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  • Kentucky Wildcats freshman Devin Askew, a former highly touted recruit, hits transfer portal

    ESPN "Kentucky Wildcats freshman Devin Askew, a former five-star basketball recruit, has entered the transfer portal, the school announced Monday. Askew, a 6-foot-3 point guard from California, started 20 games during his first season in Lexington. He averaged 6.5 points and 2.9..." April 06

  • Guard Kellan Grady commits to transfer to Kentucky Wildcats

    A Sea of Blue "The Kentucky Wildcats are wasting no time in ensuring next season’s roster does not suffer the same issues the team did this past season. Late Monday afternoon, the school announced the addition of Kellan Grady, a graduate transfer from Davidson. Grady,..." March 30

  • Freshman Cam'Ron Fletcher enters basketball transfer portal, will leave Kentucky Wildcats after rocky year

    ESPN "Kentucky Wildcats freshman Cam'Ron Fletcher has entered the basketball transfer portal, the school announced Saturday. Fletcher, a former ESPN 100 prospect from St. Louis, played just nine games for the Wildcats this season and was asked to step away from the team..." March 13

  • John Calipari scraps plan to schedule extra game after latest Kentucky loss

    Larry Brown Sports "John Calipari knows that Kentucky’s hopes of making the NCAA Tournament are almost non-existent.  Kentucky lost at home 71-67 to Florida on Saturday. The Wildcats are now a pathetic 8-14 on the season and have no shot at making the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team. They..." February 28

  • Louisville HC Chris Mack Apologized to John Calipari for Mocking UK

    Bleacher Report "Chris Mack was in quite the celebratory mood after his team defeated John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats on Dec. 26, but the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball head coach apologized for his actions after video of him enjoying the win went public. As Shannon..." February 22

  • UK's Terrence Clarke will likely miss remainder of season

    A Sea of Blue "The Kentucky Wildcats are now in full preparation mode for the SEC Tournament, as that is their only ticket to the NCAA Tournament at this point.  After the loss to the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, John Calipari said in his postgame interview..." February 08

  • College basketball games affected by COVID-19

    CBS Sports "Kentucky's basketball program is resuming practice on Monday and breaking its temporary COVID-inflicted postponement after being forced to postpone its SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchup Saturday with Texas. The Wildcats' schedule has changed a bit because of the pause, with its SEC matchup..." February 01

  • 10 storylines to watch as Big Dance approaches

    The Score "As an unprecedented college basketball season approaches its climax, there's still plenty that needs to be settled ahead of Selection Sunday. Here are 10 storylines to watch in the final month before the Madness begins. Gonzaga pursuing perfection Typically,..." February 01

  • Kentucky Wildcats cancel basketball game vs. Texas Longhorns, pause team activities for 48 hours due to virus

    ESPN "Kentucky's men's basketball program is pausing team activities and the Wildcats' game against No. 5 Texas on Saturday has been canceled, the school announced Friday. The school will reevaluate in 48 hours whether the Wildcats can resume..." January 30

  • Men's college basketball bluebloods Duke, Kentucky are struggling. Is reliance on one-and-done players to blame?

    USA Today "Starting with his third recruiting class that arrived in 1982, there was a time Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski could have promised all but one of his next 25 incoming groups of freshmen that they would be guaranteed at least one Final Four appearance if they stayed four seasons. It was a..." January 29

  • Saturday's Texas-Kentucky game canceled due to COVID-19

    247 Sports "Kentucky’s battle with Texas this weekend in the Big 12/SEC Challenge has been canceled due to COVID-19 issues for the Wildcats. Kentucky has been put on a 48-hour pause, according to the release the school sent out on Friday morning. “The Kentucky men’s basketball..." January 29

  • John Calipari drops ball while questioning Kentucky's player protest of Capitol violence

    Yahoo! Sports "John Calipari has meticulously honed his reputation as a players’ coach. A recruiting titan, he has rebuilt the blue-blood Kentucky basketball program in his own image, a haven for five-star talent to compete for championships and — more important — to develop as men..." January 14

