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Local News
2:29 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Chane Behanan Dismissed for Louisville Cardinals Basketball Team

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Chane Behanan is off the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team—for good, it appears.

Coach Rick Pitino says Behanan was dismissed by the university from the team. 

Pitino would not say specifically what the forward did to be kicked off the team, but he noted "this is a university policy that has been stretched to the limits." The coach said privacy laws limited what he could say about the circumstances.

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Local News
8:35 pm
Sat December 28, 2013

In College Basketball, Kentucky Wildcats Beats Louisville Cardinals 73-66

LEXINGTON — Kentucky guards Andrew and Harrison combined for 28 points, including 11 during a critical second-half stretch with star Julius Randle sidelined by cramps, helping the 18th-ranked Wildcats beat No. 6 Louisville 73-66 on Saturday.

Randle's 17 first-half points staked Kentucky (10-3) to a 41-36 halftime lead before the 6-foot-9 forward went to the locker room early in the second with leg cramps. He returned but cramped again and spent the rest of the game on the bench.

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Local News
4:12 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Louisville Cardinals, Kentucky Wildcats 'Ready to Play' in Battle of the Bluegrass

The Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats renew their annual men’s basketball rivalry tomorrow  in Lexington.

The defending national champion Cards are 11-1 on season.   The Wildcats are 9-3 and won the title the previous year.

UK coach John Calipari says he’s been trying to get his young team to improve its focus.

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Local News
6:57 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Once Bitter Rivals, Ky. Basketball Coaches Now Share The Mic

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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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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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