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UK has no worries about Calipari’s past

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New UK head coach John Calipari has a nearly impeccable résumé. His two Final Four appearances, two National Coach of the Year awards and five first-round NBA Draft picks accentuate a record that would be tough for anyone to question. His controversial past, however, features a major run-in with the NCAA, controversial recruiting tactics, questionable […]

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UK head coach John Calipari insists he doesn’t hate former UK head coach and current Louisville head coach Rick Pitino. The two have been linked on the Internet to a heated rivalry, but during a Wednesday news conference announcing his hiring at UK, Calipari said Pitino has actually helped him through his career — including […]

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Athletics Board approves Calipari hire

President Lee Todd, UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart and other members of the UK Board of Directors met Wednesday morning at the Joe Craft Center to discuss and vote on hiring John Calipari of Memphis as the next head coach for the UK men’s basketball team. Photo by Allie Garza | Staff John Calipari has […]

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The Calipari Party Begins: Former Memphis head coach signs 8-year deal,  former player calls it ‘best hire UK could have’

John Calipari will be UK’s 22nd men’s basketball head coach. UK Athletics sent an e-mail at 9:41 p.m. on Tuesday, which officially announced the signing of Calipari to an eight-year deal. He will be announced as UK’s head coach during a Wednesday news conference at 9:30 a.m. Former UK great Tony Delk, who played against […]

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Old faces get fresh chance to shine: Maxwell, other career reserves lead Cats in spring

The leaders on UK’s football team might not be known when the 2009-10 season starts. Sure, there will be familiar names, including rising senior defensive stars Jeremy Jarmon, Trevard Lindley and Micah Johnson as some of the likely candidates to become vocal leaders of the team on their campaign to appear in a school-record fourth-consecutive […]

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Defense leads Cats to 2-0 win

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Defense leads Cats to 2-0 win

By Bill Nigut Defense wins games. It’s a phrase not typically associated with baseball, but the UK baseball team (17-9, 4-5 Southeastern Conference) showed the importance of good defense on Tuesday. In a close, low-scoring affair, UK extended its streak of wins when leading after the third inning to 12, topping Marshall 2-0. After often […]

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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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