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‘All doors are open right now’ as UK basketball coach Mark Pope builds his first roster
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Quick Glance: Enthusiastic Kentucky Fans Welcome Mark Pope as New Wildcats Coach at Rupp Arena
  • Mark Pope's debut game as Kentucky's coach is still over six months away. However, the manner in which fans packed Rupp Arena for his unveiling as UK's new men's basketball coach would surprise those unfamiliar with the sport's calendar, considering the 2024-25 season doesn't commence until November.

  • Rupp Arena accommodates 20,500 spectators. The lower section of the venue features 10,000 theater-style seats, all of which were occupied. The upper section, with an additional 10,500 seats, took longer to fill, but by the time Pope was formally introduced at 4:54 p.m. on Sunday, not a single seat was vacant.

  • All of this to greet back a beloved figure.

  • "We witness these introductory press conferences frequently," Pope remarked. "No individual worldwide has ever witnessed a spectacle like this."
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BYU’s best basketball recruit in nearly a decade now Mark Pope’s 1st commitment at Kentucky
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‘It’s going to be a home run.’ High school coaches weigh in on Mark Pope’s hire at Kentucky.
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No matter the decision, Kentucky basketball fans need to give Reed Sheppard a break
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Lexington TV hosts Lee and Hayley leaving WTVQ for larger audience station: Lexington Ky TV personalities Lee Cruse, Hayley Harmon syndicated show to air at noon ...
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Lexington TV hosts Lee and Hayley leaving WTVQ for larger audience station
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Another Kentucky men’s basketball signee decommits from the Cats’ 2024 recruiting class
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Ellen Calipari posts goodbye video, supportive of Kentucky departure: Ellen Calipari said she’s supportive of John Calipari as new coach of Arkansas and thanked ...
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Ellen Calipari posts goodbye video, supportive of Kentucky departure
Quick Glance: Arkansas Saves Kentucky and John Calipari
  • John Calipari and Kentucky were on the brink of giving it one more shot. Arkansas saved them from themselves - and that's good for everyone.

  • The relationship between the 65-year-old Hall of Fame coach and the elite program was not just dull but also burdensome. When athletic director Mitch Barnhart and Calipari sat for a local television interview last month to assure fans that they were on the same page and committed to getting the Wildcats back on top, it seemed more like a hostage video.

  • Arkansas and its billionaire supporters unexpectedly intervened to recruit the coach nobody else pursued and offer him a compensation beyond what others could provide. Everyone benefits. Perhaps not the Razorbacks - time will tell - but certainly Calipari and Kentucky. He was in desperate need of a fresh start, as were the Wildcats. After failing to reach the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive year, the individual who led Kentucky to seven Elite Eights, four Final Fours, and a national title in his initial decade came to a realization.

  • This is not intended to diminish Calipari's past achievements at Kentucky. He revitalized the Cats, contributed to their national title, and kept UK in contention for a championship nearly every year during his remarkable first ten years. He served as a positive influence in the state, demonstrating his philanthropy in times of crisis. This is about recognizing that since 2020, Calipari was tarnishing this legacy. It's about acknowledging that both sides knew the journey had come to an end and it was time to step away. Just when it seemed that Calipari and Kentucky were considering another attempt, Arkansas intervened and rescued them from themselves.
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Mark Pope is building his staff at Kentucky. And the Cats got some good financial fortune.
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Letters to the Editor: Did Crafts’ booster power unduly influence Coach Cal’s departure?
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What is Reed Sheppard’s future with Kentucky basketball? New UK coach Mark Pope weighs in.
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Zvonimir Ivisic has entered the transfer portal after one season with Kentucky basketball
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New UK coach Mark Pope walking into his first Kentucky-Louisville recruiting battle
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New Kentucky basketball coach Mark Pope has already lined up a transfer portal visitor
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Another John Calipari player is leaving Kentucky. This one plans to stay in the NBA draft.
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Mark Pope had success with the transfer portal at BYU. Will that translate to Kentucky?
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All of the 7-footers are gone. Which big men can Mark Pope get for first UK basketball roster?
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Appeals court allows transgender girl to stay on West Virginia track team: The state passed a law barring students “whose biological sex determined at birth is ...
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Quick Glance: Court Overturns West Virginia Ban on Transgender in Sports
  • A federal appeals court has overturned a ban on transgender individuals participating in sports in West Virginia, citing a violation of Title IX.

