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4:14 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

College Basketball: UK at North Carolina; U of L Faces WKU; IU vs Irish

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College basketball action this weekend has the Kentucky Wildcats facing North Carolina.

With two losses this season, UK has dropped to 11th in the latest Associated Press poll.    The Tar Heels are 6-2 and ranked 18th, with victories over Louisville and Michigan State.

Saturday's tipoff at Chapel Hill is at 5:15pm.

The Louisville Cards take on Western Kentucky tomorrow  at the KFC Yum Center.

U of L coach Rick Pitino says he’s generally pleased with his players’ performance so far this season, but it’s difficult to evaluate a team in December.

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Local News
12:00 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Nothing But Net: Talking Referees and How They're Changing the Game

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This week we re-cap the Arizona vs. Duke game, and it's possible impact on the national rankings; the freshman of the year race; a look at how Kentucky  vs. Cleveland State caused tense moments for Big Blue Nation; and recap Louisville's easy win over Southern Mississippi.

A longtime favorite squad of ours, the Georgetown Hoyas, merit discussion. Plus the season is sure to have a long-running debate regarding tighter rules on defense and the deeper implications of these new changes. All this week on Nothing But Net, the sports report that swings.

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Local News
10:52 pm
Sat November 30, 2013

College Football: Tennessee Beats Kentucky, 27-14

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Joshua Dobbs threw two touchdown passes and ran 40 yards for another, and Tennessee broke a four-game losing streak with a 27-14 over rival Kentucky on Saturday night.

The Volunteers (5-7, 2-6 Southeastern Conference) bounced back from their heartbreaking last-minute loss to Vanderbilt by scoring first-half touchdowns on long plays en route to their first victory since upsetting South Carolina in October. Tennessee avoided its first eight-loss season in program history and improved to 76-24-9 against the Wildcats.

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Local News
2:30 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

College Football Season Finales: Kentucky vs Tennessee, IU Hosts Purdue

The Kentucky Wildcats will host Tennessee Saturday in the college football season finale for both teams.  

Both archrivals are rebuilding their programs under new coaches.

Kentucky is 2-9 under first year coach Mark Stoops, who says it’s been a season of challenges, compounded by injuries and suspensions.

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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
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.

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4:15 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

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

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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
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
5:32 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

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

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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
12:10 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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