KENTUCKY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Video: John Calipari vows to lose weight

Now that his mind can be put at ease thanks to a killer recruiting class coming in, Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari has another goal in mind: winning the battle of the bulge. In a video posted to YouTube, the 57-year-old Calipari vowed to get in better shape for the upcoming season. He certainly appears committed to it, as the video was recorded while he worked out on...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari goes on three-minute rant while working out

No one has the ability to keep his team in the news during the off-season quite like John Calipari does with Kentucky basketball. The guy is a marketing genius: It's said many folks who work for him believe that had Calipari not gone into coaching, he would be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company by now.Yet producing all that excitement 365 days a year can be exhausting, especially if...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky Wildcats star in own rendition of ‘Carpool Caraoke’

The Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball program may not have ended the 2015-16 campaign as they had hoped, but they are not letting that stop the team from having some fun during the offseason. That was never as clear as it was this week, when a video from the university athletic department’s annual CATSPYs Awards. In a video featuring Jonny David, E.J. Floreal, Marcus Lee and...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s Tyler Ulis cheers up sad 7-year-old fan

Kentucky Wildcats fans will have to move on to next season without star Tyler Ulis, who has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft. Unfortunately for a seven-year-old fan, Ella Anderson, the news was especially crushing because he was her favorite player. Just told Ella that Tyler Ulis is leaving UK for the NBA. This 7 year old loves her CATS! @tulis3 #BBN @UKBasketbalI pic.twitter.com...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky PF Marcus Lee: ‘My plan is to go to the NBA’

The Kentucky Wildcats had a pretty disappointing 2015-16 season, losing to the Indiana Hoosiers in the Round of 32. Head coach John Calipari has already said that all draft-eligible players on his roster have declared for the NBA and it looks like big man Marcus Lee is going to be leaving in June. Lee spoke with ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and talked about his ultimate goal to end up in...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky commit Bam Adebayo dunks like a boss

Five-star power forward and McDonald’s All-American Bam Adebayo will likely be a star player on Kentucky next season, and videos of his performance at the Jordan Brand Classic yesterday paint a clear picture why. In the videos, posted to Twitter by Kentucky fan Scott Charlton, Adebayo can be seen dunking the ball with extreme authority. Check them out below! Bam Adebayo with just...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Future stars start dunk session at Jordan Brand Classic

De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk made headlines with their co-MVP performances at Friday’s Jordan Brand Classic, but one of their future Kentucky teammates—6-foot-9 power forward Bam Adebayo—was extremely impressive as well. The five-star big man showed off his athleticism with an array of dunks during a solid 15 point, five rebound performance. Bam Adebayo with just your...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky's Tyler Ulis signs ball for fan as "Point God"

You definitely can’t accuse Tyler Ulis of not being confident. The NBA-bound Kentucky point guard is on an autograph signing tour in the Lexington area this week, and today he signed one basketball with “Point God.” It was by request, but still… Got @tulis3 to sign Point God on my ball. @DrewFranklinKSR pic.twitter.com/USvVGVuN7P — Let's Get Nine! BBN (@IMissRWReagan...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari says four players he's coached shouldn't have left early for the NBA

Kentucky head coach John Calipari has sent dozens of players to the NBA — many of whom have gone on to become big-time stars at the professional level. But even Coach Cal himself admits that some of his former athletes weren’t ready to make the jump when they did. This past Friday, according to SNY’s Adam Zagoria, Calipari, at a coaches clinic, told his colleagues that he’s...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari praises Tyler Ulis as 'best floor general' he's coached

Kentucky star Tyler Ulis announced his decision to enter the 2016 NFL Draft Wednesday afternoon, officially leaving his career at Kentucky behind him.  But before Kentucky fans begin to debate where Ulis will be selected in the draft, head coach John Calipari had some huge compliments for his former point guard, so he took to Twitter to share those thoughts with UK fans. This...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

