KENTUCKY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/KENTUCKY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Announcer relishes role as voice of Kentucky Derby http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57860534-77/announcer-derby-track-kentucky.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57860534-77/announcer-derby-track-kentucky.html.csp">Announcer relishes role as voice of Kentucky Derby</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRUCE SCHREINER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-24T10:27:12.959-06:00">Updated Apr 24, 2014 10:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Louisville, Ky. • From his perch with a panoramic view of the world’s most famous racetrack, the new voice of Churchill Downs will sit out one of the most anticipated moments of the tradition-soaked Kentucky Derby. Larry Collmus will try to tune out “My Old Kentucky Home” while the crowd of 160,000-plus sings along and the thoroughbreds take to the Churchill Downs track. The veteran announcer says it gives him chills, and he wants to avoid being overtaken by emotion. “I don’t want that feeling t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578605342014-04-24T10:27:12.959-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-24T10:27:12.959-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57860534@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:27:12 MDT Sports briefs: Kentucky’s Julius Randle to enter draft http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57851184-77/draft-randle-coach-enter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57851184-77/draft-randle-coach-enter.html.csp">Sports briefs: Kentucky’s Julius Randle to enter draft</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T22:12:44.082-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">college basketball • Kentucky forward Julius Randle will leave after one season to enter the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections. With five days left before the deadline for underclassmen to declare, the 6-foot-9 Dallas native announced the decision Tuesday. Projected as a lottery pick from the outset, Randle solidified his draft stock by leading Kentucky (29-11) to the NCAA final. Randle averaged 15.0 points and 10.4 rebounds and was voted to The Associated Pres...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57851184@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:12:44 MDT GM auto workers vote to allow strike in Kentucky http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57795822-79/strike-plant-workers-union.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57795822-79/strike-plant-workers-union.html.csp">GM auto workers vote to allow strike in Kentucky</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRUCE SCHREINER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T08:30:01.566-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 08:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Frankfort, Ky. • Workers at the General Motors plant in Kentucky that assembles Corvettes voted Tuesday to authorize a strike over lingering safety concerns, but a local union leader said he hopes the differences can be resolved without a walkout. Union members voted overwhelmingly to give union leaders the green light to call a strike if necessary. About 800 union workers were eligible to vote, and more than 90 percent of those casting ballots backed the strike authorization, said Eldon Renaud,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577958222014-04-09T08:30:01.566-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T08:30:01.566-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57795822@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:30:01 MDT NCAA basketball: UConn beats Kentucky for national championship http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57788157-77/uconn-kentucky-0-0-napier.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57788157-77/uconn-kentucky-0-0-napier.html.csp">NCAA basketball: UConn beats Kentucky for national championship</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eddie Pells</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T08:52:06.744-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 08:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Texas • Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away. The guys who stuck around at UConn ended up with the last laugh and a pretty good prize to go with it: the national title. Shabazz Napier turned in another all-court masterpiece Monday night to lift the Huskies to a 60-54 win over Kentucky’s freshmen and bring home a championship hardly anyone saw coming. “You’re looking at the hungry Huskies,” Napier told the crowd and TV audience as confetti rained down. “Ladies and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577881572014-04-08T08:52:06.744-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T08:52:06.744-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57788157@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:52:06 MDT Kentucky wilts at foul line in title game loss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790664-77/game-kentucky-uconn-calipari.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790664-77/game-kentucky-uconn-calipari.html.csp">Kentucky wilts at foul line in title game loss</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE SKRETTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T16:58:04.435-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Texas • Another team coached by John Calipari was done in at that harmless strip of paint just 15 feet from the basket. After shooting well from the free throw line much of the season, the kids from Kentucky wilted when it mattered most Monday night. Their inability to make one of the simplest shots in basketball was a big reason why the Wildcats lost 60-54 to Connecticut in the national championship game. “Well, you could say that, but the way we started the game probably cost us the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577906642014-04-09T16:58:04.435-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T16:58:04.435-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790664@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:58:04 MDT Official: Couch fires, arrests after Ky NCAA loss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790344-77/fires-couch-lexington-arrests.