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John Wall, Ralph Hacker, Randall Cobb, Collin Cowgill, Sarah Rumely, Sherry Hoover Bordner 2017 HoF Speeches – VIDEO

John Wall, Men’s Basketball, 2010

Wall was the first national player of the year in program history as winner of the Adolph Rupp Trophy. He was named 2010 USBWA National Freshman of the Year, Consensus first-team All-American, 2010 SEC Player of the Year by Associated Press and SEC Coaches, SEC Freshman of the Year by the AP, First-team All-SEC and SEC Tournament MVP. Wall led UK to a No. 1 national ranking, SEC regular-season championship and the SEC Tournament championship. He set single-season assists record with 241 assists (broken in 2016 by Tyler Ulis) and averaged 16.6 points and 6.5 assists. Wall was the first No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick in UK history. A four-time NBA All-Star through his first seven seasons, he has averaged double-figure scoring every season. Wall was tabbed third-team All-NBA in 2017. He is the Washington franchise career leader in assists and steals.

Ralph Hacker, Broadcaster, 1966-2000

Hacker spent 34 years on the UK Radio Network. He served as the men’s basketball analyst for many years with legendary broadcaster Cawood Ledford. Following Ledford’s retirement, Hacker took over play-by-play duties for eight years, including UK’s 1996 and 1998 national championship seasons. Hacker was the play-by-play voice of the Wildcat football team for five seasons. During his time as president of HMH Broadcasting, he built a prominent network that featured then-UK flagship station WVLK. Hacker, also hosted head coaches’ pregame and postgame shows, as well as the weekly “Big Blue Line” call-in shows. All totaled, he was on the radio call for three men’s basketball national championships, seven Final Fours and four football bowl games.

Arguably the most versatile, dynamic playmaker in UK football history as a wide receiver, quarterback, punt returner and kickoff returner, Cobb was named First-team All-America as a junior. He also was two-year first-team All-SEC. Cobb set the SEC single-season record for all-purpose yardage (2,396 yards in 2010) and the UK career record for touchdowns (37), although he played only three seasons. A clutch player, he scored five game-winning fourth-quarter touchdowns in his career, vs. University of Arkansas, University of Louisville and University of South Carolina at home, also at Auburn University and University of Georgia.

One of the top players in Kentucky baseball history, paced UK from a last-place finish in 2005 to its first-ever SEC Championship in 2006. Cowgill was named First-team All-America in 2008 by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, leading UK to a then-record 44 wins and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. He was also selected first-team All-SEC by the league coaches. A two-time Academic All-America selection, Cowgill ranks among the UK career leaders in runs, homers, RBI, walks, on-base percentage, sac bunts, sac flies, hit by pitches and steals. He was a fifth-round pick by Arizona in the 2008 MLB Draft. Cowgill reached the majors in 2011 and has played for the Diamondbacks, the Oakland Athletics, the New York Mets, the Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland Indians.

Sherry Hoover Bordner, Cross Country/Indoor Track/Outdoor Track, 1986-89

A seven-time All-America honoree, she won SEC (Southeastern Conference) championships in the mile and on a pair of relay teams during her career. Hoover Bordner set 10 school records during her career, including outdoor records in the 800- and 1,500-meter runs, 4×800 meter relay and the distance medley relay, and indoor records in the 1,500 meter run and 4×800 meter relay. She broke the outdoor freshman record in the 800 meters and indoor freshman records in the 1000-yard run, 1,500-meter run and the mile. Hoover Bordner was a ember of the 1988 national champion cross country squad, which remains the only women’s national championship team at UK.

Sarah Rumely, Volleyball, 2006-09

Rumely is the only player in program history to be named SEC Freshman of the Year (2006) and SEC Player of the Year (2008). She earned two-time AVCA All-American, four-time All-SEC, and Academic All-American third team honors. Rumely led her team to the NCAA tournament four times, including the Sweet 16 in 2009. She finished her career owning UK records in career assists (5,703) and aces (165). Her 5,703 career assists also ranked fifth all-time in SEC history. Rumely capped her career ranking in the top 10 in sets played (third), block assists (ninth), digs and attack percentage (10th). She is the only player to record a triple-double in a match in program history (10 kills, 56 assists, 18 digs vs. Ole Miss (University of Mississippi)). Rumely led her team to a No. 7 national ranking in 2009. After UK, she played professionally overseas. Rumely is currently an assistant coach at Louisiana State University.

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Wall, Booker, Bledsoe, Ulis Quizzed on How Well They Know Coach Cal

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John Wall Discusses Coming Back to Kentucky – VIDEO

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KENTUCKY WILDCATS BEST DUNKS – VIDEO

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Meet the Wildcats – Brad Calipari – VIDEO

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CoachCal.com has done a great job each season in putting together an introduction to the new players each season.

The video below with Brad Calipari in no exception.

Here’s a chance to learn more about the “coaches son” and his individual challenges.

He’s been around the program a long time and knows the expectations. We commend the kid for facing the challenges head on and wish him the best in his freshman season.

After all, he’s the biggest recruit since maybe John Wall because it guarantees our coach will stay on the sideline for several years to come.

Meet the Wildcats: Brad Calipari from WebMedley on Vimeo.

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De’Aaron Fox Kentucky’s Next John Wall?! NEW VIDEO Ballislife Official Senior Mix!

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John Caliapri at the Owensboro Sportscenter – 8/18/2009

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Coach Calipari visited Owensboro after he was hired at the University of Kentucky for a charity dinner for the Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club.

His speech was enlightening, touching, funny and telling he had a goal in place for his coaching time at UK. He demonstrated he was THE guy for this job. After the Billy Gillispie era, UK fans were primed for the fresh and professional approach that Calipari promised(and delivered).

Michael Hicks of A Unique Video, along with Terry Woodward of WaxWorks/VideoWorks and Team Marketing put a video together that spotlighted the 7 titles UK had at the time of John Calipari’s arrival that was shown at the dinner event in Owensboro. The video was shown just before his speech. Calipari liked it so much he approaced Michael Hicks and said, “Let’s make a DVD of this and get it out there”…

Team Marketing, along with UK, released a double DVD collectors edition that features both the 20 minute version and a longer version in the collection. You can purchase your copy by clicking on the DVD cover below.

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You can watch the full speech from Calipari below:

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Coach Calipari on All-Star Voting #NBAVote – MUST SEE (VIDEO)

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UK Big Blue Madness 2009-10 Introductions and Highlights – VIDEO

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The 2009-2010 team ushered the John Calipari era in with a giant bang. The introductions of the Big Blue Madness screamed to the world that UK was back and was going to be better than ever. Which is saying a lot. That team was a bunch of rock stars.  Check out the big night:

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NBA 2K16 Presents: #WINNING How Many Cats Can You Spot?

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From NBA 2K on it’s 2016 Worldwide Premiere:

“We’re excited for the worldwide premiere of #Winning. NBA 2K16 hits the court with the most authentic and real gameplay a basketball simulation title has ever delivered. Look out for cover athletes Stephen Curry, James Harden & Anthony Davis along with a plethora of the top NBA talent. Watch it to the end and spread the word!”

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