The University of Louisville imposes a post season ban!!!



(Louisville KY) The University of Louisville announced on Friday a self-imposed postseason ban on its men’s basketball team for the 2015-16 campaign after multiple sources told The Courier-Journal that such a decision was coming.

The school informed the team’s players in a meeting early Friday afternoon and held a press conference at 1:30 p.m. to announce the decision.

Coach Rick Pitino said the team stood up and hugged graduate transfers Damion Lee and Trey Lewis, who came to U of L to play their final college season and pursue their first NCAA tournament bid.

“They were hit over the head with a sledgehammer,” Pitino said.

The decision comes as the NCAA continues to investigate a woman’s claims that she and other escorts were paid thousands of dollars and given game tickets in exchange for dancing for and having sex with U of L basketball players and recruits from 2010-14. The NCAA could still levy further sanctions on U of L despite the self-imposed penalty.

It is a significant blow to Pitino and his current team, which has an 18-4 record and is in second place in the competitive Atlantic Coast Conference. Louisville, ranked 19th in the latest AP poll, had high hopes for deep runs in the ACC and NCAA tournaments.

“We knew we had a special group,” Pitino said. “I knew they had great promise.”

Reached Friday, Lee’s mother, Michelle Riddick, declined to comment. She said in December that there’s “nothing we can do about” the ongoing investigations.

“We’d like to see my son play in the tournament,” she said. “We can’t stress ourselves over what ifs or what might happen.”

The Hatfield McCoy Shootout tips-off this weekend


The Hatfield-McCoy Shootout will be held on Saturday, January 16 at the Williamson Field house. The slate will include nine games, many of which will feature West Virginia teams taking on teams from Kentucky. Here is a full schedule for Saturday’s games.

Admission is $8 for the entire day, and overflow parking can be found in the Community College parking lot and by the levee.

9:30 am           Hannan vs. Ambassador Christian

11:00 am         Sissonville vs. Sheldon Clark (KY)

12:30 pm         Man vs. Betsy Layne (KY)

2:00 pm           Hurricane vs. East Ridge (KY)

3:30 pm           Tolsia vs. Poca

5:00 pm           Chapmanville vs. Pikeville (KY)

6:30 pm           South Charleston vs. Wesley Christian (KY)

8:00 pm           Tug Valley vs. George Washington

9:30 pm           Mingo Central vs. Belfry (KY)

Last Nights winners in the WYMT Mountain Classic!


Clay County 60 Knott County 44 – WYMT Mountain Classic


Perry County 83 Lawrence County 72 –WYMT Mountain Classic



Boys Consolation
6:45 p.m. – No. 8 Letcher County Central vs. Buckhorn
8:30 p.m. – No. 3 Lawrence County vs. Knott Central


Basketball Update


Girls Basketball 12/29


Bell County 57-Knott County Central 55                 1st Trust Bank Holiday Classic

Betsy Layne 69-Prestonsburg 58                               Lady Bulldog Holiday Classic

East Ridge 41 – Letcher County Central 40             Lady Bulldog Holiday Classic

Harlan 64 –Hazard 54                                                      Lady Bulldog Holiday Classic

Magoffin County 65 – Leslie County 63                   Lady Bulldog Holiday Classic

Shelby Valley 57- Menifee County 50                      Lady Bulldog Holiday Classic

Central 47 – Pikeville 28                                                 Lady Jacket Classic

Collins 58 – Pikeville 49                                                  Lady Jacket Classic

Pike County Central 52-Robertson County 24      Mingua Beef Jerky Holiday Classic

McCracken County 65 – Perry County Central 51 Sunshine Classic

Greenback, TN 56 –Lawrence County 49               Winterfest Shootout

East Jessamine 57-Sheldon Clark 53                         Elite Insurance Solutions Lady Lions Classic

Henry Clay 89-Jenkins 47                                              Garrard County Lady Lions Classic

South Floyd 60-Middlesboro 50


Boys Basketball 12/29


Boyd County 101-Paintsville 52                                  Ashland Invitational

Apollo 66 – Prestonsburg 48                                        First Southern National Bank Christmas Classic

Logan County 76-Prestonsburg 42                            First Southern National Bank Christmas Classic

June Buchanan 63-Butler, NC 59                                Hoodies Classic

Pike County Central 58 –Magoffin County 56       Mountain Schoolboy Classic

Hazard 71 – Pikeville 60                                                 Pikeville Invitational

Morgan County 80-Johnson County 74                   Pikeville Invitational

Betsy Layne 68 –Middlesboro 51                               Pine Mountain Classic

Knott County Central 67 – Frankfort 60                  Traditional Bank Holiday Classic

Lawrence County 91-Henderson County 80         Traditional Bank Holiday Classic

Perry County Central 70-Caverna 61                        Traditional Bank Holiday Classic

Eastside 83-Jenkins 33                                                   Coalfield Clash

Letcher County Central 65 – John I Burton 50      Coalfield Clash

South Laurel 69-East Ridge 40                                     Mountain Schoolboy Classic

Tolsia, WV 60-Phelps 52                                                Mountain Schoolboy Classic

Tug Valley, WV 57-Belfry 49                                         Mountain Schoolboy Classic

Shelby Valley 69-South Floyd 66                                Pikeville Invitational

Sheldon Clark 79-Russell 73                                         Pikeville Invitational

Breathitt County 81-Lynn Camp 48                           Pine Mountain Classic

Harlan 76-Wolfe County 63                                          Pine Mountain Classic

Pineville 55 – Williamsburg 45                                     Pine Mountain Classic

Allen Central 81-Nicholas County 72                        Stultz Pharmacy Holiday Classic

