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A letter from UofL President Postel on the NCAA infractions

Louisville, KY., – This letter was posted Tuesday on UofL’s website following news that the NCAA has upheld the punishment leveled against the university and it’s men’s basketball program.   Dear UofL Family, Today the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee upheld earlier penalties imposed on the University of Louisville, including vacation of victories from 2011 to 2015. That includes the 2013 national championship and the 2012 Final Four appearance. I cannot say this strongly enough: We believe the NCAA is simply wrong. We disagree with the NCAA ruling for reasons we clearly stated in our appeal. And we made a strong case…


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Sign-ups for LouisvilleKy’s Parks youth baseball, softball leagues underway

  Louisville, KY., – After a successful inaugural season in 2017, Louisville Parks and Recreation will again be operating youth baseball and softball leagues at Wyandotte Park in south Louisville for children ages 6-18. Sign-ups are available online now at this link. Tee ball ($20 entry fee) will be available for children ages 6 and under. Softball and baseball league ($40 entry fee) divisions are as follows: ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18. In addition to the cost of joining the league, entry fees cover the cost of the uniform and rental of a glove if necessary. Player sign-ups…


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LouisvilleKY’s Parks and Recreation takes over operation of Quail Chase Golf Club

Photos from Quail Golf Club’s Facebook page… Louisville, KY., – Louisville Parks and Recreation has assumed responsibility for the operation of Quail Chase Golf Club, a 27-hole championship-level course located on the Jefferson/Bullitt county line 20 minutes south of downtown Louisville. The addition brings a marquee golf destination to Parks and Recreation’s portfolio of courses, including nine municipally run tracks located within the Louisville Metro area. Metro acquired the facility and improvements Feb. 1 from Golf Development Company Inc. for $850,000. Through the agreement, Golf Development Inc. will make an annual $25,000 donation to the First Tee of Louisville for…


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Five to Enter LouisvilleKY’s Athletics Hall of Fame

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Five outstanding individuals will be inducted into the University of Louisville Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 2, in the Brown & Williamson Club of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The impressive list consists of Keola Calderon, a member of the Cardinals’ initial softball class who was honored on the Conference USA All-Decade team; Sharon Bellamy Richardson, UofL’s ninth-leading career scorer who helped the Cardinals’ women’s basketball team reach three NCAA Tournament appearances; Adrian Cann, an All-America soccer defender who was twice named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year; Reece Gaines, an All-American men’s basketball player for the Cardinals who…


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Five to Enter Prestigious UofL Athletics Hall of Fame in LouisvilleKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Five outstanding individuals will be inducted into the University of Louisville Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 2, in the Brown & Williamson Club of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The impressive list consists of Keola Calderon, a member of the Cardinals’ initial softball class who was honored on the Conference USA All-Decade team; Sharon Bellamy Richardson, UofL’s ninth-leading career scorer who helped the Cardinals’ women’s basketball team reach three NCAA Tournament appearances; Adrian Cann, an All-America soccer defender who was twice named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year; Reece Gaines, an All-American men’s basketball player for the Cardinals who is…


Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon 2017

LouisvilleKY’s Derby Festival gives runners VIP Incentives to race

Louisville, KY.   – The Kentucky Derby Festival is offering runners the ultimate race day with a new VIP Experience Presented by ZEGGZ. This new VIP package is for runners participating it the 2018 miniMarathon/Marathon Presented by Walmart and Humana on Saturday, April 28, 2018.   Runners can upgrade to VIP status once they register for the race at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com. Tickets for the VIP Experience are $65 each and include the following amenities: Early access to Race Expo & Packet Pick-up Reserved parking at the Start/Finish Line Finish line hospitality featuring ZEGGZ chef-on-demand and a signature cocktail by Jim Beam Complimentary runner recovery massages by…


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LouisvilleKY’s Mayor Fischer, Louisville City FC invites public to pep rally ahead of league championship game

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville City FC are inviting the public to rally at 4 p.m. Friday at Fourth Street Live! to gear up the players, coaches and fans for the USL Cup championship game. Louisville City FC plays for the USL championship against the Swope Park Rangers at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Slugger Field. Louisville City reached its first USL championship game after defeating defending USL champion New York Red Bulls II on Saturday in front of more than 10,000 fans. “Just like our city itself, Louisville City FC has built impressive momentum over the…


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11th Annual Derby City Cup this weekend at LouisvilleKY’s Joe Creason Park

  Louisville, Ky. – A new cyclocross course at Joe Creason Park will debut at the 11th annual Derby City Cup for amateur and professional cyclocross competitions Nov. 4-5. Athletes and spectators also will be treated to new sounds and tastes at the B4 Festival – bikes, bands, beer, and barbeque – at the venue on Nov. 4 during the world-class bicycle competitions. Races on Saturday will feature the nation’s best pro women and men as they battle for the $35,000 prize purse in the grand finale of the Sho-Air US Cup-CX Series. These UCI Category 2 races also provide points for USA Cycling’s Pro Cyclocross Calendar (ProCX). On…


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LouisvilleKY’s Rick Pitino is off the UofL team, fired today by Board of Trustees

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley   Louisville, KY., – Multiple news sources are reporting that Rick Pitino has officially been fired from the University of Louisville Men’s Basketball program. Pitino had been on administrative leave since Sept. 27 when the FBI announced an investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball.  The university’s board of trustees voted this afternoon to formally terminate the Hall of Fame coach’s contract. According to ESPN.com, Pitino’s attorney (Steve Pence) submitted an affidavit on his behalf at today’s meeting, stating the termination was unjust. “I do not dispute ULAA’s right to terminate my employment at its discretion,” Pitino’s…


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Johnson Joins cardinal Staff as LouisvilleKy’s Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Trent Johnson, who has 36 years of coaching experience including 17 years as a head coach at four collegiate programs, has joined the University of Louisville men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach. “Coach Johnson is highly experienced,” said UofL Acting Head Coach David Padgett.  “I’ve personally known him for a long time.  He was the head coach at Nevada when his son and I played in high school together.  He is going to bring a wealth of knowledge to our program.  He’s someone that I will be able to lean on and our players will…