The observer likes the sound of that, Louisville vs. Duke on the marquee at the opening game of U of L’s new 22,000-seat downtown arena.
Two of college basketball’s premier programs.
Center stage. Prime time.
Best basketball facility in the nation.
Rick Pitino let the news slip during his weekly radio show, indicating that it could be the first of a three-game series with Duke. A second game possibly at Madison Square Garden, and the third on Duke’s home court in Durham.
Think maybe Jim Host, chairman of the Louisville Arena Authority, might be playing a key role in this transaction? He’s a former University of Kentucky basketball and baseball player, former UK play-by-play announcer, and owner of a sports communications empire.
How ironic is Host’s involvement anyway? He’s involved in everything involving the arena.