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Local News
3:32 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

College Football: Big East Title, Bowl Bid At Stake As Cards Visit Rutgers

The University of Louisville football team will play this week for a share of the Big East Conference championship and a likely berth in a top-tier bowl.

The Cards travel to Rutgers Thursday for a nationally televised game.

U of L has lost two straight games after a 9-0 start, but coach Charlie Strong says his players have not lost confidence as they prepare for their regular season finale.

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Local News
4:22 pm
Sat November 24, 2012

College Football: Cards Fall to UConn in Triple Overtime; UK, IU Lose Season Finales

The Louisville Cards suffered their second straight loss, dropping their home finale 23-20 to Connecticut today in triple overtime.

The Huskies held U of L scoreless for most of the game, but the Cards were able to send it into overtime with a touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter.

UConn won it with a field goal in the third overtime after intercepting a Teddy Bridgewater pass.

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Local News
11:29 am
Fri November 23, 2012

College Football: Cards Need Win to Keep Conference Title Hopes Alive

The University of Louisville football team plays its home finale tomorrow against Connecticut.

Coach Charlie Strong’s Cardinals need a victory over the 4-6 Huskies to keep their Big East Conference title hopes alive going into their last regular season game at league-leading Rutgers.

"It’s not what anyone is going to do to us, it’s what we’re going to do ourselves. What’s key for us is just our effort, our preparation heading into these next two games and just making sure that we are mentally and physically locked in," Strong said this week.

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Local News
4:26 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

UK, Phillips Preparing for Final Football Game of Season

The 2012 football season has not gone as planned for both the University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee. Both will end the season with losing records and fired coaches. But pride is still on the line as the Wildcats and Vols prepare to square off on Saturday.

UK junior linebacker Avery Williamson says players have tried to avoid the rumor mill about who could succeed Joker Phillips as head coach next year, but Williamson says a win on Saturday would be a big boost going into next season.

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Local News
10:59 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

College Football: UK Wins Home Finale

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In college football, the Kentucky Wildcats defeated Samford 34-3 Saturday night in their final home game of the season.

It was just the Wildcats’ second victory and their first win since September 8. UK finishes the season next Saturday at Tennessee. It was also the final home game for head coach Joker Phillips, who’s being replaced after this season.

The Indiana Hoosiers lost at Penn State 45-22. IU, now 4-7, finishes its season next Saturday at Purdue.

Local News
3:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

It's the Home Finale for Joker Phillips, 19 Seniors as UK Faces Samford

Joker Phillips will coach the final home game of his University of Kentucky football head coaching tenure tomorrow as the Wildcats host Samford.

Phillips is being let go after three years on the job. He’ll coach UK’s two final games of the season.

He told reporters this week that he hopes his successor will be given plenty of time to build the program into a national contender.

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Local News
8:34 pm
Sat October 20, 2012

College Football: U of L 27, USF 25; UK Falls to Georgia 29-24

In college football, the Louisville Cardinals came from behind late in the game to edge South Florida 27-25 Saturday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

U of L led 14-3 at halftime, but the Bulls came back to claim a 25-21 lead with just over three minutes to play in the fourth quarter.

The Cards retook the lead with a Teddy Bridgewater touchdown pass to Eli Rogers and South Florida was unable to score on its final possession.

U of L improves to 7-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big East Conference. The Cards will host Cincinnati Friday night.

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12:41 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

College Football: U of L vs USF, UK-Georgia, IU at Navy

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After three straight road games, the University of Louisville football team returns to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Saturday.

The 14th ranked Cards take on South Florida, which has struggled to a 2-4 record this season. Coach Charlie Strong’s team is 6-0 and coming off a 45-35 win at Pittsburgh last weekend, but Strong says there’s still plenty of room for improvement, especially on the defensive side of the ball.

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Local News
12:31 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

UK Unveils New Tailgating Plan For Students

The University of Kentucky has released new rules for tailgating to address concerns over fighting and disorderly behavior in areas near Commonwealth Stadium. The new plan will be in effect for Saturday's game against Georgia.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the area where students are allowed to tailgate will be expanded but it will be closed off an hour after the game's kickoff.

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Local News
2:24 pm
Sat October 13, 2012

College Football: U of L 45, Pitt 35; Arkansas 49, UK 7; OSU 52, IU 49

Louisville’s Senorise Perry ran for four touchdowns and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for 304 yards and another score to lead the Cards to a 45-35 victory at Pittsburgh today.

The Panthers led 21-17 at halftime but U of L scored three quick touchdowns in the third quarter to grab the lead for good and win their Big East Conference opener. They also snapped a four-game losing streak to Pitt.

The 16th ranked Cardinals remain undefeated at 6-0 and are bowl-eligible for the third straight season.

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