This time should be different. This time, college sports had the opportunity to speak in a unified, determined voice.
You can build a dynamic University of Louisville basketball all-star team with recruits who were not ranked among the Top 100 prospects in their high school classes nationally by 247Sports.
If you sift through the headlines, stop signs keep stacking up.
No, University of Louisville Athletic Director Vince Tyra cannot say if the Cardinals’ college football season will start as scheduled in September. Ditto for basketball. Or any sport.
Even on a day when basketball announced two positive cases? Is that a discouraging or frightening development?
Louisville’s basketball season is supposed to start in November. The virus will have the final word on that.
Opportunities for black men to become the head coach at top Division I jobs has been a topic for years. There has been continuous discussion but glacial change. Lots of talk. Not much action.
The evidence continues to grow that the football gurus are predicting this will be a season to celebrate for the local teams -- Louisville, Kentucky, Indiana and Western Kentucky.
Muhammad Ali did not have more confidence in his left jab than Jason Scrubb has in his son, the former Trinity High School star who played two seasons at John Logan Community College in Carterville, Illinois.
Concerns about the novel coronavirus are not what might convince Victor Oladipo to pass on the opportunity to finish the NBA season with the Indiana Pacers in Orlando, Florida, this summer.