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University of Louisville self-imposes more penalties; Here’s official statement

Statement From the Office of the President University of Louisville regarding NCAA Compliance Review and Additional Measures:   The University of Louisville continues to work collaboratively with the NCAA in the investigation of the University’s men’s basketball program.  As a member of the NCAA, the University takes its responsibility for NCAA compliance seriously, and has cooperated with the NCAA in an effort to close this difficult chapter as soon as possible consistent with NCAA enforcement procedures.  Under NCAA rules, the University is not able to discuss the investigation or the facts developed to date, but looks forward to doing so…


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Basketball isn’t over yet in Louisville Ky

ROSTER RELEASED FOR DERBY FESTIVAL CLASSIC UK’s Brad Calipari to participate in All-Star Game April 5, 2016. Louisville, KY. The Kentucky Derby Festival will host some of the top basketball recruits in the country for the 44th annual Derby Festival Basketball Classic presented by Papa John’s on Friday, April 15. This year’s roster includes 18 players ranked in the Top 100 nationally by recruiting services Rivals.com,Scout.com and 247sports.com; McDonald’s All-American: Terrance Ferguson; UK recruit Brad Calipari; Indiana signees Curtis Jones and De’Ron Davis and University of Louisville walk-on Tyler Sharpe. The players will also participate in the Horseshoe Foundation Night of the Future Stars…


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Louisville Ky’s soccer season is officially underway

Story and Pictures from louisvillecityfc.com By Quin Welch, LouCity Insider LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville City FC opened its 2016 home schedule on Saturday at Louisville Slugger Field in front of 7,522 fans. The match — played under a high-wind advisory — saw the visiting New York Red Bulls II escape with a 2-0 victory via Junior Flemmings (29th minute) and Brandon Allen (79) strikes. “We’ve got the best fans in the league,” O’Connor said. “To have 7,500 was a testament to them. They kept cheering away and kept trying to encourage us. We thank them for that and we will be better. “We have…


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Louisville Slugger getting ready for Opening Day

Louisville, Ky., – With fans eagerly awaiting Opening Day, Louisville Slugger® is introducing sluggercustombats.com, a new design platform that allows baseball enthusiasts to create one-of-a-kind, personalized Louisville Slugger wood bats. As the Official Bat of Major League Baseball®, Louisville Slugger fan, collectible and special-occasion wood bats can be customized with MLB® team logos and colors, special celebration designs or a variety of finish colors, logos and engraving options. “We want every fan and player to feel like they own a piece of the game, and this new experience helps them do just that in a highly personalized way,” said Louisville Slugger…


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Louisville Ky’s Churchill Downs reacts to Calvin Borel’s retirement announcement

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, March 30, 2016) – Upon learning the news of Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel’s retirement on Wednesday morning, Churchill Downs Racetrack President Kevin Flanery issued the following statement: “Along with his three Kentucky Derby victories and his status as one of the most accomplished jockeys in Churchill Downs history, Calvin’s 20 years at our track were as notable for his relationship with our fans as his excellence on the track. Calvin rose to racing’s Hall of Fame from humble beginnings, and that was reflected in his ongoing relationship with our fans – and especially children. He…


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Louisville Ky soccer fans invited to pre-game party for every home game

From www.louisvillecityfc.com   LOUISVILLE — April 2’s home opener at Louisville Slugger Field will kick off early with the all-new el Jimador Pitch Party. The one-of-a-kind tour de force for fans will launch before every home game in 2016. NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Tickets to the Home Opener Through partnerships with the Louisville Food Truck Association and LouCity’s various corporate partners, the el Jimador Pitch Party will be ground zero for fans to begin their LouCity match day. On the corner of East Witherspoon St. and North Preston St. on the west side of Slugger Field, the el Jimador Pitch Party will host the fan-fueled festival with entertainment…


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South Louisville Ky is a ‘happening place’ and new publication shows it

New South Points Scenic Area map, calendar unveiled Tourism initiative welcomes new businesses, landmarks LOUISVILLE (March 25, 2016) — Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Council President David Yates were joined by local business owners and civic leaders today to unveil the 2016 South Points Scenic Area Map and calendar of events. “The South Points Scenic Area initiative is part of our effort to encourage visitors to experience all of Louisville,” Fischer said, during a news conference at the Bulleit Bourbon Experience at Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Shively. “This new map and calendar listing trumpets what we all know – south…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Rusty Gets Around to SoBro, Jtown, plus some Media Moves

  This week I learned. . . …about a program being spearheaded by Luckett & Farley’s Ed Jerdonek that will provide cool housing for company interns under the same roof as L&F headquarters, giving a few lucky young architects a good working environment and a short walk to the office. Hear about that on the Rusty Satellite Show, along with. . . . ..YouthBuild, which Brandon Bailey says helps two societal issues — it helps 18-24 year-olds who need direction a way to learn a building skill; and provides little houses for developmentally-challenged young people who live at home with…


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Louisville Ky’s Damion Lee for college 3-point championship

LOUISVILLE’S DAMION LEE SELECTED TO 3-POINT ROSTER FOR THE 2016 STATE FARM COLLEGE SLAM DUNK & 3-POINT CHAMPIONSHIPS   All-Star Event to Air Live on ESPN March 31   CHICAGO (March 24, 2016) – Louisville’s Damion Lee has been selected to the 3-point roster for the 28th annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at Berry Center in Cypress, Texas on March 31, Intersport announced today. He is one of eight men’s college basketball players selected for the event that will air live on ESPN at 8 p.m. CT. Lee was invited to take part in the 3-Point Championship after…


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Kentucky Derby Museum to open American Pharoah exhibit

Kentucky Derby Museum announces “AMERICAN PHAROAH” exhibit opening May 1 Triple Crown Trophies to be displayed together for first-time ever; Baffert confirmed to open exhibit LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 18, 2016) – Kentucky Derby Museum is proud to announce a brand-new exhibit “AMERICAN PHAROAH”, celebrating the 12th Triple Crown Winner in Thoroughbred racing history.   The exhibit heralds the excitement and intrigue American Pharoah brought to Thoroughbred racing with his historic Triple Crown campaign and beyond. Dubbed “the horse of a lifetime”, the new “AMERICAN PHAROAH” exhibit takes an in-depth look at the champion himself throughout his successful racing career . The…