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Brad Calipari to redshirt in 2018-19

Kentucky will be without Brad Calipari this season as he has decided to redshirt in 2018-19. He plans to spend two years in graduate school at UK, so he will sit this year out and have two years of basketball eligibility as a grad student.

“Brad came to me about a month ago and asked me to redshirt this year,” Calipari said Monday. “He’s graduating in three years with plans to go to graduate school for two years here at Kentucky. This will give basketball eligibility during those two years of grad school. He will continue to be a part of our team this year and will still practice and travel with us. However, he will not play in any of our games.”

Brad said, “I’ve been thinking about this for a while. With where I am in my basketball career and with what I plan to do academically, this just made the most sense. I plan to remain around my brothers and continue to work on my game.”

This could mean yet another year of Coach Cal on the UK bench, which is nice.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

48 Comments for Brad Calipari to redshirt in 2018-19



  1. UKInsider
    2:16 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

    Watch Brad graduate and then transfer under the current NCAA rules, ala Reid Travis. This is garbage; Cal develops his son and then he’ll transfer to another program and help them win.



    • KYFAN4LYFE
      2:32 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      LOL



    • yourfriendcasey
      2:36 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      good lord, who pissed in your cheerios? You obviously didn’t read that he plans to attend grad school at UK. He just wants to play basketball during grad school. This, to me, sounds like he has accepted that hes not going to the NBA and wants to have another year of playing basketball. Smart move in my opinion.



    • Blue Bill
      8:18 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      Uhhhh. Humor? Heard of it? Evidentially not.



    • BlooBloodRon
      2:40 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      Touché. Well done



    • davis2319
      2:41 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      Help them win? Lol okay I guess



    • ibescootch
      2:43 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      Hahaha



    • oddthomas
      3:48 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      I see this as 3 more years of Coach Cal. I’m a “the glass is half full” type of guy though.



    • ClutchCargo
      4:45 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      Reading comprehension and sense of humor are not strengths of the KSR comment section, I see.



    • runningunnin.454
      4:59 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      Clutch, ha ha ha; you just now noticing that?



    • ClutchCargo
      5:16 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      Apparently there has been a rash of incidents where people urinate in someone else’s Cheerios. I’m going to stick with Cinnamon Toast Crunch just to be safe.



    • JASUN74
      5:41 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      5,4,3,2,1. UKInsider takes the shot , anddddddd. YES !!! Nothing but the bottom of the net. While being carried off the court, he has been quoted as saying “ Hi mom, we did it”!!! Got to love high level church league basketball folks.



    • Fitz
      6:27 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      Smart move. He’s not going to get any serious playing time this year, nor is he ever going to play in the NBA, , but who knows two and three years from now if UK missesin a few big time he may see some non-garbage time action. He obviously loves UK and this allows him three more “salad years”. He will have a masters and could keep playing in Europe. Damn sweet if you ask me. And, so what if he transfers out to play D1 somewhere that could use him.



    • yourfriendcasey
      6:59 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      For real, don’t eat the Cheerios in eastern ky. It’s all bad news bears. Also, I totally missed the sarcasm and I have never been more disappointed in myself. I’ll try harder next time.



  2. Booher
    2:39 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

    Would he still get a ring this year?



    • ukcamel
      3:18 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      If Drake gets a ring, I think a player redshirting who is also the coach’s son getting one is a safe bet.

      In all seriousness I believe everyone in the program gets a ring, even the GAs, etc. – so of course players with a redshirt would too.



    • gauge96
      7:09 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      I know a guy who drives a charter bus for Louisville, and he has rings from several different sports.



  3. FlySoup
    2:51 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

    Ha nice



  4. Rick_S
    2:58 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

    I can see Brad getting some good clock his last year if he will lose about 30lb..His weight hurts his defense



    • Wade
      3:19 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      What about his lack or speed, can’t jump, and T. rex arms



    • ClutchCargo
      4:53 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      Yes, those traits all work against him, too. lol In all seriousness, and no offense to Brad, we are in big trouble if he is ever needed for anything other than to be the human victory cigar.



  5. UKInsider
    3:23 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

    yourfriendcasey – This was sarcasm. And, I don’t eat Cheerios.



    • Snapper42
      3:54 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      Sarcasm is so hard to detect without tone and inflection; maybe adding some goofy looking emojis may help? Just sayin’…



    • runningunnin.454
      4:55 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      But Cheerios is the breakfast of champions. Oh damn wait…that’s Wheaties; or cold pizza/beer.
      Or is “Breakfast of Champions” a book by Kurt Vonnegut? Now I’m lost.



    • ClutchCargo
      4:55 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      It was pretty easy for most of us to see that it was said in jest.



    • yourfriendcasey
      6:57 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      Woops. I honestly did not detect that. It was a rough day at work and my wife is giving birth in a few days to our first child so I’m a little on edge. My bad on this one. I was hoping to go my whole life without being “that fan”, but it appears as if I was “that fan”. Also, I’m more of a lucky charms guy, myself.



    • catsarerunnin
      7:00 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      I have never been Cheerios fan. They have a funky aftertaste. I’m an old fashion Corn Flakes guy.



    • ClutchCargo
      9:25 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      Ummm, that funky aftertaste may not be from the cereal…



    • ClutchCargo
      1:27 am November 6, 2018 Permalink

      @yourfriendcasey, I know I kind of busted your balls a little bit, but it’s all in fun and you took it all the right way. Congrats on the growing family, and may your new baby see the first win over UT on their home field in too many years.



    • RealCatsFan
      9:22 am November 6, 2018 Permalink

      You guys are killing me as I read this this morning. And I need the levity – laying my dad to rest these next 2 days – I’m kind of on the opposite side from casey. Congratulations on the new baby, and prayers that all goes well with momma and baby. And get ready for a helluva ride! PS, I was that wierd kid that ate Captain Crunch. 🙂



    • yourfriendcasey
      3:46 pm November 6, 2018 Permalink

      Thanks all! I felt pretty dumb when I missed the sarcasm so I wanted to make the best of the situation. I know for sure my baby’s diapers won’t be the only thing orange and smelly on Saturday



  6. jbev
    3:23 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

    Why are ya’ll talking about playing time? You know he’s on the team strictly to become a coach, right? This simply gives him the ability to have another year to take in more to help him become a better coach in the future. That’s all this is.



  7. channell
    3:50 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

    I’m concerned about his 3 point shooting. Will it be missed? LOL.



  8. kuhlkat
    3:52 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

    Dude has tree trunks for legs. He will never be quick



  9. loservilletard
    4:31 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

    damn, there goes our chance at a Title this year. Come on Brad, don’t do this. the team needs you



  10. michaelb
    5:24 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

    Idk what y’all are talking about . This hurts us this year . Ellen’s kid is a perineal superstar. Kiss our 2019 championship hopes bye now : >



    • J. Did
      5:37 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      So you say he’s a ‘perineal’ superstar?

      Then, you say he ‘taint’.



    • michaelb
      7:46 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      Haha



    • runningunnin.454
      5:52 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      Ha ha ha ha…perennial or are we talking anatomy?



    • ClutchCargo
      6:29 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      I see what you did there, J. Did! Lol



    • michaelb
      7:46 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

      auto cucumber made a funny



  11. cats646
    7:10 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

    Were screwed. How could Cal do this?!?! Let our best player redshirt?!! It’s ridiculous!! Cal needs to be fired ASAP!! We won’t win a game now!!



  12. Jesus H. Chrysler
    7:57 pm November 5, 2018 Permalink

    Good move…to let his chin beard fill in completely. Kinda