Found March 27, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
Kentucky head coach John Calipari has had quite a fall from grace over the past year. He was on top of the world just twelve months ago after winning a National Championship with one of the best college basketball teams in the last decade. The 2012-13 season was a different story. With the number one recruiting class in the country, Calipari and Kentucky were mediocre at best during the regular season. After failing to make the NCAA tournament, the Wildcats ended their embarrassment of a season with a first round loss in the NIT at Robert Morris. While in-state rival Louisville was preparing for their first NCAA tournament game as the overall number one seed on Kentucky’s home floor, Calipari’s season came to an end in an arena that only holds 3,056 people. Salt was added to the wound yesterday, while Calipari was at Madison Central High School visiting a recruit. Marita Jones Kinley is a teacher and coach at Madison Central. Apparently one of the students at the school called him R...

Calipari meeting with Andrew Wiggins today

With the rumblings of Dominque Hawkins committing to UK tomorrow, I would make a bet that John Calipari has spoke with his team and knows who will be staying, and who will be going. Huntington Prep did a McDonald’s send-off for Andrew Wiggins from 11-12 today. John Calipari was expected to meet Wiggins shortly after the festivities concluded. If I had a guess, I would say the meeting...

UK: One and Done in the NBA Draft?

On Wednesday, ESPN Analyst Chad Ford discussed Kentucky’s NBA Draft prospects with the Lexington Herald Leader. Despite John Calipari being a very familiar face during the past few years, he may only show up one time for this year’s edition. Calipari had had a grand total of 15 draft picks in the last 3 years, but Nerlens Noel could be one-and-done for Kentucky on draft night...

Report: Coach Cal To Meet With Star Recruit Andrew Wiggins Today

Could Kentucky’s historic recruiting class possibly be getting even better? The Wildcats have already landed the nation’s No. 3 ranked (ESPN) recruit (Julius Randle), the No. 5 recruit (Andrew Harrison), the No. 6 recruit (James Young), the No. 7 recruit (Aaron Harrison), the No. 11 recruit (Dakari Johnson), and the No. 18 recruit (Marcus Lee). Now, UK might be in the lead for...

Nerlens Noel Still Number One Pick?

In his brief time at Kentucky, Nerlens Noel flashed plenty of potential to lead many to believe that he will be the top pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. His defensive dominance was one of the few highlights on a Kentucky teamed that struggled to find its way for most of the season, eventually losing in the first round of the NIT Tournament. Should Nerlens Noel be the number one overall...

Coach Calipari Will Meet With #1 HS Recruit Wiggins Today

 Coach Calipari is already sitting on what many would deem the best recruiting class in the history of College Basketball. His scheduled meeting with Canadian sensation Andrew Wiggins could help solidify that title for this 2013 class. Fox Sports recruiting analyst Evan Daniels was the first to report this visit via his twitter page: Andrew Wiggins is meeting with John Calipari...

Cauley-Stein to the NBA?

‘After the season-ending loss to Robert Morris, a few select players said in the post-game interviews they would be back at Kentucky next season. Most notably, Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress both said they are definitely not ready for the NBA. Willie Cauley-Stein mentioned the same notion, and tweeted a countdown to Big Blue Madness after getting word that Julius Randle was...

Dominique Hawkins to UK?

The recruiting world is on fire today, so I’ll start with some in-state news. After leading Madison Central to their first Kentucky state title, Dominique Hawkins was officially on the radar of one John Calipari. Calipari saw 3 0f the 4 tournament games, while assistant coach Orlando Antigua went to them all and stayed long after the final buzzer to watch the trophy presentation...

Future Cats close prep careers in style

The sting of Kentucky’s disappointing 2012-13 basketball season did not last as long as it ordinarily might have thanks in large part to John Calipari’s latest No. 1 recruiting class serving as a beacon of hope.

Kentucky recruit receives 115 handwritten letters

It seems as thought sending obscene amounts of handwritten recruiting letters to a recruit is the new trend.  The Kentucky Wildcats sent 2014 in-state quarterback Drew Baker 115 handwritten letters.  No word on what type of impression it made on the recruit, but it has to get a tad annoying.  Does the coaching staff really think he’s going to open and read all of those letters...

Noel named USBWA Frosh All-America

Despite a season-ending knee injury that cost him the final nine games of the season, Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel has been named a Freshman All-America by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

Kentucky Women Defeat Dayton For Spot In The Sweet 16

Score: No. 2 Kentucky 84, No. 7 Dayton 70  Star(s): UK: A’dia Mathies 34 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl. UD: Andrea Hoover 22 Pts, 6 Reb.  Story: Kentucky rallies past Dayton to move on to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.  In the first half, the Wildcats and the Flyers were in a tight back-and-forth match-up until UK took off with a 14-0 run. The Cats took a nine point lead...
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