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7:00 am
Sun September 8, 2013

Rick Pitino to Join Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday

Rick Pitino
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University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today.

Pitino, who guided the Cardinals to a national title in April, is part of a seven member class that includes retired NBA players Bernard King and Gary Payton and former coaches Guy Lewis and Jerry Tarkanian.

The group will be inducted this  afternoon in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Local News
4:00 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

College Football: Cards Beat EKU; Kentucky Notches First Win; WKU Falls to Vols


Teddy Bridgewater threw four touchdown passes and John Wallace added three field goals as the number eight Louisville Cardinals defeated Eastern Kentucky 44-7 today at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

U of L improves to 2-0 on the season heading into next week’s showdown with the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

The Wildcats (1-1) captured their first victory for new head coach Mark Stoops, defeating Miami (Ohio) 41-7 at Commonwealth Stadium.

The Cards and Cats will square off next Saturday at noon.

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Local News
4:52 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

College Football: Cards Host EKU; UK Seeks First Win For Stoops


The Louisville Cardinals return to college football action Saturday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, where they will host Eastern Kentucky.    The Cards are ranked eighth in the country this week in the AP and USA Today/coaches polls. 

Coach Charlie Strong recorded his first Louisville victory against the Colonels in 2010.   

Both teams won their opening games this season.  Strong says he is pleased with his team’s 49-7 victory over Ohio.

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Local News
4:37 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

U of L Advances in College Football Polls

The Louisville Cards moved up a spot this week in college football’s Associated Press and USA Today/coaches polls.

U of L is ranked eighth in both polls after a 49-7 season-opening win over Ohio University Sunday.

The Cards take on Eastern Kentucky University Saturday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

Alabama captured the top spot in both college football polls this week.

Local News
7:24 pm
Sun September 1, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Easily Defeat the Ohio Bobcats

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The Louisville Cardinals handily defeated the Ohio Bobcats on Sunday to start the 2013 college football season.

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw five touchdown passes to lead the Cardinals to a 49-7 victory at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Bridgewater's back-up, Will Gardner, also threw a touchdown pass, his in the fourth quarter.

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Local News
6:00 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Facing High Expectations, Cards Open 2013 Season Sunday

The Louisville Cardinals return to action in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for the first time since their Sugar Bowl upset of Florida.

U of L takes on Ohio in the teams’ season opener Sunday afternoon.

Coach Charlie Strong’s Cardinals are ranked ninth in the country, their highest-ever preseason ranking.

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Local News
11:34 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Indiana University Wins Football Opener, 73-35

The Indiana Hoosiers began their college football season with a record-breaking 73-35 win over visiting Indiana State Thursday night.

IU's Nate Sudfeld threw four touchdown passes, and Tevin Coleman rushed for 169 yards and two more touchdowns.

The Hoosiers (1-0) scored 45 points in the first half, their highest total since the school started keeping records in 1949, and broke the Memorial Stadium scoring record by topping the 69 points Nebraska scored in 1978.

IU returns to action next Saturday in Bloomington, hosting Navy.

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Local News
4:48 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Former UK Basketball Star Wayne Turner Joins U of L Staff


University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has announced that former Kentucky star Wayne Turner is joining his staff as an assistant.

Turner played for Pitino for two seasons at UK, and helped the Wildcats reach three consecutive NCAA championship games.   He was part of UK’s 1996 and 1998 title teams, the second with coach Tubby Smith.

Pitino said in a statement that Turner will live with U of L players while helping coaches with game preparation, scouting and recruiting.

Local News
2:27 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

U of L/UK Football Game Will Become Teams' Season Finale Starting in 2014


The University of Louisville's annual September football showdown with Kentucky will now be a regular season-ending rivalry game starting next year.

The schools on Wednesday announced an agreement that shifts the intrastate matchup to the regular season's final weekend. Louisville will host the 2014 game on Nov. 29.

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Local News
7:07 am
Thu August 15, 2013

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

John Calipari
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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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