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Andy Katz Discusses Terrible Article about John Calipari on Finebaum

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If you haven’t heard somewhere else (we didn’t post it on Nation of Blue), Boston Globe writer Dan Shaughnessy wrote a terrible article terrorizing the idea of UMASS retiring John Calipari’s jersey. Andy Katz took to the Finebaum show to discuss the article and defend John Calipari. By the way, you can google the article if you want.

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ESPN Analysts: Can LSU Beat Kentucky?


Three college basketball analysts take a look at Kentucky’s matchup with LSU and break down if the Tigers have a chance to give the Cats their first loss. 1. Kentucky has been challenged a few times this season. But could this road game at LSU be its toughest SEC test? Andy Katz: In theory, yes. The Tigers have the size ...

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Kentucky’s Bahamas Tentative Schedule Released


Andy Katz has released the schedule for the teams which are playing in the Bahamas in August. Kentucky’s are listed in bold. The following is the tentative schedule for the notable teams: Aug. 2: Pitt vs. Commonwealth Giants, 3 p.m.; Aug. 3: Pitt vs. Bahamas All-Stars, 3 p.m.; Aug. 5: Ole Miss vs. Providence Storm, 7 p.m.; Pitt vs. Street ...

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Kentucky to Play in Bahamas in August without Willie Cauley-Stein


John Calipari spoke to Andy Katz of ESPN.com recently and confirmed that the Kentucky Wildcats will be playing in the Bahamas without the rehabbing Willie Cauley-Stein. He also spoke about the fierce competition the Wildcats will face while on the trip. “We’ll have 10 days of practice and playing national teams that can beat us,” Calipari said. “Normally you want ...

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James Young is Andy Katz Player of the Week


Andy Katz of ESPN has tabbed Kentucky freshman James Young as the National Player of the Week. Young lead the Wildcats to a 73-66 victory over Louisville by scoring a team high 18 points. Young also added 10 rebounds and 4 assist. This is Young’s first career double-double. Video courtesy of ESPN. Young was also named SEC freshman of the ...

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ESPN Writers Think John Calipari has More Work to do than Bill Self


A panel of ESPN writers try to answer the question of who has more work ahead of them between Kentucky and Kansas. All 3 writers think John Calipari has more worries than Kansas’ Bill Self currently does. Andy Katz: Kansas got beat at the buzzer by Colorado in one of the top venues in the West. I’ll hardly fault the ...

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Kuran Iverson Needs to Work Harder in the Classroom

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Memphis 2013 signee Kuran Iverson made some noise the last couple of days when he said he thought the Tigers’ class was better than Kentucky’s incoming group. He also added this statement, “Yeah, way better. Way better. They talented, we work hard.” Well, it looks like he wasn’t talking about working hard in the classroom. Andy Katz is reporting that ...

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The Bench Will Be a Great Friend of John Calipari

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The upcoming Kentucky Basketball team will be the deepest it has been since John Calipari took the head position in Lexington. Cal spoke with Andy katz about his upcoming squad and the strengths his team will have. “We’re going to be much stronger physically at all positions,” said Calipari, who is still in the running for 6-foot-7 small forward Andrew ...

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John Calipari Won’t Change Big Blue Madness Date


With the talk of having more practices before the upcoming season, there had been talk that the date of Big Blue Madness could change to earlier, but that doesn’t sound like it is going to happen. John Calipari spoke with ESPN.com’s Andy Katz about the extra practice time and keeping Big Blue Madness the same. Kentucky coach John Calipari wished ...

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Kentucky Needed Darius Miller to Beat Baylor


When the Wildcats got down on Saturday to Baylor there was no one to look to for support or a shoulder to lean on for John Calipari’s young freshman. Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had Darius Miller. Heck, every player since John Calipari has started coaching at Kentucky has had Darius Miller. This team hasn’t been lucky enough to have ...

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Where to Watch Kentucky at Notre Dame


The #8th ranked Kentucky Wildcats (4-1) travel to South Bend, Indiana to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-1) in the SEC/Big East Challenge on ESPN2 at 7pm. The announcers for tonight’s game are Dan Shulman and Dick Vitale. The sideline reporter is Andy Katz. Notre Dame is currently favored by 1 point. You can also watch the game online ...

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When will John Calipari’s Tenure at Kentucky End?


Andy Katz of ESPN.com recently interviewed John Calipari and asked him many questions about his job at Kentucky, how bad he wanted it, what he has learned since coaching the Wildcats, why he uses social media, and how his family has endured over the years of him not being home. The most interesting part of the interview were the last ...

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