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Surely Kenny Payne will come calling soon, right?

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Now that the transfer portal gives a one time free pass to all college athletes, it is expected that Kentucky will have a volatile roster year-in and year-out. However, you can still expect to see John Calipari recruiting the top high school players that are available. In the 2023 class, the big fish is DJ Wagner.

Wagner is the son of former Memphis (under John Calipari) star DaJuan Wagner. And while it seems Coach Cal has maintained a strong relationship with his former player over the years, this recruitment is all but a done deal.

But in a recent interview with On3.com, Wagner said that he has not heard from Kenny Payne and the Louisville Cardinals. Especially when you consider the fact that Wagner’s grandfather played at Louisville with Payne, how can that be the case?

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Krzyzewski K-O'd: North Carolina takes out coach, Duke 81-77

Krzyzewski’s career came to gut-wrenching close after Caleb Love made a key 3-pointer and three late free throws to lift the Tar Heels to their thrill-a-minute victory.

On this day in 2012: Kentucky wins No. 8 - KSR

What a great day. Will we see Kentucky cut the nets down again with Calipari as head coach?

Oscar Tshiebwe wins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award - Nation of Blue

Oscar is going to need an Oscar-sized trophy case for all of his trophies.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski on an NCAA revamp: ‘Time to look at the whole thing’ - ESPN

It should come as no surprise that Coach K is fine with burning the whole NCAA down on his way out the door.

How Kansas beat Villanova to advance to the national title game - The Athletic

The Jayhawks are headed back to the National Championship game for the first time since losing to Kentucky in 2012.

No. 1 junior college player looking at Kentucky. And more UK basketball recruiting links. - Herald-Leader

Kentucky does not often bring in JUCO players for basketball, but this kid seems to be a real sharp shooter.

Julius Randle Will ‘Likely’ Miss Remainder of Season With Nagging Quad Injury - Sports Illustrated

With the Knicks out of the playoff picture, it is hard to blame Randle for taking time away to get healthy.

Kentucky grabs program’s 2,000th win after dominant pitching performance - KSR

It is great to see Kentucky’s baseball team winning games again.

Mick Foley Trends After The Undertaker’s Hall Of Fame Snub - Web is Jericho

How could the dead man not mention Foley’s contribution to his success?