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Three of Calipari’s staff hired

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With reports and rumors running wild about UK’s roster next year, new coach John Calipari has started filling out his coaching staff, too. Orlando Antigua, John Robic and Rod Strickland will be members of Calipari’s staff, UK spokesman DeWayne Peevy said Wednesday evening. All three attended the Cats’ practice Wednesday. Titles for the new hires […]

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Despite Internet reports claiming star UK recruit Daniel Orton had decommitted from the Cats and new UK head coach John Calipari, Orton’s father said on Wednesday those reports were false “It’s not true, it was all a misunderstanding,” Larry Orton said to the Kernel. Daniel Orton — a 6-foot 9 center — is ranked the […]

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According to Scout.com writer Evan Daniels, DeMarcus Cousins has committed to UK for next season. Cousins is a 6-foot-9 forward from Mobile, Ala. He originally committed to Memphis, but when Calipari accepted the UK job, Cousins reopened his recruitment. Cousins called Calipari on Tuesday and informed the newly hired coach of his decision.

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Meeks declares for draft: Will not hire an agent, could return to UK

Days after UK landed John Calipari, its star junior guard looks to be heading to the NBA. On Tuesday, Jodie Meeks declared he would enter the NBA Draft but not hire an agent, through a UK Athletics news release. Not hiring an agent allows Meeks the opportunity to return to school if he chooses. The […]

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Meeks declares for NBA draft

Jodie Meeks will enter the NBA Draft but will not hire an agent, according to a release from UK Athletics. Not hiring an agent allows Meeks the opportunity to return to school if he so chooses. The draft is on June 25, and players without agents have until June 15 to remove their names from […]

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After a week of searching the country for a new head coach, Memphis found its man in its backyard. Josh Pastner, 31, will be named the Tigers’ head coach at a Tuesday afternoon news conference in Memphis. Pastner served one year as an assistant coach at Memphis under Calipari, who left Memphis last week to […]

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Grand slam lifts UK past Ole Miss

By Sam Ranard Molly Johnson wasn’t thinking home run when she stepped to the plate with bases loaded. In fact, she wasn’t even thinking about a hit. With the UK softball team tied 0-0 on Sunday against Mississippi, Johnson came up to bat hoping for a sacrifice fly and driving in one run. And then […]

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The UK baseball team (18-12, 4-8 Southeastern Conference) had a rough weekend in Oxford, Miss., against Ole Miss. The Cats dropped each game in the three-game set, only scoring six runs the entire series. The starting pitchers for the Cats in the series were freshman Alex Meyer, senior Chris Rusin and junior James Paxton. Meyer […]

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According to the Lawrence Journal-World, Xavier Henry, a top-five recruit, wants to be a Kansas Jayhawk. Henry originally signed a letter-of-intent to Memphis in November, but reopened his commitment after John Calipari took the UK head coaching job. “I believe when it comes down to is Xavier wants to play for KU,” Carl Henry, Xavier’s […]

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High school basketball recruit G.J. Vilarino has asked for and been granted a release from his commitment to the UK men’s basketball team, Scout.com reported on Thursday. Vilarino, a three-star point guard prospect from McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas, signed with UK in the fall after being recruited by former UK head coach Billy […]

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