Spaghetti Lineups

Kentucky players warm up before taking on Missouri. Who’s going to be in the lineup? Your guess is as good as mine (Dr. John Huang photo). (COLUMBIA, Mo.) – Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse. Kentucky’s disheartening 89 – 75 loss to Missouri in the conference opener did nothing

Free Wheeler

Kentucky’s starting point guard, Sahvir Wheeler, has been a lightning rod for criticism (Dr. Michael Huang Photo). (LEXINGTON, Ky.) – Most sports fans love an occasional juicy quarterback controversy. How about, then, a point guard controversy? Not since the days of Saul Smith has Kentucky Basketball experienced the vitriol and venom

Wildcats pass Ivy League test

Sahvir Wheeler and Oscar Tshiebwe take down Ivy League braniacs (Dr. Michael Huang Photo). (LEXINGTON, Ky.) – From a purely historical perspective, Yale and Kentucky are on the opposite sides of the college basketball spectrum. On one hand, you have Yale—the Ivy League school founded in 1701—with its rich and regal academic

It’s the Tradition, Man!

Jacob Toppin, Sahvir Wheeler, Antonio Reeves, and Oscar Tshiebwe on the floor in Rupp Arena (Dr. Michael Huang Photo). (LEXINGTON, Ky.) –According to Bellarmine head basketball coach Scotty Davenport, it’s important for his players to understand the history and tradition of the teams they are competing against and the historic venues

Puppy Love

Vicky Graff Photo Kentucky coaches knew center Ugonna Onyenso was an intelligent player who ran the floor very well and had great timing when it came to blocking shots. However, even the Kentucky coaches really didn’t know how quickly the 7-footer might develop. “He really is still a puppy and is learning a

Not Fair!

Kentucky coaches and players bow their heads during a moment of silence for Ben Collins at Rupp Arena Thursday night. (Vicky Graff Photo) After the unexpected death of Daimion Collins’ father, Ben, just one day after Kentucky players had seen him watching them practice, coach John Calipari was not certain if

National Championship Hopes and Dreams

Oscar Tshiebwe, the most popular man in the house, chats with reporters at UK Media Day (Dr. Michael Huang Photo). It’s that time of the year again, folks. Hopes, dreams, and aspirations for another championship run by our beloved basketball team. Visions of cutting down the nets at NRG Stadium in Houston on


Aaron Bradshaw, second from right, verbally committed to UK just before Big Blue Madness started that he attended with, from left, Ian Jackson, Reed Sheppard, DJ Wagner, Justin Edwards and Travis Perry. It was about seven months ago that I asked Krysten Peek, a national basketball/recruiting writer for both Yahoo Sports

Like Father, Like Son (sort of)

He’s now up to 16th in the ESPN rankings for the 2025 recruiting class and Jasper Johnson of Woodford County is starting to hear from a lot of schools, including Louisville. Louisville assistant coach Nolan Smith recently spent about 2 1/2 hours watching the Woodford sophomore work out and talking with

Dream Game Memories

Milt Wagner, right, thinks the 1983 Louisville-Kentucky game was a classic that should be mentioned more in conversations about the best college basketball games. (Larry Vaught Photo) Kentucky and Louisville are involved in an intense recruiting battle for New Jersey high school teammates DJ Wagner and Aaron Bradshaw, who both apparently