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NCAA: Twitter and Facebook help Calipari

[ 0 ] March 24, 2022 | Tina Chubb

NCAA: Twitter and Facebook help Calipari

When John Calipari – the head coach of the University of Kentucky’s basketball team – was talking to a group of Chinese basketball coaches at his home last November, one of them shocked him by pointing to his German shepherd Dash, and asking if it was the mean and nimble one.

Calipari was of course left confused how the woman would know that, so he asked her how she knew. And according to an article at, her reply was “Twitter and Facebook.” This exchange between the two showed that Calipari’s social networking spans the world.

The Kentucky coach has a huge amount of followers on Twitter – 1,113,647 to be precise – and 138,325 fans on Facebook. And his Coach Cal application for the iPod Touch and iPhone, managed to sell over 6,000 applications in its very first month.

John’s website, – which was put up in July – receives over 100,000 page views every week, and it’s been visited by people from more than 100 countries, including Kyrgyzstan. Calipari says that social networking helps him connect with the Kentucky fans.

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