Beauty or Beast?

The hiring of Kentucky Men’s Basketball’s new strength and conditioning coach, Brady Welsh, got me thinking. As far as fodder for championship number nine is concerned, does this position even matter? After all, it’s most likely three-point shooting and defense that’ll lead to that one shining moment in March—not the

YIKES…What Happens if…

It's unfathomable that Kentucky, with Player of the Year Oscar Tschiebwe, could possibly lose in the first round of March Madness (Photo Dr. Michael Huang). (LEXINGTON, Ky.) – It’s been a while since Kentucky fans experienced the madness—NCAA March Madness, that is. For all of Big Blue Nation, it’s been three

Return to Glory?

John Wall is one cool Cat (photo credit Dr. Michael Huang) (LEXINGTON, Ky.) – John Wall forever changed the perception of Kentucky Basketball. When he, DeMarcus Cousins, and Eric Bledsoe signed on to play for the Wildcats in 2009, Kentucky suddenly became the team to cheer for. Prior to that, the

Can Anyone Whisper “PLATOON” (again)?

Karl-Anthony Towns, as an integral part of Coach John Calipari's infamous 2014 - 2015 platoon system, battles for a rebound versus Notre Dame in the regional finals. Photo Credit Dr. Michael Huang (LEXINGTON, Ky. ) -- The year after Kentucky went 38 – 1 and finished two measly wins short of

Screw The Neutral-Site Games, It’s Time To Go Home (And Home) Against Elite Competition

In addition to opening up NIL opportunities for student athletes, Governor Andy Beshear needs to sign an executive order promoting competitive and entertaining basketball at Rupp Arena. I love the way Kentucky Basketball’s overall non-conference schedule is shaping up. With Duke, Michigan, Notre Dame, North Carolina, and Kansas already on the

Not by the Hair of my Chinny Chin Coleman

When I first heard the name “Chin” Coleman, I thought he was Chinese. It turns out the name “Chin” was more a description of his facial anatomy than his cultural heritage. Regardless of origin, the newest addition to UK’s brain trust has proven to be a breath of fresh air—a

NashVegas Blues

Just The Cats crew during some happier times in Music City (left to right: Dr. John Huang, Larry Vaught, and Michael Bennett) (NASHVILLE, Tn.) – For the second straight year, the Kentucky basketball team walked off the floor of Bridgestone Arena with obvious season-ending disappointment etched across their faces. Last year,

Calipari Laments Team’s Fatal Flaw

(LEXINGTON, Ky.) -- When casting aspersions on this year’s Kentucky basketball team, there’s plenty of blame to go around. After all, you can’t go 8 – 14 and be on track for one of the worst seasons in program history…and NOT expect some finger pointing. Is it the lack of pure

Dontaie Allen Saves the Day…Now What?

(STARKVILLE, Ms.) – For Coach John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats, the 78 – 73 double overtime thriller over the Mississippi State Bulldogs signified a brand-new beginning. Forget that the team had gone 37 days—the longest winless span within a season in UK history—since that long-forgotten rout of Morehead State.