Tag Archives: Louisville Basketball

Louisville’s response to the NCAA should have been “Goodbye!” Or the NCAA should boot Louisville
September 22, 2020

The NCAA’s enforcement staff is not the adversary of college basketball powers.  It exists to protect coaches, programs, and schools from the greed that destroys fairness. But don’t tell that to the University of Louisville. As with the University of North Carolina, which cleverly dodged massive penalties in response to academic fraud charges, Louisville is answering […]

Louisville did the wrong thing for the right reasons, and it continues to pay
May 5, 2020

Cheating in college basketball recruiting is abhorrent because it elevates the result of the game over what should truly matter – the lessons that basketball instills in players and reinforces in fans. It’s not that winning isn’t important, but the magic of the game is the tug of war that exists between the selfish and selfless.  Players […]

Justice is served as Rick Pitino settles his lawsuit against Louisville for $0
September 19, 2019

I love justice.  The moments when justice happens seem few and far between, but that only makes them more enjoyable. When former basketball coach Rick Pitino sued the University of Louisville for more than $35-million in a wrongful termination lawsuit, I feared U of L might be forced to pay something to their ex-coach whose […]

Louisville Basketball and hookers – First scandal I just don’t care about
October 20, 2015

by Kent Sterling We tend to get high and mighty about college sports – like it should be pure, chaste, and reflective of our best guess as to how teenagers should act.  The coaches should be priests and the athletes alter boys. Those expectations are ridiculous.  For a group to whom the word “No” has […]

No Way Louisville Can Be Denied Tonight against John Calipari and Kentucky
March 28, 2014

by Kent Sterling With every word out of John Calipari’s mouth at the Midwest Sweet Sixteen in Indianapolis, I lost more faith in humanity.  During a time when honesty matters less and less in government and business, Calipari is setting a course for the sub-basement where truth is not acknowledged as a concept. His assessments […]