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Calipari still mum on "Kentucky Code"

The University of Kentucky women's soccer team defeated Vanderbilt 6-1 Friday at the UK Soccer Complex in Lexington, Ky., to advance to next week's SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Ala.
Photo by Chet White

The University of Kentucky women's soccer team defeated Vanderbilt 6-1 Friday at the UK Soccer Complex in Lexington, Ky., to advance to next week's SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Ala. Photo by Chet White

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky coach John Calipari is still mum on the new points-based accountability system he's implementing with his team this summer.

After speaking to a group in Georgetown, Calipari said he wants to guarantee success with his players and coaches involved in the UK program. One way is the new "Kentucky Code."

"It's something I've wanted to do. I got the academic people involved. I've got the weight and strength people involved," is all Calipari would say.

UK freshman guard Dominique Hawkins recently told the Courier-Journal that players must accumulate points to reach goals. Hawkins said, for example, a player must get to 80 points by a certain date to gain access to the Wildcats' locker room. Hawkins said it takes 100 points to earn a jersey.

On Tuesday, Calipari said players get a daily grade.

"It's not 'we're going to see how you did.' No. It's how are you doing each day and holding them accountable."

But that's as much insight Calipari would offer into the "code."

"We're not giving up the whole secret, yet," he said. "When I give it up, you'll have other coaches using the code. I want to keep it in-house until we get through the summer."


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