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Kentucky Kernel

University of Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino asked fans to support the team in the final games of the season. Photo by Michael Reaves

Calipari speaks with Pitino in latest Cal Cast

Kevin Erpenbeck January 19, 2017

The battle between John Calipari and Rick Pitino has now expanded to the world of podcasts. In the latest Cal Cast released, the current Kentucky head coach hosted his in-state rival coach Pitino. The...

Kentuckys Bam Adebayo finishes the put back slam during the second half of the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Rupp Arena on Saturday, January 7, 2017 in Lexington, KY. Photo by Addison Coffey | Staff.

Calipari predicts Adebayo will ‘be that guy’ by end of the season

Kevin Erpenbeck January 14, 2017

Every team needs that "go to guy" on their roster. It's what helps them seal away wins and close out the season strong. Kentucky has had many of those types of players on its rosters over the years, from...

Center Karl-Anthony Towns of the Kentucky Wildcats warms up before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers in the Final Four of the 2015 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, In. Photo by Jonathan Krueger

Towns’ family heritage key to star turning down USA Basketball

Kevin Erpenbeck January 5, 2017

When future-NBA Star Karl-Anthony Towns decided to play for the Dominican Republic national team in 2012 instead of Team USA, he made himself ineligible to participate in any future Team USA events.Many...

Kentucky head coach John Calipari expresses his frustration from the sidelines during the game against the Louisville Cardinals on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 in Louisville, Ky. Louisville won the game 73-70.

Ups and downs of Cats’ loss to Louisville

Kevin Erpenbeck December 22, 2016

This year's Battle of the Bluegrass game didn't play out exactly the way Kentucky fans had hoped it would.The freshman stars didn't rise to the occasion of the annual rivalry game. The players lacked...

Head coach John Calipari yells at his team during the game against Clarion on Sunday, October 30, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Hunter Mitchell | Staff

Calipari to host podcast show

Kevin Erpenbeck December 14, 2016

Kentucky head coach John Calipari is joining the podcast world.The Hall of Fame Coach announced via Twitter that his new podcast, called Cal Cast, will be released every Tuesday. Fans can download each...

No. 2 UK freshman Eric Bledsoe drives the ball down the court during the second half of the Cats game against the Florida Gators on Tueday, Jan. 12, 2009 at the Stephen C. OConnell Center in Gainesville, Fla. The Cats defeated the Gators 89-77. Staff file photo

Suns and Lakers game features numerous NBA Cats

Kevin Erpenbeck December 10, 2016

Friday's matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns showcased some former UK stars lighting it up against/with each other.Devin Booker, Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe of the Suns were...

Kentucky coach John Calipari yells at his team at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Kentucky beat Canisius 93-69. Photo by Joshua Qualls | Staff

Calipari’s ’30 for 30′ to air April 13 on ESPN

Kevin Erpenbeck December 6, 2016

Get your calenders out Kentucky fans. UK head coach John Calipari's 30 for 30 documentary piece is set to air April 13 on ESPN.The two-hour film, titled One and Not Done, will make its television debut...

Center Karl-Anthony Towns of the Kentucky Wildcats roars after a and-one play during the first half of the game against the Hampton Pirates at KFC Yum! Center on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Louisville , Ky. Kentucky leads Hampton 41-22 at halftime. Photo by Michael Reaves

Towns scores career-high 47 in loss to Knicks

Kevin Erpenbeck December 1, 2016

For those who thought Karl-Anthony Towns would have a second-year slump in the league, think again.Towns, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, scored a career-high 47 points against the New York Knicks...

Head coach John Calipari yells at his team during the game against Clarion on Sunday, October 30, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Hunter Mitchell | Staff

UK enjoying time in Bahamas

Kevin Erpenbeck November 27, 2016

UK's matchup against Arizona State in the Atlantis Showcase isn't until Monday, but the Wildcats are already enjoying their time in the Bahamas.Kentucky Wildcats TV captured the players' sun-filled day,...


How Devin Booker’s father steered him to the NBA

Kevin Erpenbeck November 24, 2016

Devin Booker's success and exceptional talent at basketball wasn't random. It took a lot of hard work, practice and a little help from his athletic genes.For those who remember, Booker's father, Melvin...

Izzo anticipates “one of the greatest nights of the season” in matchup with UK

Kevin Erpenbeck November 15, 2016

The Champions Classic was created with the thought of delivering a top-tier showdown between blue-blood basketball schools early in the college hoops season.Six years after its creation, and the event...

Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea (5) tries to block the shot of Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) during the third quarter on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. (Ashley Landis/Dallas Morning News/TNS)

Booker continuing rise to stardom

Kevin Erpenbeck November 7, 2016

From the moment he entered the NBA, Devin Booker has been catching the attention of several basketball junkies for his athletic skills and overall demeanor in the big leagues. Now, at just age 20, Booker...

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