5-star PG De’Aaron Fox wants Tyler Ulis to stay at Kentucky

With the constant turnover on Kentucky’s one-and-done laden roster, blue chip freshmen will often step right in and start. Point guard De’Aaron Fox is a definite candidate to take over at point guard for John Calipari’s club, but if he has his way, the incumbent at the position will spend another year in college: SEC player of the year Tyler Ulis. Fox spoke with the Courier...
Via College Spun
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats football recruit stabbed six times while visiting infant son

Kentucky Wildcats football signee Jordan Bonner is recovering after being stabbed while visiting his infant son over the weekend in Euclid, Ohio. Bonner, a three-star recruit out of Northeast Oklahoma A&M (junior college), claims he was stabbed six times: Jordan Bonner told Fox 8 that he was stabbed six times. “In my chest, abdomen , and back,” Bonner said. Bonner told...
Via The Comeback
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Kentucky Wildcats player to be drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft

Can you name every Kentucky Wildcats player to be drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft? Clue: Year-Position
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jamal Murray crying after loss to Indiana

Jamal Murray may be a one-and-done player, but you can’t accuse him of not caring about his team. Murray was crying in his locker while being interviewed by the media following Kentucky’s second-round loss to Indiana in the NCAA Tournament Saturday. You could hear him sniffling and see his eyes wet with tears: Remember this when you hear someone say that one-and-done players...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Crying Kentucky band member goes viral after loss to Indiana

This poor Kentucky band member is going viral for reasons she'd rather not. During Kentucky's second-round loss to Indiana in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, CBS showed this sad fan multiple times. Oh no, band girl 2016 pic.twitter.com/dXLWjI9bGU — The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) March 19, 2016 CBS Is ruthless for going back and filming the crying Kentucky girl LOL https:...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino defends Louisville as March Madness continues without Cardinals

Louisville and head coach Rick Pitino are accustomed to preparing for NCAA tournament games this time of year, but this year Pitino is busy defending his program in the public eye while it sits home watching from afar while serving a self-imposed one-year postseason ban as the NCAA continues to investigate the program. Appearing in an interview on ESPN’s Mike & Mike morning...
Via The Comeback
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Calipari angry over Kentucky’s Tourney seeding

John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats enter the 2016 NCAA Tournament as the No. 4 seed, and the head coach is none too happy about the results of the bracket. Speaking with Rece Davis on ESPN’s “Bracketology” show, Calipari ripped into the seeding and expressed frustration at the committee for using a “moving target” of issues to rank teams from year to year, including topics...
Via Sportsnaut
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

John Calipari: Tyler Ulis should be national player of the year

Tyler Ulis has already been named SEC Player of the Year, but his coach John Calipari believes more honors are in order. After Kentucky closed out Texas A&M 82-77 in overtime Sunday to win the SEC Tournament, Calipari praised his sophomore guard. “He’s the player of the year in the country, everybody knows it,” Calipari told ESPN. “But they’re afraid to say it because...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kentucky fans taunt Ben Simmons with GPA chant

It did not take long for fans to catch onto the Ben Simmons GPA story and use it as ammunition. A report emerged Saturday saying Simmons was ineligible to win the Wooden Award because he did not meet academic requirements. That led Kentucky fans to taunt Simmons with chants of “GPA” during Saturday’s game against LSU in Lexington: Simmons had 17 points, 11 rebounds, four...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Don’t blame the refs: Kentucky’s Isaac Humphries caused his technical foul

Life is full of inconvenient and competing truths. The Kentucky Wildcats and their fans need to realize as much after a luckless overtime loss to the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday evening. Let’s dispense with a preamble and immediately show you what happened in the final seconds of the overtime period between Big Blue and A&M. A bizarre turn of events lifted the Aggies to...
Via The Comeback
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Kentucky bounced back with win over Arkansas

Kentucky was able to bounce back from a very difficult loss with a huge 80-66 pummeling of the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Wildcats weren’t the same team people are used to, but they did make a lot of progress from their devastating loss at Auburn last week. No. 23 Kentucky led by as many as 14 points late in the second half. Tyler Ulis led the Wildcats with 24 points, earning 17...
Via Gamedayr
January 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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