JOHN CALIPARI RUMORS

NCAA investigating USF men’s basketball for academic fraud

The South Florida basketball program is under investigation for academic fraud, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Assistant coach Oliver Antigua, the brother of head coach Orlando Antigua, has been told he cannot go out on the road for recruiting this month, probably in response to the investigation. ORlando Antigua took over at South Florida before the 2014 season after spending...
Via The Comeback
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Calipari has idea to increase scoring in college basketball

John Calipari has more Twitter followers than anyone in college sports – by far. The Kentucky men’s basketball coach spewed some thoughts at his 1.5 million followers on Sunday afternoon.  Basically: Coach Cal is upset with all the contact that is being made with shooters during the process of a shot. Everything in our game trickles down. Watching games this weekend and...
Via College Spun
July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Dan Le Batard critical of John Calipari's appearance on ESPN

John Calipari is all over ESPN today.  Kentucky’s men’s basketball coach, on the day of the NBA Draft, is going through ESPN’s “Car Wash.” He was already on "Mike & Mike" and "First Take" and is scheduled to be on "SportsCenter," "Russillo & Kanell," "His & Hers" and "Highly Questionable."  Had a great time co-hosting @MikeAndMike with @KarlTowns and...
Via College Spun
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari: College coaches should be held accountable for what happens on campus

John Calipari is not exactly a stranger when it comes to collegiate athletics scandals, and he firmly believes that anything that allegedly happened on campus is the coach’s responsibility. Calipari told Tuesday’s edition of “The Mike Lupica Show” that coaches shouldn’t be blamed for incidents that happen when players are away from campus, but that they know everything...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Calipari tweets about son's decision to play for Kentucky

Kentucky’s men’s basketball program officially announced the addition of Brad Calipari to the Wildcats’ 2016-17 roster this afternoon.  Both Brad Calipari and his father, John Calipari, commented on the addition in the school’s official release.  Shortly after the move was announced, Coach Cal took to Twitter to further comment on his son’s decision to play for UK....
Via College Spun
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari proposes moving the SEC Tournament to preseason

Kentucky coach John Calipari has a notorious hatred of the SEC Tournament – particularly how it has apparently held little weight in determining NCAA Tournament seeding. So during the SEC’s spring meetings, Calipari put forth a novel idea: turn the tournament into a preseason affair, just to cement how little it actually matters. “You know my stuff is like so ridiculous you...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke trolls John Calipari after landing commitment from Marques Bolden

The official Twitter account for the Duke men's basketball program trolled John Calipari after the program landed a commitment from highly sought-after recruit, Marques Bolden. Bolden, a five-star center from Texas, on Thursday announced that he was choosing to attend Duke. He picked Duke most notably over Kentucky, which led the Blue Devils’ Twitter account to troll Wildcats...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari doesn't expect to ever leave Kentucky

Sorry, NBA suitors. John Calipari seems pretty content at Kentucky. Coach Cal said in a lengthy blog post on his website on Monday that he intends to make Kentucky the last stop of his coaching career. “My plan is to coach here for the rest of my career,” Calipari wrote. “I want this to be my final coaching position.” It was part of a lengthy post detailing his ambitious...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari announces that every Kentucky player will submit name for NBA draft

This year, the NCAA made a big college basketball rule change, which allows players to withdraw from the draft process after the NBA Combine, allowing players to receive real feedback on their prospects. It is an incredibly pro-player rule, one of the few that the NCAA has enacted in recent years, and as you’d expect, Kentucky head coach John Calipari is a fan. Today, he made an...
Via College Spun
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Calipari angry over Kentucky’s Tourney seeding

John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats enter the 2016 NCAA Tournament as the No. 4 seed, and the head coach is none too happy about the results of the bracket. Speaking with Rece Davis on ESPN’s “Bracketology” show, Calipari ripped into the seeding and expressed frustration at the committee for using a “moving target” of issues to rank teams from year to year, including topics...
Via Sportsnaut
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss
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