay Travis.

- A Kansas basketball freshman has been cited for a hit-and-run accident.

- Josh Katzowitz does a podcast with my buddy C. Trent Rosecrans, who covers the Reds for the Cincinnati Enquirer.

- Seth Emerson of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer says Georgia’s coordinators are looking at the Bulldogs in different ways.

- A former Florida point guard says the problem with the current Gators lies at point guard.

- LSU football has plenty of promise heading into 2013 but questions remain.

- Jerry Tarkanian leaves hospital after an 11-day stay. Saw the UNLV coach at the Hall of Fame announcements in April and he was having a difficult time getting around.

- If you are an Atlanta Braves fan, you probably don’t want to see this video, though you probably already have seen this video.

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