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Superstitious UK fan has reasons for being known as LoriAlexPoythress on Twitter

all photos contributed by Lori Nichols By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky fan Lori Nichols of Lexington has an unusual Twitter name — @LoriAlexPoythress. However, to her it makes perfect sense. “We have a group of ‘game day’ friends that each person has an embroidered drink koozie — the men generally have just their own name or …

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was homesick, so he came to Bahamas to watch UK

Former Kentucky star Michael Kidd-Gilchrist showed up to watch UK play in the Bahamas Tuesday. Here’s what he had to say in the postgame press conference. On what he’s doing in the Bahamas: “I just came to support. I mean, I miss the fan base and I miss the coaching staff here, so I was …

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John Calipari’s major concern now is developing players and getting them better

By LARRY VAUGHT With all the options he could have with his talented and deep roster, Kentucky coach John Calipari has one primary motive as his team prepares to start a six-game exhibition trip Sunday to play three veteran teams in the Bahamas. “I worry about developing individual players. How do we get each one …

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Who have been the best defenders in UK basketball history

By LARRY VAUGHT Bleacher Report columnist Bobby Reagan had an interesting post this week about the five all-time best defenders in Kentucky basketball history. He went with Anthony Davis No. 1 and Nerlens Noel No. 2. They were followed by Dale Brown, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Rajon Rondo. All certainly were legitimate defenders and there’s no …

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Guest post: Wall, Jones, MKG are fan’s favorite UK players; who are yours?

By TINA COX I am fortunate to have family and friends that understand I will eventually turn a conversation into UK basketball. I have been asked on several occasions if I had to pick my three favorite past UK players who would they be. I thought this would be an easy question but it was …

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Mike DeCourcy takes look at comparing UK’s 2011-12 team to next season’s team

By LARRY VAUGHT Sporting News columnist Mike DeCourcy was the first to tell me how special he thought Kentucky’s eventual 2012 national championship team could be several months before that season even started. Now that Kentucky coach John Calipari will have his deepest and most experienced team in his six seasons at UK, I wondered …

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Guest post: John Calipari book signing draws crowd, interesting tidbits on recruiting, pasta and more

Vaught’s note: Kentucky fan Kelly Harper was among those at coach John Calipari’s book signing in northern Kentucky and shared these insights on what the night was like. Enjoy. By KELLY HARPER Who could bring over 500 people to a book signing in Northern Kentucky on a Monday night? Only Coach John Calipari. The Big …

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s support for former teammate’s gay announcement no surprise

By LARRY VAUGHT Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was a special player at Kentucky. He had that infectious smile you had to love and that non-stop motor on the court that inspired teammates and frustrated opponents. He also had to overcome a stuttering problem — and did he ever. That’s why his reaction this week when former high …

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