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Local News
10:33 pm
Sat September 28, 2013

College Football: Florida Makes It 27 Straight Over Kentucky, 24-7

Number 20 Florida beat Kentucky 24-7 Saturday in Lexington, its 27th straight college football win over UK.

The Gators outgained the Wildcats 402 to 173 in yardage to improve to 3-1 on the season.

Kentucky’s only score came on a 25 yard run during a fake field goal attempt in the first quarter. UK drops to 1-3 on the season.

The Wildcats visit South Carolina next Saturday.

The Louisville Cards and Indiana Hoosiers had the weekend off.

Local News
12:27 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Cardinals Win the Sugar Bowl. What Could it Mean for the Future?

Credit University of Louisville athletics

The old adage goes, "That's why they play the game."

In Wednesday night's Sugar Bowl, the Louisville Cardinals played a Florida Gators team that most sports analyst agreed was too talented and too fast for this game to be competitive.

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Local News
12:11 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Upset Florida Gators to Win Sugar Bowl

Credit University of Louisville athletics

The Louisville Cardinals pounced early and often to pull off one of the biggest upsets in the 15-year history of the Bowl Championship Series.

The Cardinals defeated the heavily favored Florida Gators 33-23 on Wednesday night in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. 

Louisville scored a touchdown off a Florida interception in the first seconds of the game and never looked back, taking a two touchdown lead into halftime. The Cardinals had a 23-point lead about halfway through the fourth quarter, but the Gators managed a touchdown on a kickoff return. 

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Local News
4:30 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Sugar Bowl | What Sportswriters Say About the Louisville Cardinals' Chances

The running theme among sportswriters for Wednesday night's Sugar Bowl goes something like this: The Florida Gators are more talented than Louisville at every position but the position that counts most — quarterback.

Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples makes this a rather direct point, noting:

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Local News
7:00 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Strong: Cards Motivated by Underdog Status in Sugar Bowl

After a month of preparation, the University of Louisville football team is in New Orleans to take on Florida in the Sugar Bowl Wednesday night.

Cards coach Charlie Strong says his players are well aware of their underdog status against the 11-1 Gators, whom some are picking to win by two touchdowns or more.

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Local News
4:14 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Joker Phillips Hired At Florida

Former Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips has landed a job at the University of Florida.

Phillips will join the Gators as receivers coach and recruiting coordinator.

Florida coach Will Muschamp says Phillips will begin work Friday, adding that his "background as a head coach and the number of years he has coached wide receivers will be a tremendous asset to our coaching staff and players.”

Phillips was a longtime receivers coach before taking over at Kentucky in 2010. He went 13-24 in three years with the Wildcats.

Local News
9:31 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

College Football: Louisville Cardinals Headed To Sugar Bowl

The University of Louisville football team will play Florida on January 2nd in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.

The pairings for the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) were announced tonight.

It’s U of L’s first BCS berth since the 2006 season, when the Cards clinched a spot in the Orange Bowl.

The 22nd ranked Cards finished the regular season with a 10-2 record and a share of the Big East Conference title.

Florida, from the Southeastern Conference, is 11-1 and ranked fourth in the country.

Local News
5:17 pm
Sat September 22, 2012

College Football: Florida 38, Kentucky 0

The Kentucky Wildcats fell to number 14 Florida 38-0 today in Gainesville.

UK played without starting quarterback Max Smith, who’s recovering  from  a shoulder injury. 

Replacement quarterback Morgan Newton struggled against the Gators, throwing three interceptions as the Wildcats lost to Florida for the 26th straight time.

Kentucky is now 1-3 on the season and will take on number 7 South Carolina next Saturday in Lexington.