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KENTUCKY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kentucky Wildcats Lands 2018 Five Star Receiver Recruit

The Kentucky Wildcats pulled in a huge recruit when 2018 five star receiver Jermaine Eskridge made his college choice.
Via Gamedayr
7 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky and North Carolina Will Play An Alumni Game Featuring Current and Former Pros

What was reported earlier this month has now been confirmed: Kentucky and North Carolina will play an alumni basketball game featuring current and former pros.  The Wildcats announced today that they will host an exhibition game at Rupp Arena in early September against North Carolina.  The game will be played on Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. E.T. Tickets will go on sale on Aug. 12. Prices...
Via College Spun
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

LSU's Ben Simmons tops 50 best players list

Ben Simmons? Skal Labissiere? Kris Dunn? Jamal Murray?Three of those names might not be terribly familiar to college basketball fans that don't pay attention to the recruiting circuit, but they will be soon. Labissiere and Murray both will play for the Kentucky Wildcats this upcoming year, and they were near the top of the list of the 50 best college basketball players according...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kentucky completes 2016's slate by scheduling New Mexico St

The Kentucky Wildcats plan to pay New Mexico State a small fortune to come into Commonwealth Stadium in 2016, as FBSchedules.com reports the Aggies will take home $1.3 million for the Sept. 17, 2016 contest. By scheduling this game, the Wildcats 2016 schedule is finalized just over a year in advance. Kentucky adds New Mexico State to a non-conference slate that includes Southern...
Via Fox Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kentucky loses senior safety Glenn Faulkner for season

The Kentucky Wildcats look to be down a key special teams contributor, as senior safety Glenn Faulkner is reportedly out for the season following knee surgery, according to 247Sports.Faulkner has failed to earn a start last season after starting two games in the Wildcat secondary his sophomore season in Lexington. With Faulkner sidelined, the Wildcats search for special teams depth...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari hung with former Kentucky star Bud Dupree at Steelers camp

Life is good if you are John Calipari. You practically rule the state of Kentucky and college basketball. Year after year, you compete for national championships and on top of that you get to attend the opening week of NFL training camps. Coach Cal took some time today to hang with former Kentucky football player Bud Dupree at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. That is where the...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Jamal Murray skip classes to play for Team Canada?

Kentucky commit Jamal Murray came off the bench for Team Canada in the Pan-Am Games, and his desire to continue playing for them may affect his status with the Wildcats. According to Kyle Tucker of The Courier-Journal, Murray may wind up skipping classes at Kentucky so that he can be with Team Canada during FIBA Americas, the event in which Canada must place first or second in to...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fall Preview: Running Back Position is Solid, but Thin

Last season, Kentucky had one of the deepest running back corps that there has been at UK in a long time.  Braylon Heard was slated to be the starter, but behind him Kentucky had JoJo Kemp, Stanley “Boom” Williams, Josh Clemons, and Mikel Horton. Entering the offseason, Kentucky fans would have expected to have all […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Makes Bold Prediction About Kentucky’s 2016 Signing Class

John Calipari is holding out hope that the 2016 signing class for the Kentucky Wildcats could be the best ever.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky lands three 2017 four-star recruits in one day

While many programs are focused on assembling their 2016 recruiting class, the Kentucky Wildcats have been busy building toward their 2017 class as Mark Stoops and staff amazingly land three 2017 four-star recruits in one day. The first commit of the day was legacy recruit Russ Yeast, son of former Wildcat star receiver Craig Yeast. Russ also projects as a receiver for the Wildcats...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Stoops, Kentucky Land Three Four-Star Recruits In 2017

It was a good day for Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats football team. They got three big commitments for 2017.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Could John Calipari coach Kentucky until he is 73?

