Catching Up With (No) Caracter

Derrick Caracter

The biggest news of the weekend, at least for Louisville Cardinal fans, was that of the suspension of Derrick Caracter, sophomore forward on the men’s basketball team. The suspension came on Sunday, after the Cardinals’ 70-65 loss to the Dayton Flyers. Granted, it is very, very early in the season, but things are not looking good for the Cardinals (that said, at least their problems aren’t as severe as the Kentucky Wildcats’, who were demolished 70-51 by Indiana on Saturday). Could it be possible that the men’s basketball program is suffering from the same sort of over-hyped, under-achieving malaise that the football program is undergoing? We’ll wait and see, but the prognosis is not good.

In horse racing news, there’s actually a bit of positivity to report: Churchill Downs is in the running for the 2009 Breeders’ Cup. This news comes as a surprise since the Courier-Journal had previously reported that Churchill was not planning on submitting an application for the Breeders’ Cup, as Churchill claims to not earn more revenue during past Breeders’ Cups than normal Saturdays during their fall meet, despite setting an attendance record for the event in 2006. However, Churchill Downs and Breeders’ Cup are holding “informal discussions.” The Breeders’ Cup will have three new races at the 2008 event, which will be held at Santa Anita Park in California.

Additionally, horse trainer David Vance, who was injured in a traffic accident while on the way to Turfway Park Sunday afternoon, looks to make a full recovery from his injuries, which included a fractured C-4 vertebra, a bulging disk and torn ligaments in his neck. Here’s hoping he has a speedy and complete rehabilitation.


2 Responses to “Catching Up With (No) Caracter”

  1. After the disappointment that was this year’s football season I was so looking forward to basketball season. Now it’s looking more and more like I should just take a little hiatus from Cardinal sports to prevent more heart break and disappointment. Of course I can never actually do that since I’m a sports nut but it’s a nice thought.

  2. […] you’ll recall, Churchill was claiming last year that the Breeders Cup when held at there didn’t typically earn more revenue than any other […]

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