Monthly Archives: April 2011

Larry Finch, Long May You Run

Larry Finch was a star for U of L’s heated rival Memphis State. He was the catalyst for the ’71-’72 Memphis State squad that handily beat Louisville twice during the season, but fell to the Cards in Nashville in a playoff for the Missouri Valley title for a spot in the NCAA. The following season […]

Suddenly, Final Four Feels Foul

Just when we’re about to sit down and enjoy what is inarguably our favorite hoops night of the year, a dark cloud has descended. Instead of the countenance of Baron Adolph Rupp and Butler icon Tony Hinkle shining gloriously down upon this last weekend of the college hoops season, we’ve got the eerie specter of […]

The Mother of All Final Fours

I shall not mince words. This is far and away the most intriguing Final Four in memory. And I’ve been paying attention to these things since the mid 50s, when it was just the non-televised NCAA semi-finals and finals on consecutive nights, and Bill Russell and his Gang of Dons were ruling the roost. There’s […]