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Press conference is set for 2:00

We’ll know the fates of Kentucky’s five underclassmen at 2:00 PM tomorrow afternoon.

21 hours…

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

55 Comments for Press conference is set for 2:00



  1. Houston Wildcat
    4:52 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I hear they’re all coming back. Maggard said so.



  2. Houston Wildcat
    4:53 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Wrong on purpose?



  3. Going to miss them
    4:56 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Thx for the memories!!



  4. Mudcreekmark
    4:57 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I think the reason that they are announcing this soon is to let the recruits that are left unsigned know who is and who isn’t coming back and I think that none of them will come back. This way though, everyone will know how we stand on our needs. I’m looking for Coach Cal to maybe add a junior college player or two to add some experience to the team.



  5. WinnerWinnerChickenDinner
    4:57 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Ill say it now, Lamb will be a CAT next year! Someone is coming back. Even look at the picture for proof :D!



  6. JMF
    4:58 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Gary Parrish from CBS Sports is reporting that all 5 will head to NBA.



  7. David
    4:59 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Really want Lamb back.



  8. WinnerWinnerChickenDinner
    5:00 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    “Cal advising Lamb to return as he’ll be leader on next years team, get more PG time, & draft is softer next year. Family still to decide.”



  9. Mudcreekmark
    5:01 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    5)Or you can look at the picture below and there are 7 players going. Just sayin. I Don’t think Drew can count. Two captions claiming the fate of the 5 underclassmen will be known but neither picture shows just the 5 underclassmen. Drew, please find a picture with all five of them in it and then change your picture. Surely there is one in the vault somewhere.



  10. NJT
    5:03 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Skipping class for non-game related press conference? I think this finally proves these guys are not STUDENT athletes.



  11. AMIRITE
    5:04 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    10 – who says they’re skipping class?
    do you know their schedules? if you didn’t go to college, I’ll fill you in that you don’t go to class 8-3 every day like high school.



  12. emlang08
    5:05 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    #10, Who’s to say any of the 5 have a 2:00 pm Class?



  13. blitzedanddazed
    5:06 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I hope they all go in the first round and have wonderful NBA careers. Great group of people.



  14. Go Cats
    5:07 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Notice that Lamb is not in the picture? Hmmmmm….



  15. WhatSheOrder?FishFilet?
    5:08 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    lol 8 just makes up quotes



  16. emlang08
    5:08 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Good to see a few things, Jones, Lamb – actually made the right choice!

    MKG, still a Cat if his stock did not go from 14-18, to 2-3 damn near overnight!

    Davis, not the last of our #1’s

    Teague, You could use 1 more!



  17. NJT
    5:08 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    #11 and #12 – I’m guessing you guys aren’t familiar with the Not Jerry Tipton columns. Get yourselves up to speed, then rejoin the conversation.



  18. emlang08
    5:09 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    As for the other Jones, Perry Jones….. Bad Choice

    Still do not understand how Barnes is projected top five after either season!



  19. emlang08
    5:10 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    #10, I skip the Not Jerry Tipton articles, that like reading the Enquirer!



  20. Ridge Runner
    5:11 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    2pm hmmm. Ahhh….the inevitable truth has been forecasted. Damn.

    Good luck Champions! Thx for #8.



  21. BlueMark
    5:13 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I love the analysis of the picture, guys. It’s like the Beatles’ Abbey Road album. What if 4 of them show up in blue tomorrow, but Lamb wears white?



  22. DesignatedDrinker
    5:15 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    #10- your a moron. Student athlete deez. Obviously, you were never a college student, their in college not high school. And anyone who claims someone should have to go to college to become a professional has an agenda. Bill Gates. Mark Zuckerberg. Paul Allen. Lebron James. Give the classroom stuff a break, I care about basketball not English 101…



  23. bowtobrow
    5:15 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    NJT – you are a moron. I’m sure their teachers are ok with the decision. They can always get notes from another student. I skipped class all the time and turned out fine. I could care less if they even finish the semester. Come back to the blog when you are able to produce 5 millionaires a year.



