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Big East dream matchup overshadowing Breeders' Cup

In Louisville, thoroughbreds are usually found in the stables at Churchill Downs. This week, though, they can be found in the locker rooms at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, too.

Updated: November 2, 2006, 1:34 PM ET
By Chris Fowler | Special to ESPN.com
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- What a sports weekend here in Louisville!

It's so huge that Rick Pitino's hoops team debuted Wednesday night and no one paid much attention. OK, it was just an exhibition game, but November usually means roundball time in this town.

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