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Louisville’s new basketball dorm will be named for Denny Crum

As it should be.

Sometimes the most obvious move is also the right move. This is one of those times.

Here’s a portion of the press release from U of L:

The University of Louisville Board of Trustees has approved the naming of a new residence after the Cardinals’ winningest basketball coach who has been a part of the Louisville community for nearly 50 years.

Denny Crum Hall made possible by L&N Federal Credit Union will be the name of a new University of Louisville residence hall, located across Floyd Street from the Planet Fitness Kueber Center that will be built for occupancy by the fall 2022 semester and will house several Cardinal student-athletes.

The $23.5 million, 128-bed residence hall that was announced on Oct. 28 is a partnership among UofL Athletics, UofL Campus Housing and a third-party developer consisting of Buffalo Construction and Larry Gough, who also developed Cardinal Towne, another campus housing project. L&N Federal Credit Union has provided a $2.25 million gift to the Cardinal Athletic Fund to promote the legacy of UofL Athletics through naming the facility in Crum’s honor.

“While Coach Crum’s Hall of Fame career as a coach has been well documented, his name on the new dorm will properly represent the impact that he has made on the university, albeit athletics or academics,” said UofL Vice-President/Director of Athletics Vince Tyra. ”It’s a great honor to know him as a friend and to celebrate him with this important campus initiative. We can’t thank L&N Federal Credit Union enough for their continued support of UofL Athletics.”

Can’t wait to see “The Den.”