  • The court ruled that the law cannot lawfully be applied to a 13-year-old girl who has identified as female since the third grade.

  • The decision favored the American Civil Liberties Union, its West Virginia chapter, and the LGBTQ advocacy group Lambda Legal, who filed a lawsuit in 2021.

  • West Virginia is just one of 24 states with legislation preventing transgender women and girls from competing in specific women's or girls' sports events.
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Another Republican, Rep. Thomas Massie, Is Now Saying Mike Johnson Needs to Go: Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) said on Tuesday he is joining the effort to remove the ...
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Quick Glance: Biden's Backing for House Funding Proposal
  • President Joe Biden expresses support for Republican Speaker Mike Johnson's funding proposals benefiting Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.

  • Johnson intends to hold votes on funding packages for Ukraine, Israel, and allies in the Indo-Pacific, along with additional foreign policy proposals.

  • President Biden urges swift passage of the package to showcase support for allies and opposition to Iran and Russia.

  • However, Johnson faces challenges in garnering support and faces criticism from conservative Republicans, hinting at potential leadership changes.
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Kentucky women’s basketball adds more height with UNC transfer Teonni Key: Former North Carolina forward Teonni Key announced her commitment to transfer to ...
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Kentucky women’s basketball adds more height with UNC transfer Teonni Key
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She thinks rioting in DC on Jan. 6 was ‘funny.’ That lack of remorse might cost her | Opinion
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Billy Donovan might be interested in the Kentucky basketball job. But there’s a problem.
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Kentucky basketball coaching search ends with Mitch Barnhart having questions to answer
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Your mom would know: HGTV star Chip Gaines to send home decor to Kentucky mother
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As the Kentucky Derby turns 150, Black heritage in racing is in the Louisville spotlight
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What will new Kentucky basketball coach Mark Pope’s offense look like? Bombs away!
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Kentucky’s starting point guard is in the transfer portal. All options are on the table.
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6-foot-7 international prospect will follow Kenny Brooks to play for Kentucky basketball
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Baylor’s Scott Drew will not be the next Kentucky basketball coach. UK’s search continues.
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Mark Pope is expected to be the next Kentucky men’s basketball coach: Former Kentucky basketball player Mark Pope will be the next coach of the Wildcats ...
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Mark Pope is expected to be the next Kentucky men’s basketball coach
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Kentucky Horse Park will get $39 million from state budget for upgrades. What to know
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‘You don’t just plug and play.’ Kenny Brooks discusses construction of UK women’s roster.
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Cal the Hogs: Former Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is introduced at Arkansas
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With Brock Vandagriff and Bush Hamdan, the QB run game is back for Kentucky football
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Kentucky’s Eniya Russell announces transfer decision. She’s staying in the SEC.
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These are the top transfer portal targets for new Kentucky basketball coach Mark Pope
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Why EPA Efforts to Clean Up Kentucky Town Haven’t Worked: Despite years of air monitoring, inspections and millions in penalties for petrochemical plants ...
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Transylvania women’s basketball hires from within to replace Juli Fulks as head coach
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Dawn Staley’s national champion Gamecocks honored with Columbia parade
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Major Burger King California franchisee adding order kiosks over $20 wage: The franchisee, who owns about 180 fast-food restaurants in California ...
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Quick Glance: Major Burger King California Franchisee Introduces Order Kiosks Due to $20 Wage Impact
  • Harsh Ghai stated in an early April interview that 25% of his restaurants already have kiosks, with the remaining 75% set to be equipped within the next 30 to 60 days.

  • The new minimum wage for limited-service restaurant chains with at least 60 nationwide locations took effect on April 1, standing 25% higher than California's general minimum wage of $16 per hour.

