Tag Archive: John Calipari

Nov 18

From one season to another

Before taking a six-day break, I covered football almost extensively. The attention now shifts to basketball. As part of a yearly ritual, I  take a one-week break to recharge the batteries for basketball season, a tradition I began in an effort to make a smoother transition from the gridiron to the hardwood. While away from …

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Nov 10

Calipari on playing Michigan State: Win or learn

Kentucky coach John Calipari says his team will have two options when the Wildcats play Michigan State Tuesday night at the United Center in Chicago. “We win or we learn,” he said. “That’s what this game will be. We win or we learn. What I think is we don’t play hard enough. I don’t think …

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Nov 07

Kansas, Duke, Michigan State await UK in future Champions Classic games

LEXINGTON  – The University of Kentucky men’s basketball program along with Michigan State, Kansas and Duke, in conjunction with ESPN, have agreed to renew the Champions Classic for an additional three years, it was announced on Thursday. “We are excited to continue and be a part of this season-opening event,” UK coach John Calipari said. “The Champions Classic does a couple …

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Nov 06

Calipari holding Cats accountable

The season is drawing nigh for the Kentucky men’s basketball team. As the Wildcats gear up for their season-opener set for Friday night against UNC-Ashville, coach John Calipari is raising the standard. “The thing I asked the kids this week, I had individual meetings, and I said, have you ever been coached like this, and …

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Oct 31

UK Basketball: Cats open season on top

LEXINGTON – The UK men’s basketball team is ranked at the top of the Associated Press Top 25 for the third time in the John Calipari era. Kentucky, who received 27 first-place votes, officially begins the fifth season of the John Calipari era as the No. 1 ranked team in the nation after hauling in …

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Oct 30

Cats have competition for playing time

Although Kentucky’s Blue-White game was merely a practice session, the contest verified that John Calipari’s fifth team at Kentucky will be long, deep and talented. So, deep in fact that some of his players below his top eight, including Derek WIllis could start at any other university. As the season draws closer, expect Calipari and …

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Oct 29

Calipari on new rule changes

Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari spoke out on the new rule changes in college basketball recently. Here are Calipari’s thoughts on the changes: “Well, I    I’ve been saying, again, for 10 years, I’ve said the same thing, and then everybody says, well, he’s only saying that because he’s trying to get attention. Scoring’s gone …

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Oct 28

Calipari: Walk-ons integral part of team

Kentucky coach John Calipari likes having walk-ons on his team and what Tod Lanter, Sam Malone, and Brian Long bring to the table. “The walk ons, it’s tough because I’m coaching those 12 guys, and those walk ons, it’s hard here because it’s hard to get on the court. Now, you look at Jarrod Polson, guess what, he was …

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Oct 24

Calipari likes to think outside the box

When Kentucky coach John Calipari was asked about what his team’s future plans were beyond the State Farm Champions Classic during Media Day earlier this month. Calipari dropped a hint to those in attendance. “We’ll probably announce in the next two weeks to a month, another (event), which I would call (a) ridiculous event that …

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Aug 19

Cats to play five “Super Tuesday” games on ESPN

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky men’s basketball program will be featured on ESPN’s popular Super Tuesday series five times during the 2014 conference season, ESPN announced this afternoon. UK’s five games in 2014 are the most nationally this year, and the mark sets a new program record for appearances after making four in each of the last five …

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