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Breakfast with Kent – Vogel launches phase 2; Calipari gets it right; Haas leads Masters

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In “Players First: Coaching From the Inside Out”, Kentucky Basketball coach John Calipari agrees completely with Kent Sterling

by Kent Sterling University presidents have made the NCAA so completely useless that they have created an alliance of two people normally at total odds about college athletics – Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari and me.  Calipari makes so much sense in his new book, ”Players First: Coaching From the Inside Out” that I may drive [...]

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Indiana Basketball – Ghost of Bob Knight Still Casts Shadow Over Tom Crean

by Kent Sterling For 30 minutes prior to every game he coached for several years in the mid-to-late 1980, Indiana University basketball coach Bob Knight taught a master class in roundball. This was the most informative pre-game in the history of televised sports with Knight sharing the specific game plan for how his Hoosiers would [...]

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Indiana Basketball – Bob Knight Comes to Carmel to Preach to Hoosier Choir

by Kent Sterling After seeing Bob Knight speak a half dozen times, I’ve had enough.  His combination of dime store wisdom, truly entertaining/hilarious anecdotes, and arrogant vitriol stopped captivating me long ago. As you might guess, I won’t be in attendance at the Carmel Center for the Performing Arts tonight as Knight blasts the current [...]

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Kentucky Should Be Looking for a New Coach in 3 Weeks If John Calipari Is Offered Lakers Job

by Kent Sterling The joke is that John Calipari is the college coach most ready to succeed in the NBA because he has the most experience coaching professionals.  True, but not the reason why he should leave Blue Grass for the high tides of Los Angeles to lead the Lakers back from the dead. On [...]

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Former Indiana State, UIndy, DePauw Coach, IU Assistant & Radio Analyst Royce Waltman Dies

by Kent Sterling There is something special about a coach who dedicates a life to helping 18-year old kids become 22-year old men.  They leave a legacy more enduring than wealth or celebrity.  Like teachers, coaches have a long list of those whose lives they have touched to prove they were here. When Royce Waltman [...]

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Digger Phelps Out at ESPN – Addition by Subtraction in Bristol

by Kent Sterling Color coordination between a tie and highlighter isn’t enough anymore to keep a job at ESPN.  A lack of preparation and the insipid commentary that followed gives fans a reason to rejoice the departure of a source of great annoyance – Richard “Digger” Phelps. The end of a career, even one earned [...]

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Kentucky Basketball – John Calipari to Lakers or Is He Just Negotiating for Even More Cash?

by Kent Sterling An $10-million per year extension to continue as coach of the Kentucky Wildcats, or roughly $10-million per year to coach the Los Angeles Lakers.  Either way, John Calipari wins big. I may not agree with John Calipari’s use of the one-and-done rule to feather his nest and create a revolving door of [...]

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Breakfast with Kent – John Calipari Lakers Non-denial Denial; UConn Wins; Pacers Vogel Is Not Problem

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NCAA Tournament – Aaron & Andrew Harrison’s Kentucky Wildcats Will Win Program’s Ninth Crown Tonight

by Kent Sterling Kentucky is just too big and athletic for UConn to beat tonight, or so I believe. The work Kentucky does on the offensive glass makes them a very tough team to put away.  In every game in this tourney, the Wildcats have outpaced opponents on the offensive glass for a total advantage [...]

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