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KENTUCKY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Replacing a Legend

Most of the college basketball programs known for their rich traditions have all faced at one time or another the challenge of having to replace a legendary coach.   UCLA is a prime example, having to replace  John Wooden who coached the Bruins to 10 National Titles.  Nearly 40 years after his retirement, the Bruins still have not come anywhere close to replicating that magical...
Via Big Blue Digest
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Athlon Sports Tags Kentucky as One of College Football’s Most Improved Teams for 2014

Despite a couple of consecutive two-win seasons, Kentucky football is beginning to gain some recognition as a team that is on the rise. Athlon Sports identified the Wildcats as a team that should be among the most improved in college football for 2014. They did clarify, however, that their amount of improvement may not necessarily be reflected in the win column. Following is what...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Julius Randle NBA Summer League Review

The NBA Summer League is almost over, and several former Kentucky Wildcats had great showings for their teams. The one with the biggest spotlight on him was Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle. Friday afternoon’s 83-77 win over Denver improved ,ay have been randle’s best game. After struggling through the first three quarters, it was Randle that carried the team to victory...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photo: John Calipari Snapped A Picture Of His Full 2014-15 Kentucky Team

John Calipari’s teams always seem to be stacked with talent, but few have blended his signature blue-chip freshmen with experienced veteran players like the 2014-15 team will. The Kentucky coach has to be proud today. On Facebook, he posted that he arrived on campus after being on the road, and found what looks like almost his entire group of scholarship players playing a game...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Zy’Aire Hughes Commits to Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats have reportedly picked up their third commitment of the weekend. This one is from the class of 2016, and it’s Paducah, KY (McCracken County) athlete Zy’Aire Hughes. 2016 Paducah (Ky.) ATH Zy’aire Hughes committed to UK today. — Alex Davis (@KYPREPSAlex) July 19, 2014 Received word from the McCracken Co. staff. Zy’aire Hughes and the Mustangs are...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kei Beckham Commits to Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats have scored another commitment. This one is in the form of  Kei Beckham, a 2015 defensive back from Trotwood-Madison High School. He has a growing list of college offers, but the Wildcats offered him early last year, and now he’s a UK commitment. I am officially committed to play football at the University of Kentucky #BBN #Whynot #StoopsTroops — Kei Beckham...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats tab Mike Pratt and Tom Leach to Call Bahamas Games

The Kentucky Wildcats have announced the Big Blue Bahamas exhibition tour will be able via radio to all six games on the UK/IMG Radio Network. The games can be heard on radio in Lexington on WLAP-AM (630) and in Louisville on WHAS-AM (840). Tom Leach and Mike Pratt will call the action for all six games. All six games will be televised with ESPNU broadcasting the first three games...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky LB Miles Simpson's career over

As SEC Media Days get underway today, some roster news for Kentucky – one piece of it pretty bad for the Wildcats. When the first official post-spring depth chart was unveiled in UK's 2014 media guide, senior linebacker Miles Simpson wasn't on it. A school spokesman confirmed Simpson is giving up football because of persistent problems with a hip injury. He will stay in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball Offers Three New 2015 Prospects Over the Weekend

Pictured (from left to right): Brandon Ingram, Henry Ellenson, Antonio Blakeney The July evaluation period for basketball kicked off last Wednesday, and the Kentucky coaching staff has wasted no time in getting busy. Kentucky first offered five-star big man Diamond Stone on Thursday. Stone is arguably the top center in the class of 2015 and plans to be part of a package deal with...
Via Kentucky Recruits
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Weekly Recruiting Round-Up

Could a commitment from five-star SF Jaylen Brown be coming soon? July is ramping up and so is the recruiting world as prospects participate in camps and AAU games, and as the Kentucky Wildcats begin to key in on some of their top targets moving forward. Following are a few updates to keep you in the loop. Five-star wing Brandon Ingram is starting to hear more from Kentucky. Ingram...
Via Kentucky Recruits
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Randle Is Thankful He’s Not John Calipari, Responsible For Finding Minutes For All Of Kentucky’s Big Men

John Calipari has a problem–it’s a good one to have, though. How will he find minutes for all of his forwards and centers next season?  Kentucky’s 2014-15 men’s basketball team will feature a collection of big men as talented and deep as any squad in recent memory. Former Wildcat forward Julius Randle, a projected top 10 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, is thankful he’s...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

George Asafo-Adjei commits to Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats have scored a huge commitment in the form of Lakota West rising senior George Asafo-Adjei, according to Justin Rowland of Rivals.com. Asafo-Adjei said in a recent interview that Cincinnati, West Virginia, and Louisville were his other favorites. He also held an offer from the Florida Gators. Asafo-Adjei has been on Cincinnati’s campus multiple times recently...
Via Kentucky Recruits
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Joker Phillips resigned from UF over NCAA violations

Florida coach Will Muschamp announced Wednesday that receivers coach Joker Phillips has resigned from the position.  Former Gators quarterback Chris Leak will take over for Phillips as receivers coach.  “I’m thankful for the opportunity that the University of Florida and Will Muschamp provided to me and my family, but at this time I have decided to step down from my position...
Via Thacover2
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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