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Cards’ Win at Rutgers Is a Low Scoring Affair

Louisville came out of the tunnel looking sharper than ever with a 17-2 opening run at Rutgers. Yet after the 12-minute mark in the first half,  the Cardinals lost their luster. Preston Knowles was on fire in the first half, shooting three for four behind the arc. He also led the team 14 points, eight rebounds, and five steals. U of L won in Piscataway, 55-37, to go to 10-5 in the Big East and 21-7 overall. In the second half the Cards came out with no intensity. Rutgers had a chance to make it a game after Louisville missed…



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Pitino Remains Skeptical on NBA in Louisville

Coach Rick Pitino has come out in the past against a pro basketball team moving to Louisville, and today was more of the same. In his daily press conference, Pitino began a discussion regarding the NBA by asking the press about the latest news on the issue. At first the reporters took it as a joke, but Pitino persisted and received the low down from one writer. Pitino then outlined a couple of obstacles the NBA would face in Louisville, including scheduling conflicts with both the Men’s and Women’s Cardinal basketball teams, Freedom Hall not being an appropriate venue, and most interestingly…


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My Shirt Looks Good on You

All the kids who didn’t make the 2011 baseball team up at Ballard have been notified and my son is not one of them. This means I get another year of concession stand duty, recycling removal and sitting the spring and early summer in the stands with the same women I’ve been sitting with since our boys played together, against each other and for each other’s fathers starting when Kennan was five. Next year, I can go to as many games as I want and work as much concession stand duty as I want, but next year, my son will…


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Let’s Talk Some NBA

If you tried to watch the NBA All-Star game last night, you’re a better fan than I am. But I’m much more interested in the buzz around town about the NBA potentially bringing a team here to play in Freedom Hall. While doubters abound, there’s plenty of reason to think this NBA thing is for real. And really, help me figure out why so many people around here don’t want the NBA here — why would you not want a major league sports franchise in your city? If we did, this morning’s news would likely be about how a Louisville…


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Siva’s Steals Help Louisville Shut Down Connecticut

Peyton Siva’s 16 point effort and Gorgui Dieng’s first career double-double helped Louisville put the stamp on its invitation to the NCAA tourney. Thanks to another signature win, the Cardinals will undoubtebly be in the big dance. The Cardinals (20-7) secured their ninth straight twenty win season, and their fourth straight against the Huskies (20-6.) The win came after a double overtime thriller in Connecticut three weeks ago that fired up the Louisville faifthful. UofL put on a show for the 22,776 at the KFC Yum! Center. UConn only led once for 23 seconds and the Cards won it 71-58. Defense was…


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The Sypher Circus is Underway

Today at 1:30, Karen Sypher is supposed to get her medicine. The circus, I’m told, has already begun down by the courthouse. And the big question is – will local TV stations cut in to local progamming to reveal the sentence? WAVE-TV news director Kathy Hostetter says it depends on what happens. She’s certainly got a crew down there. “We will cut in if needed, depending on what happens,” she said. “More than likely we will cut in. ” Sorry soap opera fans. A real-life drama may be pre-empting today’s show. More than two hours before the sentencing is scheduled,…



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Adjusting to a City Without Strippers

U of L’s Wednesday game got top billing on ESPN last night, and the Cards showed future opponents how to beat them — denying the three and playing intense, hand-in-your-face defense.  Check out Gabe’s piece.  Not mentioned during the game broadcast: Karen Sypher, who seems, maybe, to have run out of rope and will be sentenced tomorrow.  Experts say she goes to the pokey for 5 years, minimum. Unhappy in Overalls: Fox41 found some farmers willing to go on camera to complain about Louisville’s new no-nudity ordinance.  300,000 people here for the Farm Machinery Show. Quote from a guy in…


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Slow Start Dooms Cardinals in Cincinatti

After the Cardinals pulled off their stylish win over Syracuse on Saturday, fans in the ‘Ville had been buzzing about the incredible team effort of late. What U of L hadn’t encountered yet was a team playing for its life. The teams entered the game with identical 19-6 records, but U of L was ranked 16th and Cincy was in a more desperate position. The final was 63-54 as Cincy dominated much of the game before a sparse house of 11,511 at Fifth Third Arena. Cincinnati came into the game battling for post-season positioning.  It needed a win to bring…