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There can't be anything more basic when it comes to sports then remembering what it is you are doing--playing a game. What are games supposed to be? Fun.
After some harsh comments following the embarrassing effort against Tennessee head coach John Calipari needed to do something more than just apologize to the players that he will have to finish the season with.
He needed to get them to remember that they too were top-notch recruits in their own right, but most importantly he needed them to loosen up and just have fun again (anyone that suffered through that Tennessee game knows they were not having fun).
So they played dodgeball.
To some degree it must have worked since the Wildcats were able to get back on the right side of the win column with a 74-70 win over Vanderbilt Wednesday night(see video).
The Commodores are not exactly lighting up the college basketball ranks (10-15; 4-9 in conference), but when your confidence has been shaken as bad as the Wildcats of late a win of any kind is a welcome sight.
When they take on the Missouri Tigers Saturday they will need all the mojo they can get.
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John Calipari's daughter, Erin, took a shot a Louisville fans in response to a cartoon about Nerlens Noel.
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John Calipari and his Kentucky Wildcats suffered a monumental 30-point loss to the rival Tennessee Volunteers last Saturday. So, how did Coach Calipari whip his young Wildcats into shape for their next game against the Vanderbilt Commodores? Dodgeball.Yes, Coach Calipari had his team engaged in an organized dodgeball game between players and coaches on Tuesday night. On Wednesday...
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Erin Calipari, the daughter of Kentucky head coach John, drew this cartoon and released it on Twitter in response to the Courier Journal's Nerlens Noel cartoon.
Kentucky Wildcats head basketball coach John Calipari took an unconventional approach to preaching team unity Tuesday. Calipari thought his team could benefit from a break from all the recent engulfing stress, so he decided to take them back to high school gym class with an old-fashioned game of dodgeball. The idea, though a bit cliché, was to remind his team to have fun, and...
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Former Kentucky forward Patrick Patterson played one season under John Calipari before graduating early and entering his name into the NBA Draft. Patterson was selected 14th overall pick in 2010 by the Houston Rockets. He was averaging 11.6 points, 4.7 rebounds in 25.9 minutes per game for Houston. During his time at Kentucky, he was part of a dynamic Kentucky front-court that featured...