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John Calipari

Challenging the Value of College Athletics

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Dr. Alan Kadish

I'm not implying that intercollegiate athletics should be abolished, but limits on scholarships, spending on athletic programs, physical education staff salary and ancillary income could restore the appropriate balance.

Calipari Refuses To 'Dignify' Those Lakers Rumors

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 04.08.2014 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari refused to "dignify that stuff" when he was asked after Monday night's championship game about ...

Here's What Doomed Kentucky

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 06.07.2014 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Another team coached by John Calipari was done in at that harmless strip of paint just 15 feet from the basket. After shoo...

If Kentucky Wins It All Tonight, the World Will Not Come to an End

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 06.07.2014 | Sports
Jonathan Weiler

There has been a raging debate about the "one-and-done" players -- the group of basketball players that attends college for a single year, essentially biding their time until they become eligible for the NBA draft.

Jordan Schultz

Shabazz Napier, The Senior, And Julius Randle, The Freshman

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports

Monday night's national championship game in Dallas between Kentucky and Connecticut represents the highest combined seeds in NCAA title history. Thes...

Kentucky's Freshman Grew Up Just In Time

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 06.06.2014 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Losses are no easier to stomach in November than in March, Kentucky coach John Calipari makes clear, but they are somewhat e...

John Caliapri Wants Kentucky Players To 'Succeed And Proceed' And Not Just Be 'One And Done'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.05.2014 | Sports

John Calipari doesn't want his players at Kentucky to just be "one and done." No, this doesn't mean that Kentucky will stop recruiting talented hi...

Final Four Coaches Have Major Bonus Money On The Line When Their Unpaid Players Hit Court

AP | CHUYLER DIXON | Posted 06.05.2014 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Florida's Billy Donovan has both the SEC trophies from this season. Kentucky's John Calipari has the bigger bonus check, at ...

Jordan Schultz

Key Final Four Matchups: Shabazz Napier Vs. Scottie Wilbekin, John Calipari Vs. Bo Ryan

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.04.2014 | Sports

Year after year, one thing remains true about the Final Four: It's as much a spectacle as it is a pair of basketball games fueled by teenagers and 20-...

Jordan Schultz

Been Under A Rock? Here's Your Final Four Preview

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.03.2014 | Sports

Finally, the Final Four is here. With three marquee games remaining, the field remains as open as ever. In a tournament rife with upsets and excellenc...

Jordan Schultz

March Madness Sweet 16 Preview: Tom Izzo's Final Four Mission And The All-Kentucky Tilt

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 03.28.2014 | Sports

The Sweet 16 is some of the best basketball we will see throughout the entire NCAA Tournament. With a trip to the regional finals on the line, we take...

Jordan Schultz

March Madness Early Takeaways: The Likely Stars Of The Sweet 16

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 03.25.2014 | Sports

The first weekend of March Madness provided three 12-5 upsets, a 1-seed losing its first game of the season and the fall of powerhouses Duke and Kansa...

Jordan Schultz

March Madness Friday Preview: The Rise Of Jabari Parker, Doug McDermott And Kentucky's Issues

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 03.20.2014 | Sports

Thursday's first full day of action in the NCAA Tournament was everything as advertised. Dayton stunned in-state foe Ohio State in a terrific opening ...

Jordan Schultz

The Andrew Wiggins Show Begins

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 11.08.2013 | Sports

Kansas' rising freshman Andrew Wiggins is among college basketball's all-time most hyped players. But the 18-year-old Canadian is hardly the only fres...

Defending Champs Boost Tournament Hopes

AP | GARY GRAVES | Posted 03.09.2013 | Sports

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky faces a difficult road toward an NCAA tournament bid, but the Wildcats rallied past No. 11 Florida 61-57 Saturday to help t...

Kentucky Falls Again

AP | GARY GRAVES | Posted 12.01.2012 | Sports

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Baylor's comfort with the zone defense on Saturday created uneasiness for No. 8 Kentucky. It left the Wildcats with a 64-55 loss to...

John Calipari Calls Out Duke

Posted 11.14.2012 | Sports

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is quite the talker. Let's just say, his on-court halftime interviews go slightly differently than those condu...

Duke Tops Defending Champs

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 01.13.2013 | Sports

ATLANTA — Seth Curry scored 23 points and No. 9 Duke held off a furious comeback by No. 3 Kentucky, beating the defending national champions 75-...

No. 3 Kentucky Survives Maryland

AP | JIM O'CONNELL | Posted 01.09.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Junior guard Jarrod Polson scored 10 points – three more than he had in his career at Kentucky – and made the clinching f...

Boy Behind 'Thumbs-Up For Lane Campaign' Dies

AP | BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 10.19.2012 | Technology

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Lane Goodwin, a small-town boy who won a huge Facebook following for his thumbs-up attitude about his cancer, has lost his battle w...

Kentucky Lands Major Recruits

AP | Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — Highly touted twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison of Texas say they're headed to Kentucky. The Fort Bend Tra...

Kentucky's Identity Paradox

Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.25.2012 | Sports
Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D.

Wildcat fans seem more interested in celebrating wins by people who temporarily wear polyester tank tops brandished in "Kentucky" than by, say, degree-seeking philosophy students at Kentucky.

Wizards Need to Do Whatever It Takes to Get Calipari

Thomas Alter | Posted 06.16.2012 | Sports
Thomas Alter

There are few basketball coaches at any level who handle their players as well as John Calipari. While the Wizards are currently short on the talent part, that skill of being able to handle the massive egos of modern athletes is nothing to sneeze at.

COLUMN: No More 'Student-Athletes' After Kentucky Title?

AP | JIM LITKE | Posted 04.03.2012 | Sports

-- It's time to bury the term "student-athlete." It died at 11:42 p.m. Monday, just about the time the confetti falling from the roof of the Superdom...

Calipari Has Championship Credentials

AP | COLIN FLY | Posted 04.03.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Kentucky coach John Calipari hits the road Friday. This time, he's carrying national championship credentials. For all his success rec...