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KENTUCKY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Video: Trey Lyles on what it means to be an “X factor”

Kentucky freshman Trey Lyles, coming off an 18-point game at Mississippi State, talks about his play, how he was able to keep his weight up during his recent bout with strep throat, what John Calipari means when he calls the … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
6 hours ago

Video: Kenny Payne talks Razorbacks

Kentucky assistant coach Kenny Payne subbed for head coach John Calipari on Friday to preview Saturday’s game against the 18th-ranked Arkansas. Payne talked about Arkansas’ style of play, the Hogs’ star Bobby Portis and how this Kentucky team has a … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
8 hours ago

Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari Weighs In On ‘The Dress’

You people are all crazy. All I'm seeing is blue and white. — John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) February 27, 2015 I gotta hand it to Coach Cal on this one. Everyone went crazy when discussing “The Dress.” It’s blue and black by the way. The post Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari Weighs In On ‘The Dress’ appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miley Cyrus is a Kentucky Wildcats fan

 Pop star Miley Ray Cyrus apparently has been a Kentucky fan for quite some time.  She posted this on Instagram last night: Turn up UK A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Feb 26, 2015 at 8:19pm PST Her father, Billy Ray Cyrus. hails from Flatwoods, Kentucky,  and even went to Georgetown College. It’s not clear if Miley has […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

No. 1 Kentucky meets No. 18 Arkansas in Lexington

A few things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball this week: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 18 Arkansas at No. 1 Kentucky: The top-ranked Wildcats (28-0, 15-0 SEC) continue to roll and now have their second-longest winning streak in school history. They haven't even been challenged over the past two weeks, winning their past four games by an average of more than 26 points. Arkansas...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justin Rigg commits to Kentucky Wildcats: Highlights and profile

The Kentucky Wildcats have gained a commitment from Class of 2016 tight end Justin Rigg. Rigg announced the news via Twitter.  He is a three-star prospect from Springboro, Ohio and the No. 43 prospect form the Buckeye state, per 24/7 sports. Both Rivals.com and 24/7 sports rate Rigg, listed at 6-foot-6 and 235 pounds, as a three-star […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats TV’s new video of best dunks of the year

The Kentucky Wildcats are undefeated and ranked no. 1 for a reason. Well, there are actually a lot of reasons, but these Cats’ freakish athleticism and ability to posterize anyone at any given moment certainly helps. The Kentucky Wildcats TV crew put out a new video of the best dunks and blocks from the season […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Kentucky Is Practicing At Mississippi State Today After Beating Bulldogs Last Night

John Calipari is not going to let a couple inches of snow prohibit his Kentucky men’s basketball team from getting in a practice.  The No. 1-ranked Wildcats (28-0, 15-0 SEC) defeated Mississippi State (12-16, 5-10 SEC) in Starkville Wednesday night, 74-56. Bad weather prohibited Calipari’s team from flying back to Lexington, Ky., so they stayed in Mississippi. Kentucky is expected...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Evan Daniels updates Kentucky Wildcats recruiting

How will the Kentucky Wildcats’ 2015 recruiting class shape out?  We probably won’t know that until at least the conclusion of this season, which hopefully isn’t until April. Scout.com’s Evan Daniels talked with KSTV on the latest recruiting news and happenings surrounding UK, including updates on Thon Maker, Malik Newman and others. And in case you […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns With the "What the Hell Are You Thinking?" Block of the Night

Karl-Anthony Towns is a pretty solid player much like the rest of the Kentucky Wildcats roster so when a member of Wednesday night's opponent, Mississippi State's roster thought he would go for a dunk from pretty far away there was little to no chance he was going to make it. Heck, even if Towns was not in the way he probably was not in between him and the basket the dude still wouldn...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Kentucky G Doron Lamb Says His 2012 Kentucky Team Would Beat This Year’s “By 10 Or 12″

You can add Doron Lamb to the list of former Kentucky players who think their squad would defeat this year’s undefeated edition of the Wildcats.  A little more than a week after Anthony Davis said his 2012 national champion Kentucky team would “destroy” this season’s team, Davis’ former teammate, Lamb, has made a slightly more modest prediction.  The Westchester Knicks...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky going undefeated is a big deal

The Kentucky Wildcats have turned out to be pretty good at hurling a basketball toward the general direction of a hoop this season. They have also managed to be even better at stopping their opponents from doing that same exact thing. All this is not incredibly surprising considering John Calipari lands — approximately — eleventy-billion tippy-top recruits each year. Good times...
Via The Student Section
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Mississippi State Calls For Blackout Against 27-0 Kentucky

The Kentucky Wildcats have won all 27 of their games this season, and many believe that they have what it takes to finish the year undefeated at 40-0. That being said, they’re certainly going to continue to get every team’s best shot down the stretch. That starts this Wednesday at Mississippi State, which has just announced it will be hosting a “blackout” for the occasion...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky makes Sports Illustrated Cover; Latest Bracketology great for Cats

The Kentucky Wildcats are on the cover of the latest edition of Sports Illustrated for Kids. UK’s basketball Twitter account on Sunday night shared an image of the Harrison twins on SI for Kids’ March issue: Aaron has been the on SI cover once already with his “Two’s Shining Moment” from last season’s NCAA tournament. *** Six […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Tyler Ulis throws behind-the-back pass for Cauley-Stein dunk!

