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LACETT | Durr sprains ankle in win over North Carolina

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Walz says Durr "should be ready to go Thursday" against Virginia

CRAWFORD | Ugly game, perfect outcome: Louisville women beat UNC to go unbeaten on road in ACC

Arica Carter had 14 points and five assists to help lead Louisville past North Carolina on Saturday. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Arica Carter had 14 points and five assists to help lead Louisville past North Carolina on Saturday. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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It wasn't pretty, but the result was perfection -- Louisville completed a perfect 8-0 slate in ACC road play to improve to 27-2 overall in Sunday's 67-57 win at North Carolina.

LACETT | Mitchell wins NBA Dunk Contest

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Mitchell scored a 98 with two dunks in the final round from Staples Center, beating Larry Nance Jr. of the Cleveland Cavs by two points.  

CRAWFORD | Berry, boards lead North Carolina past Louisville, 93-76

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Louisville fell behind by 19 points in the first half and could never quite get all the way back, with North Carolina making timely threes and dominating the glass for a 93-76 win in the KFC Yum! Center.

LACETT | Hoosiers hang on to beat Iowa

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 Robert Johnson scored a career high 29 points. 

BOZICH | Johnson says Kentucky can "go far" after Wildcats beat Alabama Video included

Quade Green drilled a jumper from the baseline in the first half for Kentucky. Quade Green drilled a jumper from the baseline in the first half for Kentucky.
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Kentucky needed a win against Alabama Saturday in Rupp Arena to end a four-game losing streak -- and to stop concerns about the Wildcats making the NCAA Tournament. UK got it.

LANE | Full Court Preps-February 16 Video included

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New Albany and Floyd Central were among the winners on Full Court Preps Friday night. 

LACETT | Langford shows emotion in final home game at New Albany Video included

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New Albany fans reflect on Romeo's legacy on night of final home game. 

CRAWFORD | Padgett and Williams continue their long, strange trip when Louisville faces UNC

David Padgett at a news conference previewing Saturday's game against North Carolina. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) David Padgett at a news conference previewing Saturday's game against North Carolina. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Louisville interim coach David Padgett has a long history with North Carolina coach Roy Williams. It will get another chapter when Louisville faces UNC Saturday night.

Vigil held for Uber driver, Indianapolis Colts linebacker killed in crash

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Police say they died as a result of a DUI crash.

LEWIS | Issel joins NBA to Louisville movement Video included

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Former Kentucky Wildcat and Kentucky Colonel Dan Issel is joining longtime NBA Louisville franchise proponent J. Bruce Miller in hopes of bringing a team to the city.

BOZICH | Better NCAA Tournament Seed: Louisville or Kentucky? Stay tuned

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Kentucky projects as a higher NCAA Tournament seed than Louisville but the Cardinals have a chance for more of the Quadrant 1 victories the Selection Committee values. 

Dan Issel named president of 'NBA 2 Louisville' initiative Video included

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A former University of Kentucky and NBA all-star player is working to put Louisville on the NBA map.

CRAWFORD | Calipari says 'I've failed them' after Kentucky loses fourth straight

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John Calipari says his players aren't listening right now, but blames himself after losing 76-66 at Auburn, Kentucky's fourth straight loss.

BOZICH | Miller Mr. Fix-It for Indiana defense as Hoosiers defeat Illinois

Archie Miller's first Indiana team improved to 15-12 with a victory against Illinois in Bloomington Wednesday night. Archie Miller's first Indiana team improved to 15-12 with a victory against Illinois in Bloomington Wednesday night.
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Indiana stretched its winning streak to three by taking advantage of Illinois at the foul line in a 78-68 victory Wednesday night. 

CRAWFORD | Kentucky fades late, falls to Auburn 76-66 for fourth straight loss

John Calipari motions to his team in the first half. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) John Calipari motions to his team in the first half. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Kentucky went without a field goal in the final 5:01 to fall to Auburn 76-66 Wednesday night, the Wildcats' fourth straight loss. 

BOZICH | Kentucky's slide tied to SEC's basketball rise Video included

Rick Bozich says Kentucky's slide in the SEC this season can also be credited to the rise of several other programs in the league. Rick Bozich says Kentucky's slide in the SEC this season can also be credited to the rise of several other programs in the league.
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Don't overlook the improvement by several SEC programs while trying to understand the slide of the Kentucky basketball team this season.

Sports Page Live Chat Replay -- U of L's 2-game rebound, UK tries to break losing streak, early look at NCAA tournament Video included

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Always remember you can take part in the live chat on Wednesday mornings at 10:30!

