Jarrod Polson, Tod Lanter and Sam Malone Earn NABC Academic Honors

Photo by Jason Marcum Three Kentucky Wildcats have been honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for excellence in the classroom during the 2013-14 academic school year. Tod Lanter, Sam Malone and Jarrod Polson were all tabbed to the NABC’s Honors Court on Monday. In order to earn recognition on the Honors Court, a student-athlete must be a junior or senior, own...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky Freshman Swings and Misses Before Final Four

The Final Four is this weekend, and Kentucky’s big freshman Dakari Johnson is taking some time to soak it in and enjoy the moment. In preparation for Saturday’s game, Kentucky players decided to relax by playing a little golf game at a local TopGolf. Senior guard Jarrod Polson captured their golf experience and posted a Vine of the seven-foot center Johnson taking a swing (or...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Even if the slipper fits, can Kentucky ever be a Cinderella?

Aaron Harrison's moon shot beat Michigan on Sunday. Two nights earlier, his three-pointer from the corner beat Louisville. The previous weekend, Wichita State's Fred VanVleet missed a potential game-winner at the buzzer. Good fortune — in triplicate — helped Kentucky advance to this weekend's Final Four, and got the players wondering aloud about supernatural assistance...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky spoils Wichita State's clean record

Sweet redemption or painful replay. That's the either/or Kentucky faced in the NCAA Tournament Sunday. After a season marked by competitive, but frustrating losses against ranked teams, UK's freshman-oriented team finally made its mark by beating previously unbeaten Wichita State 78-76 in the Mideast Region. Kentucky, 26-10, advanced to next week's Sweet 16 in Indianapolis...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

AW Photo Gallery: UK Senior Night

This AllWildcats Photo Gallery features several images from Kentucky's "Senior Night" win over Alabama at Rupp Arena, including the ceremony honoring UK seniors Jon Hood and Jarrod Polson.
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Things Kentucky Must Stress to Reach the Final Four

  This year’s edition of Cal’s Cats came into the 2013-14 season with lofty expectations. Despite having three returning players, Alex Poythress, Willie Cauley-Stein and Jarrod Polson (I’m including Polson, but this depends on your definition of “significant”),  the Wildcats were preseason number one and believed to be capable of being the running the table. Unheard of...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

UK’s Jarrod Polson Still Thinks Wildcats “One Of The Top Teams In The Country”

Despite a tough home loss to the SEC-leading Florida Gators this past Saturday night, Kentucky senior guard Jarrod Polson still thinks the Wildcats are among the elite teams in the nation. Polson, whose role has greatly increased since the start of league play, told reporters Monday afternoon that he believe UK is “one of the top teams in the country.” Jarrod Polson: “I think...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein: he’s up, he’s down, he’s up, he’s down

Seven footer Willie Cauley-Stein is quite an interesting project pick for the NBA team that drafts him. He may come out this year, but it would probably serve him better if the Forward/Center returned to Kentucky for his junior season. Wildcats Guard Jarrod Polson on how Willie Cauley-Stein changes what they do defensively when he’s playing well: “Willie’s kind of just the...
Via The Sports Bank
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky-Auburn Preview

With a two-game deficit in the SEC standings, Kentucky will likely have to win at least one of its matchups with Florida - if not both - for a chance to win the league title. But before their first showdown with the Gators, the 14th-ranked Wildcats will have to avoid looking past their visit to Auburn on Wednesday night. Kentucky (18-5, 8-2 SEC) is trying to chase down No. 3 Florida...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky basketball defeats Mississippi State 69-59

Sometimes you need to look beyond the usual suspects. With his team as listless as a tortoise in molasses Saturday afternoon, coach John Calipari went deep into his bench. Little-used reserves Jon Hood and Jarrod Polson helped the foul-plagued University of Kentucky men’s basketball team escape with a 69-59 victory at Mississippi State. It was only the fourth victory away from...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 18 Wildcats still has chance to win SEC

Kentucky has been able overcome inconsistent play on defense and from centers to stay within striking distance of first-place Florida heading into the second half of Southeastern Conference play. The 18th-ranked Wildcats (17-5, 7-2) have shown improvement in both areas and feel good about where they are in the standings. Kentucky begins a two-game road swing Saturday at Mississippi...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky-Mississippi St. Preview

Kentucky has been able overcome inconsistent play on defense and from centers to stay within striking distance of first-place Florida heading into the second half of Southeastern Conference play. The 18th-ranked Wildcats (17-5, 7-2) have shown improvement in both areas and feel good about where they are in the standings. Kentucky begins a two-game road swing Saturday at Mississippi...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawkins, Polson energize Cats in win

Their numbers did not leap off the stat sheet like those of teammates Julius Randle and Aaron Harrison, but Dominique Hawkins and Jarrod Polson received as much credit for Kentucky’s winning effort Saturday against Belmont as any of the Wildcats.
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Rematch With Robert Morris Is Not Revenge For UK

