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Local News
7:00 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Nate Silver: Louisville Cardinals Have Best Chance to Win Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament

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Louisville Cardinals fans and many, many others weren't too pleased Sunday when the men's team was made a No. 4 seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

The fans thought the Cardinals, who dominated the American Athletic Conference, should've been seeded higher. Sports commentators agreed.

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Local News
12:06 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Up Front TV: Louisville Cardinals' Tom Jurich on How to Build an Elite College Athletics Program

Tom Jurich
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With all the chatter about Charlie Strong leaving the University of Louisville football program for the University of Texas, athletic director Tom Jurich is back in the hot seat: Who to hire as the next Louisville Cardinals football coach? How will the program handle switching to the ACC under new leadership?

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3:49 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Kentucky State Auditor Plans to Contact Mayor Greg Fischer About KFC Yum Center

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Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen will soon contact Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to discuss a potential audit of the KFC Yum Center.

The arena recently suffered a downgrade of its debt to junk status.  Louisville Metro Councilman Dan Johnson is calling for an audit.

Auditor's office spokeswoman Stephanie Hoelscher says Edelen will call Fischer about the matter soon.

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Local News
3:14 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Louisville Metro Councilman Calls for Review of KFC Yum Center-UofL Lease After S&P Lowers Rating

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Standard & Poor's has reduced the rating of bonds used to pay for the construction of the KFC Yum Center.

The lower rating of "BB" from "BBB-" on senior lien bonds stems from concerns that the tax increment financing district used to pay part of the debt isn't performing as previously expected, the financial services agency said. The downgrade lowers the bonds below investment grade to "junk" status.

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Local News
3:59 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

U of L Men's Basketball Team to Play Three Public Scrimmages

U of L Guard Russ Smith

The national champion University of Louisville men’s basketball team will conduct three preseason scrimmages next month.

The games will be held October 5, 12 and 19 at the KFC Yum Center.    The two latter games tip off  at 3:30pm; the starting time for the October 5  game will be announced later.

The Cards won their third NCAA title in April, finishing the season with a 35-5 record and a 16-game winning streak.

Local News
7:07 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Kentucky Wildcats Led Nation in 2012-13 Men's Basketball Attendance

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The Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team did not have a great 2012-13 season. Fresh off a national championship, they finished 21-12 and had a disappointing run in the National Invitational Tournament.

The Louisville Cardinals, on the other hand, finished 35-5 and won the national title.

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Local News
4:27 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Fair Board OKs Agreement to Get $1.47 Million Payment to Sever KFC Yum Center Ties

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The relationship between the Kentucky State Fair Board and the KFC Yum Center has moved closer to conclusion with the fair board’s approval of a compensation plan for its costs from running the arena.

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2:53 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Lexington Gets Update on Rupp Arena Project

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In about a month, more details are expected on who should design the renovation of Lexington’s Rupp Arena. The overall project to refurbish the sports arena along with the Lexington Convention Center carries an estimated price tag of close to $300 million.

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10:42 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Noise and Notes: Not-So-Super PAC Progress Kentucky, Yum Center Woes, 'Cannabis Majority'

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The Louisville-based super PAC Progress Kentucky made national news this week when WFPL broke the story of them attacking Senator Mitch McConnell’s wife based on her Asian heritage.

Leaders with the group have apologized—twice, but just about every Democrat has denounced them or kept their distance, and McConnell has pounced on the comments since returning home.

Even the senator's harshest critics have cried foul.

From The Courier-Journal:

This is no way to defeat McConnell. If anything, it does what McConnell cannot do for himself. It remarkably casts him in a sympathetic light.

But some observers have pointed out Progress received sparse coverage from the local media to being with while getting plenty from national outlets.

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Local News
6:00 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Report: Virginia Beach No Longer Seeking NBA Franchise

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One fewer city is pursuing an NBA franchise.

Virginia Beach's mayor said Tuesday that the city is "withdrawing" from efforts to build an 18,500 seat arena in the community with an NBA team as the main tenant, the Virginian-Pilot newspaper reported.

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