University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari will be heavily compensated for taking the Wildcats to the Final Four, but more are questioning if college athletes should receive a share as well.
After the Wildcats won the title in 1996, several celebrants overturned a television news van. Police say video evidence proved essential in prosecuting the offenders. They’re asking people who observe out of control, or dangerous behavior, to take pictures with their cellphones and share the images with authorities.
The group charged with hiring the next president for the University of Kentucky has finished three days’ worth of interviews and says the
list of candidates will be whittled down to five or fewer by April 11th. UK Board of Trustees Chair Brit Brockman says those candidates
who have made the initial cut can look forward to a comprehensive vetting process.
UK Board of Trustees Chair Britt Brockman says the list of potential hires will be narrowed to three to five finalists and an offer will be extended to the preferred candidate by the end of next month.
Board chair Britt Brockman says the board members hope to make a decision by May 1st. A search firm is also helping the board. The firm—Greenwood Asher of Florida—is the same agency that found Todd and brought him to UK.
“They play extremely hard with a lot of energy and passion. Our players have watched them now and have tremendous respect for what they do,” said U of L Coach Rick Pitino. The Cards take on the Eagles
Thursday in Denver in the NCAA tournament.
The forum in Louisville will be held tomorrow afternoon at the Convention Center downtown. UK is searching for a replacement of Lee Todd, Jr., who will retire June 30th.
Louisville opens play tonight in the Big East Tournament in New York City, where the Cards will take on Marquette. Kentucky opens play Friday afternoon in the SEC Tournament in Atlanta. Indiana takes on Penn State this evening in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis.
The presidential search committee will spend Friday morning hearing from students, faculty, and staff at campus forums. In the afternoon, members will consider just how transparent their interviews of finalists should be.
Ken Troske says the country’s gross domestic product is growing, but that may not offer much assurance, since unemployment remains high. As for Americans with jobs, Troske says they are unlikely to start spending again until the housing market improves.