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January 28, 2014

Cal says his team lacked mental toughness tonight

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:34pm January 28, 2014 1/28/14

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In his very brief remarks after the game, John Calipari said that his team simply wasn’t tough enough against LSU tonight: “We weren’t ready for the physicalness of the game … the viciousness of the game.” Cal said his team lacked mental toughness and got beat to every 50-50 ball. “They offensive rebounded, we didn’t.”…

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Well, that happened.

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:18pm January 28, 2014 1/28/14

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And just like that, we’re back at square one.  LSU absolutely embarrassed the Cats tonight in Baton Rouge, winning by a final score of 87-82.   Per usual, the Cats got off to a terrible start, and really, never recovered.  LSU couldn’t miss, and aside from Dakari Johnson and James Young, no one fought back.…

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LSU fans are ready

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:30pm January 28, 2014 1/28/14

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LSU fans have braved the icy precipitation to get to tonight’s game, even if it meant leaving their house with only their shower robes on.  The Advocate’s Matthew Harris is on the scene and posted these pictures on Twitter. A bunch of bananas, too?  I hope things don’t get slippery out there!  Oh! Here was…

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LSU Tigers: 10 Things To Know

Drew Franklin 8:00pm January 28, 2014 1/28/14 Comments Disabled

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Ready for LSU? No? Maybe this will help a little. If not, well, I don’t know what to tell you. Go Cats, I guess.   1.) LSU is 8-2 at home this season. The Tigers lost back-to-back games in the Pistol Pete Center in early January to Rhode Island and Tennessee. Now sitting at 11-10,…

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‘Cats face LSU team with best record of Calipari era

Connor Link 7:00pm January 28, 2014 1/28/14

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  In 81 years of basketball competition, the University of Kentucky has completely dominated the series with conference foe Louisiana State University, 83-24. Since John Calipari took over in Lexington in 2009-10, the Wildcats have posted a perfect 5-0 record versus the Tigers, though this time around might prove more challenging than any of the…

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Cats starting to work as a team

Courtney Hessler 6:00pm January 28, 2014 1/28/14

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(Darrell Bird | CatsPause) An issue seen with this year’s basketball team is a simple one, which goes unnoticed by most. We are constantly referring to what this player is doing wrong or what the other player did wrong, but rarely have we discussed what the team does wrong as a whole. As the season…

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Scouting Report: LSU Tigers

BrandonRamsey 5:05pm January 28, 2014 1/28/14

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General Very, very good rebounding team.  11th in the nation in rebounding. Athletic players who get out in the passing lanes and force turnovers.  Force over 14 TO’s per game. Will play a fast-paced, loose game.  Quite a bit of freedom on both ends. Talented group that is looking for a signature win. Personnel #1       …

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George Clooney thinks UK is very good, will do well in this year’s tournament

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:30pm January 28, 2014 1/28/14

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I’ll admit, I’m still a newbie to this whole Reddit thing, but apparently George Clooney (as in the George Clooney) did a Q&A on Reddit this afternoon, and brought up the Cats when a fan said they had “KY PRIDE!!!!!”: That’s an incredibly generic response, but hey, it’s George Clooney, he can do no wrong.…

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LSU’s gameplan tonight? Swarm Julius Randle

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:30pm January 28, 2014 1/28/14

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Yesterday, LSU freshmen Jordan Mickey and Jarell Martin met with the media to preview tonight’s game against the Cats.  Predictably, they were asked about Julius Randle, whom they both played against in high school.  Mickey, also a Dallas native on the Wayman Tisdale Watch List, said that even in high school, it was “a challenge”…

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UPDATE: Game on!

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:45am January 28, 2014 1/28/14

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As of now, tonight’s game between Kentucky and LSU will be played as scheduled.  LSU Basketball’s Twitter account just tweeted the following: “As of 10:30 am CST no change in status for @LSUBasketball and UK at 8 tonight. Plans are being made to play the game.” Game on.

