Coaches vs. Cancer
Our latest installment of Legends For The FAN was with Kentucky Men’s Basketball Head Coach and Pittsburgh native John Calipari. Calipari sat down with our own Bob Pompeani to talk about everything from taking in the Pirates-Reds game, if he ever had any desire to be the head coach at Pitt and the upcoming Coaches vs Cancer event.
We acknowledge the WPIAL’s leading scorer for his latest great achievement, and we preview a trio of special high school basketball events coming to a gym near you this weekend…
The boys are taking it back to the good old days, the AAU days, the days of three games in three days. Duquesne men’s basketball team left yesterday for Indiana, as Valparaiso hosts the conclusion of the 2K Sports Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. They take on the University of the District of Columbia, Akron and Valparaiso on November 18th, 19th and 20th respectively.
Anticipation to the first game of the regular season is always high, but when your matchup is ranked 16th in the country and the game is on national television, the butterflies might tend to be a little more active.
Just before tonight’s game one of the refs said, “I’m only as good as my last call.” The same ref made a goaltending call in the second half that spectator consensus probably would have refuted. Then, a fan said, “Hey, it’s early in the season,” after stating his opinion about the refutable-worthy call.