  24. Conway Twitty
    5:18 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Again…do you guys making comments to NJT realize he’s spoofing Not Jerry Tipton?? He’s lampooning the real Jerry Tipton. Lord people, y’all need to chill a bit.



  25. The truth
    5:19 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    The players are the idiots for skipping class. I have family science class with Lamb at 2 and we have a test. Wonder if this counts as an University excused absence.



  26. Denny
    5:24 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    They deserve the best. Good luck to all of them.



  27. I'm Not Sure But
    5:24 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    “Family science?”



  28. Ridge Runner
    5:26 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    24…Ya did your best. Just say…da hell wit it.



  29. WInnerWinnerChickenDinner
    5:27 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    #15 Uhm no sir, i found this tweet from catspause!



  30. Zack
    5:30 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    If lamb and Teague can go I say go. Ask sullinger,Barnes,perry jones how much it pays to come back.



  31. The truth
    5:31 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    27. You obviously didn’t attend college. Or at least not at UK.



  32. Zack
    5:32 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    #29 catspause that’s ur first mistake.



  33. emlang08
    5:33 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    “family Science”….. . really…. really???

    That was like me having to go to summer A “Personality Development” to graduate with a BS in aerospace engineering….. a 100 level course, to develop a personality as a Married Senior with child… LOL!



  34. IHALL
    5:41 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    25 come on now like it matters if they skip class while ur off being a scientist lamb will be in the nba making millions. besides that who needs science



  35. VACATER
    5:42 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    The résumé for Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari forever will be marked with asterisks.

    The 1996 Final Four appearance Calipari made while coaching Massachusetts was vacated when it was found that star Marcus Camby took money from an agent. Calipari had moved on to the NBA by the time the NCAA ruled.

    Now, the NCAA will wipe out his 38-2 season with Memphis in 2007-08, when the Tigers bulldozed their way to the NCAA championship game behind star freshman Derrick Rose before losing to Kansas in overtime. That makes Calipari the only coach to have Final Four appearances vacated at two schools.

    NCAA RULING: Memphis forced to vacate Final Four run
    LOPRESTI: Calipari’s vacated past raises eyebrows
    FULL REPORT: Read the text of NCAA’s report

    The NCAA announced Thursday that a player was ineligible for that season because his SAT score later was invalidated by the Educational Testing Service. Though not named, Rose is the only player who fits the report.

    Memphis plans to appeal the findings. The basketball program was also put on three years’ probation along with the women’s golf team for extra-benefit violations.

    Pending its appeal, Memphis must return money from the 2008 NCAA tournament run. Sheryl Lipman, university counsel, said at a news conference that Memphis will have to return $85,000 it already received through a dispersal formula but would also forfeit as much as $530,000 in money that hasn’t been dispersed yet. In addition, should the appeal be denied, athletics director R.C. Johnson said Calipari would have to return bonus money, which according to the coach’s contract was at least $300,000.

    The school previously had to vacate its 1985 Final Four appearance.

    Although Calipari has not been singled out in this case, the head coach typically is viewed as accountable for all that happens in his program – good and bad. But once again, Calipari has moved on, this time to Kentucky as the nation’s highest-paid college basketball coach. He has a contract worth $31.65 million over eight years.

    Kentucky administrators have voiced support for Calipari, and so has Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear.

    Former Kentucky athletics director C.M. Newton, a member of the school’s 1951 national championship team who now chairs the NCAA’s NIT committee, said he is a Calipari fan.

    “I think Calipari is one of these guys who’s not unlike many, many others,” said Newton, whose son Martin is Calipari’s director of basketball operations. “He’s very bright, and operates in the area of ‘I’m going to go to the edge of the rule but I’m not stepping over it.’ … Guys who are successful in intercollegiate athletics are in that grey area sometimes. … You’d like to think everybody operates within the spirit and intent of the rules, and you can shoot for that. But in the real world we’re now, where the dollars are driving it, you’re in a big business. That’s where we’ve evolved to.”

