Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart presented the athletic department-wide GPA for the 2013 spring semester to the university’s athletics oversight committee on Tuesday. The numbers included UK men’s basketball’s 3.4 GPA, the highest mark of the Coach Cal era.
Of our 10 players who have been eligible to graduate by the end of their senior years, all 10 will have graduated after this weekend. For you math majors out there, that’s 100 percent. We’ve also had a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average over the last three years. It’s the norm, not an aberration.
Judging by Marquis Estill’s emphatic celebration from the bench after Kyle Wiltjer’s impressive dunk at Ole Miss this season, you would think his name was still on the roster. Although he finished his collegiate career in 2003, the former UK forward still remains as passionate as ever about Kentucky basketball; only now, he is seeing the game from a different perspective as a first-year undergraduate student assistant coach.
See what you missed at the inaugural John Calipari Basketball Fantasy Experience where campers got to live the life of a Kentucky basketball player for three days.
From Thursday through Saturday, businessmen like Hall, entrepreneurs and everyone in between participated in Coach Cal’s first Fantasy Experience. Organized by ProCamps and ran by UK staff, former college coaches and former Wildcat legends, the weekend was aimed at giving everyday Joes a chance to live the life of a Kentucky basketball player. At the end of the weekend, campers like Hall all agreed on one thing: the John Calipari Basketball Fantasy Experience was a dreamlike experience they’ll never forget.
For a man that’s instituted an open-door policy and welcomed everyone back since taking the head coaching job, this weekend was a formal invitation from Calipari for the players to come home, fortify old bonds and share stories from their heydays.
Sixteen years later, the 1996 national champions are still blowing out opponents. OK, so the competition wasn’t quite what it was in 1996 and the setting was a bit more relaxed, but players from the 1996 national championship showed they’ve still got a little talent in those aging bones and muscles.
ARLINGTON, Texas – One could blame it on the hour-and-a-half delay from the four-overtime Kentucky-Baylor women’s basketball game earlier in the night, but that would be making an excuse for a UK team that showed a lot of glaring holes in its 67-62 loss to Baylor on Friday night. No, after watching his team get […]