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John Calipari calls into Mike Francesa’s show after Francesa criticizes him (Audio)

John Calipari was a guest on WFAN with Mike Francesa on Wednesday. Calipari joined Francesa in his studio, and Francesa waited until after Calipari left to give his honest opinion of the Kentucky coach. In short, Francesa said that Calipari is one of the best recruiters and motivators in college basketball but that he is […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari anonymously calls radio show to defend himself

John Calipari’s reputation as a master recruiter is undeniable but the Kentucky coach has a bevy of critics for his in-game coaching ability. One of those critics is New York radio personality Mike Francesa, who made the same claim that the title-winning coach is a phenomenal salesman and motivator but is lacking in the X’s and O’s. Calipari was apparently listening to or made...
Via Next Impulse Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

SEC: 5 Things We Learned About Kentucky In The Bahamas

The Kentucky Wildcats are trend setters, thanks to their head coach John Calipari. Coach Cal created an event called “Big Blue Bahamas” where the Wildcats played in a six-game exhibition tour in eight days against high level competition. Kentucky played Chalons-Reims (a professional team in France), the Puerto Rican national team reserves and the Dominican national team. […...
Via NBA Draft Blog
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Keith Bogans and Marty Moore among 6 Kentucky Wildcats Hall of Fame inductees

The Kentucky Wildcats Athletics Department has just put out a press releases that six former UK greats will be inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in late September. The 2014 class includes former UK student-athletes Keith Bogans (men’s basketball), Pat Etcheberry (track and field athlete/coach, also strength and conditioning coach), Marty Moore (football), […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns Won’t Play In The World Cup Because He’s A Student-Athlete, Committed To Studies

School comes first, even for ridiculously talented basketball players who have an opportunity to play in the FIBA World Cup.  Karl-Anthony Towns is a freshman at the University of Kentucky. The former five-star recruit also has been a member of the Dominican Republic’s men’s national basketball team for a couple of years. His college coach, John Calipari, used to lead the squad...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Towles 'super excited' to be Kentucky's starting QB

  Patrick Towles says he felt relieved after winning the competition to be Kentucky's starting quarterback. He says is ''super excited'' to get the opportunity that he has worked so hard to get. The 6-foot-5, 238-pound redshirt sophomore was considered the favorite heading into camp, and he eventually beat out redshirt freshman Reese Phillips, freshman Drew Barker...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats’ Chance at “Something Historic”

“You have a chance to do something historic.” This was a quote by ESPN’s basketball analyst Jay Bilas made when talking to the Kentucky Basketball team in the locker room during their Big Blue Bahamas trip. Well, Jay, that statement seems a bit vague – doesn’t it? I’m not necessarily surprised that the statement was […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky names Patrick Towles starting QB for 2014 season

University of Kentucky Football coach Mark Stoops named Patrick Towles his starting QB going into the 2014 season.  The former Mr. Football for the state of Kentucky turned down offers from Arkansas and Cincinnati and wanted to stay in his home state, choosing Kentucky over Louisville. Towles beat out Maxwell Smith for the top signal caller spot. Smith in 2013 led the Wildcats...
Via NCAA Football Zone
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Towles Named Kentucky Wildcats’ Starting Quarterback

Is Patrick Towles ready to run Mark Stoops’ air-raid offense? — Mandatory Credit: Jason Marcum Be careful what you wish for. Kentucky Wildcats’ Patrick Towles wanted one of the most difficult jobs in college sports. He wanted to be an SEC quarterback. Mark Stoops granted that wish. After thorough evaluation and a hard fought competition, we are naming Patrick Towles as our...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Poythress 1-handed slam off lob from Andrew Harrison (video)

The Kentucky Wildcats made sure they got one more highlight-reel play in before their Big Blue Bahamas Tour ended. This one came off a beautiful lob from Andrew Harrison that Alex Poythress caught and slammed down with one hand. Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats  discussion? Then be sure to check out the KSC Forums and continue this talk. Subscribe […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Robic coaching final game; Willie Cauley-Stein in uniform

The Kentucky Wildcats are getting set to face the Dominican Republic National Team for the second time. It will be the sixth and final game of the Big Blue Bahamas Tour, but it will be the first that center Willie Cauley-Stein suits up. Cauley-Stein in uniform today but for a team picture. He is warming […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch this sick behind-the-back pass from Kentucky's Andrew Harrison to Dakari Johnson

The Kentucky Wildcats are on some Big Blue Bahamas Tour. Today? Andrew Harrison went behind-the-back to Dakari Johnson for the dunk. [Kentucky Sports Connection]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sick behind-the-back pass from Andrew Harrison to Dakari Johnson (video)

Andrew Harrison may have just had the best play the Kentucky Wildcats have had during their Big Blue Bahamas Tour. It came on this sick behind-the-back pass from  Harrison to Dakari Johnson.   Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats  discussion? Then be sure to check out the KSC Forums Subscribe to our RSS feed to always be in the know. […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s John Calipari Cryptically Says He’s Come Up With One Of His Best Ideas Ever

When it comes to mysterious tweets, John Calipari is as good as it gets.  The Kentucky coach, in the Bahamas for his team’s preseason trip, claims he has come up with one of his best ideas ever. It’s “crazy” and “ridiculous,” but he’s not going to reveal it until “it’s ready to be executed.”  Does the idea even have anything to do with basketball? Probably....
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Believes People Are Going To Try To “Sabotage” His Team Regarding Chemistry Issues

It may only be August, but Kentucky basketball head coach John Calipari is already up to his old tricks when it comes to attempting to control the narrative regarding his squad. Coach Cal’s Wildcats, now 3-0 in their “Big Blue Bahamas” tour, have looked impressive, albeit against inferior competition. Calipari apparently wants to make sure that his 2014-2015 unit, which includes...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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