Kentucky’s Knight, Jones, Liggins Declare for NBA Draft

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 […]

Bellarmine Celebrates First National Championship

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.

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.

Louisville’s Soccer Market Growing

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.

Bellarmine Basketball Headed To First NCAA Elite 8

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.