Portland gave UNLV a very tough game. - Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports
News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. Willie Taggert, Western Kentucky's coach, headed to South Florida. Calipari talks about Camp Cal. LSU's Anthony Hickey suspended. More.
Today, the Wildcats take on the Portland Pilots in Rupp Arena. Some changes are in the wind.
Tweets of the Morning:
Aaron Harrison scored a season-high 31 points yesterday. His stats so far this season ... ukrecruiting.bloginky.com/aaron-harrison/— Ben Roberts (@NextCats) December 8, 2012
When I got to Rupp 2 hours before tipoff, Jon Hood was shooting. This was a familiar sight.— Jerry Tipton (@JerryTipton) December 8, 2012
Also, you can check out my most recent interview with Larry Glover here. I'm in the second half of the hour.
- All righty then ...
- Coach Cal talks about Camp Cal, and how he hopes to impact the players. This is worth your time to get a better understanding of his thinking.
Calipari on conditioning, motivation and potential // vaughtsviews
Calipari hits the nail on the head when he calls it "more of a mindset." That's what it is. When you get up early and go get that conditioning in, it sets up your whole day for success.
"What we’re doing right now is kind of a forced Breakfast Club," Calipari said. "I’m probably holding them more accountable than any other team."I like it. Sometimes, teams motivate themselves. Sometimes, the motivation must be started from an external source. You hope they internalize it and make it part of them, and some will, some probably won't. But it's good for the team.
Polson admits Cats might have thought they were better than they really were // vaughtsviews
This doesn't surprise me at all.
Bluegrass boot camp: Kentucky coach John Calipari wants a tougher, fitter team // The Washington Post
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky coach John Calipari hopes "Camp Cal" yields a better-conditioned and more committed team.
"The team is starting to respond to him," Calipari said, "which is what they need to do."Good to see.
- Kentucky’s ‘Camp Cal’ could turn the season around // CollegeBasketballTalk
The series was created three years ago as Kentucky's gesture toward Jones to play a game in his hometown, and the Wildcats took on Portland in the Rose Garden. The Pilots agreed to payback with two games in Lexington, played last year and today.I've enjoyed the series with Portland.
Kidd-Gilchrist had Confidence Meltdown // Basketball News & NBA Rumors
MKG is such a great guy. He doesn't even know how good he is.
Calipari’s Cats could learn from hoops squad // The Kentucky Kernel
I believe I suggested this yesterday.
Other UK sports
DeNesha Stallworth had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 7 Kentucky to a 96-64 victory over DePaul on Friday night. Stallworth, a junior transfer, passed 1,000 career points while recording her second double-double this season. Samarie Walker added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (7-1), who shot 49 percent from the field in their sixth consecutive victory. A'dia Mathies had 17 points and nine boards, and Jennifer O'Neill scored 13. Kentucky also improved to 3-0 against DePaul in the first game between the schools since 1984.Huge victory for the hoops team. Good to see Kentucky's shooting finally come around.
Volleyball's Season Concludes in Round of 16 // UKAthletics.com
Great season by Coach Skinner and the volleyball team. Penn St. was just too good for us this year.
2012 Heisman watch: Johnny Manziel projected to make history // SBNation.com
From what I've seen, he's certainly worthy.
Willie Taggart to be USF Bulls football coach // Tampa Bay Times
Congrats to Coach Taggert. I hate this for my alma mater.
- College basketball on television for Dec. 8 // John Clay's Sidelines