Posted October 29, 2012 on
After winning a National Championship, providing the top NBA Draft pick and securing another promising recruiting class, the expectations at the University of Kentucky are astronomical. Kristen Ledlow talks to Coach John Calipari at SEC Basketball Media Day in Birmingham, Alabama.

Calipari in lineup lab

Kentucky coach John Calipari is mixing and matching his personnel as the Wildcats prepare for the upcoming season, trying to find the best lineup combinations.

No. 3 Kentucky reloads with 4 talented freshmen

Kentucky lost six players from last year's national championship team and is again projected to be title contender this season. Yes, Wildcats coach John Calipari signed another talented freshman class. The high expectations remain after the Wildcats won their eighth title behind freshmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague. All were first-round NBA draft...

Phillips' future as Wildcats coach in jeopardy

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky coach Joker Phillips has tried to maintain a sense of humor during what has been a difficult season and mounting questions about his job status. "I was coming over here today, and I got in the car, and my seat was hot," he said. "And I looked up, and I had hit the seat warmer." Questions regarding Phillips' future and Kentucky...

Kentucky fires football coach Phillips

Kentucky has fired football coach Joker Phillips, a day after an embarrassing loss to Vanderbilt. Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart announced Phillips' dismissal Sunday in an open letter on the athletic department's web site. The Wildcats lost their eighth straight game on Saturday, a 40-0 home loss to Vanderbilt. It was their worst loss to the Commodores in 96 years. The...

Joker Phillips Monday Press Luncheon Notebook

Kentucky coach Joker Phillips discusses preparation for this week's SEC East matchup against Vanderbilt at his weekly Monday press luncheon.

The QB Quandary

The Kentucky staff continues to prepare freshman quarterback duo Jalen Whitlow and Patrick Towles for split duty on Saturday against Vanderbilt.

Landing Andrew Wiggins

The hype-machine surrounding Andrew Wiggins has been in full effect for several years now. And now that he's reclassified to 2013, it's only getting bigger. Most of the pundits are pegging Kentucky and Florida State as the leaders, but the Wiggins family has been so tight-lipped that any information coming from a source not named Wiggins (or prep coach Rob Fulford) is likely...
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