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12:35 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

College Football: U of L Hosts Rutgers in Rivalry Finale

The 8th-ranked Louisville Cardinals take on Rutgers tonight at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.  

Both programs will move to separate conferences next season, but before their rivalry comes to an end, the schools will square off in their lone meeting as American Athletic Conference members.

Coach Charlie Strong’s Cardinals are undefeated in five games heading into the contest, which will be televised nationally by ESPN.  

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3:26 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Overwhelm Temple Owls; UK Falls Short at South Carolina; IU Beats Penn State

Credit University of Louisville athletics

Teddy Bridgewater threw for 348 yards and two touchdowns to keep No. 7 Louisville undefeated with a 30-7 win over winless Temple on Saturday.

Bridgewater made it look easy against the overwhelmed Owls (0-5, 0-2 American Athletic Conference). He threw for 228 yards in the first half to help the Cardinals roll to a 24-0 lead.

The Cardinals (5-0, 1-0) lost a bid for their second straight shutout when Temple scored with 38 seconds left.

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5:01 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

College Football: Cards Visit Temple; UK at South Carolina; IU Hosts Penn State


In college football, the Louisville Cardinals return to action after a week off.  Number seven U of L opens conference play against the Temple Owls in Philadelphia Saturday,  with kickoff set for noon.

The Kentucky Wildcats are trying to get back on the winning track after two straight losses, but they’ll have their work cut out for them tomorrow night at South Carolina.

South Carolina is 3-1 on the season.   Coach Steve Spurrier’s team is ranked 12th in this week’s coaches’ poll.   UK is 1-2 and coming off losses to Louisville and Florida.

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4:49 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Pitino Not 'Bent Out of Shape' Over Boston Radio Show Insult

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Rick Howlett

The defending national champion Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team will hold the first of three public scrimmages this weekend. 

Coach Rick Pitino says guard Kevin Ware has been cleared to begin full physical workouts.  Ware broke his leg during this year’s NCAA regional final against Duke.    The Red-White scrimmages will be held the next three Saturdays at the KFC Yum Center.

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4:04 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

College Football: Rebuilding Wildcats Hoping to Snap 26-Game Losing Streak to Gators

The University of Kentucky football team will try to end a long losing streak to Florida when the Wildcats take on the Gators tomorrow in Lexington.

Kentucky’s last win over Florida was in November of 1986, a 10-3 victory at Commonwealth Stadium.

Last season, the Gators beat the Wildcats for the 26th straight time, a 38-0 drubbing in Gainesville.

First-year UK coach Mark Stoops says his players can use the streak as motivation if they want, but shouldn’t let it become a distraction.

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3:38 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

Cards Crush Florida International 72-0

Teddy Bridgewater threw four touchdown passes and Louisville's defense allowed a school-record 30 yards, helping the Cardinals blow out Florida International 72-0 on Saturday.

It was the highest scoring game for the Cardinals (4-0) since a 73-10 victory over Murray State in 2007. It also matched the school's fourth-largest margin of victory.

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12:50 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

College Football: Undefeated Cards Host Florida International

The Louisville Cards return to action this weekend, hosting Florida International in their final non-conference game of the season. 

U of L is ranked sixth in this week’s  national coaches’ poll and is heavily favored over the Panthers, who beat the Cards two years ago but have struggled to an 0-3 record this season.

Cards coach Charlie Strong says he likes his team’s maturity, which was evident when the Cards got off to a shaky start last weekend against Kentucky.

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6:32 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Cardinals, Wildcats to Battle for Governor's Cup, Football Bragging Rights

The Governor's Cup Trophy

In college football, the annual battle for the Governor’s Cup moves to Lexington as the Louisville Cardinals take on the Kentucky Wildcats Saturday.

U of L is 2-0, with victories over Ohio University and Eastern Kentucky, and is ranked seventh in the country.      This will be the Cards’ first road game of the season.

Kentucky lost its season opener to Western Kentucky but bounced back last week with a victory over Miami (Ohio), the first for new coach Mark Stoops. 

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7:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Kentucky Wildcats are No. 1 in the State — in Specialty License Plates

Credit Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats kickoff their annual football game Saturday with the team in red as big favorites. But, if you're heading to Lexington—or just driving around the state—what type of license plates are you most likely to see?

Well, University of Kentucky plates. The UK logo is on 25,533 specialty license plates, according to  2012 data provided to WFPL from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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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.