Category Archives: IU

Five to Thrive (Or Survive): Important Early Local Pigskin Matchups

The Cats have gone kudzu. The Bluegrass State is overgrown with billboards galore, heralding the new, improved Mark Stoops era. It’s a new dawn, no more mediocrity, etc, etc UK has two matchups in the season’s first three weekends that will give a clue as to exactly how quick the resurgence shall kick into gear. […]

Sunday’s Sports Shorts: Lefty Up, C-J Left Behind & More

Updated 6/16 at 2:44 pm. From some initial comments I have received regarding this column, some people, perhaps even most who take delivery of the C-J, received a sports section Sunday morning with stories, which did not not appear in the edition I received. I stand by what I wrote about what I received. There […]

Friday: LBJ in the NBA, IU & UofL in the CWS

Looking at the big picture, meaning in overview the entire series with its interesting stories and sidelights, the NBA Finals remain compelling. In microcosm, not so much. Only the first game, the one where San Antonio “stole” a W in Miami — That’s the mandated vernacular, right? — was close. Since then, the teams have […]

LEO’s March Madness Coverage

LEO, as always, is all over post-season hoops coverage. You can read my Tourney 101 – The ABCs of NCAA here. You can read Bill Doolittle’s in depth breakdown of the Cards here. Being a Hoosier at heart, he also has some IU perspective to consider here. Should you be inclined to consider UK’s disappointing […]

Sports World Sound Off: Thursday Edition

Because TWill always craved attention first and foremost, I’ll allow him to grab the spotlight this morning. In his first regular season appearance of the year — he’s got a 10 day contract with the Celtics — he played 13 minutes against the Lakers last night, scoring a deuce, grabbing 2 rebounds and committing 2 […]

Sunday Morning PG: Some Play Smart, Some Don’t

If Kentucky fans think the dysfunction that plagues this year’s woefully immature squad couldn’t get any worse, I must disagree. It could have been. Think how the presence of Shabazz Muhammad might affect the chemistry of this edition of the Cats. In a game recently, UCLA beat UDub on a last second shot by Larry […]

Ten Reasons To Stay Home Saturday

Chips? ✔ Dip? ✔ Crudités (Eat at least one little carrot and piece of cauliflower, so you can dupe yourself into thinking  you’re eating healthy.) ✔ Beverages chilled? ✔ Impellizzeri’s on speed dial? ✔ These, my fellow hoopaholics, are not supplies for Super Sunday. The avocados will have to wait another day before they become […]

Louisville Card File: South Florida

This was obviously a beat down, but came with a less than auspicious start. On Louisville’s first possession, the Cards were running pick & roll. Peyton Siva dribbled back and forth. And back and forth. And back and forth. Then launched a jumper. Which missed. Nary a single pass. U of L’s second possession started […]

Louisville Cardinals Top Mid Season College Hoops Forecasts

First, allow me to apologize for the generic nature of this blog’s title. I would have loved to give you something snappy, something to grab your attention. Didn’t happen. And, let me admit up front, I turned off the UK game at Vandy early in the 1st, when it appeared obvious the Wildcats were going […]

Sports Sunday: Clearing Off The Desk Before Kickoff

Yes, friends, we are but days away from that time of year that SEC commish Mike Slive likes to call Moneyball. College football, and soon thereafter the game played by the play for more pay guys, are bout to kickoff. Not soon enough if you ask me. (Though my Tigers are neck and neck with […]