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Kentucky and North Carolina Will Play An Alumni Game Featuring Current and Former Pros

What was reported earlier this month has now been confirmed: Kentucky and North Carolina will play an alumni basketball game featuring current and former pros.  The Wildcats announced today that they will host an exhibition game at Rupp Arena in early September against North Carolina.  The game will be played on Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. E.T. Tickets will go on sale on Aug. 12. Prices...
Via College Spun
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: John Calipari Was Reunited With John Wall On The Recruiting Trail Last Night

The player who started Kentucky’s dominance at the NBA Draft under John Calipari was reunited with his college coach last night.  John Wall, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, ran into Calipari while the Wildcats’ coach was doing some recruiting.  They decided to take a selfie together.  Ran into @JohnWall on the recruiting road. pic.twitter.com/ccddNz8CMh — John Calipari...
Via College Spun
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Five-star guard Jamal Murray commits to Kentucky

#SucceedAndProceed. That's Kentucky's motto. Guys like John Wall, Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns and others have used that model to find college and NBA success.Jamal Murray is the most recent five-star commit to join the Wildcats. Murray was originally a member of the class of 2016, but he recently reclassified to 2015. Murray took visits to Kentucky and Oregon, and an ESPN...
Via Fox Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Friday Cheat Sheet: Everything That’s Gone Viral The Past 24 Hours (3/27/15)

Twitter/Dante Calabria Here’s everything that has gone viral in college sports over the past 24 hours. 1. Former Kentucky star John Wall said he doesn’t believe head coach John Calipari will leave the Wildcats for the NBA. 2. Former legendary UNC coach Dean Smith left $200 for all of his former Tar Heel players for a “dinner out” in his will. 3. ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported...
Via College Spun
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Cats and the Mountaineers

In 2010, the Kentucky Wildcats led by John Wall and Demarcus Cousins, squared off in Syracuse for the East Region title, and a chance at the Final Four.  Kansas, the tournaments #1 overall seed, had been defeated the weekend before by Northern Iowa, and Kentucky had then assumed the overwhelming tournament favorite position.  But in […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin, Arizona may be the only two Kentucky busters

The big question leading into the NCAA tournament has been this: Can anyone beat Kentucky? It’s the wrong question, of course. Someone can. This is sports. You still gotta play the game. Sports are unpredictable, which is why we love them, and no sporting event is less predictable than the NCAA tournament. You give 18- to 22-year-olds 40 minutes to battle one another, and sometimes...
Via Fox Sports
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Kentucky Wildcats Win the Title and Cap Off Potentially Historic Season?

Willie Cauley-Stein #15 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates with the trophy on the court with his teammates after defeating the Arkansas Razorbacks 78-63 in the championship game of the SEC basketball tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 15, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Kentucky Wildcats are in the midst of an 34-0 season and are looking...
Via The Sports Journal
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

John Calipari hits NBA All-Star festivities and watches Isaiah Briscoe battle Cheick Diallo

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari was in New York Sunday to watch Cheick Diallo and Our Savior New American meet UK signee Isaiah Briscoe and Roselle Catholic at the Nike Zoom Arena in lower Manhattan. Cal did so one day after watching the NBA All-Star festivities,  which saw former Wildcats Brandon Knight, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, John Wall […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky-South Carolina Preview

(AP) - South Carolina is looking to channel its success against No. 1 Kentucky, which knows too well the dangers of entering Colonial Life Arena with a perfect record. Those 2009-10 Wildcats featured NBA standouts John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins and seemed certain to obliterate the Gamecocks. Instead, South Carolina ended Kentucky's 19-0 start with a 68-62 victory. The Wildcats learned...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina gets latest crack at No. 1 Kentucky

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina is looking to channel its success against No. 1 Kentucky, which knows too well the dangers of entering Colonial Life Arena with a perfect record. Those 2010 Wildcats featured NBA standouts John Wall and Demarcus Cousins and seemed certain to obliterate the Gamecocks. Instead, South Carolina ended Kentucky's 19-0 start with a 68-62 victory. The...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

John Wall with another crazy 360 layup vs. Celtics (VIDEO)

John Wall is a human highlight reel, and the Boston Celtics were the latest team to end up on the wrong side of one of his dazzling plays: ____________________________________ Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats discussion? Subscribe to our RSS feed to always be in the know. Like us on Facebook. Follow @KySportsConnect Follow @JasonB_Marcum
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

John Wall dazzles Knicks with insane spin move (VIDEO)

John Wall doing John Wall things to the New York Knicks: Wall did it earlier in the game off a post up against the much-smaller Shane Larkin: ____________________________________ Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats discussion? Subscribe to our RSS feed to always be in the know. Like us on Facebook. Follow @KySportsConnect Follow @JasonB_Marcum
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

John Wall throws down monster slam on Greg Monroe (VIDEO)

John Wall can throw down some of the most beautiful and emphatic dunks of any NBA player, and Pistons big man Greg Monroe learned that the hard way. . Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats discussion? Then be sure to check out the KSC Forums Subscribe to our RSS feed to always be in the know. Like […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenny Payne and John Robic sign new extensions with Kentucky Wildcats

Kentucky Wildcats assistant coaches Kenny Payne and John Robic have signed new multi-year extensions, UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart and head coach John Calipari announced on Wednesday. Payne, who has been with the team for four seasons, signed a new two-year deal worth $500,000 annually plus incentives and was promoted to associate head coach. “There’s not a better partner...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ten best one-and-done players of the 21st century

Some helped their teams win national championships, others were all-Americans, and many went on to get selected high in the NBA Draft. Thanks, mostly, to a rule enacted in 2005 that prevented high school players from going straight to the league, college basketball has been blessed–or cursed, depending on how you look at it–by talented freshmen. Which one-and-done players are...
Via College Spun
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky, UNC bring young talent to anticipated meeting

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The first memory UNC sophomore guard Marcus Paige has of the Kentucky and North Carolina series was when he was 16, watching John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and company take on a North Carolina team that was hardly full of big names (young versions of John Henson and Tyler Zeller being the exceptions). "I'm pretty aware of the history of the individual programs....
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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