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4:24 pm
Sat September 13, 2014

College Football: Virginia Upsets Louisville, 23-21

Greyson Lambert threw for one touchdown and ran for another and Ian Frye kicked a 42-yard field goal with 3:41 remaining, giving Virginia a 23-21 victory against No. 17 Louisville today.      

The winning points came after Louisville's James Quick fumbled a punt and Kelvin Rainey recovered for Virginia (2-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) at the Cardinals' 25. Four plays later, Frye's third field goal of the game allowed the Cavaliers to end an 11-game slide against FBS-level competition.

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10:52 pm
Sat September 6, 2014

College Football: Louisville Cardinals Beat Murray State Racers

Credit University of Louisville athletics

Louisville backup quarterback Reggie Bonnafon ran for two touchdowns and passed for another and the No. 25 Cardinals scored on nine straight possessions in a 66-21 victory over Murray State on Saturday night.

After an opening-game test by Miami on Monday night, Louisville (2-0) cruised past its in-state opponent. The Cardinals followed a first-possession punt with the offensive outburst first-year coach Bobby Petrino envisioned, and the list of contributors was long.

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Local News
7:21 pm
Sat September 6, 2014

College Football: Kentucky Beats Ohio, 20-3

Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles threw for 170 yards and rushed for 59 more to lead the Wildcats to a 20-3 win over Ohio today.

The Wildcats are off to their first 2-0 start since 2011. Although Kentucky's offense wasn't as explosive as last week's 59-14 rout of Tennessee Martin, it was enough to help the Wildcats avenge a 28-16 loss to the Bobcats in 2004.

UK opens Southeastern Conference play next week at Florida.

Ohio avoided the shutout with a field goal in the third quarter.

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Local News
11:51 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Louisville Cards Win ACC Debut Over Miami, 31-13

In college football, Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard touchdown catch late in the fourth followed a big defensive performance as the Louisville Cardinals beat visiting Miami 31-13 in their season opener Monday night.    

The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and for Bobby Petrino's second coaching stint at the school. Petrino, who left the program in 2007, was hired in January to succeed Charlie Strong after he left for Texas.

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Local News
5:03 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

Indiana Overpowers Indiana State 28-10

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BLOOMINGTON — Tevin Coleman rushed for a career-high 247 yards on 23 carries to lead Indiana to a 28-10 win over Indiana State in the season opener for both teams on Saturday.

The Hoosiers used a steady dose of run plays to wear down the Sycamores defense. Indiana State was able to keep the game close by taking care of the ball and stopping the Hoosiers twice on fourth down inside the red zone.

D'Angelo Roberts also ran for 129 yards for Indiana. Coleman's output was the fifth-best rushing performance in school history.

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Local News
3:54 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

Kentucky Wildcats Rout Tennessee-Martin In College Football Season Opener

Mark Stoops
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LEXINGTON — Braylon Heard's first-half touchdown runs of 73 and 43 yards spurred Kentucky to a season-opening, 59-14 rout of Tennessee-Martin on Saturday.

Quarterback Patrick Towles added a touchdown passing and running in his first career start for Kentucky, which outgained the Skyhawks 656-398. The Wildcats' sophomore threw for 370 yards, but Kentucky's tailbacks set the tone by flying through huge holes and scoring virtually untouched.

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Local News
5:11 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Foot Injury Sidelines U of L Football's Devante Parker 6-8 Weeks

University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino says senior wide receiver Devante  Parker will miss six to eight weeks with a broken left small toe, leaving the Cardinals without their top target for next Monday night's season opener against Miami.            

Parker injured the foot in Friday night's practice and was to undergo surgery today.

Petrino says Parker’s absence will mean some adjustments are in store for his offense.

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Local News
12:44 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Former Louisville QB Jeff Brohm Replaces Bobby Petrino as Western Kentucky's Coach

Jeff Brohm with Western Kentucky players.
Credit Western Kentucky athletics

Former standout Louisville Cardinals quarterback Jeff Brohm is the new head football coach for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. 

Brohm, 42, takes over a Hilltoppers team that finished 8-4—including a win over the Kentucky Wildcats—under Bobby Petrino, who was introduced Thursday as the new head coach at Louisville.

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Local News
6:58 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Listen: Louisville Cardinals Fans React to Bobby Petrino's Hiring

Bobby Petrino meets Louisville Cardinals fans.
Credit Jacob Ryan/WFPL News

Hundreds of Louisville Cardinals fans gathered Thursday afternoon at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

They wanted to get a glimpse of UofL's new football coach. The guy who used to be UofL's football coach.

I was among the crowd and spoke with some of the Louisville supporters to gauge how they felt about the return of Bobby Petrino for this audio postcard.

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Local News
1:13 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Petrino Introduced as Cards' Football Coach, Says This Time, It's a 'Destination Job'

University of Louisville athletics

Bobby Petrino says he’s learned from his mistakes and wants to finish his football coaching career at the University of Louisville.  

Petrino was introduced Thursday as the Cards' new coach.

"I want everyone here to know this is my destination job.  I can’t wait to get started," he said. 

Interactive Timeline: Bobby Petrino's (Controversial) Journey Back to the Louisville Cardinals

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