Calipari defends Mark Fox, Mark Gottfried

After his team survived a second close call of the season against Georgia Saturday night, Kentucky coach John Calipari defended Fox for keeping his team together during times of adversity this season. “He goes to Florida, (loses in) overtime. Should have won the game. He comes to us, overtime. Should have won the game. We were lucky to win. Loses at Texas A&M because the clock stalled. The...

Photo Gallery: Kentucky 82, Georgia 77

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Joe Craft Center to get much-needed facelift

The Joe Craft Center will soon be getting a facelift. The University of Kentucky board of trustees approved plans for a $4 million renovation on Friday for the center, which opened in 2007. The upgrades include transforming the player locker and shower spaces, lounge area and team meeting room into a single “multi-functional space” complete with a supplementation, nutrition and hydration stations. “The...

Photo Gallery: Kentucky 83, Tennessee 58

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Humphries says reboot has re-ignited Cats

Isaac Humphries defends a shot in a win over Alabama Saturday in Tuscaloosa. (Keith Taylor Photo) After Kentucky lost three games in a four-game span recently, John Calipari hit the reboot button in an effort to inspire the Wildcats. The team’s restart included a renewed emphasis on offense and defense. “We’ve been working on, obviously, scoring through our offense and not just rushing a...

Calipari likes transparency of early NCAA rankings

If the NCAA Tournament was held this week, Kentucky would be a No. 3 seed in the East, paired with overall top seed and defending national champion Villanova. The preliminary rankings for the Big Dance were released over the weekend, with Villanova (East), Kansas (Midwest), Gonzaga (West) and Baylor (South) snagging the top seeds. Kentucky was joined in the East by Louisville (No. 2) and UCLA, considered...

Photo Gallery: Kentucky 67, Alabama 58

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Coming off a 4 OT upset over South Carolina, Tide won’t be an easy task for Wildcats

Alabama coach Avery Johnson and the Crimson Tide defeated South Carolina in four overtimes Tuesday night in Columbia (Alabama Athletics Photo) As Kentucky coach John Calipari predicted earlier this week, LSU and Alabama would prove to be formidable foes for the Wildcats this week. The Tigers fell behind by 25 points to 15th-ranked Kentucky twice in the second half before mounting a rally in the final...

Photo Gallery: Kentucky 92, LSU 85

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Fox says practice and time on UK’s side

After Kentucky lost its third game in the past four contests with an 88-66 loss at Florida Saturday night, guard De’Aaron Fox wasn’t worried about the Wildcats experiencing a long-term drought. What will it take for the Wildcats to get back on track? “Just practice and time,” Fox said. “We’re young, but that’s not an excuse anymore. We’ve been playing college basketball...

Ex-UK, current Falcons tight end Tamme says trusting in God helps ease pain of missing Super Bowl LI

Jacob TammeFormer Kentucky standout tight end Jacob Tamme won’t be playing in the Super Bowl Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons take on the New England Patriots, but he’s going to enjoy the experience anyway. In an interview with the Baptist Press earlier this week, Tamme, a former standout at Danville High School in Boyle County, described his second season with the Falcons and the plan that...

Lamar Jackson 2106 Sports Figure of the Year

Lamar Jackson was named 2016 Sports Figure of the Year Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson was named 2016 Sports Figure of the Year by the Lexington Herald-Leader Wednesday night. A total of 157 members of the sports media voted and Jackson received 1,680 first votes, followed in second by Tyler Ulis with 639 votes. My ballot was submitted as follows: (1) Lamar Jackson “Clearly the most talented...

Calipari not a fan of the zone defense, but …

Kentucky coach John Calipari talks to Isaiah Briscoe and Malik Monk during a win over Georgia Tuesday night (Tammie Brown Photo)John Caliapri isn’t a fan of any kind of zone defense, but the Wildcats had no choice after the Kentucky coach started three forwards in a 90-81 victory over Georgia Tuesday night. “I’ve got to give credit to (assistant coach) Tony Barbee, I’m not a...

Photo Gallery: Kentucky 90, Georgia 81 (OT)

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Calipari: Kentucky’s issues can be cured

Kentucky coach John Calipari said his team needs to get tougher and play better defense going into the final six weeks of the regular season (Bill Thiry Photo)Kentucky has lost two straight games for only the eighth time in John Calipari’s eight seasons as coach of the Wildcats. Coming off losses to Southeastern Conference foe Tennessee and No. 2 Kansas, respectively, last week, Calipari is...

Photo Gallery: Kansas 79, Kentucky 73

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Cal likes the way UK has responded after loss to Vols

Bam Adebayo slams the ball during UK’s loss at Tennessee last weekend in Knoxville. (Keith Taylor Photo) Kentucky had its first practice since an 82-80 loss at Tennessee earlier this week and John Calipari liked the way the Wildcats responded following the first Southeastern Conference loss of the season. “They were good yesterday,” Calipari said Friday. “They were really good....

UT’s Barnes likes Cats’ chances against No. 2 Kansas

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes says UK has a good chance to beat Kansas Saturday at Rupp Arena (Keith Taylor Photo) Fresh off an 82-80 triumph over Kentucky Tuesday night, Tennessee coach Rick Barnes thinks the Wildcats will bounce back just fine, starting with Saturday’s contest against Kansas in the Big 12-SEC Challenge. “They put the Big 12/SEC Challenge this time of year to gain some notoriety...

Photo Gallery: Tennessee 82, Kentucky 80

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New UK bobblehead released

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled a Limited Edition Kentucky Wildcats Bobbleheads commemorating Kentucky’s eight NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championships. Each bobblehead is individually numbered to only 216, and they are only available in the National Bobblehead HOF and Museum’s Online Store. The Kentucky Bobblehead is part of a series of bobbleheads commemorating...