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KENTUCKY RUMORS & GOSSIP

DaVon Hamilton flips from Kentucky Wildcats to Ohio State Buckeyes

The Kentucky Wildcats have lost Pickerington (Ohio) Central defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton to Ohio State, according to multiple media reports. Hamilton committed to Kentucky not long after their season ended, but the Cats were unable to hold on to him heading into National Signing Day. The 6-foot-3, 285-pound Hamilton was recruited by ace Ohio recruiter Vince […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky continues to win in a variety of ways

Send to Kindle Credit: UK Athletics The dynamics of No. 1 Kentucky keep being almost surreal in the different ways this team has to win.  When the call comes, they hit answer and then the Wildcats’ voice comes over loud and clear.  Such was the case in Saturday’s win over a stubborn and staggering South Carolina team that had three of four SEC losses by four, three, and...
Via College Chalktalk
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kentucky may hire former Cal coordinator Andy Buh

According to WKYT, the Kentucky Wildcats may be set to hire former California defensive coordinator Andy Buh. BREAKING: UK may hire former Cal DC Andy Buh for a defensive job. Source says Mark Stoops "extremely impressed" with Buh's last interview. — WKYT Sports (@wkytsports) January 27, 2015 It’s unclear as to what position Buh would […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

A closer look at Kentucky’s win over South Carolina

John Calipari improved his career record at South Carolina to 3-2 Saturday as his team cruised to a 58-43 win in front of a sold out and very hostile Colonial Life Arena. The game, as expected, was physical and sloppy. Fans once again praised Kentucky’s defense for the win, as Kentucky scored only 58 points. […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Javon Provitt commits to Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats have added a commitment just hours after losing one from 2015 DB Jeremiah Dinson. 2015 defensive tackle Javon Provitt has pledged to UK, according to Justin Rowland of Rivals.com. Provitt had reportedly narrowed his list down to Pittsburgh, Maryland and Kentucky as his final three schools. However, it was also reported that those […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kentucky Has Received A Commitment From A 6-foot-9 Forward From New Zealand

John Calipari’s recruiting ability has an international reach.  According to a report by Scout.com’s Evan Daniels, Kentucky has received a commitment from Tai Wynyard, a post prospect from New Zealand. Wynyard, a 6-foot-9 forward, is a member of the 2016 class. He recently made a trip to the United States and visited Kentucky, Villanova and Texas.  According to multiple sources...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremiah Dinson decommits from Kentucky Wildcats; Auburn now favorites

The Kentucky Wildcats have lost a 2015 commitment just over a week before National Signing Day. 2015 defensive back Jeremiah Dinson has decommitted from UK, he announced via Twitter today: I'm officially decommiting from the University of Kentucky. Much love to the whole Kentucky coaching staff. Appreciate the opportunity… — 3⃣ The Hard Way ™ […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-game videos from Kentucky-South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Post-game press conference videos after Kentucky’s 58-43 win at South Carolina. We have UK coach John Calipari, UK players Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker, South Carolina coach Frank Martin and South Carolina players Michael Carerra and Sindarius … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
3 days ago

Booker leads No. 1 Kentucky to 58-43 win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Devin Booker scored 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 13 and No. 1 Kentucky matched its best start under coach John Calipari with a 58-43 victory over South Carolina on Saturday. The Wildcats (19-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) pulled away with 14 straight points after the Gamecocks (10-8, 1-5) took their last lead at 24-23 with 4:31 in the opening half. Kentucky...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats part of formula for making people care about pre-March college hoops

The Kentucky Wildcats are college hoops’ biggest brand (sorry Duke, you know it’s true). If John Calipari keeps the pipeline of McDonald’s All-Americans coming every year, and coaches them into more national championships, they could become to college basketball what Notre Dame, Nebraska and Oklahoma were in the 1970s. Unfortunately, people outside of the four states of Kentucky...
Via The Sports Bank
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Tyler Ulis hits Willie Cauley-Stein for Kentucky alley-oop

Great dribble penetration by Ulis to get by two defenders and then draw the defense to him before he hits Cauley-Stein for a well timed oop….. #SCTop10 alley-oop slam by @THEwillieCS15! http://t.co/dT12KUFbaf — Kentucky Wildcats™ (@UKSportsZone) January 21, 2015
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

PICTURE: Kentucky’s New Logo is Pretty Lame

Not sure why, but I bet a sports logo was supposed to go there. – – – – – (photo via @CheifMcGoo) Also see … Kobe Bryant demands trade to Kentucky Wildcats Want to see a logoed college basketball team play? Get cheap tickets here: The post PICTURE: Kentucky’s New Logo is Pretty Lame appeared first on SportsPickle.
Via Sports Pickle
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Emailer: My Friend Thinks He Met John Calipari In Chicago This Weekend

