At University of Louisville women’s basketball games, I sit where I can watch head coach Jeff Walz. All by himself, he is worth the price of admission. He gets excited. About everything. If basketball is a dance, he is the prima ballerina — arms in the air one moment, hands on hips the next. Lips twisted for a growl. Shouting, shouting, shouting! Yet when U of L made a video of him inviting students to use the school’s new online course-evaluation program, he read from a script. Way boring.
… and still owns the rights to it. Seriously. Those copycats at the NCAA didn’t coin everything with their made-for-television hoopla, their Final Fours and Elite Eights.
We know what you’re thinking: The hell is that thing? Let us explain.
Basketball came across the Alleghenies some time before the turn of the 20th century.
Taking a look back at the city's sports history utilizing video.
The 6'5 Freshman Guard from Conyers, GA., was orginally denied fall admittance at Louisville. However, he eventually met the NCAA eligibity requirments and joined the Louisville Cardinals Basketball Team Wednesday. Who is Kevin Ware and How will he help the Cardinals in 2011-2012 Basketball season? Read and find out.
A Kentucky Colonel fan can dream, can't he?
Disclosure: The author grew up in Massachusetts. [Editor’s note: Another reason basketball is just bigger in Kentucky is because we allowed a blowhard from Massachusetts to contribute to this package.]
Senior Guard Chris Smith said Rick Pitino's anger was "justified", despite a 90-60 victory vs IUPUI Wednesday night.
Editor's Letter: The first time I truly understood that I lived in a basketball state was mid-August, when I tuned to a local sports radio show and heard the host and his guest talking about recruiting. Basketball recruiting.
Hey, let's state the obvious: Kentucky is obsessed with basketball. In Texas it's football, New England's got hockey, but here in the Bluegrass we can't get enough hoops. And the laundry list of pro basketball teams that have called the Derby City home proves that beyond a shadow of a doubt.
The University of Louisville and University of Kentucky women's basketball teams are suiting up for their upcoming home stands. In honor of that I'm going to take a look at some of the past stars on both teams.