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Even in a season as up and down as Kentucky’s has been this year, nobody does ESPN College GameDay quite like the Big Blue Nation. A season-record 15,087 fans (those are tickets distributed) packed Rupp Arena Saturday morning for ESPN’s popular show, cheering, booing – specifically Digger Phelps – and standing from start to finish.
To lighten the mood and get his team smiling again, John Calipari surprised his team with a game of dodgeball after the team’s pre-Vanderbilt walkthrough on Tuesday. What happens when you get a bunch of 18- and 19-year-old kids matched against a team full of coaches and staff? Watch and find out.
Check out these video interviews with John Calipari, Ryan Harrow, Willie Cauley-Stein and Archie Goodwin after their 74-70 victory over Vanderbilt on Wednesday.
In the second game since losing Nerlens Noel to a season-ending injury, the Wildcats say they are better focused and better prepared for how to play without their star freshman forward. Hear that and more in UK Sports Video’s pregame interviews with John Calipari, Julius Mays and Jarrod Polson.