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Video: Kentucky Basketball Releases Official “Who Wants To Be Next?” Season Posters

Kentucky’s men’s basketball season is almost here. The Wildcats are set to host Big Blue Madness on Friday (it will be televised nationally on the SEC Network) and will open the 2015-16 season Nov. 13 against Albany.  John Calipari’s program is expected to start the season ranked in the top five.  The Wildcats have a number of new players and many of them are featured on...
Via College Spun
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky forward Willis out 2 weeks with left finger injury

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky forward Derek Willis miss two weeks after injuring a finger on his left hand during Saturday's practice, the second injury to a Wildcats reserve this week. On Tuesday, junior guard Dominique Hawkins underwent surgery for a broken right hand that will sideline him for four weeks. Though Willis should return in time for Kentucky's exhibition games next...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky F Derek Willis out two weeks with finger injury

Kentucky head coach John Calipari has seen his second reserve go down this week, announcing that Derek Willis suffered a finger injury on his left hand during Saturday's practice."I’m happy that it’s not something that will keep Derek out very long, but I’m disappointed because I really wanted him to participate in tomorrow’s open practice,” Calipari said in a statement...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Kentucky Wildcats Release “Let’s Ball” Hype Video

The Kentucky Wildcats went undefeated for most of last season before the Wisconsin Badgers killed their championship dreams in the Final Four. John Calipari has been very vocal about the fact that he doesn’t measure success with championship rings but with getting his players drafted into the NBA. Well, Calipari’s squad is looking much different this year. Andrew Harrison and...
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky gives sneak peek of ‘Let’s Ball’ documentary

John Calipari and his Kentucky Wildcats have been one of the most successful college basketball programs in recent years. Last year, just two wins away from a perfect season, they were upended by Wisconsin in the Final Four. However, the team was still proud of their wildly successful season. Kentucky is going to be releasing a documentary, titled “Let’s Ball,” to celebrate...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky Releases Sneak Peek At “Let’s Ball” Documentary About 2014-15 Basketball

Kentucky basketball may have lost to Wisconsin in the Final Four last year, but the Wildcats feel they accomplished quite a bit.  Fighting through adversity and coming together as a team, John Calipari’s 2014-15 team was a fun group to watch. And Thursday night, Kentucky gave us a sneak peek at the upcoming documentary “Let’s Ball,” highlighting the season. Kentucky is...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

SEC Network to air Kentucky’s ‘Big Blue Madness’

Every year, about a month before the start of the college basketball season, the Kentucky Wildcats host a big event where fans get to come out and get an early look at their team for the upcoming season. This event is called “Big Blue Madness” and it is always an awesome spectacle. The Wildcats have a fan base all over the country and some of them don’t get to experience the...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari says Wildcats will be ugly to start season: ‘We stink’

Certain expectations come with perennial quests for 40-0, churning out heaps of NBA-level talent year in and year out like a pro factory, and being the biggest college basketball powerhouse in the nation today. The 2015-16 Kentucky Wildcats are apparently nowhere close to living up to those expectations just yet and head coach John Calipari...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

This Kentucky Football Concept Uniform Features Cool Checkerboard Jersey Pattern

Schools like Oregon and Baylor are more well known for their gaudy uniforms, but Kentucky has had some really cool threads in recent seasons. Concept uniform designer sulphurwing6 took aim at the Wildcats with his latest design, and came up with a cool jersey to match UK’s checkerboard end zone design. It is fairly subtle, as far as checkerboards go, but we like what he did with...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s Dominique Hawkins breaks hand; will miss 4 wks

Kentucky junior point guard Dominique Hawkins broke a bone in his right hand this weekend and will miss up to a month of practice, the team confirmed Monday on Twitter. #BBN, unfortunate news to report tonight. Dominique Hawkins broke his hand this weekend and will miss four weeks. — Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) October 6, 2015 Hawkins played in...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month With Pink Gloves, Sweatbands

The Kentucky Wildcats’ football program has undergone a 180-degree turnaround under head coach Mark Stoops. The Wildcats are not just a basketball school anymore. They have some ballers on the football field. And Stoops’ guys are going to add a little more meaning to tonight’s game against Eastern Kentucky by wearing pink gloves and pink sweatbands. Sure, football is great...
Via Gamedayr
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Poythress believes he’ll be ready for start of season

Kentucky Wildcats senior big man Alex Poythress is still recovering from a torn ACL, but believes he will be ready to return by the start of the regular season. Speaking to Kyle Tucker of The Courier-Journal, Wildcats coach John Calipari offered more clarity. “He’s got to get where he’s completely comfortable just letting it go,” Calipari told reporters. “There’s going...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Football Bowl Ready and Beyond

 When Mark Stoops took the helm as the head coach of Kentucky, the program had all but hit rock bottom. The Wildcats became synonymous with losing, putting an athletic product on the field much more akin to MAC quality than that of an SEC football team. Fresh off a two win season, it was evident to Stoops and staff just how difficult a task they were faced with. Starting with a...
Via Pro Football Spot
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky Releases Cool Timelapse Video From #BBMCampout Rush

