The Louisville Cardinal U of L's Independent Student Newspaper 2018-02-25T21:51:34Z http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/feed/atom/ WordPress http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/media/2016/05/cropped-lc-logo-1-32x32.png Dalton Ray <![CDATA[Women’s basketball earns first ACC title with senior day win]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=57224 2018-02-25T21:51:34Z 2018-02-25T20:45:08Z By Dalton Ray — Fourth-ranked women’s basketball (29-2, 15-1) earned their first ever ACC championship with their 81-49 win over Pittsburgh on senior day. It’s the first conference title for coach Jeff Walz and the team’s first since 2001. “It’s 11 years in the work … I have to thank Tom (Jurich). I wouldn’t be […]

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By Dalton Ray —

Fourth-ranked women’s basketball (29-2, 15-1) earned their first ever ACC championship with their 81-49 win over Pittsburgh on senior day. It’s the first conference title for coach Jeff Walz and the team’s first since 2001.

“It’s 11 years in the work … I have to thank Tom (Jurich). I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Tom Jurich believing in me 11 years ago,” Walz said. “It’s something we talked about, building a program and not just a team.”

U of L recognized their lone senior in Myisha Hines-Allen prior to the game. On the court, she recorded her 43rd career double-double, going for 18 points and 16 rebounds.

Juniors Asia Durr (20 points) and Sam Fuehring (13 points) were the other two Cardinals in double-digits.

Louisville led from start to finish and dominated the front court. Louisville out-rebounded Pitt 40-24 and out-scored the Panthers 38-18 in the paint.

Four quick points from Jazmine Jones aided a 8-2 Louisville lead. A pair of threes minutes from Durr bumped the lead to 10.

Pitt’s four turnovers in the open four minutes of the second quarter allowed U of L to get ahead 32-14.

The Panthers put together a 6-0 run, but couldn’t come within 14 before the break. Hines-Allen nailed a jumper just before the buzzer, making the lead 38-22.

Louisville only hit three of their first 10 shots out of the halftime, but still led by 16.

With the game seemingly out of reach, Durr nailed a falling away 3-pointer at the third quarter buzzer.

Louisville shot 50 percent in the fourth quarter while holding Pitt to 29 percent.

The Cardinals have a double bye in the ACC tournament as the top seed. Durr says the break is big for the team.

“It gives you the chance to sit back and watch. You get more time to rest and practice too,” Durr said.

The ACC tournament begins on Feb. 28 and finishes March 4. The Cardinals will play their first game on March 2.

Photos by Nancy Hanner / The Louisville Cardinal

Photos by Taris Smith / The Louisville Cardinal

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Shelby Brown <![CDATA[As flood levels rise, university issues safety precautions]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=57114 2018-02-25T01:45:53Z 2018-02-25T00:57:59Z By Shelby Brown — This week’s continuous rains led the Ohio River to flood parts of Louisville. On Saturday night, the National Weather Service issued a citywide flash flood warning. While U of L isn’t expected to flood, Interim Chief Operating Officer Lee Smith issued a Rave Alert with flood safety precautions Feb. 23. It […]

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By Shelby Brown —

This week’s continuous rains led the Ohio River to flood parts of Louisville. On Saturday night, the National Weather Service issued a citywide flash flood warning.

While U of L isn’t expected to flood, Interim Chief Operating Officer Lee Smith issued a Rave Alert with flood safety precautions Feb. 23.

It listed:

.           If materials or electronic equipment are on the floor in a low-lying area, like the Brook and Floyd street corridors, put them on a shelf or raise them off the ground.

·         Do not walk or drive through flooded roads or sidewalks.

·         Avoid viaducts around campus, which fill quickly during heavy rains.

·         Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

·         Report serious flooding issues, such as flooded basements in buildings, to ULPD at 852-6111.

U of L had four inches of rain in May 2012, causing considerable flooding to the Chemistry building’s basement and flooring. In 2009, flooding canceled classes and damaged the Houchens Building, School of Education, College of Business, Kent School of Social Work and Oppenheimer Hall.

