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Jonathan Lewis joins LouisvilleKY’s soccer club, on loan

Story and photo from Louisville City FC’s website…   Louisville, KY., – Louisville City FC is thrilled to announce the arrival of forward Jonathan Lewis on loan from New York City FC. Lewis joins the club on a loan deal expiring at the end of the 2018 season, with the agreement completed prior to the USL Roster Freeze on Friday, September 14. The versatile 21-year-old forward can be deployed in both central and wide positions, known for his creativity and flair in attacking positions. On the loan signing, Louisville City FC coach John Hackworth expressed his excitement at having Lewis available for City’s final stretch:…


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LouisvilleKY’s Athletics Broadcast Center Opens its Doors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville Athletics Broadcast Center opened its doors for a grand opening event Monday at the television production facility located on the northeast corner of the UofL campus on Arthur Street adjacent to Interstate 65. The Atlantic Coast Conference and ESPN have partnered to launch the comprehensive linear and digital ACC Network in 2019.  With the network launch approaching, UofL built a television production facility to house all the equipment and personnel that is necessary to originate live programming.  Until the linear network launch, live programming will continue to be produced by UofL for ESPN…


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ACC Matchups Complete LouisvilleKY’s Cardinals’ 2018-19 Men’s Basketball Schedule

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — All 18 of the University of Louisville’s Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball games will be televised by national or regional networks as noted in the announcement of the conference schedule last week. Seven ACC teams are among ESPN’s early top 25 rankings.  Overall, the Cardinals will play as many as a dozen games against teams ranked in ESPN’s early top 25 ranking, including four of the top five and seven of the top nine.  Louisville opponents listed among those ESPN rankings include No. 1 Kentucky, No. 2 Kansas (a possible opponent in the NIT Season Tip-Off), No….


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LouisvilleKY horse racing underway for a short time

Louisville, KY., – Horse racing is now underway at  Churchill Downs  for its sixth September Meet for an action-packed 11-date run through Sunday, Sept. 30. This year’s three-week, boutique race meeting, presented by Commonwealth Technology, will feature record purse levels. Horsemen can compete for $5.275 million in prize money offered in Director of Racing Ben Huffman’s 109-race September Meet condition book, which averages to $479,545 per day. Last year, an unprecedented $4.692 million was paid to horsemen for a daily average of $427,000, which was up 12% from the prior year. Inaugurated in 2013 by request from Kentucky horsemen, the three-week September…


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LouisvilleKY’s Men’s Basketball Scrimmage Tickets on Sale Sept. 18

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will compete in a public Red-White intrasquad scrimmage in the KFC Yum! Center on Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets, priced at $10 each, will go on sale on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Cardinal Stadium at 2800 South Floyd Street. The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Tickets will also be on sale at that location three hours before kickoff at the Cardinals’ Sept. 29 and Oct. 5 home football games. Tickets may also be purchased…


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LouisvilleKY’s famous road race will soon be open for registration

Louisville, KY.   – Runners mark your calendars! Registration for the 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon presented by Humana opens on Wednesday, September 12, at 9:00 a.m. EST.  The Festival is kicking off registration at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com with 24 hours of deals which include: the lowest prices of the season, discounted VIP rates and deals on race gear. Plus, the Festival’s Race Referral Program returns, which could earn runners free registration for the 2019 event. Said Shanna Ward, Race Director, “Runners looking for the best deals, will want to register during the first 24 hours. It will guarantee their spot in the 2019 race…


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LouisvilleKY’s Cards getting ready

Story and photos from GoCards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football team used the first two weeks of training camp to learn a new defensive scheme and break in a number of new faces. With only five returning starters returning, there were plenty of concerns about the youth and depth on that side of the ball. However, with the season opener just 10 days away versus Alabama, the Cardinals are more comfortable on defense, and are closing in on its rotation, especially at the linebacker position, where a number of new faces will be counted on to build depth….


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Topgolf Crush Louisville to turn LouisvilleKY’s Cardinal Stadium into giant playground

LOUISVILLE, Ky./PRNewswire/ — Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf and the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Festival are bringing the Topgolf Crush experience to Cardinal Stadium. From Oct. 31 to Nov. 10, Topgolf Crush Louisville will give Breeders’ Cup attendees, Cardinals fans and golfers and non-golfers alike a chance to crush golf balls from the stands of Cardinal Stadium. “We’re excited to team with the Breeders’ Cup Festival to bring Topgolf Crush to the amazing city and fans of Louisville,” said Topgolf Media President YuChiang Cheng. “The combination of food, music and friendly competition will be the perfect addition to the festival’s entertainment lineup for Breeders’ Cup attendees, while giving the Louisville community…


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LouisvilleKY’s football team gets new captains

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville football players Jawon Pass, Lukayus McNeil, Jonathan Greenard and Dee Smith have been named captains for the Cardinals’ 2018 football team. UofL Head Coach Bobby Petrino announced the appointments this week. Pass, a redshirt sophomore quarterback, appeared in five games last season. Coming off the bench, Pass threw for 238 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 62 yards and a touchdown. In his first career appearance, Pass went 5-of-8 for 75 yards in a win over Kent State, while also completing 14-of-19 passes for 115 yards and a score in a win over Murray State. A three-year starter…


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ohn Hackworth takes the reigns of Louisville City Football Club

Story from Louisville City’s website…  Louisville, KY., – Louisville City Football Club is thrilled to announce John Hackworth has been appointed the club’s second-ever head coach. The 48-year-old coach signed a contract through 2022 and will be made available via phone conference with the media on Thursday afternoon. Before then, Hackworth spoke with LouCity.com and was delighted for the chance to take charge of the growing club: “I am honored and humbled but mostly just excited to join Louisville City FC. It is an opportunity to join one of the most prominent clubs in this country and work with a fantastic…