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Cancer Sucks. Period.

Dick Vitale tweeted out a picture of Coach Calipari who is currently attending Vitale’s gala which supports the V Foundation. The foundation does important work in raising money for pediatric cancer research.


Blake Hundley, the 9-year-old cancer patient who befriended Willie Cauley-Stein this year, lost his battle with cancer today. Willie has called Hundley his inspiration and has spent a great deal of time with his young fan, including a trip to Shelbyville to hang out in Hundley’s treehouse. Hundley was able to fulfill one of his dreams this year when he attended this year’s Final Four in Indianapolis and cheered on his favorite player and friend, Willie. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hundley family.


Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images,

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images,

Hawks barely escape Wizards

The Atlanta Hawks have beaten the Washington Wizards in Game 6 after Paul Pierce’s buzzer beating three-pointer was ruled no good. Tonight ends what has been a tough Eastern Conference Semi Finals for former Wildcat John Wall. Wall, who played 44 minutes tonight has been recovering from a fractured wrist. Despite the injury, Wall still led the Wizards with a double-double with 20 points and 13 assists.

Updates on other Former Cats

While Aaron Harrison’s performance in the NBA Draft Combine might have been less than spectacular, his brother Andrew has experts saying his draft stock may have improved.

The New York Knicks have met with former Wildcats Trey Lyles and Willie Cauley-Stein. The Sacramento Bee has reported that Willie also met with the Sacramento Kings today.

UK still might land Swanigan



While Kentucky may not be able to fulfill Caleb Swanigan’s supposed request for a private chef, experts say UK may still stand a good chance at landing the Big Man this year.

Kentucky offers LaGerald Vick

Kentucky extended an offer to former SMU commit LaGerald Vick. The shooting guard is scheduled to visit Lexington this weekend. Most think he is down to Kansas and Kentucky.


That’s all for tonight. Enjoy the rest of the Golden State-Memphis game and we’ll be right back here in the morning.

Article written by Ricki Barker

Writer of things. Watcher of sports. Wearer of blue. Sometimes all at once.

4 Comments for Friday Night News and Views

  1. Gowcats
    10:58 pm May 15, 2015 Permalink

    RIP Blake. Treehouses and Cats forever.

  2. Angelo
    1:11 am May 16, 2015 Permalink

    Ok, who was at the combine? Just the twins? No one else? Sorry I don’t keep up like I used to…

  3. UKfaninLou
    3:40 pm May 16, 2015 Permalink

    Prayers for Blakes’s family and all who loved him. 😪

  4. J-Dub421
    6:31 pm May 16, 2015 Permalink

    Prayers for Blake’s family. I am so sorry for their loss. He was a special kid.