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Bailey Campagna <![CDATA[Foundation chief promises reform]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=57055 2018-02-25T16:46:51Z 2018-02-24T22:56:07Z By Bailey Campagna — Foundation Interim Executive Director Keith Sherman touted the organization’s reform and strides to increase transparency to the faculty assembly Feb. 23. Sherman said the foundation’s legal team hired a consulting group to research the extent of overcompensation among the previous foundation members. “Our law firm has hired the best in the world to […]

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By Bailey Campagna —

Foundation Interim Executive Director Keith Sherman touted the organization’s reform and strides to increase transparency to the faculty assembly Feb. 23.

Sherman said the foundation’s legal team hired a consulting group to research the extent of overcompensation among the previous foundation members.

“Our law firm has hired the best in the world to do that analysis and we’re hopeful that in the next 30 to 45 days we’ll have an answer,” Sherman said.

He said the results from the analysis will allow the foundation to see who was overcompensated and by how much. Then they will decide what legal steps need to be taken.

Sherman said the previous foundation was spending more money than they were taking in, and the current foundation is trying to take steps to balance that.

“They spent far too much of that endowment from any given year for several years,” Sherman said. “Every month we are completely transparent. Every month we go to the board and give them the most granular of details.”

The foundation’s transparency push comes as they face drastic budget problems.

“If this were a private enterprise, it would be very concerning. You wonder about the efficacy of the business model. I hate to use the word ‘ominous,’ but it is,” Board of Trustees Chairman David Grissom said at a foundation meeting Jan. 30.

Faculty still pushed for more input in the foundation’s decisions.

“We as faculty members or as a college never had input into how the money was going to be spent,” Secretary Treasurer of AAUP Michael Cunningham said. “There’s always money when administrators want it, so the question is how are these decisions made?”

Faculty asked about the relationship between ULAA and the foundation.

“There is none. We’re affiliated with the university just like they are, but we’re independent,” Sherman said.

He said the foundation’s business dealings with ULAA are kept at arms length.

The assembly passed a resolution urging the board of trustees to reaffirm its commitment to making faculty salaries competitive.

English Professor Susan Ryan said many argue U of L professor salaries are below the benchmark because the university is cheap, but she said that isn’t true.

“That claim is never made when the university is making decisions in regard to coaches, administrators, etc.” Ryan said.

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Micah Brown http://louisvillecardinal.com <![CDATA[Baseball takes second game of series, overcomes Youngstown State 8-1]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=57094 2018-02-24T22:30:29Z 2018-02-24T22:30:29Z By Micah Brown —  After beating Youngstown State for the first game of the series 11-0, baseball (5-0) won game two 8-1 with starting pitcher Riley Thompson. Thompson, who was used as a reliever last season, embraced his new role as a starting pitcher as he threw for five innings, surrendering just three hits and […]

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By Micah Brown — 

After beating Youngstown State for the first game of the series 11-0, baseball (5-0) won game two 8-1 with starting pitcher Riley Thompson.

Thompson, who was used as a reliever last season, embraced his new role as a starting pitcher as he threw for five innings, surrendering just three hits and no runs. He also struck out four and walked two batters, as he improved his ERA to 0.93.

The bullpen of Bobby Miller,  Austin Conway and Rabon Martin supported for the Louisville-native, as they pitched the final four innings, holding the opponent hitless while surrendering just one run.

The offense continued to produce for the Cardinals, as they produced eight runs, including a four-run seventh inning.

Sophomore Jake Snider saw a successful day at the plate, reaching base in all five of his plate appearances to go along with his two singles and three RBI’s.

Also producing for the Cards at the plate was Sophomore Ethan Stringer. The outfielder went 2-5 for the game, including an RBI-single as well as a two-RBI double that capped off a four-run seventh inning.

Baseball returns Sunday, as they seek to sweep the series from the Youngstown State Penguins. They will return to action Sunday Feb 25th at 1 p.m.

You can follow Micah on Twitter @micah_brown74. 

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Joseph Lyell <![CDATA[Brief: LMPD investigating armed robbery at Stop N Go store]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=57071 2018-02-24T18:10:36Z 2018-02-24T18:10:36Z By Joseph Lyell — LMPD is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Stop N Go Smokes & Liquor, near the intersection of University Boulevard and Crittenden Drive. The convenience store is across the street from the Clubhouse Apartments. A rave alert informed students of the incident at noon Feb. 24. This story will be updated. […]

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By Joseph Lyell —

LMPD is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Stop N Go Smokes & Liquor, near the intersection of University Boulevard and Crittenden Drive. The convenience store is across the street from the Clubhouse Apartments.

