UK-UCLA will be a matchup of college basketball recruiting powers

A closer look at how UK and UCLA match up from a recruiting standpoint. The game Friday night will feature two rosters with a total of eight McDonald’s All-Americans and several more top-50 national recruits. The Wildcats and Bruins also have the No. 1 and 2 recruiting classes for 2017.

Neighborhood around State and Elizabeth streets prepares for UK game night

The no-parking signs are up and the couches have been hauled away in preparation for rowdy celebrations that could follow the University of Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament game on Friday night. In recent years, the area around State and Elizabeth streets has been the epicenter for post-win partying. Streets have been crammed with thousands of students, and fires have sometimes been set.

Forbes: Newest member of the billionaires club? Papa John

Last year John Schnatter was listed among the richest people in American cities with a net worth of $710 million. But Forbes reported recently that Schnatter has hit $1 billion, making him a newcomer to the list. He was tied at 1,940 with 11 others from around the globe.

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Kentucky's Diallo shows off shooting skills

UK freshman Hamidou Diallo made six straight jumpers during this stretch of the Wildcats' NCAA Tournament practice in Memphis on Thursday. He won't be playing Friday night, but he gave UK fans a small taste of what could be coming next season.
Ben Roberts broberts@herald-leader.com
Kentucky's Diallo shows off shooting skills 0:35

Kentucky's Diallo shows off shooting skills

Coach Calipari takes questions on returning to Memphis for UCLA tip-off 7:25

Coach Calipari takes questions on returning to Memphis for UCLA tip-off

Coach Calipari previews UCLA 7:54

Coach Calipari previews UCLA

Derek Willis says T.J. Leaf is a key for UCLA 0:41

Derek Willis says T.J. Leaf is a key for UCLA