TAG: Kentucky Wildcats

College, GIFs / Apr 8, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Kentucky’s James Young Obliterates Huskies With Monster Jam

James Young, Amida Brimah

Yes, the Huskies won the 2014 National Championship last night, defeating the Kentucky Wildcats and their overrated, then underrated, coterie of freshman — led by possible lottery selection Julius Randle. And yes, there was a bizarre rumor that Wildcats coach John Calipari was headed to the Lakers. But all we could do was marvel at the oomph with which James Young threw down this slam on the Huskies midway through the second half. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 8, 2014 / 1:29 am

Lakers Deny Rex Chapman Rumor John Calipari Will Coach Lakers Next Year

John Calipari

While John Calipari was busy consoling the devastated youngsters he coaches for Kentucky following UConn’s 60-54 win over them in the NCAA Title game, he also had to deal with former NBA player Rex Chapman tweeting that Calipari was going to Los Angeles to coach the Lakers next season. Chapman dropped his bomb on Twitter before the tip-off tonight, but the Lakers have already refuted the claim by the former Wildcat and NBA sharpshooter. Read More »

Video / Apr 8, 2014 / 12:54 am

College Basketball’s 2014 “One Shining Moment”

NCAA Champion University of Connecticut Huskies

NCAA Champion University of Connecticut Huskies

The 2014 NCAA Tournament is over, and the University of Connecticut Huskies, unheralded for much of the season, and seeded no. 7 entering the tournament, did the unthinkable and won the 2014 NCAA Title. Come live the magic with the capstone to every college basketball season, another rendition of “One Shining Moment.” Read More »

College / Apr 8, 2014 / 12:33 am

UConn Defeats Kentucky To Win 2014 NCAA Title

University of Connecticut Huskies

The University of Connecticut Huskies are your 2014 NCAA Tournament champions after defeating the freshman-heavy Kentucky Wildcats, 60-54, never having trailed for the duration of the 40-minute affair. Senior Shabazz Napier was his usual brilliant self, scoring 22, grabbing six rebounds (tied for the team high) and dishing three dimes while his fellow guard Ryan Boatright scored 14 more as the Huskies cruised for an unthinkable national title after coming into the Tournament as a No. 7 seed. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 2, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Joakim Noah & Rajon Rondo No Longer Hate Each Other

Rajon Rondo, Joakim Noah

It started before college during AAU play, but the fact Rajon Rondo went to Kentucky and Joakim Noah enrolled at bitter SEC rival, Florida, certainly didn’t help what became a colossal acrimony between the two NBA players. Then the 2009 first round Celtics-Bulls playoff battle – with all it’s back-and-forth jawing, physical play and overtime sessions — confirmed that Rondo and Noah had become two opposing forces of equal magnitude destined for beef. But now, after 10 years in the NBA and the maturity that ensued, the fire between the pair has cooled — at least a little. Read More »

College, GIFs / Mar 31, 2014 / 10:30 am

Aaron Harrison’s Three-Pointer Sends Kentucky To Final Four

Aaron Harrison

With his brother struggling and the Wildcats in a back-and-forth battle against another Big 10 school looking to make a trip to the Final Four Dance in North Texas, Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison went off. Harrison hit four three-pointers within the final eight minutes, including a leaning, game-winning three with 3.2 seconds remaining and 6-6 guard Chris LeVert in his eye. Read More »

College / Mar 29, 2014 / 2:27 am

Kentucky Upends Louisville For Trip To Elite Eight

Julius Randle

Julius Randle came up big at the free throw line, and Aaron Harrison‘s three-pointer with 40 seconds left gave the Wildcats their first lead of the game got the job done for Kentucky, 74—69, against interstate rivals and 2013 NCAA Champion, Louisville. Read More »

Latest News / Feb 13, 2013 / 2:11 pm

Breaking News: Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel Done for Season With Torn ACL

Nerlens Noel

This ACL plague has gone beyond a ridiculous place; it’s become terrifying. It seems like another ballplayer is succumbing to the most dreaded of knee injuries every day and it’s not letting up. We’re not talking middle-aged guys at the Y here, either – it’s getting the best athletes in the world at a frightening clip.

We’re really still trying to get over the Rajon Rondo news as word comes that another Kentucky Wildcat has become an ACL victim. Read More »

College / Oct 8, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Video: Kentucky’s “Drive For 9″ Anthem

Kentucky

Midnight Madness begins Friday across the nation, and good luck finding a university more excited for its team than at Kentucky. If reports out of Lexington are to be believed (and I don’t doubt this insane number one bit) The Big Blue faithful claimed Rupp Arena’s 24,000 tickets in just 35 minutes last month to see the reigning national champions begin the season. The Wildcats already have their own hype anthem for this season: “Drive For 9″ by Henry Ogirri. Read More »

NBA Draft / Jun 29, 2012 / 5:00 pm

How Terrence Ross And Terrence Jones Got To The NBA Right On Schedule

Terrence Ross

The NBA isn’t in Seattle anymore, of course. Not that it mattered for Terrence Ross much last summer. A year before the Washington Husky became one of the biggest risers in the NBA Draft, the league came to him. He stepped into runs that were as much a test of his pro future as much as his college present, playing against Seattle natives or former players Nate Robinson, Spencer Hawes, Nick Collison and Jamal Crawford, to name a few. When I talked with Robinson last fall about Ross, he said he walked out impressed about the young guy of the group. It was at least an important step toward making GMs impressed, too. Read More »