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Guest post: Platoon system can work and will starting Monday

By TINA COX The BBN has survived the dog days of summer. We celebrated the return of the twins, Alex and Willie. We watched a sneak preview of the upcoming team from the Bahamas in August. We followed Trey and Willie’s injury status to make sure our team would be ready to go in October. …

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John Calipari wants to see Karl-Anthony Towns “fight more” with other bigs

By LARRY VAUGHT CHARLOTTE — Freshman Karl Anthony-Towns has skills that Kentucky coach John Calipari says are rare for a 7-foot center. “He’s a skilled big player. If he gets it around the basket, he just has a knack for getting it in the basket,” said Calipari. However, Calipari said his freshman needs to learn …

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Video: Coach Cal on Platooning system

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Tennessee coach says UK first five picked to win league, second five will be second

By JOE HAFLEY CHARLOTTE — During a recent luncheon speaking engagement, Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall said he was asked if he thought Kentucky would win the Southeastern Conference championship. “I said their first five is picked to win league and the second five is picked to win second,” said Tyndall during the Southeastern Conference Media …

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Calipari: Cats will scrimmage more this season

Video by Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5   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 …

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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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Big Blue attention has not overwhelmed Devin Booker

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky guard Devin Booker has not been overwhelmed by UK’s NBA combine, media day or Big Blue Madness. “You know when you come to Kentucky that you are going to be on the stage each and every day. That is why you want to come here,” said Booker. That doesn’t mean the …

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Aaron Harrison on NBA combine, transition defense, Tyler Ulis, practices, national title and more

By HAL MORRIS, Advocate-Messenger Here’s more with Kentucky sophomore guard Aaron Harrison: Question: What did the combine UK held do for you? Harrison: “I think it helped me a lot. I think I did pretty well in it, and it was good for all of us, good for our school.” Question: Was it cool to have …

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