- Hoosiers shut down Evansville shooters 77-46
- Cincinnati beats Massachusetts Lowell 79-49
- OSU, Michigan go different ways after 2011 game
- Craft comes alive in No. 7 OSU's 65-50 win
- Xavier beats Abilene Christian 93-65
- No. 3 Kentucky rallies past Cleveland State, 68-61
- RAW VIDEO: Mick Cronin on UC Basketball
- Kentucky suspends RB Sanders for rule violation
- RedHawks Check in at No. 12/13 in National Polls
- NKU's Billups Collects Atlantic Sun Weekly Award
- James Young Named SEC Freshman of the Week
- UC's Kay earns AAC honor
- Ohio State a strong three in the latest BCS Standings
- Georgia routs Kentucky 59-17
- Mavericks Down No. 8 RedHawks, 3-1
- NKU defeats Tulane in overtime, 91-86
- NKU Women fall to Western Kentucky
- Miami basketball drops home opener to D-3 Wilmington
- Buckeyes roll Hoosiers, clinch spot in B1G Championship
- Cincinnati holds off Houston, 24-17
- Mavericks stun RedHawks in series opener
- Indiana falls short in 2K Classic Finale
- Christon Earns a Spot On The Naismith Award Watch List
- Buckeyes take on Hoosiers and history on Saturday
- Indiana dominates Washington, 102-84
- Kentucky football suspends three players
- Bearcats drop contest to nationally ranked Iowa State
- Xavier women fall short against Longwood
- Buckeyes fans struggle with Ohio St's BCS plight
- Kilpatrick Named to Naismith Early Season Watch List
- Ohio State looks to stay perfect against Indiana
- UK Trio Among 50 Candidates on Naismith Trophy Watch List
- Ohio State's Bradley Roby to jump to NFL in spring
- Xavier wins 100th meeting over Miami 77-51
- Youngstown State tops NKU women's basketball, 67-53
- Kilpatrick has 23, Cincinnati beats Campbell 81-62
- Williams' career-high 16 lead No. 8 OSU, 63-52
- RAW VIDEO: Tommy Tuberville on UC Football 11-19-13
- RAW VIDEO: Chris Mack on XU Basketball 11-19-13
- RedHawks Fall to Bulls, 44-7
- No. 4 Kentucky routs UT Arlington, 105-76
- Morehead State puts away Northern Kentucky 74-61
- Bearcats emerge with 5 straight wins
- Xavier, Cincinnati to find home for hoops rivalry
- Injured Bryant among OSU's senior honored Saturday
- Bearcats Announce Series With Miami (Fla.)
- UK set to meet Tx-Arlington
- Kay One Of Eight Manning Award Stars of the Week
- Ohio State's Meyer says BCS 'a flawed system'
- NKU's Doss earns second straight A-Sun Player of the Week honors
- RedHawks Hold Steady in Weekly Polls
- Baylor closes on Ohio State in BCS standings
- Buckeyes' ground game dominant over Illinois
- UK drops to 4th in poll while IU, XU and UC get votes
- Defense paces UC women past Kent State
- Xavier women drain nine triples in big win
- Kentucky exacts revenge on Robert Morris in blowout
- Miami undone against Wisconsin
- NKU drops home opener
- UK continues losing streak at Vanderbilt
- Buckeyes win ranked game ugly over Marquette
- OSU makes it 22 straight with Illinois drubbing
- Balanced scoring key to UC win
- UC crushes Rutgers, 52-17
- Xavier stays perfect, crusies past Morehead State
- Hoosiers improve to 3-0 with a big win
- Miami blanks Wisconsin, 2-0
- Vandy looking for bowl eligibility vs. Kentucky
- Meyer: No letdown for OSU at Illinois - or else
- Matta Announces 2014 Recruiting Class
- RedHawks ink 6-8 forward out of North Carolina
- Kentucky Adds Four for 2014
- Blackmon is Hoosiers' newest big recruiting prize
- RedHawks Ink McCormick and Mills
- Buckeyes unbeaten again, but are they better?
