Thursday, April 10 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:43:26 GMT
UCONN NCAA Women's and Men's Championship coaches, Geno Auriemma and Ollie Ring, are scheduled to ring the closing bell at the NYSE today.This honor comes after both the men and women undefeated HuskiesFull Story >
After winning the NCAA Women's and Men's national championships, the head coaches for both teams are expected to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange Thursday.Full Story >
Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:47:33 GMT
A bill to strengthen penalties for heroin dealers in Kentucky ran out of time. The bill would have charged heroin dealers with homicide if their drugs kill someone. Senate bill 5 would also provide additionalFull Story >
A bill to strengthen penalties for heroin dealers in Kentucky ran out of time. Several groups are taking matters into their own hands to help save lives.
Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:42:50 GMT
Vicky Fible, Chelsea Johnson's mother stands on the far right Wednesday in front of the Hamilton Municipal Building. Gordon Graham/FOX19
It remains unsolved and Chelsea's Johnson family is frustrated with what they see as a lack of progress in the investigation and conflicting information from the Butler County prosecutor's Office and FairfieldFull Story >
It remains unsolved and Chelsea's Johnson family is frustrated with what they see as a lack of progress in the investigation and conflicting information from the Butler County prosecutor's Office and Fairfield police.Full Story >
(RNN) - Virginia will attempt to keep its trek headed upward by using a sliding Duke team as a stepping stone Monday. Each found itself on the other's path only 10 days ago.
The Blue Devils came charging into ACC play on five straight decisive wins, including two against Michigan and UCLA. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers finished an inauspicious non-conference slate with an atrocious 35-point loss at Tennessee.
Three games later, UVA holds a 3-0 record in the league, with two impressive victories on the road. Duke, at 1-2, can only lay claim to a win at home against a short-handed Georgia Tech.
Monday (all times Eastern): Virginia (12-4, 3-0) at Duke (12-4, 1-2), 7 p.m.
Joe Harris' head injury, which caused him to leave minutes into the Jan. 4 contest at Florida State, served as a call to action for the rest of the Cavaliers. Without the preseason All-ACC first teamer available, the lineup became more assertive on offense and on the glass - outrebounding the taller Seminoles.
Harris has returned since, but his teammates have not relented the momentum. Akil Mitchell has averaged nearly 11 rebounds and Malcolm Brogdon has scored 11 or more points against conference opponents. And the team's focus on defense - its most consistent strength - has not looked better than it did while suffocating Wake Forest on Wednesday and Saturday at NC State during victories of 20-plus points.
The Blue Devils entered the season as talented but more inexperienced than many previous years' incarnations. So it's not unheard of for a young team to come up short in its first two true road games. The stumble also corresponds with a trio of disappointing games from freshman Jabari Parker.
Parker has struggled to find the touch on his jump shot that helped him average more than 20 points per game much of the season. But coach Mike Krzyzewski has not gotten 969 wins by failing his players, so the first-year star could revert to form at any time. Clemson outrebounded Duke 48-30 in its 72-59 win Saturday, so Coach K could give some of his big men - Josh Hairston, Amile Jefferson and Marshall Plumlee - one more opportunity to make an impact.
Also on deck:
No. 2 Syracuse (16-0, 3-0) at Boston College (5-11, 1-2), 9 p.m.
Coach Jamie Dixon has his team playing standout ball in its first ACC agenda, but it will have to finish without Durand Johnson, one of its top scorers off the bench. The Panthers can still fall back on the strength of their defense, which has been effective in man and zone coverage.
Lamar Patterson and Talib Zanna, the team's two seniors, are also the team's top scorers, and they led Pitt to an 80-65 win Saturday over Wake Forest. Zanna does most of his work around the basket, using solid footwork and a soft touch on his shot, while Patterson is an expert at exploiting what the defense gives him. He shoots effectively from long distance (44 percent on 3-pointers) and has a knack for finding seams to the basket.
The Yellow Jackets began to adjust to life without leading rebounder Robert Carter Jr. when they took down Notre Dame 74-69 at home Saturday. Coach Brian Gregory said it was unlikely the sophomore would return to play this season; Kammeon Holsey has taken his spot in the starting five and will need to provide consistency in the low post.
