Tag Archive: University of Kentucky

Nov 20

Kentucky basketball notes: Five things to watch

Kentucky coach John Calipari was scheduled to give  the Cats the day off Wednesday (today) and will return to the practice floor Thursday in preparation for Monday’s game against Cleveland State. The following are five things to watch for when Kentucky returns to the court next week. (1) Look for Calipari to continue starting five …

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Oct 16

Long: College playoff to treat teams ‘fairly’

University of Arkansas athletics director and vice chancellor Jeff Long seeks fairness when it comes to choosing the teams for a playoff next season. Long, former athletics director at Eastern Kentucky University, is chair of a 13-member selection committee chosen to pick the first four teams for a playoff next season. He said Wednesday the …

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May 21

Love for school transformed Willie Cauley-Stein

At one time in his career, Willie Cauley-Stein didn’t like college. In fact, he ‘hated’ attending classes. After two semesters, Cauley-Stein quickly changed his mind. Kentucky coach John Calipari knows how bad Cauley-Stein disliked college courses and added Cauley-Stein wasn’t afraid to admit it at the time. “He hated school,” he said. “He’d have told …

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May 16

Calipari: Last year a learning curve

Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari considered last season a learning curve. Even though Calipari won his first national title as a coach two years ago, he experienced more growing pains as a coach last season. What did he learn? “First of all, you have to have more than eight scholarship players. You may ask …

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Feb 06

Calipari focused on Cats, not SEC standings

Following second-ranked Florida’s 80-69 loss at Arkansas Tuesday night, Kentucky finds itself one game back of the Gators in the Southeastern Conference standings. The Wildcats are 16-6 overall and 7-2 in the conference, while Florida stands at 18-3 and 8-1. After his Kentucky squad defeated South Carolina 77-55, Kentucky coach John Calipari voiced his surprise …

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Dec 09

Calipari: Cats at crossroads

Kentucky coach John Calipari told his team they have a choice to make during the next three weeks. It’s a decision that could determine where the Wildcats end up when it’s all said and done. “There’s eight or 10 teams that are better than all the rest of the teams in the country,” the Kentucky …

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Dec 08

Calipari can’t wait to spend more time with Wildcats

Kentucky coach John Calipari can’t wait to get more time with his team. He will get that opportunity when finals are finished this week. From then on, with the exception of Christmas break, the Wildcats will focus on nothing but basketball. “This is an unbelievable three weeks,” he said. “We’re practicing twice tomorrow (Sunday). Finals …

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Dec 05

Photo gallery: Kentucky-Samford

Photos by Winchester Sun sports photographer Bill Thiry, property of the Winchester Sun, Schurz, Inc. and Third and Long. All rights reserved, images may not be reprinted or reused without permission of Third and Long.

Nov 15

Calipari getting to know his team better

Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari is getting to know his team better. After the first two games — a win over Maryland, followed by a loss to Duke — he has a better idea of what it takes for his team to be successful “We are a post-up team, we are a pick-and-roll team. …

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Nov 03

Phillips’ future becomes murkier following loss to Commodores

Nobody wants the Kentucky football team to succeed more than Joker Phillips. However his team’s performance in a 40-0 loss to Vanderbilt Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium didn’t increase his chances of returning for a fourth season as the team’s head coach. His future became even more uncertain after losing to the Commodores two weeks after …

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