Kentucky Wildcats http://wfpl.org en Calipari on NBA Rumors: 'I Have the Best Job in the Country' http://wfpl.org/post/calipari-nba-rumors-i-have-best-job-country <p>An executive with the Los Angeles Lakers is denying rumors that University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari will become the next head coach of the struggling NBA team. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>The<a href="https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&amp;q=rex%20chapman"> rumors were floated</a> by former UK star Rex Chapman on Twitter shortly before the Wildcats’ loss to Connecticut in Monday night’s NCAA championship game.&nbsp; Chapman called Calipari’s departure a “done deal.”</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:08:26 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 9090 at http://wfpl.org Calipari on NBA Rumors: 'I Have the Best Job in the Country' UK's Aaron Harrison 'Not Afraid to Miss' Game-Winning Shots http://wfpl.org/post/uks-aaron-harrison-not-afraid-miss-game-winning-shots <p>The Kentucky Wildcats take on the Connecticut Huskies tonight for the men’s NCAA basketball championship. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UK got by Wisconsin 74 to 73 Saturday night after Aaron Harrison put the Wildcats ahead with a long three-pointer with just under six seconds remaining.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It was Harrison’s third straight game-winning shot.</span></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:39:47 +0000 Rick Howlett 9080 at http://wfpl.org UK's Aaron Harrison 'Not Afraid to Miss' Game-Winning Shots Kentucky Wildcats Beat Wisconsin 74-73, Will Face UConn for NCAA Title http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-wildcats-beat-wisconsin-74-73-will-face-uconn-ncaa-title <p>Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left, after taking a pass from his twin brother Andrew, and Kentucky beat Wisconsin 74-73 on Saturday night to advance to the national championship game.</p><p>The Harrison twins and all those Kentucky freshmen aren't one and done just yet.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>They will be playing for the Wildcats' ninth national championship Monday night in an unexpected title matchup.</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 03:42:52 +0000 Associated Press 9073 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Wildcats Beat Wisconsin 74-73, Will Face UConn for NCAA Title Back Home in Texas, UK's Randle "Just Excited to be Playing" in Final Four http://wfpl.org/post/back-home-texas-uks-randle-just-excited-be-playing-final-four <p>The men’s NCAA basketball tournament resumes this weekend with the Final Four.</p><p>The two national semifinal games will be played Saturday night in Arlington, Texas, with Florida facing Connecticut and Wisconsin squaring off with Kentucky. &nbsp; &nbsp;The winners advance to the national championship game Monday night. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>The venue, AT&amp;T Stadium, is not far from the Dallas neighborhood where UK’s Julius Randle grew up, but the Wildcats’ leading scorer says he’s thankful to be in a Final Four anywhere.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:14:59 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 9061 at http://wfpl.org Back Home in Texas, UK's Randle "Just Excited to be Playing" in Final Four Calipari Trying to Keep Wildcats Hungry for Title Run http://wfpl.org/post/calipari-trying-keep-wildcats-hungry-title-run <p>The Kentucky Wildcats are in Arlington, Texas to prepare for their showdown with Wisconsin in the men’s NCAA Final Four. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky defeated Kansas State, Wichita State, Louisville and Michigan to reach the national semifinals, a path that coach John </span>Calipari<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> compared to a minefield.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:15:35 +0000 Rick Howlett 9056 at http://wfpl.org Calipari Trying to Keep Wildcats Hungry for Title Run UK's Aaron Harrison Not Suprised by Wildcats' NCAA Success http://wfpl.org/post/uks-aaron-harrison-not-suprised-wildcats-ncaa-success <p>The University of Kentucky Wildcats are preparing for their matchup against Wisconsin Saturday night in the men’s NCAA Final Four. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>UK advanced to the national semifinals Saturday with a three-point victory over Michigan. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some had begun to give up hope of any UK tournament success as far back as early March,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;when the slumping Wildcats lost at 10-18 South Carolina. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:44:15 +0000 Rick Howlett 9029 at http://wfpl.org UK's Aaron Harrison Not Suprised by Wildcats' NCAA Success NCAA: Kentucky Beats Louisville 74-69; Will Face Michigan for Final Four Berth http://wfpl.org/post/ncaa-kentucky-beats-louisville-74-69-will-face-michigan-final-four-berth <p>Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer with 39 seconds left to give Kentucky the go-ahead points Friday night in a 74-69 victory in the men’s NCAA Midwest Regional over rival Louisville. Harrison, Julius Randle and Dakari Johnson, all finished with 15 points for the eighth-seeded Wildcats, who will play Michigan in Sunday's regional final.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Fourth-seeded Louisville got 23 points from senior Russ Smith, who missed a late 3 with a chance to tie.</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:06:09 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 9006 at http://wfpl.org NCAA: Kentucky Beats Louisville 74-69; Will Face Michigan for Final Four Berth Is Tonight's Kentucky Wildcats-Louisville Cardinals Game Slowing the State Budget Process? http://wfpl.org/post/tonights-kentucky-wildcats-louisville-cardinals-game-slowing-state-budget-process <p>Work on a new Kentucky state budget is slowing in Frankfort—because of a a basketball game.</p><p>Interest in tonight's NCAA Tournament matchup between the Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats is the latest delaying factor in an already contentious day.</p><p>With only a handful of days left in the session, lawmakers are behind schedule on passing the only bill they’re required to: A $20.3 billion biennial budget.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:40:03 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9004 at http://wfpl.org Is Tonight's Kentucky Wildcats-Louisville Cardinals Game Slowing the State Budget Process? Latest 'Battle of the Bluegrass' to be Fought in Indianapolis http://wfpl.org/post/latest-battle-bluegrass-be-fought-indianapolis <p>For the second time in three years, the Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats will play each other in the men’s NCAA tournament Friday night. The teams will face off in the tournament’s Sweet Sixteen round in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:17:29 +0000 Rick Howlett 8988 at http://wfpl.org Latest 'Battle of the Bluegrass' to be Fought in Indianapolis Mitch McConnell Campaign Ad Celebrates Kentucky's Basketball Dominance With Duke National Title http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-campaign-ad-celebrates-kentuckys-basketball-dominance-duke-national-title <p>Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has stepped into the middle of a nasty basketball rivalry after a new campaign ad about Kentucky's dominance featured Duke University winning the national title.</p><p>The McConnell campaign released a video Tuesday morning saying that "rebuilding America begins in Kentucky by making McConnell majority leader."</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:14:33 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8968 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell Campaign Ad Celebrates Kentucky's Basketball Dominance With Duke National Title