Basketball

Walz issued one-game NCAA postseason suspension after "misconduct"

05/25/2018 12:10 PM

The NCAA has issued a public reprimand to University of Louisville women’s basketball head coach Jeff Walz following comments he made during the Cardinals’ semifinal loss to Mississippi State on March 30. The reprimand issued includes a one-game NCAA postseason championship suspension, as well as the withholding of Walz’s Women’s Final Four per diem allowance. According to the NCAA, Walz addressed committee members and NCAA staff with “inappropriate” and profane language as they were seated at the scorer’s table. The one-game suspension will... Read more 

Picture Perfect: Classmate Draws Romeo Langford And Highlights Accomplishments

04/30/2018 10:25 AM

New Albany senior cheerleader and artist Lili Kaelin has a special gift in drawing portraits. Kaelin says it was important for her to draw New Albany senior basketball star and classmate Romeo Langford before he graduated and moved on to the next chapter in his life. The drawing has been entered into a very prestigious competition called the “Congressional.” As part of the contest, congressmen from each state choose their favorite artwork to be placed in their home state capitol... Read more 

NCAA drops its claim against former Louisville program assistant Brandon Williams

04/06/2018 12:44 PM

The NCAA has dropped its claim against former University of Louisville program assistant Brandon Williams in relation to its investigation of sexual misconduct within the men’s basketball recruiting program. An NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions had found that Williams did not fully cooperate with their investigation because he did not provide requested phone records which the committee alleges could have determined whether or not he was involved in the scandal. However, an Infractions Appeals Committee overturned that finding, determining that... Read more 

UofL Basketball | Snider to participate in Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship

03/28/2018 10:51 AM

Former University of Louisville senior guard Quentin Snider has been chosen to participate in the annual Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship in San Antonio, Texas March 30 – April 1. The event pits 32 four-man teams against one another. The teams consist of players from every Division I college basketball conference who have exhausted collegiate eligibility. They will compete for a $100,000 prize pool. Snider is one of four players selected to participate from the ACC. He averaged 11.8 points and a... Read more 

Tops Readying for Broadway Title Run

03/24/2018 05:07 PM

by Ryan Dearbone Time to start spreading the news as WKU (27-10) begins what it hopes will be a two night show at Madison Square Garden. The Hilltoppers are loose and ready to hopefully seize an NIT championship. Act one for the Tops will be against Utah (22-11), which knocked off a very good St. Mary’s to earn its ticket to New York. Senior forward, Justin Johnson says his team is thrilled to be in the NIT Final Four, but there is... Read more 

EKU Basketball | Kentucky native A.W. Hamilton named Colonels men's basketball head coach

03/23/2018 03:18 PM

Eastern Kentucky University has named Georgetown, Kentucky native A.W. Hamilton the Colonels’ men’s basketball head coach. The school made the announcement in a press release on Friday. Hamilton spent the 2017-18 season as an assistant coach under Kevin Keatts at North Carolina State University. He helped lead the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament with a 21-12 record, including wins over No. 2 Arizona, No. 2 Duke and No. 10 North Carolina. “The opportunity to come home and coach at a place like Eastern... Read more 

UofL Basketball | Padgett will not continue as Louisville's head coach

03/21/2018 03:10 PM

University of Louisville has announced that interim head coach David Padgett will not continue with the men’s basketball program. Padgett publicly announced the news during a press conference on Wednesday, one day after the team’s loss to Mississippi State in the quarterfinals of the NIT. Padgett took on the head coaching role earlier this season following the firing of former head coach Rick Pitino. “We all owe a great debt of gratitude to David for his leadership and poise this season,” said... Read more 

Kentucky High School Basketball 'HistoryMobile' Stops in Lexington

03/15/2018 08:18 PM

This year is the 100th anniversary of Kentucky’s Sweet 16 basketball tournament. To celebrate the milestone, the Kentucky Historical Society is dedicating its HistoryMobile, an exhibit on wheels that travels the state in a semi-trailer to honor the sport, and educate fans on how basketball has helped schools and communities address race and gender issues, rural and urban development, and so much more. The HistoryMobile has the support of the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame museum, which opened in... Read more 

Hilltoppers Clip Boston College Eagles 79-62 in NIT Opener

03/14/2018 12:21 AM

by Ryan Dearbone The Hilltoppers could have laid an egg in the NIT after losing a heartbreaking Conference USA title game to Marshall. Instead, the Tops decided it would be better to show the NCAA selection committee just what they missed out on. The Tops struggled early against the Eagles of Boston College from the Atlantic Coast Conference. There were moments when the Tops had all of the momentum and then times where the Tops couldn’t get any traction. However, led by... Read more 

EKU Basketball | McHale "will not be retained" as head coach

02/26/2018 09:16 AM

Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball head coach Dan McHale “will not be retained,” it was announced by Athletics Director Stephen Lochmueller on Monday. “After reviewing our men’s basketball program, I determined a change in leadership is needed at this time,” Lochmueller said. “We want to thank Dan McHale for his service to Eastern Kentucky University, our community and the men’s basketball program. We wish Dan, Jackie and their family all the best in the future.” According to a statement from... Read more 

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