What in the World Is Wrong With Hoops in Kentucky?

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Sports Illustrated

By Pat Forde In a state where college basketball is the top draw, there’s a growing none of its seven Division I men’s basketball programs making the Big Dance. Our tale of winter woe in the commonwealth of Kentucky actually begins outside state lines. It begins just across the Ohio River from Louisville, in Clarksville, Ind., at a boxy building along Eastern Boulevard’s gritty business strip. It begins at Winner’s Circle Race Sports Pub. With no legal sports wagering other than horse racing in Kentucky, the parking lot at Winner’s Circle is populated by license plates from the south side of t…

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