GEORGE | Dan McDonnell dares Louisville baseball team heading into season opener Video included

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Louisville baseball open the 2018 season against Richmond Friday afternoon. The Cards will replace seven starters after last year's College World Series run. Head coach Dan McDonnell will rely heavily on his freshman and sophomores.

LANE | Donovan Mitchell Thriving with the Jazz in the NBA Video included

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Former U of L Cardinal Donovan Mitchell has become one of the NBA's top rookies with big things still to come.

CRAWFORD | After early punch, Louisville women put up a fight before falling to No. 1 UConn 69-58 Video included

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After enduring a 21-1 UConn run in the first quarter, Louisville outscored the nation's No. 1 team 52-45 over the final three periods before falling 69-58 on Monday night.

BOZICH | Monday Muse: Selection Sunday Blues; Pitino's lost season; Rondo's dazzling shoes

Rick Bozich presents his weekly Monday Muse. Rick Bozich presents his weekly Monday Muse.
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The reveal for the Top 16 NCAA Tournament teams has no local sizzle for the first time in a decade. Richard Pitino's lost season at Minnesota. Hold those Trae Young Player of the Year ballots.

BOZICH | My weekly AP college basketball Top 25 ballot

Rick Bozich shares his AP college basketball Top 25 ballot every Monday. Rick Bozich shares his AP college basketball Top 25 ballot every Monday.
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Who's Number One? There has been a big debate in college basketball all weekend. Rick Bozich shares his weekly ballot in the AP college basketball Top 25. 

BOZICH | Louisville vaults Kentucky in computer ranking after popping Pitt Video included

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Louisville went to Pittsburgh Sunday and handled the worst team in the ACC the way you're supposed to treat them, cruising to an easy victory.

Colts hire Frank Reich as new head coach

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The Indianapolis Colts have hired Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich as their new head coach.

CRAWFORD | No. 7 Bellarmine is breathtaking in spoiling No. 25 USI's Senior Night, 93-48

Bellarmine coach Scott Davenport greets Chivarsky Corbett after a recent game. Corbett had a career-high 30 points in Saturday's win at No. 25 USI. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Bellarmine coach Scott Davenport greets Chivarsky Corbett after a recent game. Corbett had a career-high 30 points in Saturday's win at No. 25 USI. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Bellarmine shot better than 70 percent from the field to blow out No. 25 USI on its Senior Night and its final game in PAC Arena.

CRAWFORD | Four problems Kentucky faces after its loss at Texas A&M

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Eric Crawford talks a look at some of the big challenges facing Kentucky after it dropped to 6-6 in the SEC in a loss at Texas A&M.

LACETT | Knights cruise in USI win

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The Knights have won their last four games and are 2-0 to start a four game road trip. 

BOZICH | Pitino has "zero doubt" Miller will succeed after Indiana thumps Minnesota Video included

Juwan Morgan scored two of his 19 points as Indiana defeated Minnesota Friday night. Juwan Morgan scored two of his 19 points as Indiana defeated Minnesota Friday night.
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Indiana swept the season series from Minnesota and coach Richard Pitino, defeating the Gophers, 80-56, Friday night in Bloomington. 

CRAWFORD | Louisville interim AD Tyra cuts his own salary, and four other items from his news conference

Louisville interim athletics director Vince Tyra. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Louisville interim athletics director Vince Tyra. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Louisville interim athletic director Vince Tyra met with reporters for about 25 minutes prior to Thursday's basketball game against Georgia Tech. Five highlights from the discussion.

Eagles, Philly fans get catharsis through Super Bowl parade

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The championship parade Philadelphia has dreamed about and agonized over is finally here.

BOZICH | When will Romeo Langford sign? Any time you ask Video included

Romeo Langfore had scored 2,696 points for New Albany High School, but he's probably signed more autographs. Romeo Langfore had scored 2,696 points for New Albany High School, but he's probably signed more autographs.
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When is New Albany High School star Romeo Langford going to sign? Whenever you ask him, which is just the way his parents raised him.

CRAWFORD | Louisville returns to its defensive roots, routs Georgia Tech 77-54 Video included

Louisville's defensive focus held Georgia Tech to 16 first-half points. Ryan McMahon applies pressure. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford Louisville's defensive focus held Georgia Tech to 16 first-half points. Ryan McMahon applies pressure. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford
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The University of Louisville basketball team buckled down on defense and the struggling Georgia Tech offense buckled, in a 77-54 Louisville win that ended a three-game losing streak.

VIDEO | David Padgett talks about Louisville's 77-54 win over Georgia Tech Video included

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The Cardinals moved the ball well and shot efficiently, assisting on 18 of their 27 made field goals.

