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October 14, 2013

Willie Cauley-Stein was back at practice today

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:00pm October 14, 2013 10/14/13

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After sitting out yesterday’s Women’s Clinic with an injured hand, Willie Cauley-Stein returned to practice on Monday, according to Coach Calipari. Coach said that the guys had a “great” practice, coming back strong after having most of the weekend off: “Great practice. The guys came back strong after a small weekend break. Alex is getting…

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Big Blue Madness Madness: The Dougie Region

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:00pm October 14, 2013 10/14/13

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Big Blue Madness, or rather, “Midnight Madness,” is a tradition started by Joe B. Hall back in 1982. Joe B. modeled it after midnight practices Lefty Dreisell used to have in the 70’s to celebrate the first day of practice. More than three decades later, it has become a staple of college basketball, with almost…

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Randall Cobb out 6-8 weeks

Drew Franklin 7:02pm October 14, 2013 10/14/13

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Randall Cobb will be out 6-8 weeks after suffering a nasty knee injury from a low hit by the Baltimore Ravens’ Matt Elam yesterday in Green Bay. Reports are saying it’s a fractured fibula, not a torn ACL, for the former Wildcat. Aaron Rodgers had a problem with the controversial hit, saying after the game,…

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Phillips and Towles will work out for the backup spot

Drew Franklin 6:18pm October 14, 2013 10/14/13

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While talking to KSR blogger Tom Leach during his Monday night radio show, Mark Stoops said Max Smith Reese Phillips and Patrick Towles will work out for the backup role behind the injured Jalen Whitlow. Stoops also confirmed that Whitlow’s injury is a high ankle sprain and there is a good chance he’ll miss the…

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Worse Weekend for Bob or Mark?

Corey Nichols 6:00pm October 14, 2013 10/14/13

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Football this weekend left us feeling like Rob Ryan, only less majestic. We lost 48-7, and were out-gained in record numbers by a dominant Alabama team.  Mark Stoops, while showing promise, is now 1-5 as a head coach, and has yet to notch an SEC win.  And yet strangely, his older brother might have had…

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Doug Gottlieb wants attention, ranks Kentucky No. 7 in his preseason poll

Drew Franklin 5:00pm October 14, 2013 10/14/13

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Six of the seven college basketball analysts over at CBSSports.com ranked Kentucky as the No. 1 team in college basketball entering the 2013-14 season. The odd man out? Doug Gottlieb, who ranked the Wildcats seventh behind Michigan State, Louisville, Duke, Arizona, North Carolina and Oklahoma State. Seventh, you guys. Doug Gottlieb ranked Kentucky seventh in…

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Missouri’s James Franklin out 3-5 weeks

Drew Franklin 4:00pm October 14, 2013 10/14/13

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Missouri is one of the teams that falls in the “Potential Win” category on the backend of Kentucky’s football schedule — although they’ve looked really good lately — and the Tigers might be without starting quarterback James Franklin when No. 15 Mizzou rolls into Lexington on November 9. Franklin suffered a shoulder injury against Georgia Saturday and now…

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UK Fans of the Day Want Some Notes and Pictures

Matt Jones 3:02pm October 14, 2013 10/14/13

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Four quick thoughts from the afternoon followed by four wonderful pictures: 1. Nashville is our permanent home: The SEC is expected to make an announcement tomorrow that will mean the vast majority of the future SEC Tournaments will see Nashville as their home. There is some dispute as to whether two future tournaments already scheduled…

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Madness Memories: Billy G appears behind exploding, falling curtain

Drew Franklin 2:21pm October 14, 2013 10/14/13

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Ah, the Billy Clyde Gillispie Era. Remember when he appeared behind that massive curtain in the middle of Rupp Arena during Big Blue Madness in 2007? Little did we know at the time, Kentucky would’ve been better off rolling that curtain back up with Gillispie inside, preventing him from doing whatever it is he did…

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An SEC school not named Kentucky landed a top five basketball recruit

Drew Franklin 1:30pm October 14, 2013 10/14/13

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Class of 2015’s Ben Simmons committed to LSU today, making him one of two top five prospects to commit to an SEC school not named Kentucky since 2007. The small forward from Montverde Academy via Australia is a former high school teammate of Dakari Johnson, ranked fourth in the ESPN60 for 2015. Rivals.com ranks him…

