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Columns

  • Vaught’s Views: ESPN analyst gives his insights on Calipari, Cats

    By Larry Vaught

    Can John Calipari really be less demanding on his players this year as he says he will be because of the team’s lack of experience and maturity?
    From what ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg saw when he watched two Kentucky practices last month, he thinks the UK coach can do exactly that.

  • No one is perfect

    By Gerard Flanagan

  • Vaught’s Views: Skal Labissiere is a cut-up and could be a top NBA pick

    By Larry Vaught

    He’s already being projected as a potential No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA draft and even coach John Calipari knows Kentucky fans are wanting to compare Skal Labissiere to former UK greats Anthony Davis and Karl-Anthony Towns.
    Yet, Labissiere’s teammates says there is another side to the versatile, skilled 7-footer from Haiti.

  • Will Grier and the dangers of PEDs

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    Last week, University of Florida starting quarterback Will Grier was suspended for one year after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Grier since apologized for what he claimed was a “mistake” and said that he failed to check with medical staff before taking an over-the-counter supplement.
    That one mistake has potentially cost him his entire football career.

  • Vaught’s Views - Alex Poythress: A beast for Big Blue

    By Larry Vaught

    Alex Poythress missed most of last season with a knee injury, yet Kentucky coach John Calipari insists that the success of this year’s team will “center around Alex” and his performance at power forward.

  • Don't be afraid to learn

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    Sports are full of learning. Learning a new scheme when a new coach comes to town. Learning how to read a defense. Learning how to shoot the basketball. Learning what a team wants to do on offense and defense.
    Life is full of learning, too. No matter what you try to do, you'll never be able to avoid learning.

  • How talented are this year’s Wildcats?

    By Larry Vaught
    Special to the Enterprise

    What do you think of the overall talent on coach John Calipari’s Kentucky roster this year?
    That’s a question I posed recently to several media members who I believe have a good feel not only for UK basketball, but college basketball in general. And remember they have no idea about exactly what Skal Labissiere’s eligibility status is with the NCAA.
    Start with Mike Courcy, columnist for The Sporting News.

  • How playing sports in college helped prepare me for the real world

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    Have you ever watched a movie or TV show about someone in college who has an assignment due, and they try to convince the professor to give them an extension, but the professor won’t do it? Then, some football player or basketball player asks the professor for the same thing because of the “big game” and they’re granted the extension without a second thought?
    I hate those scenes.

  • Vaught’s Views: Jamal Murray is ready to earn his keep at Kentucky

    By Larry Vaught

    Others can rave about Jamal Murray all they want — and most college basketball analysts are — but the Kentucky freshman doesn’t pay attention to that or forecasts that he could be a top five pick in the 2016 NBA draft.
    “It is a lot to have that said about you, but I have not earned anything yet. I just try to stay focused and make sure this team goes where it needs to go,” said Murray.

  • Our real effect

    By Gerard Flanagan

    I got the idea for this column when I watched a Verizon commercial featuring Saints Quarterback Luke McCown. It was about how Verizon's backup towers' purpose was to step up when the regular towers went down. The same is true for an NFL quarterback. Drew Brees for the Saints went down with an injury last week, so Luke McCown must step up. McCown now gets a chance to make an impact on the field.