KENTUCKY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kentucky Basketball: Malik Monk a nuclear option that must not be disarmed

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Ah, yes, this is why you do not, under any circumstance, bench Malik Monk. No matter how little he rebounds, how poorly he defends or how awful his shot selection might be at times. Because, as Monk reminded everyone Saturday, he’s always just one bucket away from lighting his own fuse. Thirteenth-ranked Florida was the latest victim vaporized by the awesome...
Via SEC Country
1 hour ago

Kentucky Football: Ohio Defensive End Commits to Wildcats

Kentucky Football received their fourth commitment from the 2018 class today in Ohio Defensive End, Alex Reigelsperger. Mark Stoops along with lead recruiter, Vince Marrow hit the Yahtzee! button as they received their fourth commitment of the 2018 recruiting class. The Cats received the pledge of Ohio Defensive End, Alex Reigelsperger. This is the fourth […] Kentucky Football...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
1 hour ago

Kentucky basketball: The message was rebound or run and Bam Adebayo picked rebound

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bam Adebayo is to the point where he’s tired of running in practice, and more so, tired of making his Kentucky teammates run. Rebound or run. Those were his options as coach John Calipari and staff were expecting their freshman big man to be more dominant on the glass. If he didn’t get to a ball or only reached with one hand in practice, he and his teammates...
Via SEC Country
2 hours ago

What John Calipari said after Kentucky’s 76-66 win over Florida

LEXINGTON, Ky. – That was a shot in the arm Kentucky basketball needed. Saturday’s come-from-behind, 76-66 victory over Florida looked a lot like a late-season breakthrough for the 11th-ranked Wildcats. Playing without starting point guard De’Aaron Fox (bruised knee), Kentucky overcame an 18-6 deficit to start the game and dug out of what was an 8-point hole with 12:42 to go...
Via SEC Country
2 hours ago

Kentucky Basketball: Recap, box score from 76-66 win over Florida

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Starting point guard De’Aaron Fox was out. Star shooting guard Malik Monk played like his sneakers were tied together for an entire half. Kentucky fell behind 18-6 and went the final seven minutes before intermission without a made field goal. And yet, the 11th-ranked Wildcats found a way to reach halftime tied with 13th-ranked Florida, then they roared to life...
Via SEC Country
4 hours ago

Knee contusion sidelines Kentucky's Fox against Florida

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky says freshman guard De'Aaron Fox will not play for the 11th-ranked Wildcats in Saturday's Southeastern Conference showdown against No. 13 Florida because of a knee contusion. Kentucky coach John Calipari said Friday that Fox's availability would be a game-time decision because of the injury sustained in Tuesday night's win at Missouri. The Wildcats...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky football: Linebacker De’Niro Laster will transfer

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky senior linebacker will transfer after graduating in May, a school spokesperson confirmed Saturday morning. Laster missed most of the 2016 season with a knee injury. Coach Mark Stoops announced the injury, that required surgery, in the week leading up to the Mississippi State game. Laster, who transferred from Minnesota to Kentucky, recorded 14 tackles...
Via SEC Country
8 hours ago

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: The Weekend BBQ, Volume 1

We here at Wildcat Blue Nation want to involve fans in our discussions about the Kentucky Wildcats as much as possible. This is the first edition of our fan questions, the Big Blue Questions (BBQ). In the first edition of The Weekend BBQ, we have two fan questions that rattled our minds a tad here at […] Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: The Weekend BBQ, Volume 1 - Wildcat Blue Nation...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
9 hours ago

WATCH: GYM: Kentucky Ties for First at Home Quad Meet

The Wildcats tied Illinois in their home quad meet. Sophomore Alex Hyland showed her consistency on the beam. Here are the highlights from the meet. - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KYwildcatsTV - Twitter- @KYwildcatsTV https://twitter.com/KYwildcatsTV - Instagram- kywildcatstv http://instagram.com/kywildcatstv
Via Kentucky Wildcats Athletics
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: WBB: Video recap of Kentucky 78, Miss State 75

A behind the scenes look from Kentucky's latest win over Mississippi State. - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KYwildcatsTV - Twitter- @KYwildcatsTV https://twitter.com/KYwildcatsTV - Instagram- kywildcatstv http://instagram.com/kywildcatstv
Via Kentucky Wildcats Athletics
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Football: Top 5 Breakout Players for 2017

Kentucky Football reloads it’s stables as it gets ready to take on the 2017 season. Spring is just around the corner and the Wildcat Football News will be heating up. Mark Stoops and his Kentucky Football team are coming off of a season that fans have been waiting on for a long time. The Wildcats […] Kentucky Football: Top 5 Breakout Players for 2017 - Wildcat Blue Nation - Wildcat...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
1 day ago

