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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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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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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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NBC’s Mike Tirico to visit LouisvilleKY for annual KDF Theyr’e Off! Luncheon

Louisville, KY.   –NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico, host of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, will be the featured speaker at the 62nd Annual They’re Off! Luncheon on Friday, April 20. The luncheon, first held in 1957, serves as the time-honored kick-off to each year’s Festival. It’s the second-oldest event on the Festival schedule. “I feel like I know Mike already, after spending two weeks watching and cheering on our Olympic athletes,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO. “We’re excited to welcome him to Louisville and to hear his stories.” The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Galt House East…


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LouisvilleKY’s Women’s Basketball Headed for NCAA Sweet 16

Story and photos from gocards.com Top-seeded Women’s Basketball Runs Past Marquette 90-72 to Advance to Sweet 16 Myisha Hines-Allen led the Cards with 24 points and 13 rebounds in her final home game. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Myisha Hines-Allen had 24 points and 13 rebounds, Asia Durr scored 19 points and top-seeded Louisville quickly pounced on No. 8 seed Marquette on the way to a 90-72 victory Sunday in the second round of the women’s NCAA Tournament. The Cardinals (34-2) advanced to their second consecutive Sweet 16 and will play 80 miles east in next weekend’s regional in Lexington, Kentucky. Hines-Allen and Durr made sure…


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Tickets on Sale as LouisvilleKy’s Cardinals Face Northern Kentucky in NIT First Round

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s basketball team has been selected to participate in the 2018 National Invitation Tournament and will face Northern Kentucky in the first round on Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in the KFC Yum! Center.  The game will be televised by ESPN. Season ticket holders in premium locations have been emailed instructions for the right to claim their seats until noon Monday.  Tickets located in the club sections, courtside, suites, terrace and premium boxes are $20 each for first round games.  All premium seats not purchased by noon Monday and all other remaining arena seats will go on sale to…


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LouisvilleKY’s Adel, Mahmoud, Spalding Earn ACC Honors  

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Three University of Louisville men’s basketball players have earned ACC postseason honors.  Junior forwards Deng Adel and Ray Spalding have been selected as honorable mention All-ACC selections while senior center Anas Mahmoud was named to the ACC All-Defensive team. Adel has been the Cardinals’ scoring leader in 13 games, including most recently leading UofL with 20 points and seven rebounds at NC State last Saturday.  A 6-5 forward from Melbourne, Australia, he has averaged 15.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists over the last five games after missing two games with an ankle injury.  Adel, who is…


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Big honors for LouisvilleKy’s women’s basketball

Story from gocards.com Durr Named ACC Player of the Year, Walz named ACC Coach of the Year The duo has helped lead the Cardinals to a 29-2 regular season record and an ACC title. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s basketball’s Asia Durr has been named ACC Player of the Year, while head coach Jeff Walz has been named ACC Coach of the Year, the league office announced today. It marks the second time in three years that a UofL player has won the honor as Myisha Hines-Allen took home ACC Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2015-16. It marks Walz’s first Coach of the Year…


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LouisvilleKY runners will get a special medal for this year’s Marathon/miniMarathon

Louisville, KY.   – Runners participating in this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon Presented by Humana will receive a historic finisher’s medal to take home with them. It’s the first time the design of the medal has featured Churchill Downs’ iconic Twin Spires, alongside the Festival’s Pegasus emblem. This year’s race is set for Saturday, April 28, and is the largest annual day of road racing in Kentucky. “We wanted this year’s medal to commemorate what has become a highlight of running our miniMarathon and Marathon,” said Mike Berry, President and CEO of the Kentucky Derby Festival. “We appreciate Churchill Downs collaborating…


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LouisvilleKY’s women earned No. 1 seed in ACC Tournament

Story and photos from gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – No. 4 Louisville women’s basketball’s 81-49 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon clinched its first ever Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament. The Cardinals open the tournament on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET against the No. 8 Syracuse/No. 9 Virginia Tech winner. The ACC championship marks Louisville’s first conference title since they won the 2001 C-USA regular season title and its first conference title under head coach Jeff Walz. UofL enters postseason play with a 29-2 record, which marks its most regular season wins in…