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Mack Fills LouisvilleKy’s Coaching Staff with Three Experienced Assistants

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three experienced assistant men’s basketball coaches have joined head coach Chris Mack’s staff at the University of Louisville, including Dino Gaudio, Luke Murray and Mike Pegues.  Pegues (pronounced puh-GEESE) has worked as an assistant coach with Mack for the past six seasons at Xavier, Murray has been an assistant coach with Mack for the past three seasons at Xavier, and Gaudio is a former basketball television analyst who has 23 years of collegiate coaching experience, including a stint at Wake Forest with Mack.  Luke Murray Murray has operated on college basketball staffs for the last 11 seasons…


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LouisvilleKY’s Jim Beam teams up with Budweiser for new drink

Louisville, KY., –  /PRNewswire/ — Budweiser and Jim Beam® bourbon are toasting to the future as they join their 365 collective years of stateside distilling and brewing history to kick off a new friendship and marketing collaboration. The all-American pair have introduced a new taste of history to beer and bourbon fans alike through a cross-merchandising program starting in the spring and a new collaborative brew launching in the fall. Starting this month, the two brands will begin appearing together at bars and retail venues across the country, just in time for baseball season. Inspired by the “beer and a…


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Ticket Prices Set for Breeders’ Cup World Championships at LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs

Louisville, KY., – The Breeders’ Cup has announced ticket prices and availability for the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be held on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 at historic Churchill Downs. This marks the ninth time that Churchill Downs will host the Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events consisting of 14 races and purses and awards totaling more than $30 million. Available seating options include Dining, Reserved and Box Seating, and General Admission. Group packages are also available for groups of 18 or more, as well as custom fan experience packages through Breeders’ Cup Experiences, the Official Fan Experience Package provider…


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Dr. Neeli Bendapudi named the 18th president of the University of Louisville

Story and photos from www.louisville.edu Academic, business and community leader has over three decades of experience A University of Kansas provost with extensive academic and business experience has been selected as the next president at the University of Louisville. Neeli Bendapudi, Ph.D., provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas, was selected after a months-long search that drew more than 50 candidates from across the nation. The UofL Board of Trustees approved her appointment at a special meeting Tuesday, April 3. She is expected to start at UofL on May 15. “We conducted a thorough search for a…


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Tomorrow is Wear Red Day for all of LouisvilleKY

Mayor Fischer proclaims Friday ‘Wear Red Day’ to support women’s Final Four-bound Cardinals LouisvilleKY., – Mayor Greg Fischer has proclaimed that Friday will be Wear Red Day in Louisville to support the Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team in the Final Four. The Mayor is asking citizens across the community to wear Cardinal red on Friday, when the team takes on Mississippi State for a spot in the women’s NCAA Tournament championship game. If UofL wins, the Mayor asks that citizens again wear Cardinal red on Sunday to support the team as they play for the national championship. “What the Cardinals have…


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LouisvilleKY’s South Points 2018 Scenic Map released

Story from LouisvilleKY.gov… Louisville, KY., – Mayor Fischer, the Southwest Dream Team and Metro Council members today were joined by local business owners and residents to unveil the 2018 edition of the South Points Scenic Area Map. It is the fourth rendition of the map, which has expanded its outreach year over year to include more local businesses and attractions, including this year, Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay. Also new to this year’s map is an inaugural food district, called “Dine South Points,” which highlights the cultural eateries of the South Points Scenic Area, near Iroquois Park and south to…


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LouisvilleKY’s Fourth Street Live! announces Derby lineup

  LOUISVILLE, KY (MARCH 26, 2018)- As the Kentucky Derby is quickly approaching, Fourth Street Live! announces its highly anticipated three-night Derby concert series. Derby is Louisville’s biggest event of the year, therefore, Fourth Street Live! strives to present the triple crown of performances each year, and 2018 is no exception.  The Fourth Street Live! stage will come to life as it welcomes country stars Dan + Shay and Justin Moore, as well as EDM artists Elephante and Audien. The series will run from Thursday, May 3—Saturday, May 5; each show begins at 8p.m., and doors open at 7p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 3 – DAN + SHAY The Derby concert series kicks off…


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New Beginnings for LouisvilleKY’s Men’s basketball program

Chris Mack Chosen to Lead Louisville Men’s Basketball Program LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Chris Mack, whose teams have participated in the NCAA Tournament in eight of his nine seasons as a head coach, has been selected as the head coach of the University of Louisville men’s basketball team. In nine seasons as the head coach at Xavier University, Mack guided the Musketeers to a 215-97 record and eight NCAA Tournament appearances (the last five straight years), including reaching the Sweet 16 on four occasions and the Elite Eight in 2017.  His teams won or shared three conference regular season championships while…


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LouisvilleKY’s School Board Approves ‘Major’ Changes

Story from JCPS’s website… JCPS to move forward on centralized Newcomer Academy, reorganization of central office Louisville, KY., – On March 27, the Jefferson County Board of Education approved two major initiatives led by Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio that will strengthen support to students and schools: create a centralized location for the Newcomer Academy and implement the phase-one reorganization of the district’s central office. “Both of these initiatives build on the day-one priorities I announced as acting superintendent: strengthening culture and climate, boosting student learning and improving organizational coherence,” Dr. Pollio said. “These are innovative, needed…


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LouisvilleKY’s cards leaving TODAY for Final Four

From GoCards.com… LOUISVILLE, Ky. – On Sunday afternoon, University of Louisville women’s basketball downed Oregon State, 76-43, to clinch the program’s third trip to the Final Four. The Cardinals are slated to face Mississippi State in the national semifinal on Friday night in Columbus, Ohio, and we need your help in sending this historic team off in style. The team will depart for Columbus TODAY at 4:30 p.m. ET from the Yum! Center Practice Facility (2432  S. Floyd Street on campus) and you’re invited to line the sidewalk in Cardinal red and cheer loud to show the Cardinals how much you…