Originally written on Louisville Card Game  |  Last updated 11/12/14
Louisville_v_unlv_3827

Kyle Kuric turned out to be the highlight of Rick Pitino’s press conference, looking for all the world like a happy-go-luck college kid as he entered the room, wearing his adidas Final Four cap backwards.

The University of Louisville senior managed to answer a couple of questions before Kenny Klein, the sports information director, may a quick motion with his hands, quietly suggesting to Kuric that it might be a good idea to remove the head gear.

Kenny Klein

“Huh?” he said, with a surprised look at Klein. Hand gesture again. ”Ah, okay.”

Kuric was asked the predictable questions about the upcoming match up with the Kentucky basketball team in the first game of the NCAA Final Four. He responded with the predictable answers:

“Yeah UK is a great team, maybe the best team we’ll play all year.”

“I heard about the rivalry while I was growing up. It is more fun being a part of it.”

When asked if the coaches prepare differently for Kentucky, he said the coaches are a lot more serious and that practices are much more intense.  ”We usually have a lot of fun, but practices during those weeks kind of suck,” he said.

What about all that fun you’re supposed to be having? “Practice is serious,” he said. “We have fun when we’re playing games.”

Other participants included Rick Pitino, Chris Smith and Chane Behanan, each of them answering one question after another about Kentucky and the rivalry.

One gets the distinct feeling that the Louisville contingent is tired of talking about the Lexington team. They can’t say that, of course, not wanting to give Big Blue any bulletin board material.

So many questions about UK, in fact, so many with all the predictable answers. And there is no end to them. No escape from the continuing speculation, analysis and predictions from local and national sports media, family, friends and classmates.

No way to really enjoy Final Four week without UK getting in on the act.

There’s only one chance to shut it down, but that doesn’t come until Saturday.

 

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: Masai Ujiri fires up Raptors fans with expletive

Andre Johnson: Signing with Colts not about revenge

Pete Rose joining FOX as baseball analyst

Josh Hamilton filed for divorce around time of relapse

Isaiah Thomas once peed himself to avoid subbing out

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: ESPN employees want Britt McHenry fired

WATCH: Raptors fans shower Paul Pierce with vulgar taunts

Report: Vikings want first-rounder, starting CB for Peterson

Jarret Stoll arrested for possession of drugs

CJ Wilson: Josh Hamilton’s relapse a ‘tame scenario’

Head coaching candidates for the Denver Nuggets

Sabres GM not happy about losing draft lottery

Yordano Ventura ejected for plunking Brett Lawrie

Five early takeaways from the 2015 MLB season

WATCH: Female Cubs fan catches foul ball in beer cup, chugs it

WATCH: Cardale Jones throws ball 74 yards during contest

Shaka Smart was quite popular at the Texas spring game

Ohio State sets spring game attendance record

WATCH: Bubba Watson raps on Christian rap track

WATCH: Jags mascot wins closest to pin at Sawgrass

Notre Dame wears 'Father Ted' patches during spring game

Five things to watch during the NBA Playoffs

Hanley Ramirez put hole in Green Monster during BP

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Josh Hamilton filed for divorce from wife

Report: McHenry's coworkers want her fired

WATCH: Raptors fans taunt Paul Pierce

Five things to watch in NBA Playoffs

Jarret Stoll busted for drugs

CJ Wilson: Hamilton is 'ready to go'

Leaked Clippers jersey redesigns

Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase preview

Home runs ruined our ability to appreciate production

Why we love the NFL draft

The "worst" player on each NBA playoff team

Jim Harbaugh showed up at Ultimate Frisbee practice

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.