WATCH: MBB: Malik Monk All-America Nominee

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Via Kentucky Wildcats Athletics
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Football Adds to The 2018 Recruiting Class

Kentucky Football got two new commits for the class of 2018 on February 21. Both commitments were on the same day, from the same high school. Mark Stoops is setting a new standard for recruiting for Kentucky Football. After finishing out the 2017 Recruiting Class, Stoops and company went to work on the next wave […] Kentucky Football Adds to The 2018 Recruiting Class - Wildcat...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
1 day ago

WATCH: WBB: Kentucky 78, Mississippi State 75

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Via Kentucky Wildcats Athletics
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Memphis coach Josh Pastner describes the pressure of replacing John Calipari

At some point in the not too distant future, some crazy person is going to try to do the impossible and replace John Calipari at Kentucky. At 58-years-old, Coach Cal won’t be around Lexington forever and when he does step aside (either through retirement, or by going to the NBA), someone will have massive shoes to fill.It’s a situation that one man already knows well: Josh Pastner...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

John Calipari Appeared Flustered By Missouri Fans’ ‘Cal, You Suck’ Chants

John Calipari isn’t a very popular man in college basketball gyms outside Lexington, Kentucky. Such is life for one of the most successful and polarizing head coaches in college basketball history. You’d think, however, he’d be used to that by now, but judging by his reaction to the University of Missouri student section Tuesday night, Coach Cal still can have his feelings...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: MBB: Kentucky 72 Missouri 62

Bam Adebayo tallied his first double-double in conference play as Kentucky wins at Missouri. - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KYwildcatsTV - Twitter- @KYwildcatsTV https://twitter.com/KYwildcatsTV - Instagram- kywildcatstv http://instagram.com/kywildcatstv
Via Kentucky Wildcats Athletics
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins explains in 2 words why he changed his number with Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans will unveil their newly acquired All-Star big man DeMarcus Cousins on Thursday, when they take on the Rockets, but the colors of Cousins’ jersey won't be the only change.The 26-year-old will be wearing a new number when he hits the floor, trading in the No. 15 he wore during his seven-plus years with the Sacramento Kings for No. 0. So why the change? Cousins...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Missouri looks to play 'near-perfect game' against Kentucky

No. 11 Kentucky is on a collision course this Saturday with No. 13 Florida in a battle for first place in the Southeastern Conference. But first, the Wildcats must win at lowly Missouri on Tuesday night at Columbia, Mo. Kentucky is 22-5, 12-2 in the SEC while Missouri is 7-19, 2-12. But Wildcats coach John Calipari is the spinning the Tigers' cup as being half-full. "I always want...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari shoots down talk of him leaving Kentucky for Pelicans

John Calipari has been the subject of so many NBA rumors that he’s going out of his way to try to shut them down before they even get started now.After two of his former Kentucky players, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis, were reunited with the New Orleans Pelicans, Calipari responded to a non-serious question about leaving Kentucky to coach New Orleans with a very serious answer...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten most dangerous scorers heading into NCAA Tournament

When it comes to the NCAA Tournament, the dirty secret is that it’s not always the best team that wins it all. Simply put, it’s the hottest team.Momentum is everything in March Madness. That’s why a Cinderella low seed can go on to make an Elite Eight or Final Four run, and it happens almost every year. All it takes is a win or two to get things rolling, and from there, anything...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari responds to one-and-done critics

John Calipari has long been criticized by his detractors for recruiting too many one-and-done players, which they believe undermines the college system.Calipari has been one of the best recruiters since his days at UMass, going to Memphis and then Kentucky. He has reached six Final Fours and won a national championship.In an interview with Reid Forgrave for Bleacher Report, Calipari...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns takes shot at Kentucky basketball

The Kentucky men’s basketball team has struggled over its last several games, and even a win wasn’t enough to satisfy John Calipari on Tuesday night. Unhappy with his team’s performance in a 92-85 victory over LSU, Calipari did not hold back in a postgame interview.“If anybody wants to quit, they can quit,” the Wildcats coach said.One of Calipari’s former players took...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky player apologizes for smiling at end of blowout loss

Kentucky guard Malik Monk found himself in some hot water on Saturday after cameras caught him laughing on the bench at the end of a blowout loss to Florida.With his team down 19 points Saturday, Monk was spotted laughing about something on the bench, which was not a good look and inspired some modest criticism from Big Blue Nation. On Monday, Monk explained himself, offering an...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari's daughter trolls those calling for coach's firing

One of John Calipari’s daughters had a funny response on Twitter Sunday morning to the crazy fans calling for her father’s job.Kentucky has lost three of four games including a 22-point defeat at Florida on Saturday. The poor recent stretch apparently has some crazy fans saying Calipari needs to be fired.Here was Megan Calipari’s response to them: Calipari’s other daughter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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