  • Ghai plans to offset the higher labor costs by implementing measures such as reducing work hours, introducing kiosks, and halting the development of new restaurants.

  • Fast-food chains are accelerating the deployment of order kiosks in US locations to cut labor costs, with the introduction becoming more pressing due to California's new $20 minimum wage.
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Iowa women's basketball again brings 'the best out in everyone' at end-of-year celebration
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Quick Glance: Caitlin Clark Honored for Historic Collegiate Career in Iowa
  • The Iowa women's basketball program announced the official retirement of jersey No. 22 in recognition of Caitlin Clark, following the conclusion of her college career on Sunday with the Hawkeyes' loss to South Carolina in the NCAA tournament national championship game.

  • Moving forward, no Iowa players will wear the iconic No. 22 jersey. Clark now joins Megan Gustafson (No. 10) as one of the three players from the Iowa women's basketball team to have her number retired.

  • The decision was revealed by Iowa's Athletics Director, Beth Goetz, on Wednesday night at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena in the presence of Clark and the fans.

  • Clark has officially entered the WNBA draft scheduled for Monday, April 15. She is anticipated to be the top pick, selected by the Indiana Fever.
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Who is Joe Craft and why are UK basketball fans frantically tracking his private jet?
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The Greatest Team in Men’s College Basketball Isn’t Like Duke or Kentucky. It’s Better.
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Kentucky’s most electric player is headed to the NBA draft. He’s projected in the top 10.
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Rick Pitino says Mark Pope will ‘win in a big way’ as Kentucky’s basketball coach
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OK, Kentucky basketball fans, let’s have a frank talk about Scott Drew: In evaluating the Baylor coach as a potential UK head man, it is important to understand ...
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How would UConn coach Dan Hurley respond to an offer of more money from Kentucky?
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Quick Glance: Dan Hurley Confronts Purdue's Zach Edey Over Hard Screen on UConn
  • During Monday's national championship game, Dan Hurley expressed discontent with Zach Edey, making his feelings known to the Purdue center.

  • Hurley was observed engaging with the Boilermakers star after Edey knocked down UConn's Stephon Castle with a hard screen.

  • Edey seemed to push Castle during the screen, frustrating Hurley as Purdue's key player avoided a potentially costly foul.

  • Edey did not accumulate a foul in the first half, contributing 16 of the Boilermakers' 30 points, along with five rebounds and two blocks.
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Being Kentucky basketball coach is not for everyone, but it’s still a great job
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Tates Creek softball standout finds ‘perfect fit’ with surprise college offer
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Locally owned grocers Rainbow Blossom, Paul's Fruit Market expand amid supermarket battles
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Somto Cyril, Kentucky’s first commitment in the 2024 class, is reopening his recruitment
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LSU women's basketball has lost another freshman to the transfer portal: Janae Kent is now the second LSU women's basketball freshman to enter the NCAA transfer ...
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LSU women's basketball has lost another freshman to the transfer portal
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Ky’s 2024 General Assembly was awful but it could have been way worse | Opinion: Linda Blackford: As always, late night comedy writers got plenty of material ...
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KFC rolls out new discount value menu deals to challenge Popeyes: KFC offers lower-priced value menu deals as people budget their finances due to inflation.
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KFC rolls out new discount value menu deals to challenge Popeyes
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You can make this Legendary Cornbread with only 4 ingredients
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John Calipari leaves Kentucky after 15 years, saying the men’s basketball program ‘needs to hear another voice’
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Who is Joe Craft and why are UK basketball fans frantically tracking his private jet?
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A pair of 2024 Kentucky basketball recruits have now decommitted after John Calipari’s exit
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Why one of John Calipari’s biggest Kentucky stars is not cutting ties with Big Blue Nation
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A Kentucky convenience store sold a Powerball ticket worth $150K. Then it sold another
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UConn’s Dan Hurley offers most powerful statement yet that he will not be Kentucky’s coach
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