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Coach Calipari Leaves Memphis for Kentucky

(Newser) - John Calipari, who turned the University of Memphis into a college basketball title contender, will leave to coach at the University of Kentucky, WREG-TV reports. Kentucky received permission to negotiate with Calipari yesterday in a bid to replace Billy Gillispie, unceremoniously dismissed Friday, the AP adds. The deal between Calipari... More »

Kentucky Bounces Hoops Coach Gillispie

(Newser) - Two seasons, including one without an NCAA tournament appearance, were enough for Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie, ESPN reports. The school will announce his departure this afternoon. Gillispie notched 40 wins in Lexington, but also racked up 27 losses, including 14 this season as the Wildcats, whose seven men’s... More »

Gillispie Era Begins With Win

Kentucky defeats Central Arkansas 67-40

(Newser) - Billie Gillispie began his career as Kentucky coach the best way possible: with a win. The Wildcats defeated Central Arkansas 67-40.  Walk-on Mark Coury recorded his first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds while senior Joe Crawford poured in 20 points.  More »

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