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August 14, 2020

Kentucky ranked No. 12 in ESPN’s updated ‘Way-Too-Early” top 25

Zack Geoghegan 10:00pm August 14, 2020 8/14/20

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Even in a world where the thought of college basketball is up-in-the-air, it hasn’t stopped ESPN from getting off the takes. In an updated version of his ‘Way-Too-Early’ top 25 rankings for the upcoming college basketball season, ESPN’s Jeff Borzello has the Kentucky Wildcats slotted as the 12th best team in the country, one spot…

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Five-star guard Kennedy Chandler commits to Tennessee

Jack Pilgrim 1:25pm August 14, 2020 8/14/20

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One of Kentucky’s top point guard targets is off the board. This afternoon, 2021 five-star guard Kennedy Chandler announced his commitment to Tennessee, choosing the Volunteers over Duke, Kentucky, Memphis and North Carolina. Heading into the home stretch of his recruitment, Tennessee established itself as the overwhelming favorite, with the Volunteers picking up all nine…

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John Calipari Supports Playing NCAA Tournament in a Bubble

Nick Roush 11:00am August 14, 2020 8/14/20

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John Calipari believes college basketball can find a way to play the NCAA Tournament in 2021. In a Thursday night appearance on ESPN Radio’s The Intersection, Kentucky’s men’s basketball coach shared the measures his team has taken to safely prepare for the upcoming season and explained how the professional basketball organizations set an example that…

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August 13, 2020

Emmert: “We cannot, at this point, have fall NCAA championships.”

Drew Franklin 6:38pm August 13, 2020 8/13/20

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Mark Emmert speaks! The NCAA’s head man was spotted on Twitter today discussing the future of college athletics. He unfortunately made the announcement that there won’t be fall NCAA championships of any kind (FBS football is not an NCAA sport so it can still do whatever), saying it’s impossible to declare a true champion with…

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NCAA grants transfer waiver for UNLV guard Caleb Grill

Jack Pilgrim 5:30pm August 13, 2020 8/13/20

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Another day, another approved transfer waiver from the NCAA for a player not named Olivier Sarr or Joey Gatewood. This afternoon, Stadium’s Jeff Goodman broke the news that UNLV point guard Caleb Grill will be instantly eligible this season after receiving a waiver from the NCAA. Grill, a 6-foot-3 guard native of Maize, KS, transferred…

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20-Team Non-Conference Bubble pitched to 50 programs

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:00pm August 13, 2020 8/13/20

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As conferences scramble to make college football work this fall, the powers that be in college basketball are determined not to make the same mistakes. Yesterday, NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt said the organization is exploring “bubble-like scenarios” for the non-conference season, and it turns out a blueprint is already making the…

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Bryce Hopkins’ father breaks down Kentucky virtual visit with KSR

Jack Pilgrim 12:55pm August 13, 2020 8/13/20

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Almost immediately after decommitting from Louisville, 2021 four-star forward Bryce Hopkins and his camp received a plethora of interest and scholarship offers from high-major programs throughout the country. One of them? The University of Kentucky, and contact is picking up by the day. After reaching out to Hopkins for the first time on Monday, the…

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John Calipari says he wants Kenny Payne and Knicks to win a championship

Maggie Davis 11:00am August 13, 2020 8/13/20

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Kenny Payne may be leaving Kentucky’s staff, but John Calipari isn’t done supporting his guy. In fact, Coach Cal hopes the New York Knicks compete for and win an NBA Championship. If not just for newly-announced assistant coach Kenny Payne, but also for his former Wildcats Julius Randle and Kevin Knox. He expects the combination…

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August 12, 2020

College basketball needs a plan… Now

Maggie Davis 11:00pm August 12, 2020 8/12/20

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Back in March — a phrase I’ve said more times than I’d like to count in recent weeks — most of us didn’t (couldn’t) grasp the effect the coronavirus would still have nearly six months later. For as much as we’ve all muttered the word “unprecedented” in the past few months, it was still impossible…

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Sources: Kentucky completes virtual visit with four-star forward Bryce Hopkins

