Posted December 07, 2012 on AP on Fox
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By GARY GRAVES AP Sports Writer Kentucky coach John Calipari hopes ''Camp Cal'' yields a better-conditioned and more committed team. Two days in, the intense workouts have at least gotten the Wildcats' attention. With no early risers on the roster, Kentucky players have found it harder to awake for the 7 a.m. workouts than the exercises. Not that basic training has been easy, what with Wildcats strength coach Ray ''Rock'' Oliver screaming at them as they run. Then comes afternoon practice with Calipari, who instituted the routine after Tuesday's victory over Samford. Despite a rout of the Bulldogs, he was unhappy with the Wildcats' second-half effort and vowed to change their attitude and fitness. Kentucky's response on Saturday against Portland could determine whether Camp Cal lasts a few days or continues into the Christmas break.

Calipari Presser Notes

Kentucky coach John Calipari met with the media on Friday afternoon for his typical pregame press conference leading up to Saturday's matchup with Portland. A number of topics were discussed, including the Wildcats' new morning practice regimen.

KyScout Video: 'Camp Cal' Looms

Kentucky coach John Calipari was not pleased with the Wildcats' showing in the second half of Tuesday's game against Samford, a 20-minute span which saw UK outscore the Bulldogs by only one point. Hear why he is changing the team's practice regimen in this KyScout video feature.
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