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Charlie Strong bans local media

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Thomas Goldkamp, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Apparently Charlie Strong has banned the local media from covering the team's sessions for the rest of the spring.

    In other news, there's a big "Call of Duty" tournament shaping up for the Louisville media contingent.

    Link: Charlie Strong bans the local media

    Anyone know if Louisville's practices were open and that's what the media is being banned from, or is this a ban from all media availability sessions?
  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Does anyone really care a coach of a second-rate team, at best, closes spring practice?
  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Good Lord. That link is awful.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    There were times when I was covering college football that I wished the coach would ban us from watching spring practice ... and fall practice, for that matter.
  5. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    So this guy is a veteran editor and sportswriter, and he seems incredulous that basketball gets bigger coverage in Kentucky, during the NCAA Tournament, when both teams in state made the Final Four.

    For a guy who's supposedly been in the business for awhile, he sure sounds a lot like a clueless fanboy.
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Had a coach ban me once. Felt the same way. Ban only lasted a day, though.
  7. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Member

    What is the point of banning media from covering practice because you're upset about lack of coverage? Never understood this.

    And really, does anyone give two shits about Louisville football anyway?
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Probably not a coincidence that Strong used to coach at Florida.
  9. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    The coach of the FCS team I cover has closed practices to everyone all spring ... media, fans, even the in-house media.

    It's great. I can't think of anything I hate covering more than spring fucking football. Biggest non-story in sports.
  10. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Strong is up in arms that the Courier Journal didn't cover Louisville's spring game or whatever when Kentucky and Louisville faced off in the Final Four. And Louisville fans are going apeshit about it, giving CJ writer Eric Crawford all kinds of hell on Facebook.

    Not even a breakdown of all the UK and Louisville football articles during last season was enough to satisfy anyone.
  11. turski7

    turski7 Member

    "He (Strong) came to Louisville from Florida where football never ever takes a back seat to basketball. There are only four states in the union where that could happen — Kentucky, Indiana, Kansas and North Carolina — states that have never enjoyed much success in football."
    — Charlie Springer

    He said it in his story that his state doesn't have success in football. So, what's there to bitch about. Plus, both schools made the Final Four. Here's to another 5-6 season at Louisville.
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