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LouisvilleKY’s interim university president: ‘We will appeal’

Interim President Greg Postel’s statement on NCAA ruling: Today, we received the ruling from the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Committee on Infractions in the case involving improper activities that took place in Billy Minardi Hall several years ago. The committee has accepted our self-imposed penalties and levied additional severe penalties that we believe are excessive. The entire UofL community is saddened by what took place. It never should have happened, and that is why the school acted to severely penalize itself in 2016. Today, however, the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions went beyond what we consider to be fair and reasonable….


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NCAA levels sanctions against LouisvilleKY’s Cardinals

 Story from NCAA.com Emily James | NCAA.com A former Louisville director of basketball operations acted unethically when he committed serious violations by arranging striptease dances and sex acts for prospects, student-athletes and others, and did not cooperate with the investigation, according to a Division I Committee on Infractions panel. The head men’s basketball coach violated NCAA head coach responsibility rules when he did not monitor the activities of his former operations director. Penalties prescribed by the panel include four years of probation for the university; a suspension from the first five Atlantic Coast Conference games of the 2017-18 season for…


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LouisvilleKY sees Impressive Year for its Cardinals

  Louisville, KY., – The University of Louisville’s appearance in the College World Series will cap off a terrific 2016-17 season for the Cardinals. Lofty team finishes, impressive individual achievements and nationally recognized academic success have highlighted UofL’s extremely productive academic year.   18 NCAA PARTCIPANTS — Eighteen UofL sports – 10 men’s and eight women’s – had teams or individuals participate in NCAA postseason competition in 2016-17.  Baseball has won a school-record 52 games and has advanced to its fourth College World Series, including its third in the last five years.  UofL’s men’s soccer team was the No. 4…


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Cards to Get Purdue in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

from U of L The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will face Purdue for the second straight year in the 2017 Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind.  Dates, times and television will be announced later. Ranked 15th nationally in the final Associated Press and USA Today polls last season, Purdue achieved a 27-8 record, won its 23rd Big Ten regular-season championship and reached the NCAA Tournament where it fell to Kansas in the Midwest Region semifinal.  Six of its top seven scorers return, led by 6-8 senior forward Vincent Edwards (12.6 ppg, 4.9 apg), 7-2…


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BikeShare Program Launches in Old Louisville, Downtown, Nulu

 NOTE: Hear an interview with the city’s Rolf Eisinger about the program on the Rusty Satellite Show Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville’s bike share program, called LouVelo, is now live and ready for use. LouVelo is owned by the city, which has contracted with CycleHop, a leading operator of major municipal bike share programs throughout North America, to run the program. The bicycles and station equipment are provided by PBSC, North America’s largest provider of bike share equipment. The LouVelo network will begin with 305 bikes positioned at 27 stations in downtown, Old Louisville, NuLu, and points in…


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Mornings at Churchill with the Contenders and Wagner’s

The magic of Derby Week is best exemplified in the pre-dawn mist any morning on the backside at Churchill Downs. Walk in from Longfield, and you see the effort it takes to stage the sport’s premier event. The beautiful beasts you encounter in the few hundred yards walking are bigger than you’d expect. They’re lively, too, heads bobbing through their stables, neighs heard from near and far away. You see exercise riders atop their steeds, guiding the stars of the show back and forth to the racing surface. Grooms pace around barns leading thoroughbreds by their bridles. You see the famous names on…


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Here’s another round-up of LouisvilleKY’s Kentucky Derby Festival’s latest news

FUTURE CAT, CARDS AND HOOSIERS STAND OUT AT BASKETBALL CLASSIC Louisville, KY. –  A crowd of 4,812 was on hand Saturday night at Freedom Hall as Team Lightning defeated Team Thunder 122-109 in the 44th Annual Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic presented by Papa John’s. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (University of Kentucky) was named Team Lightning MVP. WKU signee Taveion Hollingsworth was named MVP of Team Thunder. Xavier signee Naji Marshall was named the “Fan Favorite” in online voting by fans and spectators at the game. This year’s game featured top rated recruits from the nation’s top college basketball programs, including University of Louisville signees…


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LouisvilleKy’s soccer team to get new Butchertown stadium

Story and photos from www.louisvillecityfc.com Louisville, Ky., – Three years ago, feeling Louisville needed professional sports to attract and retain talented young people in our community, 41 local residents launched a soccer club around which our town could rally. Aptly named Louisville City FC, the team has quickly built a reputation for winning and drawing some of the United Soccer League’s largest crowds. A study conducted last year by the City of Louisville determined a soccer-specific stadium is needed to maintain and grow the game here. Now, after months of work with various property owners, Louisville City FC is a step…


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Kentucky Derby Festival is kicking into high gear in LouisvilleKY

Here’s a roundup of the latest news from the Kentucky Derby Festival: More information can also be found at kdf.org.   Task competition to determine winner of the 2017 Great Steamboat Race   Louisville, KY.   – The jousting has begun for the 2017 Great Steamboat Race set for Wednesday, May 3, on the Ohio River. Representatives of the Kentucky Derby Festival, the Belle of Louisville and the Belle of Cincinnati also participated in a Four Roses Bourbon tasting to determine which single-barrel bourbons would be served aboard each vessel during the race. The Four Roses barrel coded HW 48-4J was…


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Cards’ Center Matz Stockman to leave LouisvilleKY

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville junior center Matz Stockman will transfer to the University of Minnesota at the conclusion of the spring semester.  Stockman will sit out the 2017-18 season as a transfer before playing his final collegiate season the following year.   “I’ve had a great time at Louisville the last three years,” said Stockman.  “I’ve learned a lot, gotten to know a great many people and have become very close with our coaches and players.  I’m incredibly grateful for my time here.  I’ve improved a lot since I first arrived on campus and I will be…