‘Coach Cal’ app skyrockets in popularity



UK men’s basketball head coach John Calipari launched an application for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch earlier this week. Like everything else Calipari has touched since arriving at UK, it immediately turned to gold.

As of late Thursday, it was the No. 2 paid sports app on iTunes, behind only ESPN Radio. Calipari’s app was ahead of the official Super Bowl XLIV app and the NBA League Pass app.

The exact number of downloaded apps wasn’t available late Thursday. According to iTunes, the app, which is an interactive media guide that keeps fans in touch with Calipari, is still being fine-tuned.

A third of all sales from the app, which sells for $2.99, go to the Calipari Family Foundation for Children.