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Former Cats Make Cut For NBA Combine; EJ Montgomery Not On List

By KEITH TAYLOR LEXINGTON, Ky. — A list of potential invites to the NBA Combine has been compiled and it includes five former Kentucky players. Ashton Hagans, Tyrese Maxey, Immanuel Quickley, Nick Richards and former Wildcat Kahlil Whitney made the list. EJ Montgomery didn’t make the cut of 60-70 top invites to

Tom Payne Reaching Out To John Calipari About Speaking To UK Basketball Team

Pictures were provided by Tom Payne By LARRY VAUGHT Tom Payne was the first African-American player to play at Kentucky but admits he didn’t have a “close relationship” with coach Adolph Rupp during the 1970-71 season. “I was his player,” said Payne. “The thing I remember the most, though, is that he stood

Calipari Joins Team, Enjoys ‘Great First Week’ In Return To The Court

By KEITH TAYLOR LEXINGTON, Ky. —John Calipari was impressed with his team following the first week of individual workouts. “Great first week,” the  Kentucky coach tweeted Friday. Calipari joined his team for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began to focus primarily on the little things on the court. “(We) went a little

The Slippery Rupp Road

By Vinny Hardy Adolph Rupp's name is as prominent as any in college basketball lore and rightfully so. Hanging like a cloud around that legacy is the talk, idea, allegations, evidence for or evidence against him being a racist or having segregationist tendencies. As many have already said, if you want to

What’s The Truth About Adolph Rupp? One Former Player Says Just Watch Dick Gabriel’s Documentary To Find Out

By LARRY VAUGHT As soon as new broke that the faculty of the University of Kentucky 's African American and Africana Studies program wanted to change the name of Rupp Arena because the name stood for “racism and exclusion” that “alienates” black students and fans you knew it not only was