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Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Wright State Raiders
Coach: John Calipari (3 seasons at Kentucky 102-14) Overall 505-152, 20 years
2011-12: Record 38-2 overall, 16-0 in SEC (1st)
Starters Returning (0)
Preseason Tournament: Barclays Center Classic
Top Non-Conference Games: vs. Duke, at Notre Dame, vs. Baylor, at Louisville
Transfer In : Julius Mays (Wright State – play right away)
Sat Out: Ryan Harrow (NC State), Jon Hood (injured)
Early Departure: Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd Gilchrist, Terrence Jones, Doron Lamb, Marquis Teague
Even after winning last year’s National Championship and losing their top six players the Wildcats are still a top 5 team. They just reload; not rebuild. This is John Calipari’s system to just keep on recruiting a bunch of one and dones. Who is going to argue this strategy when you’re winning the title. While he brings in elite players Calipari is one of heck of a coach he gets the most out of his players and they always play hard. For this year once gain he brings in the nation’s best recruiting clas...
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University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari is often viewed as a pioneer in the college basketball landscape. He was the first coach to fully embrace and utilize the concept of "one-and-done" basketball players, and despite facing plenty of criticism and skepticism from industry experts, proved that his model could work when his 2011-12 team captured...
John Calipari is a great coach, no doubt, but being a great coach doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t employ odd programs into your practices.
Calipari actually makes the Kentucky players wear heart monitors to track the effort they’re giving at practices. Here’s some of what he wrote on his website:
Because we have very few returning veterans that our new guys can imitate...
The #1 center in the 2013 class, Dakari Johnson has recently cut his list to only three schools. Kentucky, Syracuse and Georgetown are still in the mix for his services. The bigger rumors have said that he is Kentucky bound and there is very little to sway him away from the ‘Cats. During a high school game in December, an announcer shouted to the gymnasium that Johnson had committed...
John Calipari revealed last night after the blowout win against Eastern Michigan, he would be telling the Big Blue Nation of a different method he is using with his ‘Cats. One of the key problems for this team has been the absence of a veteran leader. While guys like Deandre Liggins, Josh Harrellson, Doron Lamb, Terrence Jones, and Darius Miller became those type of guys for previous...
John Calipari is always looking for a way to get the upper hand on his opponent and that begins with practice and preparation. That’s why it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Coach Cal is using an innovative tactic to make sure that his players are giving maximum effort in practice.
Calipari revealed on his blog that he’s making his Kentucky players wear monitors in...
By the numbers, Nerlens Noel has won the defensive player of the month award from ESPN. Here’s what they said about him:
Noel finished in the top 10 in both blocks (4.0 BPG) and steals (2.8 SPG), while also finishing in the top 25 among rebounders (9.7 RPG). He’s now on track to be the first player since Houston’s Bo Outlaw in 1992-93 to average 3.5 blocks and 2.5 steals.
The national pollsters may still need a "prove it" game from the Kentucky Wildcats, but Eastern Michigan coach Rob Murphy said that's no longer necessary for him after watching the unranked Wildcats pound his team 90-38 Wednesday night at Rupp Arena.
Kentucky's John Calipari and Orlando Antigua will be in attendance for the Cancer Research Classic in Wheeling, West Virginia.