kfc yum center http://wfpl.org en Nate Silver: Louisville Cardinals Have Best Chance to Win Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament http://wfpl.org/post/nate-silver-louisville-cardinals-have-best-chance-win-mens-ncaa-basketball-tournament <p>Louisville Cardinals fans and many, many others weren't too pleased Sunday when the men's team was made a No. 4 seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.</p><p>The fans thought the Cardinals, who dominated the American Athletic Conference, should've been seeded higher. Sports <a href="http://www.wdrb.com/story/24990308/bozich-ncaa-committee-whiffs-badly-on-louisvilles-4-seed">commentators </a><a href="http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/03/louisville-ncaa-tournament-4-seed/">agreed.</a></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8899 at http://wfpl.org Nate Silver: Louisville Cardinals Have Best Chance to Win Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament Up Front TV: Louisville Cardinals' Tom Jurich on How to Build an Elite College Athletics Program http://wfpl.org/post/front-tv-louisville-cardinals-tom-jurich-how-build-elite-college-athletics-program <p>With all the chatter about Charlie Strong leaving the University of Louisville football program for the University of Texas, athletic director Tom Jurich is back in the hot seat: Who to hire as the next Louisville Cardinals football coach? How will the program handle switching to the ACC under new leadership?</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:06:55 +0000 Jonathan Bastian 8136 at http://wfpl.org Up Front TV: Louisville Cardinals' Tom Jurich on How to Build an Elite College Athletics Program Kentucky State Auditor Plans to Contact Mayor Greg Fischer About KFC Yum Center http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-auditor-plans-contact-mayor-greg-fischer-about-kfc-yum-center <p>Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen will soon contact Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to discuss a potential audit of the KFC Yum Center.</p><p>The arena recently suffered a downgrade of its <a href="/post/louisville-metro-councilman-calls-review-kfc-yum-center-uofl-lease-after-sp-lowers-rating">debt to junk status. </a>&nbsp;Louisville Metro Councilman Dan Johnson is<a href="/post/louisville-councilman-request-state-audit-kfc-yum-centers-overseer"> calling for an audit.</a></p><p>Auditor's office spokeswoman Stephanie Hoelscher says Edelen will call Fischer about the matter soon.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:49:56 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8102 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Auditor Plans to Contact Mayor Greg Fischer About KFC Yum Center Louisville Metro Councilman Calls for Review of KFC Yum Center-UofL Lease After S&P Lowers Rating http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-councilman-calls-review-kfc-yum-center-uofl-lease-after-sp-lowers-rating <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Standard &amp; Poor's has reduced the rating of bonds used to pay for the construction of the KFC Yum Center.</span></p><p>The lower rating of "BB" from "BBB-" on senior lien bonds stems from concerns that the tax increment financing district used to pay part of the debt isn't performing as previously expected, the financial services agency said. The downgrade lowers the bonds below investment grade to "junk" status.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:14:53 +0000 Joseph Lord 8042 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Councilman Calls for Review of KFC Yum Center-UofL Lease After S&P Lowers Rating U of L Men's Basketball Team to Play Three Public Scrimmages http://wfpl.org/post/u-l-mens-basketball-team-play-three-public-scrimmages <p>The national champion University of Louisville men’s basketball team will conduct <a href="http://www.gocards.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/091113aaa.html">three preseason scrimmages</a> next month.</p><p>The games will be held October 5, 12 and 19 at the KFC Yum Center. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The two latter games tip off &nbsp;at 3:30pm; the starting time for the October 5&nbsp;&nbsp;game will be announced later.</p><p>The Cards won their third NCAA title in April, finishing the season with a 35-5 record and a 16-game winning streak.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:59:04 +0000 Rick Howlett 6806 at http://wfpl.org U of L Men's Basketball Team to Play Three Public Scrimmages Kentucky Wildcats Led Nation in 2012-13 Men's Basketball Attendance http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-wildcats-led-nation-2012-13-mens-basketball-attendance <p>The Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team did not have a great 2012-13 season. Fresh off a national championship, they finished 21-12 and had a disappointing run in the National Invitational Tournament.</p><p>The Louisville Cardinals, on the other hand, <a href="/post/what-louisville-cardinals-championship-celebration-looked-and-sounded">finished 35-5 and won the national title.</a></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:07:50 +0000 Joseph Lord 6462 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Wildcats Led Nation in 2012-13 Men's Basketball Attendance Fair Board OKs Agreement to Get $1.47 Million Payment to Sever KFC Yum Center Ties http://wfpl.org/post/fair-board-oks-agreement-get-147-million-payment-sever-kfc-yum-center-ties <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">The relationship between the Kentucky State Fair Board and the KFC Yum Center has moved closer to conclusion with the fair board’s approval of a compensation plan for its costs from running the arena.</span> Thu, 23 May 2013 20:27:33 +0000 Joseph Lord 5522 at http://wfpl.org Fair Board OKs Agreement to Get $1.47 Million Payment to Sever KFC Yum Center Ties Lexington Gets Update on Rupp Arena Project http://wfpl.org/post/lexington-gets-update-rupp-arena-project <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">In about a month, more details are expected on who should design the renovation of Lexington’s Rupp Arena. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:53:40 +0000 Stu Johnson | Kentucky Public Radio 5122 at http://wfpl.org Lexington Gets Update on Rupp Arena Project Noise and Notes: Not-So-Super PAC Progress Kentucky, Yum Center Woes, 'Cannabis Majority' http://wfpl.org/post/noise-and-notes-not-so-super-pac-progress-kentucky-yum-center-woes-cannabis-majority <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F81571212" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The Louisville-based super PAC Progress Kentucky made national news this week when <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/liberal-super-pac-goes-after-mitch-mcconnells-chinese-wife">WFPL broke the story of them attacking Senator Mitch McConnell’s wife</a> based on her Asian heritage.</p><p>Leaders with the group have apologized—twice, but just about every Democrat has denounced them or kept their distance, and <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/mitch-mcconnell-criticizes-group-tweet-wife">McConnell has pounced on the comments</a> since returning home.</p><p>Even the senator's harshest critics have cried foul.</p><p>From <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130302/OPINION01/303020053/Forum-Flash-Dirty-politics"><em>The Courier-Journal</em></a>:</p><blockquote><p>This is no way to defeat McConnell. If anything, it does what McConnell cannot do for himself. It remarkably casts him in a sympathetic light.</p></blockquote><p>But some observers have pointed out Progress received sparse coverage from the local media to being with while getting plenty from national outlets. Sun, 03 Mar 2013 03:42:47 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4296 at http://wfpl.org Noise and Notes: Not-So-Super PAC Progress Kentucky, Yum Center Woes, 'Cannabis Majority' Report: Virginia Beach No Longer Seeking NBA Franchise http://wfpl.org/post/report-virginia-beach-no-longer-seeking-nba-franchise <p>One fewer city is pursuing an NBA franchise.</p><p>Virginia Beach's mayor said Tuesday that the city is "withdrawing" from efforts to build an 18,500 seat arena in the community with an NBA team as the main tenant, the <a href="http://hamptonroads.com/2013/01/va-beach-mayor-says-arena-project-dead-now">Virginian-Pilot newspaper reported.</a></p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 3322 at http://wfpl.org Report: Virginia Beach No Longer Seeking NBA Franchise