Kevin Ware http://wfpl.org en U of L's Ware Pleads Guilty to Speeding Charge http://wfpl.org/post/u-ls-ware-pleads-guilty-speeding-charge <p>University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware has pleaded guilty to a speeding charge and was fined $268 by a Barren County Circuit Court judge.</p><p>The junior guard appeared in court today to face speeding and reckless driving charges. Ware's case was rescheduled after he missed last Monday's original date.</p><p>Kentucky State Police ticketed Ware on Oct. 26 for driving 95 mph in a construction zone on Interstate 65 while heading to Bowling Green in 2013 Dodge Challenger that Ware says he borrowed from another U of L student.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:27:20 +0000 Associated Press 7680 at http://wfpl.org U of L's Ware Pleads Guilty to Speeding Charge U of L's Ware Says He'll Plead Guilty to Traffic Offenses http://wfpl.org/post/u-ls-ware-says-hell-plead-guilty-traffic-offenses <p>University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware says he’ll plead guilty next week to reckless driving and speeding charges.</p><p>The junior guard was cited last month in Barren County for driving 95 miles per hour in a construction zone along I-65.</p><p>Ware says he missed his original court date this week because of a mix-up on his part.</p><p>Cards coach Rick Pitino said after Tuesday night’s game against Hartford that he gave Ware an earful about the incident but saw no reason to suspend him.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:11:01 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 7624 at http://wfpl.org U of L's Ware Says He'll Plead Guilty to Traffic Offenses Louisville Cardinals' Kevin Ware Misses Court Date for Reckless Driving, Speeding Citation http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-cardinals-kevin-ware-misses-court-date-reckless-driving-speeding-citation <p>University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware was cited last month for reckless driving and speeding in Barren County, Ky., and missed a court appearance today to respond to the charges.</p><p><a href="http://www.whas11.com/sports/university-of-louisville-sports/Kevin-Ware-accused-of-reckless-driving-misses-Barren-Co-court-date-232378961.html">WHAS Television</a> first reported that the junior guard was pulled over by police on the night of Oct.26 and charged with driving 95 miles per hour in a construction zone that had a 55 miles per hour speed limit.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:03:58 +0000 Rick Howlett 7603 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Cardinals' Kevin Ware Misses Court Date for Reckless Driving, Speeding Citation Should College Athletes Be Paid? http://wfpl.org/post/should-college-athletes-be-paid <p>On Wednesday, Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware spoke at news conference attended by every local media outlet and several national news outlets. They all were curious about Ware's right leg, which he broke in Sunday's Elite Eight game before a national televised audience.</p><p>Ware's injury was the news peg used by many writers to discuss how the NCAA treats its athletes. Among those was David Sirota, <a href="http://www.salon.com/2013/03/31/will_ware_be_stuck_with_the_bill/">who wrote in Salon.com:</a></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 4840 at http://wfpl.org Should College Athletes Be Paid? News Special Today on the NCAA's Treatment of College Athletes http://wfpl.org/post/news-special-today-ncaas-treatment-college-athletes-0 <p>Louisville Cardinals guard<a href="/post/louisville-cardinals-kevin-ware-our-goals-are-still-same"> Kevin Ware's injury during Sunday's Elite Eight game</a> sparked several articles looking at how college athletes are treated, raising questions about healthcare and the ever-present issue of whether they should be paid.</p><p>One of those writers, Salon's David Sirota, will discuss his recent story <em><a href="http://www.salon.com/2013/03/31/will_ware_be_stuck_with_the_bill/">Will Ware be Stuck with the Bill</a></em> and the general topic of compensating college athletes on WFPL today.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:30:12 +0000 Joseph Lord 4826 at http://wfpl.org News Special Today on the NCAA's Treatment of College Athletes Louisville Cardinals' Kevin Ware: 'Our Goals are Still the Same' http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-cardinals-kevin-ware-our-goals-are-still-same <p>Days after he broke his <a href="/post/louisville-cardinals-advance-final-four-ware-seriously-injured">leg on a nationally televised Elite Eight game, </a>Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware said his focus is on seeing his team head to the Final Four—and win a national title.</p><p>Ware also described what happened with 6:33 to go in the first half of Sunday's game against the Duke Blue Devils as he was sprawled on the court.</p><p>He'd been through a similar play when Louisville played Duke earlier in the season. But this time, Ware said, he landed the wrong way.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 21:10:17 +0000 Joseph Lord 4817 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Cardinals' Kevin Ware: 'Our Goals are Still the Same' Liberal Group Politicizes Kevin Ware Injury, Petitions NCAA for Athlete Health Care http://wfpl.org/post/liberal-group-politicizes-kevin-ware-injury-petitions-ncaa-athlete-health-care <p>A liberal group is launching a <a href="http://act.boldprogressives.org/survey/ncaa_healtchare?source=ncaahealth.com">petition asking the NCAA be required to provide universal health care for student athletes</a> in the wake of a shocking leg injury to Louisville men's basketball player Kevin Ware.</p><p>Ware <a href="http://youtu.be/EoSVhXe5QTc">suffered a compound fracture of his right leg</a> on Sunday during the Cardinals's game against Duke in the Elite Eight.</p><p>The Progressive Change Campaign Committee points out the NCAA makes $780 million per year off college athletes, but does not guarantee full payment of medical bills for injuries.</p><p>Louisville’s basketball program is also the <a href="http://thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2013/03/27/1779391/the-university-of-louisville-is-everything-thats-wrong-with-college-basketball/">most profitable in the country</a>, raking in <span class="userContent">$40 million in revenue annually with a projected $23 to $28 million in profit. </span></p><p>The Ware injury has gained national media attention, but is has also put the <a href="http://www.salon.com/2013/03/31/will_ware_be_stuck_with_the_bill/">spotlight on how college athletes aren't protected</a> and universities aren't legally obligated to take care of players once they're hurt.</p><p>From <em><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/16/sports/16athletes.html">The New York Times</a>:</em></p><blockquote><p>University officials say they go out of their way to inform students about the limits of insurance. Yet the situation has confused and frustrated athletes and their families, some of whom have had to shoulder large and unexpected medical bills.</p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:05:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4796 at http://wfpl.org Liberal Group Politicizes Kevin Ware Injury, Petitions NCAA for Athlete Health Care Cards End Skid With Victory Over Pitt http://wfpl.org/post/cards-end-skid-victory-over-pitt <p>In college basketball, the Louisville Cards snapped a three-game losing streak with a 64-61 win over Pittsburgh&nbsp;tonight at the KFC Yum Center.</p><p>U of L was without two players for the game.</p><p>Wayne Blackshear sprained his right shoulder during practice Sunday and is expected to be sidelined for what the team calls “a short time.”</p><p>Guard Kevin Ware has been suspended indefinitely for an unspecified reason.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:21:56 +0000 Rick Howlett 3670 at http://wfpl.org Cards End Skid With Victory Over Pitt