ACC http://wfpl.org en Colleges Pay Big Bucks to Get Rid of Coaches http://wfpl.org/post/colleges-pay-big-bucks-get-rid-coaches <p>Last month, the University of Kentucky decided to pay football coach Joker Phillips <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2012/11/25/coaches-buyouts-sec-gene-chizik-auburn-derek-dooley-tennessee/1725765/">$2.5 million to stop doing his job. </a>Phillips' final Kentucky team won just two games and fans were unhappy, as demonstrated by the angry fans' Tweets and empty seats in Commonwealth Stadium.</p> Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 2756 at http://wfpl.org Colleges Pay Big Bucks to Get Rid of Coaches Noise and Notes: Betty Bayé (Still) Speaks! http://wfpl.org/post/noise-and-notes-betty-bay-still-speaks <p>For over 30 years, <a href="http://bettybaye.com/8401.html"><span class="userContent">Betty Winston Bayé</span></a> wrote an op-ed column in the<em> Louisville Courier-Journal</em> until a <a href="http://www.whas11.com/news/Layoffs-confirmed-at-the-Courier-Journal-124297149.html">round of layoffs last year </a>ended her stint.</p><p>"I think what really hurt was I never really got a chance to say goodbye to my readers," she says.</p><p><span class="userContent">But Bayé is</span> still writing, and putting her views on the table—whether people agree or disagree—in radio and television.</p><p>Besides becoming a motivational speaker, she was recently <a href="http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/system/documents/657/original/BANewsltr_November_2012.pdf">inducted into the National Association of Black Journalist’s Hall of Fame</a> and has plenty to share about African-Americans in media.</p><div><p><span class="userContent">Bayé</span> stopped by to talk about leaving C-J, the state of journalism and why it's important to teach the Civil Rights era as living American history.<br> Sun, 02 Dec 2012 03:44:38 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2757 at http://wfpl.org Noise and Notes: Betty Bayé (Still) Speaks! Louisville Cardinals Stuck in Conference Realignment Turmoil, Again http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-cardinals-stuck-conference-realignment-turmoil-again <p>This week, Maryland and Rutgers bolted from the ACC and the Big East, respectively, to the Big Ten (or B1G, as they call it now).</p><p>Just like that, the appearance of a fragile peace among college athletics conferences shattered.</p><p>The re-arranging again jolted the University of Louisville -- not that the last round of conference realignment ended ideally for the Cardinals, stuck in a Big East whose football membership spanned from San Diego to Annapolis.</p><p>So where does this leave UofL? Searching still, it seems.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 2578 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Cardinals Stuck in Conference Realignment Turmoil, Again