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Tuesday afternoon notes

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Not a whole lot cooking around the office today. Should have some more content later on this week, but for now these notes will have to do:

- I realize ESPN updated its 2011 recruiting rankings last week when Kentucky signee Anthony Davis moved to No. 1, but just in case you had any doubt about how good this incoming class is, ESPN has a breakdown of the team rankings. UK, of course, is still No. 1.

- UK baseball has been in a serious Southeastern Conference slide, but it could begin to turn its season around Tuesday night with a win over archrival Louisville. The game will be televised live on Wazoo Sports Network with Bob Valvano and Drew Deener calling the action. The telecast will be able throughout the state of Kentucky, with the game on Insight-Lexington and Insight-Louisville on channel 524. Fans throughout the state can check local listings for television information in your area. The game will also be available live on

- Kentucky student-athletes often don't get the credit they deserve for some of the community work they do (in addition to the countless hours of practice, games, traveling and school work), so I thought I'd point out a great cause a couple of UK student-athletes are running. Track and field athletes Luis Orta and Joe Nadzam, in collaboration wtih Soles4Souls, a non-profit organization that ships shoes to those desperately in need, have taken it upon themselves to run a shoe drive. Orta and Nazdam are asking for any used shoes (athletic, sandals, casual, dress, boots, etc.) you can donate. Donations can be dropped off at the Center for Academic and Tutorial Services located in Memorial Coliseum or at the Shively Training Facility. The drive just started but they've already collected around 200 pairs of shoes. For more information, email Orta at or Nadzam at

- Men's basketball coach John Calipari did his mailbag with Fox Sports South for the season. There are a couple of pretty good notes from Calipari in the video below. We should have some updates/season wrap-up on the blog in the next couple of days.

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