Because we have very few returning veterans that our new guys can imitate or mimic, we haven’t gotten the level of work – conditioning, toughness, effort and exertion – that we need and expect. To do that, each player is now practicing and playing in games with a device that measures their exertion rate, sport zones, caloric expenditure and heart rate. The device gives us the ability to monitor and check how much effort players are giving in real time.
Kentucky will get a much-needed break from practice on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. to take on Lipscomb – UK’s first game in a week – but after that, it’s another week off for more early morning conditioning sessions and afternoon tune-ups.
John Calipari knows a thing or two about motivating young kids. After taking 17-, 18- and 19-year-old kids year after year, molding them into men and oftentimes placing them in the NBA, he has an idea of what it takes to get them to work hard enough to succeed and this level and take the […]
ESPN’s “All-Access Kentucky” series, a never-before-seen view into the UK basketball program, premieres Wednesday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
eRUPPtion Zone tickets will be available to the public for the Belmont and Mississippi State games, which occur over the university’s holiday break. Tickets will go on sale 90 minutes prior to tip-off at the Rupp Arena Box Office and are available on a first come/first serve basis.