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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: The charitable side of John Calipari Edition

Coach Cal gets it.

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John Calipari’s persona is that of a no-nonsense tough guy on the court. But every once in a while we get the other side of him.

One of the better story I’ve seen about this comes from Jerry Tipton and the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The thing is there are more stories about Cal taking the time to visit people in the hospital like he did with young Drew Furer, a boy who collapsed while playing basketball in Western Pennsylvania.

Take the time to read the story and gain more perspective on what our coach is really all about.

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KyKy Tandy still waiting on that UK offer | SEC Country- The in-state star is being heavily recruited by Cincinnati and they have moved in as the favorite. But Tandy still wants to hear from Calipari. “It’d be a blessing if they offered me,” Tandy said. “I’m from Kentucky, so usually Kentucky kids don’t get that offer. I’ve been working my butt off and hopefully I’ll get that offer.”

Do it, Cal.

Louisville target drawing interest from Kentucky | Courier-Journal- Aidan Igiehon is a four star center from the class of 2019. Louisville’s Chris Mack was recruiting him back at Xavier and has carried that over to Louisville. But now Kentucky is in on him. The last time Calipari offered a Louisville target, he committed not long after. That target? Ashton Hagan.

UK falls to Mizzou | UK Athletics- The Cats really need to win a conference series but they were unable to do it yesterday as they fell to Missouri 14-11. They have one more chance to close it out today at 1:00 PM.

Former Cats become undrafted rookies | WYMT- Garrett Johnson joined the Chicago Bears and Courtney Love will be joining the Cleveland Browns. Good luck to both guys and hopefully they find a spot on the team.

Top basketball recruit stays in touch with former UK player | Lexington Herald Leader
Vernon Carey is ranked by as the No. 1 basketball recruit in the class of 2019. His list includes Kentucky, Duke, Michigan State, Miami, North Carolina and others. He talks about his recruitment and his ties to UK.

Anthony Davis, Pelicans fall to Warriors in Game 1 | ESPN- The Pelicans emerged as a sexy pick to defeat the Warriors in Round 2 of the playoffs, but Golden State destroyed New Orleans 123-101. Davis had a double-double but he didn’t get any help from Holiday or Rondo.

Matt Millen likely needs a heart transplant | Sporting News- Millen has a rare disease that causes an abnormal protein to build up in his bone marrow. Millen is an NFL hall of famer and is the former GM of the Detroit Lions.

Kentucky basketball summit? 'Jerry Tipton' meets 'Not Jerry Tipton' | Lexington Herald Leader
An Internet entity named "Not Jerry Tipton" gained a measure of celebrity by supposing Herald-Leader sportswriter Jerry Tipton's take on events. "Not Jerry Tipton" based his persona on snarky comments. The two met on Saturday.