Political science professor and author Larry Sabato will be in Louisville on Tuesday as part of a lecture sponsored by the Filson Historical Society. Sabato is director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics and is considered a leading analyst and guru of American politics. In July 2008, he correctly predicted that Barack Obama… Continue reading Political Guru Larry Sabato Speaking in Louisville
Nothing But Net usually deals with a fair amount of artifice. Not with malice, but to conjure a theater of the collective sports fan’s minds. Nothing of the sort is needed now, as we are less than 40 hours to the tip off of the Final Four meeting between the University of Louisville Cardinals and… Continue reading Nothing But Net: The Defining Moment in Kentucky Sports
Dream Game Deux tips off Saturday, March 31st at 6:09 p.m. The game only the die-hards believed could happen, will happen when the University of Louisville Cardinals square off against the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Few give U of L much chance, myself included, but I’m looking forward to seeing the nation’s college hoops leader… Continue reading Nothing But Net: Unthinkable Meets Unstoppable
Words fail me. The above photo by by Christian Petersen/Getty Images, is testament to the game’s defensive focus. Louisville’s Gorgui Dieng anchored a smothering Cards’ defense and Chane Behanan added 15 points, all in the second half, to allow Louisville to rip top-seeded Michigan State. The Spartans are the first one seed to fall. Stay… Continue reading Nothing But Net: Cards Among Elite 8
Our area’s three major Division One basketball programs are still dancing in the Sweet 16. Sweet, indeed. UK shows no signs of slowing down their sprint to the National Championship. It also appears that Super Frosh, Anthony Davis will be the runaway National Player of the Year. Louisville surprised, no make that stunned many, myself… Continue reading Nothing But Net: SWEET!!!
Local NCAA hoops afficianado, c d kaplan, joins Matt & Mark to offer his take on all things March Madness. See above? Even Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player, Louisville’s Peyton Siva, is psyched. It’s always fun when the author of Score, at LEO, and WFPK’s Culture Maven joins us. Please join us, too. On… Continue reading Nothing But Net: with Special Guest, c d kaplan
The University of Kentucky(32-2) is the overall No. 1 seed in the 2012 NCAA tournament bracket announced Sunday evening. The No. 1 seeds in order are Kentucky (South), Syracuse (East), North Carolina (Midwest) and Michigan State (West). The South will play the West and the East will play the Midwest in the national semifinals. The… Continue reading Nothing But Net: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad March
Coach Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals, a team we discounted and even the hometown crowd had written off after a 33-point loss to Providence in January, topped Cincinnati 50-44 to win the Big East tournament title. Here’s how they did it. Mike Marra, torn ACL, out all year; Rakeem Buckles, torn ACL, out since… Continue reading Nothing But Net: Cards Big East Tournament Champs
In a YouTube video for a gay rights group, Louisville Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh, D-9, discusses her faith, being an openly gay elected official and coming out to her family after relocating to the city. The group Straight Against Hate produces the weekly testimonials featuring various residents discussing their personal stories, bullying and Fairness laws… Continue reading Ward-Pugh Discusses LGBT Issues in Online Testimonial
Chane Behanan’s missed dunk in the second half of Wednesday’s debacle, is a pretty good icon for the night, and the last 5 games for the Cardinals. An inability to score. It’s also the fourth game in the last five that Louisville has failed to score more than 57 points; the Cardinals have lost three… Continue reading Nothing But Net: Is the Cards’ Season Over?