April 1, 2013 |
Kevin Ware is already up and walking, and he has a nice souvenir to keep him company until he's cleared to return to Louisville. Cardinals Coach Rick Pitino brought the Midwest Regional championship trophy when he visited Ware, who remains hospitalized in Indianapolis after surgery to repair a gruesome fracture in his right leg. During a two-hour surgery Sunday night, doctors reset Ware's broken tibia and inserted a rod into the bone. Because the bone broke through the skin, Pitino said doctors are monitoring Ware to make sure no infection develops.
March 14, 2012 |
Sometimes, as George Mason, Butler and Virginia Commonwealth know, it's just your time. That's why we're going door to door selling Kentucky and John Calipari in this year's NCAA tournament. There comes a point in a great coach's career when the lilacs finally bloom. It took UCLA Coach John Wooden 16 years, remember, to win his first title. Dean Smith ran the cleanest shop in college hoops for years, yet the coach who started at North Carolina in 1961 didn't win it all until 1982.
December 10, 2009 |
It isn't easy to lose to a team with a 3-8 record. But Western Kentucky pulled off that feat in dramatic fashion, blowing a 20-3 third-quarter lead to fall, 20-24, to Arkansas State. The Hilltoppers (0-12) thus chalked up their 20th straight defeat, the longest losing streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision, whatever that is. And, most important, wacky WKU captured the Bottom Ten title. Lowlights of the season included three games in which WKU gave up more than 60 points, including 68 to No. 5 North Texas, a team that finished 2-10.
December 3, 2009 |
All Eastern Michigan can do now is wait. The EMUs did their job -- losing to Akron, 21-28, to finish the season with a perfect 0-12 record. But the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky (0-11) refuse to go away, no matter how much their fans would like them to. Wacky WKU fell, 23-29, to 4-7 Florida Atlantic to run its losing streak to 19 games, longest in the nation. And WKU vaulted into a first-place tie with the EMUs. The Bottom Ten title will be decided one way or another by Western Kentucky's finale tonight against No. 16 Arkansas State (3-8)
November 24, 2009
Texas San Antonio 66, UC Irvine 56: Eric Wise scored 23 points but the Anteaters (2-2) couldn't overcome 50% shooting by the Roadrunners (3-0) at Richmond, Ky. at Western Kentucky 68, Cal State Northridge 67: Anthony Sally made a free throw with 4.7 seconds left to lift the Hilltoppers (2-1). Kenny Daniels led the Matadors (1-3) with 19 points. at UC Santa Barbara 76, San Francisco 65: Orlando Johnson scored 25 points and James Nunnally had 20 to lead the Gauchos (3-0)
September 20, 2009 |
at Western Michigan 48, Miami (Ohio) 26: Tim Hiller threw four touchdown passes and Jamail Berry returned a fumble for a score seven seconds into the game to lead the Broncos (1-2, 1-0) over the RedHawks (0-3, 0-1) in a Mid-American Conference game. Western Michigan, which scored the game's first 35 points, capitalized on five turnovers by Miami to extend its home winning streak to seven games. at Army 24, Ball State 17: Donovan Travis returned his second interception 18 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter and the Black Knights (2-1)