Donnie Russell was among the first to congratulate Kenny Klein to the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017.

Donnie Russell on hiring Kenny Klein at Louisville

By Donnie Russell Editor’s Note:  Donnie Russell is a former assistant and fundraiser in the Athletic Department at UofL. He is a former play-by-play announcer for basketball, and still calls occasional games for women’s basketball and baseball. One of his biggest claims to fame was

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Kenny Klein waves the L sign after being honored at a University of Louisville baseball game (Mike DeZarn photo).

Kenny Klein honors Murray State at University of Louisville

Editor’s Note: The following story on Kenny Klein appeared in the Murray Ledger & Times on June 3. Written by Steve Springer, the Observer’s son in Murray. Steve has degrees from Murray State and the University of Louisville. He’s a part-time sportswriter and an educator

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The bucolic setting at the entrance to the University of Louisville belies uncertainty on the campus (Charlie Springer photo).

Hiring new President must come first at UofL

We have to quit meeting like this. Once again the University of Louisville is on the precipice. Having lost another basketball coach, after losing another athletic director, and losing another University president. Less than six years after going through eerily similar circumstances on Belknap Campus.

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Mary Nixon knows her way around numerous boardrooms in the community. (Charlie Springer background photo).

Trustee Mary Nixon needs to end silence at University of Louisville

Memo To:   Mary R. Nixon, Chairman, UofL Board of Trustees From:           University of Louisville Supporters What a week for the University of Louisville. Waking up one morning to the news that the school was losing both its President and Athletic Director. Neeli Bendapudi off to

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