Dick Vitale's basketball career has covered almost every corner of the game. He's coached at the collegiate and professional level, and today serves an iconic ambassador for the college game as a broadcaster. Few can match the array of experiences Vitale has had throughout his career, and even fewer can match his lively personality.
When spring training began in 1995, major league players were on strike as they battled owners over a proposed salary cap. With no big leaguers in camp, most teams opted to start spring training with replacement players. Thus began a scramble to find non-union members to fill rosters.
Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talked before this year's playoffs started about how the seeding system is flawed. He argued that teams with better records than division winners shouldn't be punished if they don't win a division themselves.
Charlie Villanueva has had a historic NBA career, but not necessarily in the way he hoped when he was a 2005 lottery pick. Now in his 10th NBA season, he's been remarkably consistent, averaging 11 points per game over his career. But there's one thing he would change: his playoff record.
Kyrie Irving hasn't been here before, but he's certainly doing a good job of covering it up. In his maiden voyage to the postseason, the fourth-year Cavaliers point guard is off to a blistering start, pouring in 56 points through two games.
Major League Baseball implemented its testing policy for PEDs in 2005. The policy has exposed an unflattering side of baseball over the past decade, but it's also given us 10 full seasons of data to examine. Since the first PED suspension in April 2005, 39 players have been suspended while on major league rosters.
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Saturday will still be a historic moment for Louisville football in that it's the first time they've played Notre Dame, the best program in history. Off the field all of the allure is still there, and that makes the game even more fun to think about.
In a brief moment of relief from ESPN's strangely uncomfortable NBA Draft coverage, analyst Jalen Rose delivered a line of insight that should have stuck with the massive Louisville audience that tuned in on Thursday night. "Positions were just created so a novice can follow the game."
Friday night at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium was a lot of things. It was filled with fanfare and electricity well before any soccer was played. It was a celebration of college soccer and Louisville all in one.
Starting rookie quarterbacks early isn't a foolproof method to achieve success in the NFL, but Teddy Bridgewater certainly seems as if he'll be ready sooner than later. It's a natural reaction for fans to root for someone other than the incumbent when it comes to the quarterback position on a team with a bad record from the previous season.
A report on the state of the beautiful game, and a preview of what's to come for a new era of Louisville Men's Soccer. The United States may not be what the rest of the world would call a "soccer nation" yet.
A trip inside the mind of an irrational Cleveland transplant trying to relate his hapless hometown to his much more successful alma mater. When things happen in life, people naturally try to relate with their own past experiences, even if they have no clue what it's really like to deal with the thing at hand.
This years' edition of the Louisville Cardinals was a team that contained no lottery picks, no player of the year candidates and only one former 5-star recruit in freshman Chane Behanan.
University of Louisville Athletic Director Tom Jurich knew he hired a gem almost immediately after hiring head football coach Charlie Strong for the 2010 season. Not only did the quality of recruiting skyrocket, but so did the number of tallies in the win column.
The 2009 NBA Playoffs ended in a letdown for the reigning MVP LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. After such an abrupt end to what seemed to be a collision course with Kobe and the Lakers in the Finals, what's next for the Cavaliers in the upcoming off-season?
Believing Since 1999
He's in a McDonalds commercial with LeBron James and Alex Morgan. He's had Drake write a song for him. He's been photographed with scantily clad college girls and occasionally enjoys a good sparkler (in his mouth). He's 21 years old, and he acts like it. He hasn't done anything that college kids nationwide don't do...
He's the face of proudly bald men, exquisitely executed goatees and Oakley Straight Jacket sunglasses. He has no time for hyperbole, and is the patron saint of bluntness and truth. He's Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine, and he might just be the best thing that's ever happened to the Browns since their ill-fated revival...
Major League Baseball's postseason starts tonight, and the Cleveland Indians won't be a part of it this year. It's easy to take that at face value and say that the Tribe regressed this season. Equally as simple - and probably fair to a degree - is chalking that regression up to a lack of activity...