  • Kentucky’s Ben Jordan dies — dead at 22

    Larry Brown Sports "Kentucky two-sport athlete Ben Jordan has died. Multiple reports on Tuesday confirmed Jordan’s death, though the cause has not yet been revealed. Jordan, who played baseball and basketball at Kentucky, was was 22. Jordan was a Kentucky native and highly touted..." January 12

  • Kentucky defends its men's basketball players, coaches amid criticism of kneeling during national anthem

    CBS Sports "In response to supporters of President Donald Trump storming the Capitol building in Washington D.C. on Wednesday while lawmakers worked to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the November election, the University of Kentucky's men's..." January 12

  • After Kentucky kneels for anthem, sheriff and jailer burn shirts over 'disrespect'

    USA Today "The decision by Kentucky men's basketball coaches and players to kneel during the national anthem before a game over the weekend didn't sit well with two law enforcement officials in the heart of Big Blue Nation. In a video posted on his Facebook page Sunday, Laurel..." January 11

  • Oscar Tshiebwe picks Wildcats in transfer from West Virginia

    Kentucky Sports "It took a little longer than John Calipari had originally hoped, but his wish has finally come true. Oscar Tshiebwe will be a Kentucky Wildcat. It was announced Sunday that Tshiebwe — a 6-foot-9, 260-pound center from Lubumbashi, Congo — plans to transfer to..." January 11

  • Kentucky, Indiana among most disappointing college basketball teams

    CBS Sports "The COVID-19 pandemic limited the number of practices and games some college basketball teams could have over the last few months, creating a disjointed start to the season that negatively affected some programs more than others. But as most teams that have not already begun conference play..." December 30

  • Kentucky off to worst start in 109 years after loss to rival Louisville

    The Score "Kentucky hit a new program and conference low after a heartbreaking 62-59 loss to rival Louisville on Saturday. The Wildcats' latest defeat dropped the school to 1-6 for the first time since 1911. It also marked their first six-game skid since the 1988-89 campaign,..." December 27

  • John Calipari's ESPN conspiracy theory says a lot about Kentucky men's basketball

    USA Today "Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari loves a good conspiracy theory. With his team floundering at 1-5, off to the program’s worst start to a season since 1927, Calipari is going back to the well for his latest public relations strategy to deflect attention away from..." December 26

  • Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari asks freshman Cam'Ron Fletcher to 'step away' from program

    ESPN "On Monday, the sky kept falling around Kentucky men's basketball when coach John Calipari announced that he has asked freshman Cam'Ron Fletcher to "step away" from the team after the four-star recruit was visibly upset toward the end of the team's..." December 21

  • John Calipari defiant amid Kentucky's worst start in 35 years

    The Score "Kentucky's 64-63 home loss to Notre Dame on Saturday clinched the school's worst start in 35 years. The Wildcats are now 1-4 for the first time since the 1984-85 campaign. Kentucky bounced back to reach the Sweet 16 that season, and head coach John Calipari hopes his..." December 13

  • John Calipari explains why Kentucky isn't following Duke

    CBS Sports "On Thursday, Duke and Coach Mike Krzyzewski announced an unprecedented move by canceling the remaining nonconference portion of their upcoming schedule to allow players to go home for Christmas. But not every coach in college hoops agrees with the move or plans to follow..." December 11

  • Kentucky off to worst start under John Calipari

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kentucky Wildcats are off to their worst start ever under John Calipari after an embarrassing loss on Sunday. Kentucky lost to Georgia Tech 79-62 on Sunday to fall to 1-3 on the season, which is their worst start since Calipari took over in 2009. The loss also marked the first..." December 07

  • What we learned from Kentucky basketball's upset loss to Richmond

    USA Today "John Calipari warned fans Kentucky basketball's schedule might be too difficult for a young team. After watching the Wildcats fall 76-64 to Richmond in their first significant test of the season, Big Blue Nation likely agrees with him. Kentucky led by six points..." November 29

