BY Bill Crockett (MANCHESTER, Ky.) — “Welcome,” said the spider to the fly. Utilizing an offensive scheme predicated upon Hall of Fame coach Pete Carril’s Princeton Offense, an experienced Richmond squad spun a tangled and frustrating web the ‘Cats simply couldn’t escape. Regardless of how hard they fought, coach John Calipari’s youthful Wildcats
John Calipari’s daughters are among the fans who have cutouts in Rupp Arena seats for UK games. (Twitter Photo) By LARRY VAUGHT It was certainly a different atmosphere in Rupp Arena Wednesday night when Kentucky beat Morehead 81-45 in its season opener. One fan I know, Marsha Lane of Danville, said she
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
Brad Calipari won't be making a return trip to UK this week. (UK Athletics Photo) By KEITH TAYLOR LEXINGTON, Ky. — Detroit Mercy won’t be playing in the Bluegrass Showcase this week and Brad Calipari's return to the Bluegrass has been postponed. The Titans dropped out of the four-team event Wednesday because
Kentucky coach John Calipari answers a question during a zoom press conference Monday. (Keith Taylor photo) By KEITH TAYLOR LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Calipari isn’t worried just yet, but after watching a scrimmage Sunday, the Kentucky coach has every reason to be concerned going into Wednesday’s season opener against Morehead State
By LARRY VAUGHT He was the first point guard in his recruiting class that Kentucky coach John Calipari targeted, a McDonald’s All-American and a USA Basketball veteran. Yet during his freshman season at Kentucky, Immanuel Quickley had plenty of struggles.Even his sophomore year, he was not a starter when the season
Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans was among three former UK players who weren't drafted Wednesday night. By KEITH TAYLOR LEXINGTON, Ky. — Ashton Hagans was among three former Kentucky players who went undrafted Wednesday night, but the former Wildcats guard will get a chance to play at the next level. Hagans
By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky basketball fans can hear coach John Calipari in a different type interview starting today on the podcast “How Leaders Lead” with David Novak (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1223803642). The podcast launched in July with Novak, the founder and former CEO of Yum! Brands who created a leadership development company after his retirement.