KENTUCKY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kentucky Women’s Basketball: Matthew Mitchell Looks to Make a Strong Post-Season Run

The Kentucky Women’s Basketball team capped off the regular season winning 5 of their last 6 games. Matthew Mitchell looks to have his Kentucky Women’s Basketball team ready to make a run at the SEC Tournament Championship. The Wildcats are led by Seniors Makayla Epps (16.9 PPG) and Evelyn Akhatar (15.3 PPG). The Kentucky Hoops […] Kentucky Women’s Basketball: Matthew Mitchell...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
8 hours ago

Bam Adebayo Earns SEC Freshman of The Week Honors

Bam Adebayo has been on a tear recently. His performances in the Wildcats’ two contests this week have earned the big man a special honor. Kentucky needs Bam Adebayo to play at the top of his game. In recent contests, thats just what he has done. The North Carolina native posted back to back games […] Bam Adebayo Earns SEC Freshman of The Week Honors - Wildcat Blue Nation - Wildcat...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
9 hours ago

Kentucky Football: Top 10 Performers of 2016

Kentucky Football experienced a lot of success in 2016. There are a handful of players on the roster that were crucial to the success of the Wildcats last season. Spring Football is beginning to near and the 2017 version of the Kentucky Football Team will begin to take shape. Projections will commence, position competitions will […] Kentucky Football: Top 10 Performers of 2016...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
10 hours ago

Calipari, No. 9 Kentucky wary of upstart Vanderbilt

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No. 9 Kentucky can move one step closer to its 48th Southeastern Conference championship with a victory Tuesday night over Vanderbilt. Kentucky (24-5, 14-2) meets Vanderbilt (16-13, 9-7) at Rupp Arena in the penultimate game of the regular season. Just don't expect a cakewalk, according to Wildcats coach John Calipari. "Very dangerous," Calipari said. "I watched...
Via FOX Sports
11 hours ago

A rarity for Calipari: 3 seniors making major contributions

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky seniors Dominique Hawkins and Derek Willis have enjoyed a four-year courtside view of Kentucky's turnstile of talented players, in addition to all those challenging practices against future NBA draft picks. Those experiences had to pay off for the home-grown duo, though the result is something rare for the No. 8 Wildcats: Talented players usually don...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari on Kentucky seniors sticking around: ‘It’s not easy, it’s not for everybody’

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Derek Willis, Dominique Hawkins and Mychal Mulder will take the floor as Kentucky starters Tuesday night — their last game at Rupp Arena. Coach John Calipari, most known for his one-and-done recruits, was asked about the senior trio Monday afternoon. “You see their growth, not only on the basketball court, as people,” Calipari said. “You see the opportunities...
Via SEC Country
15 hours ago

John Calipari: ‘No idea’ if Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox will play against Vanderbilt

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox’s status is questionable for the second straight game as the Wildcats take on Vanderbilt at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Fox missed Saturday’s game against Florida with a knee injury he sustained last week at Missouri. He was a game-time decision against the Gators. Coach John Calipari isn’t sure if Fox will be ready for the home finale at...
Via SEC Country
16 hours ago

Say Wah? He’s the greatest athlete in Kentucky history, and you might not even know his name

LEXINGTON, Ky. — How do you pick the greatest athlete in history from a school that has produced the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft (Tim Couch), three No. 1 picks in the NBA draft (John Wall, Anthony Davis and Karl-Anthony Towns), two Pro Football Hall of Famers (George Blanda and Dermontti Dawson) and four Naismith Hall of Famers as individual players (Cliff Hagan, Frank Ramsey,...
Via SEC Country
17 hours ago

Kentucky football: AD Mitch Barnhart says $442,000 bowl travel bill was worth it for exposure, practice

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bowl games are expensive and Kentucky’s trip to the TaxSlayer Bowl was no different. Kentucky spent $442,000 in travel arrangements alone to get administrators, coaches, players and guests to and from Jacksonville, Fla. The travel costs were listed line-by-line in an open records request made by SEC Country. Unlike a regular season game where the team travels...
Via SEC Country
18 hours ago

Kentucky football: 7 walk-ons not returning to Wildcats roster in 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky will head into spring football without seven walk-ons who were part of its 2016 roster. Backup punter Bryan Kirshe, who competed for the starting job last spring, is the most notable absence. Here’s the full list of walk-ons not returning. Most are Kentucky natives. LB Alex Brownell (Union, KY) CB Isaiah Brown (Martinez, GA) OL Wells Purdom (Paducah...
Via SEC Country
20 hours ago

Kentucky Basketball: Is Isaac Humphries The Key to a Wildcats’ Victory?

