While many of us are looking forward to relaxing during this long weekend, three Kentucky football players—Austin MacGinnis, Marcus McWilson, and Alex Montgomery—are in Ethiopia helping feed families, play with children, and preparing homes for the rainy season. Photographer Nikki McLaughlin has been with the players all week, and wrote about their amazing work on the program’s...
It’s not easy being the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats.
Just ask John Calipari.
Calipari took to his Twitter account to express his goal of this past season. It wasn’t a national championship but to have eight of his players drafted.
I hate to drive you traditionalists crazy, but I'll say it again: our goal at the beginning of the season was to have eight players drafted...
Head coach John Calipari announced on Friday the elevation of Tony Barbee to assistant coach after spending the 2014-15 season as the special assistant to the head coach at Kentucky. Barbee, a former head coach at UTEP and Auburn, will rejoin the bench as an assistant coach, a role in which he has served for […]
John Calipari, head men’s basketball coach for the University of Kentucky, received Alltech’s prestigious 2015 Humanitarian Award on his home court at Rupp Arena on Wednesday. He addressed more than 3,000 attendees from 68 nations on the closing day of the Alltech REBELation, an international conference exploring innovation, inspiration and world-changing ideas. Known as a […]
Like father, like daughter.
Earlier today, John Calipari went on a Twitter rant directed at the people criticizing him for saying Kentucky’s goal this past season was to get eight players drafted, not win a national title.
Calipari’s daughter, Erin, has now gone on a Twitter rant of her own on the same subject.
People getting mad because @UKCoachCalipari says his goal...
Seventh-year head coach John Calipari demands the gold standard in every aspect of the Kentucky men’s basketball program. The Wildcats’ 2015-16 schedule will once again meet that demand as Calipari announced a 13-game non-conference schedule on Thursday that features 10 games against tms who advanced to the postseason a season ago. That list includes national […]
On Wednesday, John Calipari rubbed some people the wrong way when he said Kentucky’s goal this past season was to get eight players drafted, not win the national championship.
Calipari, 56, is as big of a players-first coach as there is in sports, so his comments weren’t really that surprising. But, at the same time, it’s not surprising that people were upset with his statement...
The goals of the 15 by 15 by 15 Plan might have already been met, but the Wildcats aren’t slowing down in the classroom. For the sixth semester in a row and seventh time in eight semesters, University of Kentucky athletes have combined to achieve a 3.0 department-wide grade-point average. Scholarship Wildcats had a cumulative […]
Kentucky fell short of expectations last season by not winning a national championship, but fortunately the Wildcats’ head coach is a master spin doctor in addition to being an expert recruiter. According to John Calipari, Kentucky is still working toward its goal, which is to have eight players drafted by NBA teams this year. “Last...Read More
The Kentucky Wildcats enter an offseason of uncertainty after dropping their final six games of the season and just missing out on a bowl bid with a 5-7 record. UK was at 5-1 after their first six games and looked to begin the turnaround Mark Stoops has talked about since arriving in Lexington. Stoops was even given an extension and raise following the hot start, can he possibly...
It looks like the Kentucky Wildcats are close to naming a replacement for departed assistant coach Barry Rohrssen. According to KSR’s Matt Jones, UK is close to naming Tony Barbee as Rohrssen’s replacement, and an announcement could come this week. Barbee was previously the head coach at UTEP and at Auburn and has served as […]
Kentucky Wildcats star Andrew Harrison was one of many NBA prospects working out at this week’s NBA Scouting Combine and he wasted no time showing confidence in himself.
When speaking to the media following the first day of workouts, Harrison proclaimed himself the best player in this year’s draft class.
The guard then went on to compare himself to the likes of Chris Paul and...
The Caleb Swanigan saga has quickly become the strangest college basketball recruiting story of the spring, and now it appears that it may end the way that many of the sport’s more cynical fans have said. On April 10, the five-star center unexpectedly committed to Michigan State. Less than a month later, he rescinded that verbal commitment, and since, Cal and Purdue have been seen...
Former Kentucky Wildcats standouts Aaron and Andrew Harrison are currently preparing for the NBA Draft.
While both players will need to wait until June to learn where they will begin their professional careers, they are getting a head start on getting some gifts for their parents.
On Instagram, Aaron Harrison showed a photo of his mother with a new BMW that was provided as a gift...
The Kentucky Wildcats recently got a new basketball court and now they are getting a new look on the gridiron. Kentucky’s new field features a blue checkerboard endzone and the new Wildcats logo at the 50-yard-line.
Check it out below:
The field features our new UK logo and blue checkerboard end zones, which many of you suggested through BBN First. pic.twitter.com/cIOVgL86Ak...
John Calipari has Caleb Swanigan in his sights, but Kentucky appears unlikely to land the uncommitted five-star center, according to a report.
Swanigan, a 6-foot-8, 265-pound big man in the 2015 class, de-committed from Michigan State last week. He is reportedly considering the Wildcats, but it likely to end up elsewhere (Cal or Purdue, probably).
Lindsay Brauner of Rivals.com...
The Kentucky Wildcats women’s basketball team has landed a big commitment.
On Saturday, reports surfaced that top JUCO prospect Evelyn Akhator of Chipola, the reigning NJCAA D1 Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, had chosen the Kentucky team as the landing spot to continue her college career.
BREAKING: No. 1 JUCO Evelyn Akhator of Chipola picks Kentucky.
Our Christian Simmons...
One die-hard Kentucky basketball fan was not about to let his team’s disappointing loss in the 2015 Final Four spoil his tattoo party. According to Kentucky Sports Radio, a Wildcats fan named Cory Eaves got the tattoo you see above after Kentucky lost to Wisconsin to finish its season 38-1. One would think the ink...Read More
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Willie Cauley-Stein is officially trill. And we mean that literally and figuratively. The former Kentucky center was born Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. but goes by Cauley-Stein to honor his mother, Marlene Stein. He went to the Probate Division of the Fayette District Court to legally change his last name to Cauley-Stein last week and decided...Read More