Louisville Tops Michigan For NCAA Title

The Louisville Cardinals came into the NCAA Tournament as the top overall seed
and vindicated themselves Monday by beating Michigan, 82-76, in an intense
national championship game at the Georgia Dome. Luke Hancock, after erupting
for 20 points in Saturday's comeback win over Wichita State, scored 14 of his
22 points in a three-minute span late in the first half to help the Cardinals
overcome another a 12-point deficit. Hancock, part of a shorthanded bench due
to the absence of Kevin Ware, also hit a dagger 3-pointer down the stretch and
a couple clutch free throws to seal Louisville's third national title and
first since 1986. Peyton Siva scored 14 of his 18 points after the break while
Chane Behanan contributed 15 points and 12 rebounds in a victory that closed
out a memorable day for Rick Pitino. Pitino, on the day his induction into the
Basketball Hall of Fame became official, became the first coach to win
national titles at two different schools, capturing his first with Kentucky in
1996.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 3 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Quarterback Blake Hulsey. Last year as a junior, Blake completed 244 passes on 340 attempts for 3,316 yards, 28 touchdowns and just six interceptions. That's a completion percentage of 71.76 percent and rating of 130.242. He also carried the ball 148 times for 664 yards and 18 touchdowns. Blake also averaged more than 40 yards per punt.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 1 day ago

I have been behind the microphone for 10 years now. In the course of time, I have covered many elections and have seen first-hand how bruising and hurtful campaigns can be to people. None have been as difficult to watch, however, as the annexation battle in Washington--which pitted good people who care about their community against good people who care about their community.

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SPORTS CORNER

2 hours 24 sec ago

The Union/Festus Soccer game this evening has been postponed and is rescheduled for Monday, October 13th.