Not So Fast With Basketball

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 a  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]

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

2 thoughts on “Not So Fast With Basketball

  • October 21, 2009 at 11:38 pm
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    Go Knights! Looking forward to the Bellarmine-U of L game…

  • October 23, 2009 at 6:40 am
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    Not everyone is in a “Big Rush” to see basketball season start.

    After our infamous coach’s tryst at Porcini’s and Dr Ramsey’s and Tom Jurich’s lack of backbone to do anything at all to him , I wish it never begin.

    Once again it will show a national audience how little moral fortitude U of L fans and more importantly U of L administrators have.

    Would any other faculty member still be here ?

    Absolutely not.

    A great lesson for the youth who attend.

    Pathetic

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