Category Archive: UK Basketball

Senior AD for compliance says John Calipari and Mark Stoops and staffs are “very conscientious” about rules

By LARRY VAUGHT Rachel Baker has spent the last year as senior associate athletics director for compliance at the University of Kentucky after working 13 years at the NCAA, including the final three when she was the managing director for development and investigations and oversaw a staff of 35 investigators. She spoke at the Ohio …

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Kentucky men’s basketball program honored by NABC for Team Academic Excellence

For the second-consecutive season the Kentucky men’s basketball program was honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for team academic excellence. The second annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics to recogne outstanding academic achievement, selected 125 colleges and universities with cumulative team grade-point average of 3.0 or better …

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Kentucky offers 2015 power forward Caleb Swanigan of Indiana

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach John Calipari’s work at the Nike Peach Jam last week led him to offer a scholarship to 6-8 power forward Caled Swanigan of Fort Wayne, Ind., according to Scout.com recruiting analyst Brian Snow. Swanigan , a major Michigan State target recently reclassified from the class of 2016 to 2015 and …

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UK Alumni Charity Game matching UK pros against non-UK pros set for Aug. 24, tickets range from $16 to $101

Tickets for the 2014 UK Men’s Basketball Alumni Charity Game, which will be held August 24 at 6 p.m. ET in Rupp Arena, will go on sale to the public on Monday, July 28, at 10 a.m. ET. For the first time in three years, a team of UK pros will face a team of …

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Who have been the best defenders in UK basketball history

By LARRY VAUGHT Bleacher Report columnist Bobby Reagan had an interesting post this week about the five all-time best defenders in Kentucky basketball history. He went with Anthony Davis No. 1 and Nerlens Noel No. 2. They were followed by Dale Brown, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Rajon Rondo. All certainly were legitimate defenders and there’s no …

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Kentucky targets trying out for under 17 World Championship Team

By LARRY VAUGHT Thirty-three players, including several that are Kentucky targets, are scheduled to take the court Thursday in Colorado Springs to vie for a roster spot on the USA Men’s Under 17 World Championship Team. Finalists for the team are expected to be announced on Saturday and the 12-member squad will be named prior …

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Video: Steve Mott talks about changes to the Season Never Ends calendar

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Source says some coaches are are telling recruits Calipari will be leaving UK

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky Sports Radio’s Ryan Lemond created a bit of a stir at the Ohio UK Convention when he said he thought UK coach John Calipari may well leave the Wildcats after this season. However, a west coast source I have says Lemond’s speculation is not a lot different from what several coaches …

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