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Ryan Lemond wonders if this might not be John Calipari’s final season at UK

By LARRY VAUGHT FRANKLIN, Ohio — Could this be John Calipari’s final season at Kentucky? Myself, I say no but Kentucky Sports Radio co-host Ryan Lemond said today at the Ohio UK Convention that he thought it well could be. He cited Calipari’s closeness to new Cleveland Cavs star LeBron James, who was in Lexington …

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NBAdraftblog.com analyst on Calipari’s recruiting, how many 2015 1st-round picks Cats may have

By LARRY VAUGHT Ed Isaacson of NBAdraftblog.com has been a good friend of vaughtsviews.com and has a site filled with NBA summer league info. Despite his busy schedule, he took time out to share a few insights about John Calipari and the 2015 NBA draft. Question: Now that John Calipari has had five straight years …

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John Calipari now has offered 12 players, including 7 post players, in 2015 class

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach John Calipari is certainly making his recruiting presence known as he has now offered at least 12 players in the 2015 recruiting class scholarships, a high number for the UK coach to target — and seven of them are post players. The latest addition is 6-4 wing Antonio Blakeny of …

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John Calipari pleased with way players are “really committed” to each other

By LARRY VAUGHT Now that I am back from my time off in the Wild West, I’ve started trying to catch up on what I missed. One thing that jumped out was this July 4th Facebook post from Kentucky coach John Calipari. “Our guys have been really committed to each other this summer. I’ve been …

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Guest post: Fan learned lessons worth remembering from Calipari’s Cats last season

By TINA COX The 2013-2014 basketball season was a roller coaster ride for the BBN. There were extreme highs and extreme lows. There were times of jubilation and times of wanting to throw something at the TV. Fair weather fans jumped off the wagon, the haters kept hating but in the end the BBN stood …

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Who will John Calipari have on Non-UK Pros team for alumni game?

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach John Calipari never lacks for creativity or intrigue. The 3rd annual UK Alumni Charity Basketball Game will be Sunday, August 24, and will have a different format this year after last year’s game was touted as the 2010 UK team versus the 2012 national championship team. This year the game …

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John Calipari welcoms academic questions from recruits

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach John Calipari recently took to www.coachcal.com to release his list of 20 questions that recruits should ask college coaches that are pursuing them. Several have to do with NBA draft picks and team success — which would automatically seem to favor UK based on how the Wildcats have done recently. …

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South Carolina coach Frank Martin calls it “disrespectful” to coaches to call SEC a weak league

South Carolina coach Frank Martin didn’t mince words when asked about the strength of the SEC on the SEC teleconference Monday. “I’m tired of this (fallacy) and myth that our league is no good. I’m tired of it. I think it’s disrespectful to the coaches in this league. I think anytime you try to convince …

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