Kentucky Rumors & News

  • Kentucky's Calipari warns team to not 'drink the poison'

    ESPN "Kentucky coach John Calipari is warning his players "don't drink that poison" by reading and watching comments about the team's path to the Final Four. "The poison being we have an easy road," Calipari said. "If they drink the poison, we'll be done on Thursday." Calipari isn't buying the..." March 21

  • Kentucky's streak of 1,047 games with a 3-pointer is over

    CBS Sports "The Kentucky Wildcats advanced into the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 78-73 win over No. 12 seed Davidson on Thursday afternoon, but they lost their grip on one of the more remarkable streaks in all of NCAA. The Wildcats went 0-for-6 from beyond the arc against Davidson, which..." March 16

  • 5-star 2019 SF DJ Jeffries commits to Kentucky

    Fanrag Sports "SHARE TWEET With three players having committed to join the Kentucky basketball program this summer, John Calipari and his staff got an early start on the 2019 class Monday night. Five-star small forward D.J. Jeffries, who attends White Station HS in Memphis, announced that he will be a..." March 12

  • Kentucky's John Calipari: College players should make money off their likeness

    CBS Sports "Kentucky coach John Calipari said Tuesday that that he believes college players should have the opportunity to profit from their likeness and signature, and he urged the NCAA to work in conjunction with the National Basketball Players Association to shore up some of the corruption that has taken..." February 28

  • Kevin Knox on FBI investigation: 'I'm not here to talk about that'

    ESPN "After being cleared to play Saturday morning, Kentucky freshman Kevin Knox declined to answer questions about his relationship with Christian Dawkins, the central figure of the FBI's probe into college basketball recruiting. According to a Yahoo! Sports report on Friday morning, Knox was one of..." February 25

  • Kentucky finds 'no eligibility issues' after internal review for potential violations

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The University of Kentucky determined "there were no eligibility issues" after an internal review following a report of potential violations of NCAA regulations in college basketball. "The University of Kentucky immediately reviewed the matter and, based on the available information,..." February 24

  • John Calipari releases statement amid NCAA scandal

    Fanrag Sports "The NCAA appears to be the subject of an “underground recruiting operation” that could potentially create issues for more than 20 programs, according to Pete Thamel and Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports. There is no shortage of reputable programs involved, including the Kentucky Wildcats and head..." February 23

  • Is This Kentucky's Worst Team Under John Calipari?

    Bleacher Report "Kentucky fell out of the AP Top 25 this past week. If you have any friends or family in Big Blue Nation, please check on them immediately. "We're probably somewhere around DEFCON 3," said Tom Leach, Kentucky's play-by-play radio announcer, of the level of worry surrounding the Wildcats. This..." January 25

  • Coach Cal takes another shot at Duke, Coach K

    College Basketball Talk "Duke and Kentucky have been at the forefront on the recruiting world for some time now, and as of late, it has been Duke that has been winning those wars. In the Class of 2018, Duke has beaten Kentucky on Cameron Reddish, R.J. Barrett and, on Saturday, Zion Williamson. Kentucky landed Kevin..." January 22

  • Why 5-star Zion Williamson would fit better at Clemson than Kansas, Duke or Kentucky

    CBS Sports "The nation's top uncommitted prospect, Zion Williamson, will end his long and winding recruitment process on Saturday. The five-star forward from Spartanburg Day School in South Carolina, ranked as the No. 3 overall player in the Class of 2018, will pick his college destination between Clemson,..." January 18

  • DeMarcus Cousins does not think John Calipari will ever return to NBA

    Larry Brown Sports "Rumors linking John Calipari to NBA coaching jobs are an annual occurrence, but one of the Kentucky coach’s former star players does not believe the speculation will ever become more than just that. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman asked DeMarcus Cousins on Tuesday if he believes Calipari will ever coach at..." January 17

  • John Calipari finds the positive in LaVar Ball

    Larry Brown Sports "There may no longer be any Balls associated with the UCLA basketball program, but that does not mean LaVar Ball questions do not come up in relation to the team’s games. Ahead of Saturday’s UCLA-Kentucky game at the CBS Sports Classic, Wildcats head coach John Calipari was asked about Ball...." December 23

  • Four-star guard Tyler Herro commits to Kentucky

    Scout "From the moment Tyler Herro picked up a scholarship offer from Kentucky he knew where he wanted to go to school. “I pretty much knew right way,” Herro told Scout. “I was looking at Oregon, that sounded like a good gig. Villanova had a good pitch too, but ultimately I knew where I wanted to go..." November 14

  • No. 7 2018 recruit Keldon Johnson commits to Kentucky

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Back in July, five-star basketball recruit Keldon Johnson was asked how long he’d be willing to wait on a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky. Johnson — a 6-foot-6 wing from Virginia — had made it clear earlier in the year that he coveted an offer from the Cats. He had visited UK..." November 12

  • Jemarl Baker to miss 3 months after knee surgery

    Fanrag Sports "Kentucky Wildcats guard Jemarl Baker is expected to miss at least the next three months after undergoing knee surgery, according to the program. Baker, an incoming freshman, underwent surgery last week after a procedure he had before he enrolled with the heralded SEC program did not heal..." November 02

  • Report: Kentucky freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt could miss entire season

    SEC Country "Initial reports suggested Kentucky freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt could be out three months with a foot injury. Now it could be much worse. A report from ESPN on Wednesday features a quote from Kentucky head coach John Calipari saying Vanderbilt might miss the whole year. “If he’s not..." October 19

  • Nation’s No. 1 Recruit R.J. Barrett Sets Decision Date

    The Spun "R.J. Barrett, the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2018, is just over a month away from picking between his three finalist schools. On Sunday, Barrett confirmed his top three of Duke, Kentucky, and Oregon. He will be deciding between those three schools on November 10. However, he does not have..." October 06

  • John Calipari on FBI probe: Solution could be to mimic NCAA baseball

    USA Today "Kentucky coach John Calipari is a man of solutions. Addressing the FBI investigation that cost Rick Pitino his job at Louisville, Calipari said college basketball should take a page from college baseball's playbook. As part of the ongoing federal investigation that began in 2015, four NCAA..." October 06

  • Five-star freshman Vanderbilt out 3 months with foot injury

    SEC Country "The season hasn’t even started yet and Kentucky basketball has suffered a significant setback: 5-star freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt is expected to miss three months after suffering an injury to his left foot. He will likely need surgery and plans to return in January. Vanderbilt, a..." September 30

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