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  1. Afternoon Links: John Calipari goes off

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading as we craft our own Megacast Film Room pitch. Submit links via Twitter. Kentucky coach John Calipari is nothing if not entertaining. This week, on his weekly radio show, Calipari criticized the media's reaction (or lack thereof...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Rapper Drake receives custom UK title ring

    Eamonn Brennan

    The connection forged between Kentucky coach John Calipari and Drake, the superstar rapper and/or R&B artist (depending on whether or not you care for Drake's rhymes), is not a new one. Drake played at the first Big Blue Madness event hosted afte...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Calipari releases massive schedule plans

    Eamonn Brennan

    Naturally, Kentucky coach John Calipari heard the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics' complaints, immediately realized the error of his ways and got down to scheduling every big-time nonconference game on UK's schedule as a campus-bound home and ...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  6. Collegiate faculty group calls out Calipari

    Eamonn Brennan

    Kentucky coach John Calipari didn't want to continue UK's longstanding rivalry with Indiana as a home-and-home series. Indiana coach Tom Crean didn't want to play on a neutral floor. Turns out, fans of both teams, and fans of college basketball in ge...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  7. Cincinnati Reds fans polarized by Calipari

    Eamonn Brennan

    When you win a national title, you get to do lots of fun stuff -- ribbon-cutting celebrations, baby-signing sessions, the works. One of the tried and true post-championship honors is the first pitch. Kentucky coach and reigning national champion John...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  8. John Calipari explains UK's 'great myth'

    Eamonn Brennan

    If I've said it once, I've said it at least 25 or 30 times: No coach in college basketball is better at communicating with his fan base and the larger public than Kentucky coach John Calipari. Much of this communication comes from his massive foll...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  9. Terrence Jones '50-50' on NBA draft

    Eamonn Brennan

    By now, it's generally assumed that Kentucky guard Brandon Knight will keep his name in the 2011 NBA draft. Kentucky coach John Calipari essentially confirmed as much to our own Andy Katz after Knight interviewed with NBA executives at the first-ever...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  10. Calipari getting one-and-done last laugh?

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the last two years, much has been made of Kentucky coach John Calipari's recruiting style. That style, basically, is to recruit as many of the best high school players in the country as possible, to encourage them to go pro if the time is right, a...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  11. Report casts doubt on Enes Kanter's season

    Eamonn Brennan

    When Kentucky coach John Calipari landed celebrated Turkish big man Enes Kanter, the immediate reactions went something like this: Enes Kanter is a really good player -- the natural replacement to forward DeMarcus Cousins -- and John Calipari's a...

    Blog | September 07, 2010
  12. Tom Izzo's recruiting explosion

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the past year or so, we've seen some truly remarkable recruiting efforts. The most notable, of course, have come from Kentucky coach John Calipari, whose back-to-back No. 1 overall recruiting classes are likely to be followed by a third in 2011, w...

    Blog | August 12, 2010
  13. Sadler wants to hire Gillispie, can't

    Eamonn Brennan

    Nebraska coach Doc Sadler is spiraling toward a new era of Nebraska hoops, so it's no wonder he'd be happy to beef up his coaching staff with help from ... former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie? The rumor that Gillispie could be joining Sadler's staf...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  14. Calipari receives highest Kentucky honor yet

    Eamonn Brennan

    That's right: Kentucky coach John Calipari got his face on a special-edition bottle of bourbon. In the Commonwealth, it doesn't get any more prestigious than that. According to Brett Dawson of the Louisville Courier-Journal, the immediately succes...

    Blog | March 01, 2010
  15. Why is Kentucky's attendance declining?

    Eamonn Brennan

    In 2008-09, Kentucky men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie led the Wildcats to a 22-14 record and an appearance in the NIT. Kentucky fans were furious. In March of 2009, Gillispie was fired; that afternoon, local media chased him around as he preten...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  16. Tom Crean stays trill with Young Jeezy

    Eamonn Brennan

    Forget NCAA academic reform. If we've done one thing this offseason, it's been to chronicle the sudden explosion in popularity among college basketball coaches of rap artists. Kentucky sent Drake a national championship ring, which he promptly posted...

    Blog | August 20, 2012