It has been news in the making for weeks now as word leaked that Pitt Assistant Basketball Coach Barry Rohrssen was going to be leave the Pitt program for John Calipari’s Kentucky program, and today the official word came down from the Pitt athletic department.
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.
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.
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.
It’s been quiet a few weeks for the University of South Florida, but after the dust settled the university has finally found their guy to coach the men’s basketball team in former Pitt and current Kentucky assistant coach Orlando Antigua.
Our latest installment of Legends For The FAN was with Kentucky Men’s Basketball Head Coach and Pittsburgh native John Calipari. Calipari sat down with our own Bob Pompeani to talk about everything from taking in the Pirates-Reds game, if he ever had any desire to be the head coach at Pitt and the upcoming Coaches vs Cancer event.
After their win over Kentucky in the first round of the NIT Tournament, there was little guess work as to whether or not that was the greatest victory in program history.
There’s quite a buzz on the Robert Morris University campus today because the team is hosting the defending national champion Kentucky Wildcats.
The Robert Morris Colonials have an opportunity rarely seen at that university as the defending NCAA Champions visit for the first round of the NIT Tournament.
Excuse me for not waxing poetice for a Pirates return to glory, as I think there is a much better chance of me winning Mr. Universe this year.