Final Four

Local News
7:00 am
Sat April 6, 2013

Louisville Cardinals' Rick Pitino: 'Wichita State Can Beat Us'

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Despite being the favorites to win the men’s basketball national championship, Coach Rick Pitino says his Louisville Cardinals face a tough challenge Saturday.

The Cardinals are the NCAA Tournament’s overall No. 1 seed. Pitino says he’s watched their opponent, the No. 9 seeded Wichita State Shockers, and is convinced that they’re underrated.

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Local News
6:00 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Who is Wichita State and How May the Shockers Beat the Louisville Cardinals?


The Louisville Cardinals play the Wichita State Shockers on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament national semi-final, begging a question—who is Wichita State, anyway?

They're not a renown powerhouse like the other Final Four teams, Louisville, Syracuse and Michigan, though the program did once appear in the Final Four. In 1965.

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4:00 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

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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.

Ware's injury was the news peg used by many writers to discuss how the NCAA treats its athletes. Among those was David Sirota, who wrote in

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Local News
4:49 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Extra Police Planned for Final Four Revelry if the Louisville Cardinals Win

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Louisville authorities plan to have 200 officers ready to mobilize should the Louisville Cardinals win in the Final Four on Saturday and the national championship on Monday.

The plan focuses on the University of Louisville campus, Bardstown Road /Baxter Avenue corridor, Fourth Street Live and western portions of Broadway.

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Local News
6:27 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Traffic Restrictions Planned for Possible Final Four Celebrations

Police plan to institute no stopping or parking restrictions on streets near the University of Louisville and west Louisville on Sunday and possibly Monday because of the potential for celebrations after the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team's Final Four game(s), Metro Police said.

No parking or stopping restrictions will be in effect from 7 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday on:

Third Street from Bloom to Eastern Parkway and Cardinal to Brandeis

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Local News
3:38 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Rick Pitino: Kevin Ware Expected to Join Louisville Cardinals for Final Four

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Injured guard Kevin Ware is doing well the day after breaking his right leg in a Final Four game against the Duke Blue Devils, Coach Rick Pitino said on Monday.

"He's up and about—he's actually on crutches walking," Pitino said. "They want his blood flowing. The only thing they're concerned about at this point in the next 48 hours because the bone comes out of the skin they're concerned about a five or ten percent chance of infection. If no infection takes place, they'll be very excited."

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Local News
7:46 pm
Sun March 31, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Advance to Final Four, but Ware Seriously Injured

The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team advance to its second straight Final Four on Sunday, but a serious injury in the first half cast a pall over the game.

With about 6 minutes to go in the first half, guard Kevin Ware broke his right leg—a  serious injury that visibly upset the Louisville players and coaches a caused a lengthy break in play.

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Local News
10:01 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

U of L, UK Reach Women's NCAA Sweet Sixteen Round

The Louisville Cards and Kentucky Wildcats are both headed to the third round of the women’s NCAA basketball tournament.

Second-seeded UK advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with a 84-70 victory tonight over Dayton.     The Wildcats will face Delaware, a number six seed, Saturday in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Fifth-seeded U of L made it to the third round with a 76-63 win over Purdue at the KFC Yum Center.

Local News
3:00 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

NCAA Celebrating 75 Years of March Madness


Voting begins this month for the top players, teams and moments from the history of the NCAA basketball tournament.

It’s part of the March Madness 75th anniversary celebration.

The NCAA has compiled a list of 75 players, 25 teams and 35 tournament moments for fans to consider. Voters will trim the list to 15 players, one team and one moment.

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Local News
3:27 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

U of L Men's Soccer Team To Play For Final Four Berth

The University of Louisville men’s soccer team can advance to the Final Four of the NCAA tournament with a victory tomorrow at Maryland.

The Cards are 14-5 on the season and 3-3 on the road, with one of those losses coming at Maryland in late August.

Coach Ken Lolla says his team is ready for the rematch.

"Psychologically, I think it helps us that we got pounded a little bit (in the first game)," he said. "Our guys are looking to have another crack at them. We’re a much different team, so we’re looking forward to going back there."