March Madness

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Seth Davis to come to LouisvilleKY to kick off the Kentucky Derby Festival

March 23, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – Seth Davis will go from March Madness to April Madness, as he helps kick-off this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival. Davis, an award-winning writer, broadcaster and best-selling author, will be the featured speaker at the 61st Annual They’re Off! Luncheon on Friday, April 21. The luncheon, first held in 1957, serves as the time-honored kick-off to each year’s Festival. It’s the second-oldest event on the Festival schedule.   “Like Derby Festival, March Madness tops the list of favorite times of year in Louisville and we know our basketball town will welcome Seth Davis as he…


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LouisvilleKY among best places to live for those who love March Madness

Philadelphia, Louisville and Los Angeles Lead the Field in Redfin report SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Philadelphia, Louisville and Los Angeles are the best U.S. cities to live in if you love March Madness, according to the latest report by Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. Redfin looked at factors that would make cities more fun and livable for March Madness fanatics, including number of times the city hosted the NCAA tournament, NCAA tournament appearances and final four runs by nearby schools, bars in the area and average home prices. Cities with traditional powerhouses nearby, such as Philadelphia (Villanova Wildcats), Louisville (Louisville Cardinals),…


The Cardinals Capture Big East Crown, 50-44

It may not have been pretty, but it got the job done. The Louisville Cardinals, who entered this week having lost four of their last six games, are your 2012 Big East Tournament Champions. Hard to believe. Chris Smith led the Cardinals with 15 points, but Peyton Siva was the star. Siva continued his spectacular play and posted 10 points and five assists. The junior’s performance was the final piece to an amazing week, and the Big East Tournament MVP. This week has been Siva’s coming out party, with this performance he’s showing how amazing he truly is. When Siva…


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Cardinals Roll To Second Straight Big East Title Game

In the final Big East Championship before the conference will transform beyond recognition, two Conference USA transplants will battle in the final. The Cardinals secured their place in their third championship game in four years with a 64-50 victory over the 23rd ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The win brings them to Saturday’s final against the Cincinnati Bearcats. The Cards lost to the Bearcats early this year by four points. Louisville continued to show its reinvigorated spirit with a passionate performance Friday night. The Cards continued to wow the fans with another huge in the first half, springing a 21-2 stretch in…


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Did CBS TV hire Rick Pitino?

So what did you think? Not bad! Watch any of CBS TV’s coverage of March Madness this weekend and you know what I’m about to write. Rick Pitino is not only a good coach he’s a really good analyst.  The Louisville head coach joined CBS Sports’ and Turner Sports’ coverage of the 2011 NCAA tournament. Officially he’s serving as a guest analyst Saturday and Sunday according to USA Today . But anyone who watched knows he really held his own alongside superstars Charles Barkley, Greg Anthony, Kenny Smith, Greg Gumbel and Ernie Johnson. The talk has begun… are Rick’s days…


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Louisville to Houston in the Madness

Hoops Hysteria is here. For three weekends in March, the entirety of our community will be sneaking in peeks at the scores at the office. Husbands will beg their wives to eat in the TV room. Laptops everywhere will be streaming March Madness On Demand, and a college kid will skip out on beach time in 80-degree weather to catch a couple games. There is nothing like March Madness. Louisville has a tough draw in the first round. The Thursday match-up with Morehead State is no cupcake. The Eagles have a strong defense and Kenneth Faried, the most prolific rebounder…


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Awaiting the Madness of March

Basketball fans in Kentucky have got to be giddy with the fine meal they are being served right now. With the conference tournament appetizers, high school sweet 16s for the first course, and the main course NCAA tourney just around the corner; things are heating up. There will be plenty of exciting basketball to watch. Louisville Looks to Solidify High Seed While the Cards won’t play their first game in the Big East tourney until Thursday, Rick Pitino will be watching closely to see who they will face. The Cardinals will face the winner of West Virginia vs. Providence/Marquette game…