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Louisville KY officials say ‘Bring it’ to Winter’s worst

Photos from Mayor Greg Fischer’s Facebook page. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (November 12, 2015) – Louisville Metro’s Snow Team is ready for whatever Mother Nature brings our way this winter, Mayor Greg Fischer declared today. Fischer was surrounded by the 265-member Snow Team and an assortment of plows and other snow fighting equipment during the announcement at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. “These dedicated men and women stand ready to answer the call to leave their homes at all hours to make the roads safe for the rest of us as often as necessary,” Fischer said. The Snow Team is led by Metro…


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University of Louisville tickets go on sale tomorrow

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A limited number of single-game tickets for the University of Louisville’s home men’s basketball non-conference games in the KFC Yum! Center this season will go on sale on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 9 a.m.  A special nine-game ticket package for all of the Cardinals’ ACC home games is also available.   Single-game tickets are $43 each, with the exception of the two $48 Billy Minardi Classic doubleheaders, and are located in the upper corners and end court areas of the arena. Tickets will be on sale at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Papa…


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In Football, It was Reality Weekend In Louisville KY

A Not-So-Great Louisville KY Football Weekend In college sports, this really is a basketball town. Make that state. OK, region. It becomes evident every October, and is usually drilled home in November. Exhibit A – Yesterday’s results. The brightest moment for an area school was Louisville’s ugly 17-14 win over Boston College at home. And by bright, I mean a game that included 21 punts, and 4 fumbles, played under gray skies, and occasional rain, in a half-empty stadium. Bobby Petrino’s offensive genius label is peeling off as quickly as the school’s reputation for high morals, as the Card QB…


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THE WEEK: Scandal in Louisville KY, and Then the Good News

Louisville KY’s Latest Scandal Update: It looks like Olivia Pope and the President will. . . On, not that scandal. Around here, the big news was Tuesday’s all-day Card-bashing fest on ESPN. The network interviewed Katina Powell, who has retained local attorney Larry Wilder, and let Powell expose evidence that she was operating a brothel of sorts at Minardi Hall. ESPN said it had five former players and recruits to corroborate the story, and a money trail directly from Andre McGee to Powell. My TAKE: Believe me, everyone has an opinion. Mine is that the school won’t soon recover in…


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Did you go to last week’s University of Louisville football game? You just may find yourself in pictures

  From gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As part of the Sept. 17 football game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, an ultra-high resolution 360-degree fan photo was taken of Louisville Cardinals fans. The interactive photo – powered by Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas – allows fans to find and tag themselves, share the views with friends, enter to win cool prizes, and celebrate the game in incredible detail. The image is billions of pixels in size (yes, that’s billion with a “b”)! See the incredible fan photo NOW at: http://gigapixel.panoramas.com/louisville/football/20150917/  


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Louisville Football Looking to Work Through Tough Start

From gocards.com. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – One of the most telling characteristics of a team is how it handles adversity. The Cardinals have dropped three-consecutive games, including two to top-15 opponents. However, like the team, the season is young, and Louisville is hoping to grow from its mistakes. Losers of their first three games by a total of 13 points, the Cardinals are looking to snap a four-game losing streak dating back to last season, which is the longest since 2008 when UofL dropped five games to close the season. It’s a streak that head coach Bobby Petrino, who owns a…


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Will Clemson Spoil the Blackout Party?

Expect a huge and raucous crowd tonight at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Louisville is a six-point underdog against the Tigers, who U of L is asking fans to wear black in a “blackout”,  a tradition started at U of L in 2003, for the nationally-televised (7:30 on ESPN) contest. Clemson is ranked 11th. Bobby Petrino’s Cards must pull the upset to avoid an 0-3 start to the season. Still in question is the identity of the Cardinals’ quarterback. Reggie Bonnafon started against Auburn, but was pulled in favor of freshman phenom Lamar Jackson, who nearly led U of L to…


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Louisville Football gets ready for Thursday night game

From www.gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – There is something special about weeknight games at the University of Louisville. Some of the greatest football games in school history have occurred on non-Saturday’s, and this Thursday’s “Black Out” versus No. 9 Clemson should be no different. Head coach Bobby Petrino was the first coach to institute “Black Outs” at UofL games, starting the tradition in 2006 when No. 3 West Virginia visited Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in an unbelievable Thursday night atmosphere, and a 44-34 win for the fifth-ranked Cardinals. Petrino looks for the same magic this Thursday agsinst a top 10 team…


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THE WEEK: Good News from Google and other Interesting Folks in the ‘Ville

Let’s start out with what I didn’t do this week — there were no trips to Riverport, no meals on Dixie Highway and no annoying phone calls. That left more time to pursue stories for LouisvilleKY.com and to produce a great episode of the Rusty Satellite Show. It was a productive week for the city as well, especially with yesterday’s announcement about Google Fiber potentially coming here. A Even Better Week for WKU: Coach Jeff Brohm‘s Hilltoppers had the only win over a Southeastern Conference school on the opening weekend of college football, surviving a 14-12 thriller over Vandy in…


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Fired up for Football? Here are Some Changes at PJCS

It’s time to get fired up for the home opener at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. After last week’s performance in Atlanta, Card fans, including Tom Jurich, has some pretty amazing expectations for the Noon Kickoff against Houston. The main one being the home debut of Lamar Jackson. Hear my interview with Jurich here. U of L announced some improvements to the fan experience that I’m pretty excited about. NO BLOOD ON THE TRACKS: You haven’t been going to game long if you haven’t come up to the railroad tracks beside the field and thought – hey I wish I could…