Calipari Sweepstakes Heat Up

Round 2 of the John Calipari sweepstakes is in motion. WRAL in Raleigh, North Carolina is reporting that officials from NC State made a secret trip to Memphis SUnday morning to talk with Coach Cal. Wolfpack athletic director Lee Fowler, a former Tiger assistant coach under Dana Kirk, and Chancellor James Oblinger were two of the people named. They're looking to replace Herb Sendek who left recently for Arizona State.

Armed with a bunch of cash, NC state has already been turned down by Texas' Rick Barnes for 2 million a year. Tigers athletic director RC Johnson has been trying to renegotiate Calipari's deal since the season ended. Neither Johnson or Caliapri were available for comment.

Calipari's named was mentioned a couple weeks ago in connection with the Indiana job, but it went to Kelvin Sampson.