UofL BASKETBALL | Russ Smith Sr. Talks Reading Program, UofL Basketball Scandal

10/17/2017 12:51 PM

The Russ Smith Foundation is in the middle of hosting “The Russdiculous Reads Program.”

The program is designed to get young kids in the Louisville area to start reading more. In fact, the program’s mission states the following: “Our mission is to encourage the development and appreciation of Literacy and Reading Comprehension in school aged youth.”

The Foundation’s Russ Smith Sr. joined Sports Night to discuss the ongoing program:

In addition to asking Smith about the Foundation, Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff asked Smith about how his son, former UofL basketball guard Russ Smith, is doing.

Smith is coming off a very successful season in China.

While also in studio, Smith and Chernoff discussed the ongoing Louisville basketball recruiting scandal:

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at Andrew.Chernoff@charter.com.

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