I didn’t take long Friday evening for yet another confirmation that it’s a new dawn for Cardinal hoops.
The first vision when walking into the Media Room before the game was U of L Basketball Heritage on display. A trio of guys from the glory days chatting each other up.
Roger Burkman. The vision of that game winning jumper against #11 Florida State in the ’77 Metro Tourney title game always brings a smile.
Jerry Jones. The loyal, solid second banana during the halcyon days of U of L hoops.
And Hall of Fame, two-time NCAA champion mentor, cool-handed Denny Crum.
His name’s on the court, his visage is in the rafters, he is beloved by the faithful and has been close to the university, but, to the best of my memory, I’ve never seen Denny in the Media Room since his retirement.
Let’s just say his relationship with Tom Jurich and his successor has been . . . uneasy . . . and I’ll leave it at that. Continue reading Seedy K’s Scrimmage Scribbles