John Calipari's Deal Is Bad, Even For Players Whose Knees Survive It

Last week, I wrote about the ways that both pro- and anti-NCAA camps tend to miss the mark when talking about University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari. He deserves less criticism for breaking NCAA rules and more for profiting from them, because even his “Players First” arrangement forces players to take… » 3/31/15 10:57am 3/31/15 10:57am

John Calipari Called Into Mike Francesa's Show To Yell At Him

Today on his radio show, Mike Francesa was talking some shit about Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari. "He's not a classic X's and O's guy," he said in his particular way. Francesa then took a call from "John in Kentucky," who wanted to defend coach Cal's abilities. Turns out, "John in Kentucky" was… » 8/21/14 5:14pm 8/21/14 5:14pm

John Calipari Is Having A Really Great Spring Break In The Big Apple

Earlier this week, after failing to get a nod for the Big Dance, the Kentucky Wildcats–the winningest team in the history of the men's NCAA tournamentlost to Robert Morris in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. It was a low point. But you know who's cruising right along, content as ever? John… » 3/21/13 5:00pm 3/21/13 5:00pm

This Mediocre Kentucky Team Offers Hope That John Calipari Hasn't…

With their win today over No. 11 Florida, the Kentucky Wildcats will probably make the NCAA Tournament. Normally UK achieves that designation by late November or so. Kentucky missed the Big Dance in 2009, but it'd been 1991 since the Cats last weren't invited to March Madness. They hold the NCAA record with 53… » 3/09/13 6:48pm 3/09/13 6:48pm