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Sporting News tabs UK’s Calipari as decade’s top coach for changing ‘college basketball landscape’

Underscored by more victories than any other coach or program over the last 10 seasons, more Final Four appearances, a record number of NBA Draft picks, and the 2012 national championship, John Calipari was named the College Basketball Coach of the Decade by Sporting News on Monday. In a piece penned by national writer Mike DeCourcy, Sporting News credits Calipari for changing the college basketball...

UK linemen Quinton Bohanna, Logan Stenberg named to Outland Trophy Preseason Watch List

University of Kentucky junior nose guard Quinton Bohanna and senior offensive guard Logan Stenberg are two of the 83 players named to the 2019 Outland Trophy Preseason Watch List. The Outland Trophy presented by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is given annually to the nation’s top interior lineman. Quinton Bohanna Bohanna, a 6-foot-4, 361-pound junior nose guard from Memphis,...

Jamie Vaught: Cats lightly regarded by preseason polls, but Stoops’ troops seen as darkhorse

As we all know, UK has a football program on the rise, but the preseason folks are still cautious about the team’s outlook. Last season, as you’ll recall, the Wildcats did really well in the SEC East Division en route to their first bowl trip since 2010. Even though Kentucky lost to Georgia Tech in Jacksonville’s TaxSlayer Bowl, the Cats still finished on the winning side with a 7-6 mark, including...

Jamie Vaught: Big Blue Madness officially kicks off the excitement for hoops-crazy Kentucky fans

This week is a very exciting time for college basketball fans, especially in hoops-crazy Kentucky. As you know, UK is having its annual huge showcase called the Big Blue Madness on Friday night, officially tipping off its 2016-17 campaign, and the rabid fans will be there early to check on the players for the Wildcats’ men and women teams. If you can’t make it, you can watch the 7 p.m. event on...

Preseason honors: Epps, Akhator named to Sporting News All-American team

More preseason previews mean more preseason honors for the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team as Sporting News has named senior guard Makayla Epps and senior forward Evelyn Akhator to its preseason All-America Team. The publication also ranked Kentucky No. 10 in its preseason poll.   Epps was named to the publication’s first team, while Akhator was on the third team. In all, six Southeastern...