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Billy Reed: No longer mesmerizing, today’s college basketball could use some changes

In more than 50 years of covering college basketball, I have never gone to a game hoping to see a defensive battle. Never. I have gone to games dreading a defensive battle. But I have never looked forward to that 52-49 scrum when both teams look as if they’re afraid to shoot. And when they do finally let go off the ball, it’s more apt to be Anvil Chorus than string music.   I love offense....

Bill Straub: Being the ‘most conservative’ in a crowded field could work to Paul’s advantage

WASHINGTON – One thing you can say about Sen. Rand Paul’s burgeoning presidential campaign – he’s not scaring anybody out of the race.   The Republican National Committee reports that the 2016 primary field has mushroomed to about 25 legitimate contenders — the size of a major league baseball roster — and growing, which certainly could make for an interesting party debate where...

Bill Straub: Being the 'most conservative' in a crowded field could work to Paul's advantage

WASHINGTON – One thing you can say about Sen. Rand Paul’s burgeoning presidential campaign – he’s not scaring anybody out of the race.   The Republican National Committee reports that the 2016 primary field has mushroomed to about 25 legitimate contenders — the size of a major league baseball roster — and growing, which certainly could make for an interesting party debate where...

Holding on to the hate: Even younger UK fans keep disdain for Christian Laettner alive

Duke’s Christian Laettner and Bobby Hurley celebrate the game-winning goal against Kentucky in 1992 (Google.com Photo)   By Jonathan Coffman KyForward Correspondent   March 29, 1992, is the one day that the proud Kentucky basketball fanbase would like to forget, the day that Christian Laettner famously knocked Kentucky out of the Elite Eight in the East Regional Final with a buzzer-beating...

Holding on to the hate: Even younger UK
fans keep disdain for Christian Laettner alive

Duke’s Christian Laettner and Bobby Hurley celebrate the game-winning goal against Kentucky in 1992 (Google.com Photo)   By Jonathan Coffman KyForward correspondent   March 29, 1992, is the one day that the proud Kentucky basketball fanbase would like to forget, the day that Christian Laettner famously knocked Kentucky out of the Elite Eight in the East Regional Final with a buzzer-beating...

Public enemy No. 1 Christian Laettner and team of villains score win at Rupp

Almost two decades after Christian Laettner stomped on University of Kentucky basketball player Aminu Timberlake, Wildcat fans finally saw him ejected from a game Monday.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Laettner, serving as the coach of a team of “UK Villains,” gave the crowd what it wanted by orchestrating his own ejection in the final minutes of regulation of his team’s...