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Kentucky’s John Calipari speaks at UNCW Basketball Tip-Off

It was a homecoming of sorts for Kentucky Men's Basketball coach John Calipari on Thursday night at the Burney Center. The Hall of Fame head coach was the keynote speaker at the 4th annual UNCW Men's Basketball Tip-Off Dinner.  

Kentucky’s Calipari to return to UNCW as Tip-Off Dinner speaker

Hall of fame basketball coach John Calipari will return to where his college basketball career started when he comes back to Wilmington this fall to speak.

Local connections still alive in NCAA Tournament

While the UNCW Seahawks weren't in the mix this year and only one North Carolina school remains in the fray, we still have some connections to the Sweet 16 here in Southeastern North Carolina.

Whiteville’s Shaun Kirk now considering Kentucky; NC State still in the picture

Whiteville basketball standout Shaun Kirk made a verbal commitment to play basketball at NC State on Monday, but there's now confusion as to where Kirk will land.

Trot Nixon & John Calipari reflect on the passing of football coach Joe Miller

videoOn Wednesday we sat down with former New Hanover quarterback Trot Nixon to get his thoughts on Joe Miller's unexpected death. The former New Hanover football coach died at home on Tuesday. In this article we're also passing along a statement from Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari. Miller was instrumental in Calipari's decision to play basketball at UNCW several years ago.

Former UNCW Seahawk wins national championship with Kentucky Wildcats

John Calipari played college basketball at UNC Wilmington for one season. It wasn't the happiest period of his life, nor was it a time full of playing time. On Monday night Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats beat Kansas in New Orleans in the national championship game. It's Calipari's first national title.

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