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790344-77/fires-couch-lexington-arrests.html.csp">Official: Couch fires, arrests after Ky NCAA loss</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T16:58:04.58-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lexington, Ky. • Police used tear gas to control rowdy fans and several couch fires were lit in the streets after Kentucky fell to Connecticut in the NCAA basketball championship final. Susan Straub, a spokeswoman for the city of Lexington, says 19 couch fires were lit overnight in the State Street area of Lexington. There were 23 injuries, most of them minor and treated at the scene. She confirmed 31 arrests but had no further details in a statement released Tuesday. Shirtless youths streamed i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577903442014-04-09T16:58:04.58-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T16:58:04.58-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790344@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:58:04 MDT UConn’s guards outplay twins http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787780-77/harrison-kentucky-assists-napier.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787780-77/harrison-kentucky-assists-napier.html.csp">UConn’s guards outplay twins</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T23:31:02.704-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Connecticut’s experienced backcourt made Kentucky’s guards look like, well, freshmen in the national championship game. Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright outplayed the Harrison twins from start to finish in a 60-54 victory Monday night. Napier, a senior who was a role player on UConn’s last title team in 2011, had 22 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Junior Ryan Boatright added 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals. Together, they were simply too much to h...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577877802014-04-07T23:31:02.704-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T23:31:02.704-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57787780@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:31:02 MDT Kevin Ollie is champion coach in second season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787786-77/coach-ollie-game-kentucky.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787786-77/coach-ollie-game-kentucky.html.csp">Kevin Ollie is champion coach in second season</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jim o’connell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T23:30:40.53-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Texas • It’s not that Kevin Ollie looked uncomfortable sitting on a stool in front of the Connecticut bench. It’s just that he looked a lot more comfortable in a defensive stance exhorting the Huskies in the national championship game. That’s how he spent the majority of the biggest game of his short college coaching career Monday night, a 60-54 victory over Kentucky. Right on the sideline. In some plays he looked like a sixth Connecticut defender. He was wearing a suit with a tie. Wh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577877862014-04-07T23:30:40.53-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T23:30:40.53-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57787786@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:30:40 MDT Monday on TV: Are you rooting for UConn or Kentucky? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/57787199-63/archer-cbs-dallas-fox.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/57787199-63/archer-cbs-dallas-fox.html.csp">Monday on TV: Are you rooting for UConn or Kentucky?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T15:37:01.626-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 03:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you tell me that you had Connecticut and Kentucky reaching the championship game in your NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket, well, I pretty much know you're lying to me.The matchup of the No. 7 seeded Huskies and the No. 8-seeded Wildcats (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is the lowest combined seed in tournament history.Elsewhere on TV ...College softball (6:30 p.m., P12N): Oregon State at UtahDancing with the Stars (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The competition continues.The Voice (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The ba...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57787199@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:37:01 MDT Kentucky and Connecticut create unlikely title-game matchup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57782636-77/kentucky-uconn-wildcats-monday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57782636-77/kentucky-uconn-wildcats-monday.html.csp">Kentucky and Connecticut create unlikely title-game matchup</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T17:15:39.123-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 05:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Now there are two. In terms of seeding, Connecticut and Kentucky represent the most unlikely national title game in history. Never had a No. 8 seed made it to Monday night to face a No. 7, and if the Wildcats do prevail, they will tie Villanova for the lowest seed to ever win the NCAA Tournament. But let’s hold on before we send out the Cinderella slippers. Kentucky and UConn are both among the blue bloods of college basketball, and both rosters are stocked with high school All-Americans and fut...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57782636@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:15:39 MDT Kragthorpe: BYU, Utah couldn’t do what UConn, Kentucky have done http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57785172-77/lost-seed-byu-kentucky.