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08:29 AM ET 08.30 | The head of the University of Kentucky's basketball media relations department reportedly banned the university's student newspaper from Tuesday's media interviews with the team. DeWayne Peevy, UK's associate athletics director for media relations, rescinded an invitation to the Kernel's basketball writer for the interviews after learning that he had contacted two students rumored to be walk-ons this fall on the basketball team. ... The decision to ban the writer "is so clearly a violation of First Amendment rights for the university to condition access on gathering or publishing information the way the university wants you to do it," said Kentucky First Amendment lawyer Jon Fleischaker.

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August 30, 2011  08:50 AM ET

"The Kernel" Tell me it ain't so 0-6.

August 30, 2011  09:05 AM ET

This is a pretty **** move even for coach Cal

August 30, 2011  09:18 AM ET

boobs

August 30, 2011  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

boobs

& beer

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August 30, 2011  10:49 AM ET

You know every time the Mod's sensor my post I feel the same way!

August 30, 2011  10:50 AM ET
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Calipari is a crook. That has nothing to do with this story but I wanted to mention it in case anyone has forgotten.

I heard he is going to bring on Jim Tressel as his coach in waiting!

August 30, 2011  10:51 AM ET
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First of all its called The Kernel. I'd ban them too. Second, there is no 1st amendment violation. Dumazzzzzz lawyers and whiny students

I think I will take the fifth on this one!

August 30, 2011  11:36 AM ET

Im not surprised by this when all our amendment rights are being ran over as we speak!!!

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August 30, 2011  01:23 PM ET

Heil Calipari! Heir Musolini is guiding you from the grave. Der Flueglemeister says so!

August 30, 2011  01:28 PM ET

Of course 'Mafia John' doesn't want transparency. Then he wouldn't be able to work his under the table cards.

August 30, 2011  01:54 PM ET

First it was a violation of a written UK Athletics rule, second it's not a first amendment violation because UKAA is not state/federally funded and are self-sufficient.

August 30, 2011  03:46 PM ET

Scandal uncovering perhaps? Always a possibility dealing with Coach Cal

August 30, 2011  09:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Calipari is a crook. That has nothing to do with this story but I wanted to mention it in case anyone has forgotten.

Who could forget? I don't know if it violates first amendment rights and I don't care. It is proof however of Calipari being arrogant, stupid and consistently pompous.

 
August 31, 2011  12:06 AM ET

My god the south is backwards.

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