Kentucky Wildcats

College Basketball: No. 1 Kentucky Crushes Georgia

For once, ‘Cats triumph over ‘Dogs, as Kentucky beats Georgia handily
<p> For once, ‘Cats triumph over ‘Dogs, as Kentucky beats Georgia handily</p>

If any normal team were to start three freshmen and two sophomores, conference road games would surely be a daunting prospect. Fortunately for Coach John Calipari, his newly minted No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats (20-1, 6-0 SEC) are anything but normal. The supremely talented group went into Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Georgia on Tuesday to face the Georgia Bulldogs (10-10, 1-5 SEC) and came away with an easy 57-44 victory.

College Basketball Q&A with Clark Kellogg

Final Four picks, Kentucky, the point guard, style of play and more with CBS' Clark Kellogg.
<p> Athlon's Braden Gall sits down with CBS analyst Clark Kellogg to break down the upcoming college hoops season.</p>

Athlon Sports’ Braden Gall had a chance to sit down with CBS College Basketball analyst Clark Kellogg to preview the 2011-2012 NCAA Basketball season. You can follow Braden on twitter at @AthlonBraden.

Braden Gall: The college basketball season is upon us, but first, the Capital One Cup is awarded annually to each of the best men’s and women’s college athletic programs. Talk about your involvement in the Capital One Cup.

Dick Vitale Previews 2011-2012 College Basketball Season

Dick Vitale sat down with us for an exclusive interview to discuss college hoops
<p> Dick Vitale sat down with us for an exclusive interview to discuss college hoops</p>

There’s no greater ambassador and evangelist for college basketball than Dick Vitale, who was on the mic for ESPN’s first college hoops broadcast on Dec. 5, 1979 (DePaul 90, Wisconsin 77) and has been sharing his passion for the game with appreciative audiences ever since. Athlon Sports sat down for some preseason analysis, banter and bombast in an exclusive Q&A with Vitale

Times are Tough for Tennessee Volunteers

UT is 0-4 in SEC for second straight season
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<p> Tennessee has slipped several notched down SEC food chain</p>

By Mitch Light

These are not good times on Rocky Top.

The University of Tennessee football team, one of the more storied programs in college football, is 0–4 in the SEC for the second straight season. And it is not a competitive 0–4. The Vols have lost the four games by an average of 32.0 points and have been outgained by an average of 147.3 yards.

College Basketball 2011 Preview: Kentucky Wildcats

How far will John Calipari and Kentucky basketball go in 2011?
<p> How far will John Calipari and Kentucky basketball go in 2011?</p>

Though John Calipari’s office overlooks the court at the Kentucky Wildcats' basketball practice facility, he’s not allowed to watch what happens there in the summer. Apparently, he was missing out on quite a show. “I asked about the pickup games, and somebody said, ‘Ooh. Kind of like a couple years ago,’” Calipari says. “So it’s good.”

Living on the Edge

Kentucky's John Calipari
<p> John Calipari is attracting big-time talent and winning a ton of games, but can his formula produce a national title?</p>

Here he goes again, loading up the roster with a bunch of rookies and heading off in search of great things. He really has no idea how it’s going to work, because how do you teach a bunch of kids barely old enough to vote how to own the big time?