The best time of the year in the state of Kentucky is coming up – basketball season.  The season officially kicks off on Friday, Oct. 16, when John Calipari’s program hosts Big Blue Madness at Rupp Arena. Tickets for the event, which are free, are given out Friday morning. Kentucky fans, as they do every year, begin camping out in the ticket line Wednesday morning.  It took...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari doesn't own a computer

At first glance, Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari appears to be very social media savvy. Seemingly always a step ahead of the game on the coaching and recruiting circuit, Coach Cal has 1.3 million Twitter followers and 540,000 'likes' on his Facebook page. And yet, he doesn't own a computer. He doesn't even know how to turn one on. “I’ll never have Hillary’s problem...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari: ‘Loyalty To Harrison Twins May Have Cost Kentucky Championship’

John Calipari had some strong words when asked about the Harrison twins both being in the game at the end of the Wildcats’ Final Four loss to Wisconsin. “Now you may say, ‘Why didn’t you have Tyler and Devin in at the end of the Wisconsin game? You probably would have won,’’’ Calipari said during his hour-long talk, according to USA Today. “Because I was being loyal...
Via Diehardsport
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky to Honor Players Who Broke Color Barrier With Statues

Nearly a half century ago, the Kentucky Wildcats made history by breaking the SEC’s color barrier and having the first African-American football players in the entire conference. Now, those four players will be honored for what they did to change the face of the league: Greg Page, Nate Northington, Wilbur Hackett and Houston Hogg will each be honored with the new statues that...
Via Gamedayr
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s Skal Labissiere wears Haiti flag as cape

Kentucky Wildcats freshman Skal Labissiere is bound to wow fans, coaches and fellow players alike when he suits up for the team this season, but he took his team photograph to a new level. As can be seen on the basketball program’s Instagram, Labissiere opted to dunk a ball while wearing the flag of his native Haiti as a cape. The video that was taken captured the entire awesome...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: John Calipari Attends, Tweets About Pope’s Speech Before U.S. Congress

Across the country, people are going crazy over the first appearance by Pope Francis to America. The pontiff arrived on Tuesday after spending five days in Cuba. After meeting with President Obama on Wednesday, the Pope gave a speech before a joint session of Congress on Thursday, attended by selected guests as well as elected officials. One of those guests was Kentucky basketball...
Via Gamedayr
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Memo to the SEC East: See what the Pac-12 North is doing?

The Kentucky Wildcats were on the verge of staging a coming-out party… but they fell short last Saturday night against a Florida offense which is clearly quite limited. The Tennessee Volunteers were also close to achieving a breakthrough a few weeks ago against Oklahoma… but a dropped pass early in the third quarter — one which would have led to a touchdown and a 24-3 lead...
Via The Student Section
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators Football Review: Game Three Vs. Kentucky

     College GameDay was unanimous in selecting the Kentucky Wildcats to break “The Streak” (28 straight years of futility to the Florida Gator football team. Most predictions (minus this writer) said the same. The fans in Lexington were fired up for what they finally expected was their year. Yet, as Brent Musberger noted on the broadcast, “29 years of agony for the Kentucky...
Via Gamedayr
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky Had A Dance Party In The Locker Room After Beating South Carolina

The Kentucky Wildcats snapped a 22-game road losing streak in Columbia, South Carolina, on Saturday when they beat the Gamecocks for the first time since 1999. Taking an early lead and keeping it the entire game, the Wildcats went on to win 26-22. There was reason to celebrate and that’s exactly what they did in the locker room. posted this awesome video on its YouTube...
Via College Spun
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats Break 22-Game Road Losing Streak With 26-22 Win Over South Carolina

Things have been looking up for the Kentucky Wildcats football team in recent years. Mark Stoops has been doing a good job on the recruiting trail and has the team stocked with young talent. The team has been more competitive in the last couple of years, and from time to time has even played some pretty darn good football.South Carolina, on the other hand, is trending downwards....
Via FatManWriting
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky 2015 Preview: Better Second Half This Time?

For Kentucky, it was a tale of two seasons in one in 2014. The first half, the Wildcats went 5-1, with the only loss coming in triple overtime to Florida. In the second half of the season, the Big Blue Nation got the blues, losing six straight and failing to get in a bowl game. Some people thought "What a great season going 5-7 and just missing out on a bowl game! 5-7 used to be...
Via SEC Football Blog
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

John Calipari put rival coach in check after stealing his recruit

John Calipari is in all likelihood the best recruiter in college basketball, and he has been for years. The guy shops for five-star recruits like he’s picking produce at the market. He puts in work and gets nearly anyone he wants, and that does not sit well with some other coaches. CBS Sports college basketball reporter Gary Parrish told a great story on his radio show Tuesday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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