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KENTUCKY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kentucky watching Josh Jackson; Watch him drop 41 at UAA (video)

The Kentucky Wildcats are among several big-name schools watching one of the best players in high school basketball this weekend. Josh Jackson, one of the most promising 2016 prospects in the nation, is currently at the Under Armour Association, and he’s putting on a show for those in attendance.  A native of Detroit, who plays his high […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats score another huge upset over Florida Gators

Dustin Beggs worked a career-high 8.1 innings and Kentucky got back-to-back home runs from Greg Fettes and Connor Heady in the sixth inning to post a series-clinching 7-6 win at No. 5 Florida, on a humid Saturday night in front of 4,419 at McKethan Stadium. Kentucky (25-16, 10-9 Southeastern Conference) claimed its third consecutive series […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Elite 2016 SG Malik Monk Goes For 39 Points In Front Of John Calipari

Elite 2016 shooting guard Malik Monk, the No. 6 recruit in the class, put on a show for all in attendance during Saturday’s Nike EYBL in Lexington, Kentucky. Malik Monk finished with 39 points in front of Calipari. 6/8 threes. 5 assists. — Ben Roberts (@NextCats) April 25, 2015 Monk noticed Calipari at his game. […] The post Elite 2016 SG Malik Monk Goes For 39 Points In Front...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Calipari became believer in Kentucky's pursuit of perfection

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) John Calipari now acknowledges he never thought Kentucky would lose to Wisconsin in the national semifinals. Even when the Badgers went ahead late in the game. The Wildcats had turned their sometimes skeptical coach into a true believer in the pursuit of perfection. Three weeks after Kentucky's historic season ended in Indianapolis, Calipari returned to the city...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alex Poythress Tweets He Is Returning To Kentucky For His Senior Season

Earlier today, Kentucky head coach John Calipari said he expected forward Alex Poythress back in Lexington for his senior season. Poythress just confirmed via Twitter he is indeed returning to school. Ready to be apart of something special next year! #BBN — Alex Poythress (@AlexTheGreat22) April 23, 2015 Poythress missed much of his junior year after tearing his ACL, so his return...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari on next season: It’s going to be crazy again

38-1. The Kentucky Wildcats were just two wins shy of finishing with an improbable 40-0 record last sesaon, before falling to the Wisconsin Badgers in the Final Four of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. It was a great season for the program, but head coach John Calipari doesn’t seem to think the program is done being an overwhelming success just yet. In fact, Calipari believes some great...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thon Maker down to Indiana and Kentucky

The recruitment of 2015 five-star big man Thon Maker appears to be winding down. Maker announced his final two schools are the Kentucky Wildcats and Indiana Hoosiers via his Facebook page: For what it’s worth, 24/7 sports’ Jerry Meyer stills thinks Arizona State is a major player in Maker’s recruitment: I'm loving my Arizona State […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari On Kentucky’s 2015-16 Season: “It’s Going To Be Crazy Again”

If you were to define Kentucky’s 2014-15 men’s basketball season with a single word, “crazy” would probably be a good choice.  The Wildcats won their first 38 games and finished the year – with a loss to Wisconsin in the Final Four – two wins away from a perfect 40-0 mark.  What does John Calipari expect in 2015-16? Something similar.  Looking ahead to next season...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mychal Mulder plans to sign with Kentucky; Yogi Ferrell likely going pro, per report

It looks like the Kentucky Wildcats will seal the deal once Mychael Mulder is on campus this week. According to Justin Albers of Scout.com site, the four-star JUCO guard plans to sign with UK during his visit over the weekend. This, despite Mulder being heavily pursued by Indiana, who likely will lose star guard Yogi Ferrell […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Mock Draft: ESPN and DraftExpress’ Latest

Kentucky Wildcats forward Karl-Anthony Towns continues to look like the top pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. ESPN’s Chad Ford updated his big board, and Towns remained the No. 1 overall prospect. NBA scouts came very close to getting the matchup they’ve pined for all season: Towns vs. Jahlil Okafor in the NCAA championship game. Alas, […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns tweets support for Armoni Sexton family

Not only is Kentucky Wildcats star Karl-Anthony Towns in contention to become the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, he is proving that he is a quality human being off the court. On Monday morning, Towns took to Twitter to voice his support for the family of Armoni Sexton. Sexton, a 2018 recruit from Paterson, N.J., was gunned down in a drive-by shooting. Three others were...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Female Kentucky fans can’t stop licking Devin Booker’s car