A rave alert informed students of the incident at noon Feb. 24.

This story will be updated.

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Conner Farrell <![CDATA[No. 13 baseball holds Penguins scoreless in 11-0 win]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=57041 2018-02-25T02:00:57Z 2018-02-23T21:19:59Z By Conner Farrell– In their opening game of a weekend series against Youngstown State, the thirteenth-ranked baseball team rolled past the penguins 11-0. Starting pitcher Adam Wolf recorded his second win on the young season going 7.0 IP with 6 K’s and allowed only two hits. The Cards struck first registering the first run in […]

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By Conner Farrell–

In their opening game of a weekend series against Youngstown State, the thirteenth-ranked baseball team rolled past the penguins 11-0.

Starting pitcher Adam Wolf recorded his second win on the young season going 7.0 IP with 6 K’s and allowed only two hits.

The Cards struck first registering the first run in the bottom of the first off a Logan Wyatt RBI single to score Josh Stowers.

Louisville didn’t waste any time, scoring their second and third runs in the bottom of the second. The runs came on back-to-back at bats with Stowers and Jake Snider each reaching base on fielder’s choices.

The Cards scored five more runs in the third inning.

Justin Lavey started the scoring with a two run home-run to left center in the first at bat of the inning, scoring Wyatt. The team then loaded the bases. The Cards cashed in with Nick Fitzgerald notching an RBI single, then scoring another run on an errant throw on a pick-off so Pat Rumoro could score. Finally, the scoring ended on a sac fly from Stowers to score Fitzgerald.

Louisville led 8-0 going into the fourth.

The bats quieted down until the seventh when Ethan Stringer lined a double down the left field line to score Lavey from first. The team tacked on two more run in the inning with a Fitzgerald sac fly to score Stringer and followed with a Stowers RBI triple with two outs in the inning.

Louisville led 11-0 moving into the eighth.

The score remained the same until its conclusion.

Stowers led the way for the team with one hit, one run scored, and three RBI’s.

Louisville moves to 5-0 on the season.

No. 13 baseball continues their weekend series against Youngstown State on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m.at Jim Patterson Stadium.

You can follow Conner Farrell on Twitter @ConnerFarrell9.

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Shelby Brown <![CDATA[SAC construction won’t be derailed by $23k theft]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=57023 2018-02-25T16:48:50Z 2018-02-23T20:36:19Z By Shelby Brown — The SAC construction site manager J.R. Cook confirmed upwards of $23,000 dollars worth of copper pipe and wiring was stolen from the site Feb. 12. Cook said the wiring was worth $18,000 and pipes were worth $5-$6,000. Cook filed a police report, but there are no suspects or witnesses according to […]

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By Shelby Brown —

The SAC construction site manager J.R. Cook confirmed upwards of $23,000 dollars worth of copper pipe and wiring was stolen from the site Feb. 12. Cook said the wiring was worth $18,000 and pipes were worth $5-$6,000.

Cook filed a police report, but there are no suspects or witnesses according to crime logs.

“Hopefully they’ll catch whoever (did) it,” Cook said.

U of L Spokesperson John Karman said the site is secured when the crew leaves.

Cook said the theft won’t set the crew back on meeting the fall 2018 deadline.

“It was stock that I was going to send back that we overstocked on. We were actually waiting for them to come pick it up. (We) left on Friday, came back on Monday and it was gone,” Cook said.

The renovations and additions to the SAC are part of several campus upgrades nearing completion. The new academic building, on the site of the old Crawford Gym, is four stories with 17 classrooms. The $80 million project will also house labs, study areas, common areas and dining options.

Expansions to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium are expected to be completed by fall of 2018 as well. Construction began last year on U of L’s new pediatrics building, The Novak Center for Children’s Health is scheduled to open July 2018.

Photos from inside SAC construction:

 

             

     

 

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Dalton Ray <![CDATA[FBI report rocks the world of men’s college basketball]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=57020 2018-02-23T19:11:44Z 2018-02-23T15:32:37Z By Dalton Ray —  The long awaited FBI report investigating corruption in men’s college basketball has finally come. Multiple top players, current and professional, were named in the story released by Yahoo! Sports. Louisville was one of the first schools to be tied into the FBI probe last fall for their involvement with Brian Bowen, […]

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By Dalton Ray — 

The long awaited FBI report investigating corruption in men’s college basketball has finally come. Multiple top players, current and professional, were named in the story released by Yahoo! Sports.

