ATLANTA (AP) — Talk about having a good day.
If you haven’t heard, not only is Rick Pitino’s team in the national championship game, his horse is also in the Kentucky Derby.
Shortly before Pitino’s Louisville team rallied to beat Wichita State 72-68 in the Final Four on Saturday, Goldencents won the Santa Anita Derby in Arcadia, Calif., to earn a spot in the Kentucky Derby.
Pitino is a minority owner in the horse, trained by Doug O’Neill. O’Neill trained I’ll Have Another, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness last year.
The race wasn’t as close as Pitino’s game. Goldencents won by 1 1/4 lengths.
— Charles Odum — http://twitter.com/CharlesOdum
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Longhorns coach Mack Brown talked with reporters Thursday for the first time since reports surfaced this week that he could be stepping down.
Texas teen Ethan Couch claims that his condition stemmed from having wealthy, privileged parents who never set limits for him.
Students at Hokes Bluff have been evacuated as a precaution after a number of children began experiencing medical problems within a short period of time.
A former Pelham High School assistant principal has been arrested on charges of sexual contact with a student.
Sumiton Elementary Middle School Assistant Principal Chris Stephenson created the club “Leaders By Example.” It’s a service organization that has students invest their time into the school and the community.
Two former Bibb County sheriff’s deputies were indicted by a grand jury on numerous charges Wednesday.
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