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The basketball team had a 3.4 GPA this spring


We now interrupt Wigginsanity for this brief academics update. John Calipari just tweeted that UK’s basketball team posted a 3.4 GPA for the spring semester. In fact, the basketball team’s GPA was the highest of any of UK’s men’s sports team.

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In the fall, the team had a 3.1 GPA, making their average for the year was 3.25. Cal tweeted that the team’s good academic performance is another example of how UK’s “success rate” is growing:

I talked last week about our 100-percent success rate. How about this, Big Blue Nation? We posted a 3.4 GPA for the spring semester. Twelve of our 13 guys had a 3.0 or better and two had a 4.0. I’m proud of the hard work our guys have put in both on and off the court. When you come to Kentucky, you are either going pro or getting a degree — or both. We call it the success rate, and right now we’re batting 100 percent. When you run a players-first program, it’s not just about loving to play basketball; it’s about teaching our kids the love of learning.

Hear that, Mr. Wiggins?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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12 Comments for The basketball team had a 3.4 GPA this spring

  1. tltaworl
    10:50 am May 14, 2013 Permalink

    I heard everybody at FSU failed every single class including “Intro to Basketball”. Just sayin…

  2. mycats
    10:53 am May 14, 2013 Permalink

    Way to work boys!

  3. Han
    10:53 am May 14, 2013 Permalink

    How is that even possible since our one-and-dones don’t even go to class in 2nd semester and are busy driving their brand new cars all over town?

  4. brain
    10:56 am May 14, 2013 Permalink


  5. kyeric
    10:58 am May 14, 2013 Permalink

    This is good enough for an Honorary Doctorate of African American Studies from UNC.

  6. RealCatsFan
    11:01 am May 14, 2013 Permalink

    Great news. But what is up with out UK Hoops team? Matthew Mitchell better get crackin’ the whip on those ladies.

  7. Seminoles Fan
    11:03 am May 14, 2013 Permalink

    @#1 Ten minutes of “Schoolhouse Rock” a week req, that’s more UNC’s style.

  8. tony flunked TV
    11:05 am May 14, 2013 Permalink

    I’m willing to bet eleventy dollars that prick Archie is the only won who didn’t get no 3.0 gpa. He retarded

  9. Well said
    11:07 am May 14, 2013 Permalink

    I agree with 3

    Nerlens left campus to rehab in Alabama or wherever and Archie stopped going to class once he declared and would always drive his brand new car around campus.

    This isn’t fair for the players like Poythress and Stein who had the option to go pro but turned it down. Then they watch their teammates buying new cars and relaxing while they still have to go to class. There needs to be some type of penalty for the players who go to the nba and stop going to class in the middle of the semester.

  10. HeyDummies
    11:12 am May 14, 2013 Permalink

    3 and 6 Newsflash: One does not have to physically sit in a classroom to perform their school work; there are these things called the internet and email, and it is amazing how much work can be done and submitted while not physically in the classroom.

  11. HeyDummies
    11:12 am May 14, 2013 Permalink

    oops, I meant 3 and 9.

  12. Han
    11:21 am May 14, 2013 Permalink

    9) Um, are you in on the joke, because I don’t think you are…

    10) Seriously, people, have you never heard of Bobby Knight or Jerry Tipton? You need to bone up on jokes we make about Kentucky enemies.