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September 27, 2020

Four former Wildcats to participate in virtual NBA Draft Combine

Maggie Davis 9:30pm September 27, 2020 9/27/20

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Four former Wildcats will be participating in this year’s NBA Draft Combine, which will be virtual this year due to the coronavirus, but it’s not the four you may be thinking. Nick Richards, Immanuel Quickley, Ashton Hagans and Khalil Whitney will be participating. Neither Tyrese Maxey nor EJ Montgomery are currently listed as participants. A…

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What to look forward to when looking forward to basketball

Abbigale Harrison 2:00pm September 27, 2020 9/27/20

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Although we just had game number one with the football Cats yesterday, I know some of you out there only have one question: How long until basketball starts?  Recently, the NCAA released that college basketball is set to begin on November 25th, the day before Thanksgiving, which is truly something to be thankful for. We…

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LOOK: John Calipari is a man of his word

Maggie Davis 1:30pm September 27, 2020 9/27/20

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Say what you will about John Calipari, but he’s a man of his word. Earlier this week, Kentucky’s basketball coach made a little wager with Auburn alum Charles Barkley on TNT. Both men were confident “their” football programs would win on Saturday, and Calipari even bet his beard on it. “Charles, I’ll shave this beard…

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September 25, 2020

Sources Say Podcast Ep. 57: Olivier Sarr’s waiver, Skyy Clark’s commitment date, and Hunter Sallis’ timeline

Jack Pilgrim 5:30pm September 25, 2020 9/25/20 Comments Disabled

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know the NFL is back and the NBA playoffs are in full swing – which can only mean one thing – it’s WINNING SEASON at MyBookie! Right now, MyBookie has a $100K Super Contest for only a $10 entry, and they’re giving away $5000 in cash prizes…

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SEC reveals start date for men’s and women’s basketball for 2020-21

Jack Pilgrim 12:30pm September 25, 2020 9/25/20

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The Southeastern Conference has established Dec. 29 and 30 as the new start dates for the 2020-21 men’s basketball conference schedule, with the women’s basketball start date set for Dec. 31, as previously scheduled. Beyond the official start dates, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey also announced Friday that the 2020-21 SEC men’s basketball conference schedule will…

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John Calipari responds to Chris Mack: “We are prepared to come to Louisville to play this season”

Jack Pilgrim 11:30am September 25, 2020 9/25/20

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This week, Louisville head coach Chris Mack said he was unsure about the status of the Kentucky game, noting that it wouldn’t be fair for the Wildcats to come to town with zero fans this year, followed by a sold-out matchup in Lexington the year after. “I don’t know [if the Kentucky game will happen,”…

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September 24, 2020

Power ranking the performances of every Kentucky player in the NBA bubble

Aaron Torres 9:00pm September 24, 2020 9/24/20

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With the NFL and college football both back and the MLB regular season winding down (already) there is a lot going on the world of sports right now. But in basketball, there is no bigger story than the NBA bubble. More specifically, there is no bigger story in basketball than the success of Kentucky players…

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Kentucky officially moves Holiday Hoopsgiving appearance to December

Jack Pilgrim 3:00pm September 24, 2020 9/24/20

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Kentucky’s appearance in the Holiday Hoopsgiving event has officially been pushed back to December. Wednesday afternoon, the event announced Kentucky’s matchup against Georgia Tech – originally scheduled for Nov. 27 – would now take place on Dec. 6. KSR broke the news on Saturday evening that Kentucky was in discussions with Hoopsgiving officials about a…

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Which SEC coach is pushing against Olivier Sarr’s waiver?

