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Coach Calipari Holds First Practice Thursday Night

Posted: 04/03/2009 - Not even 36 hours after John Calipari was hired to become the 22nd head coach in program history, Calipari held his first practice Thursday night at the Joe Craft Center. (Check out the complete entry from catscratches on the ukathletics blog)

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Stormalory Wins Friday Keeneland Feature Race

Posted: 04/03/2009 - The 8-5 favorite trained by William Mott was running last in the eight-horse field halfway through under Julien Leparoux. He finished a neck ahead of Smart Bid.

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Pearl Signs New 6 Year Deal With Vols

Posted: 04/03/2009 - Tennessee men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl has a newly renegotiated six-year contract keeping him with the Volunteers.

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Georgia Hires Nevada's Mark Fox

Posted: 04/03/2009 - In a surprise move, Georgia has hired Nevada's Mark Fox to replace Dennis Felton. Georgia will announce the hire at a news conference on Friday morning, a person with knowledge of the hire confirmed on Thursday night.

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UK Letter Firing Gillispie Cites Contract Dispute

Updated: 04/03/2009 - The hand-delivered letter informing Billy Gillispie he was being fired as Kentucky's basketball coach cites only his refusal to sign a formal contract as a specific reason for the "incompatibility" between the school and its former coach. The letter, dated March 27 and signed by athletics director Mitch Barnhart, was obtained by The Associated Press Thursday under Kentucky's open records law. Gillispie received a copy of the letter Friday during a meeting at the home of UK president Lee Todd in which Barnhart and Todd told him he was being replaced.

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UK signee seeks release

Updated: 04/09/2009 - New UK coach John Calipari has received word that Wildcat signee G.J. Vilarino is seeking a release from his letter of intent.

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Coach Calipari Visits Orton In Oklahoma City

Updated: 04/09/2009 - New Kentucky coach John Calipari traveled to Oklahoma City Wednesday night to visit UK Signee Daniel Orton before traveling back to Memphis.

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House Hunting For Coach Calipari

Posted: 12/06/2011 - Coach Calipari will soon be hunting for a place to call home in Lexington. But where will he and his family settle down?

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Glad's Two Homers Lead Cats Past Wright St.

Posted: 04/01/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- After belting three homers Saturday against No. 28 South Carolina, Kentucky junior first baseman Gunner Glad ripped two home runs and added four RBI, leading the Wildcats to a 6-3 win over the Wright State Raiders, on a picture-perfect Wednesday evening at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Coach Cal Gets Emotional in Memphis

Posted: 12/06/2011 - Coach John Calipari had to step out of a press conference at his home to collect himself on Wednesday afternoon.

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Coach Cal: "I don't walk on water"

Posted: 04/01/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - John Calipari cautioned the Kentucky faithful that he was not the "grand poobah" or "emperor" - even if his eight-year, $31.65 million contract as the Wildcats' new coach pays him like one.

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Coach Cal's Contract

Posted: 12/06/2011 - Coach John Calipari is officially a Kentucky Wildcat and is now officially the highest paid coach in college basketball.

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Fans Cheer On New Coach

Posted: 12/06/2011 - From campus to cities and towns across the state, the Big Blue faithful tuned in to see what Coach Calipari had to say about the future of UK basketball.

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Calipari: UK Job A "Dream"

Posted: 12/06/2011 - John Calipari told the Kentucky faithful that he is "humbled and excited" to lead such a "storied program" when he was introduced as the Wildcats' basketball coach.

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Calipari Lands In Kentucky

Updated: 04/01/2009 - UK's new coach didn't land at Blue Grass Airport as many fans expected, but instead arrived in style at a private air strip in Jessamine County.

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Calipari Is Signed, Sealed and Delivered

Updated: 04/01/2009 - John Calipari has accepted an offer to leave Memphis to coach the tradition-rich Kentucky basketball program and will be introduced at a news conference at 9:30 Wednesday morning.

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John Calipari Is UK's New Head Coach

Posted: 12/06/2011 - Our sister station News Channel 3 in Memphis, WREG, tells us a source close to the University of Memphis basketball program says Coach Calipari has signed a deal with UK.

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What's So Great About the Kentucky Job?

Posted: 03/30/2009 - Many of the national media, ignoring the excellent advice of the Herald-Leader’s Mark Story, are taking the “lazy” angle on the UK basketball coaching story. They’re invoking the “beware of the short fuse” argument against any coach accepting the job in Lexington.

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Calipari Makes Decision, Will Come To UK

Updated: 04/01/2009 - John Calipari has made his decision and will become the new head coach of the University of Kentucky. UK confirms that they have signed Calipari to an eight-year deal.

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Michigan St. Ousts Cards For Trip To Final 4

Updated: 03/29/2009 - Michigan State is marching on to Motown. The Spartans gave the Final Four a hometown feel, stopping overall No. 1 seed Louisville 64-52 Sunday to win the Midwest Regional. Goran Suton had 19 points and 10 rebounds as the second-seeded Spartans (30-6) reached their fifth Final Four in 11 years - the most trips of any team in the nation during that span.

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Cards Meet Spartans In Final Four Push

Updated: 03/29/2009 - ...University of Louisville basketball team plays Michigan State at 2:20 p.m. in the NCAA Midwest Regional championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium ... LIVE - On CBS / WKYT.

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Burns' Walk-Off HR Sends Cats Past South Carolina

Posted: 03/28/2009 - With Kentucky trailing No. 28 South Carolina 4-3 with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, freshman infielder Andy Burns connected on the first pitch he saw on the weekend, belting a two-run, walk-off home run over the right-field fence, lifting UK to a series-evening 5-4 win over the Gamecocks, on Saturday evening at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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