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Kentucky Basketball: 5 Reasons for Wildcats Fans to Be Optimistic in 2014-15

As if Big Blue Nation needed an update, less than 100 hours separate Kentucky basketball from playing its first opponent in the 2014-15 season. On Friday, the Wildcats open up at home against Grand Canyon University.<p>Any new year for Kentucky basketball will have its fans excited, but this year …

Kentucky Basketball: Biggest Storylines to Watch for Wildcats in 2014-15

It's officially basketball eve in the Bluegrass State. Kentucky basketball opens up its 2014-15 season on Friday against Grand Canyon in what is one of the most anticipated seasons in Wildcats history.<p>This year's Kentucky team is different in the sense that it's the same.<p>There are true …

Breaking Down Just How Good Kentucky Basketball Can Be in 2014-15

Hype is a volatile element in college basketball. It can propel programs to success or pressure them into mediocrity.<p>With the Kentucky Wildcats, it has become an inevitable component that comes with being a blue-blood program, and this year is no different.<p>Expectations are perhaps higher than ever …

Why Kentucky Has the Most Bragging Rights in College Basketball

We Hit the Record Books to Determine the Best College Program of All Time<p>Any argument about which college-basketball program is the best of all time comes with a guarantee: No one is going to win the debate.<p>What makes the conversation so contentious is that there isn’t a perfect way to measure …

College Sports

Kentucky Basketball: Will Trey Lyles' Wing Play Fill in Wildcats' Last Weakness?

Two games (or four if you're willing to include exhibitions) is way too small a sample to make any great sweeping determinations about the relative worth of college basketball players. Of course, that never stops us from trying.<p>Kentucky's absurd preponderance of talent invites constant scrutiny, as …

Kansas Basketball: Jayhawks Must Use Kentucky Blowout as Learning Experience

Kansas suffered a fate many other college basketball teams will deal with this season: Being embarrassed by Kentucky.<p>In what was supposed to be a showcase of two of the best squads in the nation, only one showed up, and the Wildcats left with a 72-40 win. The Jayhawks only scored 12 points in a …

Kentucky Basketball: 5 Takeaways from Wildcats' Opening Games

Kentucky basketball jumped right into its 2014-15 season by playing three games in five days, including a neutral-site game against the No. 5 team in the country.<p>In those three games, we've seen both the good and bad of the Wildcats this season. After dismantling Grand Canyon in the season opener, …

Kentucky Basketball: Why Defense Is the Wildcats' Biggest Strength in 2014-15

You've heard it all already in the early going of the 2014-15 college basketball season—Kentucky is an NBA team, Kentucky is going to finish undefeated, and Kentucky could beat the Philadelphia 76ers.<p>There is so much professional talent on this team that it is easy to get caught up in the offensive …

UCLA basketball finalizes home-and-home series with Kentucky

Together, they have 19 national championships — more than any other two teams in the nation — 68 Sweet 16 appearances and two of the most recognizable arenas in college basketball.<p>Yet UCLA and Kentucky have never played against each other in Pauley Pavilion or Rupp Arena. Starting next year, they …

Kentucky Basketball: What John Calipari Has to Gain in 2014-15

In April, assuming Kentucky presumably cuts down the nets in Indianapolis for its second national title in four seasons, will we look at head coach John Calipari any differently?<p>He's already destined to be a Hall of Fame inductee, having led three different programs to the Final Four and winning …

Kentucky Basketball: 5 Things on Wildcats' Holiday Wish List

Kentucky basketball may have already received its holiday wish list back in the summer. When Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee, Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein decided to come back to school for another year, the fans of Kentucky basketball were already dreaming of …

No. 1 Kentucky loses forward Alex Poythress to torn ACL

LEXINGTON, Ky. —The top-ranked University of Kentucky basketball team has lost starting forward Alex Poythress for the season after he tore an ACL on a breakaway layup in Thursday's practice, coach John Calipari announced Friday.<p>"When you're coaching other people's children and these children have …

Kentucky Basketball: Overshadowed Devin Booker Brings Needed Balance to Wildcats

Kentucky may be the only place in the college basketball world where 5-star recruits are overshadowed, but Devin Booker was anything but overlooked in Saturday’s 84-70 victory over North Carolina.<p>Booker finished with a game-high 15 points and drilled all three of his three-point attempts, which was …

UNC vs. Kentucky: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 Regular Season

Laugh all you want at the notion that the Kentucky basketball team could go undefeated in the 2014-15 season, but it looked completely dominant against yet another nationally ranked team Saturday.<p>The Wildcats destroyed North Carolina to the tune of 84-70, but the game wasn't even as close as the …

Eastern Kentucky News

Barr holds Community Forum on the Future of Camp Nelson<p>INTERACTIVE: Who is running in your county's primary election?<p>Meteorologist Kelli McShane's …