    As far as a stigma on the coach, “that’s for others to decide,” said Paul Dee, chair of the infractions committee and former Miami (Fla.) athletics director. “Whenever you have a situation where you have a record that’s vacated, that’s a pretty strong indication that there was a problem. But because no allegations were brought concerning the coach … we did not consider any allegation against the coach and therefore made no finding (and) no penalty.”

    At Ohio State, former athletics director Andy Geiger went through a scandal with coach Jim O’Brien, who violated NCAA rules by giving a prospect a loan. Ohio State was forced to vacate its 1999 Final Four appearance.

    “I think it’s very hurtful for the people who participated,” Geiger said. “Their records and achievements are lost forever. It’s a permanent stain. … From the point of view of fans, the public, it’s not terribly significant because they had the experience. And the experience is not erased.”



  36. Ville Cat
    5:47 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    No way any of them come back if all annnouncing at the same time!! I think its a move for recruiting since Bennett is going thru the process. Just can’t see one coming back if all have a joint conference tomorrow. Hope I’m wrong though.



  37. Jason
    5:48 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    #35 get a f’in life



  38. Hero
    5:51 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Wonder of anybody wasted their time actually reading “Vacater” post. Hahaha good try their bud.



  39. Hero
    5:52 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    There*



  40. Stop hating on Cal
    5:59 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    “Vacater” go waste your time somewhere else because NO one will read that crap.



  41. NashBlue
    5:59 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    **sigh** — best of luck to a great group of guys.



  42. ballplayerstu
    6:35 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t know why but I have a feeling that Lamb is coming back… Not because he isn’t in the picture above or any other reason. Idk.. there will be a lot of combo gaurds picked before him and I actually think he could go in the late 1st rd. to early 2nd. so that leads me to beleive he could actually come back to sharpen his skills and gain experience while helping us WIN #9!!! Come back Lamb.. come back…



  43. Mike
    6:40 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    None of them are coming back. You don’t attend a press conference if you plan to stay. It isn’t usually done and I can’t think of a time when it has been done.



  44. SweetTeaMob Til I DIE
    6:47 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Doron Lamb will return. Trust me, we’re Eskimo brothers. I know this stuff.



  45. BigBlue
    6:56 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    All five are definitely going! And best of luck to them, they deserve it! Their contribution to UK will live forever!



  46. Ukman98
    7:03 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    The 2006 florida gators had a press conference to announce they were comm g back



  47. Bob
    7:07 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I think it’s great they’re announcing together. These guys are truly brothers. Love ’em all and wish them nothing but the best.



  48. Bob
    7:09 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Somebody remove 35’s copy and paste keys.



  49. boss
    7:48 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    35) take another sip of that haterade, y would u be hanging out on this board haterrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  50. Fantastic Four
    8:00 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    There’s the reason AD was able to block so many shots… he has a rubber right arm, just like the Fantastic Four dude. Check out the different shade of his right hand to his right arm in the picture. The arm is rubber shade, the hand is his natural flesh color. Rubber Man should be his new NBA nickname. Good Luck AD! Wish you the best and stay humble. P.S. Your sister is hot! hot! hot! Love her eyes and her bangs!



  51. ukcat1
    8:03 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I think it matters to the NCAA and some stupid score whether or not they leave in good academic standing. I don’t want Cal to get heat for them not finishing the semester.



  52. also
    8:15 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I read the NCAA clearinghouse had approved Rose’s test scores on two different occasions, so I ask you, if your a coach, and the Gestapo, sorry, I mean NCAA clears a top player two times, do you not play him ?



  53. TJ's SowerTude
    9:05 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Won’t they be in the library????



  54. communistbasketball
    11:40 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    someone let me know how it goes. I’ll be tailgatingqpre gaming for the blue/white game on saturday. Go football cats!!!!!!



  55. #35sucks
    12:11 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Number 35 could have wrote that paper on a page called no one gives a shit what you think asshole. Go back to your home board ” Bitter losers”. See ya troll.