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Billy Reed: Ali's old 'Rope-a-Dope' strategy works again, this time Louisville's the victim

For the longest time on this chilly October night, it looked as if the biggest game ever played in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium had been scripted by the University of Louisville drama school.   The Cardinals were not only holding their own against unbeaten defending national champion Florida State, they were actually dominating the Seminoles and their infamous quarterback, Jameis Winston, the...

Coach Colene: Whether changing the world
or changing a world, both equally important

  By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist   I’ve mentioned before about how amazing my mother is. She was a single mother raising two small children and had to make hard decisions by herself. I think a lot about how I am now the same age she was when she was raising my brother and me. I’m not sure how she did it with such grace and determination, but I’m so thankful that she showed me...

Coach Colene: Whether changing the world or changing a world, both equally important

  By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist   I’ve mentioned before about how amazing my mother is. She was a single mother raising two small children and had to make hard decisions by herself. I think a lot about how I am now the same age she was when she was raising my brother and me. I’m not sure how she did it with such grace and determination, but I’m so thankful that she showed me...

Patient turns her Parkinson’s diagnosis
into a way to help others cope with disease

By Jodi Whitaker Special to KyForward     When Janet Greene heard the words come out of her doctor’s mouth, she sat in disbelief.   “You have Parkinson’s disease,” Dr. John Slevin, neurologist at UK HealthCare who specializes in the disorder, told her.   Greene, just 49 years old, said nothing. She did not even realize the evaluation had begun. She had walked...

From sports page to front page to legend, Muhammad Ali's life a transformational saga

By John Edward Faulkner Special to KyForward   In 1897 the then newly published Marquess of Queensberry Rules revised boxing’s code of regulations to bring a sense of sportsmanship, fair play and respectability to the sport. It states, “You must not fight simply to win; no holds barred is not the way; you must win by the rules.” All’s fair in love and war, yet boxing is neither, despite...

From sports page to front page to legend, Muhammad Ali’s life a transformational saga

By John Edward Faulkner Special to KyForward   In 1897 the then newly published Marquess of Queensberry Rules revised boxing’s code of regulations to bring a sense of sportsmanship, fair play and respectability to the sport. It states, “You must not fight simply to win; no holds barred is not the way; you must win by the rules.” All’s fair in love and war, yet boxing is neither, despite...

JSH’s KY: Kentucky’s top 10 sports figures are top-notch – and have amazing stories

You might think every state produces its share of great sports figures, but when you actually examine the statistics it seems our fair Commonwealth of Kentucky has contributed to the wide world of sports on a level that outshines others. I’m talking about not just quantity here, but quality and in terms of people with fascinating stories.   This is my personal and admittedly arbitrary top...