John Calipari

John Calipari (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: Calipari Has Built A Dynasty At Kentucky, And He Should Never Leave

Kentucky basketball is clearly a dynasty. It’s a hybrid empire, with mutating parts every year plugged in by the program’s only monolith: John Calipari.

03/26/2015

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Top-Seeded Kentucky, Not At Its Best, Hammers Hampton By 23 Points

Take away the sluggish start and ragged finish, and the Wildcats opened the NCAA Tournament just the way they wanted against 16th-seeded Hampton.

03/20/2015

Karl-Anthony Towns #12 of the Kentucky Wildcats goes up for a shot against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the championship game of the SEC Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 15, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Larry Brown: Kentucky Would Make Eastern Conference Playoffs In NBA

Kentucky (34-0) is the favorite to win the NCAA Tournament, but Brown is convinced that John Calipari’s squad would make serious noise in the Association.

03/19/2015

Branden Dawson #22 of the Michigan State Spartans fouls Bronson Koenig #24 of the Wisconsin Badgers as he tries to knock the ball away during the championship game of the 2015 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Up 3 In The Final Seconds, Do You Foul Or Defend?

Should you commit a foul and let the offense shoot two free throws, hoping to avoid the possibility of a tying 3-pointer? Or should you simply play defense and try to prevent any good looks from beyond the arc?

03/19/2015

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Hampton, 33-Point Underdogs, Hoping To Put Whammy On No. 1 Kentucky

The Pirates enter their matchup with 34-0 Kentucky in Thursday night’s game as heavy underdogs — but they’re playing with house money. They weren’t even expected to be here.

03/19/2015

Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison, left, gets a hug from head coach John Calipari during the second half against Vanderbilt at Rupp Arena on Jan. 20, 2015. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Silverman: Kentucky’s Calipari Has A Team Of Superstars Playing The Team Game

Phil Jackson is paying attention to Kentucky basketball, and you should be, too.

03/06/2015

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6 Athletes Totally Wrong About The Blue-And-Black Dress

Vision is pretty important in sports. Hand-eye coordination and stuff. Which is why these six athletes — OK, five and a coach — need to get to the optometrist ASAP.

02/27/2015

John Calipari (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

LISTEN: Mike Francesa, Kentucky Coach John Calipari Go At It On The Air

Francesa emphasized that Calipari is a masterful motivator and recruiter. He did say, however, that there are better X’s and O’s coaches in college basketball.

08/21/2014

James Young #1 of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts against the Connecticut Huskies during the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Kentucky Guard James Young

Young scored 20 points for Kentucky last night, twice as many as the next highest-scoring Wildcat, in a 60-54 loss to Connecticut. This was Young’s ninth 20-plus point game and he led Kentucky with 17 in the Final Four win over Wisconsin.

04/08/2014

Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Five Things: UConn’s Defense, Foul Shooting Fuel Championship

What kid of tournament was this? Unpredictable and exciting from start to finish. Just look at the UConn Huskies.

04/08/2014

Kentucky's Aaron Harrison (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images), UConn's Shabazz Napier (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

UConn, Kentucky Ready To Battle It Out In Improbable NCAA Title Game

Neither was around in last year’s tourney — Connecticut because of a tournament ban over academic issues; Kentucky because it didn’t make the field. And neither looked like title contenders at times this season.

04/07/2014

Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks with Aaron Harrison #2, Alex Poythress #22 and Andrew Harrison #5. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: Kentucky Coach John Calipari Comes Of Age

Calipari embraces the sordid system, uses it, and dominates. He doesn’t pretend he’s taking kids for the leafy campus life, for the diploma that will never arrive, or even for a few classes. He wants talent. And talent he gets. And talented he is.

04/04/2014

John Calipari (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: This And That Around College Basketball

Kentucky coach John Calipari said he feels like he has seven starters with Andrew and Aaron Harrison, James Young, Alex Poythress, Julius Randle, Dakari Johnson and Willie Cauley-Stein.

10/03/2013

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Jason Kidd, John Calipari Help Trumpet Revived Nassau Coliseum

A news conference morphed into a pep rally Friday, as sports luminaries including Jason Kidd and John Calipari joined elected officials and business leaders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

08/16/2013

John Calipari (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Revised Early Top 25 For The 2013-14 College Basketball Season

Kentucky is back, and in a major way.

05/16/2013

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