• Page 1 of 41
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • ...
  • »
  • »»

40th Anniversary of Louisville's Only Professional Championship

May 22, 2015 -- 10:58am

Phil Baker

@ESPN680 | @Phil__Baker

PhilB@ESPNLouisville.com

On May 22, 1975 the Kentucky Colonels proved they were the best professional basketball team in the American Basketball Association  when they captured their first - and only - ABA title with a 110-105 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of the championship series.  Artis Gilmore capped off his playoff MVP performance with an incredible effort - 28 points, 31 rebounds and five assists - in winning the ABA Championship of the I-65 foe.

Here are some sights of a great day in Louisville sports history. 

Duke, UK hoops teams honored for excellence in classroom

May 20, 2015 -- 2:29pm

Phil Baker 

@ESPN680 | @Phil__Baker

PhilB@ESPNLouisville.com

A.P.

INDIANAPOLIS -- National champion Duke and perennial powerhouse Kentucky topped the list of men's basketball teams singled out by the NCAA for academic achievement Wednesday.

 

Public recognition awards are earned by finishing in the top 10 percent of a sport based on Academic Progress Rate scores. Any school with a perfect score of 1,000 also is recognized.

One point is awarded each semester for each player who remains academically eligible and another point for those who stay in school.

In 2013-14, 1,124 teams received the honor with a record 953 posting perfect marks. Actual scores will be released next week.

Duke was one of eight national championship teams to make the list.

Dartmouth had 26 teams recognized, the most in the country. Brown, Bucknell and Stanford were next with 19 each.

Hoosiers suspend Devin Davis after marijuana citation

May 13, 2015 -- 9:03am

Phil Baker

@ESPN680 | @Phil__Baker

PhilB@ESPNLouisville.com

Via: ESPN.com 

The Indiana Hoosiers have suspended Devin Davis from all basketball activities after the forward was cited for possession of marijuana, the school announced Tuesday.

After receiving a complaint about the smell of marijuana smoke coming from an on-campus apartment, Indiana University police discovered marijuana in Davis' backpack and he was cited for possession under 30 grams. In its statement, the school said Davis' teammate, Hanner Mosquera-Perea, also was present but not cited by the police.

Coach Tom Crean said that additional action could be taken, pending a review of both players.

Davis missed all of his sophomore season after being struck by a car driven by freshman teammate Emmitt Holt, the most serious in a string of off-court problems and violations that marred the start of the year for the Hoosiers. Davis suffered a serious head injury and Holt, who was underage, was charged with illegal consumption and was suspended for four games.

Stan Robinson and Troy Williams also missed four games apiece to start the year for failing drug tests in the summer.

On the heels of a disappointing 2013-14 campaign, the preseason suspensions put the heat on Crean. The Hoosiers rallied to finish 20-14 this season, but lost to Wichita State in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Just last month, guard Yogi Ferrell announced he would return to Indiana for his senior season. That decision, coupled with a roster that includes a host of returning players, served as a positive sign for Crean and the Hoosiers.

Willie Cauley-Stein reportedly has changed his name to Willie Trill Cauley-Stein

May 05, 2015 -- 11:42am

Phil Baker

@ESPN680 | @Phil__Baker

PhilB@ESPNLouisville.com

ESPN.com 

Well, it's official. According to KentuckySports.com, former Kentucky basketball star Willie Cauley-Stein has made his widely known hyphenated last name his legal name. Cauley-Stein was born Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. but filed a name-change order on Friday with the Probate Division of the Fayette District Court, as a gesture to honor his mother.

That wasn't the only modification he made. Cauley-Stein has introduced "Trill" as his new middle name. Because if you're going to legally change your middle name, you might as well do it right.

As his mother, Marlene Stein, told KentuckySports.com, "Trill is the "nickname his 'boys' call him." Marlene said the addition of "Trill" wasn't planned in advance, but his decision didn't give us pause. Cauley-Stein is destined for a league that has seen the likes of "Metta World Peace," so in comparison, his new middle name seems quite mild. It is all relative.

Nonetheless, from now on, no one need question if Cauley-Stein is keeping it trill ... he's the trillest.

Kentucky Derby 141

Apr 27, 2015 -- 9:54am

Phil Baker

@ESPN680 | @Phil__Baker

PhilB@ESPNLouisville.com

 

Via: Bloodhorse.com | ESPN.com

American Pharoah, likely favorite for the Kentucky Derby and impressive winner of the April 11 Arkansas Derby last time out, finally got the chance to stretch his legs April 26 at Churchill Downs.

In his lone work before the May 2 Run for the Roses, Zayat Stables' homebred son of Pioneerof the Nile went five furlongs in :58 2/5 seconds under jockey Martin Garcia at about 8:30 a.m. EDT under the watchful eye of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who flew in from California to supervise the breeze.

 

 

"It went well, the track was in great shape this morning," Baffert said. "He was pretty anxious [to run] today; it was the first time he worked since he ran. Martin Garcia was on him and he just let him leave the five and a half and he was just clipping along. He was doing it in hand, but that's the way he works. Mr. Zayat was worried he was going too fast but that's how he works in California."

Churchill clockers caught American Pharoah in splits of :11 2/5 seconds, :23 seconds, :34 3/5 seconds, and :46 2/5 seconds with a gallop-out in 1:11 2/5 and 1:27. American Pharoah has been in Louisville since April 13.

"He galloped out strong, came back and wasn't blowing, just handled it well," Baffert said. "He's right where we want him to be, he hasn't regressed, he looks great, so it's pretty exciting to come in here … here on out we just keep him happy."

Despite missing a run in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile because of an injury to his left front foot, American Pharoah has strung together four straight victories in graded stakes spanning his 2-year-old season in September (the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity and Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes) and his 3-year-old season, which began with a 6-1/4-length romp in the slop in the March 14 Rebel Stakes before the Arkansas Derby score.

The 2014 Eclipse Award-winning champion 2-year-old male, American Pharoah has won those four races by a combined 22-1/4 lengths. Victor Espinoza, who won the Kentucky Derby last year with eventual Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male California Chrome, has been aboard American Pharoah for all four victories and has the Derby mount.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kentucky, UNC, Virginia open as Las Vegas favorites for 2016 hoops title

Apr 08, 2015 -- 10:12am

Phil Baker

@ESPN680 | @Phil__Baker

PhilB@ESPNLouisville.com

John Calipari is expected to lose his entire starting lineup to the NBA draft, but Kentucky still is considered one of the favorites for the 2016 title

Read More here Via: ESPN.com

  • Page 1 of 41
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • ...
  • »
  • »»

On Air - Listen Live

PHOTO GALLERIES

  • All Time Views

    more

    • Louisville Cardinals 2013 Champs

    • Indy Sweet 16 Cards & Cats Party

    • ESPN Radio Center Court

CALENDAR

An Ad has not been trafficed here..