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  1. College basketball -- College basketball couldn't match Kentucky...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Big Blue Nation will be celebrating Kentucky's national championship for a while. But the Wildcats' title, though decisive and complete, also feels crazily hollow. Then again, so does the entire season.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  2. Final Four 2012 -- Plenty at stake for Kentucky Wildcats coach Jo...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    John Calipari claims he doesn't need a national title for validation or for his legacy. But when you've been branded the best coach to have never won it all, it does matter. And John Calipari very much matters Monday night.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2012
  3. Final Four 2012 -- Kentucky Wildcats handle everything Louisville...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Kentucky didn't play great against Louisville. But despite their B-game, the Wildcats still advanced to Monday's title game against Kansas.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2012
  4. NCAA tournament 2012 -- Even a Wizard can see that Kentucky is he...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    You can't even invent reasons why Kentucky could leave New Orleans without the NCAA championship trophy.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2012
  5. NCAA tournament 2012 -- Familiar foe Rick Pitino stands in John C...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    After Sunday's victory over Baylor, John Calipari is two steps away from his first national championship. To get that elusive title, though, he'll have to go through former UK coach Rick Pitino. How very appropriate.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2012
  6. NCAA tournament 2012 -- Just two wins from bluegrass heaven betwe...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Thanks to Kentucky's victory over Indiana, we are now a combined 80 minutes away from a game never thought possible until now: a Commonwealth Armageddon in New Orleans.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  7. NCAA tournament 2012 -- Tom Crean rebuilds Indiana basketball wit...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Friday's South Regional semifinal between Indiana and Kentucky isn't just about IU's return to prominence. It's also about the connection between coaches Tom Crean and John Calipari.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2012
  8. NCAA tournament 2012 -- Kentucky-Connecticut? Iowa State says no ...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Were you looking forward to Calipari versus Calhoun? Iowa State did not seem to care. But Kentucky surely took notice -- these Cyclones will not be an easy out Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  9. NCAA tournament 2012 -- Hard to judge the Kentucky Way of one-and...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    The one-and-done Kentucky Way isn't necessarily right or wrong. It's simply a by-product of a system in need of a mulligan.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  10. Game day scenes from the 1992 NCAA East Regional Final

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Book excerpt: Gene Wojciechowski tells the story of how Christian Laettner came to play for Duke

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2012
  11. How Rick Pitino got to Kentucky

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Book excerpt: Gene Wojciechowski tells the story of how Rick Pitino came to coach at Kentucky.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2012
  12. Kentucky's roller-coaster season ends with tears

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Billy Gillispie's honeymoon ended his second game in Big Blue country. Kentucky recovered and made its record 49th NCAA tournament, but the roller coaster of a season ended earlier than usual, writes Gene Wojciechowski.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2008