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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
6:57 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Once Bitter Rivals, Ky. Basketball Coaches Now Share The Mic

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 4:36 pm

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It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.

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Local News
3:54 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Cardinals Preparing for Saturday's Bowl Battle With Miami

The University of Louisville football team is in Orlando, Florida to prepare for Saturday’s Russell Athletic Bowl.

The 11-1 Cards will take on the 9-3 Miami Hurricanes.    

More than two dozen players on the U of L roster were recruited from the Miami area, including junior wide receiver Eli Rogers, who considered signing with the Hurricanes.

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Podcast
1:12 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Nothing But Net: The UK-UofL Rivalry Game is Upon Us

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All across Kentucky, people have had Saturday circled on their calendar since last December. It's the Rivalry Game. The Battle of the Bluegrass. Red vs. Blue. Cards vs. Cats. That day is finally upon us. Matt Anthony and I analyze this year's tilt with position breakdowns, and offer our prognostication. All this and more on this edition of Nothing But Net, the sports report that swings.

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Podcast
12:00 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Nothing But Net: The Politics of College Basketball

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This week, WFPL's  Phillip Bailey and Haven Harrington, host of WLOU's "Main Event Sports," join me for a discussion of the politics of the NCAA. Should college athletes be paid? Has time come when the sports world is ready for five "super conferences?" Has it all really come down to money? Is there a difference between major college sports and the professional sports world?

Please join us for a lively discussion this week, on Nothing But Net, the sports report that swings.

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Local News
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
9:57 pm
Sun December 8, 2013

Louisville Cardinals to Face Miami in Russell Athletic Bowl; No Bowl Bid For WKU

Louisville will play Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl Dec. 28 in Orlando.

The Cards accepted their bowl bid last week and found out today they will face the Hurricanes.

The 18th-ranked Cardinals (11-1) entered the preseason as the American Athletic Conference favorite, but blew a 21-point lead in their lone loss of the season to Central Florida.

The loss also dealt a blow to the Heisman Trophy campaign for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

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Local News
2:32 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

U of L Player Who Collapsed Diagnosed With Blood Clot

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University of Louisville basketball player Antonita Slaughter will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a blood clot in her lung.

Coach Jeff Walz says doctors determined the senior had a cardiac event when she collapsed while on the bench early in Tuesday night's victory against Missouri State. The clot was discovered during hospital testing.

Slaughter will immediately begin taking blood thinners that will end her season. Walz says "we're very fortunate this was discovered through testing."

Local News
4:40 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Cardinals, Bearcats to Battle Thursday for Keg of Nails

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A college football rivalry that dates back to 1929 will come to at least a temporary halt after Thursday's battle between the Louisville Cardinals and Cincinnati Bearcats.

This will be the 53rd meeting for possession of the Keg of Nails trophy and both teams’ regular season finale.    The Bearcats hold the series lead, 30-21-1, but the Cards won last year in overtime.

U of L moves to a new conference next season, so the future of the series is uncertain.

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Local News
2:32 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

U of L Basketball's Antonita Slaughter Undergoing Tests After Collapse During Game

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University of Louisville basketball player Antonita Slaughter has been undergoing tests at a hospital today after collapsing during Tuesday night’s game against Missouri State.

Slaughter slumped on the bench in the first half of U of L’s 91-49 win.

The senior was taken off the court on a stretcher.

Louisville coach Jeff Walz said Tuesday night that Slaughter, who was alert and talking at the hospital, showed no signs of feeling ill before the game.

Slaughter had started all nine games this season for the Cards, averaging 10 points and five rebounds.

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