  • Top 10 players to watch in college hoops in 2020-21: 10-6

    The Score "College basketball is officially returning after the original start date was pushed back a few weeks. Plenty of fresh faces and familiar names are eager to take the court and begin a journey that will hopefully take them to the Final Four. Here are a few of the players to..." November 25

  • Kansas, Kentucky, UNC, Duke Shut out of NBA Lottery for 1st Time Since 2000

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 NBA Draft has turned out to be more historic than previously expected.   For the first team in two decades, neither Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina nor Duke produced a lottery pick. " November 19

  • Kentucky to allow limited fans at games this season

    The Score "The University of Kentucky will allow reduced spectator capacity for men's and women's basketball games this season, the school announced. Anticipated guidelines call for up to 15% of normal capacity at Rupp Arena, the 20,000-seat home of the men's..." November 07

  • Ranking the five toughest games for the Kentucky Wildcats this season

    CBS Sports "The SEC released its full men's basketball schedule on Friday and Kentucky -- ranked No. 13 in the latest CBS Sports Top 25 (and one) -- easily has one of the toughest slates to face in 2020-21. The Wildcats open their season against Morehead State on Nov. 25 but it quickly..." November 06

  • 2020-21: Ranking college basketball's 10 most important freshmen

    CBS Sports "The advent of the new G League Pathway Program designed to give top basketball prospects a professional option directly out of high school had an impact on this year's freshman class. Top-10 prospects Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga chose to sign with the new program over playing college..." November 02

  • Five-star forward Daimion Collins commits to Wildcats

    CBS Sports "Kentucky landed its first five-star commitment and third overall commitment from the 2021 recruiting class on Saturday when forward Daimion Collins picked the Wildcats over Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas Tech. Collins is considered the No. 19 overall..." November 01

  • Kentucky, North Carolina, UCLA and Ohio State to play CBS Sports Classic in Cleveland on Dec. 19

    CBS Sports "The 2020 CBS Sports Classic will be held in Cleveland on Dec. 19, event organizers announced Thursday. Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, home of the Cleveland Cavaliers, will host the blue blood-laden event for the first time. CBS Sports' annual December college basketball doubleheader..." October 29

  • Kentucky lands former Louisville commit, top-35 prospect Bryce Hopkins

    ESPN "Top-35 senior Bryce Hopkins announced his commitment to Kentucky on Monday, giving the Wildcats their second pledge in the 2021 class. Hopkins, a former Louisville recruit who decommitted from the Cardinals in August, chose Kentucky over a final list that..." October 27

  • Conference games should be priority

    CBS Sports "The plan is to still have non-league games this college basketball season -- and that'll likely remain the plan unless this getting-worse-by-the-day pandemic makes it something close to impossible. But, that said, news on Monday that ESPN is pulling the plug on the NBA-like bubble it..." October 26

  • John Calipari didn't watch Chris Mack video but heard 'there was a lot of whining on it'

    USA Today "Chris Mack reignited the intensity of the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry with an inflammatory Twitter video last month. John Calipari claims he did not even watch it. "I didn’t," Calipari said. "Somebody told me about it. I can’t even..." October 26

  • Kentucky secures commitment from 5-star 2022 recruit Skyy Clark

    The Score "Five-star guard Skyy Clark is committing to Kentucky's 2022 class, he announced Thursday on Instagram. Clark picked the Wildcats over interest from North Carolina, Memphis, and UCLA. The Nashville native is ranked 19th overall on the 2022 ESPN 60. " October 22

  • Two UK Transfer Eligible

    CBS Sports "The outlook for Kentucky's 2020-21 basketball season got significantly brighter on Wednesday when the program announcedthat Wake Forest transfer Olivier Sarr will be eligible for the upcoming season. The 7-footer finished second behind North..." October 21