New UK basketball roster a blessing for John Calipari, not a curse

David Schuh
Managing Editor

By almost every imaginable measure, fans labeled the 2012-13 season a failure, something Calipari had not experienced in his three previous years in Lexington. Now, with five freshmen ranked in the top-25 on recruiting lists to go along with three returning players with quality experience, the problems that plagued the Cats last season may be avoidable this time around.

State of Kentucky enters new era of basketball glory

David Schuh
Managing Editor

UK and the University of Louisville have fielded many great teams throughout their storied basketball histories. With 11 combined national championships, they have garnered enough acclaim to establish what many believe to be the most decorated basketball state in America. But in 2013, we could be in the midst of the state of Kentucky’s greatest era ever.

UK picked 1st in conference in preseason poll; Randle selected as Player of the Year

Julius Randle poses for a photo at basketball media day in Lexington, Ky., on Thursday, September 12, 2013. Photo by Emily Wuetcher | Staff

UK was selected as the 2014 SEC men’s basketball champions in a preseason poll of the media, according to the league.