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Tuesday was the one-year anniversary of the death of Bill Keightley, affectionately known as “Mr. Wildcat.” He died March 31, 2008, at the age of 81. Keightley first started with the UK men’s basketball program in 1962 under Adolph Rupp. He spent 48 seasons on the sideline — including serving under six different coaches: Rupp, […]

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According to a report from WREG, The CBS affiliate in Memphis, head coach John Calipari is leaving Memphis to become the head coach at UK. As of 1:25 p.m. EDT, WREG reported Calipari was at his home speaking with members of his coaching staff. Neither the UK or Memphis athletic departments have responded to requests […]

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Larry Orton says Calipari will take job

Larry Orton, father of five-star recruit Daniel Orton, said it’s going to be John Calipari. “Calipari’s going to take that job,” he told the Kernel. “You know it and I know it.” The media had speculated all day on whether or not Memphis’ head coach will move to Lexington for the Cats next season. Larry […]

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Nolan Dennis, a John Calipari recruit to Memphis, has an agreement with the university that he will be released from his letter-of-intent if Calipari leaves the Tigers, his mother told the Memphis Commercial-Appeal. Dennis is a six-foot five shooting guard from Richland, Texas, who averaged 18 points per game. He is ranked as the No. […]

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UK confirms permission to talk with Calipari

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A UK spokesman confirmed the school received permission to speak with Memphis head coach John Calipari about the Cats’ vacant head coach position. “The University of Kentucky confirms that it has asked for and received permission from University of Memphis Athletics Director R.C. Johnson to speak with head coach John Calipari,” UK spokesman John Hayden […]

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Reports of Calipari’s meetings with UK and his team are unconfirmed by both school officials

UK spokesman DeWayne Peevy was unable to confirm or deny any information surrounding reports that Memphis head coach John Calipari was meeting with UK officials on Monday regarding the men’s basketball coaching position. “We’re in wait and see mode just like everybody else,” Peevy said. The Memphis Commercial-Appeal reported Monday morning that Calipari had strong […]

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Students run to honor Tom May

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Students run to honor Tom May

By Kendall Gottler Tom May had a passion for running and for helping people. On Saturday, more than 150 people gathered to run in May’s memory. May, a mechanical engineering junior at UK, died in a car accident in the fall. The accident took place on the way back from Baptist Campus Ministry’s fall retreat. […]

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Bats go cold, Cats lose 4-2

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Bats go cold, Cats lose 4-2

A wild series against South Carolina saw UK attempt to pull together another late game comeback. In the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and zero outs, the Cats (16-9, 4-5 Southeastern Conference) could only plate one run and lost 4-2. “We should have been able to do more with what we had […]

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Gillispie unsure of future, but ready to get back to work

Former UK head coach Billy Gillispie speaks during a news conference on Saturday morning at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort. Photo by Allie Garza | Staff Former UK head coach Billy Gillispie has not yet had any contact with any schools regarding open coaching positions, he said at his news conference Saturday morning at the […]

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He walked in smiling and started the news conference off with a joke. Billy Gillispie even wore a blue polo as he addressed a handful of reporters, television cameras and even fans that filled a tent at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Golf Club on Newtown Pike. And even being fired as the head […]

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