UofL BASKETBALL | Why Rick Pitino's Autograph Means More To One Fan

03/17/2017 11:09 AM

Louisville fan Abby Simpson lost her “basketball buddy” in February 2013. Her buddy, was her grandfather, Rick Adcock- a fellow UofL die-hard. One of the last things they got to do together? See Louisville play in person.

Her first March Madness without her grandfather, Louisville won it all. The following Christmas, Simpson got a commemorative basketball. Her goal has been to get her “second favorite Rick”, Rick Pitino, to sign the ball.

In Indianapolis for the first round of the tournament, Deng Adel and Anas Mahmoud made that a reality.

Spectrum News caught up with Abby right after the fact:

Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News and you can watch the shows anytime with Spectrum on Demand. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.

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