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VIDEO: The Colbert Report 4/23/2014

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Basketball coach John Calipari stops by to talk about his latest book "Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out." watch

Memphis Hosts Tennessee in College Hoops Classic

College basketball has its first No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown in nearly a year and it also turns out to be a battle for bragging rights as the best team in the Volunteer State. On Saturday night, top-ranked Memphis (26-0) hosts Tennessee (24-2) in prime time (Feb. 23, 9 pm/ET, ESPN).ESPN’s Jay Bilas, who will be in Memphis for College GameDay (Saturdays, 11 am/ET and 8 pm/ET, ESPN), gives the credit to the men running these programs. Memphis’ John Calipari and Tennessee’s Bruce Pearl, he says, are “great coaches that are flamboyant that have brought passion back to the schools.”Tennessee’s current No. 2 ranking is the highest in program history, while Calipari has taken the Tigers to the NCAA tournament three times since 2003 following a six-year absence from the Big Dance. “When Pearl and Calipari were both hired a lot of people were concerned about the fit, you know, the South and these guys are northeastern-type guys,” Bilas says. “It more


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2014 ESPN First Take: Episode Episode, Appearing
2012 Kentucky Cares TV Show Series, Appearing
2008 The Best Damn Sports Show Period: Episode Episode, Guest
2005 ESPN Town Hall Meeting TV Show Series, Panelist
2002 Off Course with Jack Wagner: Episode
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