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57785172-77/lost-seed-byu-kentucky.html.csp">Kragthorpe: BYU, Utah couldn’t do what UConn, Kentucky have done</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T17:15:37.939-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 05:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By losing in the early stages of the NCAA Tournament, Utah and BYU have provided their own illustrations of how unusual it is for the low-seeded teams from Connecticut and Kentucky to have reached tonight’s basketball championship game. Since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, BYU and Utah have been seeded No. 7, 8 or 9 (basically, No. 9 is the same as No. 8) a combined nine times. In every case, the Cougars and Utes have conformed to their seeding, never upsetting a No. 1 or No. 2 see...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785172@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:15:37 MDT NCAA Final Four: Kentucky edges Wisconsin, 74-73 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57776792-77/harrison-kentucky-wildcats-wisconsin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57776792-77/harrison-kentucky-wildcats-wisconsin.html.csp">NCAA Final Four: Kentucky edges Wisconsin, 74-73</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By eddie pells</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T23:10:38.928-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 11:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Texas • No, this was not an instant replay, though it certainly is turning into a highlight reel Kentucky and Aaron Harrison could get used to watching over and over again. Harrison took a pass from his twin brother, Andrew, spotted up from NBA range and watched the ball rattle in for the lead with 5.7 seconds left to lift the Wildcats to a 74-73 victory Saturday night over Wisconsin in the Final Four. It’s the third straight game the Kentucky freshman has made a 3 for the winning poi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577767922014-04-05T23:10:38.928-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T23:10:38.928-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57776792@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 23:10:38 MDT Kentucky 74-73 over Wisconsin, to play for title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57780906-77/kentucky-harrison-final-wisconsin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57780906-77/kentucky-harrison-final-wisconsin.html.csp">Kentucky 74-73 over Wisconsin, to play for title</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EDDIE PELLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP National Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T21:58:02.385-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 09:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Texas • No, this was not an instant replay, though it certainly is turning into a highlight reel Kentucky and Aaron Harrison could get used to watching over and over again. Harrison took a pass from his twin brother, Andrew, spotted up from NBA range and watched the ball rattle in for the lead with 5.7 seconds left to lift the Wildcats to a 74-73 victory Saturday night over Wisconsin in the Final Four. It’s the third straight game the Kentucky freshman has made a 3 for the winning poi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577809062014-04-05T21:58:02.385-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T21:58:02.385-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57780906@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 21:58:02 MDT Final Four analysis and breakdown http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57775065-77/florida-saturday-tbs-connecticut.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57775065-77/florida-saturday-tbs-connecticut.html.csp">Final Four analysis and breakdown</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T22:58:00.596-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 10:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In many ways, this is one of the most anonymous Final Fours in recent years, at least as far as players are concerned. But even without household names, such as Wiggins, or Parker, or Gordon, or Embiid, this could end up being one of the most intriguing Final Fours in history. You have the traditional juggernaut in Kentucky — Big Blue Nation, if you will. You have Wisconsin, the offensively boring team, which has happened to turn into the feel-good story of the NCAA Tournament. There’s UConn, wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57775065@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:58:00 MDT NCAA: Homecoming for Randle as Kentucky Wildcats hit Dallas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57774278-77/randle-dallas-final-wildcats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57774278-77/randle-dallas-final-wildcats.html.csp">NCAA: Homecoming for Randle as Kentucky Wildcats hit Dallas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE SKRETTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T17:26:56.358-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Texas • Kentucky coach John Calipari might as well have built a pipeline to Texas during the recruiting season, or at least found a nice place to rent somewhere between Dallas and Houston. As the Wildcats prepare to play Wisconsin in the Final Four on Saturday night, three of their most prominent players — bruising forward Julius Randle and twin guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison — are basically heading home, eager to play in front of hundreds of family and friends. “It’s just added mot...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577742782014-04-05T17:26:56.358-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T17:26:56.358-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57774278@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:26:56 MDT College basketball: One-and-done working just fine for Calipari and Kentucky http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57766770-77/calipari-kentucky-done-guys.