Jack Pilgrim 10:30pm August 12, 2020 8/12/20

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Kentucky’s interest in 2021 four-star forward Bryce Hopkins is picking up steam by the day. After reaching out to Hopkins earlier this week, John Calipari and the Kentucky coaching staff completed a virtual visit with the 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward this evening, his father, Clyde Hopkins, tells KSR. The four-star forward’s father tells KSR that while…

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October 1, 2013

Don’t sleep on Aaron Harrison

Drew Franklin 1:30pm October 1, 2013 10/1/13

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For whatever reason, there has long been the myth that Andrew Harrison, the point guard, is better than his identical twin brother Aaron, the shooting guard. It’s a pretty common misconception on message boards and at water coolers, and it’s time to put it to bed for good. “Everybody’s saying Andrew is way above Aaron,”…

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Calipari says Aaron Harrison may be the team’s best player

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:00pm October 1, 2013 10/1/13

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John Calipari is doing interviews with various local television stations this morning and keeps dropping the golden news nuggets. Thomas Beisner reports that Cal said that from what he’s seen, Aaron Harrison may be the team’s best player. Aaron has typically been thought of as the lesser talented Harrison twin, but from everything we’ve heard…

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Champions Classic tickets sell out in milliseconds, more coming soon

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:35am October 1, 2013 10/1/13

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Were you one of the thousands of fans refreshing your computer at 11 a.m. only to get that frustrating “No Tickets Are Available” screen from Ticketmaster? Me too. Tickets sold out in milliseconds, but the Champions Classic folks are saying more will be released soon. As we've done in previous years, we will release more…

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UK Fan of the Day Wants to Hear about the Team’s Chemistry

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00am October 1, 2013 10/1/13

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I’m spending my morning sifting through the masses of UK basketball previews, and although our previews are clearly the best, there are some interesting snippets from other outlets. UK Athletics’ Guy Ramsey has some quotes from Willie Cauley-Stein and Dakari Johnson about how much the team has bonded so far: “I don’t see any cliques,”…

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Julius Randle always wanted to go to Kentucky

Drew Franklin 10:15am October 1, 2013 10/1/13

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  There was a time when many of the so-called recruiting experts believed John Calipari would lose the Julius Randle Sweepstakes. In fact, ESPN’s Dave Telep and Scout.com’s Brian Snow predicted Randle to Kansas in the final moments of his recruitment. Randle, however, knew he would end up in Lexington all along. “This is the…

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John Calipari looks ahead to the 2013-14 season

Drew Franklin 12:01am October 1, 2013 10/1/13

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  Last month John Calipari sat down with some of the finest media members Lexington, Kentucky has to offer, and Ryan Lemond, to discuss the upcoming 2013-14 college basketball season and his University of Kentucky Wildcats. The interview was embargoed until October 1, but now it’s free to roam the internets without restriction. Rather than…

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September 30, 2013

Marquis Teague coming to the Kentucky/Michigan State game

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 7:30pm September 30, 2013 9/30/13

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The Cats will have one VIF (Very Important Fan) in the seats when they take on Michigan State in Chicago on November 12th: Marquis Teague. The former Cat and current Chicago Bull tweeted that he will attend the game to support Cal and the Cats. Maybe he can tell the guys a thing or two…

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More kickball footage!

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 7:00pm September 30, 2013 9/30/13

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As we told you earlier, Marcus Lee, Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Dakari Johnson, and Jon Hood visited Picadome Elementary today to play kickball with some young fans. Drew took some great videos of it, and now the folks at KYWildcatsTV have posted some more, including Marcus Lee leading the kids in a C-A-T-S chant. It’s…

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Early Favorite for Most Fun 2013-14 Basketball Game?

Corey Nichols 6:00pm September 30, 2013 9/30/13

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Basketball season is only weeks away, which means it’s time to start the speculation.  There will be plenty on the actual competitive aspects of the games in those few weeks, but for now, as we get ready for Big Blue Madness, what games are you looking forward to watching most? A few probable favorites: 1)…

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The team takes a break from practice for a little kickball

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:35pm September 30, 2013 9/30/13

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The basketball team can now practice for 20 hours a week, but that didn’t stop them from taking a little break today to play kickball with the kids at Picadome Elementary. Check out this video from our ace reporter Drew Franklin, who was on the scene. Dakari just had to get that kid out, didn’t…

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