When Joe Banner and company traded Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts, the majority of the Cleveland Browns fan base plunged into a full fledged meltdown. It wasn't until everyone was able to catch their collective breath that it became pretty clear that the new front office may have pulled off a virtual heist of...
It's been a while since we last talked here on the blog even though we all keep in touch on Twitter, but it just doesn't feel the same 140 characters at a time. To those on the e-mail list, allow me to sincerely apologize on behalf of the entire Believing Since 1999 staff (consisting of...
On September 14th, 2007, the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals to move to 86 wins on the season. As this is being written on September 10th, 2013, the Indians have just moved to 77 wins on the season, just six less than they had on this day six years ago.
The Bats Signal: Official Blog of the Louisville Bats
He stands at a noticeable 6'4″, but he is also noticeably soft-spoken. He didn't say much, but made sure to politely introduce himself to by-standers at the Louisville Bats' picture day ahead of the start of the 2013 season. As it turns out, his play has said plenty.
There's no doubt that Tony Cingrani, who is now in his second stint with the Cincinnati Reds this season, is destined to be a part of the big club's rotation by the time his maturation process has met it's peak.
Plenty of musical icons have thrown out first pitches. Sometimes they sing the Star Spangled Banner. At any rate, it's their day jobs that makes them famous. At ballgames, their music sometimes makes fans scratch their heads. It's a thought that crosses every baseball fan's mind at one point or another when attending a professional baseball game.
Louisville Bats Game Stories at BatsBaseball.com
TOLEDO, Oh. - The Toledo Mud Hens (20-38) walked off for the second time in three days against the Louisville Bats (27-30) in a 4-3 win that lasted ten innings. The Hens will look to sweep the four-game series when the two teams meet tomorrow night.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In an evening highlighted by punches and counterpunches, the Pawtucket Red Sox (29-20) delivered the knockout late against the Louisville Bats (24-25) on Saturday night in a 6-5 victory. Both teams accounted for offensive fireworks in the second inning, as the two sides plated seven combined runs with the PawSox leading 4-3.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Louisville Bats (29-34) dropped game one of a four-game series with the Durham Bulls (40-23) 6-3 on Saturday night at Louisville Slugger Field. The Bulls moved to 15-4 in series openers on the season.
The Cardinal Connect: Section 111 Columns
This week's Sweet Sixteen match-up in Indianapolis will mean much more than just a trip to the Elite Eight. Friday night, the world of athletic uniform design will hold it's collective breath when Adidas meets Nike for the latest installment in the age-old battle to produce the most outrageous uniforms the world has ever seen.
Section 111: A Night to Remember in Indy, Live from Section 617 Forgive me if Sunday afternoon is a bit hard to summarize. Watching the game from section 617 in Lucas Oil Stadium turned into much more than basketball, much more than a game to go to the Final Four in Atlanta.
Since everybody either watched the game or knows what happened in the end, there isn't a big reason to go over the X's and O's. Quite frankly, the whole thing defied logic, common sense, and any sort of precedent. Still, it was something to behold.
Scoop de Ville: The Official Blog of Louisville Athletics
It wasn't all that long ago that Andrew Farrell and Paolo DelPiccolo were starring on the field at Cardinal Park in Louisville. During their tenure, the University of Louisville men's soccer team went to three straight NCAA Elite Eights and one College Cup final.
Freshman Andrew Brody has a couple of things in common with sophomore Ricardo Velazco, and it isn't just that they are both midfielders in Ken Lolla's starting 11. They're members of different graduating classes, but this pair of Cardinal newcomers has made an unmistakable impact on this year's nationally ranked Louisville squad.
One goal for the Louisville men's soccer team has been checked off the list with the regular season American Athletic Conference title in hand. They clinched the title outright on Sunday with a 0-0 draw against the USF Bulls. Now, the Cardinals turn their attention to the pursuit of another trophy, the AAC tournament championship.