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After ‘up and down year’ freshman year, Louisville’s Johnson excited about upcoming season

By Kenny Klein University of Louisville University of Louisville guard David Johnson reflected on his freshman season and spoke about what he needs to improve upon during an off-season news conference with local media. “I think it was a pretty up and down year,” said Johnson about his freshman year. “I started off kind of doing okay and then I went into a little slump. Then I had...

Wake Forest transfer Sarr looks to reboot career at Kentucky; averaged 13.7 points last season

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky landed a future post player on Wednesday when Wake Forest standout Olivier Sarr announced plans to transfer and continue his career in Lexington. Sarr, a 7-foot center who averaged 13.7 points and nine rebounds per game last season, chose the Wildcats over Duke, Gonzaga, Florida State and Baylor. Sarr will have to sit out next season because of transfer rules. He...

Calipari anxious to see how Wildcats will fare in blockbuster opener against Michigan State in N.Y.

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today John Calipari doesn’t know what to expect from his team when Kentucky opens the season against Michigan State in the State Farm Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden. “This is so early in the season, I can’t predict what goes on,” he said Sunday. “They have a have a couple of veterans, but really their veteran quarterback (Cassius Winston) makes them go....

Louisville volleyball star McHenry named to preseason All-ACC squad; Cards picked third in poll

University of Louisville senior outside hitter Melanie McHenry headlines the list of preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball stars, and the Cardinals have been chosen third in the preseason poll of the ACC coaches. McHenry led Louisville with 383 kills last season and was named honorable mention All-American. She enters her senior year with 1,131 career kills. Melanie McHenry Louisville...

Calipari steps back, uses ‘old-school’ approach to move Cats forward; North Dakota game tonight

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today John Calipari has taken a step back in an effort to get his team back on track.   The Kentucky coach admitted he might have gotten too far ahead too soon after the 10th-ranked Wildcats suffered a 118-84 loss to top-ranked Duke, followed by a 71-59 triumph over Southern Illinois last week.   “We went back to some old-school (workouts) for a couple of days,” Calipari...

Wildcats move past Duke shellacking to host Southern Illinois in home opener Friday at Rupp

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today John Calipari knew his team would receive a wake-up call early in the season and wasn’t surprised by his team’s loss to No. 4 Duke earlier this week in the Champions Classic. It was a setback the Kentucky coach kept anticipating even after posting six impressive victories in the Bahamas and a pair of exhibition wins during the past two weeks. “I was never intoxicated...

Jamie Vaught: Several preseason college basketball yearbooks picking UK as nation’s No. 1 team

If you’re like me as a college hoops fan, you certainly would look forward every fall when the popular college basketball yearbooks hit the newsstands or become available online. My love for preseason yearbooks began when I was a kid. I had to ask my mom or dad to buy a copy and they obliged. My first yearbook, I believe, was the one about major league baseball by Street & Smith’s,...

No. 18 Kentucky's offensive balance boosting its efficiency through nine league games

Kentucky has found a balance on offense that has made them one of the most efficient offensive teams in the country. (Photo by James Pennington)   As Kentucky’s defense continues to develop, its offense seems to be a mature product halfway in to its conference schedule. The Wildcats’ offense ranks fifth in Division I with a 119.2 adjusted offensive efficiency, according to KenPom.com—which...

No. 18 Kentucky’s offensive balance boosting its efficiency through nine league games

Kentucky has found a balance on offense that has made them one of the most efficient offensive teams in the country. (Photo by James Pennington)   As Kentucky’s defense continues to develop, its offense seems to be a mature product halfway in to its conference schedule. The Wildcats’ offense ranks fifth in Division I with a 119.2 adjusted offensive efficiency, according to KenPom.com—which...