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Tuesday notes: Own a piece of the Final Four history

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It's been a pretty slow day around these parts. Here are a few nuggets around Big Blue Nation:

- The NCAA is giving fans a chance to own a piece of Final Four history. Although it's not the hardware Kentucky fans were hoping for when the men's basketball team descended upon Houston, the NCAA is allowing fans to buy a part of the NCAA Final Four hardwood, a floor in which UK played in its first Final Four since 1998. The NCAA has two options to purchase, one for $49.99 and the other for $99.99. To buy a piece of the floor, click here.  

- UK football punter Ryan Tydlacka was named to Rivals' All-Spring Team for his performance in the Blue/White Game. Here is what Rivals had to say:

Tydlacka, a senior, has improved his punting average each season and continued the trend during the spring. In the Blue-White Game, he punted four times for a 55.5-yard average, including a 70-yarder.


- It's old news at this point, but in case you didn't see it Monday night, head coach John Calipari explained his open invitation to former players to come back to Kentucky to work out and finish their degrees. In his explanation, which you can view on Coachcal.com, Calipari said it's all part of being a players-first program - offering former players to finish their academic pursuits while pursuing their NBA dreams. Calipari mentioned former player Wayne Turner as the perfect example. Turner graduated this past weekend while serving as a student assistant. Calipari also said John Wall has already contacted the university about possibly enrolling in summer classes.

- Tuesday night's UK-Indiana baseball game at 6:30 p.m. will be broadcast live on the Big Blue Sports Network. The telecast can be found on FSN South (Insight-Lexington channel 52) and in Central Kentucky on CWKYT-TV (Insight-Lexington channel 5). If you don't have anything to do Tuesday night, my suggestion is to turn off the TV and come out to the ballpark. There are only five home games left on the season. And if you can't come out Tuesday, make sure you're there Friday in what could be Alex Meyer's final home start of his collegiate career. Meyer is only a junior and hasn't announced what he'll do after this year, but chances are Friday could be the last time UK fans will get an opportunity to watch him pitch before he heads to the big leagues.

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