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Kyvin Goodin-Rogers could make major impact for Matthew Mitchell’s team

By LARRY VAUGHT CHARLOTTE — Kyvin Goodin-Rogers never got a chance last year to show Kentucky basketball fans the skills that made her such a dynamic player at Marion County High School. She was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism in the preseason when a blood clot was detected in her lung. She had to go …

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Calipari: Cats will scrimmage more this season

By LARRY VAUGHT CHARLOTTE — Kentucky coach John Calipari knows being picked to win the Southeastern Conference doesn’t guarantee winning the league championship. “We’ve been picked before and we haven’t done it. I mean, I’ve had teams that have been picked in the top three in the country to finish in the Final Four, and …

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Video: Matthew Mitchell on winning games at Kentucky

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SEC Network analyst impressed by Big Blue Madness

By LARRY VAUGHT CHARLOTTE —SEC Network basketball analyst Sean Farnhan, who played at UCLA, says the atmosphere at UK’s Big Blue Madness — he was there for three days with ESPNU’s coverage — was unlike anything he had experienced before as a player or analyst. “It was sensational, a circus, a concert, a rock star …

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Andrew Harrison having to prove himself and earn teammates’ respect

By LARRY VAUGHT CHARLOTTE — Andrew Harrison says being a point guard in college is nothing like being a point guard in high school. “In college, you can close to not being the oldest guy on the team,” said Andrew Harrison here Wednesday during the Southeastern Conference Media Day. “You have got to prove yourself …

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Vandy coach Kevin Stallings praises forward-thinking ideas that John Calipari has

By LARRY VAUGHT CHARLOTTE — Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings says Southeastern Conference teams have to find a way to catch up to what coaches John Calipari of Kentucky and Billy Donovan of Florida are doing with their programs. Botht teams made the Final Four last year on what was supposed to be a down year …

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Kentucky picked to win SEC, Aaron Harrison preseason player of year

By LARRY VAUGHT CHARLOTTE — Kentucky was a unanimous pick to win the Southeastern Conference championship in voting by a select panel of SEC and national media members. The Wildcats received all 20 first-place votes. Florida is second with Arkansas third, LSU fourth and Georgia fifth. Kentucky sophomore Aaron Harrison was named the preseason player …

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Tyler Ulis on Trey Lyles: “He is a big kid, probably the biggest kid on the team”

By LARRY VAUGHT Freshman point guard Tyler Ulis calls forward Trey Lyles a “different person” for his off-court demeanor. “He is a funny guy. He jokes a lot. He just likes to have a lot of fun. Trey is not serious at all. He is a big kid, probably the biggest kid on the team, …

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