Louisville was one of the first schools to be tied into the FBI probe last fall for their involvement with Brian Bowen, who was also named in this report.

Surrounded around former NBA agent Andy Miller, associate Christian Dawkins and his agency ASM Sports, the FBI report includes expense reports and balance sheets of payments that went to players and their families.

By receiving payment, players in the document have their NCAA eligiblity in jeopardy due to their loss of amateurism. The potential loss of eligibility is huge due to the postseason about to begin.

Some of the big name schools involved are Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State, USC, Texas and more.

Three potential 2018 NBA first round draft picks and current college basketball stars are also named in the report in Michigan State’s Miles Bridges, Duke’s Wendell Carter and Alabama’s Collin Sexton. The impermissible benefits given to players and/or their families range from “basic meals to tens of thousands of dollars,” according to the Yahoo report.

ASM funneled money to some high school and college players. The balance sheet, dated through Dec. 31, 2015, lists the payments to players. Here are some of the big names and documented money received:

Dennis Smith (2016-17 NC State guard) — $43,500.

Bam Adebayo (2016-17 Kentucky forward) — $36,500.

Markelle Fultz (2016-17 Washington guard) — $10,000.

Diamond Stone (2015-16 Maryland center) — $14,303.

Kyle Kuzma (2016-17 Utah forward) — $9,500.

Apple Jones, mother of Josh Jackson  (2016-17 Kansas forward) — $7,000.

PJ Dozier (2014-16 South Carolina guard) — $6,115.

Jaron Bloosomgame (2013-17 Clemson guard) — $1,100.

Fred VanVleet (2012-16 Witchta State guard) — $1,000.

Cynitha Bridges, mother of Miles (2016- Michigan State forward) — “hundreds of dollars.”

The report also includes current players in Bowen ($7,000 in benefits), Eric Davis of Texas ($1,300), Bennie Boatwright of USC (at least $2,000) and Chimezie Metu of USC ($2,000).

Dawkins met with several players before turning pro. In some cases, Dawkins paid for the meals of players and/or family members, which is an NCAA violation. Here are some of the notable names:

Sexton (current Alabama guard), Carter (current Duke forward), Kevin Knox (current Kentucky forward), Tony Bradley (2016-17 North Carolina forward), Malcolm Brogdan (2014-16 Virginia guard) and Justin Patton (2016-17 Creighton center).

Dawkins also had dinners with Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, “Villnova coaches,” Fultz and the family of Mitchell Robinson (2017 five-star forward) according to documents.

The NCAA hasn’t made any rulings surrounding this report but did release a statement.

“These allegations, if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America. Simply put, people who engage in this kind of behavior have no place in college sports,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a release.

What will happen to the schools and even coaches listed is to be determined. The report names at least 20 Division I schools. In Louisville’s case, the scandal cost coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich their jobs.

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Dalton Ray <![CDATA[Women’s basketball downs Virginia despite sluggish offense]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=56995 2018-02-23T02:42:58Z 2018-02-23T01:51:31Z By Dalton Ray — A defensive-minded outing from No. 4 women’s basketball led to a 51-39 win over Virginia. The Cardinals recorded 12 steals and are now 28-2 (14-1). Louisville scored 27 points off turnovers, allowing them to survive their cold stretches in the game. Junior Asia Durr had 13 points and seven rebounds and […]

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By Dalton Ray —

A defensive-minded outing from No. 4 women’s basketball led to a 51-39 win over Virginia. The Cardinals recorded 12 steals and are now 28-2 (14-1).

Louisville scored 27 points off turnovers, allowing them to survive their cold stretches in the game.

Junior Asia Durr had 13 points and seven rebounds and sophomore Jazmine Jones pitched in 10 points.

The Cardinals held off the Cavaliers despite an usual offensive performance from senior Myisha Hines-Allen (3-for-9, six points).

U of L held Virginia to 27 percent shooting, including 2-for-18 from three.

Coach Jeff Walz chalked up Louisville’s bad offensive performance to poor tempo.

“We’re like Spalding ball testers. We dribble to see if there’s air in it and then move the thing,” Walz said. “When we move the ball, we’re really good. We just have to find a way to get back to where we were two weeks ago.”

