Denny Crum will be honored tonight in Louisville Basketball’s home opener
Louisville basketball would be nothing without Denny Crum and he brought the Cardinals into the top of college basketball, where it has mostly stayed for the last 40 years. Crum coached Louisville to 2 national championships and several final fours while he was coach, and even had the current Cardinal basketball coach on his team in the 80s. Kenny Payne has been struggling as the Louisville head coach with no doubt, but maybe Payne can start to put things together this year as Louisville honors Denny Crum.
Here is what the University of Louisville said will occur during the game to honor the legendary head coach:
"Louisville will recognize Crum with a moment of silence before Monday’s game, and will also host a special dedication for his seat at the KFC Yum! Center at halftime. Fans are encouraged to arrive early Monday and remain in their seats at halftime for these tributes.Crum’s seat in Section 106 will be permanently changed to black and marked in his honor to distinguish it from the rest of the venue’s red seating. This gesture is similar to one previously complete for one of Crum’s mentors, John Wooden, at UCLA.Crum’s family will be on hand for the dedication and will join the ceremony from the court bearing his name.UofL players will have patches displaying Crum’s iconic red jacket on all of their uniforms this season, while the coaching staff will wear pins in his honor Monday night. The players will also wear a special shooting shirt pregame highlighting some of Crum’s most notable accomplishments.Video tributes to Crum are planned throughout the evening, and more information will also be shared on the upcoming release of the Denny Crum Legacy Collection of apparel and other items, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Denny Crum Foundation."
The KFC YUM! Center may not be the most packed on Monday night, but the fans that are there need to show the appreciation that the city of Louisville has for coach Crum. He is one the best coaches in Louisville athletics history, and he deserves every bit of recognition that he will get tonight.
Louisville will take on UMBC tonight at 7:00 PM on ESPN+.