Men’s basketball preseason report

John Calipari waits for the team to huddle during the first half of men's basketball vs Transylvania at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., on Friday, November 1, 2013. Photo by Eleanor Hasken | Staff

By Josh Ellis The wait is almost over, Big Blue Nation. Only 21 days separate the world of UK basketball from coming back to life on Nov. 2, when the team will open its first exhibition game against Ottawa. Here is a preseason report on what the Cats have been up to in preparation […]

NCAA yet to clear Skal Labissiere

Joe Craft Center in Lexington, Ky. on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello reported on Wednesday that Skal Labissiere has not yet been cleared to play by the NCAA. Gerald Hamilton, Labissiere’s guardian, would not comment on why the 6-foot-11 big man has not yet been cleared to play. Sources told ESPN that Hamilton’s relationship with Labissiere is the reason that the […]

Guide for 9: Mesh new and returning players


If there’s one college basketball program in the nation that can recover from losing seven players to the NBA draft, that program is UK. Under the reign of Hall of Fame coach John Calipari, the men’s basketball roster has once again been replenished.

Calipari and players visit Big Blue Campout


    By Josh Ellis John Calipari and the UK basketball team met with some of the most devoted fans in the Big Blue Nation Thursday evening, handing out pizza to the campers outside of Memorial Coliseum at Tent City Live. Thursday’s festivities wrapped up the second and final day of Tent City Live, […]

John Calipari’s best quotes from preseason Q&A

Head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats John Calipari is all smiles during second half of the Sweet 16 of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament against the at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Cleveland , Ky. Photo by Jonathan Krueger | Staff.

By Josh Ellis After losing a record-setting seven players to the 2015 NBA Draft and falling just short of achieving the pursuit of perfection, head coach John Calipari was able to get away from the crazy game of basketball this summer — but not for too long. This is Kentucky, where basketball never stops […]