Posted October 31, 2013 on
In this Video feature, Kentucky coach John Calipari talks about the Wildcats as they prepare for their exhibition opener on Friday night against cross-town Transylvania University.

No. 1 Kentucky starts with more high expectations

John Calipari is at again: Kentucky has the top-ranked recruiting class ever and the coach is insisting his young Wildcats have a long way to go. If this talented eight-man freshman class that includes six McDonald's All-Americans jells according to plan, the journey could include a Southeastern Conference championship. As it is, the Wildcats will begin No. 1 with monumental...

AW Video: Calipari on First Exhibition

In this Video feature, Kentucky coach John Calipari talks about the Wildcats' performance Friday night in their first exhibition game of the season, a 76-42 win over Transylvania.

Calipari's question: Where does Willis fit?

Derek Willis's performance in Kentucky's Blue-White Scrimmage has forcesd UK coach John Calipari to re-evaluate his plans for freshman forward. Could the most unheralded member of the Wildcats' latest No. 1 recruiting class get more PT than expected this season?

Calipari debating how far to extend rotation

Kentucky’s newly-minted No. 1-ranked team is eager to play someone in different-colored jerseys, and John Calipari is ready to see how outside competition may affect his rotation plans entering the season.

Cats learn lessons in exhibition victory

Kentucky coach John Calipari may have gotten exactly what he wanted from Friday night’s exhibition game against Transylvania.

James Young, Julius Randle star in Kentucky scrimmage

That's not going to do much to quiet the hype. The University of Kentucky basketball team's most talked-about freshmen of the preseason, guard James Young and forward Julius Randle, put on a show and the Wildcats' likely starting five dominated the Blue-White scrimmage Tuesday night in Rupp Arena. Kentucky mixed and matched rosters, so Blue's 99-71 win over White...

Young, Willis Shine in Kentucky’s Blue-White Game

Last night’s Blue-White game was the Big Blue Nation’s first chance to see their new ‘Cats play in a real game setting. The chance for this time to finally start bouncing back after last season’s NIT visit was here. At the tune of just over 15,000, fans Rupp Arena was buzzing with excitement over this latest No.1 recruiting class. We’ve heard a lot of about the Harrison...

AW Video: Calipari on B-W Scrimmage

In this Video feature, Kentucky head coach John Calipari talks about Tuesday's Blue-White Scrimmage at Rupp Arena.

2013-14 NCAA Preseason Preview: No. 2 Kentucky

For more preseason coverage of the 2013-14 college basketball season, click here. Let me get this straight: the University of Kentucky boasts the best recruiting class since the Fab Five and they aren't ranked No. 1? This has to be some kind of misunderstanding, right? I understand that you have to pay respect to the champs, but the University of Louisville lost their leader...

Know Your Opponent: Transylvania Pioneers

The Kentucky Wildcats begin their season with Transylvania for the third time in a row. The Wildcats beat the Pioneers 74-28 to open the 2012-13 season. Transylvania posted a respectable 20-8 record last season and qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Pioneers fell in the opening round to Illinois Wesleyan. You may be surprised to know that the regular season series...

Depth shines in Blue-White Scrimmage

Kentucky’s annual Blue-White Scrimmage may have led to more questions than answers for John Calipari. Usually, that’s a bad thing for a coach. Not necessarily so in this case.

Kentucky Tops First College Basketball AP Poll

Ashley is probably happy. The Kentucky Wildcats, despite not reaching the NCAA Tournament in 2013, will be ranked No. 1 in the preseason AP Poll for 2014. That’s what happens when you land a recruiting class complete with five of the top ten players in the country. The past two years have been a roller coaster ride for UK fans. In 2011, the Wildcats won the NCAA title in putting...

Breaking Down the UK Blue and White Scrimmage

Two weeks after its Midnight Madness event, Kentucky hosted the Blue-White scrimmage, with the Blue squad earning a 99-71 victory over the Red team. In front of a crowd of 15,305 fans, UK’s No. 1 recruiting class used the stage to showcase their development in John Calipari’s system. Here is a breakdown of the top performers from last night: SF James Young – 6’6” 215 Pounds...

#1 UK Gets Lesson In Effort vs. Transylvania

The Battle of Broadway has been the beginning of the Wildcats season for the last three years. As expected, Kentucky defeated the Pioneers 76-42 in last night’s contest. As much as anyone could feel “meh” about a 34-point win, that was the reaction from most about Kentucky’s performance. The excitement of a new season and finally seeing this latest recruiting class in their...
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