Basketball

Gary Parrish looks back at UK's impressive run through The Bahamas

08/21/2014 09:04 PM

After an impressive run in The Bahamas, CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish says UK is better than he even expected – and this type of impressive summer showing may be unprecedented. He explains what he saw from UK on their international trip, why John Calipari is better than ever and the issue of playing time.  Read more 

John Calipari calls into radio show to question host who said he can't coach

08/21/2014 11:17 AM

John Calipari made an appearance with New York radio host Mike Francesa and after leaving the studio, heard Francesa say he couldn’t coach X’s and O’s. So Calipari called into the show and it got really good from there.  Read more 

Keith Bogans headlines latest UK Hall of Fame class

08/20/2014 04:00 PM

Former UK basketball star Keith Bogans headlines a six-person class of 2014 for the UK Athletics Hall of Fame. Joining Bogans in the Hall are Marty Moore (football, 1990-93), Terry Shumpert (baseball, 1985-87), Pat Etcheberry (track coach and player, 1963-1989), Passion Richardson (1994-97) and Sarah Witten, (tennis, 2000-03). UK sent out a press release with the following bios: Keith Bogans, Men’s Basketball, 2000-03 Associated Press third-team All-America in 2003 in addition to National Association of Basketball Coaches second-team All-America honors … First-team... Read more 

Karl-Anthony Towns will not play for the Dominican team at the World Cup

08/20/2014 12:33 PM

UK freshman Karl-Anthony Towns will suit up for the Dominican Republic’s national team tonight when they take on Team USA at Madison Square Garden, but that’s where his international run will end this year. According to the official Twitter account of the Dominican National Basketball Team, Towns has been told by UK officials that he will not be available to play in the World Cup next month in Spain. However, sources confirm to KSTV that Towns will still play in... Read more 

Kyle Tucker puts a bow on the Big Blue Bahamas tour

08/19/2014 04:52 PM

During the six-game stretch of the Big Blue Bahamas tour, the UK basketball team went an impressive 5-1 against professional competition. Using a platoon system, the Cats were able to give each of the players a pretty even workload and leave every guy an opportunity to showcase his talents. The Courier-Journal’s Kyle Tucker was up close in person for all the action in paradise, and he joined KSTV to put a wrap on UK’s preseason trip.  Read more 

Takeaways from the Big Blue Bahamas Tour

08/18/2014 04:31 PM

Last week’s Big Blue Bahamas Tour whet the appetites of the BBN after the Cats’ previewed what’s in store for this coming basketball season. From the strong play of Alex Poythress to the toughness of newcomer, Tyler Ulis — and the barrage of highlight dunks and alley-oops in between — Kentucky fans are no doubt primed for the opening tip of the season… And they should be! Coach Cal and company return from the Bahamas with a 5-1 record, and KSTV’s... Read more 

Former Cats discuss who they want to dunk on

08/17/2014 10:54 PM

Former UK stars Julius Randle and James Young are preparing for their first seasons in the NBA and recently discussed who they’d love to dunk on. And that led to former Cat Mark Krebs talking about his frustrations with NBA star Chandler Parsons.  Read more 

UK defeats Dominican Republic team, 83-71

08/15/2014 01:45 PM

Thanks to 20 points and 5 rebounds from junior Alex Poythress, the UK basketball team easily handled the Dominican Republic’s national team, 83-71, and moved to a perfect 4-0 on their Big Blue Bahamas trip. The Dominicans, boasting a rotation featuring former Cat Eloy Vargas, as well as former UofL stars Francisco Garcia and Edgar Sosa, struggled with UK’s size and their ability to play at the rim on both ends of the floor. Sophomore center Dakari Johnson... Read more 

Radio Ron remembers the life of UK legend, "Wah Wah" Jones

08/14/2014 04:37 PM

In late July 2014, Big Blue Nation lost a legendary figure in UK athletics. Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones passed away at age 88. Jones played basketball, football, baseball and also ran track during his career at the University of Kentucky. He is most well-known as a member of the 1947-48 “Fabulous Five,” along with Ralph Beard, Alex Groza, Cliff Barker and Kenny Rollins. In his latest version of reflections, Radio Ron Chilton looks back at the life of “Wah Wah” Jones.  Read more 

UK Alumni Game canceled

08/13/2014 08:43 AM

The UK Alumni Game, originally scheduled for August 24 at Rupp Arena, has been canceled. Fans who purchased tickets will receive a full refund, but will need to return them in-person to the point of purchase. Those that made purchases online or over the phone will be credited back. Of the cancellation, UK head coach John Calipari said, “Unfortunately, due to a number of circumstances out of our control, we are going to have to cancel this year’s game.”... Read more 

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