Notes, quotes and video: John Calipari

Notes, quotes and video from John Calipari’s press conference today. More to come later from the players. Calipari is really high on Terrence Jones heading into the season. “If there’s a better player in the country, I gotta see him,” Calipari said. “Maybe that guy is in our gym. I don’t know.” So what’s changed? […]

UK Hoops picked third, Mathies named to first team

By Les Johns Matthew Mitchell’s UK Hoops team was ranked third in the SEC by a panel of conference and national media members. The Cats finished second in the SEC last year behind Tennessee, who went through the conference slate an undefeated 16-0.  The Cats, who finished the year 25-9 overall record and 11-5 in […]

20 years later, Laettner deserves respect


By Les Johns | Kernel columnist Without a doubt, I disappointed more of my friends on Monday than on any other day in my life. I got the opportunity to interview UK basketball nemesis Christian Laettner and I made no attempts to inflict bodily harm upon him. I did not punch him or “accidentally” mash […]