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Three “Color” Events Set for Upcoming LouisvilleKY Men’s Basketball Games  

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three “color” events are among upcoming special events for fans at the remaining five University of Louisville men’s basketball home games in the KFC Yum! Center. UofL opens the month of February with its annual “White Out” game when the Cardinals face No. 9 North Carolina in the KFC Yum! Center on Feb. 2.  Fans are encouraged to wear white attire for the 2 p.m. game.  Louisville has won seven of its previous 12 games with “White Out” promotions, including knocking off four ranked opponents in those games when the arena was a bright white.   The…


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LouisvilleKY’s famous Boat, RF and Sportshow now underway

Show features new 5,000-gallon fish tank with live demos, Yogi Bear™ appearance, Poker Run and more! LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – The Progressive® Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow  has returned this week, transforming the Kentucky Exposition Center into a one-stop marketplace for outdoors enthusiasts until Jan. 29, 2019. Attendees can browse, board and buy hundreds of the newest-model boats, RVs and accessories, and enjoy fun activities for the whole family. The 2019 Progressive Insurance Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow will feature many returning favorites, plus a brand-new lineup of exhibitors and activities for all ages. Returning this year, attendees can test their boating abilities…


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LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs announces Kentucky Derby Purse Raised to $3 Million

Louisville, KY., – The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) on Saturday, May 4 will be the richest in history as the purse for America’s greatest race and first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown has been elevated to a guaranteed $3 million. The substantial $1 million increase to the 1 ¼-mile Kentucky Derby for 3-year-olds highlights a record-setting, 34-race stakes schedule cumulatively worth $12.03 million for Churchill Downs’ 2019 Spring Meet. Fifteen of the races received significant purse hikes, including the Old Forester Turf Classic (GI), Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) and Humana Distaff (GI),…


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Ready to Train for LouisvilleKy’s famous road race

Louisville, KY., – Today is the kick-off for the Norton Sports Health Derby Festival Training Program to prepare runners and walkers for the Humana Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon set for Saturday, April 27. The free 15-week Norton Sports Health Training Program offers training tips and weekly group runs for participants with all levels of experience. Runners and walkers can register for the training program online at www.derbyfestivalmarathon.com.   The kick-off includes distribution of the free training manual; overview of the 2019 miniMarathon and Marathon; as well as introduction of the Norton Sports Health Training Experts and Physicians. Participants will…


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Jody Davis Returns to LouisvilleKY as Bats Manager

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Cincinnati Reds have announced that Jody Davis will manage the Louisville Bats for the 2019 season, becoming the 21st manager in franchise history. Davis compiled a 69-68 record in 2018 as manager of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, then Double-A affiliate of the Reds. Davis returns to Louisville after spending two seasons as hitting coach for the Bats under managerDelino DeShields from 2016-17. Returning to the Louisville coaching staff for 2019 are pitching coach Jeff Fassero, who returns for his fourth season, hitting coach Leon “Bull” Durham, returning for his second season, as well as bench coach Dick Schofield, who took over as Bats manager on…


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Planet Fitness, Kuebers Donate $3 Million For LouisvilleKY training Facility Expansion  

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rick and David Kueber (pronounced KEE-ber), leading Planet Fitness franchisees and co-founders of Sun Tan City, have committed $3 million toward the expansion of the University of Louisville’s campus training facility for men’s and women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse. “We’re thrilled to be continuing our support of Cardinal athletics with this gift,” said Rick Kueber. “The vision Vince Tyra has for the department and the positive energy coming from Coach (Chris) Mack, Coach (Jeff) Walz, Coach (Scott) Teeter and their student-athletes made this an easy decision for us. We’re proud to have our brand and our name…


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Scott Satterfield Hired to Lead LouisvilleKY’s Football program

Satterfield won 51 games during his six seasons at Appalachian State. Story and photos from GoCards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Scott Satterfield, who guided his teams to three consecutive Sun Belt Conference championships, has agreed to a six-year contract to become the 23rd football head coach at the University of Louisville, Vice-President/Director of Athletics Vince Tyra announced on Tuesday. “When I set out looking for a new head coach, I recognized Scott early in the process as someone I was confident in leading this football program,” Tyra said. “Following his career very closely, his teams are statistically very sound on both sides of the…


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Messer/Harmon JV to build LouisvilleKY’s soccer stadium

Same firm did Cardinal Stadium expansion; strong minority commitment LOUISVILLE – Messer/Harmon JV has been selected to build Louisville City Football Club’s new stadium in the historic and burgeoning Butchertown area. Construction begins in earnest this week. Messer Construction is one of the region’s largest building contracters and is employee-owned with nearly 120 works n the Louisville area. Harmon Construction, based in North Vernon, Ind., has strong ties to Louisville. William A. “Billy” Harmon, the firm’s president, played basketball for the University of Louisville from 1973–77. Messer and Harmon previously teamed up to manage the expansion of the University of Louisville’s…


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USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships to be held in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY – The USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships will be held Dec. 11-16, 2018, at Joe Creason Park, the first time the event has been held in Louisville. The national championships will feature nearly 2,000 top professional and amateur riders competing over the course of the week from 45 states.   Forty-two national titles are on the line; male and female national champions will be crowned in the Junior, Senior, Collegiate, U23, Masters and Elite categories. Athletes range in age from 10 to 85 years old.   The event will be held on a cyclocross course at Joe Creason…


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Registration to train for LouisvilleKY’s famous road race is now open

 Louisville, KY., – If you’re planning to run or walk your way to the finish line of the Humana Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon or Marathon in April, the Norton Sports Health FREE Training Program will give you a jumpstart. The 15-week program helps prepare runners and walkers for the Derby Festival’s road races.  Registration for the FREE program is now open online at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com. The Norton Sports Health Training Program offers training guidelines and weekly group runs for participants of all levels of experience. The first 800 who register for both the Training Program, AND the Derby Festival miniMarathon or Marathon will receive…