CRAWFORD | After Clemson win, Louisville women set sights on No. 1 UConn

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With a 65-46 win over Clemson in the books, the Louisville women's basketball team turns its attention to No. 1-ranked Connecticut, though to be honest, the game has been on their minds for a while.

U of L women uneven but get win vs. Clemson Video included

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What should have been a tune up for UCONN ended up with a shaky win over the Tigers

LEWIS | Petrino: 'I'm totally committed to the University of Louisville'

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U of L head coach Bobby Petrino tells Signing Day Party crowd he's staying with the Cardinals. U of L landed its highest ranked recruiting class, including a late signing from Waggener standout Jarius Brents.

RAW VIDEO | U of L's David Padgett previews Thursday's Georgia Tech matchup Video included

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"We're anxious, to say the least, to get back out on the court tomorrow and get back on the winning track, hopefully," Padgett said.

Sports Page Live Chat Replay -- U of L's 3 game losing streak, UK vs. Tennessee, Louisville football's new defensive coordinator Video included

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The chat happens live every Wednesday morning at 10:30!

BOZICH | Swept by Tennessee, Kentucky's future looks brighter for June than February Video included

Tennessee's Admiral Schofield celebrated the Vols' win over Kentucky Tuesday. Tennessee's Admiral Schofield celebrated the Vols' win over Kentucky Tuesday.
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Tennessee has done more with less than Kentucky all season -- and the Vols did it again Tuesday night in Rupp Arena, sweeping the season series from UK. 

Juvenile Turf Sprint added to Breeders' Cup lineup of races

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The Breeders' Cup is adding the Juvenile Turf Sprint to the two-day world championships lineup, which will feature 14 races to be run Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs.

Louisville purchases Quail Chase Golf Club

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It is a 27-hole championship-level course located near the Jefferson-Bullitt County line.

CRAWFORD | Boeheim outspoken on Pitino, Louisville FBI situation

Jim Boeheim coaches against Louisville. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford_ Jim Boeheim coaches against Louisville. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford_
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Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim shared his thoughts on coaching at post-Rick Pitino Louisville, and the job David Padgett is doing as Cardinals' coach after his team earned a 78-73 win in Louisville on Monday.

CRAWFORD | Taking a closer look at Louisville's home loss to Syracuse

Louisville's Ray Spalding looks for the ball in the second half of Louisville's loss to Syracuse on Monday. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Louisville's Ray Spalding looks for the ball in the second half of Louisville's loss to Syracuse on Monday. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Eric Crawford takes a closer look at Louisville's loss to Syracuse Monday night. 

LANE | Indiana ends losing streak at Rutgers

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Indiana held Rutgers to just 24 percent shooting from the field in a prevailing by twenty-two on the road.  

CRAWFORD | Louisville dies by the three, falls to Syracuse at home, 78-73

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Louisville lost its third straight game, second straight at home, 78-73 to Syracuse.

BOZICH | Monday Muse: Local NCAA Tournament forecast grows mostly cloudy

Rick Bozich presents his Monday Muse every week. Rick Bozich presents his Monday Muse every week.
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Will the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament be a quiet time in Kentuckiana? Which college basketball team looks like the fourth Number One seed? Rick Bozich presents his Monday Muse.

LANE | St. Xavier names Kevin Wallace new head football coach

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Wallace is 11th on the all-time win list of Kentucky high school football coaches

BOZICH | My weekly AP college basketball Top 25 ballot

Rick Bozich shares his weekly ballot in the AP college basketball poll. Rick Bozich shares his weekly ballot in the AP college basketball poll.
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The top three spots in the AP college basketball poll are solid -- Villanova, Virginia and Purdue. But what team is No. 4 and in line for the final Number One seed?

Colts player among 2 killed by suspected drunk driver in Indianapolis

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According to Indiana State Police, a trooper drove up on the wreck around 4 a.m. on I-70 near Holt Road.

SUNDAY EDITION | Steep attendance drop for Louisville football games raises questions about stadium expansion

Louisville's game against Virigina on Nov. 11, 2017. Scanned-ticket attendance was 31,893. Louisville's game against Virigina on Nov. 11, 2017. Scanned-ticket attendance was 31,893.
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Louisville home football game attendance fell sharply last year, even as a $63 million expansion of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium is underway. Was the project needed?

LACETT | Eagles win first Superbowl

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 Led by back up quarterback Nick Foles, the Eagles stunned perennial powerhouse New England 41-33, denying Patriots quarterback Tom Brady his sixth Super Bowl win.

