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Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
For five decades, the University of Louisville men's basketball team has played its home games at the state's fairgrounds, in a modest arena originally built for horse shows. And for just as many seasons, the team's toughest competition for scheduling has come from the livestock--and the flea markets and tractor pulls that also vie for the space.…
Descriptors: Team Sports, College Athletics, Business, Profiles
Sander, Libby; Fain, Paul – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Billy Gillispie, like many college basketball coaches, was hired--and fired--in a hurry. But the contract negotiations that dragged on for nearly two years while he coached the University of Kentucky's men's basketball team showed little of the same urgency that defined his entrance and exit. Mr. Gillispie worked for Kentucky under a memorandum of…
Descriptors: Team Sports, College Athletics, Employment Practices, Tenure
Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
There are 11,000 or so people in Kentucky who came within a course or two of earning a college degree, but never did. Almost half a million more took a few college courses but then dropped out. Now educators are trying to lure back those erstwhile students to finish what they started. Over the next 12 years, Kentucky wants to double the number of…
Descriptors: College Credits, Adult Students, College Faculty, Dropouts