NPR’s piece on bourbon balls is getting a lot of attention on Derby day, but there has also been news about the actual horse race on public radio. Yesterday, Melissa Block talked with the Courier-Journal’s Jennie Rees about the Derby field, Rees’s favorites and women in horse racing. “With just the sixth female jockey ever… Continue reading NPR on Derby Favorites
University of Kentucky players Brandon Knight, Terrence Jones and DeAndre Liggins have declared for the 2011 NBA Draft. The school announced the players’ decisions Wednesday morning. Freshmen Knight and Jones are projected first-round draft picks. However, none of the three will sign with an agent, so they may return to the school if they withdraw… Continue reading Kentucky’s Knight, Jones, Liggins Declare for NBA Draft
Fans and students celebrated the Bellarmine University men’s basketball team Tuesday night, for winning the NCAA Division II national championship last weekend. The championship is the school’s first. In a ceremony on campus, Mayor Greg Fischer presented the players with a plaque recognizing each of them as distinguished citizens.
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.
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.
U of L was last year’s national runner-up in men’s soccer, and more than 40,000 people attended a 2004 women’s national team game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Nichols says the next step is to establish an outdoor team in the United Soccer League. USL is a tier below Major League Soccer, but Nichols says it’s an early step toward attracting a major league team.
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.
Strong says he’s focused on getting the Cardinals ready to play Southern Mississippi in the Beef O’ Brady’s Bowl next Tuesday.