  I just got this email from Brian. Follow along: So I thought this was hilarious and after laughing about it with dozens of my friends, I figured there will be other readers that will get a kick out of this and have a laugh at our buddy’s expense…. On Saturday I randomly get texted pictures from a friend who I don’t talk to all that often.  As you can see from the 1st...
Via Busted Coverage
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Fan & A 13 Year Old Girl Are Wanted For Wild Crime Spree Across The South

  The SEC doesn’t win a national title two years in a row and some Kentucky fan and a 13-year-old girl decide it’s time to go on some wild crime spree across the south. Police are hunting for Kentucky fan Dalton Hayes and a girl named Cheyenne Phillips. This probably won’t end well unless everyone calms down and remembers that the SEC still has Nick Saban and…well, it...
Via Busted Coverage
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s Bahamas Trip Cost a Crap Load of Money

John Calipari badly wanted to give his youngsters some valuable experience by scheduling a foreign exhibition tour prior to the 2014-15 season and while he was able to do so in the Bahamas, the price tag was astronomical. The Wildcats planned an 8-night trip the Bahamas to face the Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic national Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New CBB Polls: Kentucky No Longer Unanimous No. 1

Wake Up Cal! The Kentucky Wildcats may still be one of just two undefeated teams left in college basketball, but this past week, the Wildcats had to survive overtime games against two conference foes – Ole Miss and Texas A&M – to stay unblemished. As a result, UK is no longer the unanimous No. 1 ranked team in the country in either poll. Virginia, the only other unbeaten...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Anthony Davis Guarantees Kentucky Will Win The National Championship This Season

Anthony Davis could still be playing for Kentucky. The NBA star would be a senior for the Wildcats this season if he’d opted to remain in school.  If the 6-foot-10 MVP candidate was still a member of John Calipari’s squad, they’d certainly be this season’s champions.  Kentucky, 15-0 and ranked No. 1 in the country, should be just fine without him. Davis thinks so, too....
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Bryant Watch: Don’t Buy Into Kentucky and Kansas’ Late Pitches on the 5-Star Phenom

Just when we thought he was down to three schools and close to a decision, prized, Syracuse basketball recruit, center Thomas Bryant, has opened the door for two of college basketball’s national powerhouses to slide into the discussion. The five-star Huntington Prep product Bryant dropped 33 points and muscled down 14 rebounds in front of Kentucky head coach John Calipari, Saturday...
Via Orange Fizz
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Commit Will Take An Official Visit To Louisville

Photo: 247 SportsUnfortunately, with football recruiting verbal commitments mean very little. At the most, it just means a recruit is particularly fond of the program he verbals to. Almost all recruits continue to take visits and speak with other programs until national signing day. Louisville has a handful of commitments from the 2015 class that are visiting elsewhere. Hopefully...
Via The Cardinal Connect
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky Released An Awesome “Just Go Ball” Hype Video In Anticipation Of SEC Play

For the Kentucky men’s basketball team, the non-conference season presented very few challenges. The Wildcats went 15-0, winning every game by at least 10 points.  John Calipari’s squad begins conference play Tuesday evening, as the No. 1-ranked Wildcats are set to host Ole Miss (9-4) at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. The game is set to tip off at 7 p.m. E.T. and will be televised...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

A Louisville Professor Believes The NCAA Should Ban Kentucky Basketball’s “Corrupt” Defense

Twitter/@KentuckyMBB It is too early to anoint this year’s Kentucky Wildcats as one of the best college basketball teams ever, but it is hard to deny that the team’s defense is unbelievable. One Louisville professor takes that belief to the next level—he thinks the NCAA should ban the “smothering, corrupt” defense that held his Cardinals to 50 points and a paltry 25.9...
Via College Spun
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky-Louisville, Big Blue Edition: Wildcats survive tough battle but face some questions

With all of the talk about Kentucky running the table, the Wildcats survived their toughest battle of the season in the KFC Yum! Center against previously unbeaten Louisville. With the victory 58-50 victory Saturday, Kentucky answered several questions. However, a few more were raised as well. Questions Answered: Let’s start with the answered questions first: Can Kentucky run the...
Via The Student Section
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball Flopping: Is it Becoming an Epidemic?

This afternoon I was watching the top five matchup between the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals. A couple of minutes into the second half, Kentucky center Dakari Johnson started swinging his elbows after a rebound and committed what initially appeared to be a flagrant foul in some eyes. However, after a closer look, it turned out [&hellip No visits yet The post College...
Via No Coast Bias
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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