Daily Archive: March 31, 2009

Mar 31

UK Basketball: Cats hit home run

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Kentucky has hit a home run. Maybe even a grand slam. The Wildcats lured John Calipari away from the University of Memphis on Tuesday, ending a gut-wrenching four-day search for a new men’s basketball coach. The school officially announced Calipari’s hiring late Tuesday night and announced the coach has agreed to an eight-year contract. He …

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Mar 31

UK Basketball: Hood claims top honor

University of Kentucky signee Jon Hood will be introduced as the state’s Mr. Basketball on Wednesday. The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation will have a press conference at Madisonville North Hopkins to present the 2009 Mr. Basketball Award to Jon Hood. Hood is the 69th player to receive the award and will wear the No. 1 …

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Mar 31

UK Basketball: By the numbers

Just some food for thought. Former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie’s MOU featured the following bonuses: * $50,000 each for winning the SEC regular season title, the SEC Tournament and making an NCAA appearance. * $75,000 for Advancing to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA * $150,000 for making the Final Four * $375,000 for winning …

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Mar 31

Calipari decision expected soon

The Memphis Commercial Appeal is reporting that Memphis coach John Calipari is expected to make decision on whether or not to come to Kentucky this afternoon.