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:30am September 24, 2020 9/24/20

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The decision of whether or not Olivier Sarr plays at Kentucky lies in SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey’s hands, and according to a new report, one SEC coach is trying to stop it from happening. But who? Earlier this week, the news broke that Sarr was cleared by the NCAA a few months ago, but the…

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September 23, 2020

NCAA approves Olivier Sarr’s waiver, SEC to determine official status

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm September 23, 2020 9/23/20

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The NCAA has officially approved Olivier Sarr’s waiver, but the Kentucky center’s eligibility remains up in the air for the upcoming 2020-21 season. As originally reported by ESPN commentator Dick Vitale on Tuesday evening, Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader has confirmed that the NCAA has signed off on Sarr’s waiver, leaving the final decision up…

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September 4, 2013

Kenny Walker has some high praise for Julius Randle

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:26pm September 4, 2013 9/4/13

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Kenny Walker recently watched the new Cats practice, and gave Julius Randle some very high praise in a conversation with Larry Glover. Walker said that he thinks Randle is the most talented player to come to UK since Shawn Kemp. Of course, Kemp never officially got to play for the Cats (he signed a letter…

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Kentucky is the Talk of the SEC Conference Catchup

Corey Nichols 6:00pm September 4, 2013 9/4/13

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Sports Illustrated wanted to catch up with SEC basketball, which basically means that they spent about 700 words talking about Kentucky.  Which is fine by us, really, especially when it’s the sort of talk that’s just super flattering. While throwing some attention toward Florida, as a potential SEC challenger, and Tennessee, a darkhorse third-favorite, the…

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You might as well just put this video on loop until Big Blue Madness

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:26pm September 4, 2013 9/4/13

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It’s picture day for the UK basketball team, and the guys took some time between takes to lay down some nasty dunks for KyWildcatsTV. Check out the video above and prepare for the Drive for #9.

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UK Fans of the Day Want List of Pitino/Calipari’s Ten Best

Matt Jones 4:01pm September 4, 2013 9/4/13

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Andy Katz got some conversation going today by ranking the ten best players Rick Pitino coached in college. It is an interesting discussion, brought on by Pitino’s induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Andy listed them this way: 1. Tony Delk 2. Jamal Mashburn 3. Antoine Walker 4. Reece Gaines 5. Ron Mercer 6.…

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Aaron Harrison likes Batman, Andrew likes Spider-Man

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:00pm September 4, 2013 9/4/13

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Aaron on the left, Andrew on the right. It’s finally Andrew and Aaron Harrison’s turn in the spotlight at CoachCal.com, and Eric Lindsey does not disappoint. Andrew calls their first week on campus “an amazing experience,” and says he can’t wait to get on the court with the rest of his team. The two say…

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September 3, 2013

Name that Harrison Twin!

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:20pm September 3, 2013 9/3/13

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CoachCal.com’s profile of the Harrison Twins is coming up tomorrow, and as a teaser, UK released this quote from one of them: “People expect us to come here and be great players and have high expectations, so we’ve got to come in here and work hard and fulfill expectations.” They’ll reveal which twin said it…

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September 2, 2013

Willie Cauley-Stein says he’s ready to lead

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:00pm September 2, 2013 9/2/13

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Who says news doesn’t happen on Labor Day? Sports Illustrated’s Kelli Anderson just posted a profile of Willie Cauley-Stein, and it’s chock full of awesome stuff. Willie opens up about last season and all the work he’s been doing to prepare for this season, including working on all parts of his game, “from guard skills…

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Your first 2013-2014 team picture

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:26pm September 2, 2013 9/2/13

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Click to enlarge You’re looking at the first 2013-2014 team picture. Coach Cal tweeted today that he had the guys over to “talk to them about the traits of some of my best teams”…and presumably, have some grilled meat. Six observations: — Is there ever a picture in which Dakari Johnson doesn’t smile? — Cal’s…

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September 1, 2013

Basketball Cats’ Biggest 2014 Concern: Chemistry?

Corey Nichols 8:30pm September 1, 2013 9/1/13

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And straightening out those 3-Goggles. It’s hard to talk about football all day after a miserable loss, so what better alternative than to talk about the problems our basketball team might have this year? Wait, that doesn’t sound very soothing at all.  But actually, it turns out to be just veiled good news. Mike DeCourcy…

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What Memories Would You Like To See Go Into The Rupp Redesign?

Andrew Cassady 2:30pm September 1, 2013 9/1/13

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Earlier this week Lexington mayor Jim Grey put out a call for fans to submit their favorite Rupp Arena memories. Today over on Kentucky.com the Good Doctor Jerry Tipton took a look at some of the responses and offered up this reasoning for the question call: “Maybe the call for memories is a means to…

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