Life moves on after Rick Pitino’s public apology.

  • Good thing the mea culpa is already on record because 1,100 University of Louisville fans will be on hand today for the football program’s annual Kick-Off Luncheon at the Kentucky International Convention Center. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at the event. The doors open at 11:30 a.m.

    Be anyone asks, there will be no apology from coach Steve Kragthorpe.
  • Pitino is no longer included among the success speakers scheduled to participate in the massive Get Motivated Business Seminar, scheduled Sept. 29 on Denny Crum Court at Freedom Hall. His photo and bio have been removed from the full page ads appearing in the Courier-Journal. Colin Powell, Terry Bradshaw, Zig Ziglar, Dr. Robert Schuller, Rudy Giuliani and Laura Bush are still coming.

    If they behave themselves, which could a challenge for Terry Bradshaw.
  • Steve Kragthorpe was scheduled to be the featured speaker at the University Cub’s annual football preview August 27th but that event is very much in doubt. The club suffered considerable damage during the recent flooding. Most of the banquet equipment was destroyed and all of the damaged carpet and furniture have been removed.
  • No word in recent weeks on Tom Jurich’s plans to erect a statue on campus honoring Angel McCoughtry, Louisville’s All-America women’s basketball player now playing for the Atlanta Dream in the WNBA.

    She is already prominently featured on a Gallopalooza horse honoring the women’s team in front of the front entrance to the Student Activities Center. In addition to an image of McCoughtry, the art includes the names of numerous former female stars. Click on thumbnail for larger view.Lady-card-horse

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      By Charlie Springer

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