While Kentucky fans will not like any reminders of last season, they will have a glaring reminder coming straight into Rupp Arena on Sunday night. The return of Robert Morris to the eyes of the Big Blue Nation brings back the memories of a train-wreck season. The 22-14 campaign and a failure to reach the NCAA Tournament was cut through the heart by a better team who executed their...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Here’s A Slow-Mo Clip Of Kentucky Basketball Heartthrob Jarrod Polson, Set To “I Will Always Love You”

So apparently Kentucky reserve guard Jarrod Polson is popular with the ladies down in Lexington. There’s no other way to explain the 20-second video that Commonwealth News 2 posted on YouTube this week.  CN2 took a short clip from its 7-minute behind-the-scenes video, slowed it down, and added Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” in the background. The result is a...
Via College Spun
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s Tod Lanter Soap-Slaps E.J. Floreal In Instagram Video

Kentucky’s basketball players have gotten creative with video during the offseason. We’ve already seen Jarrod Polson make an incredible “magic dunk” clip. Today, we got to see an Instagram video from Marcus Lee that featured Tod Lanter slapping E.J. Floreal with soap. Of course — it’s all in good fun – we think. Take a look:  Definitely amusing. In the video, Lanter...
Via College Spun
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s Jarrod Polson Creates Awesome “Magic Dunk” Video

Kentucky reserve guard Jarrod Polson isn’t exactly known for throwing it down. But that doesn’t mean he can’t do a “magic dunk”. Polson had a little fun with the Vine app earlier this week, putting together different segments to make it appear like he landed an absurd dunk. In the end, it actually turned out to be pretty funny. Enjoy: Magic dunks vine.co/v/bQ1PqQj2iqn...
Via College Spun
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

‘Cats to play Providence in Barclays Center next season

The University of Kentucky announced today the ‘Cats will play another game in the Barclays Center come next season. On December 1st, Kentucky will face off versus the Providence Friars. The meeting will be the first time the schools have faced each other since 1976. Last season, the ‘Cats and Maryland played the very first college basketball game in the arena. The ‘Cats won...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky Basketball Players Play Football In Their Spare Time

Now that the 2012-2013 basketball season has come to a close – what are basketball players doing with their spare time? Kentucky players have decided to enjoy the beautiful Bluegrass weather and play some football.  Here’s a video of Kyle Wiltjer, Jarrod Polson, Alex Poythress and Tod Lanter:  Touchdown @alexthegreat22 @jpolson05 @tod_lanteriii vine.co/v/bt6pnwdH2q2 — Kyle...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s Scholarship Situation for 2013

With the addition of Julius Randle, the Kentucky Wildcats have promised 7 new players a scholarship for the 2013-14 season. The NCAA mandates 13 players on a college team can have scholarships. With Goodwin, Poythress, and Cauley-Stein all saying they were coming back, and the possible addition of more recruits, what does this situation look like for Kentucky? I’ll try and help...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Colonials upset ‘Cats in NIT, 59-57

The roller coaster of a season for the Kentucky Wildcats came to a final free-fall in Moon Township, PA on Wednesday. The Colonials lead for most of the game, while the ‘Cats looked disinterested. Robert Morris jumped out to a 10-0 lead to begin the game, and never looked back. Despite numerous Calipari timeouts, the ‘Cats rarely showed any signs of life. The one guy that was...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

‘Cats cruise past Mississippi St. 85-55

Ryan Harrow lead the way for the ‘Cats with 19 points as he and the ‘Cats cruised by Mississippi State in Rupp. Undermanned, outmatched, and outplayed described the Bulldogs on this night. Their reputation was very vindictive of how they performed. While they gave a lot of effort, and played hard, they were just simply not good enough or deep enough to compete with Kentucky....
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Preview: Vanderbit vs. Kentucky

The words 30 point loss, and Tennessee don’t normally go together when mentioning Kentucky. In this case, the Vanderbilt Commodores look to come into Rupp Arena and avenge a close loss against the ‘Cats. The ‘Dores are well aware of the shellacking that happened just down the road from their campus, and the expect the ‘Cats to be “mad and focused”. These high profile...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Rocky Topped: Tennessee 88, UK 58.

Life without Nerlens Noel took an immediate free-fall at the hands of Tennessee. After was was described as a horrid practice, John Calipari did not feel too confident about this upcoming contest with the Vols. I guess he had a right to be, but nobody would have predicted such a lopsided outcome. The 30-point defeat is Kentucky’s largest loss to the Vols in the series history,...
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February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

‘Cats win physical battle vs. Auburn, 72-62

After watching a previous SEC game between Ole Miss/Missouri, I didn’t believe I was going to see a more physical game from Auburn and Kentucky. Before the first half ended, I was wondering if I was watching a basketball game or an MMA match. The tipping point coming on a box-out between Archie Goodwin and Auburn’s Jordan Granger. Goodwin and Granger start battling for position...
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February 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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