John Calipari leaked some pretty important news for Big Blue Nation on the radio today. During an appearance on ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg’s podcast, the Kentucky head coach revealed one thing that could keep him at Kentucky on the sidelines for at least another fifteen years: the chance to coach his son Brad. Kentucky Sports Radio transcribed the quote: “First of all, my wife...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miles Bridgers posterizes defender in front of Calipari

If John Calipari wasn’t excited about five-star prospect Miles Bridges before this dunk, he sure is now. During the recent July evaluation period, the Kentucky head coach sat on the baseline watching Bridges, a Flint, MI native, and was right in the mix of the ridiculous slam and celebration amongst the Mac Irvin Fire forward and his teammates. In fact, Calipari’s only frustration...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball Offers 2016 PF Wenyen Gabriel

Kentucky continues to widen its recruiting net for 2016. On Sunday, John Calipari and company offered 2016 power forward Wenyen Gabriel. It's been a great July. Just got an offer from Kentucky! Can't thank my teammates enough for helping me shine! #RivalsNation — WenyenGabriel™ (@WenyenGabriel) July 26, 2015 Gabriel is a 6’9″, 195 lbs. Massachusetts […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky gets new white and chrome helmets

The Kentucky Wildcats may not be known as a football school, but the football program is getting some positive attention this weekend thanks to some shiny new lids. On social media, a photo surfaced from WKYT-TV’s Steve Moss claiming the Wildcats will have a brand new helmet for the upcoming season. The helmet — which is white with a white facemask — features a chrome “UK”...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

This Kentucky Wildcats Football Helmet Is Too Awesome

This white and chrome Kentucky Wildcats football helmet is too good.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

5-Star Small Forward Miles Bridges Was Interrupted By Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari While On A Date

Being a five-star basketball recruit has its perks—the superhuman athleticism, free trip to college, and the likelihood of an NBA future—but privacy isn’t one of them. Miles Bridges, a five-star small forward from Huntington Prep, shared a funny anecdote with MLive about what it is like to try to be an average teenager while also being a top recruit. While on a movie date,...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Tweets About Drake, Says He’s Still Loved and Welcomed At Kentucky

Don’t worry, Drake, you’re still loved by your favorite college basketball program.  Earlier today, it was reported that Kentucky had to self-report an NCAA violation caused by the hip-hop star, who took photos with recruits during the Wildcats’ 2014 Big Blue Madness. Kentucky issued a cease-and-desist letter to Drake, asking him to refrain from interacting with potential...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball: Video: Devin Booker Is Back In Lexington, Getting Some Shots Up While Riding A Two-Wheel Scooter

Former Kentucky Wildcats star Devin Booker is back in Lexington, and he’s getting in a very unique workout while at the program’s basketball facility. Booker posted a video to Twitter where he gets some shots up while riding one of the two-wheel scooters that have become very popular with athletes recently, likely because they look like hoverboards. Back in the bluegrass pic...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky Releases Hype Video For Newly Renovated Commonwealth Stadium, And The Players Look Excited

With just 50 days and counting until the Kentucky Wildcats kick off their 2015 college football season, the University released a hype video for the newly renovated Commonwealth Stadium, showing players practicing inside for the first time.  The following is an excerpt from the website dedicated to informing the public on the renovations. Through a $120-million reinvention, Commonwealth...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Five-Star Kentucky SG Reportedly Turned Down Seven-Figure Pro Offer

This soon-to-be Kentucky Wildcats guard apparently turned down a solid offer to play pro, according to his dad.
Via Gamedayr
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Trey Lyles girlfriend – Olivia Jester is Kentucky soccer player

Trey Lyles’ girlfriend Olivia Jester turned heads at the NBA Draft in Brooklyn on Thursday night. Jester, who is a soccer player at Kentucky, received attention when ESPN televised a shot of John Calipari after Willie Cauley-Stein was drafted. People wondered if the woman in question was Cal’s daughter or someone else, but the real...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft Report: Willie Cauley-Stein Of Kentucky

It is difficult to separate Willie Cauley-Stein as a prospect from Willie Cauley-Stein as a concept. Unlike most other prospects, it has to start defensively for Cauley-Stein as he's truly a special player with how multi-dimensional he operates on that end of the floor. Cauley-Stein is as adept defending on the perimeter as he is in the paint and that's of course an all-important...
Via RealGM - NBA
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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