Virginia held a 5-2 lead in the opening minutes, but a three from Durr by followed by a steal and layup from Jones gave Louisville the lead.

Physical defense from Virginia slowed the Cardinal offense. To counter, Louisville forced eight turnovers, leading to 11 points in the opening quarter.

With a 15-11 lead after one, quick buckets from Durr and Hines-Allen pushed the lead to nine.

Louisville’s three-minute scoring drought let Virginia pull within four, but U of L quickly went up nine.

Eight Cardinals scored in the first half, but only Durr had more then four points.

Hines-Allen had a poor first half of shooting, but opened the second with a steal and found Durr for the 3-pointer.

Virginia called time after redshirt junior Arica Carter’s 3-pointer that put U of L up 34-19.

Neither team scored for the next four minutes.

Despite the cold shooting (5-for-12) in the third quarter, Louisville held a 40-25 lead.

Poor shooting leaked into the fourth quarter for both teams as they combined for 7-for-25.

The Cardinals can clinch the ACC regular season title with a win over Pittsburgh on Sunday, Feb. 25.

“It’s a huge game for us. There’s an ACC championship on the line,” Walz said. “(Pittsburgh) plays hard, they’re well coached … they’re going to come in here and fight. If our kids think we just won an ACC championship,  shame on us because we’ll get beat on Sunday.”

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Shelby Brown <![CDATA[Postel at budget forum: “Administration is listening”]]> http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/?p=56979 2018-02-25T16:44:16Z 2018-02-23T00:53:38Z By Shelby Brown — Interim President Greg Postel said U of L hasn’t created a budget yet for the 2018-19 fiscal year at the first of two open forums Feb. 22. “There is absolutely no desire on my part, or anyone who’s working for me, to keep information from people on this campus,” Postel told […]

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By Shelby Brown —

Interim President Greg Postel said U of L hasn’t created a budget yet for the 2018-19 fiscal year at the first of two open forums Feb. 22.

“There is absolutely no desire on my part, or anyone who’s working for me, to keep information from people on this campus,” Postel told the nearly-packed Floyd Theater.

Budget survey results weigh in

Postel gave an overview of the budget survey results distributed to faculty and staff in January. Of the 10,594 that received the survey, almost 1700 responded.

Two of the suggestions offered to combat declining state appropriations were increasing tuition and cutting administrative positions. Postel explained administration cutbacks with a bar graph.

He said U of L kept their tuition the same last year, despite other institutions raising theirs. The survey showed a near even split on the tuition debate with 59 percent favoring and 41 percent against raising tuition.

“I think this represents the conflict we all feel,” Postel said.

The survey reflected employees want enrollment growth in both undergraduate and graduate classes.

Postel also hopes salaries can be increased next academic year.

Athletics is part of the university

Concerns were also raised for more accountability in the athletics department by audience members. Postel said he agreed but wanted to make it clear money isn’t going one-way into athletics.

Postel said the university pays about $8 million to athletics, but athletics in turn pays $15 million in tuition for some scholarship student athletes.

Professor Avery Kolers asked for assurance that academics wouldn’t foot the bill for the NCAA fine.

“Nobody needs to worry that any kind of a penalty, in the amount of $600,000 or an amount very close to that, is going to come out of the university budget. It’s not,” Postel said.

Students defend Cultural Center

Students spoke out about Postel’s recent comments that the university’s Cultural Center should be demolished. Student Elshadai Smith-Mensah cited the growing diversity on U of L’s campus.

“Students have been talking about these initiatives since 2005 on making an intersectional diversity center,” Smith-Mensah said.

Smith-Mensah said U of L loves to brag about diversity and inclusion, but it’s often not reflected in budgets compared with other ACC schools.

Postel said U of L’s budget includes $6.7 million for diversity and community engagement efforts — including the Cultural Center.

“We’ve held that number protected and we’re doing the same thing next year. So the leaders in this area have already been told that regardless of what happens with the state budget, this is not an area where we’re going to take cuts,” Postel said.

Postel said current diversity funds aren’t enough so he approved a specific diversity fundraiser position. The position has been posted and they’re going to hire right away.

“That person’s job will be to increase this budget from $6.7 million to the sky’s the limit,” Postel said.

The next budget forum is Feb. 26 on the Health Science Campus at 11:30 a.m.

 

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