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ESPN analyst says UK signee Charles Matthews focused on improving and did

By LARRY VAUGHT CHICAGO — Rather than pout over his lower recruiting ranking, ESPN analyst Paul Biancardi says Kentucky signee Charles Matthews did something few players do — he made himself a better player. “I have seen improvement. He was highly ranked as a young player as a freshman and sophomore. We had him in our …

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ESPNU will televise Kentucky practice on Oct. 10 that is part of Calipari’s NBA combine

Kentucky fans will have an opportunity to get another early look at this year’s men’s basketball team in action as UK’s Oct. 10 practice will be televised live on ESPNU from 3-5 p.m. The Wildcats will go through various agility and shooting drills in addition to 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 scrimmaging. Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg and Avery Johnson will be on …

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ESPN extends contract for Dick Vitale through 2016-17 season

Hall of Famer Dick Vitale, one of sport’s most influential and recognizable personalities, has reached a new contract extension with ESPN to continue as a college basketball analyst with the company through 2016-17. Vitale will call some of the season’s top games across ESPN networks, including regular-season action primarily on ESPN and ESPN2 and the …

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Kentucky will play four times on ESPN Super Tuesday

ESPN’s 2015 Super Tuesday schedule – showcasing a game from the Big Ten and SEC each Tuesday – will matchup top teams in the nation beginning January 6. The doubleheader will feature a game at 7 p.m. ET and 9 p.m., with the conference contests switching between the timeslots on varying weeks, concluding the nine-week …

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Willie Cauley-Stein on injury, NBA, Calipari, passing and more

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky junior Willie Cauley-Stein said on ESPN Monday that “I feel great” even though he’s not playing during UK’s exhibition games in Nassau. “I have been doing individual workouts and a lot of weights.  My ankle feels good,” said Cauley-Stein, who broke his ankle during the NCAA Tournament. He told ESPN’s Jay Bilas …

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ESPN national football recruiting director Tom Luginbill sees Kentucky making a jump

By LARRY VAUGHT HOOVER, Ala. — Tom Luginbill, who played quarterback one year at Eastern Kentucky University, is national football recruiting director for ESPN. He has been impressed with the talent Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has brought in since his arrival at UK and likes the direction the Kentucky program is headed. He shared these …

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ESPN.com’s Chris Lowe expects Kentucky football “should be improved”

By LARRY VAUGHT ESPN’s Chris Low can break down college football as well as anyone. Here’s the end of his preseason look at Kentucky on ESPN.com. Final analysis: On the surface, the 2014 schedule doesn’t look quite as menacing as a year ago when the Wildcats faced five teams that finished the season ranked in …

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ESPN analysts Jay Bilas, Dick Vitale see competition at UK as “great problem to have”

By LARRY VAUGHT College basketball analyst Jay Bilas sees competition, not too much depth, on John Calipari’s roster next season at Kentucky. “You can only have too much depth if it affects team chemistry. This is competition, so players should expect to compete for time,” said the ESPN analyst. “But, when you have too many …

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