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The University of Louisville athletic department, where facts are optional

Ummmmm no. That’s not even close to being true.

Allen Edwards. Wayne Turner. Cameron Mills. Or we can go way back to Roger Harden in 1982-86.

Christian Laettner went to four straight Final Fours, does that count? How about Kenny Smith or Brad Daugherty or any four-year player at North Carolina in the 80s?

Correction: “Wayne Blackshear is the only player in NCAA Division One history to make four consecutive Sweet Sixteen appearances with five career losses to Kentucky.”

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

21 Comments for The University of Louisville athletic department, where facts are optional



  1. DT in DC
    10:45 am March 24, 2015 Permalink

    Roger Hardin played in the 80s, not the 70s.



    • Nutwrap
      10:50 am March 24, 2015 Permalink

      But KSR has always claimed its facts are optional.



    • jorgepancho
      2:10 pm March 24, 2015 Permalink

      *Harden … “facts are optional” indeed.



  2. James
    10:45 am March 24, 2015 Permalink

    I was told that the Cards are so elite they don’t celebrate sweet 16 appearances? How about tournament losses to UK!



  3. ukjaybrat
    10:48 am March 24, 2015 Permalink

    Louisville Cardinals always drop “false-facts”… like when they “stole” a recruit from the likes of Alabama and Notre Dame… but that player didn’t have an offer from either school



  4. blubo
    10:59 am March 24, 2015 Permalink

    there just may have been a few players from ucla’s teams of the 60s who went to four straight



    • ukbradstith
      11:06 am March 24, 2015 Permalink

      Freshmen weren’t eligible back then, so actually it would have to be late 70s or early 80s before that could have happened.



    • blubo
      11:24 am March 24, 2015 Permalink

      yeah you’re right. forgot



  5. MS_Wildcat
    11:14 am March 24, 2015 Permalink

    I bet Michigan State would disagree with these “facts” as well. Year before last, their seniors had made a final four every year they were at MSU. As if we needed another reason to pull for the Wolfpack.



    • cayts94
      11:21 am March 24, 2015 Permalink

      Not true, the thing was every player who played 4 years for Izzo had made at least 1 final four.



    • MS_Wildcat
      11:55 am March 24, 2015 Permalink

      That is correct cayts94 – thanks for the correction.



  6. dhighdrated
    11:15 am March 24, 2015 Permalink

    is that the athletic dept’s official account or just a fan page?



    • ukjaybrat
      12:10 pm March 24, 2015 Permalink

      in a quick search i only saw one account with that name and picture and it had the blue verified-by-facebook checkmark… so it is in some way affiliated with the university of louisville



  7. dsims0004
    11:28 am March 24, 2015 Permalink

    I cant find this, they must have removed it



  8. secrick
    11:28 am March 24, 2015 Permalink

    UNI, The last five people that posted on this site could have given them a good game.



  9. mjblue2
    11:35 am March 24, 2015 Permalink

    Drew, please fix that Roger Harden stat. A very, young mjblue2 had a big crush on that little blond point guard, and I wasn’t born until ’74.



    • Drew Franklin
      1:12 pm March 24, 2015 Permalink

      I’m not sure how that happened. My mind must’ve been wandering somewhere else as I wrote that. That happens a lot.



  10. david8577
    11:36 am March 24, 2015 Permalink

    If Blackshear had come to UK, this would have not happened. However, he would be playing his second year in the NBA and driving a Bentley.



  11. DREWBLUE
    11:48 am March 24, 2015 Permalink

    Kenny Walker 1983 Regional finals, 84 Final Four, 85 Sweet sixteen, 86 Regional finals.



  12. Catsby80
    12:04 pm March 24, 2015 Permalink

    i’ll just say it… louisville sucks.



  13. Kevin C
    1:46 pm March 24, 2015 Permalink

    Drew or Matt need to bring this to the attention of SportsNation, so they can be properly, and publicly roasted by 3M (Max, Michelle and Marcellus) for their arrogance and stupidity.