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Sunday, May 24, 2015

College Basketball

John Calipari: Our goal in 2015 was not to win a championship

Kentucky fell short of expectations last season by not winning a national championship, but fortunately the Wildcats’ head coach is a master spin doctor in addition to being an expert recruiter. According to John Calipari, Kentucky is still working toward its goal, which is to have eight players drafted by NBA teams this year. “Last…Read More

John Calipari shoots down report he is interested in Pelicans job

Rumors about John Calipari leaving Kentucky to accept an NBA coaching job are an annual tradition. The New Orleans Pelicans are this year’s subject. John Reed of The Times Picayune reports that Calipari has made it known to Pelicans officials that he is interested in their head coaching vacancy. There have reportedly been “exploratory conversations”…Read More

Illinois women’s basketball coaches accused of mistreatment, racism

Less than two weeks after a former Illinois football player accused head coach Tim Beckman and the Illini staff of mistreatment and negligence while handling his injuries, the university’s women’s basketball program is facing similar allegations. Illinois women’s basketball assistant coach Mike Divilbiss left the program last week amid an investigation into allegations of racism,…Read More

Jalen Rose responds to Chris Webber: He ‘is delusional and still in denial’

Jalen Rose heard all about Chris Webber’s passive-aggressive shots at him over the “Fab Five” documentary and responded Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Webber, now an analyst for Turner Sports, joined “The Dan Patrick Show” and said he “wasn’t too thrilled” with the film, which was put together largely by Rose and the other three…Read More

Karl Towns Sr. wants son to go to Knicks so they can be good again

The New York Knicks finished with the second-worst record record in the NBA this season, which leaves them with a 19.9 percent chance of earning the top overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. If they win the draft lottery, all signs point to the Knicks selecting former Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns. Towns’ father, Karl…Read More

Kentucky fan has ’40 and Oh Well’ John Calipari tattoo

One die-hard Kentucky basketball fan was not about to let his team’s disappointing loss in the 2015 Final Four spoil his tattoo party. According to Kentucky Sports Radio, a Wildcats fan named Cory Eaves got the tattoo you see above after Kentucky lost to Wisconsin to finish its season 38-1. One would think the ink…Read More

Willie Cauley-Stein changes his middle name to ‘Trill’

Willie Cauley-Stein is officially trill. And we mean that literally and figuratively. The former Kentucky center was born Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. but goes by Cauley-Stein to honor his mother, Marlene Stein. He went to the Probate Division of the Fayette District Court to legally change his last name to Cauley-Stein last week and decided…Read More

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