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Legendary Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones should be remembered as gifted athlete

By LARRY VAUGHT Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones could easily have been the best athlete ever to play at the University of Kentucky. He was not only an All-American in both football and basketball the 1940s — he had the honor of playing for both Paul “Bear” Bryant and Adolph Rupp — but he also was …

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2016 Arkansas guard Malik Monk open to any school but says Kentucky is “definitely special”

By LARRY VAUGHT Malik Monk says any Division I scholarship offer is special. That’s why he doesn’t want to over emphasize the offer he got from Kentucky and coach John Calipari recently. “The offer from Kentucky is big because it helps get your name out and more people probably do look at that as a big …

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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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