Piling On

Kyra Elzy shouts encouragement from the sidelines at a recent game in Rupp Arena (Photo Credit Dr. Michael Huang) When it comes to Kyra Elzy, I’m throwing a penalty flag for piling on. If you haven’t noticed, the UK Women’s Basketball coach has been under fire recently. There’s been outrage and

The Most Beloved Coach In America

Coach Joe B. Hall passed away at the age of 93. I penned this piece a little less than two years ago right after his memoir was published. It was my last encounter with the "keeper of the flame." As you'll see, it provided for a heck of a good

Dr. Davion

(LEXINGTON, Ky.) – When Davion Mintz talks, people need to listen. The graduate transfer from Creighton speaks with a maturity level far belying his years. In fact, he’s kind of like basketball’s version of Dr. Phil. The guy’s a bearded Dear Abby—dispensing practical advice and wisdom for all our wallowing Big

Why I like Brad White

Kentucky's defensive coordinator is as real as it gets. Photo Credit Dr. Michael Huang As Kentucky prepares to play Iowa in the Citrus Bowl, there’s still one member of the Wildcat coaching staff that hasn’t gotten nearly enough love. When defensive coordinator Brad White announced he was staying at Kentucky, I couldn’t

Calipari Meh, Mum, about U of L Shenanigans

John Calipari, fresh from workout (or sauna), speaks with media prior to Notre Dame road trip. On Thursday, University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi announced she was leaving U of L to become the president of Penn State University. That same afternoon, Louisville school officials confirmed reports that athletics director Vince

Is Kentucky Any Good?

Oscar Tshiebwe is a rebounding machine, but can his teammates deliver in his absence? Photo Credit Dr. Michael Huang (LEXINGTON, Ky.) – After eight games, everybody wants to know if this Kentucky basketball team is any good. Unfortunately, nobody knows the answer to that question right now. Not Jay Bilas, not

Kentucky Kung Pao’ed in Starkville

Photo Credit UK Athletics (Starkville, Ms.) – Just as I set foot in the press box at Davis Wade Stadium, I was approached by the incomparable Dick Gabriel. “It’s Chinese food,” the on-the-field reporter for the UK Radio network warned me when describing the meal available for media. “And it’s not very

Chatty Cats

Can this current crop of Wildcats talk it up on the court? (Photo Credit Dr. Michael Huang) (LEXINGTON, Ky.) – When it comes to a successful season, the Kentucky basketball players would do well to follow their illustrious leader. At this year’s UK basketball media day, head coach John Calipari sat at

Reverend Vince

Credit Cutler and Bennett on JustTheCats Who knew that Kentucky associate head football coach Vince Marrow’s recruiting success could be traced directly to his spiritual roots? The Big Dog made an appearance on the radio show this morning and was asked why he’s become one of the most trusted recruiters in