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February 27, 2021

RECAP: Kentucky fumbles golden opportunity vs. Florida

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00pm February 27, 2021 2/27/21

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For nine minutes, it was going so well. Kentucky started this game like the team we’d started to believe in, sprinting out to a 13-5 lead and leading Florida by ten with 10:52 to go until halftime. From there, it unraveled. The Gators’ zone completely stymied the Cats, who turned into the old versions of…

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TRANSCRIPT: Everything Calipari, Toppin and Sarr had to say following Kentucky’s 71-67 loss to Florida

Jack Pilgrim 10:00pm February 27, 2021 2/27/21

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What did John Calipari, Jacob Toppin and Olivier Sarr have to say about Kentucky’s loss to Florida on Senior Day? What’s the locker room morale going into the SEC Tournament? Check out the complete transcripts and video replays below. John Calipari Q.Obviously you all started well offensively, scored a bunch of points, were playing fast.…

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Postgame Notes and Stats from Kentucky’s 71-67 loss to Florida

Jack Pilgrim 9:45pm February 27, 2021 2/27/21

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Just how disappointing was Kentucky’s home loss to Florida? What does it mean for the Wildcats as they look ahead to the final week of the regular season? Check out the official game notes and statistics, courtesy of UK Athletics: Final Score: Florida 71, Kentucky 67  Team Records and Series Notes Kentucky fall to 8-14…

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Calipari doesn’t blame the week off. He blames Florida’s zone.

Drew Franklin 9:15pm February 27, 2021 2/27/21

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Kentucky reverted in Saturday’s loss to Florida after a three-game win streak injected some optimism in everyone. With extra down time slowing momentum between games thanks to Texas A&M’s ongoing COVID problems, maybe the week off had something to do with it? Was too much time off to blame? “It wasn’t,” John Calipari said in…

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Kentucky hoping “desperate” play turns into reward at SEC Tournament

Jack Pilgrim 9:00pm February 27, 2021 2/27/21

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Sitting at 8-14 on the year with just two games remaining on the schedule in Ole Miss and South Carolina next week, Kentucky’s opportunity for earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament are officially gone. Better yet, the ever-so-slight chance UK could put together an argument that they may be deserving of an at-large…

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Alabama is your 2021 SEC Champion in the sport of men’s basketball

Drew Franklin 8:30pm February 27, 2021 2/27/21

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Alabama isn’t satisfied with all of its football trophies so now the basketball team is claiming titles for the mantle in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide clinched the Southeastern Conference’s regular season championship tonight with a win at Mississippi State. The win moved Bama to 14-2 in conference play, two games ahead of Arkansas in the…

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WATCH: Olivier Sarr, Jacob Toppin comment on the loss

Drew Franklin 7:45pm February 27, 2021 2/27/21

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Olivier Sarr and Jacob Toppin represented the Kentucky players in the postgame press conference after Kentucky’s loss to Florida. Sarr spoke of that final play and what it was like seeing his family on the video board for his Senior Day. Jacob Toppin talked about Florida’s suffocating zone defense and more from the loss. Tune…

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Olivier Sarr’s parents surprised him with a virtual visit on Senior Day

Zack Geoghegan 7:40pm February 27, 2021 2/27/21

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Kentucky didn’t come away with the win against Florida on Senior Day, but the pregame festivities were still special moments for the veteran players. Olivier Sarr, who transferred from Wake Forest during the offseason to spend his senior year of college in Lexington, was one of three Wildcats who were honored during Senior Day on…

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WATCH: John Calipari’s Postgame Press Conference

Drew Franklin 7:22pm February 27, 2021 2/27/21

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John Calipari took questions from the media as he explained what went wrong in Kentucky’s loss to Florida on Senior Day in Rupp Arena. “We weren’t the same team today,” he said of the Wildcats. Calipari also teased a non-conference game Kentucky considered for next week, a “top-ranked” opponent, he said, but it’s unlikely another…

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Calipari says UK likely won’t add non-conference game to schedule next week

Jack Pilgrim 7:05pm February 27, 2021 2/27/21

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Kentucky is no longer expected to add a non-conference opponent to close out the regular season. Originally hoping to add at least one new opponent to the schedule following the cancellation of UK’s matchup against Texas A&M earlier this week, John Calipari now says that his team will focus on the final two games against…

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