Video: Kentucky Releases Sneak Peek At “Let’s Ball” Documentary About 2014-15 Basketball

Kentucky basketball may have lost to Wisconsin in the Final Four last year, but the Wildcats feel they accomplished quite a bit.  Fighting through adversity and coming together as a team, John Calipari’s 2014-15 team was a fun group to watch. And Thursday night, Kentucky gave us a sneak peek at the upcoming documentary “Let’s Ball,” highlighting the season. Kentucky is...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari says Wildcats will be ugly to start season: ‘We stink’

Certain expectations come with perennial quests for 40-0, churning out heaps of NBA-level talent year in and year out like a pro factory, and being the biggest college basketball powerhouse in the nation today. The 2015-16 Kentucky Wildcats are apparently nowhere close to living up to those expectations just yet and head coach John Calipari...Read More
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Calipari on 2015-16 Kentucky basketball team: ‘We stink’

Kentucky Wildcats basketball coach John Calipari is expected to have one of the most talented rosters in college basketball, but he’s nowhere close to letting the team buy the preseason hype. According to Metz Camfield of, the seventh-year Kentucky coach said the Wildcats, as they currently stand, aren’t good yet. “This year’s team, as we speak, we stink...
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Kentucky’s Dominique Hawkins breaks hand; will miss 4 wks

Kentucky junior point guard Dominique Hawkins broke a bone in his right hand this weekend and will miss up to a month of practice, the team confirmed Monday on Twitter. #BBN, unfortunate news to report tonight. Dominique Hawkins broke his hand this weekend and will miss four weeks. — Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) October 6, 2015 Hawkins played in...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky and Duke set for 1st meeting since 2012

Nov 13, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari reacts on the sideline against the Duke Blue Devils in the second half of the 2012 Champions Classic at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports On Nov. 17, a matchup will take place between two of the top programs in college basketball. Two foes will finally face each other for...
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Kentucky guard Hawkins to miss 4 weeks with broken hand

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky guard Dominique Hawkins will miss four weeks after breaking his right hand in practice over the weekend. The junior will have surgery Tuesday to repair a broken bone in the hand and is expected to return in early November. A defensive specialist who provides energy off the bench, Hawkins has played in 56 career games. Coach John Calipari expects the...
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Kentucky's Dominique Hawkins will miss month after breaking hand

Kentucky junior point guard Dominique Hawkins suffered a broken hand in practice today and will miss four weeks, the program confirmed via Twitter.  #BBN, unfortunate news to report tonight. Dominique Hawkins broke his hand this weekend and will miss four weeks. — Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) October 6, 2015   A defensive standout, Hawkins...
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Alex Poythress believes he’ll be ready for start of season

Kentucky Wildcats senior big man Alex Poythress is still recovering from a torn ACL, but believes he will be ready to return by the start of the regular season. Speaking to Kyle Tucker of The Courier-Journal, Wildcats coach John Calipari offered more clarity. “He’s got to get where he’s completely comfortable just letting it go,” Calipari told reporters. “There’s going...
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WATCH: Kentucky freshman Charles Matthews displays a ridiculous vertical

Freshman college basketball players showing off their vertical leaps on social media is a popular trend these days. The latest newcomer to display his hops is Kentucky shooting guard Charles Matthews. Matthews’ teammate Tyler Ulis posted a video of the 6-foot-4 freshman being a high-riser. BBN fans are going to want to check this out.  Lil bro not playin Mann @_JustCharles_...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Five-star F Wenyen Gabriel picks Kentucky over Duke

Class of 2016 five-star forward Wenyen Gabriel, out of Massachusetts’ Wilbraham & Monson Academy, near Springfield, has committed to the Kentucky Wildcats over the Duke Blue Devils. Matt Norlander of CBS Sports reported Gabriel’s decision, and Gabriel also posted an announcement on his personal Twitter page. Rivals Nation to Big Blue Nation
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky Releases Cool Timelapse Video From #BBMCampout Rush

The best time of the year in the state of Kentucky is coming up – basketball season.  The season officially kicks off on Friday, Oct. 16, when John Calipari’s program hosts Big Blue Madness at Rupp Arena. Tickets for the event, which are free, are given out Friday morning. Kentucky fans, as they do every year, begin camping out in the ticket line Wednesday morning.  It took...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari: ‘Loyalty To Harrison Twins May Have Cost Kentucky Championship’

John Calipari had some strong words when asked about the Harrison twins both being in the game at the end of the Wildcats’ Final Four loss to Wisconsin. “Now you may say, ‘Why didn’t you have Tyler and Devin in at the end of the Wisconsin game? You probably would have won,’’’ Calipari said during his hour-long talk, according to USA Today. “Because I was being loyal...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari defends comments about loyalty to Harrison twins

