Help–I’ve Fallen, and I Can’t Get Up!

(photo credit Matt Kryger, Bankers Life Fieldhouse) Anybody remember the tagline in that TV commercial back in the late 1980s? It was for a medical alert system for seniors who had fallen and needed emergency assistance. Poor Mrs. Fletcher. I still have haunting images of her sprawled all alone on the

We Should All be Thankful for the “Scrimmage from Hell”

In this season of Thanksgiving, I’m extremely grateful for what could be the defining moment for this Kentucky basketball team—the “scrimmage from hell.” Prior to the 81 – 45 dismantling of Morehead State in their season opener, Coach John Calipari claimed that his team had experienced the “worst scrimmage since I’ve

Suspensions, Defense, and a 30-Point Performance: Kyra Elzy Era Starts off with Fireworks

(LEXINGTON, Ky.) – Matthew Mitchell’s retirement announcement earlier this month took everyone by surprise. The all-time winningest coach in UK Women’s Basketball history was poised for another run at an elusive Final Four. Rhyne Howard, together with a whole host of talented newcomers, was going to finally take Mitchell to

Sick and Tired of this Nickel and Dime?

Well? Alabama 63, Kentucky 3. What did you expect? Going into the game with the Crimson Tide, only delusional die-hard Kentucky fans gave their team a chance to win. A team whose offense had struggled all year to score—combined with their Jekyll and Hyde defensive performances thus far—just couldn’t be counted

Are Kentucky Players “Built Different?” “Not Really,” says Jay Bilas.

By Dr. John Huang If you’ve been around Kentucky Basketball for the past decade, you’ve undoubtedly heard by now that “Kentucky is a Player’s First Program.” You’ve been lectured ad nauseum about the “Kentucky Effect” and bombarded with the fact that “Kentucky isn’t for everyone.” There’s a new John “Calipari-ism” floating around

Fifty Years After Unspeakable Tragedy, Thundering Herd Charges On

By Dr. John Huang “They shall live on in the hearts of their families and friends forever, and this memorial records their loss to the university and to the community.” (LEXINGTON, Ky.) – One of the most impressionable off-the-field sports tragedies of my generation occurred nearly fifty years ago. Pastor Randy

Confident or Cocky? You Decide

(photo credit UK Athletics) con·​fi·​dence | \ ˈkän-fə-dən(t)s : a feeling or consciousness of one's powers or of reliance on one's circumstances cocky ˈkä-kē : boldly or brashly self-confident This year’s University of Kentucky Wildcats Basketball team is shaping up to be a confident group of guys. Given that they’re mostly young, inexperienced, and not even remotely battle