john calipari

Kentucky's Postseason Could be a Roller-coaster

March 2nd, 2010
Kentucky's DeMarcus CousinsEvery year, CBS concludes their coverage of the NCAA Tournament with “One Shining Moment”, the sappy video montage that shows the highlights, lowlights, emotions and passion that make March Madness so great. Monster dunks. Clutch three-pointers. Buzzer-beaters. Teary-eyed players and coaches. You name it- it's on there.

UK/Calipari Statement Regarding Memphis Allegations

May 28th, 2009


First and foremost, there are no NCAA allegations against UK Head Men's Basketball Coach John Calipari. Coach Calipari was forthcoming with the University of Kentucky during the hiring process about any issues under investigation at the University of Memphis at that time.

It is normal procedure for the NCAA to ask a former coach to participate in a hearing. Therefore, Coach Calipari will participate as requested.

John Calipari: Smoke & Fire

May 28th, 2009
Memphis allegations don't help Calipari's reputation

Here we are, in the middle of the NBA and NHL playoffs, and yet UK basketball is still dominating the national headlines.

Too bad that those headlines aren't exactly brimming with positive news.

John Wall to UK: Is Big Blue Nation Back?

May 19th, 2009
Is the Big Blue Nation back?

Less than two months ago, Kentucky was winding down a disappointing campaign, culminating in a loss to Notre Dame in the NIT quarterfinals. Their head coach was on his way to being ushered out the door, their two best players were weighing their NBA options, and an unrelenting fan base was sounding off at every opportunity to show their disdain for an uneven season.

College Basketball: Coaching Changes 2009

April 21st, 2009
We'll track coaching changes as they occurr. If there's any missing on here, or if you have contract info to add (including salaries), please mention it in the comments section.

Newest: Seattle hires Dollar

Power Conferences

Was: Mark Gottfried
Is: Anthony Grant (1.8 mil, VCU)

Was: Russ Pennell (Interim)
Is: Sean Miller (2.5 mil, Xavier)

Was: Dennis Felton / Pete Hermann (Interim)
Is: Mark Fox (1.3 mil, Nevada)


Cal And the Cats: A Good Fit?

April 1st, 2009
John Calipari - MemphisI have been wrong before - believe me. I once remember telling a friend that Rashad Carruth was going to be a fantastic player at Kentucky. I thought it was a good thing the Cats didn't recruit Chris Lofton out of high school. I thought Tayshaun Prince would be, at best, a decent NBA sixth-man. I even bought into the rumors that Patrick Sparks would be the missing piece UK needed to a national title after he transferred from Western Kentucky.

So keep that in mind when I tell you that I don't have the greatest feeling about John Calipari coming to Lexington.