Now that Tom Jurich and Rick Pitino have been deposed after presiding over one University of Louisville men’s basketball scandal too many, is there a window of viability for the city of Louisville to again make a serious bid for an NBA franchise?
A fan uprising on social media sabotaged Greg Schiano’s bid to become the new Tennessee football coach. However, there are three coaching examples in Kentucky that show why it is a mistake, as a rule, to let public opinion dictate a coaching search.
After a dysfunctional decade at the University of Tennessee filled with constant turmoil and a revolving door in the school’s most high-profile positions, things reached a nadir last week when the Volunteers’ latest football coaching search collapsed into acrimony and allegations of back stabbing. In at least two areas, the hot mess at UT carries lessons we can benefit from in Kentucky.
When Kentucky (7-4) and Louisville (7-4) meet at high noon at Kroger Field on Saturday, the stakes for both head coaches are unusally high. For different reasons, Kentucky’s Mark Stoops and Louisville’s Bobby Petrino have an acute need to claim the Governor’s Cup in 2017.
From Kentucky’s victory in “Game One” in 1994, through Stephen Johnson stealing Lamar Jackson’s thunder in 2016, relive every game of the modern Governor’s Cup rivalry between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Louisville Cardinals:
Game time, radio and TV information, series history, the favorite, the main story line, the big threat and who is on the spot for the Kentucky Wildcats in their 2017 football game vs. the Louisville Cardinals at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky., Nov. 25, 2017, at noon on the SEC Network.
As we count down the days to the 24th modern meeting between Kentucky and Louisville on Saturday at high noon at Kroger Field, it is appropriate to celebrate a quirky football rivalry that has so often defied common sense.
In the 21st-century history of college basketball in the state of Kentucky, there probably has never been a season start with so many major uncertainties, including the commonwealth’s marquee teams, the Kentucky Wildcats and the Louisville Cardinals.
In a deeply divided nation, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday, most Americans can agree on one thing: Major college sports is broken, and the people in charge might not be the right ones to fix it.
It’s been more than three decades since Kenny Walker left the University of Kentucky as a two-time All-American. Yet Walker has direct ties with two of the most newsworthy figures in 2017-18 college basketball, Rick Pitino and Patrick Ewing
In his first public comments since his firing in the wake of the FBI college basketball corruption investigation, Rick Pitino remained defiant and maintained his innocence in an interview with ESPN’s Jay Bilas that was aired Wednesday night.