Category Archives: Calipari

Tuesday Morning in Hoopsylvania

I love the squeak of sneakers on hardwood in the morning. * * * * * UMass vs. Harvard. With eight minutes to play, they’re knotted at 54. The governor of the commonwealth — Commonwealth of Massachusetts, not Steve Beshear — is in the house. And I’m tuned in. Countin’ the minutes until that little […]

Tuesday Tidbits: The Beat Goes On

Some anathemas never go away. Yesterday I ate lunch with a bunch of fellows, U of L fans all, except for John, who likes the Cards but favors blue a bit more. Soon enough the conversation got around to comparing column inches of Courier-Journal coverage between you know who(m) and you know who(m). Of course, […]

Friday’s Snippets: Many Sports Included

Revised 9/07 10:20 am U of L finally released its men’s (and women’s) basketball schedules. Last year’s Final Four team warmed up for the conference campaign with the most ambitious home schedule of the Pitino Era. Long Beach State, surprising Ohio, College of Charleston, Vanderbilt and Memphis all visited the Yum!. Cardinal fans actually had […]

Thursday’s Bluegrass Big Blue Insinuata

Hard on the heels of a recent CBS Sportsline survey of college hoops coaches which named 5 Wildcats among the 24 with the perceived dirtiest recruitment (2 of top 3) came even more innuendo to send Big Blue Nation into a tizzy. That survey by the by, I feel compelled to mention, followed another in […]

Sunday’s Sports Slog with a Stiff Upper Lip

Riddle me this, ye poobahs who run Wimbledon. How come you keep the roof you built for just such instances open when it’s going to rain on center court? Or, like now when it is, uh, raining as I write with the Men’s Championship tied at a set a piece between Roger Federer and homie […]

Hump Day Hoops Chatter

Let’s start out with the Prevarication of the Day. As a member of U of L’s credentialed media, I received this message this afternoon: “Forward Stephan Van Treese has been provided his release from the University of Louisville men’s basketball team.” Given that Rick Pitino’s hoops squad was over the limit on schollys, there’s been […]

Well Now, Where Were We?

Okay, I survived 11 days in New Orleans, including way too much talk about Bountrygate on the sports pages. And you, if you’re reading this, survived Derby and have enough faculties left to remember how to surf over here to Score. So, like, you know, what’s been happenin? Well, Luke Hancock proved himself worthy of […]

Sports Is On The Back Burner

I‘m in New Orleans for JazzFest. Today I’ve heard people down here talk about Trombone Shorty, but nary a mention of Oliver Luck. Which is to say that sports talk here will be sparse for the next 10 days. But, if you want to hear about all matters New Orleans and JazzFest, come on board […]

FFFFinest Sports Week of the Year???

It’s a rhetorical question, that title that has lured you into my lair. But a legitimate one nonetheless. Among the happenings this fine week: Final Four Weekend. Now there are those college hoops fans who believe the start of practice in October is bigger. For others it’s that national signing day when we see John […]

Last Look Back: College Hoops ’11-’12

And so we bid a fond adieu to the mesmerizing land of Hoopsylvania, with her soaring giants, ever changing native garb, quaint folk ways and odd choice of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” as its national anthem. Some final thoughts. * * * * * Post season polls always bring a smile. It’s as if the […]