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NCAA Day 1: Wildcats x 3 Advance, Doom for Texas, Louisville KY Hosts Upset, Thriller, Controversy and Catwalk

Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament was filled with upsets, nail-biters, a controversial call and expected romps by the Wildcats of Kentucky, Arizona and Villanova. In Louisville, things got rolling with a rare 14-seed upset as Alabama-Birmingham knocked off Iowa State, then #11 UCLA won 60-59 over SMU after a last-minute goaltending call against the Mustangs. Those were two of four lower seeds that advanced, and the UCLA win was one of a record five games decided by a one-point margin. In the nightcap, Cincinnati made a miraculous comeback in the final minute of regulation and tied it on a buzzer…


Parking Requires Planning for NCAAs, Louisville KY Metro Says

From Metro Government Twitter hashtag — #louparking — will show available parking in real time LOUISVILLE KY —  Fans headed to the KFC Yum! Center for NCAA basketball tournament action this week are advised to come early, find parking and enjoy downtown restaurants and attractions. Parking and traffic will be challenging due to lingering Ohio River flooding near the waterfront arena and the ongoing bridges construction project. Parking will also be in shorter supply Wednesday and Thursday with people working downtown. Fans headed to Wednesday’s public practice sessions or Thursday’s opening round games can find a full list of parking…


M.M. Good! Louisville Edges Virginia on Last-Second Shot

from GoCards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Down a point with the clock running out, No. 16 Louisville had no choice but to trust Mangok Mathiang’sjump shot. And hope. The sophomore center’s 15-footer with 2.7 seconds was true, giving the Cardinals the lead and an unlikely hero a 59-57 victory over No. 2 Virginia on Saturday night. After Malcolm Brogdon hit his fourth 3 of the half to give Virginia a 57-56 lead with 13 second left, the Cardinals ran a play hoping to set up one of its two stars, guard Terry Rozier or forward Montrezl Harrell. But when was Rozier was double-teamed he found Mathiang…


Snow Way — Louisville Cards Set to Host Notre Dame Wednesday

With just two games left on the regular season schedule, Louisville needs a win at home against Notre Dame on Wednesday night. But the forecast says the game will be played during the worst of the predicted snowstorm, calling into question how many fans will brave the white stuff and show up. Here’s the pertinent facts about the game from U of L. GAME FACTS – Louisville vs. Notre Dame Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Time: 7:00 p.m. Site: KFC Yum! Center/Crum Court, Louisville, Ky. (22,000) (80-12 in 5th yr.) Television: ESPN2 – Bob Wischusen, play-by-play; Dick Vitale, analyst. Radio:…


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Bob Seger Still Knocks It Out Of The Park

At first glance you’d never know Bob Seger is 67 years old. The man has more energy and resilience than people half his age. It’s only after you listen to him sing a few minutes that you realize he IS 67, but might be singing better than ever. The man from Michigan filled the YUM! Center Thursday night with over 18,000 fans, who came to hear the classics. Seger did have a cold and apologized for it, but managed to keep the crowd jumping. The set began with a few problems. Seger was saddled with a lousy sound mix for…


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Cal Was In Control at Yum

John Calipari is in control. He sensed that he’d get no flack from the 15,000 fans at the Yum! Center last night for sitting his three best players in the second half. Never mind that two of them (Francisco Garcia and Edgar Sosa) were products of U of L, and that the other was from UK-nemesis Florida (Al Horford). No, it seemed like Calipari wanted to give the UK Pros a chance to win. They made it close, but didn’t pull it off against the rest of the Dominican team. The final was 91-86. Maybe Calipari knew this crowd needed…


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Yum goes GaGa

Wow.. I’ve always enjoyed hearing Lady GaGa on the radio, but I never thought I would enjoy a Lady GaGa concert as much as I did tonight with my wife Norine. This lady is a major talent who knows how to entertain an audience. From the moment she stepped on stage she had my attention. Now she has my devotion as a little monster. Remember I’m 55, straight and like a variety of music  but never thought I would enjoy the concert as much as I did tonight. GaGa’s energy is infectious, she proudly announces we will never see her…


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Crazy Idea from Billy Reed: Character Counts

I had lunch with Billy Reed today. The famed sportswriter was talking with a few members of the Okolona Business and Professional Association at the University Club about his crazy ideas about sports. Billy thinks character should still count in athletics. He’s for university presidents placing an emphasis on academics. He thinks bad behavior by student athletes should be punished. At Georgetown College, where he’s heading up something called the Academy for Character in Sport, 25 percent of every coach’s evaluation is based on character development. As part of that program, he’s put together a video series (airing on KET)…