KENTUCKY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kentucky Football: Six Must-Win Games In 2016

It’s bowl game or bust for the Kentucky football program in 2016. The question is: which six outings are genuine must-win games? For Kentucky football, the 2016 college football season will be the biggest in recent memory. Head coach Mark Stoops is entering his fourth season at the helm, meaning his hot seat is as warm […] Kentucky Football: Six Must-Win Games In 2016 - Wildcat...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
21 hours ago

Kentucky Basketball: DeAndre Ayton Enamored With UK

DeAndre Ayton is the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2017. Kentucky basketball is at the top of his list, but is the program expressing enough interest? If you were to ask 10 experts who the best basketball player in the high school class of 2017 is, all 10 would likely say DeAndre Ayton. […] Kentucky Basketball: DeAndre Ayton Enamored With UK - Wildcat Blue Nation - Wildcat Blue...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
1 day ago

Kentucky Basketball: Update On Recruitment Of John Petty

The recruitment of standout shooting guard John Petty has taken a surprising turn. Find out the latest on Kentucky basketball’s recruiting path. John Petty was the first player from the high school class of 2017 to receive a scholarship offer from the Kentucky Wildcats. That’s quite the distinction given the prolific nature of the Kentucky […] Kentucky Basketball: Update On...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
1 day ago

Kentucky Basketball: John Calipari Helps Raise Money For Charity

Kentucky basketball head coach John Calipari has helped raise an unbelievable amount of money for Louisiana flood relief. The University of Kentucky has given fans, students, teachers, and alumni another reason to be proud. With the help of the American Red Cross and the Lexington Legends, Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari organized an event to raise money […] Kentucky...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
1 day ago

Kentucky basketball: Former Wildcats stars return

The John Calipari Basketball Fantasy Experience is a place where, according to its website, you can live a weekend in the life of a University of Kentucky basketball player. For Karl-Anthony Towns, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Andrew Harrison, “re-living” might have been the better term to use. The three former Kentucky basketball stars returned to Lexington this weekend to spend...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Football: Mark Stoops Confident In Drew Barker

Kentucky football head coach Mark Stoops is confident that Drew Barker will end the Wildcats’ search for a consistently reliable quarterback. Lexington, Kentucky is a basketball town. Everyone in the area knows it, no matter how hard Kentucky football tries to break the mold and emerge as a legitimate powerhouse in the SEC. Though that the latter […] Kentucky Football: Mark...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
3 days ago

Kentucky’s Derek Willis dodges suspension for June arrest

John Calipari broke his silence on Kentucky Wildcats small forward Derek Willis Thursday morning. At a press conference, the three-time Naismith College Coach of the Year updated the public for the first time since news broke of Willis’ June arrest for public intoxication. Calipari told reporters that Willis not miss any playing time for the upcoming season. The Kentucky coach...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Williams says more ACC games jeopardizes Kentucky series

One of the most exciting non-conference basketball games is the series between the North Carolina Tar Heels and Kentucky Wildcats. Unfortunately, it may be coming to an end. Earlier this summer, the ACC approved a ruling that expands the conference schedule to 20 games. As a result, head coach Roy Williams all but confirmed that would bring an end to the home-and-home series with...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky's Calipari: Willis won't miss games despite arrest

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach John Calipari says senior forward Derek Willis won't miss any game time despite his June arrest for public intoxication. A Boone County deputy arrested Willis in Union on June 11 after finding him asleep and lying outside the open driver's side door of a car. The arrest citation said the deputy noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from Willis...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari hosts charity softball for Louisiana flood relief

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach John Calipari will donate proceeds from a charity softball game featuring Karl-Anthony Towns to Louisiana flood relief. The coach says his foundation is working with the American Red Cross to help flood victims through a text campaign. Calipari expressed sadness Thursday about the level of damage he's seen, saying ''no donation is too small'...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Wildcats expected to be on the next two Olympic teams

Some current and former Wildcats are expected to be Olympic stars by 2024. The United States just won another gold medal for men’s basketball in Rio, but before they even did so, people were already looking ahead to the next two US Olympic teams. Sports Illustrated has released a list of Olympic rookies that they would go with for 2020, while Fox Sports has released their idea...
Via A Sea of Blue
7 days ago

John Calipari announces new book for November release

John Calipari has built his reputation on getting the most out of elite groups of young talent. Only Mike Krzyzewski can match John Calipari’s college basketball recruiting prowess at this point. His ability to succeed with an ever-rotating cast of top talent is the basis for his newly announced book, Success is the Only Option: The Art of Coaching Extreme Talent. He announced...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball: Improvements that top Wildcats can make

