Kevin Ware

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

Kevin Ware
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

Kevin Ware
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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Local News
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 Salon.com:

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Local News
11:30 am
Thu April 4, 2013

News Special Today on the NCAA's Treatment of College Athletes

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Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware's injury during Sunday's Elite Eight game 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.

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Local News
5:10 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Louisville Cardinals' Kevin Ware: 'Our Goals are Still the Same'

Kevin Ware and his mother, Lisa Junior.
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Days after he broke his leg on a nationally televised Elite Eight game, Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware said his focus is on seeing his team head to the Final Four—and win a national title.

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.

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.

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Politics
4:05 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Liberal Group Politicizes Kevin Ware Injury, Petitions NCAA for Athlete Health Care

Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware suffers a broken leg
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A liberal group is launching a petition asking the NCAA be required to provide universal health care for student athletes in the wake of a shocking leg injury to Louisville men's basketball player Kevin Ware.

Ware suffered a compound fracture of his right leg on Sunday during the Cardinals's game against Duke in the Elite Eight.

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.

Louisville’s basketball program is also the most profitable in the country, raking in $40 million in revenue annually with a projected $23 to $28 million in profit.

The Ware injury has gained national media attention, but is has also put the spotlight on how college athletes aren't protected and universities aren't legally obligated to take care of players once they're hurt.

From The New York Times:

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.

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Local News
9:21 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Cards End Skid With Victory Over Pitt

In college basketball, the Louisville Cards snapped a three-game losing streak with a 64-61 win over Pittsburgh tonight at the KFC Yum Center.

U of L was without two players for the game.

Wayne Blackshear sprained his right shoulder during practice Sunday and is expected to be sidelined for what the team calls “a short time.”

Guard Kevin Ware has been suspended indefinitely for an unspecified reason.

Earlier today, the Cards fell to number 12 in the latest Associated Press men’s college basketball poll and are ranked 13th in the new USA Today coaches poll.