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Podcast
1:12 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Nothing But Net: The UK-UofL Rivalry Game is Upon Us

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All across Kentucky, people have had Saturday circled on their calendar since last December. It's the Rivalry Game. The Battle of the Bluegrass. Red vs. Blue. Cards vs. Cats. That day is finally upon us. Matt Anthony and I analyze this year's tilt with position breakdowns, and offer our prognostication. All this and more on this edition of Nothing But Net, the sports report that swings.

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Podcast
12:00 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Nothing But Net: The Politics of College Basketball

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This week, WFPL's  Phillip Bailey and Haven Harrington, host of WLOU's "Main Event Sports," join me for a discussion of the politics of the NCAA. Should college athletes be paid? Has time come when the sports world is ready for five "super conferences?" Has it all really come down to money? Is there a difference between major college sports and the professional sports world?

Please join us for a lively discussion this week, on Nothing But Net, the sports report that swings.

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Local News
4:14 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

College Basketball: UK at North Carolina; U of L Faces WKU; IU vs Irish

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College basketball action this weekend has the Kentucky Wildcats facing North Carolina.

With two losses this season, UK has dropped to 11th in the latest Associated Press poll.    The Tar Heels are 6-2 and ranked 18th, with victories over Louisville and Michigan State.

Saturday's tipoff at Chapel Hill is at 5:15pm.

The Louisville Cards take on Western Kentucky tomorrow  at the KFC Yum Center.

U of L coach Rick Pitino says he’s generally pleased with his players’ performance so far this season, but it’s difficult to evaluate a team in December.

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Local News
2:32 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

U of L Player Who Collapsed Diagnosed With Blood Clot

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University of Louisville basketball player Antonita Slaughter will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a blood clot in her lung.

Coach Jeff Walz says doctors determined the senior had a cardiac event when she collapsed while on the bench early in Tuesday night's victory against Missouri State. The clot was discovered during hospital testing.

Slaughter will immediately begin taking blood thinners that will end her season. Walz says "we're very fortunate this was discovered through testing."

Local News
2:32 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

U of L Basketball's Antonita Slaughter Undergoing Tests After Collapse During Game

University of Louisville

University of Louisville basketball player Antonita Slaughter has been undergoing tests at a hospital today after collapsing during Tuesday night’s game against Missouri State.

Slaughter slumped on the bench in the first half of U of L’s 91-49 win.

The senior was taken off the court on a stretcher.

Louisville coach Jeff Walz said Tuesday night that Slaughter, who was alert and talking at the hospital, showed no signs of feeling ill before the game.

Slaughter had started all nine games this season for the Cards, averaging 10 points and five rebounds.

Local News
12:00 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Nothing But Net: Talking Referees and How They're Changing the Game

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This week we re-cap the Arizona vs. Duke game, and it's possible impact on the national rankings; the freshman of the year race; a look at how Kentucky  vs. Cleveland State caused tense moments for Big Blue Nation; and recap Louisville's easy win over Southern Mississippi.

A longtime favorite squad of ours, the Georgetown Hoyas, merit discussion. Plus the season is sure to have a long-running debate regarding tighter rules on defense and the deeper implications of these new changes. All this week on Nothing But Net, the sports report that swings.

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Local News
5:11 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Nothing But Net: Considering the Louisville Cardinals' Loss to North Carolina

Nothing But Net is honored to have Raashaan Meyer join us this week. Raashaan is the Inside The Ville contributor, and Main Event Sports Radio host (on WLOU).

Like Raashaan says, the season is a marathon, not a sprint—pure wisdom. It still doesn't take the sting out of North Carolina hammering the Louisville Cardinals in the Hall of Fame Classic. Under-scheduling a team has drawbacks, and they were on full display Sunday, as was U of L's difficulty with long, athletic teams. Raashaan, Matt and I look back at the game, and also see what else we learned the past week.

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Local News
12:27 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

U of L's Ware Pleads Guilty to Speeding Charge

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.

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.

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.

Local News
1:11 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

U of L's Ware Says He'll Plead Guilty to Traffic Offenses

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University of Louisville

University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware says he’ll plead guilty next week to reckless driving and speeding charges.

The junior guard was cited last month in Barren County for driving 95 miles per hour in a construction zone along I-65.

Ware says he missed his original court date this week because of a mix-up on his part.

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.

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Local News
5:03 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Louisville Cardinals' Kevin Ware Misses Court Date for Reckless Driving, Speeding Citation

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University of Louisville

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.

WHAS Television 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.

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