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April 2, 2020

LaMelo Ball and his manager bought his Australian NBL team

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:30pm April 2, 2020 4/2/20

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In these trying times, leave it to the Ball family to keep providing ridiculous news stories. ESPN is reporting that LaMelo Ball and his manager have purchased Ball’s Australian NBL team, the Illawarra Hawks. Ball has been playing with the Hawks since August and, after a strong season, is in the running to be the…

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LINK OF THE DAY: Mike DeCourcy on how the ’92 game vs. Duke launched Kentucky’s 90s Dynasty

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:41pm April 2, 2020 4/2/20

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We don’t like to talk about “The Shot” around here, but there’s no denying its importance. Today, Mike DeCourcy has a nice feature on how the 1992 game vs. Duke helped launch Kentucky’s dynasty in the 1990s featuring quotes from John Calipari, Tom Leach, Dick Gabriel, former UK assistant Herb Sendek, Tony Delk, and Travis…

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Four Wildcats selected in latest NBA Mock Draft

Jack Pilgrim 12:00pm April 2, 2020 4/2/20

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Four Kentucky Wildcats are now projected to hear their names called in the 2020 NBA Draft. In Sam Vecenie’s latest NBA Draft Big Board over at The Athletic, Tyrese Maxey led all Wildcats as the program’s lone first-rounder at No. 12 overall, followed by Immanuel Quickley at No. 37, Ashton Hagans at No. 54, and…

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Kentucky announces addition of walk-on Isaac DeGregorio

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:30am April 2, 2020 4/2/20

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On Sunday, word broke that Kentucky has added a walk-on, Isaac DeGregorio, a point guard from North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh. Today, Kentucky made it official, issuing a press release with quotes from DeGregorio and John Calipari. “Joining Kentucky basketball is a dream come true,” DeGregorio said. “I’ve been a Kentucky fan all my…

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BBN Jam Round One: (2019) Washington & Herro vs. (2004) Fitch & Azubuike

Nick Roush 11:00am April 2, 2020 4/2/20

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The second matchup of the BBN Jam Tournament is sensational, pairing together two teams many believed were Final Four bound. In 2004 Tubby Smith’s Wildcats were the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season. The SEC Tournament Champions had only four losses to their name when UAB stunned the…

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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Boredom Discovers Some Weird UK Basketball Facts

Bryan the Intern 10:00am April 2, 2020 4/2/20

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Some of the weirder, goofier, hidden, and interesting stats you may not know for your amusement during this isolation: -Bobby Perry scored more points in his UK career than Forest Sale, Phil Grawemeyer, Cliff Barker, Gayle Rose, Layton Rouse, and Basil Hayden.  Those 6 players all have retired jerseys. -4 of Kentucky’s Top 9 all-time…

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April 1, 2020

EJ Montgomery’s dad says no NBA decision has been made, feels son doesn’t need another year to showcase talent

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm April 1, 2020 4/1/20

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As we await the official word from the Kentucky basketball team regarding their NBA Draft decisions, we know of at least one player who will be taking his time with the process. In an interview with Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader, EJ Montgomery’s father, Efrem, said his son has submitted a request for evaluation from…

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John Calipari was named UK’s head coach 11 years ago today

Maggie Davis 9:00pm April 1, 2020 4/1/20

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Believe it or not, it’s been exactly 11 years since John Calipari was announced as the next head basketball coach for the University of Kentucky. Time flies when you’re having fun, right? The UK basketball Twitter account had some fun with Coach Cal’s anniversary with the Wildcats, and the account posted a video from his…

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John Calipari’s Coaches Clinic now available for free online

Maggie Davis 8:30pm April 1, 2020 4/1/20

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Missing basketball right now? John Calipari has a remedy for that. Coach Cal and the Kentucky basketball program have made the team’s 2018 clinic available online, free of charge. Calipari tweeted the news, saying he hopes “this puts a smile on some faces as we social distance!” “My hope is for all coaches, this is…

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NCAA extends recruiting “dead period” through May 31

