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.
Tonight will mark the first time many will be seeing this year's University of Louisville and University of Kentucky's men's basketball teams. In honor of that I create an All-Cards and All-Cats team of sorts.
Charlie Tyra passed away a few years ago, but in his time he proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is a Sports legend of the Ville.
Tonight marks this year's Patriot Game between the Louisville Metro Police Department and Louisville Fire Department and some jabs are already being taken amongst the two teams.
I turn my attention to the newest arena in Louisville, in my ongoing look at the venues that tell the history of Louisville sports.
Last night was round 2 of the Pros v Dominican Republic...and the Pros got K.O.'d.
Could a return be on the horizon? The Kentucky Colonels once reigned supreme in the American Basketball Association and many attempts to lure a pro team back to The 'Ville have been unsuccessful.
For most taking part, the trip to Louisville was just another step towards reaching their personal goals and dreams of playing professional basketball. For others it was all about the experience of trying out and seeing where they measured up against solid competition.
This weekend, aspiring NBA players from across the nation will converge upon the Louisville Hoops facility for a NBA NBA Development League tryout.
Later this month, the NBA will hold it's annual draft and several notables locally have entered this field.
Kentucky's 1996 Men's basketball team contained nine future NBA stars, among the standouts of the stars though: Derek Anderson- and that's who are sports legend of the Ville highlight is today.