Kentucky Wildcats fans really do not want to see guard Devin Booker leave for the NBA. In one of the weirdest forms of saying farewell that we have ever seen, some female fans around campus have made it a habit of licking Booker’s car. During an interview on Kentucky Sports Radio, Booker revealed people had been licking his car. That was a big mistake. As soon as people learned...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

For some strange reason, female Kentucky fans are licking Devin Booker’s car

We all know that Kentucky Wildcats fans are very passionate and sometimes crazy. Well what a group of female Wildcat fans are doing is on a different level of crazy. Kentucky point guard Devin Booker, who has declared for the NBA Draft has a lot of secret admirers. During a recent interview, Booker said that someone told him that there was a woman outside licking his car. Since then...
Via No Guts, No Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats hope to land five-star Cheick Diallo

The Kentucky Wildcats and head coach John Calipari are looking to make one final push to land one of the top high school basketball players in the nation. According to reports, Calipari is set to meet with five-star recruit Cheick Diallo this evening. Assistant coach Kenny Payne will also be on the trip. Kentucky coaches John Calipari and Kenny Payne will meet tonight with their...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s John Calipari To Meet With 5-Star PF Cheick Diallo Tonight

The Kentucky men’s basketball program is set to make another push toward landing one of the best big men in the country tonight.  Wildcats’ head coach John Calipari and assistant coach Kenny Payne are meeting with five-star recruit Cheick Diallo this evening.  Diallo, a 6-foot-9, 218-pound power forward out of Centereach, New York, is ranked the No. 7 player in the 2015 class...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video shows Patrick Graffree sucker punching Drew Barker

A January 25 bar fight between members of the Eastern Kentucky and Kentucky Wildcats football teams led to injuries to EKU offensive lineman Colton Scurry. The three Kentucky players involved — quarterback Drew Barker, wide receiver Dorian Baker and defensive tackle Tymere Dubose — were also involved in a later incident on campus. In a video released by the Herald-Leader on...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Kentucky Walk-On Sam Malone Announces He’s Starting His Own Company

Former Kentucky walk-on Sam Malone appeared in 17 games during his career, and the Wildcats never lost any of them. Last week, we showed you tee shirts that Malone jokingly had made to celebrate the accomplishment. This week, he’s apparently taken it a step further. Malone, who claims he always dreamed of owning his own company, announced on Twitter that he’d launched his own...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Trey Lyles Posts Awesome “Brothers For Life” Photo Of Himself And His Kentucky Teammates

The 2014-2015 Kentucky Wildcats may not have ended the season 40-0, but they still had an incredible year. UK finished the regular season undefeated, won both the SEC regular season title and its conference tournament title, and reached the Final Four. The Wildcats were also the only team in history to ever open a season with a 38-0 record. Sunday, the morning after the team’s...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kentucky Wildcats Jokes Are Up And Running

After Kentucky saw its undefeated season go down the drain versus Wisconsin, you just knew people would not be kind with their jokes.
Via Gamedayr
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Last Whistle for Kentucky

Past performance is not always indicative of future results. It’s a pretty simple concept. Still, it’s hard to think that way when you’ve experienced the same thing over and over again. For 38 games, we all played the dogs to John Calipari’s Dr. Pavlov. We were conditioned to salivate upon hearing phrases like “nine McDonalds All-Americans” and “platoon system....
Via The Sports Post
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Most “Liked” Among Final Four Teams

Even as the odds-on favorites to win the tourney, the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats are apparently the most-liked of the four teams set to vie for the title this weekend. At least if you ask 14 million Facebook users.    Based on this unofficial poll, Kentucky is most-liked in 27 states, including most of the south. The Duke Blue Devils, who seem to boast the best chance to knock...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

1991 UNLV Beats 1991 Duke, 24 Years Later: Kentucky Outlasts The Irish In A College Hoops Classic

It was the question asked of UNLV 24 years ago: What would happen to an unbeaten team when a late-stage NCAA tournament game entered the final few minutes in a neutral or negative scoreboard situation? That question greeted the 2015 Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday night in Cleveland. A 37-0 record would have become 37-1 — and one of the emptiest impressive achievements in college...
Via The Student Section
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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