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57766770-77/calipari-kentucky-done-guys.html.csp">College basketball: One-and-done working just fine for Calipari and Kentucky</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dave Skretta</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T22:08:56.669-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 10:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • Everyone has an opinion of John Calipari. He’s a pariah to some, successful only because of his ability to attract one-and-done stars destined for the NBA. They point to him as a scourge of college basketball, arguing that he’s complicit — responsible, even — in stripping “student” from student-athletes. Then there are those who see him as an elite coach, the architect of successful programs at UMass, Memphis and now Kentucky. He’s churned out players who are making millions in the pros...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577667702014-04-02T22:08:56.669-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-02T22:08:56.669-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57766770@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:08:56 MDT Monson: You and I are clueless about NCAAs ­— and it’s perfect http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57758811-77/final-monson-florida-brackets.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57758811-77/final-monson-florida-brackets.html.csp">Monson: You and I are clueless about NCAAs ­— and it’s perfect</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T23:27:08.852-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 11:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Almost nobody got this Final Four right. Including you and me. By now, our brackets look like somebody strapped a keg of nitroglycerin to them and heated it up with a blowtorch. And, you know, that’s a beautiful thing. Of the millions of people who filled out brackets on Yahoo Sports, all of 191 nailed Florida, Wisconsin, UConn and Kentucky as the last teams standing. According to ESPN, only 612 brackets of the over 11 million entered in its tournament challenge had those four teams getting to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57758811@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:27:08 MDT College basketball: Contrast the name of the game at Final Four http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57755533-77/final-florida-donovan-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57755533-77/final-florida-donovan-coach.html.csp">College basketball: Contrast the name of the game at Final Four</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN MARSHALL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T23:26:12.481-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 11:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Florida coach Billy Donovan has his hands full preparing for Shabazz Napier and Connecticut in the Final Four, yet couldn’t help but look across at the other side of the bracket. Kentucky, with its waves of athletic freshmen against defensive and deliberate Wisconsin, yeah, that’s going to be interesting to watch — even for a coach with more pressing things on his mind. “It should be a great game,” Donovan said during a conference call with the Final Four coaches on Monday. “Two, I think in a lo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577555332014-03-31T23:26:12.481-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-31T23:26:12.481-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57755533@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:26:12 MDT March Madness: Fearsome Final Foursome headed to North Texas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57753074-77/final-coach-florida-uconn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57753074-77/final-coach-florida-uconn.html.csp">March Madness: Fearsome Final Foursome headed to North Texas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN MARSHALL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T23:26:13.228-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 11:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Florida had not been to the Final Four since all those future first-round draft picks were in Gainesville. Wisconsin and coach Bo Ryan had never been. Connecticut wasn’t allowed to play in the NCAA tournament a year ago, and Kentucky supposedly had no shot at getting to North Texas after a midseason swoon. Unlike the past few years, there will be no upstarts or Cinderella in the Final Four. These are the big boys all right, but each one has a big chip on their shoulders. “In down times, what you...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577530742014-03-31T23:26:13.228-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-31T23:26:13.228-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57753074@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:26:13 MDT March Madness: ’You want to skip steps but you can’t’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57753065-77/coach-kentucky-uconn-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57753065-77/coach-kentucky-uconn-state.html.csp">March Madness: ’You want to skip steps but you can’t’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM LITKE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T23:26:13.31-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 11:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Welcome back to BracketRacket, the one-stop shopping place for all your offbeat NCAA tournament needs. In today’s edition, coach Cal keeps going back to the future, Florida beats Dayton (again!) in some kind of parallel universe, UConn wins but loses face, and tourists enjoy a rare moment of consensus in New York. Without further ado: WE DON’T REBUILD AT KENTUCKY, WE ... ACTUALLY, WE DO REBUILD. EVERY YEAR. If “The John Calipari Finishing School for NBA Prospects — Sponsored by the University of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577530652014-03-31T23:26:13.31-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-31T23:26:13.31-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57753065@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:26:13 MDT