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Local News
12:27 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

U of L's Ware Pleads Guilty to Speeding Charge

University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware has pleaded guilty to a speeding charge and was fined $268 by a Barren County Circuit Court judge.

The junior guard appeared in court today to face speeding and reckless driving charges. Ware's case was rescheduled after he missed last Monday's original date.

Kentucky State Police ticketed Ware on Oct. 26 for driving 95 mph in a construction zone on Interstate 65 while heading to Bowling Green in 2013 Dodge Challenger that Ware says he borrowed from another U of L student.

Local News
1:11 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

U of L's Ware Says He'll Plead Guilty to Traffic Offenses

Kevin Ware
University of Louisville

University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware says he’ll plead guilty next week to reckless driving and speeding charges.

The junior guard was cited last month in Barren County for driving 95 miles per hour in a construction zone along I-65.

Ware says he missed his original court date this week because of a mix-up on his part.

Cards coach Rick Pitino said after Tuesday night’s game against Hartford that he gave Ware an earful about the incident but saw no reason to suspend him.

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Local News
5:03 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Louisville Cardinals' Kevin Ware Misses Court Date for Reckless Driving, Speeding Citation

Kevin Ware
University of Louisville

University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware was cited last month for reckless driving and speeding in Barren County, Ky., and missed a court appearance today to respond to the charges.

WHAS Television first reported that the junior guard was pulled over by police on the night of Oct.26 and charged with driving 95 miles per hour in a construction zone that had a 55 miles per hour speed limit.

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Local News
1:11 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Set Up the House: The First Beer's on Coach Walz for Thursday's U of L Women's Game

Coach Jeff Walz
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University of Louisville women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz is offering some fans a special treat for Thursday night's  game against LSU.

The coach is buying a round of beer.

Thursday is $2 beer night for certain brands as the Cards take on the Tigers in a semifinal game of the preseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament at the KFC Yum Center.

Walz will spring for cold ones for the first 2,500 fans of legal drinking age.

He says it’s a gesture of gratitude to loyal Cards fans.

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Local News
10:38 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

College Basketball: No. 2 Michigan State Topples No. 1 Kentucky

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Three Michigan State players scored in double figures and Branden Dawson tipped in a miss with less than six seconds left to give the number two Spartans a 78-74 victory over top-ranked Kentucky Tuesday night in Chicago.

It was the earliest meeting of 1 vs. 2, and the first since 2008, and the matchup did not disappoint for many who saw it as a sneak preview of the Final Four.

Local News
12:10 pm
Sat November 9, 2013

Nothing But Net: WFPL's College Basketball Podcast Returns

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WFPL's college basketball podcast Nothing But Net returns this week for the 2013-2014 college basketball seasons. I'm Mark Bacon and I'll be joined by Matt Anthony. We'll provide weekly analysis of NCAA basketball action—with a groove. 

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Local News
12:04 am
Sat November 9, 2013

UK, IU Win Basketball Openers; U of L Rolls Over UConn in Football

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In college basketball, Kentucky and Indiana both easily won their regular season openers Friday night.

UK defeated UNC-Asheville 89-57, while IU beat Chicago State 100-72.

The Louisville Cards begin their season today at 1:00pm against College of Charleston. Prior to the game, U of L will raise its 2013 NCAA championship banner.

In college football, U of L defeated Connecticut 31-10 Friday night. The Cards improve to 8-1 on the season.

Today, Kentucky hosts Missouri, which UK coach Mark Stoops says has more than earned its number nine national ranking.

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Local News
9:04 am
Fri November 8, 2013

5 Years of Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats AP Poll Rankings, in 1 Chart

Louisville Cardinals fans celebrating the 2013 men's college basketball national championship.
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College basketball in Kentucky has been anything but boring the past five seasons. The Louisville Cardinals men's team won the national championship in April; the Kentucky Wildcats won it the season before.  Each has spent time ranked No. 1; each has at times left fans disappointed.

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Local News
2:58 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Louisville Cards Football Team Visits UConn; Basketball Team to Hang NCAA Title Banner

In college football, the Louisville Cards will try to notch their eighth win of the season Friday night at Connecticut.

U of L is aiming for a top-tier bowl bid, while the Huskies are a team in transition and are still looking for their first victory.

Connecticut fired head coach Paul Pasqualoni four games into the season, and the Huskies have lost three straight under interim coach T.J. Weist.

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Local News
4:51 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

U of L Fifth in AP Preseason Women's Basketball Poll

The Louisville Cardinals are ranked fifth in the Associated Press’ preseason women’s college basketball poll.

U of L made it to the NCAA title game last season, losing in the final to Connecticut.

The Huskies, who won their eighth national championship, are the unanimous top choice in the AP poll.  UConn is followed by Duke, Stanford, Tennessee and Louisville.

The Kentucky Wildcats are ranked seventh in the preseason poll.