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KENTUCKY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kentucky Wildcats’ Brian Green Named New Mexico State Head Coach

Kentucky Wildcats baseball assistant coach Brian Green, who spent six years as the offensive coordinator for the Wildcats, has been tabbed the new head coach at his alma mater, New Mexico State, it was announced by NMSU on Thursday afternoon. A native of Temecula, Calif., Green and his wife, Becki, return to their alma mater, […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel return has been “something special”

After missing all of the 2013 -14NBA season, Nerlens Noel returned to the court this month to play in the NBA Summer League. After tearing his ACL in his lone season with the Kentucky Wildcats, Noel went from being the likely No. 1 pick to being drafted 6th-overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. When speaking about […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photos: John Calipari Catches Up With Former Players, No. 1 Picks John Wall, Derrick Rose

The U.S. men’s basketball team is currently in camp in Las Vegas, preparing for the FIBA Basketball World Cup that takes place in late August.  There are 19 players on the roster, which will get trimmed down to 12 by Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski before the tournament, which starts Aug. 30 in Spain.  Kentucky coach John Calipari is at the team’s practice today, catching up...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky's high-class problem: Loaded roster forces Calipari to be creative

John Calipari called all his Kentucky players into a meeting, and in front of the entire group he posed a short series of questions to the three or four Wildcats who easily could have entered their names into the 2014 NBA Draft. "Did you come back for me? Did you come back for the program?’ He got his answer without anyone really saying a word. “What do you think they...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats Football Complete Season Preview

Next week, UK will hold it’s official media day, welcoming in media from around the state for one purpose: the beginning of Fall Camp. It’s finally here.  The thing we’ve been waiting for since last January.  College football has arrived.  With that in mind, let’s take a comprehensive look at Kentucky football, and what to […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

James Young advises Kentucky to ignore undefeated talk

Kentucky basketball is expected to have a big year in 2014. Between a bevy of returning talent — like Aaron and Andrew Harrison, along with the frontcourt trio of Willie Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson and Marcus Lee — and the No. 2 recruiting class in the country, expectations in Lexington are incredibly high. This team may even have the talent and experience to run the table and...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: John Calipari took $200K in private flights in 2013

In a reveal that probably won’t surprise anyone, it was recently reported that Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari took about $200,000 worth of chartered flights last year as part of national...Story
Via Lost Lettermen
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: John Calipari And Mark Stoops Combined To Take $450,000 Worth Of Charter Jet Flights For Recruiting Last Year

Twitter/Calipari Recruiting at Kentucky is a big deal. John Calipari’s basketball program has recruited better than anyone else in college basketball over the last few years, while Mark Stoops has done a good job recruiting ever since he got to Lexington. Part of this is because the two have gone after recruits across the country. Of course, flying all over to get recruits does...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Was Jalen Rose considering joining Kentucky basketball staff?

Is it just me or does Jalen Rose always find himself involved in some type of speculation. After the college basketball season was over, there were rumors that Rose might join John Calipari’s Kentucky staff. So were the rumors true? Well Rose was addressed the rumors on his podcast and pleaded the fifth when asked by his co-host Dave Jacobi. Fast forward to 6:45: Rose never...
Via No Guts, No Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jalen Rose “Pleads The Fifth” After Being Asked About Considering Assistant Role At Kentucky

Former NBA star Jalen Rose, now an on-air analyst for ESPN/ABC, certainly has an enviable job. But on his Grantland podcast with co-host David Jacoby earlier this week, he all-but-admitted to having interest in the then-vacant assistant role with Kentucky coach John Calipari’s Wildcats this past offseason. Rose made it clear that Calipari is “one of the few” coaches he’d...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Kentucky Basketball Freshmen Try On Their Wildcats Uniforms For The First Time

John Calipari is pretty excited about his 2014-15 Kentucky men’s basketball team. Much of the optimism is due to the Wildcats returning a large portion of their key players from a season prior, but some of it stems from the recruiting class the 55-year-old coach brought to Lexington, Ky. Kentucky’s 2014 class ranked No. 2 in the country, according to 247Sports.  The incoming...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats Announce Football Fan Day

The Kentucky Wildcats Football Fan Day has been set for Saturday, Aug. 9 at Nutter Fieldhouse at 9 a.m. ET, with a practice open to the fans following at 10:45 a.m. at Commonwealth Stadium. Admission and parking is free of charge. Kentucky’s student-athletes and coaches will sign autographs at the annual event at 9 a.m. and fans will also be able to pick up new 2014 posters and...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Zy’Aire Hughes Commits to Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats have reportedly picked up their third commitment of the weekend. This one is from the class of 2016, and it’s Paducah, KY (McCracken County) athlete Zy’Aire Hughes. 2016 Paducah (Ky.) ATH Zy’aire Hughes committed to UK today. — Alex Davis (@KYPREPSAlex) July 19, 2014 Received word from the McCracken Co. staff. Zy’aire Hughes and the Mustangs are...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Weekly Recruiting Round-Up

Could a commitment from five-star SF Jaylen Brown be coming soon? July is ramping up and so is the recruiting world as prospects participate in camps and AAU games, and as the Kentucky Wildcats begin to key in on some of their top targets moving forward. Following are a few updates to keep you in the loop. Five-star wing Brandon Ingram is starting to hear more from Kentucky. Ingram...
Via Kentucky Recruits
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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