December 19, 2011 - 12:42pm
At University of Louisville women’s basketball games, I sit where I can watch head coach Jeff Walz. All by himself, he is worth the price of admission. He gets excited. About everything. If basketball is a dance, he is the prima ballerina — arms in the air one moment, hands on hips the next. Lips twisted for a growl. Shouting, shouting, shouting! Yet when U of L made a video of him inviting students to use the school’s new online course-evaluation program, he read from a script. Way boring.
This article appears in the December 2011 issue of LouisvilleMagazine. To subscribe, please visit loumag.com. **use this link https://www.loumag.com/subscribe.aspx Had the university just let Walz yell at students the way he yells at players during a game, they would have overwhelmed the...
December 19, 2011 - 12:28pm
… and still owns the rights to it. Seriously. Those copycats at the NCAA didn’t coin everything with their made-for-television hoopla, their Final Fours and Elite Eights.
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December 19, 2011 - 12:21pm
We know what you’re thinking: The hell is that thing? Let us explain.
 
December 19, 2011 - 12:13pm
by Lou
Basketball came across the Alleghenies some time before the turn of the 20th century.
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December 19, 2011 - 12:00pm
Disclosure: The author grew up in Massachusetts. [Editor’s note: Another reason basketball is just bigger in Kentucky is because we allowed a blowhard from Massachusetts to contribute to this package.]
This article appears in the December 2011 issue of LouisvilleMagazine. To subscribe, please visit loumag.com. **use this link https://www.loumag.com/subscribe.aspx 11 > 2,000 Quick quiz: Would you rather have Kentucky’s 2,000-plus victories or UCLA’s 11 NCAA championships?...