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Meet Megan Calipari — Coach Calipari’s Daughter

It has been a strong week for John Calipari with his Kentucky Wildcats easily dispatching of Montana St. and UT-Arlington in monster blowouts. The only real downside is he forgot his daughter Megan’s birthday was on Sunday. Oh, John. But don’t worry; he has to remember like four birthdays so it’s okay if he messes one up. As far as Megan goes, you probably remember she had...
Via Busted Coverage
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky routs Texas-Arlington

Kentucky coach John Calipari found much to like about the box score of yet another blowout win, taking particular satisfaction in his team's playing time.
Via WholeHogSports
1 day ago

Vine: John Calipari Called For A Substitution By Enthusiastically Punching The Air

When John Calipari wants to make a substitution, he goes all-out. During Kentucky’s game against UT-Arlington tonight, Coach Cal wanted to get Trey Lyles into the game for Alex Poythress. For some reason, when Calipari told Lyles of his decision, he didn’t just tell him to get in the game, he also punched the air enthusiastically to really hammer the point home. It was hilarious...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Kentucky fulfill unrivaled expectations?

            Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports While some were undoubtedly questioning the hype that surrounded Kentucky before last Tuesday’s nationally-televised test against fifth-ranked Kansas, those that knew better were expecting to see nothing less than an offensive powerhouse dominate one of the country’s top programs. But rather than making their...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas-Arlington-Kentucky Preview

Kentucky has been so dominant defensively that its inconsistencies on the offensive end haven't mattered. The top-ranked Wildcats understand they'll need to play well in both areas to reach their long-term goals. With forward Alex Poythress expected back, Kentucky looks to keep improving as it goes after its 55th win in 56 home games versus a nonconference opponent Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

This year’s UK defense versus John Calipari’s past

Kentucky basketball’s defense has been so dominant through the first five games of the 2014-15 season, decided to take a look back and see how the defensive numbers from this season compare to John Calipari’s first five seasons as the … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
3 days ago

Newest College Basketball Coaches’ Poll Released, Kentucky Still Ranked No. 1

IG/dukeblueplanet The Kentucky Wildcats, a team with 10 potential future NBA players, looked incredible this past week, blowing out Kansas, Boston University and Montana State to stay undefeated on the season. It’s no surprise to see that UK is still ranked No. 1 in this week’s Coaches’ Poll. Duke, which scored respectable victories over Michigan State, Temple and Stanford...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats defeat Boston University 89-65

Devin Booker steps up as the shooter for the Cats. Kentucky seems to struggle in home games against teams that they should be beating easily. Just like the game against Buffalo last Sunday, the Cats struggled to find any rhythm against Boston University this Friday. While Kentucky won the game, we see that this team is not perfect. They struggle, they slip-up, and make mistakes...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Karl Towns doesn’t even think it’s windbreakers

Kentucky freshman Karl-Anthony Towns is asked about John Calipari’s “hundred-pound coat” metaphor.
Via John Clay's Sidelines
4 days ago

Volleyball spike by Willie Cauley-Stein leads to Aaron Harrison dunk (VIDEO)

The Kentucky Wildcats got off to a slow start against Montana State, but momentum swung when a volleyball spike by Willie Cauley-Stein led to a run-out dunk by Aaron Harrison. That play sparked a 14-3 run to give the Cats an early 30-7 lead at home. . Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats discussion? Then […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari gets daughter's birthday wrong

Kentucky head coach John Calipari forgot his own daughter's birthday, and she was quick to point it out.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Wishes His Daughter A Happy Birthday On Twitter, With One Minor Problem

University of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari tried to wish his daughter Megan a happy birthday with a heartfelt message on Twitter yesterday, but there was a sliiiiiight issue… …it wasn’t actually her birthday. We’ll just chalk that up as another violation for Coach Cal. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari sends daughter happy birthday wish...on wrong day

Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball coach John Calipari wished his daughter Megan a happy birthday on Saturday, which was a bit awkward for Megan...considering that her birthday is on Sunday. It's my baby girl's birthday today. @MeganteCalipari turns 25. Ellen and I are so proud of what she's becoming. pic.twitter.com/KPOlGYsZeD— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

#Awkward! UK coach John Calipari tweets daughter happy birthday on wrong day

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari's heart was in the right place when he sent out a Twitter post wishing his daughter Megan a very happy 25th birthday.  His tweet showed an adorable picture harking back to his daughter as a cute-as-a-button kid and pointed to his child's bright future in one tender, proud post.  Too bad he delivered it on the wrong day.  Should someone...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Wished His Daughter Happy Birthday On Twitter…On The Wrong Day

It's my baby girl's birthday today. @MeganteCalipari turns 25. Ellen and I are so proud of what she's becoming. pic.twitter.com/KPOlGYsZeD — John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) November 22, 2014 Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari wanted to wish his daughter a happy birthday and let the public know just how proud of his daughter he was. It’s […] The post John...
Via Diehardsport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Gets Daughter’s Birthday Wrong, She Calls Him Out On It Via Twitter

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is a busy guy. He leads what looks like the sport’s best program, and his Wildcats have had four games in eight days to start the season. Unfortunately, that schedule seems to have thrown him off a bit. Calipari wished his daughter Megan a happy birthday on Twitter early this morning. As it turns out, he was a day early, and Megan let him...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Willie Cauley-Stein with a big one-handed slam off lob from Andrew Harrison (VIDEO)

The Kentucky Wildcats got more of a challenge from Boston than they expected, but the Cats began flexing their muscles in the second half, highlighted a big slam dunk by Willie Cauley-Stein off a lob from Andrew Harrison. . Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats discussion? Then be sure to check out the KSC Forums Subscribe to […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Over 50% of Americans think Kentucky would beat 76ers

Kentucky basketball, littered with 10 potential future NBA Draft picks, is off to a great start this season. The Wildcats are 3-0 and won convincingly against No. 5 Kansas earlier this week, prompting a number of fans and players to declare that they’re as good as an NBA squad. The idea sounds ridiculous, but the Philadelphia 76ers, largely a team comprised of young talent, are...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats cruise past Jayhawks 72-40

“We don’t have subs, we have reinforcements,” is what Calipari told Andy Katz Tuesday night after the Cats handled Kansas. “We don’t have subs, we have reinforcements, here comes the next guys, it’s like tanks coming over the hill,” is what John Calipari told ESPN analyst, Andy Katz on Tuesday night after a surprising blowout of the #5 ranked team in the nation. While...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  1 Comment

WATCH: Bill Self joked about wanting vodka after big loss

Last night did not quite go as planned for Kansas. While Kentucky was the favorite heading into the game, with its impressive 10-man rotation replete with McDonald’s All-Americans, Kansas has a number of impressive young players in its own right. One 72-40 loss later, things don’t look great for the Jayhawks. Head coach Bill Self tried to keep things light during the post-game...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s Karl Anthony Towns says “balls” in post-game presser

Karl Towns, now known as Karl Anthony Towns had the best sound bite of the Champions Classic. After Kentucky destroyed Kansas 72-40, the Wildcats Center was asked about Kentucky’s well publicized “platoon” system, or “hockey lines.” John Calipari is playing two full teams of five players, instead of using eight guys on a rotation system. “I really love it, it gives...
Via The Sports Bank
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari makes hilarious pre-emptive strike on media criticism

John Calipari knows what coaching at Kentucky means. He’s aware of just how polarizing both he and his program are. Coach Cal is also aware of how much he is scrutinized by the most INSANE and OBSESSED fan base is all of college sports. Calipari doesn’t need to look any further than last season when his Cats had major issues in the middle to late regular season. Their home loss...
Via The Sports Bank
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky fans excited about ESPN’s new 30 For 30, ‘I Hate Christian Laettner’

If you’re a Kentucky fan, your feelings toward former Duke star Christian Laettner are pretty simple.  You hate him.  ESPN announced today that it is releasing a new 30 for 30 documentary this March titled, “I Hate Christian Laettner.” It will attempt to figure out why Laettner, one of college basketball’s greatest players ever, was – and, is still- so disliked....
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Best ever? Kentucky combines freshman class with rare returning sophomores… But The Cats Have Been Hyped Before

While the preseason No. 1 ranking has been a recurring reality in Lexington, Kentucky, there has been a bit of a role reversal this year with the Kentucky Wildcats and John Calipari. This is what can make Big Blue’s 2014-2015 squad so special. Calipari, who annually brings in more McDonalds All-Americans than Ronald McDonald actually serves McRibs, normally occupies the role of...
Via The Student Section
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Champions Classic preview: #5 Jayhawks vs. #1 Wildcats

The Champions Classic finale between Kentucky and Kansas is sure to be a scouting bonanza even if John Calipari and Bill Self are trying to figure...
Via Athlon Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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