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Kentucky’s Calipari To Be Inducted Into Basketball Hall Of Fame In September

Kentucky coach John Calipari and Spencer Haywood are among 11 new inductees going into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year.

04/06/2015

Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns, center, handles the ball against Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky, right, during the second half of the national semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kallas: Kentucky Lost Because Towns Was Ignored During Crunch Time

It certainly wasn’t a total shock that Wisconsin was able to beat Kentucky the national semifinals on Saturday. But, an upset? Absolutely.

04/06/2015

Kentucky head coach John Calipari reacts during a press conference after the Wildcats were defeated by the Wisconsin Badgers during the Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Keidel: Calipari’s Failed Run At Perfection Could Be Blessing For College Hoops

While the white-hot drama of a Duke-Kentucky, Coach K vs. Coach Cal matchup would have been irresistible, the long-term impact trumps the ephemeral thrill.

04/06/2015

Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats addresses the media during a press conference before the 2015 NCAA Men's Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 2, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kentucky plays Wisconsin on Saturday, April 4th. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Kentucky Coach John Calipari Citing More Numbers Than ‘1-And-Done’

Here are the numbers. John Calipari doesn’t care if you want to hear them or not.

04/03/2015

Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts on the sideline in the first half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the Midwest Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 28, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Silverman: Calipari Ready To Join Wooden, Knight At College Basketball’s Head Table

Like Wooden and Knight at their best, he has gotten his players to throw out their individual dreams for the good of the team.

04/01/2015

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

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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

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