College basketball and sports television mark a colorful milestone today: 30 years of coaches wearing Hawaiian shirts at a tournament in a tiny gym that helped turn ESPN into a 24-hour ratings and revenue machine.
University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino would make $425,000 extra this year -- on top of a $5.7 million pay package -- by leading his favored Cardinals to the championship of the men’s national basketball tournament.
University of Louisville guard Kevin Ware, who broke two bones in his lower right leg during a game in college basketball’s national men’s tournament two days ago, will accompany his teammates to the Final Four in Atlanta and join them on the bench at the Georgia Dome.
Top-ranked Duke University stayed undefeated with an 88-47 college basketball victory against Cornell University, while Rick Pitino’s No. 5 University of Louisville topped his son’s Florida International University 79-55.