Durr scores 27, No. 4 Louisville beats Syracuse 84-77

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Asia Durr scored 27 points, Myisha Hines-Allen added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 4 Louisville beat Syracuse 84-77 on Sunday.

CRAWFORD | Bigger stadium, bigger challenges: On the Papa John's Cardinal Stadium expansion

A photo from Papa John's Cardinal Stadium construction on Sept. 23, 2017 (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) A photo from Papa John's Cardinal Stadium construction on Sept. 23, 2017 (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Eric Crawford examines the challenges of the Papa John's Cardinal Stadium expansion, in the light of a WDRB Sunday Edition story about the expansion.

NFL names Brady MVP, Rams' McVay top coach

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Brady is the second the player in the four major professional sports to win MVP at age 40; Barry Bonds won baseball's award in 2004.

BOZICH | Is Damon Bailey's scoring record out of Romeo Langford's reach? Stay tuned

Romeo Langford scored 44 points as New Albany beat Columbus East Saturday. Romeo Langford scored 44 points as New Albany beat Columbus East Saturday.
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New Albany's all-American Romeo Langford has averaged nearly 46 points his last four games, positioning himself for a push for Damon Bailey's Indiana high scoring record. 

CRAWFORD | Louisville takes a step back in 80-76 home loss to Florida State

Ray Spalding can't bear to watch as he spends the final four minutes of Saturday's loss on the bench with a sprained ankle. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Ray Spalding can't bear to watch as he spends the final four minutes of Saturday's loss on the bench with a sprained ankle. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Louisville couldn't stop Florida State in the second half, and couldn't get in sync offensively to lose its first ACC home game this season, 80-76 to Florida State on Saturday.

BOZICH | Crooked shooting stops Indiana again against Michigan State

Shooting woes stopped Indiana again as the Hoosiers lost to Michigan State Saturday night. Shooting woes stopped Indiana again as the Hoosiers lost to Michigan State Saturday night.
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The shooting issues that have troubled Indiana all season stopped the Hoosiers again Saturday night in 63-60 loss to Michigan State.

LACETT | Wildcats fall to Missouri

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Kentucky's three game win streak was snapped. 

CRAWFORD | 'Restructuring' or 'retaliation,' the latest flashpoint between Tom Jurich, U of L

Mark Jurich and Vince Tyra at the Louisville-Wake Forest football game on Oct. 28. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Mark Jurich and Vince Tyra at the Louisville-Wake Forest football game on Oct. 28. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Eric Crawford runs through recent events at the University of Louisville, and where the department stands after several departures and dismissals.

RAW VIDEO | U of L's David Padgett previews Saturday's matchup against Florida State Video included

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The University of Louisville's David Padgett held a news conference to discuss the Cardinals' performance against Virginia on Wednesday, as well as Saturday's upcoming matchup against Florida State.

BOZICH | Chris Redman Super Bowl bound -- with player safety in mind Video included

Former Louisville quarterback Chris Redman is bound for the Super Bowl this weekend. Former Louisville quarterback Chris Redman is bound for the Super Bowl this weekend.
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Former Male High and Louisville quarterback Chris Redman took his share of blows to the head and has become involved with a mouth guard that raises awareness about concussions.

LANE | U of L women's basketball rolls on the road again

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A 16-0 third-quarter burst helped the Cardinals put away the Cavaliers who came in with an identical 8-1 league record.  

LEWIS | Dominant second half leads Bellarmine to 19th win Video included

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Adam Eberhard led the Knights with 13 points in Bellarmine's 55th straight home win

CRAWFORD | Louisville wants permanent AD hire by March 30; Tyra says coach speculation is 'premature' Video included

Louisville interim athletic director Vince Tyra. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Louisville interim athletic director Vince Tyra. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Louisville's search for a permanent athletics director is moving forward quickly, but interim AD Vince Tyra says it's too soon to talk about whether David Padgett is a frontrunner for the basketball coaching job.

CRAWFORD | Louisville changes lineup on legal counsel in Jurich, Pitino matters

Dr. Greg Postel, University of Louisville interim president. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Dr. Greg Postel, University of Louisville interim president. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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University of Louisville interim president Dr. Greg Postel said that a university decision to change law firms in the Tom Jurich and Rick Pitino matters was not prompted by a recent story that a private investigator had been hired to look into the background of Tom Jurich.

LACETT | East, the perfect sidekick for Romeo at New Albany Video included

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The New Albany senior is averaging 20 points per game.

CRAWFORD | Sagging interest, scandal help sideline Derby Festival Basketball Classic for 2018 Video included

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Event organizers say lagging sales and financial concerns have forced the cancellation of the Derby Festival Basketball Classic in 2018. 

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