Cards Prepare for Oral Roberts Tomorrow

by scrosby on December 15, 2009

After two straight home losses, Coach Rick Pitino says he’s re-working some aspects of his team’s strategy. The University of Louisville men’s basketball team fell at Freedom Hall to Charlotte and Western Carolina.

Pitino says it would be easy to point to something like missed free throws as the culprit, but he thinks it’s a bigger problem.

“It’s our transition defense that’s giving up threes, giving up easy shots, and causing us problems, and we’re going to develop a different type of scheme to make sure we don’t have those problems anymore,” says Pitino, “and it’ll give us time to improve some of the weaknesses we have, and take our time with it, so this is a welcome time of year for us.”

Pitino says they’ll address those problems in the now-unlimited practice time they can have because of the Christmas holiday.

The 5-3 Cards face 6-5 Oral Roberts next – tomorrow evening at Freedom Hall.

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Anthony&Carey Thrash December 15, 2009 at 8:04 pm

many blessings to the family of Oral & peace & joy for all who are at awww. He was a mentor when it was just JESUS and him for our family. We did not have a church too go to at that time in our lives 15yrs. ago and family of 10 with 5 boys 3 girls thank you for all the insprational words & prayers & helping to find our family rights in the Kingdom of GOD. All the Blessings to his family. with love the Thrash family.

george a. sullivan December 15, 2009 at 8:52 pm

goodby old friend.

june bracey December 16, 2009 at 3:10 am

thanks for all your prayers wonderful support
sadly missed

Barbara Taylor Hadden December 16, 2009 at 3:40 am

I Know that Pastor Roberts has went home to be with the Lord. He had need of him. Our Family has a long history with the Oral Roberts Ministry. My husband’s grandmother and his Aunt Ida (Graves-Loveland) out of Denver, Colorado were long time financial partners with this wonderful ministry. Grandma Loveland died at the age of 92 several years ago. Aunt Ida who died at 96 never missed Pastor Roberts nor failed to support his ministry in partnership. They are both in heaven now, and were the most wonderful Christian Hanky wavers with roots in the Nazarene Church. These were great ladies of Faith. We all appreciated and loved Pastor Roberts, but I feel that the Lord had a greater mission in Heaven for him. We Lost my husband’s mother Darline Hadden several years ago suddenly, and she was one of the greatest home and children evangelist I know. I did not know until Rod Parsley and Pastor Roberts spoke of ultimate healing that was what My Naomi mother-in-law wanted. Two huge angels took her home and her daughter and three daughters were witness to it in the hospital room.
We thank the Lord so much for the Oral Roberts ministry, and we believe in these last days that the Lord is doing a new thing and raising up again the Great Awakening, and the Ministry is a legacy that will perform the mission that Lord has called it today. My prayer is with all the family members and that you are comforted with the sweet peace that only the Lord reserves for servants on a Job WELL Done!!! Love and Prayers the Haddens, Lovelands, Graves, families throughout this United States, Barbara Taylor Hadden

Tom NOel December 16, 2009 at 9:23 am

Thank you for an awesome testimony! May God get all the glory
Praise Him, for Brother Roberts and you too!
Tom Noel

Bishop Michael Adekoya December 16, 2009 at 4:32 am

Thank God for the Ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ handed to Oral Roberts. He has impacted Christianity in a great positive way. We miss him.

Funke Aderinola December 16, 2009 at 7:56 am

Thank God for the life of Papa Oral Roberts.He was a blessing to christiandom.I read one of his books Never Give Up 20 years ago, my life has never being the same again. Papa will greatly be missed. Our joy is that papa has just changed his address to Heaven. Pastor Funke Aderinol

henry ozara December 16, 2009 at 10:29 am

so sad that our mentor has to go home, bye daddy

henry ozara NIGERIA December 16, 2009 at 10:31 am


Madelyn Maine December 16, 2009 at 11:20 am

Thank you Rev. Oral Roberts for your great teaching of the Word. Your CD’s of the New Testament are on the CD player in our bedroom. We often listen to your expository before going to sleep. They bring us comfort and assurance. You were a great encouragement to the Body of Christ.

Blessings to your family. Love in Jesus. The Maine’s

C.M.Pratt December 16, 2009 at 11:25 am

My heart is heavy, but my soul is refreshed by the knowledge that my life included a place for Oral Roberts and his entire family. Thank you so much for everything you all have done in the name of Jesus. Your lives have inspired me and made a difference in the world.

marianne grucza December 16, 2009 at 12:22 pm

i am 43 and remember my parents watching him on the black and white all the seed that were sown in our lives, remember richard is no longer a son but a father , one of God”s great general’s in the army
well done thy good and faithful servant

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