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The last thingand perhaps one of the toughest thingsto watch in sports is a young man suffer a gruesome injury.
Granted, any injury comes with its share of recognized loss and hardship, but in the case of Kentucky's Nerlens Noel, who suffered a torn ACL versus Florida last week, the season-ending knee injury comes with its own set of problems.
Projected as one of the top picks in the NBA Draft, did the freshman center hurt his draft stock or potential earnings by way of the injury?
Is it fair for the NBA to keep its age-limit rule in place, forcing talented basketball players like Noel to take the NCAA's one-and-done route to the pros?
Could the rule soon be coming to an end?
Our duo of Zach Dillard and Jay Clemons discuss the injury, the rules and whether the NBA andor NCAA is in the wrong.
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Witnessing All-Everything Kentucky freshman, Nerlens Noel, lying on the court, writhing in pain, was devastating for the Wildcats and college basketball fans around the country. In UK’s loss to #7 Florida on Tuesday, the 6’10” big man was injured on the ultimate hustle play, and went down in a heap after running into the basket support. [...]
Playing its first game without injured center Nerlens Noel, Kentucky was hammered 88-58 by Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena. It marked the most-lopsided win for the Volunteers in series history.
Kentucky head coach John Calipari has had a tremendous career, one that is sure to see more greatness before it is finally over. To win the national title last season, lose his entire starting five, a come back with another competitive group this year goes to show the quality of his coaching and his recruiting.
Especially his recruiting.
Recruits paid off last year in the...
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John Calipari ripped some of his players after Kentucky suffered an embarrassing 88-58 loss to Tennessee on Saturday.
Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings addressed the SEC media on Monday. Stallings said the Wildcats are still very, very talented despite the loss of star Nerlens Noel. Both Vandy and Kentucky have fallen quite a bit since strong showings in the 2011-12 season.
Life without Nerlens Noel took an immediate free-fall at the hands of Tennessee. After was was described as a horrid practice, John Calipari did not feel too confident about this upcoming contest with the Vols. I guess he had a right to be, but nobody would have predicted such a lopsided outcome. The 30-point defeat is Kentucky’s largest loss to the Vols in the series history,...
Kentucky begins its "new season" without injured center Nerlens Noel today with a visit to Knoxville, Tenn., to face the Volunteers. Join us on KyScout as we discuss the action on our open basketball forum.
After calling his players "uncoachable", Kentucky's John Calipari backtracked on that statement in an open letter on Sunday.
The Kentucky Wildcats fans are rabid. Just check out any of their message boards. Included in that group is a Playboy model who happens to be among the most very dedicated Kentucky Wildcats fans named Megan Dills. When the Hoosiers fans stormed the court last year silencing the Kentucky Wildcats fans, Dills was knocked down and suffered a sprained ankle and torn tendons. The injury...
During Monday's SEC Coaches Teleconference, UK's John Calipari said the Wildcats must adapt moving forward to salvage their season in the wake of Nerlens Noel's injury and a 30-point loss at Tennessee.
Florida won the battle against visiting Kentucky for first place in the Southeastern Conference, remaining firmly atop the SEC Power Rankings as it has been all season long.
But Kentucky suffered two defeats in the game. Freshman center Nerlens Noel, the leading shot-blocker in the country, injured his left knee and was lost for the season.
The shock to the system of Noels loss...