Calipari's "players first" philosophy spreads across campus

09/29/2014 10:00 PM

After the 2010 basketball season, his first in Lexington, John Calipari declared Kentucky a “players first” program. Since then, Kentucky as a program has seen success on the court, and its players have seen success in their given careers. Now, it appears UK President Eli Capiluto and Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart have adopted the same philosophy.  Read more 

Calipari preps BBN for epic season at the annual Tipoff Luncheon

09/29/2014 08:00 PM

Calipari was the first to hit the podium at the annual Tipoff Luncheon in Louisville because he said he needed to “skedaddle” back to Lexington to meet with a few visiting recruits — recruits who must be as excited about this upcoming season as UK fans are. In his 20 minutes speech to the packed Galt House ballroom, Calipari talked about how his “Players First” philosophy is spreading around campus, how he plans on implementing a platoon system to... Read more 

UK's comeback over LSU celebrated by NBC Sports

09/26/2014 09:17 PM

It’s called “the greatest comeback in college basketball history” and NBC Sports celebrated UK’s surprising 1994 win over LSU this week. KSTV shared their memories of the game, including one story of getting grounded because of it.  Read more 

Evan Daniels Recruiting Update: Skal Labissiere, the preps-to-pro temptation and more

09/25/2014 07:52 PM

John Calipari and his staff has been busy, stopping all over the country to visit with the nation’s top prospects.’s Evan Daniels checked in with KSTV for his weekly recruiting update and provided updates on the players the Kentucky staff is targeting, including a couple who could be interested in playing overseas instead of in college.  Read more 

SI's Top 100 NBA Players List got it wrong

09/24/2014 10:00 PM

Sports Illustrated released their list of the Top 100 NBA Players, but according to KSTV, they got it wrong when it comes to a couple of former Cats.

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KSTV breaks down John Calipari's next watershed moment

09/23/2014 08:22 PM

Story by Rachel Harris In 2010, John Calipari said Kentucky experienced its first watershed moment, when five players were selected in the first round of the NBA draft and UK became a “players first” program. Yesterday, Coach Cal wrote a post on his website foreseeing another moment like that this season. Today, the KSTV broke down exactly what this watershed moment will mean for college basketball.  Read more 

A player's perspective on "Tent City"

09/20/2014 08:25 AM

UK basketball fans turned out in record numbers this year for the Big Blue Madness campout and it was a non-stop party. But how do players feel about the “Tent City” popping up right outside their dorm? Former Cat Mark Krebs gives us a player’s perspective on the unique event.  Read more 

Video: UK basketball players hang out with fans in "Tent City"

09/19/2014 10:16 AM

KSTV was at the Big Blue Madness campout last night as the basketball team invaded “Tent City” and passed out pizza and signed autographs. Check out the video below.  Read more 

Photo Gallery: UK basketball players pass out pizza to madness campers

09/19/2014 09:41 AM

The UK basketball team made their rounds at “Tent City” last night after the UK volleyball game to hand out pizzas and sign autographs for campers. Check out our photos from last night.  Read more 

Nerlens Noel and UK student-athletes join together to help 8-year old UK fan

09/18/2014 08:09 PM

Two years ago, at the age of six, Kelly Melton went to the doctor to get his ear looked at and found at he had leukemia. In the two years since, he’s fought the disease courageously and found countless friends in the UK athletics department. Now, some of those friends are trying to give back and are hoping Big Blue Nation will help.  Read more 


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