A mix of current and former players, include Dre Davis and Darrell Griffith, are on hand to greet Kenny Payne at the KFC Yum! Center (Charlie Springer photo).

Payne begins Louisville basketball’s return to greatness

The decibel level in the conference room on the top floor of the KFC Yum! Center kept getting louder as the moment approached for the announcement of a new head coach for the University of Louisville basketball team. The buzz reflected the level of anticipation,

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New York Knicks assistant Kenny Payne is a slight favorite to be the next Louisville head coach (New York Knicks photo).

Payne favorite for UofL job but without Nike support

The top three possibilities for the next UofL coach are individuals with strong Louisville ties, according to Sportsline.com, a Las Vegas betting site. Their top choice is Kenny Payne, a player on Louisville’s 1986 championship team and a former University of Kentucky assistant. The odds

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Emily Engstler goes around Notre Dame's Olivia Miles for two of her nine points (Mike DeZarn photo).

Louisville women puts clamps on Notre Dame

No substitute for a good defense. Just ask Notre Dame. The University of Louisville women’s basketball team put its defense to good use Sunday, the third-ranked Cardinals rolling to a 73-47 win over 18th ranked Notre Dame before an appreciative crowd of 10,056 partisans at

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