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David Blatt. (Getty Images)

Cavs Choose David Blatt As New Coach

Blatt has been his name as a premier coach in the Euroleague.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2014

Kentucky coach John Calipari.  (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Report: Cavs, John Calipari discussed 7-year, $60 million-plus deal

Calipari would’ve been coach and president of basketball operations.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2014

Kentucky coach John Calipari. (Getty Images)

Calipari Offers Unique Insight Into D-Rose Injury, Recovery

Says John Calipari of Derrick Rose: “He wants to play badly, but he wants to be healthy.”

CBS Chicago–04/29/2014

James Young #1 of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts against the Connecticut Huskies during the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Kentucky Guard James Young

Young scored 20 points for Kentucky last night, twice as many as the next highest-scoring Wildcat, in a 60-54 loss to Connecticut. This was Young’s ninth 20-plus point game and he led Kentucky with 17 in the Final Four win over Wisconsin.

04/08/2014

John Calipari. (Getty Images)

Calipari Refuses To ‘Dignify’ Lakers Rumors

Rumors started floating after former Wildcat Rex Chapman called it “a done deal.”

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Five Things: UConn’s Defense, Foul Shooting Fuel Championship

Last night, the Huskies cut down the nets in Dallas after beating Kentucky 60-54 to win the school’s fourth national championship. Consider that Kentucky needed four straight late escapes to reach the final and you get a sense for what kind of Tournament this was.

04/08/2014

Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks with Aaron Harrison #2, Alex Poythress #22 and Andrew Harrison #5. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: Kentucky Coach John Calipari Comes Of Age

Calipari embraces the sordid system, uses it, and dominates. He doesn’t pretend he’s taking kids for the leafy campus life, for the diploma that will never arrive, or even for a few classes. He wants talent. And talent he gets. And talented he is.

04/04/2014

Kentucky's Aaron Harrison. (Getty Images)

Emma: Kentucky Comes Together, Just As Calipari Envisioned

The Wildcats are off the the Final Four after their third straight double-digit comeback win.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2014

Jadeveon Clowney. (Getty Images)

How Much Is The NFL Draft Hurting College Football?

With less financial incentive to improve one’s draft position, more underclassmen are leaving college early.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2014

Kentucky coach John Calipari. (Getty Images)

Elite Chicago Recruit Charles Matthews Chooses Kentucky Over Illinois, Others

Matthews surprised some with the

CBS Chicago–02/26/2014

John Groce. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Wisch: Groce Is The Coach Illini Fans Have Been Waiting For

From the looks of things, it appears that Illinois has a truly elite coach in John Groce.

670 The Score–09/13/2013

John Calipari

Wisch: Illinois Needs A New Border War Rival

Come this evening in front of a rabid crowd in St. Louis, Illinois will defend its border against Missouri during the two schools’ annual Braggin’ Rights game.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2012

John Calipari

Wisch: Scheduling Kentucky Could Put A Bounce In Illini’s Step

Illinois still needs a nonconference basketball opponent for its annual game at the United Center this December. Meanwhile, down at Kentucky, John Calipari’s national championship Wildcats just broke up with Indiana, their longtime nonconference foe from the Big Ten.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

John Calipari (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Calipari Receives Key To City; Plaque Riddled With Typos

Fresh off his first national championship, Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari is making his victory rounds.

670 The Score–04/13/2012

John Calipari

Muller: It’s Time For One-And-Done Rule To Go Away

There was a time–not too long ago–that my favorite sporting event to watch every year was the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Where Are NCAA Coaches’ Manners?

Like 70 million other people, I sure was into March Madness, glued to the TV. There was so much to see – the skill and excitement, and so much at stake, so much emotion.

CBS 2–04/03/2012

Anthony Davis #23 of the Kentucky Wildcats dunks against the Baylor Bears in the first half during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball South Regional Final at the Georgia Dome on March 25, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Kentucky Beats Baylor 82-70 To Head To Final Four

Kentucky is taking its highlight show back to the Big Easy. With an NBA-like display from a young team filled with future pros, top-seeded Wildcats advanced to the Final Four for the second year in a row with a 82-70 blitzing of Baylor in the South Regional final on Sunday.

03/25/2012

Marion Barber. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Hoge: Barber Rules Weekend Of Stupidity

Marion Barber’s decision to run out of bounds was just one of many stupid plays in an unbelievable sports weekend.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

John Calipari

Thompson: A Look At The Final Four Coaches

The coaches in the Final Four consist of two seasoned veterans and a pair of young guns who are taking college basketball by storm.

03/31/2011

Kenneth Faried

Dorfman: Mixing The Madness

I was really hoping to sit back and catch all the games yesterday. Unfortunately, my landlord has this annoying habit of wanting his rent every month so I had to pay some attention to other projects.

670 The Score–03/18/2011

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