University of Kentucky, Indiana University Basketball Rivalry Ends

Indiana University is ending a decades-long basketball rivalry with the University of Kentucky after a disagreement about where future games should be played. IU athletic director Fred Glass sent a statement Thursday saying the Hoosiers would no longer play the Wildcats during the regular season after it was suggested the two teams meet at neutral… Continue reading University of Kentucky, Indiana University Basketball Rivalry Ends

Sports Writers Predict Outcome of Dream Game and Its Effect on City

Tonight, men’s basketball teams from the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky will meet in a Final Four game. On Friday’s State of the News, we were joined by sports journalists Bill Doolittle and Eric Crawford (the latter joining us from UofL’s warm-up session in New Orleans), who talked about how the rest… Continue reading Sports Writers Predict Outcome of Dream Game and Its Effect on City

Kentucky Colonels Basketball, 1967-1976

From 1967 to 1976, Louisville was the home of the Kentucky Colonels professional basketball team.  The team’s trainer for most of those years was Lloyd “Pink” Gardner, and Gardner, along with Gary P. West, has co-written a book about his experiences.  It’s called “Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association.” He spoke recently with WFPL’s… Continue reading Kentucky Colonels Basketball, 1967-1976

UK Tops U of L 69-62

The 4th ranked University of Louisville men’s basketball team couldn’t hold off the 3rd ranked University of Kentucky today. Freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist led the Wildcats to a 69-62 victory at Rupp Arena. Kidd-Gilchrist scored a season-high 24 points and had 19 rebounds. Both teams went into the match with 12 and 1 records, though UK… Continue reading UK Tops U of L 69-62

Nothing But Net: Cards Rocked (by Injuries), Cats Roll

The University of Louisville Cardinals basketball team continues to fall to a plague of injuries that has reached brobdingagian proportions. Is it me, or were there more players in street clothes Monday night, than in uniforms. And “helmets” for practice? REALLY Coach Pitino? Not Flak jackets?? UK continues to soar, and beat their chests way… Continue reading Nothing But Net: Cards Rocked (by Injuries), Cats Roll

Rupp Arena Task Force Discusses Future UK Basketball Venue

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio The decision of whether to renovate Rupp Arena or build a new home for the Kentucky Wildcats is still far off, but members of the arena task force heard some initial thoughts today from the recently-chosen master planner. Gary Bates of the architecture firm Space Group is familiar with… Continue reading Rupp Arena Task Force Discusses Future UK Basketball Venue

Terrance Jones Returning to Kentucky

The 6-foot-8 forward announced via Twitter on Saturday that he would withdraw his name from the NBA Draft. He is returning for his sophomore season to the University of Kentucky. “Last year was an unbelievable experience, but we left a lot on the table,” Jones told ESPN. “I’ve decided to come back and help us… Continue reading Terrance Jones Returning to Kentucky

Bellarmine Men’s Basketball Team Arrives Home

A crowd of supporters gathered on campus in 30 degree weather and chanted “We are BU” as the players emerged from their bus holding the championship trophy. A city-wide celebration will be held Tuesday for the team. Mayor Fischer says the details are still being worked out for the event but it will end with a gathering at Knights hall at 7:30 PM.