1. The Nation Should Accept the Kentucky Wildcats As Its New No. 1

    Every team in NCAA Division I basketball has lost—every team except 18-0 Kentucky.   And that's why regardless of what happened last season, regardless of coach John Calipari's past mistakes, ...

    Jonathan Lintner Written by Jonathan Lintner about over 4 years ago 1,977 reads 18 comments

  2. Weekend Rewind: Big Ten's Court Storming Belittles Tradition-Rich Programs

    Tubby Smith is a great guy and a great coach. Only thing is, this season he doesn’t have that great of a team.   But I guess someone forgot to tell that to Indiana fans, who stormed the ...

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  3. Kentucky's Close Games the Only Negative to Wildcats' Freshmen

    They say if you play with fire enough times, you'll eventually get burned.   Kentucky has poked, prodded, and tampered with a losing flame four games running, including a 72-67 win over Auburn on Saturday...

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  4. Kentucky Wildcats Looking to Rid Themselves of 'Lackadaisical' Moments

    It really is a shame that last summer the Southeastern Conference partnered up with ESPN to become the official home of SEC athletics, because since then the 10 p.m...

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  5. Eric Bledsoe Breaking Out from John Wall's Shadow

    Florida coach Billy Donovan made one thing clear after his Gators fell 89-77 to visiting Kentucky on Tuesday night: Wildcats coach John Calipari is spoiled this season, and in the best way possible...

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  6. Villanova-Louisville: Quick Whistles Doom Cardinals' Defense

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino will forthrightly admit that his teams play scrappy defense. They did throughout his tenure at Providence, Kentucky, and now up to his ninth season at Louisville...

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  7. Weekend Rewind: Tennessee Has Enough Weapons; Texas an Easy No. 1

    Tennessee proved on the court what Bruce Pearl infamously suggested off it before the Volunteers faced off against Charlotte.   Yes, Tennessee has enough weapons.   Not plenty of them. Not its best arsenal...

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  8. DeAndre Liggins Could Emerge As Kentucky's New 5th Man

    They're all over the place.   John Wall, Patrick Patterson, DeMarcus Cousins, and Eric Bledsoe have been seemingly immortalized by the Kentucky Wildcats' faithful throughout coach John Calipari's first 16 games...

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  9. Louisville Cardinals: Big East Have or Have-not?

    Louisville is in the midst of a quasi-rebuilding season that's become a proving ground for off-court coaching miscues...

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  10. SEC Downfalls Paving Way for Possible Perfect Season for Kentucky

    Kentucky put in a serious bid for an undefeated season this past weekend—not only for what it has been able to accomplish on the court, but also for what future opponents did off it...

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  11. Weekend Rewind: Controversy in Kentucky Overshadows Another Kansas Win

    College basketball posed an intriguing question this past weekend: Do you prefer a blowout on Friday, controversy on Saturday, or depression on Sunday?   If you have a TV—or as I was lucky ...

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  12. Louisville Cardinals Will Profit Off Rupp Arena Experience in Big East Play

    LEXINGTON, Ky.—There are few times when Louisville coach Rick Pitino turns a blind eye toward his team for the type of first half it played against Kentucky...

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  13. Kentucky's John Wall Showing DeMarcus Cousins How To Stay Cool

    LEXINGTON, Ky.—John Wall came out of Kentucky's rough and tumble rivalry game with Louisville as the cool head that prevailed at a key moment, scoring six straight points after the Cardinals gained their first and only second-half lead...

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  14. Louisville-Kentucky: Wildcats' John Calipari Basketball's 'New Normal'

    LEXINGTON, Ky.—There was a changing of the guard of sorts at Rupp Arena Saturday that had less to do with one game and more with a college basketball movement...

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  15. Louisville-Kentucky: Wildcats' Publicity Could Bite Them Come Saturday

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky has an extra day to ready itself for Saturday's in-state grudge match at Rupp Arena, but Louisville may be a step ahead in overcoming a massive challenge...

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  16. Louisville's Edgar Sosa Changed After Hitting Game Winner Against Kentucky

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Edgar Sosa sometimes likes to replay his game-winning shot against Kentucky last season without the flashbulbs, the screaming, and the heroics of doing it in front of 19,000 fans at Freedom Hall...

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  17. Louisville Cardinals Handle South Florida, Peek Ahead to Kentucky

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—It would have been easy for Louisville to overlook its final test before heading into the Cardinals' rivalry meeting with Kentucky this Saturday...

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  18. Louisville Cardinals All-Decade Basketball Team

    The Gregorian Calendar says this shouldn't be done—not until next year—but pop culture disagrees, and that seems like a decent enough barometer when deciding the best time to assemble an All-Decade team for the Louisville Cardinals...

    Jonathan Lintner Written by Jonathan Lintner about over 4 years ago 3,185 reads 4 comments

  19. Kentucky Wildcats All-Decade Basketball Team

    The Gregorian Calendar says this shouldn't be done—not until next year—but pop culture disagrees, and that seems like a decent enough barometer when deciding the best time to assemble an All-Decade team for the Kentucky Wildcats...

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  20. Weekend Rewind: West Virginia, Seton Hall Showcase Big East's Depth

    College basketball as a whole almost took the weekend off—almost.   But No. 6 West Virginia and Seton Hall made sure to steal some limelight from bowl season before Florida's Urban Meyer stepped down Saturday night...

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  21. Louisville's Samardo Samuels Starting to Match Hype with Performance

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Even with Christmas celebrations closing in, it was hard to blame Louisville sophomore Samardo Samuels for wanting only “to go to sleep” after the Cardinals' victory over Louisiana-Lafayette last Wednesday...

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  22. New-Look Louisville Cardinals Could Ride Black, White Back To Spotlight

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—It took almost 30 minutes, but Louisville's press finally started making waves.   Traps turned into turnovers. Sure shooting turned shaky. Ragin' Cajuns became nervous, unsure Cajuns...

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  23. Kentucky's Patrick Patterson Setting an Example for the Wildcats' Youth

    LEXINGTON, Ky.—It turns out there’s a reason why, when Kentucky players and coach John Calipari huddled at mid-court Monday night to celebrate the program’s 2,000th win, it was junior Patrick ...

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  24. Kentucky Wildcats' 2,000th Win Marks Resurgence, the Reach for a Greater Goal

    LEXINGTON, Ky.—Four fountains of confetti billowed and streamers floated down to the court at Rupp Arena.   Players donned shirts that read “UK2K...

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  25. Weekend Rewind: Texas Longhorns Walk Away from a Wild Saturday Stronger

    Chalk it up to finals week. To poor preseason rankings. Heck, maybe it’s all an evil scheme by the refs, as Xavier fans will attest.With seven losses by Top 25 teams, last weekend was just plain wacky...

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