The Wildcats have a ton of talent coming in to go along with some great returning players. However, as you'll hear coaches say all the time, there is always room for improvement. Here's what some of Kentucky's best players need to improve on this preseason. The Kentucky Wildcats are going to have one of the best teams in the nation this season. With the loaded recruiting class that...
Via A Sea of Blue
12 days ago

Kentucky DT Meant out indefinitely due to personal matter

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach Mark Stoops says that junior defensive tackle Regie Meant is out indefinitely to handle an unspecified personal matter, leaving the Wildcats without one of their most experienced linemen. One of six returning defensive starters for Kentucky, Meant had 31 tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack while starting four of 10 games last season...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: FB: 2016 Opening Practice

UK Football took the field for its first practice of the 2016 season at the new Kentucky Football Training Center. - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KYwildcatsTV - Twitter- @KYwildcatsTV https://twitter.com/KYwildcatsTV - Instagram- kywildcatstv http://instagram.com/kywildcatstv
Via Kentucky Wildcats Athletics
24 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA rules that hanging out with Drake is violation

Note to college basketball players: hanging out with Drake is an NCAA violation. Just ask Kentucky basketball, which self-reported the violation, stemming from an Instagram picture featuring the rapper posing next to Tyler Ulis last year. Per SECCountry.com: “A violation of ‘preferential treatment’ occurred when a UK player attended a Drake concert after-party and a member...
Via Sportsnaut
July 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Arkansas football assistant trolls Bobby Petrino on social media

Kentucky hasn’t had a ton of success on the field against Louisville over the last few years. The Wildcats have a five game losing streak to the Cardinals in the Governor’s Cup. Mark Stoops picked up someone with experience on the other side of the rivalry this off-season, poaching UL receivers coach Lamar Thomas right before National Signing Day. At today’s Kentucky Football...
Via College Spun
July 23, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA investigating USF men’s basketball for academic fraud

The South Florida basketball program is under investigation for academic fraud, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Assistant coach Oliver Antigua, the brother of head coach Orlando Antigua, has been told he cannot go out on the road for recruiting this month, probably in response to the investigation. ORlando Antigua took over at South Florida before the 2014 season after spending...
Via The Comeback
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Kentucky Lands Three-Star Recruit From Florida

The Kentucky Wildcats landed a huge commit from Florida over the weekend and all it to was a visit to their campus. Three-star wide receiver Clevan Thomas, a Miami native, committed to the Wildcats over the weekend. He is now the fourth receiver to join Mark Stoops’ 2014 recruiting class. 247Sports had all the details about Thomas’ commitment: “Kentucky really, really wanted...
Via Gamedayr
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Mixtape released for Kentucky’s Bam Adebayo

The Kentucky Wildcats have one of the best recruiting classes in the country this year and one of their best players is Bam Adebayo. He looks to make a big impact for the Wildcats this year and he has proven he can be a terrific player for the team. If you don’t believe that Adebayo is going to be a big player for the team this year, you can check out his mixtape below. He shows...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Calipari has idea to increase scoring in college basketball

John Calipari has more Twitter followers than anyone in college sports – by far. The Kentucky men’s basketball coach spewed some thoughts at his 1.5 million followers on Sunday afternoon.  Basically: Coach Cal is upset with all the contact that is being made with shooters during the process of a shot. Everything in our game trickles down. Watching games this weekend and...
Via College Spun
July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Ohio State adds former Kentucky coach Joker Phillips to staff

Urban Meyer has added Joker Phillips to his Ohio State coaching staff, the program confirmed Wednesday evening.  Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones first reported the news.  Phillips, 53, was forced to resign from his assistant coaching position at Florida in 2014 after committing a recruiting violation. He was Kentucky’s head coach from 2010-12 and spent 2015 as an assistant...
Via College Spun
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Raptors considering drafting Labissiere at No. 9?

Masai Ujiri’s hoop dreams truly know no bounds. According to a report by Chad Ford of ESPN on Thursday, the Toronto Raptors, who hold the No. 9 overall pick in this year’s draft, may consider selecting Kentucky big man Skal Labissiere at that spot if none of the top eight players in the draft fall to them. Hearing strong rumblings that Raptors GM Masai Ujiriin on Kentucky...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Dan Le Batard critical of John Calipari's appearance on ESPN

John Calipari is all over ESPN today.  Kentucky’s men’s basketball coach, on the day of the NBA Draft, is going through ESPN’s “Car Wash.” He was already on "Mike & Mike" and "First Take" and is scheduled to be on "SportsCenter," "Russillo & Kanell," "His & Hers" and "Highly Questionable."  Had a great time co-hosting @MikeAndMike with @KarlTowns and...
Via College Spun
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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