Tag Archives: John Calipari

Two down, many more NBA decisions to go

James Young to the NBA was almost a dead-solid certainty. Kentucky announced Thursday afternoon that the freshman guard will put his name in the draft. The Michigan native is the first Cat to make it official. Expect Julius Randle to … Continue reading

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BBL: Bill O’Reilly, Counzo Martin, UK baseball and more

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Time runs out on $80 million state aid for Rupp Arena Kentucky baseball rides freshmen relievers to sweep of Louisville Kentucky’s bullpen steps up in key game Pushback against Bill O’Reilly for his interview with … Continue reading

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Turns out we knew the “tweak” all along

So John Calipari said Monday on CBS This Morning that the “tweak” that turned around his Kentucky basketball team in the post-season was getting Andrew Harrison to pass the basketball more. Now that’s coaching: Instructing your point guard to pass … Continue reading

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Forty Big Blue Links from the Final Four

ARLINGTON, Tex. — On the morning of the national semifinals, we bring you 40 forty Big Blue Links to get your ready for the Final Four party tonight at AT&T Stadium.

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John Calipari wants to change one-and-done connotation

ARLINGTON, Tex. — As expected, the one-and-done questions were a big part of the first press conference here at AT&T Stadium in advance of Saturday’s Final Four. And as you might expect, John Calipari is trying to change the narrative. … Continue reading

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Final Four transcript: John Calipari and Bo Ryan

ARLINGTON, Tex. — Kentucky coach John Calipari and Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan shared the stage today at AT&T Stadium for a 20-minute press conference previewing their Final Four game on Saturday. Here’s the transcript of their remarks on one-and-dones, getting … Continue reading

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Video: John Calipari on Bo Ryan

Kentucky coach John Calipari and Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan are not just competing coaches in the Final Four but also friends. The two talked Monday and Calipari told Ryan how touched he was by Ryan’s post-game interview with TBS’ Craig … Continue reading

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Video: John Calipari and the casket story

At the press conference today, John Calipari joked that at one point he was wheeled into practice, opened the casket and said, “We ain’t dead yet boys.” Calipari got Willie Cauley-Stein, who was walking by, to confirm this, but we the … Continue reading

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Writer says John Calipari has done “greatest job of era”

INDIANAPOLIS — Mike DeCourcy of the Sporting News is not messing around. He writes that what John Calipari has done at Kentucky is the greatest coaching job of this era of college basketball.

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Rick Pitino and John Calipari together again

INDIANAPOLIS — Two coaches with a long history in the back hall of Lucas Oil Stadium. Never know what you might see in Lucas Oil hallways. pic.twitter.com/pypNun7Apg — Jody Demling (@jdemling) March 27, 2014 Related link: Herald-Leader photo gallery of … Continue reading

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