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January 27, 2020

WATCH: John Calipari talks about nearly drafting Kobe Bryant with the Nets back in 1996

Jack Pilgrim 8:00pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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As a head coach of the New Jersey Nets back in 1996, current UK basketball coach John Calipari had the opportunity to draft NBA legend Kobe Bryant with the No. 8 pick in the draft. In fact, after bringing him in for three separate meetings and workouts, the Nets were at one point seen as…

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Kentucky No. 21 in NET Rankings; Updated Team Sheet

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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After wins over Georgia and Texas Tech, Kentucky continues to climb the NET Rankings. This morning, the Cats are up to No. 21, six spots higher than a week ago. Baylor remains the top team in the NET rankings, followed by San Diego State, Gonzaga, Kansas, Dayton, Duke, West Virginia, Michigan State, Butler, and Arizona.…

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Kentucky up one spot in USA Today Coaches Poll

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:35pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Kentucky is the No. 13 team in the country in both polls. After moving up two spots in the AP Poll, the Cats are up one spot in the USA Today Coaches Poll, coming in just ahead of Michigan State, Maryland, and Auburn. Baylor beat out Gonzaga for the top spot in the Coaches Poll,…

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Nick Richards named SEC Co-Player of the Week

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:12pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Nick Richards has earned another honor for his performances last week. Kentucky’s junior big man was just named SEC Co-Player of the Week along with Alabama guard Kira Lewis Jr. Richards averaged 22.5 points, 11 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks in Kentucky’s wins over Georgia and Texas Tech. On Saturday in Lubbock, Richards played a career-high 39…

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Kentucky has two top-five signees in updated Rivals rankings

Jack Pilgrim 12:48pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Remember the narrative that John Calipari had lost his touch on the recruiting trail and couldn’t sign top-five talent anymore? Kentucky now has two in the class of 2020. In Rivals’ latest recruiting rankings, five-star guards BJ Boston and Terrence Clarke both came in ranked in the top five, with the former jumping 13 spots…

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Kentucky moves up two spots in the AP Poll

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:11pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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After wins over Georgia and Texas Tech, Kentucky moved up in the new AP Poll, but not much. The Cats rose two spots to No. 13 in the new rankings, which just hit the presses. Most of the top 10 remained the same. Baylor is still No. 1, followed by Gonzaga, Kansas, San Diego State,…

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Nick Richards named NCAA March Madness National Player of the Week

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00am January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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The accolades are beginning to pour in for Nick Richards. Andy Katz just named Richards the NCAA March Madness National Player of the Week for his performance in Kentucky’s 76-74 win at No. 18 Texas Tech. On Saturday, Richards played a career-high 39 minutes, finishing with 25 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 blocks. The only…

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ACC fines Mike Brey $20,000 for complaining about officials

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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On Saturday, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey sounded off on the officiating after his team’s 85-84 loss at Florida State. This morning, the ACC fined the school $20,000 and issued a “public reprimand” of Brey for violating its sportsmanship policy. “Public criticism of officials or public comments evaluating the officiating of particular contests is not…

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Monday Morning Things To Know: Mamba Forever

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:00am January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Yesterday’s helicopter crash that claimed the lives of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others continues to send shockwaves through the sports world this morning. I won’t pretend to have been a huge fan of Kobe’s during his prime; however, as his career came to a close, I grew to really…

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January 26, 2020

The New Normal: Nick Richards, reimagined

Maggie Davis 10:45pm January 26, 2020 1/26/20

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I could say it’s hard to root against Nick Richards, but that would be an understatement. Over the past three years, there has not been a basketball player on Kentucky’s roster with more ups-and-downs, who’s faced more criticism or who’s deserved more success than UK’s junior big man. Over the past weeks and maybe even…

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October 4, 2013

What is it like to be a Kentucky basketball player?

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30am October 4, 2013 10/4/13

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Last night, the players passed out pizza to the campers and as they exited Memorial Coliseum, almost all of them had their camera phones on to record the crowd’s reaction. Want to know what it’s like to be a Kentucky basketball player? Check out these Instagram videos and Regina Rickert’s pictures from the event. “Hahaha…

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Willie Cauley-Stein shows off his injury

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:45am October 4, 2013 10/4/13

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A week ago, Willie Cauley-Stein injured his finger during practice and will reportedly be out another week or so. Want to know what it looked like? Willie took a picture of his hand a week ago and then today and posted it on Instagram with the caption “Swear that was the fastest week.” Keep healing,…

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October 3, 2013

Does Randle Have an Impact on Poythress?

Jennifer Davidson 9:42pm October 3, 2013 10/3/13 Comments Disabled

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With Big Blue Madness just 15 days away, the excitement surrounding Lexington is exponentially increasing. Thanks to our very own Ryan Lemond, who sat down with Calipari and some other Lexington media members last month to discuss the upcoming season, the excitement now seems unbearable. Drew Franklin revealed some exciting transcript from the 55 minutes…

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Julius, Dakari, and Jarrod dish on today’s practice

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:00pm October 3, 2013 10/3/13

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While the campers were hanging out outside Memorial Coliseum, the team was inside going through one its last practices of the week before two-a-days begin this weekend. Eric Lindsey interviewed Julius Randle, Dakari Johnson, and Jarrod Polson afterwards to get their take on how things are going. Here are a few quotes: Julius Randle: How…

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Kevin Saal on #BBMCampout

Corey Nichols 7:00pm October 3, 2013 10/3/13

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The throes of the Big Blue Madness campout are upon us, and tonight looks to be one of the best in recent memory.  With record numbers, a historic recruiting class, and great (if rainy) fall weather, all the ingredients for a fun night are already in the pot. But this demonstration of devotion from the…

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No more room for campers

Drew Franklin 2:21pm October 3, 2013 10/3/13

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The record for most tents at a Big Blue Madness campout was set last fall when 595 tents were counted the day before tickets were distributed. This year the number is already at 755 tents and there is no more room to add anymore. That means if you’re not already there, you’re probably going to…

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Kentucky is the perfect fit for Andrew Harrison, but he has to win

Drew Franklin 10:45am October 3, 2013 10/3/13

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Andrew and Aaron Harrison came to Kentucky with a level of hype very few incoming freshmen have ever seen prior to playing their first college game. Part of it is because they are twins, there’s two of them; and part of it is because they’re expected to form a dominant backcourt right out of the…

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Tip-off time changed to 8:30 for Kentucky-Providence game

Drew Franklin 10:23am October 3, 2013 10/3/13

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Tip-off time for Kentucky’s basketball game in the Barclays Center on December 1 has been changed to 8:30 p.m. ET. The game against those pesky Friars from Providence will air live on Fox Sports 1. The UK men’s basketball program has also released the remainder of its televised non-conference games for the 2013-14 season, including…

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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: What will be John Calipari’s Message This Year?

Bryan the Intern 9:00am October 3, 2013 10/3/13

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John Calipari has used his moment to speak at Big Blue Madness to give some of key moments during his tenure at Kentucky.  His speech in 2009 made it clear this would be a players first program, asking the fans to take care of the players more than players take care of the fans.  He…

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October 2, 2013

Pop Quiz: What Song Should UK Come Out To?

Drew Franklin 8:00pm October 2, 2013 10/2/13

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KentuckySportsRadio.com asked each member of the 2013-14 Kentucky Wildcats basketball team the same ten questions about a variety of personal topics, ranging from celebrity crushes to favorite food. We will unveil their responses, one question at a time, over the next two weeks in this ten-part “Pop Quiz” series. Today’s question: WHAT SONG SHOULD UK…

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