In one of the most obscure stats of the year: Kentucky is now 22-0 when Isaac Humphries scores. The Wildcats are also just 2-5 when he has a donut hole in the scoring column. Kentucky only has wins against Michigan State and Georgia when Isaac Humphries does not score. Besides Briscoe, some would say that […] Kentucky Basketball: Is Isaac Humphries The Key to a Wildcats’ Victory...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
1 day ago

WATCH: MBB: Kentucky vs Florida Recap

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Via Kentucky Wildcats Athletics
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Football: De’Niro Laster to Transfer

Kentucky Football is losing depth at the linebacker position as De’Niro Laster announces his decision to transfer from the program. Laster is an original transfer from the University of Minnesota. He had been set to enter his senior season as a component of this Kentucky Football defense. Additionally, the linebacker would have added much needed […] Kentucky Football: De’Niro...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
2 days ago

WATCH: GYM: Kentucky Ties for First at Home Quad Meet

The Wildcats tied Illinois in their home quad meet. Sophomore Alex Hyland showed her consistency on the beam. Here are the highlights from the meet. - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KYwildcatsTV - Twitter- @KYwildcatsTV https://twitter.com/KYwildcatsTV - Instagram- kywildcatstv http://instagram.com/kywildcatstv
Via Kentucky Wildcats Athletics
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: WBB: Video recap of Kentucky 78, Miss State 75

A behind the scenes look from Kentucky's latest win over Mississippi State. - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KYwildcatsTV - Twitter- @KYwildcatsTV https://twitter.com/KYwildcatsTV - Instagram- kywildcatstv http://instagram.com/kywildcatstv
Via Kentucky Wildcats Athletics
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Memphis coach Josh Pastner describes the pressure of replacing John Calipari

At some point in the not too distant future, some crazy person is going to try to do the impossible and replace John Calipari at Kentucky. At 58-years-old, Coach Cal won’t be around Lexington forever and when he does step aside (either through retirement, or by going to the NBA), someone will have massive shoes to fill.It’s a situation that one man already knows well: Josh Pastner...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

John Calipari Appeared Flustered By Missouri Fans’ ‘Cal, You Suck’ Chants

John Calipari isn’t a very popular man in college basketball gyms outside Lexington, Kentucky. Such is life for one of the most successful and polarizing head coaches in college basketball history. You’d think, however, he’d be used to that by now, but judging by his reaction to the University of Missouri student section Tuesday night, Coach Cal still can have his feelings...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Calipari walks away in middle of halftime interview

Kentucky head coach John Calipari was asked a question he didn’t care for during halftime of Tuesday’s game against Missouri, and he really wasn’t interested in answering it. So, he didn’t. Coach Cal was doing a halftime interview with CBS Sports’ Laura Rutledge, which began with him explaining how the first half of the game went. As he began to walk away, though, the reporter...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: MBB: Kentucky 72 Missouri 62

Bam Adebayo tallied his first double-double in conference play as Kentucky wins at Missouri. - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KYwildcatsTV - Twitter- @KYwildcatsTV https://twitter.com/KYwildcatsTV - Instagram- kywildcatstv http://instagram.com/kywildcatstv
Via Kentucky Wildcats Athletics
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari shoots down talk of him leaving Kentucky for Pelicans

John Calipari has been the subject of so many NBA rumors that he’s going out of his way to try to shut them down before they even get started now.After two of his former Kentucky players, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis, were reunited with the New Orleans Pelicans, Calipari responded to a non-serious question about leaving Kentucky to coach New Orleans with a very serious answer...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten most dangerous scorers heading into NCAA Tournament

When it comes to the NCAA Tournament, the dirty secret is that it’s not always the best team that wins it all. Simply put, it’s the hottest team.Momentum is everything in March Madness. That’s why a Cinderella low seed can go on to make an Elite Eight or Final Four run, and it happens almost every year. All it takes is a win or two to get things rolling, and from there, anything...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari responds to one-and-done critics

John Calipari has long been criticized by his detractors for recruiting too many one-and-done players, which they believe undermines the college system.Calipari has been one of the best recruiters since his days at UMass, going to Memphis and then Kentucky. He has reached six Final Fours and won a national championship.In an interview with Reid Forgrave for Bleacher Report, Calipari...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky awakened by fire alarms at Alabama hotel

If Kentucky looks a little sleepy for Saturday’s game against Alabama, there is a good reason why.The Wildcats had their sleep interrupted by fire alarms that went off in the middle of the night at their hotel. According to what the team confirmed to SEC Country’s Kyle Tucker, fire alarms went off at 3:30 a.m., 5 a.m., and 7 a.m. They were awakened by the first two and had to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns takes shot at Kentucky basketball

The Kentucky men’s basketball team has struggled over its last several games, and even a win wasn’t enough to satisfy John Calipari on Tuesday night. Unhappy with his team’s performance in a 92-85 victory over LSU, Calipari did not hold back in a postgame interview.“If anybody wants to quit, they can quit,” the Wildcats coach said.One of Calipari’s former players took...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky player apologizes for smiling at end of blowout loss

Kentucky guard Malik Monk found himself in some hot water on Saturday after cameras caught him laughing on the bench at the end of a blowout loss to Florida.With his team down 19 points Saturday, Monk was spotted laughing about something on the bench, which was not a good look and inspired some modest criticism from Big Blue Nation. On Monday, Monk explained himself, offering an...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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