Le Weekend: Louisville and Kentucky aren’t good

  • 01/04/2008 6:13 pm in

biel.jpgLe Weekend is Inside the Hall’s look at what’s ahead this weekend in college hoops. It’s also a perfect opportunity to post pictures of hot chicks, like Jessica Biel.

– Not a lot going on in Hoosierland this weekend, but there is a game going on down in Lexington, Kentucky that could be interesting for those of you not obsessed with the NFL playoffs. Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals will travel to Rupp Arena to take on Billy Gillispie and the Kentucky Wildcats. Neither team is off to a good start, Louisville is 9-4 and Kentucky is 6-6. Louisville is coming off of a head scratching loss to Cincinnati at home and Kentucky has already dropped games at Rupp to Gardner Webb and San Diego. I’ve got no clue who will come out on top in this one (is it possible for both teams to lose?), but a loss from Kentucky pretty much seals their fate as a NIT-at-best team and a loss for Louisville will look terrible to the selection committee come March.

– The Big Ten schedule kicks into full gear with the following games:

  • Saturday: Iowa @ Wisconsin; Michigan @ Purdue; Minnesota @ Michigan State
  • Sunday: Northwestern @ Ohio State; Penn State @ Illinois

Nothing really great, but it’ll be interesting to see how Tubby Smith and the Gophers fare in the Breslin Center. My prediction: not very good.

– One final note: Indiana receiver James Hardy has moved on to the NFL and we’d like to wish him the best of luck. He’s got the necessary skill set to have a long and successful career at the next level and we can only hope he ends up on the Bears. Sorry Colts fans.

See you Monday.

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  • Zach

    Best of luck to Hardy. It’s cool to think that it’s four years later, and we’re still talking about Hardy going pro–albeit now we’re talking football and not basketball. For people that forget, Hardy (Fort Wayne’s all-time points leader) was runner up to Ratliff for Mr. Basketball.

    Also, Hardy only played football his final two years of HS for the worst team in the city (probably state), as they needed bodies.

    With all that being said and as a Colts fan, I want Tracy Porter.

  • Zach

    Best of luck to Hardy. It’s cool to think that it’s four years later, and we’re still talking about Hardy going pro–albeit now we’re talking football and not basketball. For people that forget, Hardy (Fort Wayne’s all-time points leader) was runner up to Ratliff for Mr. Basketball.

    Also, Hardy only played football his final two years of HS for the worst team in the city (probably state), as they needed bodies.

    With all that being said and as a Colts fan, I want Tracy Porter.

  • Corey

    Hardy is praying to God he doesn’t end up on the Bears because they don’t have a decent QB to throw him the ball…hope the Colts trade up in the 3rd round to get him

  • Corey

    Hardy is praying to God he doesn’t end up on the Bears because they don’t have a decent QB to throw him the ball…hope the Colts trade up in the 3rd round to get him

  • Corey

    Porter would be sick on the Colts too…I would take Porter as a Colt over Hardy but both would be nice

  • Corey

    Porter would be sick on the Colts too…I would take Porter as a Colt over Hardy but both would be nice

  • PB

    Hardy needs to learn from Torry Holt once he’s on an NFL team making millions–catch 1,000 balls a day in practice. Good luck to him and all the Hoosiers trying to make a squad.

    Also, I really hope the Rams get Porter….and Hardy.

  • PB

    Hardy needs to learn from Torry Holt once he’s on an NFL team making millions–catch 1,000 balls a day in practice. Good luck to him and all the Hoosiers trying to make a squad.

    Also, I really hope the Rams get Porter….and Hardy.

  • b-side

    Corey, the Mel-Kiper Jr. in you predicts a 3rd round selection for Hardy? No chance the guy lasts beyond the 2nd round. Although if he performs poorly at the Combine, I’ll gladly retract my statement.

    If he’s available at the end of the 2nd round, wouldn’t be surprised to see the Colts take a shot considering Marvin’s age and injury problems.

  • b-side

    Corey, the Mel-Kiper Jr. in you predicts a 3rd round selection for Hardy? No chance the guy lasts beyond the 2nd round. Although if he performs poorly at the Combine, I’ll gladly retract my statement.

    If he’s available at the end of the 2nd round, wouldn’t be surprised to see the Colts take a shot considering Marvin’s age and injury problems.

  • b-side

    Corey, the Mel-Kiper Jr. in you predicts a 3rd round selection for Hardy? No chance the guy lasts beyond the 2nd round. Although if he performs poorly at the Combine, I’ll gladly retract my statement.

    If he’s available at the end of the 2nd round, wouldn’t be surprised to see the Colts take a shot considering Marvin’s age and injury problems.