Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer proclaimed Saturday, March 26 to be “Scarlet and Silver Day” in honor Bellarmine Knights men’s basketball team, which will compete for the NCAA Division II championship in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Last year, the candidates for U.S. Senate sniped at each other over their bracket choices. And this year, there’s no shortage of coverage of President Barack Obama’s NCAA picks.
The team fell short of making the elite 8 in 2009. They lost in the regional final in a controversial ending when a tying 3 point shot was waved off and changed to a 2 pointer.
The Knights finished the regular season ranked 2nd in the nation among Division II schools. They will play in the Elite 8 on Wednesday, March 23 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The Cardinals have been plagued with injuries since the beginning of the season, with ten players missing games. Coach Rick Pitino says the team is as healthy as it has been all season.
On Thursday night, the Metro Council approved an additional 29 thousand dollars for the search. The money is on top of 60 thousand dollars already given to the Kentucky State Fair Board, which has paid attorney Bruce Miller to find a team to play in a renovated Freedom Hall.
The Metro Council could decide this week to spend an additional 22 thousand dollars to attract a professional basketball team to Louisville.
Councilman Dan Johnson led the efforts to put 60 thousand dollars from the current city budget toward the NBA search.
University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino says he wants to stay at the school until 2017 and then retire at age 65.
The Kentucky State Fair Board is preparing to keep Freedom Hall active once the new downtown arena opens.
A man who has spent much of his life writing about Kentucky sports doesn’t think Rick Pitino should be ousted as head basketball coach at the University of Louisville over his acknowledgement of a sexual relationship with a woman who’s now charged with extorting him. Billy Reed has worked as a sports writer for the […]
The University of Louisville women’s basketball team got a high-energy sendoff for the Final Four.