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July 13, 2020

BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Who Actually Has The Harder Job – Calipari or Stoops?

Bryan the Intern 10:30am July 13, 2020 7/13/20

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So maybe this a question that some of you will feel has an easy answer but I actually think there is a legitimate argument for either answer.  The question really boils down to what do you think makes a job hard.  Is it the expectations that come from that job?  Or is it the barriers…

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John Calipari announces McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:58am July 13, 2020 7/13/20

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John Calipari has a new mission. This morning, Calipari announced the McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative (MLI), a coach-driven program aimed at creating access and opportunities for minorities in college athletics administration. The foundation is named for civil rights pioneer John McLendon, the first African American basketball coach at a predominantly white institution and in any…

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July 12, 2020

Which Local School Would YOU Like Kentucky to Play?

Alex Weber 8:00pm July 12, 2020 7/12/20

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If Kentucky had one slot open in its basketball schedule, which local team would YOU want them to play? Would you opt for a power five matchup if it means going on the road? Or do you want to stay home and whup up on another Kentucky State? I have a list and some reasons…

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KSR Exclusive: “Authentic” Scenes from Inside the BBNBA Bubble

Wynn McDonald 6:00pm July 12, 2020 7/12/20

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**DISCLAIMER: These quotes are definitely not real. This is a satirical piece written with the intent to entertain, not to inform.** The long-awaited NBA restart is now less than three weeks away, and with players arriving in their hotel rooms this week, scenes from the carefully-maintained Orlando “bubble” are already flooding in on social media.…

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Iconic Cats Moments, Described as Boring as Possible

Ty Schadt 3:00pm July 12, 2020 7/12/20

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Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY SportsIf you’ve been on Twitter in the past week, you might have noticed tweets that look like this: Can you describe your favorite game as boring as possible — PKBanjo (@PKBanjo) July 4, 2020 Or this: Describe your favorite movie as boring as possible. — Bodhi Elfman (@bodhielfman) July 9,…

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The Importance of Lance Ware

Brandon Ramsey 1:00pm July 12, 2020 7/12/20

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It seems like every year basketball recruiting speeds up a little bit more. Most of the top prospects start receiving offers during their Freshman or Sophomore seasons, with some even holding scholarships before they ever play a high school game. Coach Calipari and the Kentucky staff generally aren’t quite as aggressive with the early offers,…

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July 11, 2020

How the University of Kentucky Altered the Trajectory of College Athletics in 1945

Nick Roush 7:00pm July 11, 2020 7/11/20

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College athletics as we know it would not be the same without the University of Kentucky. Don’t take my word for it. That comes from Alex Kirshner, one of a few authors for the upcoming e-book Sinful Seven: Sci-Fi Western Legends of the NCAA, brought to you by the fine folks from SB Nation and…

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July 10, 2020

Rupp Arena one of Seth Davis’ Top 10 College Basketball Arenas

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:00pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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As Kentucky fans, we may quibble about Rupp Arena from time to time, specifically the aloof atmosphere in the lower level, but there’s no denying that when Rupp’s rocking, it’s one of the best environments in college basketball. Seth Davis agrees. Yesterday, he ranked Rupp seventh on his list of the ten best venues in…

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I bet you a million dollars you can’t guess Skyy Clark’s favorite Wildcat**

Drew Franklin 3:15pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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Five-star guard Skyy Clark is very high on Kentucky, says he’s been a fan since he’s been playing basketball and it was a “blessing” to receive a scholarship offer last week. He’s a huge Cats fan. He’ll probably become a Wildcat when it’s his turn to play college basketball in 2022. So Clark likes the…

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July 9, 2020

NCAA VP of Basketball confident college basketball will begin on schedule

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:30pm July 9, 2020 7/9/20

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It’s been a rough few days for college football fans, but one of the biggest names at the NCAA is confident college basketball will begin on schedule. NCAA Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt told CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander that as long as basketball can be played safely next year, the NCAA Tournament will happen.…

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