After his team fell to Auburn for the first time in more than a decade Saturday, Kentucky coach John Calipari made it clear that “changes” were on the way. The Associated Press Poll made it clear changes were coming on its end, as well, when it ranked the typically-dominant Wildcats No. 23 in its top 25. Let’s check in with the Wildcats, now that a few days have passed.
Here are four things to know:
- Calipari said freshman forward Skal Labissiere is turning the corner, which will likely mean more playing time.
- This season might not be Kentucky’s year, but the Wildcats do have four McDonald’s All-Americans slated to join the team next season.
- Last but not least, three former Kentucky players are finalists for the 2016 Olympic team.
- According to a report, the Kentucky football team is losing its wide receivers coach to North Carolina.
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- After Auburn upset Kentucky, fans stormed the court. As such, the university was fined $100,000, the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Kyle Tucker wrote.
- Tucker also has some thoughts on Calipari’s Monday morning remarks.
- One more from Tucker: Kentucky has picked up its first five-star Rivals recruit.
- More on that recruit, Landon Young, from the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Ben Roberts.
- Roberts also has the latest on 3-star recruit Bryant Koback for the class of 2017.
The best stories around the SEC
- ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit is a big proponent of getting the NCAA Football video game back.
- According to a report, Auburn tailback Peyton Barber is headed to the NFL Draft.
- It’s very possible that two different SEC teams both think they have the same recruit committed to their schools.
- It looks like Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara is coming back to school.
- But according to a report, Marquez North, also of Tennessee, is declaring for the NFL Draft.