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Best of Fall 2013 in Sports: Air Raid returns, and Calipari’s big freshmen debut at Rupp

To get you ready for 2014, we’re recapping the year that was in sports, and here is the second installment: fall 2013. New things, exciting things, were happening at Commonwealth Stadium with Mark Stoops’ debut and the return of the Air Raid offense to Kentucky football. But most of all, John Calipari’s incoming recruits dominated the fall headlines. Re-published below is a primer...

Best of Fall 2013 in Sports: Air Raid returns, and Calipari's big freshmen debut at Rupp

To get you ready for 2014, we’re recapping the year that was in sports, and here is the second installment: fall 2013. New things, exciting things, were happening at Commonwealth Stadium with Mark Stoops’ debut and the return of the Air Raid offense to Kentucky football. But most of all, John Calipari’s incoming recruits dominated the fall headlines. Re-published below is a primer...

E. J. Floreal brings Olympic pedigree to UK
as freshman walk-on, son of track coach

E. J. Floreal is no stranger to stacked rosters.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] His father, UK track and field head coach Edrick Floreal, brought in 49 new athletes to his program this year. Comparatively, E. J.’s inclusion in the UK men’s basketball team’s nine-member freshman class does not seem as daunting.   Floreal joins the basketball team as a walk-on,...

E. J. Floreal brings Olympic pedigree to UK as freshman walk-on, son of track coach

E. J. Floreal is no stranger to stacked rosters.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] His father, UK track and field head coach Edrick Floreal, brought in 49 new athletes to his program this year. Comparatively, E. J.’s inclusion in the UK men’s basketball team’s nine-member freshman class does not seem as daunting.   Floreal joins the basketball team as a walk-on,...

Record-setting basketball class willing to face competition for chance to win NCAA title

The UK freshman class includes an unprecedented six McDonald’s All-Americans. (Photos by Jon Hale)   John Calipari has never been shy about saying the UK men’s basketball program is not for every player.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] In Calipari’s four years as UK’s head coach, highly touted prospects have had to accept smaller roles and fewer shots per...

UK releases 2013-14 men's basketball roster

Staff report   With UK classes starting Wednesday and players enrolled for the fall semester, the men’s basketball program has released the 2013-14 roster.   Forward Marcus Lee, guard James Young, guard Aaron Harrison, guard Andrew Harrison, guard E. J. Floreal, guard Dominique Hawkins, forward Julius Randle, forward Derek Willis and center Dakari Johnson make up a nine-man freshman...

Son of UK track and field coach announces he will walk on to men's basketball team

The UK men’s basketball team has added a new player to the 2013-14 roster.   E. J. Floreal, son of UK track and field coach Edrick Floreal, will be a non-scholarship walk-on for the men’s basketball team next season. He announced the news via Twitter.   Floreal is a 6-foot-5 forward from Palo Alto, California. He played his senior season at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in...