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  1. John Calipari reveals Kentucky's platoons

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Monday morning, we revealed ESPN's 2014-15 Preseason Top 25. Topping the list was, surprise surprise, none other than the Kentucky Wildcats, who edged out (No. 4) Duke's own highly touted talent freshmen, (No.3) Wisconsin's experienced returners, ...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  2. John Calipari explains analytics hire

    Eamonn Brennan

    In late August, as Kentucky wound down its televised exhibition trip to the Bahamas, John Calipari's solution to his very enviable problem -- having 10 elite players in a sport that allows just five players on the court at any given time -- became cl...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  3. I'm excited to see: The UK platoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    At first glance, Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari has two problems with his 2014-15 roster: He has too much size. He has too many players. That's the closest you can come to criticizing the 2014-15 Wildcats, which should tell you everyt...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  4. Top 50 coaches: No. 1 Billy Donovan

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Over the past five weeks, we revealed the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 2, Kentucky's John Calipari, and No. 1, Florida's Billy Donovan. It was the spring of 2007, an...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  5. One night in, the kids are all right

    Eamonn Brennan

    Before the whole thing devolved into a hilarious game of expectations limbo, Tom Izzo kind of had a point. "[Kentucky coach John Calipari's] lucky," Izzo said last week. "Everybody says, 'Have you studied Kentucky?' What the hell are you going to ...

    Blog | November 09, 2013
  6. Young's wild, counterproductive shot

    Eamonn Brennan

    A funny thing happened in Lexington, Ky., these last few months. To most of the outside world, Julius Randle, the gem of coach John Calipari's probably-best-ever recruiting class, has been the chief Wildcat to watch. He was named preseason SEC player...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  7. You Gotta See This: SEC

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's college basketball preview season, and you know what that means: tons of preseason info to get you primed for 2013-14. But what do you really need to know? Each day for the next month, we'll highlight the most important, interesting or just plai...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  8. Top 10 Tuesday: Teams with most to prove

    Eamonn Brennan

    What teams have the most to prove in the 2013-14 season? Here are 10 that immediately come to mind: 1. Kentucky: There may be a lonely faction out there in the Internet hinterlands who would assume this argument is about John Calipari. Sorry, but ...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  9. How far recruiting has come

    Eamonn Brennan

    John Calipari's success is, in and of itself, easy to describe. Calipari has ushered fifteen players into the draft in just three summers, with a couple more on the way this week. He's had five players drafted in the top five overall, including two N...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  10. Path to the Draft: No. 15 Memphis

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the weeks leading up to the June 27 NBA draft, we'll be taking a look at the 20 schools that have produced the best pros in the modern draft era (since 1989, when the draft went from seven to two rounds). Click here to read Eamonn Brennan's explan...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  11. Kentucky's key returnee: Willie Cauley-Stein

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: This month, ESPN Insider's college basketball and recruiting experts are teaming up to examine how 15 of the nation's best recruiting classes will fit in with their teams in the 2013-14 season. Today's featured program: Kentucky . Chec...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  12. How good was Kentucky's Wednesday?

    Eamonn Brennan

    What passes for a good day in Kentucky basketball? The standards are high. They include competing for and winning national championships, recruiting the best players in the country, annually sending many of them to the NBA, all while maintaining the ...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  13. Let the Harrison twins' hype begin

    Eamonn Brennan

    Kentucky fans have every right to focus on the here and now. After all, the Wildcats are going to be very good in 2012-13. John Calipari has a reloaded team coming off a national championship, with another plausible No. 1 overall draft pick (Nerlens ...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  14. Harrisons the latest catch for Calipari

    Eamonn Brennan

    This is starting to become routine. Another ESPNU news conference, another NBA-bound basketball recruit -- or, in this case, two top-rated recruits -- another briefly tense moment for fans, another recruiting victory for John Calipari. It's practi...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  15. Kentucky likely to dominate 2013 draft, too

    Eamonn Brennan

    The 2012 NBA draft was a familiar scene. Kentucky players heard their names called in suitably historic fashion -- Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist became the first teammates of the modern era to be selected Nos. 1 and 2 overall -- en rout...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  16. Frank Martin comes back at Calipari's tweet

    Eamonn Brennan

    Earlier this week, Kentucky coach John Calipari fired off one of the best, funniest and most thinly veiled recruiting pitches ever delivered via Twitter. It went a little something like this: I want to apologize to all the recruits this week. I'm ...

    Blog | June 28, 2012