Senior Trae Golden figured to be the missing piece to a young team that could make a run for the NCAA tournament. The Tennessee transfer is looking increasingly comfortable in his new threads, leading the team in scoring, but has games where he is too indiscriminate with his shot selection. Marcus Georges-Hunt has the talent to be a go-to scorer, and his recent increase in shot attempts could lead to a breakout soon.
Wednesday: NC State (11-5, 1-2) at Wake Forest (11-5, 1-2), 9 p.m. ET (ACC Network)
Both teams were cautiously optimistic with ACC games on the horizon. Both also stand at 1-2 in conference, courtesy of Pitt and Virginia. They should be incentivized to step up and get back to even.
T.J. Warren, the conference's leading scorer, will want to make up for a season-worst outing Saturday in 76-45 drubbing given to NC State by Virginia - four points on 1-9 shooting. The 6'8" sophomore will be the opposition's focal point in every game, but he has shown an ability to score from anywhere within 25 feet of the basket.
Freshman Anthony Barber has been reliably inconsistent as he learns on the job, but the raw tools are elite level. His long arms and quick hands can cause fits for the other team's primary ball handler. He also may be the fastest player in the conference, leaving defenders in his wake as he glides to the hoop for layups.
The Demon Deacons kicked off the new year with a win over a ranked North Carolina team. Then they went on the road, a place that has not been kind to them in recent years. Coach Jeff Bzdelik's teams are a horrifying 1-25 away from Lawrence Joel Coliseum.
Devin Thomas was one of the few bright spots for the team in the 80-65 loss Saturday at Pitt. The sophomore big man scored 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting, dominating whatever defender had the misfortune of getting posted up. The backcourt duo of Madison Jones and Codi Miller-McIntyre have been successful at kickstarting the team by frustrating opposing guards, causing turnovers and getting fast break opportunities.
Also on deck:
Notre Dame (10-6, 1-2) at Maryland (10-7, 2-2), 7 p.m.
Clemson (11-4, 2-1) at Virginia Tech (8-7, 1-2), 7 p.m.
Florida State (11-4, 2-1) at Miami (9-6, 1-2), 9 p.m.
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Need something to help you get through two weeks of March Madness? Try playing Basketball Cliche Bingo. Mark off the words or phrases that are overused during each game of the tourney.Full Story >
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Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:32:25 GMT
Duke Energy reports Wednesday afternoon that 8,818 customers in Boone and Kenton counties are impacted by power outages. For an outage map, click here: Copyright 2014 WXIX. All rights reserved.Full Story >
Duke Energy reports Wednesday afternoon that 8,818 customers in Boone and Kenton counties are impacted by power outages.Full Story >
Thursday, April 10 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-10 10:53:05 GMT
A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
WLOX News has uncovered new details about what led investigators to arrest a Long Beach Police officer for three counts of sexual battery involving a minor. A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:53:16 GMT
Authorities have identified the body recovered from the Ohio River on April 8. Officers say that the body of Glenn Patrick was found in the river in the 3600 block of River Road in Riverside near theFull Story >
Authorities have identified the body recovered from the Ohio River on April 8. Officers were able to identify the man through the use of dental records.Full Story >
Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:49:55 GMT
Authorities are investigating after a dead body was discovered in a remote wooded area of Highland County, Ohio. The Highland County Sheriff's Office discovered the body of Kenneth Shafer on Wednesday.Full Story >
Authorities are investigating after a dead body was discovered in a remote wooded area of Highland County, Ohio.
Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:06:38 GMT
A view of the Brent Spence Bridge from Covington. FOX19 file photo
Here's a summary of local road projects that were included in the two-year road plan the Kentucky General Assembly approved Monday. Boone County: Interstate 275 bridge over the Ohio River near Lawrenceburg,Full Story >
Here's a summary of local road projects that were included in the 2-year road plan the Kentucky General Assembly approved Monday.Full Story >
Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:31:13 GMT
The Cincinnati Reds and Major League Baseball will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday to honor the legacy of the legendary Hall of Famer. For the sixth consecutive year, all players and on-fieldFull Story >
The Cincinnati Reds and Major League Baseball will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday to honor the legacy of the legendary Hall of Famer.Full Story >