Fans in a big rush to get to basketball season might want to bide their time.
Watch for some furrowed eyebrows after the Louisville-Bellarmine basketball game Nov. 4. The game will just be an exhibition. But Bellarmine will be hungry, and Rick Pitino’s U of L teams have been notorious for their slow starts.
Anyone remember aÂ 94-92 squeaker over Georgetown College two years ago? Fans of the NAIA school sure haven’t. Georgetown will be back, too, on Oct. 28.
Bellarmine is a couple of notches higher, playing Division II basketball. A win over U of L would be a major milestone for the Newburg Road school. Former U of L assistant Scott Davenport’s team is ranked No. 1 nationally in pre-season polls.
Pitino, meanwhile, will be in the process of replacing three impact players. His team may be a little awkward getting out of the starting gate again.
[stextbox id=”custom”]A John Wooden autographed basketball, a Mickey Mantle autographed baseball, a Walter Peyton autographed jersey, a LeBron James autographed jersey …
These are among hundreds of incredible items that will be included in the 21st annual Louisville Sports Auction on Monday, Nov. 2 at The Inn Place (formerly Clarion Hotel) at 9700 Bluegrass Parkway. A silent auction begins at 6 p.m., live auction at 7:45 p.m.
Admission is free. Proceeds will benefit the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.[/stextbox]