Earlier today, a story in USA Today featured some interesting quotes from Kentucky head coach John Calipari. Speaking at a coaching clinic over the weekend, Calipari explained why he stuck with the Harrison twins, more experienced sophomores, rather than turn to freshmen Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker when Kentucky sputtered in the final minutes of the Final Four loss to Wisconsin...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: John Calipari Attends, Tweets About Pope’s Speech Before U.S. Congress

Across the country, people are going crazy over the first appearance by Pope Francis to America. The pontiff arrived on Tuesday after spending five days in Cuba. After meeting with President Obama on Wednesday, the Pope gave a speech before a joint session of Congress on Thursday, attended by selected guests as well as elected officials. One of those guests was Kentucky basketball...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari excitedly tweets about his trip to see Pope Francis

Like many other Catholics, Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is incredibly excited about Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. Calipari says he lobbied House Speaker John Boehner about seeing Francis speak to Congress, and this morning, Coach Cal was there in person to the event. And he is incredibly excited about it.  Coach #Cal is in the House for #PopeFrancis....
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari attends the Pope’s congressional address

Kentucky Wildcats head basketball coach John Calipari got in touch with his spiritual side on Wednesday, as he attended the Pope’s congressional address this morning in Washington DC. It didn’t take long for those viewing the address to spot Coach Cal and photos immediately surfaced. Coach #Cal is in the House for #PopeFrancis. Pope is the only person who recruits better than...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky recruit De’Aaron Fox helps fan meet John Calipari

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari has been making the rounds around the country this week as he tries to sure up some commits for the 2016 class. On Monday, Calipari was in Houston visiting with De’Aaron Fox, a four-star point guard for next year’s recruiting class. According to College Basketball Talk, Fox wasn’t the only who had the chance to meet Calipari. Seth Barnett...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari: The man, the myth, the legend?

John Calipari has been the head coach of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball program for six seasons. In that time he has coached 25 players who have gone on to become NBA draft picks. He has gone to four Final Fours and one Elite Eight. To say the least, he has rebuilt a Kentucky program that struggled under Calipari’s predecessor Billie Gillispie. Calipari’s formula...
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Kentucky Basketball: John Calipari’s point guard protege program continues with Isaiah Briscoe

Brandon Knight, Derrick Rose, Tyreke Evans, Eric Bledsoe and John Wall were all first round draft picks and all played in college under coach John Calipari. His knack for preparing the top point guard prospects for the next level is unquestioned. This upcoming season should be exciting, because his most talented prospect at that position has arrived at Kentucky. Isaiah Briscoe, a...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Current and former UK players give John Calipari gift

Kentucky head coach John Calipari was recently given one of the highest honors any person involved in sports can get. This past weekend, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The Wildcats also hosted an alumni game against former North Carolina players as well. There were tons of former Kentucky stars on hand for the game, as expected. According to College...
Via Campus Sports Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari: Kentucky has the best guards in the country

The Kentucky Wildcats’ basketball team is really good, no? The team has consistently competed for the NCAA championship year in and year out. Head coach John Calipari is entering his seventh season with the Wildcats and in just six years, he has been in four Final Fours, played for two championships, and has won one. He did all this because he constantly has some of the best players...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Says Tyler Ulis Will Be The Best Guard In The Country, Unless It’s His 5-Star Freshman

John Calipari recruits college basketball players as well as – if not better than – anyone in the country, so he’s constantly stacked with ridiculous talent at Kentucky – at just about every position. And the Wildcats again had the No. 1 overall recruiting class in 2015, according to 247Sports, bringing even more depth to the roster. So as the Wildcats get set so begin their...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Current And Former Kentucky Players Gave John Calipari A Framed Photo For His Hall Of Fame Induction

It’s a Big Blue gathering at Rupp Arena today where a host of Kentucky basketball alumni are taking on a collection of former UNC players in a star-studded tilt. In between the on-court action, the Kentucky players, past and present, in attendance presented coach John Calipari with a gift commemorating his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame over the weekend...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: A Slew Of Former Kentucky Basketball Players Are Back On Campus Today

Fresh off his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, Kentucky basketball head coach John Calipari is back in Lexington for his annual fantasy camp. There’s a bunch of former Wildcat players in town as well, including NBA stars Anthony Davis and Boogie Cousins, and 2015 draft picks Trey Lyles and Dakari Johnson.    Just like old times. ...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: John Wall, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins Among Kentucky Stars With John Calipari At Hall Of Fame

John Calipari is receiving basketball’s greatest honor this weekend. The Kentucky coach is getting inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.  Many of Coach Cal’s current and former players have traveled to Springfield, Ma., to be with their coach.  John Wall, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are among the group of Kentucky stars with Calipari this weekend.   ...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss
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