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MBSK 09_10 GameDay Web 14.jpg- Men's basketball on GameDay again: ESPN released its College GameDay schedule for the 2010-11 season. To little surprise, Kentucky is once again featured in the eight-game tour.

The only downside? The trip will not take place in Lexington.

On Feb. 5, Rece Davis, Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps, Huber Davis and the GameDay gang will feature the UK-Florida basketball game in Gainesville, Fla.

UK is hoping to announce the entire 2010-11 men's basketball schedule in the near future.

- Tamme gaining experience: If you haven't noticed this NFL preseason, former Kentucky tight end Jacob Tamme is making a huge impression with this Indianapolis Colts.

Now in his third season with the franchise, Tamme is starting to get more looks offensively after shining as a special-teams star the past two years. Tamme has already caught two touchdowns in the Colts' preseason and has emerged as the go-to tight end after Pro Bowl tight end Dallas Clark.

Read about Tamme's progression and experience in a story by John Oesher on Colts.com.

- Ex-Cat Crawford signs with Kings: Reports are indicating that former UK men's basketball player Joe Crawford has signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Sacramento Kings after a huge summer with the Orlando Magic in the NBA Summer League.

Crawford will participate with the Kings in training camp in hopes of making the regular-season roser, according to SusanShan.com.

"It's a great situation because they need a guard like me," Crawford said, according to the story. "They'll evaluate me for a month, I'll practice with the team, and then I'll play in the preseason games."

If Crawford makes the squad, he will join first-round selection and former Wildcat DeMarcus Cousins on the Kings roster.

- Breaking down the SEC: ESPN.com takes a pretty extensive look at the 2010 Southeastern Conference college basketball season in its Summer Shootaround.

In the preview, ESPN college basketball analysts Andy Katz, Fran Fraschilla and Doug Gottlieb do everything from breaking down all 12 teams, predicting the order of finish, five storylines to watch the rest of the offseason, 10 players to watch around the league and more.

Of the highlights, Fraschilla picks UK to win the SEC East while Katz picks freshmen sensations Enes Kanter and Brandon Knight as players to watch this season.

A lot of good Kentucky and SEC information to read at the link. Check it all out at ESPN.com.

- Football toughest two-game stretch: Southeastern Conference blogger Chris Low of ESPN ranks the toughest two-game stretches in the league this year, ranking UK's toughest two-game schedule as road trips to Florida and Ole Miss.

Low ranks the two-game stretch as the ninth toughest in the league.

What do you think? Are there eight teams that have tougher two-game stretches than UK? Is Florida and Ole Miss even Kentucky's toughest two-game stretch? What say you?

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