The Louisville Basketball Team Will Attend The ESPYs

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Our friend Mike Rutherford of is reporting that the Louisville basketball team will attend ESPN’s 2013 ESPY Awards on July 17 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

The official list of nominees will not be released until Tuesday, but it sounds like the Louisville men’s basketball team will be nominated for at least one category.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Rick Pitino is personally nominated for coach of the year. Not just because his team won the national championship, but he also became the first coach in the history of the sport to win multiple championships with different programs.

I think it would be a long shot, but Kevin Ware could possibly be nominated for the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. The women’s basketball team’s win over Baylor in the NCAA tournament could be nominated for Upset of the Year.

We’ll find out for sure on Tuesday.

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  • RickJ

    Another honor. I don’t care for ESPN anymore, but, anything or anybody who showcases the Cards works for me.

    It will interesting how we are nominated; your list could be prescient.

    ps- Good work referencing your source; that should quiet those who have been going negative on your similar posts. (Hey, the same news gets reported in multiple places because that is the nature of reporting).