- Kilpatrick Named to Wooden Award Preseason Top 50
- Doss scores 29 points as NKU defeats Illinois State, 61-48
- Xavier's new head coach earns first win with 79-75 overtime victory at Michigan
- Talented trio commits to UC
- Kent State beats MAC East rival Miami 24-6
- Bearcats comeback falls short against Florida State
- Xavier Announces Five-Member Recruiting Class
- Shazier Named Lott IMPACT Trophy Semi-Finalist
- RAW VIDEO: Tommy Tuberville on UC football
- Christon scores 18, Xavier beats Tennessee 67-63
- Hoosiers barely hold off LIU-Brooklyn 73-72
- Sun Devils roll over Redhawks 90-54
- No. 2 is No. 1 as Spartans beat Kentucky 78-74
- Craft scores 17, No. 10 OSU holds off Ohio, 79-69
- Ohio St. set to meet Illinois
- Cincinnati beats North Carolina State 68-57
- Buckeyes Aaron Craft, LaQuinton Ross Named to Wooden Award Top 50 List
- Semaj Christon Earns A Spot On The Preseason Wooden Award List
- RAW VIDEO: Chris Mack on XU Basketball
- RAW VIDEO: Mick Cronin on UC Basketball
- OSU WR: Buckeyes would wipe field with 'Bama, FSU
- Kentucky, Michigan State stay 1-2 in AP poll
- McKay Shares NCHC Weekly Honors
- RedHawks Check in at No. 8 in Both Polls
- Kilpatrick Named to American Weekly Honor Roll
- Randle Tabbed SEC Player of the Week
- NKU's Doss earns Atlantic Sun Player of the Week
- OSU remains outside looking in for BCS
- Xavier Women Fall At Ohio, 94-88
- Kentucky rolls NKU, 93-63
- Huskies Edge RedHawks 2-1
- NKU women beat UC in season opener
- Cincinnati holds on for 28-25 win over SMU
- Mauk leads No. 9 Missouri past Kentucky, 48-17
- Scott, Ross start, star for No. 11 OSU
- New-look Hoosiers roll past Chicago St. 100-72
- Miami hockey wins opener against St. Cloud State 2-0
- NKU narrowly loses to Purdue, 77-76
- RedHawks drop hoops opener to ND, 74-62
- Cincinnati holds off NCCU for 74-61 win
- No.1 Kentucky topples UNC-Asheville, 89-57
- Xavier beats Gardner-Webb 83-59 in season opener
- Kentucky preparing for No. 9 Missouri
- Stanford jolts Oregon and OSU's hopes in BCS race
- Five Kentucky Players Earn Preseason All-SEC Accolades
- Cameron Johnston a Ray Guy Award semifinalist
- Brian Neal Officially Named Xavier Women's Basketball Head Coach
- Ohio State may be unbeaten, but still needs help
- Miami's Moore to miss nine games due to NCAA violation
- Heuerman named John Mackey TE of the Week
- Tommy Tuberville press conference 11-5-13
- RedHawks Fall to Falcons 45-3
- No. 1 Kentucky working to develop lineups
- Cincinnati Freshman Released from Rehab Center
- Randle Named to Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List
- Ohio State's Shazier Named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week
- Balanced Scoring Leads UC Women to 58-33 Exhibition Win
- No. 1 Kentucky pulls away from Montevallo, 95-72
- RedHawks Move to No. 7 in USCHO.com Poll
- Kentucky loses WRs Montgomery, Timmons to injuries
- Miller a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien QB Award
- Four Wildcats on Wayman Tisdale Award Watch List
- Zach Edwards Named American Defensive Player of the Week
- Xavier women topple UIndy, 70-65
- Buckeye hoops win tune-up against Walsh, 93-63
- Kentucky football topples Alabama St, 48-14
- Miami Hockey completes sweep of Canisius, win 5-3
- Xavier wins exhibition opener over Quincy, 84-54
- Cincinnati tops Bellarmine in exhibition finale, 84-72
- Buckeyes punish Boilermakers 56-0
- Kentucky hoops crusies past Transylvania, 76-42
- Miami Hockey blanks Canisius, 3-0
- Bluiett picks Xavier
- No. 1 Kentucky starts with more high expectations
- Buckeyes trying to keep winning streak intact
- Barber named NCHC Player of the Month
- UK Ranked No. 1 in Associated Press Preseason Top 25
- OSU picked to finish 3rd in Big Ten
- Miami Defeats Northwood in exhibition game, 76-71
- Brendon Kay helps Cincinnati beat Memphis 34-21
- Xavier much deeper heading into Big East
- Buckeyes return 4 starters in Matta's 10th season
- New-look Hoosiers after better results in 2013-14
- Chris Mack Press Conference
- Mick Cronin Press Conference
- Tommy Tuberville press conference 10-15-13
- Bearcats' Tuberville Settles Fraud Lawsuit
- Tommy Tuberville press conference 10-8-13
- WATCH: Redhawks make coaching change
- Miami University Names Interim Football Coach
- Court Rejects Sandusky's Appeal For New Trial
- OSU Football Team Offers Grieving Father Consolation
- Tommy Tuberville press conference
- UC Quarterback Legaux Out for Season
No. 1 Kentucky working to develop lineups
Updated: Wednesday, November 6 2013, 10:52 AM EST
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky coach John Calipari outdid even himself with this year's recruiting class.
