basketball

Local News
9:00 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

ESPN Takes a Look at Street Ball in Louisville and Around the U.S.

Credit ESPN.com

Louisville’s annual Dirt Bowl street ball basketball tournament could help save playground basketball.

That is according to an article published today on ESPN.com that examines the fading style of outdoor basketball played on concrete courts.

Here's the article.

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Strange Fruit
2:20 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Strange Fruit: Donald Sterling and Racism in the NBA

Credit Meg Caudill

Donald Sterling's racism and punishment were all anyone was talking about last week - so we did too! And to supplement our, shall we say, spotty familiarity with athletic endeavors, we enlisted the help of friend-to-the-show Brian Lee West.

Brian has spoken to us before about his theater work, but this time he joined us in his capacity as our favorite basketball superfan.

In case you were under a rock (or completely overwhelmed by a little horse race), here's what happened: Donald Sterling, owner of the L.A. Clippers, was recorded telling his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, not to post pictures of herself with black people on social media, and not to bring black people to his games. Not only is this obviously racist, it's also pretty irrational; Donald Sterling's girlfriend is half African American, half Latina, and the overwhelming majority of NBA players are black. Including all but two of the players on his own team's roster. And their coach.

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Local News
2:19 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

Kentucky Wildcats Dominate Wright State in Women's NCAA Tournament

The Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball team made advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament look easy on Saturday.

The Wildcats crushed Wright State 106-60 in Lexington's Memorial Coliseum. Kentucky, a No. 3 seed, improved to 25-8 and next plays third-seed Syracuse or 11th-seed Chattanooga on Monday night.

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Local News
5:11 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Richie Farmer Gets Delay in Start of Prison Term to Attend Son's Tournament

WFPL file photo
Rick Howlett

Update: Judge OKs Delay

Richie Farmer, the former Kentucky Wildcats star and state agriculture commissioner, has gotten the OK from a federal judge to delay reporting to federal prison. Farmer asked for the delay so he can see his son play in the Kentucky  boy's high school basketball tournament.

The Associated Press reports:

A federal judge has delayed former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer's report date to a federal prison by a week.

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Arts and Humanities
2:30 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Medora, Indiana, Basketball Team Documentary Screens in Louisville

The 2010-11 Medora Hornets.
Credit Medora / Beachside Films

A little over an hour north-west of Louisville is a town called Medora, Indiana. Population less than one-thousand. And little Medora High School, with only 33 male students, fields the worst basketball team in the league, the Medora Hornets. As of the start of the 2010-11 season, they were in the middle of a years-long losing streak. Filmmakers Davy Rothbart ("FOUND" magazine) and Andrew Cohn moved to Medora and filmed the season.

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Local News
6:59 pm
Sat December 29, 2012

Louisville Cardinals, with Dieng, Beat Kentucky Wildcats 80-77

Credit University of Louisville athletics

The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team on Saturday defeated the Kentucky Wildcats the first time since 2009 in a game that featured the return of center Gorgui Dieng, who was sidelined in November with a wrist injury.

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Sports
12:51 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Anthony Davis Trademarks Eyebrows

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CNBC reports that University of Kentucky basketball star Anthony Davis has filed two trademarks regarding his notable browline.

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