LOUSIVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The coronavirus dominated the news in 2020, and that was no different in the world of sports. Many of the major sports storylines at least somewhat involved COVID-19 and its impact on an event or team but not all of them.

There was frustration, sadness, but also some things worth celebrating in a year many want to forger.

The WDRB sports team is looking back at a wild year in sports with a countdown of the top stories in 2020. We will be revealing the stories over the Holidays and this list will be updated each day.

No. 10: John Schlarman

There was heartbreak in Lexington when UK assistant coach John Schlarman died after a two-year battle with cancer.

No. 9: The General returns

After 20 years away, Bobby Knight made an emotional return to Assembly Hall in Bloomington.

No. 8: Louisville and the NCAA

We did get closer to a resolution when it comes to the NCAA's investigation in to pay-for-play recruiting at U of L, but we're not there yet.

No. 7: Bellarmine makes the move to DI

It wasn't an easy transition given the pandemic, but Bellarmine University made a huge jump from a Division II athletic department to Division I in 2020. The move became official over the summer, and things got even more exciting when the Knights moved in to Freedom Hall.

No. 6: Farewell to two Louisville legends

We said goodbye to two Louisville sports icons in 2020. Cardinal basketball legend Wes Unseld died in June at the age of 74. In November, pro football hall-of-famer Paul Hornung passed away at 84.

No. 5: Satterfield flirts with South Carolina

After a disappointing season on the football field, Louisville fans were upset to hear that head coach Scott Satterfield interviewed for the open head coaching position at South Carolina. Satterfield penned an apology to UofL fans after his explanation for why he took the interview didn't go well.

No. 4 (tie): KHSAA cancellations and the opening of Lynn Family Stadium

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the KHSAA to cancel spring sports, including the Girls and Boys Sweet 16 tournaments. The opening of Louisville City's new home, Lynn Family Stadium, was delayed until July.  

No. 3: Tom Allen takes Indiana football to new heights

The Indiana Hoosiers experienced a year of firsts in 2020 but were rewarded with only an appearance in the Outback Bowl after a 6-1 season.

No. 2: Kentucky Derby is postponed 

For just the second time in 146 years, the Kentucky Derby was postponed. It was later run without fans on the first Saturday in September.

No. 1: The NCAA Tournament Canceled

As the pandemic hit, the conference tournaments and the NCAA Tournament were canceled. No March Madness in 2020, the beginning of many changes throughout the sports world. 

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