Just How Good Was Bam Adebayo’s Block

Photo By ESPN By LARRY VAUGHT It’s already being compared to the best all-time defensive plays in NBA history. Kentucky Radio Network play-by-play voice Tom Leach said he had to think back to a 1977 UK exhibition win over Russia when James Lee came out of nowhere to block a dunk by

Dick Vitale Believes Calipari Critics Are Wacky

By LARRY VAUGHT Whenever ESPN analyst Dick Vitale hears complaints about Kentucky coach John Calipari “only winning one national championship” he has the same thought. “John has done a fantastic job at Kentucky,” said Vitale. “What he has done with the Kentucky program is amazing. He provides tremendous talent with kids who

Just Who Was Kentucky Basketball Player Dwight Anderson

UK Athletics Photo By LARRY VAUGHT A lot of University of Kentucky basketball fans, especially younger fans, probably don’t know who Dwight Anderson was. He didn’t play on a national championship team or even a Final Four team at UK. He didn’t make any All-American teams. He didn’t even make it through his

Is New UK Basketball Assistant Jai Lucas Up For The Task

By LARRY VAUGHT Being named recruiting coordinator at a school that seems to always have the nation’s No. 1 or No. 2 recruiting class can present quite a dilemma. That’s what Jai Lucas faces now that he is the new recruiting coordinator/special assistant for coach John Calipari at Kentucky. “For me it’s just

Lucas Hire More Impactful than You Might Realize

(photo credit UK Athletics) Our Just the Cats intern Jordan Brown--who played the guard position and is a coach himself--gives you his latest take on Jai Lucas as a teacher and a mentor. UK Basketball: Jai Lucas hired as new Assistant By Jordan Brown John Calipari and the Wildcats made another significant hire to

Far Worse than an ACL

By Dr. John Huang Most Kentucky fans have had enough of 2020. Take a worldwide pandemic, mix in some social injustice, sprinkle in an unhealthy portion of partisan presidential politics and an ungodly number of celebrity deaths—and you’ve got the recipe for a downer of a year. During stressful times, sports

New Kentucky Basketball Assistant Meets Media

By LARRY VAUGHT New Kentucky basketball assistant Bruiser Flint had his first official meeting with Kentucky media members Wednesday and owned the 25 minutes with his wit and insightful answers. He didn't duck any questions and his smile was infectious. It's easy to see how he could be a hit not