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Kentucky basketball pressures will rise, but not in this game — You can usually tell when Kentucky coach John Calipari is in a good mood, and on Sunday night, after his team throttled overmatched Montana State, 86-28, he was in a good mood. He walked into his postgame interview carrying a shiny, helium-filled balloon.

Kentucky blasts Montana State — LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky rolled past Montana State 86-28 Sunday night at Rupp Arena. Here are some quick takeaways. * Montana State couldn't score. Kentucky forward Karl-Anthony Towns, back, blocks a shot by Montana State guard Michael Dison in the first half. The University of Kentucky Men's Basketball team hosted Montana State University, Sunday, Nov.

Video | Wonderland Way art collection donated by Floyds Knobs couple — Fifty paintings from 20th century area artists will be given to IU Southeast from Don and Kathy Smith, who started collecting with a painting given to them on their wedding day.
Nov 24, 2014

A painting of Cherokee Park from the 1930s. Now part of a new collection at @IUSoutheast. #art

IUS to get artwork worth more than $500,000 — The Smiths, who had certified art appraisers evaluate the paintings, said that the 10 paintings are valued at more than $300,000, and in the next few years they plan to donate more than 40 others valued at more than $200,000. They also are encouraging other collectors to do the same.

Old Louisville fire kills one — One person is reportedly dead in a fire that broke out around 5:30 a.m. Monday on the 1400 block of Brook Street between Magnolia and Burnett avenues, according to This story will be updated. Read or Share this story:

Kentucky basketball defeats Montana State 86-28 — LEXINGTON, Ky. - Devin Booker scored 18 points to lead a strong effort by the University of Kentucky's second unit, and the No. 1 Wildcats held Montana State scoreless for more than 13 minutes during one stretch of an 86-28 demolition at Rupp Arena Sunday night.
Nov 24, 2014

Karl Towns said UK wanted to hold Montana State scoreless in 2H. "Very upset" when they got to 13 w/ 9 mins left

Nov 24, 2014

Game story from UK's dominant defensive performance against Montana State

Nov 23, 2014

RT @SteveJones_CJ: UK rolls Montana State 86-28, updated with quotes and details

Nov 23, 2014

UK rolls Montana State 86-28, updated with quotes and details via @courierjournal

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Former Duke basketball star Chris Duhon instructs Louisville basketball's Chris Jones — After the Louisville basketball team's 85-67 win over Marshall late Friday night, Thundering Herd assistant coach Chris Duhon and Cardinals point guard Chris Jones talked on the court for several minutes. Duhon, the former star guard at Duke who went on the play nine NBA seasons with the Bulls, Knicks, Magic and Lakers, was pretty animated as he appeared to be giving Jones some kind of instruction.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @AdamHimmelsbach: From earlier: The advice Louisville point guard Chris Jones received from a former Duke star on Friday:…

Nov 23, 2014

RT @sports_cj: Former Duke star's advice for Chris Jones @kyletucker_cj

Kentucky-Montana State basketball live blog — Refresh this page (or click here) for updates during the University of Kentucky's 6 p.m. men's basketball game against visiting Montana State. On Saturday, in addition to wishing his daughter Megan a happy birthday one day early, UK coach John Calipari tweeted his message to his team: "I'm not here to make you feel good about bad play.

Transcript of John Calipari's comments after Kentucky beat Montana State — LEXINGTON, Ky. - Here's everything John Calipari had to say after Kentucky's 86-28 destruction of Montana State at Rupp Arena. The coach started the postgame news conference with some humor, toting in a "Happy Birthday" balloon and setting it on the media table in honor of his daughter Megan's birthday.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @sports_cj: Transcript: Calipari post-Mont. State @kyletucker_cj

Video | Karl Towns after UK's win over Montana State — Karl Towns after UK's win over Montana State
Nov 23, 2014

Video | Karl Towns after UK's win over Montana State

Gallery | UK crushes Montana State 86-28 — Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns dunks the ball in the second half. The University of Kentucky Men's Basketball team hosted Montana State University, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Photo by Jonathan Palmer, Special to the CJ
Nov 23, 2014

RT @sports_cj: Gallery | UK crushes Montana State 86-28 @kyletucker_cj

Hilton storyline doesn’t mask Colts’ issues — T.Y. Hilton was short on sleep, but long on speed. He caught the football in the clear and he made tracks so swiftly that he could afford to look back for confirmation that no one could catch him.
Nov 23, 2014

Column on #Colts, a new bundle of joy and a lingering batch of problems.

Louisville men's soccer rallies over Saint Louis to notch NCAA tournament victory — The University of Louisville men's soccer team scored twice in the final 20 minutes and rallied past vising Saint Louis 2-1 on Sunday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Cardinals advance to host Maryland-Baltimore County in the third round next Sunday.

Gallery | Snow Ball Gala to benefit Kosair Children's Hospital — Alice Wells and other dancers with the Louisville Ballet welcome guests at the entrance of the 2014 Snow Ball Gala to benefit Kosair Children's Hospital held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Nov., 22, 2014

No. 10 Bellarmine men's basketball team tops No. 16 Findlay in home opener — It's only November but it seemed like March in Knights Hall. No.10 Bellarmine pulled away after halftime to outlast No.16 Findlay 63-54 on Sunday afternoon in its home-opener. In a matchup of previous NCAA Division II champions, the Knights (3-0) opened up the second half with an 18-4 run to seize control.

Don't Tell Sophia fronts Churchill Downs' Falls City Handicap — Don't Tell Sophia, Keeneland's Grade I Juddmonte Spinster winner who was second in the Breeders' Cup Distaff, has been made the 6-5 favorite in a field of 10 older fillies and mares entered Sunday for Thursday's $200,000-added Falls City Handicap, Churchill's traditional Thanksgiving feature.

Gallery | U of L women defeat Ball State 69-56 — University of Louisville women's basketball player Bria Smith shoots against Ball State at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. U of L beat Ball State 69-56. Nov. 23, 2014.
Nov 23, 2014

"I know where there's some great Louisville basketball photos from our win over Ball State."->…

California Chrome to race on turf in Hollywood Derby after workout at Del Mar — Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome posted his first timed workout on turf Sunday morning at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, moving five furlongs in 0:52. While the work was the slowest of seven posted at a half-mile Sunday, trainer Art Sherman wasn't looking for speed -- rather comfort.

Louisville's win over Notre Dame a victory worth savoring — Reggie Bonnafon took the snap, took a knee and then he took off with the ball. The University of Louisville's impassive passer typically wears his emotions far below a serene surface. He is a freshman with the steely demeanor of a seen-it-all senior, about as excitable as a statue.
Nov 22, 2014

Column on #Louisville's victory at Notre Dame --big enough to pierce Reggie Bonnafon's customary cool.

Nov 22, 2014

RT @AdamHimmelsbach: Nice @TimSullivan714 column on Louisville football and the significance of beating a brand name:…

Nov 22, 2014

Every time @TimSullivan714 writes, it's a must-read. Here's his column on U of L's freshman QB Reggie Bonnafon: