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Rapper Drake to coach at Kentucky NBA Alumni Game


There were mixed reactions earlier this summer when rapper Drake shared a photo of his customized Kentucky championship ring via Instagram. Some called coach John Calipari a marketing genius, willing to give Drake a ring while knowing he would flaunt it. Make Kentucky “cool” to recruits, as if it weren’t already. Others panned the move, [more]

Rapper Drake receives personalized Kentucky championship ring


Rapper Drake, a self proclaimed “natural fan” of the Kentucky Wildcats, has received a 2012 UK national championship ring, which he flaunted on his Instagram page Friday. The 23-year-old Drake, born Aubrey Graham, has said that he took an interest in the Wildcats during the 2009-10 season, which featured freshmen John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins. [more]

NBA Draft success fueling blue-chip Calipari recruiting classes at Kentucky


This Obvious News of the Day is brought to you by the four first-round picks that Kentucky had in the 2012 NBA Draft. With Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist walking across the stage as the first- and second-overall picks Thursday night, Calipari has now laid groundwork for recruiting success even farther into the future. The [more]

New Orleans, Kentucky headline draft night winners

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On draft night there are winners and there are losers. While no championship title is given away based on who a team picks, the draft goes a long way towards determining whether or not a ring is possible. Below are some franchises, college programs and draftees who did well for themselves on Thursday night. Three [more]

Kentucky makes history at the NBA Draft on two fronts

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It didn’t take long for Kentucky to make NBA Draft history on Thursday night. And by the end of the draft John Calipari’s program had done two things no other school has ever done. For the first time in the history of the draft the top two picks hail from the same school, with Anthony [more]

Are Kentucky players really overrated and underprepared?


Kentucky has become the go-to program for players looking to get onto the fast-track to the NBA. In 2010, John Calipari sent five players to the first round of the NBA Draft. Last year, Kentucky had four more players draft, two of which went in the top eight. This year, as many as six former [more]