John Calipari badly wanted to give his youngsters some valuable experience by scheduling a foreign exhibition tour prior to the 2014-15 season and while he was able to do so in the Bahamas, the price tag was astronomical.
Some school mascots are simply better, more historically meaningful and unique than others. Notre Dame defeated North Carolina in a fantastic 1-point game on Monday night but which team would win if each sent their real life mascot to do battle? The Week 9 College Basketball Re-Rankings survey the mascot landscape for which real life mascot would
Can a basketball player’s name impact whether or not he is recruited, added to the Wooden Watch, or tabbed for All-American status? Probably not but more eccentric, slippery and bad ass names can oftentimes provide more eyeballs and, as a result, potentially more opportunities to prove yourself.
College basketball analyst Jay Bilas is not one to mince words or shy away from offering his refreshingly educated and blunt opinion and he did just that during Saturday’s Kentucky-Louisville matchup.
The score of the Kentucky-UCLA college BASKETBALL game is not a misprint. The No. 1 ranked Wildcats are actually winning by a score of 41-7. The Bruins have scored exactly 7 points in 20 minutes of basketball. They are shooting 8.1 percent (3-for-37) from the floor, 0 percent from three-point range (0-for-9), and have only
Kentucky Wildcats running back Stanley Boom Williams (awesome name) is wearing the shortest game “pants” you’ll ever see on a football player during Saturday’s game against the Tennessee Volunteers. Those are more like hipster jorts than they are pants but, hey, he just wants you to know he doesn’t skip leg day.
For some teams an NCAA Tournament appearance is everything and for others it means nothing without at least one victory, Sweet 16, Final Four or even a national title. With 351 programs set to kick off the 2014-15 college hoops season this week, all of them expect to receive a ticket to the Dance, regardless
The burn of demoralizing March Madness losses will never cease, but at least you have another season of college hoops to help temporarily curb that anguish, that is until it hits you again next March. With 300-plus teams set to open their 2014-15 seasons with exhibition games in the next two weeks, USA Today has
Some people are bigger and some people are smaller. This is no new phenomenon but whenever a big person stands next to a small person, the human species goes ballistic with laughs, gasps, jokes and utter confusion. There is no exception here, as two University of Kentucky women’s basketball players snapped a photo with three
John Calipari’s reputation as a master recruiter is undeniable but the Kentucky coach has a bevy of critics for his in-game coaching ability. One of those critics is New York radio personality Mike Francesa, who made the same claim that the title-winning coach is a phenomenal salesman and motivator but is lacking in the X’s
Matt Elam is a freshman defensive tackle for Kentucky and while freshmen lineman at a historically poor football program typically receive little attention, Elam is different. The guy is listed on the UK roster at a whopping 6’7″, 375-pounds. His presence in Lexington has provoked some comparisons to another large product of the Wildcats: Jared
Former Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Jared Lorenzen, whose unusual weight for a quarterback earned him the nicknames “Hefty Lefty,” “Pillsbury Throwboy” and the “Abominable Throwman,” took to Twitter on Tuesday to weigh in on the NCAA’s decision to allow schools to give unlimited amounts of food to their athletes: I'll tell u what the NCAA really lucked out