Found March 28, 2012 on
Rick Pitino and John Calipari. If you haven’t heard, they are coaching against each other in a rather big game this Saturday. Two teams from the same state have never previously played each other in the Final Four. And this isn’t just any state, it’s Kentucky; where they don’t care much about football, baseball, or hockey. [...]
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Louisville T-Shirt Attacks Calipari
We already showed you an anti-Kentucky t-shirt that is more or less an evergreen shirt that can be worn by Louisville fans all year. Now another Louisville slanted t-shirt has hit the market which is more specific to the game against Kentucky on Saturday. The target of this garment is none other than Kentucky head coach John Calipari. Check it...
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...
If there’s one thing Kentucky coach John Calipari knows he won’t do this week, it’s feed the UK-Louisville rivalry hype.
NEW ORLEANS—The Kentucky Wildcats may be favored to win this year’s national championship, but if they plan on going out to play basketball against in-state rival Louisville on Saturday, they’ll first have to complete their diorama for Professor Keating’s Native American Studies course that is due next Thursday.
“They know the rules,” said Kentucky coach John Calipari...
Since the bulk of this week’s Final Four coverage will center on the Kentucky-Louisville/Calipari-Pitino matchup, I figured I may as well get in on the act.
First, let’s look at the series history between these two schools, which isn’t as extensive as you might assume.
Image via UofLCardbook.com
The History of the Kentucky-Louisville Rivalry
The two rivals played nine times...
Five things I'm thinking about this weekend while wondering if the national media would rather have their Final Fours in Houston or New Orleans.
1. Something that seems true (and totally is): The idea that John Calipari just rolls the ball out there is inaccurate and probably always has been.
Shoot, you say, give me Kentucky's roster and I could win 30 games. No. No, you...
You already know the players, the coaches and the rivalry at stake, but, theatrics aside, is this game worth watching? Does fourth-seeded Louisville even have a shot at cracking bitter rival, No. 1 Kentucky?
First, some interesting numbers to set the scene.
0 The number of Christmas cards Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and Kentucky head coach John Calipari send each other...
Kentucky coach John Calipari says that he “loved” Louisville freshman forward Chane Behanan when he was trying to recruit him.
For the past couple of weeks, we have had different people give their opinion on just how good the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team is. They are wonderfully talented, and seem to be in control of their own destiny heading into the Final Four this Saturday after only losing 2 games this season. Anthony Davis seems to be the surefire #1 pick in this years draft, while Michael Kidd...
Northwest Profiles: Kyle Wiltjer and Terrence Jones
As Kentucky heads to New Orleans to face Louisville for the right to play in the national championship, Despite the initial appearances, Kentucky forwards Kyle Wiltjer and Terrence Jones have more in common that meets the eye.
The two forwards along are among the most decorated high school players in the history of Oregon high...
Ohio State coach Thad Matta has already cashed in on the Buckeyes' trip to the Final Four.
So have the rest of the coaches whose teams are headed to New Orleans.
Matta has racked up $100,000 in incentives tied to his team's performance in the Big Ten and the NCAA tournament this season. And that doesn't include the one-year extension that was triggered when the Buckeyes...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Frank Haith has capped his first season at Missouri by being selected The Associated Press' Coach of the Year.
Haith took over the Tigers after seven years at Miami. He was presented the award Friday after receiving 21 votes from the 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25.
Missouri won 30 games and the Big 12 tournament and was ranked...
Let's be honest. Kentucky has a lot of weapons. John Calipari's offense makes that a necessity. He recruits so that he has four players on the floor who can attack off the dribble, and he recruits at a high enough level that he can force mis-matches with his elite players. Terrence Jones, when he's on, can be a point-forward matchup nightmare. Anthony Davis doesn'...