May 30, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Oakland Athletics left fielder Collin Cowgill (12) looks on after striking out in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Twins won 4-0. Image Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Collin Cowgill traded to New York Mets

Former Wildcat baseball player Collin Cowgill was traded from the Oakland Athletics to the New York Mets. The outfielder was acquired in exhange for minor league infielder Jefry Marte.


Last season, while with Oakland for 38 games, Cowgill hit .269 with 1 home run and 9 RBIs. With the departure of Jason Bay, Cowgill will fight for a starting outfield job during spring training next year.

The Big Blue Nation is uniting behind the Kentucky Wildcats football team to see the Cats represented by EA Sports for the next installment of their college football game, NCAA Football. If you have not voted for Kentucky yet, please do so now and then tell your friends to vote. Not on Facebook? No problem, just start an account and then vote. Like WildcatBlueNation.com on Facebook while you are at it!

In NBA news, Darren Heitner believes the city of Louisville should top any list of NBA teams that might be in need of relocation.

It is only for the first round of voting according to EA Sports.

Voting for all 126 teams is now open on the NCAA Football Facebook page and will continue through December 31st. In addition to the main polls, there will be plenty of other ways fans can support their favorite team and push them into the round of 32.

In other football news, Neal Brown had his first opportunity to address the media following his being hired by Kentucky.

Some highlights:
* Stoops did not have to sell him on the job.
* There will be an open competition during spring practice for quarterbacks between Patrick Towles, Jalen Whitlow, and Maxwell Smith.
* The offense will be installed in the “first three days of spring practice.”
* The message to athletes in the Commonwealth of Kentucky: “Come be a hero.”

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