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Anthony Davis is a fun-loving teenager who has swatted away and dunked enough basketballs to become the most dominant player in the college ranks.
And that's just in one season at Kentucky.
By most accounts he would be the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft if he leaves school.
His steady play and calm demeanor makes it easy to forget he just turned 19 on March 11.
But Davis says off the court he's a laid back guy who likes to pull pranks on his teammates, enjoys math and dabbles with magic.
Kentucky fans hope he has one more trick up his sleeve, maybe two.
The Wildcats (36-2) play in-state rival Louisville (30-9) Saturday in the Final Four for a berth in the national title game.
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The always outspoken TNT analyst says this year's Kentucky squad is so stacked that they could beat a few of the NBA's bottom-feeding franchises.
ATLANTA—Not wanting to spoil a dream season and what could possibly be his best shot at a national title, John Calipari gathered his Kentucky players during a timeout in their game against Baylor to ask them, for one final time, if any of them happen to be ineligible.
“Last time I’m going to ask,” said Calipari. “I’ve been burned two times too many, and I’m not...
In the press conference after his team beat Baylor to advance for the Final Four, Kentucky Coach John Calipari asked, "Is the floor going to be raised (in the Super Dome)? Does anybody know?"
When was confirmed that the floor would, indeed, be elevated a couple of feet above field level for the games, Cal said, "That makes it harder. When they raise that floor, now...
Kentucky’s freshman sensation Michael Kidd-Gilchrist seems to have an issue when it comes to interviews.
What in the world is up with Kentucky’s fab freshman MICHAEL KIDD-GILCHRIST? MKG may be a beast on the court, leading the Wildcats to the Final Four on Sunday with a team-high 19 points, but dude is just a bench warmer in the interview department. Check out this inquest before...
In the world of Craigslist, almost anything can happen and recently, one diehard Kentucky Wildcats fan has attempted to get tickets to the Final Four by offering his wife as compensation.
Here is the advertisement as it appeared:
It's most likely fake but still entertaining nevertheless.
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The # 1 Kentucky Wildcats rolled through "Catlanta" in route to winning the NCAA South Regional. They are headed back to New Orleans for back-to-back Final 4 Seasons. Enjoy it all with KSR's Final 4 Free-4-All.
If there’s one thing Kentucky coach John Calipari knows he won’t do this week, it’s feed the UK-Louisville rivalry hype.
John Calipari knows he isn’t a movie critic but when he was asked on Saturday to give an opinion on a movie he saw with his team on Thursday, he gave his honest opinion: it was “awful.”
The culprit the evidently stunk up the movie theater? “21 Jump Street,” the Jonah Hill-Channing Tatum big screen comedy adaptation of the late 80′s, early 90′s network TV show. While...
Since I can't find a transcript of the UConn Huskies women's basketball team's pregame presser before their Elite Eight matchup with the Kentucky Wildcats, I figured the next best thing is the video of it.
Here it is for you to enjoy:
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) -- Tiffany Hayes scored 22 points and top-seed Connecticut beat Kentucky 80-65 on Tuesday night to advance to the Final Four for the fifth straight season.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 18 for UConn (33-4), which will play the winner of Notre Dame and Maryland on Sunday in Denver. The Huskies matched their own school mark of five straight trips to the national...
The Louisville Cardinals and Ketucky Wildcats lock horns in New Orleans this weekend in the Final Four. It is pretty big deal in the Bluegrass State.
The Hunger Games is doing amazing at the box office and everyone is loving the movie. One of the stars of the movies, Josh Hutcherson, is a huge Kentucky Wildcats fan and even painted his face before a game. You can guess who he is rooting for in the Final Four.
Future Edenton Steamer and current University of Tennessee pitcher, Zack Godley has just been named the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week. On Friday night, he held the previously undefeated Kentucky Wildcats to just a run on three hits in eight innings of work. You can read the press release here.
Four perennial college basketball powerhouses descend on the Big Easy this weekend in search of the big prize. Kentucky, Ohio State, Kansas and Louisville have combined for 49 Final Four appearances between them and all have their eyes on the national championship prize. Each team is capable of reaching its goal. Of course, only one will. Which team will that be? We’ll get to that...