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Coen has more than half of UK’s revamped football offense installed; Askew commits to Texas

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky offensive coordinator Liam Coen has been pleased with the way the Wildcats have picked up on his offensive schemes going into the final week of spring workouts. “I was just excited to see the guys run around and make plays,” Coen said Tuesday. “I think every receiver but one caught a pass. A lot of guys did some nice things. It was nice. We kept it pretty...

Keith Taylor: Calipari used to one-and-done players, but not when it comes to transfers after one season

John Calipari is used to players taking the one-and-done route when leaving Kentucky. He’s just not accustomed to players throwing their names into the transfer portal after just one season. Earlier this week, guard Devin Askew announced plans to transfer to another program following a roller-coaster ride with the Wildcats this season. Askew probably should have waited another year before beginning...

Kentucky freshman Devin Askew opts to enter NCAA transfer portal, will finish college career elsewhere

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Devin Askew will finish out his collegiate career elsewhere after the freshman guard announced his plans to enter the NCAA transfer portal on Monday. Kentucky coach John Calipari talks with Devin Askew during a win at Tennessee last season. (Photo by Keith Taylor, Kentucky Today) “I am thankful for the opportunity I had to play basketball at the University of Kentucky,”...

Calipari discouraged after watching Kentucky drop 63-62 buzzer-beater at Georgia on Wednesday

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari was down after watching his team’s 14-game winning streak against Georgia end Wednesday night in Athens. The Wildcats (4-9, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) led by one with three seconds remaining, but P.J. Horne’s basket on an out-of-bounds play with 1.3 ticks left lifted Georgia to a 63-62 triumph over the struggling...

Jamie Vaught: Struggling UK might have found permanent solution at point guard in Davion Mintz

With its slow start this season, the University of Kentucky has been struggling to find a reliable point guard who can fit in and take charge without making too many turnovers. But the very young Wildcats may have found a permanent solution to their point guard dilemma this past weekend when graduate transfer Davion Mintz emerged and turned in a solid performance during his team’s 75-63 loss to North...

Opponent changes from UCLA to North Carolina, but challenge remains same for Kentucky on Saturday

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today The opponent may have changed but the challenge remains the same for Kentucky in the CBS Sports Classic. The Wildcats (1-4) were originally scheduled to play UCLA in the yearly event set for Saturday in Cleveland, but Kentucky will instead take on North Carolina in the opener at 2 p.m. The Bruins will now take on Ohio State in the final game of a doubleheader. “UCLA...

Calipari insists he’s not ‘cracking’ after UK drops third straight game; Cats fall to Georgia Tech, 79-62

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today The rare early-season losses are starting to pile up on Kentucky. The Wildcats dropped their third consecutive game during a 79-62 loss to previously winless Georgia Tech on Sunday at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Kentucky’s 1-3 start is the worst in John Calipari’s 12 seasons as coach of the Wildcats, a defeat that will drop UK out of the Associated Press Top 25 poll...

Struggling UK gets ‘punked’ by No. 7 Kansas in 65-62 loss; Wildcats (1-2) suffer second straight defeat

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky head coach John Calipari praised Kansas for its ability to defeat the Wildcats on Tuesday night. Two days after a disappointing 76-64 loss to Richmond, Kentucky dropped a 65-62 decision to No. 7 Kansas in the State Farm Champions Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Jayhawks (2-1) fended off Calipari’s squad despite shooting 29 percent from...

Kentucky (1-0) meets Richmond (1-0) in Bluegrass Showcase finale on Sunday at Rupp Arena

By Tim Letcher University of Kentucky After opening its season with an easy 81-45 win over Morehead State on Wednesday, Kentucky returns to action on Sunday, facing Richmond in the final game of the Bluegrass Showcase at Rupp Arena. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. and the game can be seen on the SEC Network. In Wednesday’s opener, it was Kentucky’s talented freshman class that carried the load. Brandon...