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Local News
4:27 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

College Football: Cards Honor Seniors; UK Visits Georgia; IU Takes on Ohio State

University of Louisville football fans will bid farewell to 20 senior class players tomorrow at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.   

U of L, ranked 21st and 15th in the AP and coaches polls, takes on Memphis in the final home game of the season.

Coach Charlie Strong says this group of players helped him build the program when he came on board in 2010.

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Local News
3:45 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

U of L's Strong: No Discussions Yet With Bridgewater About Going Pro

In college football, the University of Louisville Cardinals are back at work this week, preparing for their home season finale against Memphis.

The 9-1 Cards are coming off a 20-13 victory over Houston. 

It’s been widely speculated that junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will enter the NFL draft after this season, but coach Charlie Strong says they haven’t discussed it. 

Strong even suggested today that the door might be open for Bridgewater’s return.

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Local News
4:49 pm
Sat November 16, 2013

College Football: Kentucky Falls to Vandy, 22-6

Vanderbilt beat Kentucky 22-6 Saturday and became bowl-eligible for a third straight season — the first time that’s happened in Commodores' history.

Vanderbilt had been to only four bowls before current coach James Franklin took over.

Bowl eligibility means the Commodores will have a chance to match last year's 9-4 record that was their best since 1915.

Kentucky, now 2-8 on the season, lost its 14th straight SEC game. The Wildcats never scored after Jojo Kemp's 2-yard touchdown run on the opening drive.

Local News
4:15 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

College Football: U of L Faces Houston; UK at Vandy; IU Visits Wisconsin

U of L Football Coach Charlie Strong
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The Louisville Cardinals are back in action tomorrow against visiting Houston.

This is U of L’s first Saturday night game in several years.     Coach Charlie Strong has mixed opinions about the 7:00pm kickoff.

"I like those 3:30 (Saturday) games because you’re sitting there all day and you’re so anxious and you want to go play.   But I think just for the crowd it’s better (on) a Saturday night because they have all day to tailgate and get around their friends and have a good time, then they’ll come into the stadium and cheer us on," he said. 

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Local News
5:32 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

College Football: Cards Move Up in Polls; UK's Stoops Says Team "Has Some Work To Do"

The Louisville Cardinals have moved up three spots in this week’s college football coaches poll. 

U of L is 13th in the latest USA Today/coaches poll and 19th in the AP poll, up one spot from last week.

The Cards defeated Connecticut last weekend and are in a three-way tie for second place in the American Athletic Conference, along with Cincinnati and their next opponent, Houston.

Coach Charlie Strong says he’s concerned about the costly penalties his team committed at UConn.  The Cards were flagged a dozen times.

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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
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
3:38 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

College Football: U of L Preps for UConn; UK's Montgomery Suffers Season-Ending Injury

The University of Louisville football team returns to action Friday after a week off.

The Cards (7-1), ranked 16th in the latest coaches’ poll, travel to Connecticut to take on the 0-7 Huskies.

U of L coach Charlie Strong says he likes the way his players have bounced back from their only loss of the season, a 38-35 upset last month at the hands of Central Florida.

The defeat ended any possibility of U of L vying for a national championship, but Strong says the Cards can still position themselves for a top-tier bowl bid.

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Local News
11:28 pm
Sat November 2, 2013

College Football: UK Rolls Over Alabama State, 48-14

Jalen Whitlow ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more as Kentucky ended a five-game losing streak with a 48-14 homecoming rout of Alabama State on Saturday night.  Whitlow overcame shoulder and ankle injuries to run for an 88-yard TD on the game's second play and a 2-yard score en route to 101 yards rushing on 10 carries.

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Local News
2:17 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

College Football: UK Will Try to End Five-Game Losing Streak, Faces Alabama State

The University of Louisville football team has the weekend off.    The 7-1 Cardinals resume play next Saturday at Connecticut.

The Kentucky Wildcats are back in action Saturday night, taking on non-conference opponent Alabama State in a homecoming game.

Coach Mark Stoops’ UK team has dropped five straight games, including an especially frustrating 28-22 loss at Mississippi State last week on national television.

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