John Calipari 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 Calipari Trying to Get Players 'Thinking Right' After Late-Season Skid http://wfpl.org/post/uks-calipari-trying-get-players-thinking-right-after-late-season-skid <p>University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari&nbsp;says he takes the blame for his team’s recent struggles.</p><p>The Wildcats have dropped two straight games—including a home loss to Arkansas and Saturday’s upset at South Carolina—heading into the final week of the regular season. &nbsp;</p><p>Calipari was ejected from the South Carolina game after receiving two technical fouls. &nbsp; He's also come under some criticism for not attending his post-game press conference.&nbsp;</p><p>UK fell from 17<sup>th</sup> to 25<sup>th</sup> in this week’s AP poll.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:28:59 +0000 Rick Howlett 8766 at http://wfpl.org UK's Calipari Trying to Get Players 'Thinking Right' After Late-Season Skid Reaction Not Positive (Obviously) to Kentucky Wildcats' Surprising NIT Loss http://wfpl.org/post/reaction-not-positive-obviously-kentucky-wildcats-surprising-nit-loss <p>The Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team's <a href="/post/kentucky-wildcats-ousted-nit-robert-morris-59-57-bellarmine-falls-ncaa-div-ii">first-round National Invitational Tournament loss to Robert Morris on Tuesday night</a> ended a particularly rough season. This time last year, Wildcats were cheering a team on to a national title.&nbsp;</p><p>"The game got too rough," Calipari&nbsp;was quoted as saying in the <a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2013/03/20/2564997/video-for-mobile-ipad-coach-caliparis.html">Lexington Herald-Leader.</a> "You sit there and shake your head."</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:09:20 +0000 Joseph Lord 4579 at http://wfpl.org Reaction Not Positive (Obviously) to Kentucky Wildcats' Surprising NIT Loss Enough Senate Talk. What Do Kentuckians Think of Louisville's ACC Move? http://wfpl.org/post/enough-senate-talk-what-do-kentuckians-think-louisvilles-acc-move <p>So U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/poll-mcconnell-most-unpopular-us-senator">is unpopular but still beats all Democratic rivals</a> in hypothetical 2014 re-election matchups, according to data from Public Policy Polling.</p><p>That's important. But who is better liked, John Calipari or Rick Pitino? Which NFL team do Kentuckians prefer, anyway? PPP asked survey respondents these question, too, and a handful of other miscellaneous queries.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:16:17 +0000 Joseph Lord 2927 at http://wfpl.org Enough Senate Talk. What Do Kentuckians Think of Louisville's ACC Move?