After luring some of the nation's top prospects the past several seasons to Lexington, Calipari has six high school All-Americans in his latest eight-player freshman group. Not since Michigan's ''Fab Five'' rookie lineup in 1991-92 has so much prep talent been assembled.
Now he is has to find enough minutes to satisfy the highly talented individuals.
Calipari is also going to have to get them to sacrifice because there's probably not enough minutes to satisfy everyone when there's this many good players on one roster.
These Kentucky freshmen are already being mentioned as the best freshman class ever. The Wildcats are ranked No. 1 in the nation and are expected to win Kentucky's ninth national championship, perhaps even go unbeaten.
For them to live up to all the lofty expectations, Calipari will have to pull off one of his greatest balancing acts.
But as he seemingly does every year about this time, Calipari cautions against expecting too much too soon from a group that won't play its first official game together until Friday's opener against UNC-Asheville.
''We've made strides. We're not a good team right now,'' Calipari insisted after Monday night's 95-72 exhibition victory over Montevallo. ''We've got a nice collection of guys, but we're not a good team.''
Perhaps, but a few games could reveal whether this freshman class that includes forwards Marcus Lee and Julius Randle, 7-foot center Dakari Johnson and a backcourt of James Young and twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison, develops into the championship contender that they look like on paper.
While Calipari introduces his latest group of heralded rookies to the dribble drive and defense, he must also work in sophomores Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein, another 7-footer, and seniors Jarrod Polson and Jon Hood. The Wildcats also recruited promising 6-9 forward Derek Willis and guard Dominique Hawkins, Kentucky's reigning Mr. Basketball.
It's a problem many coaches would love to have.
''I saw them this summer and was blown away,'' said ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas, stopping short of calling Kentucky's class the best ever compared to UCLA's classes of the 1960s and 70s.
''I didn't think it was possible that you could take essentially a new team every year and have it competing for a national championship. I think he's shown he cannot only recruit, he's a great coach.''
Calipari guided Kentucky to the national championship two years ago with a team led by freshmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague. The hope is that Kentucky's holdovers can provide the experience and veteran leadership that senior Darius Miller and sophomores Doron Lamb and Terrence Jones brought to that 2011-12 title squad.
The Wildcats lost one regular from that championship team, junior forward Kyle Wiltjer, whose decision to transfer to Gonzaga this summer was influenced by the influx of talent. But Poythress said he and Cauley-Stein ''have talked a lot about stepping up and being leaders to help this team do well.''
For now, Calipari's priorities are seeing which guys play well together and what kind of effort and energy they show. He's curious about how Andrew Harrison will run the point when he returns this week from a bruised knee, an injury that forced Aaron to move over from his regular shooting guard spot.
The fifth-year coach hasn't hesitated swapping entire lineups in preseason to get players' attention. No matter what combinations Calipari chooses, some players will sit while those that play must prepare for fewer minutes or touches than they expect.
''This is a great group of guys, and I just knew that we would blend well together,'' Johnson said. ''Nobody complains about shots or minutes. We just have a main goal, and that's to win a national championship.''
Many of Kentucky's freshmen have either played with or against each other in all-star games, familiarity that has made it easier to establish chemistry. And despite the glowing resumes all of the Wildcats boast, egos appear to have been checked at the door.
Calipari said the same selflessness that the 2011-12 championship squad showed is what this group of Wildcats need if they want to reach the same heights.
''They're in control,'' the coach said on media day. ''The problem we have right now is we have a brand new team every year. So it's hard to say, 'OK, we're going to play these seven or eight (guys) and these five are going to play four minutes.'
''No one's promised anything here. You're going to have to earn minutes.''