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.
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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) - Anyone who watches the game between No. 2 Syracuse and No. 17 Duke on Saturday should know they are not only watching the first intra-conference matchup between two traditional powers.
Just thinking about it, that is incentive enough to watch every single second, but there is more beneath the surface.
It potentially signals a changing of the guard. Duke (17-4, 6-2 ACC) is a member of the long-reigning royal family of the ACC, but Syracuse (20-0, 7-0) has swept in from some faraway land, conquering everything in its path.
Are we talking about basketball or Game of Thrones? A little confusion, but we might as well run with it.
The royalty of the House of Cameron has incentive. They lost their first conference game to the least likely member of the invading triad [Notre Dame]. But the Dukies have won six of seven since falling to the Irish, and a 15-point crushing of second newcomer Pittsburgh last game was a reminder that the crown will not change hands easily. Young prince Jabari Parker looks as valiant as ever after flagging in recent weeks.
The House of Orange is a company of beasts, plainly put. They look smooth and flattering, but play with a deadly ferocity, especially in the waning minutes of a battle. Tyler Ennis and Trevor Cooney are as talented a pair of backcourt generals as there are in all the land, even though neither looks capable of growing a full beard.
And then we have the stately patriarchs of each family. Mike Krzyzewski has gotten more attention because of his four grand conquests [national championships] and significant time ruling the best college basketball kingdom on the planet.
But Jim Boeheim has a ring of his own, and he joins Coach K as the only men to win 900 games at one school. Off the court, Boeheim's temperament seems the polar opposite of his counterpart. But in between the first and final buzzer, they have a starkly similar competitive streak.
Blood may not be shed on Saturday - save for a casualty caused by a stray elbow - but rest assured a battle of the most severe magnitude is imminent.
Saturday games (all times eastern)
Boston College at Notre Dame, noon
If BC (6-14, 2-5) could play Virginia Tech every ACC game, it would have an undefeated conference record. The Eagles' 76-52 win Wednesday gave them their second victory against the Hokies in three weeks.
This contest may represent their last time to savor that taste for a while. Their next two games are against Virginia and Duke.
The last three games have answered the question of whether Notre Dame (11-10, 2-6) more closely resembles the team that beat Duke or the one that lost to Indiana State and North Dakota State. The Irish didn't clear 60 points against Virginia or Wake Forest, and they shot 39 percent against FSU.
NC State at North Carolina, 1 p.m.
The Tar Heels (13-7, 3-4) seem to have leveled off their nose dive in the past week, winning three of the last four. The offense has been clicking, dropping 80 on Clemson, the nation's stingiest scoring defense, and 17-for-23 shooting (74 percent, 12 points higher than their season average) against Georgia Tech. The win against the Yellow Jackets was the first conference road win of the season for the Tar Heels.
The Wolfpack (14-7, 4-4) has regained some of its swagger as well. Desmond Lee stepped up by scoring at least 11 points in three straight games.
Clemson at Florida State, 3 p.m.
Please don't take Clemson's 55 points per game average in the last six contests or its only double-digit scorer as a sign that things are wrong with the team's offense. It's just that the Tigers (13-6, 4-3), uhh, they believe in efficiency. Yeah, that's it.
But it's not like they need to score at will. Their defense in the paint and on the perimeter is frightening. They're like the 2000 Baltimore Ravens of college basketball.
If this team had one true long-range bomber to keep defenses honest, wow, the big boys at the top of the ACC would have a lot more to worry about.
FSU (13-7, 4-4) will test Clemson in every possible way, as a 15-point win earlier this month can attest. The Seminoles counter the Tigers' ACC-leading 3-point defense with the third-most efficient outside shooting in the conference.
These are also probably the two best teams in the ACC at contesting shots, unlike more highly regarded defensive teams like Syracuse and Virginia, who rely on pressure and schemes to disrupt offenses.
Also on deck
Maryland at Virginia Tech, noon
Georgia Tech at Wake Forest, noon
Norfolk State at Miami, 7 p.m.
Virginia at No. 18 Pittsburgh, 12:30 p.m.
Anyone who believes basketball games should at times resemble shark feeding frenzies needs to watch this game.
It will be physical, you dig?
It also might surprise you to know the Cavaliers (16-5, 7-1) are pretty good at shooting the ball. Actually, that's not true at all, but no one has gotten around to telling that to Malcolm Brogdon.
The 6'5" guard has been one of the singular most destructive forces in the ACC during conference play. Since January began, he has averaged 15 points per game, is third in the conference with a 51 percent shooting percentage and leads all ACC players with 2.1 steals per game. He's also good for five or six rebounds per game, an outstanding number for a backcourt player.
His weakness is turnovers, an area where he has vastly improved, but it is still a concern against a team with the third-best turnover margin in the ACC.
Pitt (18-3, 6-2) has looked mortal after a hot start. Although to be fair, their two conference losses were to Syracuse and Duke.
The Panthers bounced back from their loss to the Orange with a 33-point slobber-knocking of Clemson. They lost by 15 to Duke on Tuesday, so the Cavaliers might want to keep their heads on a swivel to avoid dropping two straight.
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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 >