Maggie Davis 5:10pm April 1, 2020 4/1/20

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We won’t be hearing the words “YAHTZEE” for a while, that’s for sure. The NCAA has just pushed back the end of its recruiting dead period by several weeks – now, there will be no recruiting nationwide for Division I and Division II athletics through May 31. Previously, the NCAA had suspended all in-person recruiting…

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November 22, 2013

Coach Cal: “I’m good where I am”

Drew Franklin 2:34pm November 22, 2013 11/22/13

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A gentleman from CBSSports.com stirred up the Calipari-to-NBA rumors yesterday, saying Cal is a potential replacement for Mike Woodson with the Knicks for a minimum of $8-million per year. The issue with that rumor is, Coach Cal isn’t on board with the plan. He has no intentions of leaving the University of Kentucky, and he…

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Jarrod Polson blogs for CoachCal.com

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30am November 22, 2013 11/22/13

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CoachCal.com’s series of players blogs continue this morning with Jarrod Polson taking over the keyboard to talk about his senior year, road trips, how he thinks the freshmen are adjusting to life at UK, and what lies ahead for him after college. A snippet: I wouldn’t say our new guys were nervous, but when Michigan…

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November 21, 2013

Biggest Pleasant Surprise of the Young Basketball Season?

Corey Nichols 6:00pm November 21, 2013 11/21/13

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Bonus Surprise: This face. The 2013 College basketball season is growing up before our very eyes.  It’s already past taking its baby steps, and has learned to open doors, and there are things we’re learning that are pleasantly surprising already.  What are the most exciting developments of the young season?  Here are my five: 1)…

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Original Fab Five vs. Kentucky’s Fab Five

Cody Daniel 3:20pm November 21, 2013 11/21/13

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  When Coach Cal lured the class of a lifetime to the Bluegrass last spring, comparisons between Kentucky’s “super freshmen” and Michigan’s 1991 Fab Five immediately sprouted. Well now that we have seen what these freshmen have done for the Cats after five games and realize the hype is real, let’s have another early season…

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Three Wildcats make Naismith Watch List

Drew Franklin 12:44pm November 21, 2013 11/21/13

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The most prestigious trophy in college basketball, the Naismith Award, released its Top 50 watch list today and three members of the Kentucky basketball team made the list. Julius Randle, James Young and Andrew Harrison have captured the eyes of the voters in the early season for the trophy given to college basketball’s top player.…

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24 hours with Bobby Mo

Drew Franklin 10:30am November 21, 2013 11/21/13

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ESPN.com’s Myron Medcalf spent 24 hours with the Colonials of Robert Morris before last Sunday’s game in Rupp Arena. Beginning at 10:00 p.m. Friday night, Medcalf followed the team’s every move, through a film session, a trip to Fayette Mall and everywhere else, to see how the guys got ready and passed the time waiting…

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November 20, 2013

Grading the Cats after 5 Games

Ally Tucker 9:30pm November 20, 2013 11/20/13

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Kentucky’s basketball team has 5 games under its belt now and it has been just over one month exactly since the kick-off of the season with Big Blue Madness. After a month of watching this young and talented group on the court, it’s time to take a moment to gauge exactly where each player stands.…

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Willie Cauley-Stein says he still doesn’t have that much feeling in his pinkie

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:00pm November 20, 2013 11/20/13

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Willie Cauley-Stein had a double-double last night, putting up 14 points and 10 rebounds in 24 minutes. However, he told reporters last night that he wasn’t happy with his performance, due in part to lingering effects of a pinkie injury he suffered in the preseason: “A little disappointed. The first half was ugly, the second…

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Cal talks about fixing James Young’s shot

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:00pm November 20, 2013 11/20/13

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Last night, it was James Young’s turn to join the 25+ club, and both he and Calipari credited his big performance to working on his shot this week in practice. After the game, Cal said that while watching the Robert Morris game tape, he noticed Young was putting his shoulders back, which was throwing his…

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Who will be shooting 100 free throws every day the rest of the week?

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30am November 20, 2013 11/20/13

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After Sunday’s game, Cal said that players that don’t hit 80% of their free throws in a game will have to make 100 free throws per day. According to last night’s stats, these Cats will be making the long 12-step trek to the Joe Craft Center to get in some extra practice at the charity…

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