In the wake of a scandalous publication in which author Katina Powell details her provision of professional escorts to Louisville Cardinal basketball recruits, Cards coach Rick Pitino has what some would call an unlikely ally.
Selection Sunday is my Christmas. Well, it's another type of Christmas for me. I love it. I get out the notebook on which I have already constructed my own bracket and fill it in as they start naming schools. This year, I already had one filled in before the announcement.
After the dismissal of guard Chris Jones, 16th-ranked Louisville dropped a game to Syracuse, a team the Cardinals have had little trouble with over the years. And after an ugly 52-51 road win over lowly Georgia Tech, I thought that maybe the wheels had come off the wagon.
I watched as much of the Louisville/North Carolina game as I could while down in Nashville. Then I had go and do other things. And when I left to go and do other things, the Tar Heels had opened the second half on a 7-0 run and were leading the Cardinals by 18.
First of all, let me tip my hat to the University of Kentucky football team. It's GREAT to have good football to watch as we basketball fans await the arrival of the first pre-season college hoops poll.
Less than a day after the reigning National Champ Louisville Cardinals lost to Kentucky in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, Kevin Ware has announced he is transferring and he will finish his collegiate career somewhere else.
It's a long-held belief that Kentucky coach John Calipari and Louisville Cardinals coach Rick Pitino hate one another. I've never really believed that; I've always thought the subtle jabs, if that's what they were, were for show.
I was in Louisville Monday. You know Monday, right? The Monday after Louisville beat St. Louis and Kentucky beat Wichita State setting up a Sweet 16 matchup between the Wildcats and the Cardinals? Yeah, THAT Monday.
Steve Masiello was a walk-on for the University of Kentucky from 1996 to 2000. After leaving UK, he became an assistant at Tulane, then Manhattan, then at the University of Louisville, where he worked on the bench for his former coach, Rick Pitino, from 2005 to 2012.
Well, whaddya know? We have arrived at the final game of the non-conference portion of the college basketball season. And what a finale. Kentucky vs. Louisville. It's really perfect that this is the last game for these teams heading into conference play. But there's something a bit odd abo…