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Kentucky close to new deal with John Calipari

Word Tuesday night is that UK and John Calipari are close to extending the basketball coach’s current contract another year at $8 million through 2022. Calipari is scheduled to earn a $1.6 million longevity bonus on July 1. The new … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: UK baseball faces No. 2 Louisville

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Kentucky baseball hosts No. 2 Louisville on Wednesday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Cats lost a 2-1 heartbreaker in 10 innings at U of L last week. A win over the Cardinals would certainly … Continue reading

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John Calipari: ‘We may never platoon again’

With Kentucky unexpectedly losing out on some top previously undecided recruits of late, one of the most discussed topics is whether the platoon system used last season hurt the Cats in recruiting. John Calipari doesn’t address that subject directly, but … Continue reading

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Reports: John Calipari makes Hall of Fame

INDIANAPOLIS — Several news outlets are reporting that Kentucky coach John Calipari has received enough votes to be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. ESPN reported that Calipari received the necessary votes and will be among those announced … Continue reading

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Kentucky: ‘We had two vicious practices’

INDIANAPOLIS — Here’s the Kentucky transcript from Friday’s press conference previewing Saturday’s national semifinal game against Wisconsin. THE MODERATOR: We’re joined by John Calipari. We’ll take questions for Coach Calipari. Q. John, you’ve won the Coach of the Year award. … Continue reading

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Transcript: Bo Ryan and John Calipari answer questions

INDIANAPOLIS — Kentucky coach John Calipari and Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan participated in a joint press conference here at Lucas Oil Stadium as their two teams prepare to play in Saturday night’s second national semifinal. THE MODERATOR: We’re going to … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: Indiana’s 1976 undefeated champs would welcome Kentucky into the club

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Indiana’s 1976 undefeated champs would welcome Kentucky into the club, reports Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. “As such, the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers view the 2015 Kentucky Wildcats with refreshing perspective. They are not the … Continue reading

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Videos: Kentucky after blowout of West Virginia

CLEVELAND — Here we have post-game videos from Kentucky’s romp in the Midwest Regional on Thursday night. Above is John Calipari’s post-game press conference. After the jump you’ll find E.J. Floreal interviewing Karl-Anthony Towns. Aaron Harrison talks about UK playing … Continue reading

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Kentucky transcript from Midwest Regional

CLEVELAND — Transcript from Kentucky’s press conference Wednesday in advance of Thursday’s NCAA Tournament game between the Cats and West Virginia on Thursday. MODERATOR: We’ll be joined by student-athletes from Kentucky, and they have now arrived. Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee, … Continue reading

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Records for the NCAA Sweet 16 coaches

Wednesday morning I wrote on the coaches with teams in the Sweet 16 and how this year experience apparently matters. Seven of the 16 coaches are at least 60 years old. Fourteen of the 16 are at least 50. Nine … Continue reading

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