Final Four http://wfpl.org en Back Home in Texas, UK's Randle "Just Excited to be Playing" in Final Four http://wfpl.org/post/back-home-texas-uks-randle-just-excited-be-playing-final-four <p>The men’s NCAA basketball tournament resumes this weekend with the Final Four.</p><p>The two national semifinal games will be played Saturday night in Arlington, Texas, with Florida facing Connecticut and Wisconsin squaring off with Kentucky. &nbsp; &nbsp;The winners advance to the national championship game Monday night. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>The venue, AT&amp;T Stadium, is not far from the Dallas neighborhood where UK’s Julius Randle grew up, but the Wildcats’ leading scorer says he’s thankful to be in a Final Four anywhere.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:14:59 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 9061 at http://wfpl.org Back Home in Texas, UK's Randle "Just Excited to be Playing" in Final Four Calipari Trying to Keep Wildcats Hungry for Title Run http://wfpl.org/post/calipari-trying-keep-wildcats-hungry-title-run <p>The Kentucky Wildcats are in Arlington, Texas to prepare for their showdown with Wisconsin in the men’s NCAA Final Four. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky defeated Kansas State, Wichita State, Louisville and Michigan to reach the national semifinals, a path that coach John </span>Calipari<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> compared to a minefield.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:15:35 +0000 Rick Howlett 9056 at http://wfpl.org Calipari Trying to Keep Wildcats Hungry for Title Run UK's Aaron Harrison Not Suprised by Wildcats' NCAA Success http://wfpl.org/post/uks-aaron-harrison-not-suprised-wildcats-ncaa-success <p>The University of Kentucky Wildcats are preparing for their matchup against Wisconsin Saturday night in the men’s NCAA Final Four. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>UK advanced to the national semifinals Saturday with a three-point victory over Michigan. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some had begun to give up hope of any UK tournament success as far back as early March,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;when the slumping Wildcats lost at 10-18 South Carolina. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:44:15 +0000 Rick Howlett 9029 at http://wfpl.org UK's Aaron Harrison Not Suprised by Wildcats' NCAA Success Louisville Metro Police: Don't Shoot Guns if the Louisville Cardinals Win Championship http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-police-dont-shoot-guns-if-louisville-cardinals-win-championship <p>Louisville Metro Police are urging people to refrain from shooting guns in the air if the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team <a href="/post/louisville-cardinals-advance-national-championship-game">wins tonight's NCAA national championship&nbsp;game.</a></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:27:18 +0000 Joseph Lord 4891 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Police: Don't Shoot Guns if the Louisville Cardinals Win Championship Yarmuth, Michigan Counterpart Bet Bourbon, Chicken on NCAA Championship Game http://wfpl.org/post/yarmuth-michigan-counterpart-bet-bourbon-chicken-ncaa-championship-game <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth&nbsp;and his counterpart from Michigan have wagered bourbon, beer, fried chicken and a deli lunch on the winner of the NCAA national title game between the University of Michigan and the University of Louisville.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:37:00 +0000 Associated Press 4886 at http://wfpl.org Yarmuth, Michigan Counterpart Bet Bourbon, Chicken on NCAA Championship Game Denny Crum on Louisville Cardinals' Titles in the '80s: 'It Was a Beautiful Thing' http://wfpl.org/post/denny-crum-louisville-cardinals-titles-80s-it-was-beautiful-thing <p>The Louisville men's basketball team<a href="/post/some-louisville-cardinals-fans-two-final-four-teams-means-twice-travel"> plays for a national championship tonight</a>—the program's first appearance in the title game since 1986.&nbsp;</p><p>Denny Crum, the coach of the 1986 and 1980 championship teams, is in Atlanta for the Final Four. Naismith&nbsp;Hall of Fame coach retired in 2003. As this year's Cardinals prepare to play Michigan, Crum took a few moments to reflect with WFPL on what championships mean for the university and the city.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 4877 at http://wfpl.org Denny Crum on Louisville Cardinals' Titles in the '80s: 'It Was a Beautiful Thing' Louisville Cardinals to Play for Women's National Championship http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-cardinals-play-womens-national-championship <p>The University of Louisville women’s basketball team has joined the men’s program in playing for a NCAA championship this week.</p><p>Antonita Slaughter led the fifth-seeded Cards with 18 points as U of L advanced to the title game with a 64-57 comeback victory tonight over number two seed California.</p><p>U of L will face Connecticut for the women’s championship Tuesday in New Orleans.&nbsp;&nbsp;The Huskies defeated Notre Dame&nbsp;in&nbsp;the other national semifinal.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 01:07:05 +0000 Rick Howlett 4879 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Cardinals to Play for Women's National Championship For Some Louisville Cardinals Fans, Two Final Four Teams Means Twice the Travel http://wfpl.org/post/some-louisville-cardinals-fans-two-final-four-teams-means-twice-travel <p>ATLANTA — The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team will play in the <a href="/post/louisville-cardinals-advance-national-championship-game">NCAA tournament's title game Monday night against the Michigan Wolverines </a>at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. And in New Orleans tonight, the <a href="/post/louisville-cardinals-coach-jeff-walz-our-ultimate-goal-win-national-championship">Cardinal women’s basketball team plays California</a> in a semifinal.</p><p>A few ambitious Cardinal fans will be in the audience for both games.</p> Sun, 07 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Greg Echlin 4873 at http://wfpl.org For Some Louisville Cardinals Fans, Two Final Four Teams Means Twice the Travel Photos | Louisville Cardinals Fans Celebrate Win Over Wichita State http://wfpl.org/post/photos-louisville-cardinals-fans-celebrate-win-over-wichita-state <p>The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team<a href="/post/louisville-cardinals-advance-national-championship-game"> advanced to the national championship game </a>on Saturday night after defeating the Wichita State Shockers.</p><p>And, <a href="/post/extra-police-planned-final-four-revelry-if-louisville-cardinals-win">as expected,</a> fans took to the streets throughout the city to celebrate.</p><p>The Cardinal Towne development was quickly flooded with students and fans after the game.</p><p>Here's what it looked like:</p> Sun, 07 Apr 2013 03:00:15 +0000 Joseph Lord 4872 at http://wfpl.org Photos | Louisville Cardinals Fans Celebrate Win Over Wichita State Louisville Cardinals Advance to National Championship Game http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-cardinals-advance-national-championship-game <p>The Louisville Cardinals advanced Saturday evening to the NCAA Tournament championship game, but not before getting a scare from the <a href="/post/who-wichita-state-and-how-may-shockers-beat-louisville-cardinals">Wichita State Shockers.</a></p><p>The overall No. 1-seeded Cardinals trailed by a point at halftime and through most of the second half to the No. 9 seed Shockers, but managed to come back as the game closed.</p><p>The Cardinals won 72-68.</p><p>Russ Smith led UofL&nbsp;with 21 points.</p> Sun, 07 Apr 2013 00:38:04 +0000 Joseph Lord 4871 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Cardinals Advance to National Championship Game