If you thought the Kentucky Wildcats couldn’t get any more ridiculous (in a good way), you thought wrong. Check out this play by Tyler Ulis setting up Willie Cauley-Stein for another highlight dunk… Tyler Ulis with an incredible behind-the-back pass to set up a Willie Cauley-Stein dunk. http://t.co/rGkuAoUPd6 UK leads, 98-64. #AUBvsUK — ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) February...
Via The Student Section
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kentucky's Tyler Ulis Throws Sweet Pass To Willie Cauley-Stein Who Finishes Play With a Monster Dunk

When the Kentucky Wildcats and Auburn Tigers met on the hard court Saturday there was no real doubt as to what the outcome of the game would be. Auburn's team is no where near the caliber of Kentucky's and the final score, 110-75, indicated just that. The only thing fans didn't know going in was how entertaining the Wildcats would make it.Thanks to guys like Tyler Ulis and Willie...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Tyler Ulis Threw A Ridiculous Behind-The-Back Pass To Willie Cauley-Stein For A Dunk

In case you didn’t realize it, No. 1 Kentucky is really good at basketball. The undefeated Wildcats are cruising to victory over Auburn at home tonight, and it seems like the game is sometimes too easy for them.  Sometimes, the Wildcats like to add a degree of difficulty to what they do or just show off when they can. Take this absurd behind-the-back feed from freshman point guard...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kentucky's Devin Booker Checks on Tennessee Cheerleader He Bowled Over After the Game on Twitter

Everything continued to go right for the Kentucky Wildcats Tuesday night when they faced off with Tennessee. What was a close game at the half (35-31) ended up being a blow out in the end (66-48) giving the team win No. 26, the best start the program has ever seen. However, all was not good during the game.At one point in the game Devin Booker went up for a shot, was fouled pretty...
Via FatManWriting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Vols Cheerleader Gets Decimated By Kentucky Wildcat Player

The Kentucky Wildcats didn’t go down against Tennessee Tuesday night, but a Vols cheerleader did. Watch in horror as freshman guard Devin Booker absolutely obliterates a female Vols cheerleader’s legs. We’re surprised this doesn’t happen more often, but we’re also glad that it doesn’t. Yikes.   h/t: Barstool Sports  (Visited 2 times, 3 visits today) The post Tennessee...
Via No Coast Bias
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas native Cauley-Stein broke hearts choosing Kentucky

Frank Martin took the job at South Carolina towards the end of the 2011-12 season, but he clearly still has some regrets about his time at Kansas State. One of those? Not landing Olathe, Kansas native Willie Cauley-Stein, who is know one of the centerpieces of 25-0 Kentucky. During the SEC coaches’ teleconference today, Martin said that Cauley-Stein “broke his heart” by spurning...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Pregnant Kentucky Fan Paints Belly to Look Like Basketball

It is a very good time to be a fan of the Kentucky Wildcats right now. The No. 1 team in the nation has been challenged only a few times, and there does not appear to be anyone that can stop them this season. So if you are a fan be proud and enjoy it. There is no telling how long it will last!One fan is definitely enjoying it while she can. This photo is making the rounds on Twitter...
Via FatManWriting
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Overview: Close Scrapes Against Florida And LSU Will Help, Not Hurt

Yes, Kentucky demolished South Carolina on Saturday, as John Calipari asked for — and received — a blowout in Rupp Arena, something his team had not been doing with relentless regularity this season. However, while some of Big Blue Nation may have been sweating recent close wins against LSU and Florida (not to mention wins in prior weeks against Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, and Texas...
Via The Student Section
12 days ago  |  Discuss

March Madness Odds: Undefeated Kentucky Wildcats Heavy Favorites

The Kentucky Wildcats enter the final month of the college hoops regular season as both the nation’s only undefeated squad and strong 6/5 favorites to emerge as 2015 national champions at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. However, while much of the betting focus has been on the Wildcats and their 24-0 record, a number of teams that started the season with long odds now appear...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Continues to Draw For ESPN

The undefeated Kentucky Wildcats continued to move the needle for ESPN over the weekend. The Kentucky/Florida college basketball game drew 3.3 million viewers on ESPN Saturday night, up 312% from Gonzaga/Memphis last year (794K) and up 61% from a five overtime Louisville/Notre Dame game in 2013 (2.0M). The Wildcats’ win ranks as the third-most watched [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
17 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari tweets that he can’t find one of his players

The undefeated Kentucky Wildcats play at LSU tonight at 7 PM but a weird thing happened on their way to Baton Rouge. They lost a player. John Calipari tweeted this out last night…. I thought Trey got on plane but we can't find him. — John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) February 10, 2015 The Trey in question is Trey Lyles. Trey is a freshman forward who averages 7.5 points per...
Via The Student Section
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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