Local Basketball Update


Boys Basketball:


MONDAY 12/28/15


Ashland Blazer 66 – Paintsville 54                                               Ashland Invitational


June Buchanan 37-Charlotte Christian School, NC 33        Hoodies Classic


North Laurel 58 –Magoffin County 57                                     Mountain Schoolboy Classic


South Laurel 69-Pike County Central 63                                  Mountain Schoolboy Classic


Hazard 76-Sheldon Clark 74                                                         Pikeville Invitational


Pikeville 60 –  Russell 52                                                                 Pikeville Invitational


Shelby Valley 84- Johnson Central 83                                      Pikeville Invitational


Lynn Camp 78-Betsy Layne 59                                                    Pine Mountain Classic


Greenup County 65-Allen Central 45                                       Stultz Pharmacy Holiday Classic


Fayette County, GA 75 – Knott County Central 61             Traditional Bank Holiday Classic


Lawrence County 84-Lawton Chiles, FL 63                             Traditional Bank Holiday Classic


TUESDAY, 12/29/15


Logan County 76 – Prestonsburg 42                                         First Southern National Bank Christmas Classic


Girls Basketball


MONDAY 12/28/15


Shelby Valley 57 – Bell County 32                                              1st. Trust Bank Holiday Classic


Thomas Nelson 64-Sheldon Clark 49                                        Elite Insurance Solutions Lady Lions Classic


East Carter 89-Jenkins 62                                                              Gateway Holiday Classic


Owsley County 67 –South Floyd 51                                          J.P. Deaton Classic


Harlan 65 – Letcher County Central 38                                    Lady Bulldog Holiday Classic


Hazard 59- East Ridge 55                                                               Lady Bulldog Holiday Classic


Leslie County 65-Prestonsburg 55                                             Lady Bulldog Holiday Classic


Magoffin County 58-Betsy Layne 39                                        Lady Bulldog Holiday Classic


Menifee County 64- Knott County 47                                      Lady Bulldog Holiday Classic


Redan, GA 44- Johnson Central 37                                            Sunshine Classic


Walton-Verona 49 –Perry County Central 20                       Sunshine Classic


Belfry 53- Tug Valley, WV 22



TUESDAY 12/29/15


Betsy Layne 69-Prestonsburg 58                                               Lady Bulldog Holiday Classic


Central 47 – Pikeville 28                                                                 Lady Jacket Classic

Regional Basketball Upcoming Games


Tonight Boys Basketball

Pike Co Central vs.Valley 3:30 PM Berea Inv Tournament
West Carter at Raceland 8:00 PM Derby Classic
Russell vs.Betsy Layne 6:00 PM Derby Classic (at Raceland)
Pikeville vs.Grace Christian, TN 5:30 PM Smoky Mountain Classic
South Floyd vs.TBA Smoky Mountain Classic
Johnson Central vs.Calvary Christian, FL 2:30 PM Smoky Mountain Classic
Morgan County vs.Highlands (at Bellevue) 2:00 PM Swauger Holiday Classic
Lawrence County vs Fleming Co (at Mason Co) 6:00 PM US Bank Mike Murphy Cl
Perry County Central vs.Monroe County 5:00 PM Warren East Holiday Cl

Tonight Girls Basketball

Boyd County vs.Paintsville 6:00 PM Country Music Highway Classic
Bourbon County at Johnson Central 7:45 PM Country Music Highway Classic
John Hardin vs.Magoffin County 2:30 PM Country Music Highway Classic
Shelby Valley vs.Fleming County 4:15 PM Country Music Highway Classic
Jackson City vs.South Floyd 7:00 PM Smoky Mountain Classic
Lawrence County at Morgan County 7:30 PM
Fairview at Phelps 7:00 PM

Regional Basketball games from Dec 19th and 20th


December 19th, 2015

Betsy Layne 69 @ Raceland 60

East Ridge 60 @ Prestonsburg 55

Lawrence County 75 @ June Buchanan 71

Greenup County 76 @ Shelby Valley 66

Magoffin County 71 @ Allen Central 62

Fairview 80 @ Belfry 74

Bracken County 69 @ Paintsville 56

Johnson Central 59 @ Boyle County 69

Pike County Central 60 @ Mercer County 87

Piarist School 11 @ Prestonsburg 68

December 20th

Elliott County 86 @ Betsy Layne 47

Shelby Valley 64 @ Prestonsburg 60

June Buchanan 59 @ Allen Central 50

Lawrence County 89 @ Magoffin County 74



Kentucky has dropped on polls


Saturday, UK had a devastating and humiliating loss to Ohio State. This has put Kentucky in a spot that we had hoped wouldn’t happen!  UK’s team last year is a very difficult one to follow after the amazing 38-1  games that they had.

The Kentucky Wildcats have dropped from 4th to 11th this season after playing only 11 games.

Here’s the poll in full:

1. Michigan State
2. Oklahoma
3. Kansas
4. Maryland
5. Virginia
6. Xavier
7. North Carolina
8. Arizona
9. Iowa State
10. Duke
11. Kentucky
12. Butler
13. Purdue
14. Providence
15. Louisville
16. Miami (FL)
17. Villanova
18. West Virginia
19. Texas A&M
20. George Washington
21. Cincinnati
22. Baylor
23. South Carolina
24. Gonzaga
25. Vanderbilt

How well do we know Coach Cal’s Wife, Ellen?

coach cal

Couch Cal is a “famous” man!  Not only in the state of Kentucky but in the US!  Mrs. Ellen Calipari may be the sweet woman who will help a stranger pay a food bill or bake brownies, but DO NOT ask her to take your picture with her husband! lol

CLICK HERE to see exactly what I am talking about.