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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: In Which Mary Lou’s Viagra Bill Catches Fire

Yes, thank you very much for the 60 degree weather this weekend. Should be great for the Tailspin Ale Fest, where I’ll be pouring beers and enjoying the sold-out event. It starts at 3 Saturday at Bowman Field, so come on out after the weekend’s other big event — the Cards’ game with Duke, featuring a celebration of the 1986 NCAA champs, the team with Milt Wagner, Billy Thompson and Robbie Valentine. Robbie is now an executive at the KFC Yum! Center and will be our speaker at the next Breakfast of Champions, March 8 at the University Club. Sign…


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Nominations now open for Louisville Ky’s Kentucky Oaks Survivor’s parade

142 Breast and Ovarian Cancer Survivors to Participate in Kentucky Derby Event LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Churchill Downs Racetrack and its charitable partners Bright Pink® and Horses and Hope today announced that the online nomination process to select 142 breast and ovarian cancer survivors to walk in the 2016 Survivors Parade is open to the public. To nominate and select survivors to champion breast and ovarian health in this year’s Survivors Parade visitwww.kentuckyderby.com/survivors. Nominations and selections end on March 15. The 142 participants will be announced on the website on March 16 and receive two seats to the 2016…


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Louisville Ky basketball fans dealt harsh blow today by U of L

Louisville, Ky., – The University of Louisville Men’s basketball team will not play in the post-season, announced today by university president Dr. James Ramsey. The university has been conducting an investigation into alleged NCAA violations by members of the team amid an alleged sex scandal brought to light by Katina Powell’s book, “Breaking Cardinal Rules”. Without naming specific details, Ramsey told a press conference this afternoon “based upon the information gathered….I have determined that it was reasonable to conclude violations have occurred in the mens basketball program in the past.” With that, the university has self-imposed a post-season ban for the…


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Louisville Ky’s Damion Lee a Finalist for 2016 Julius Erving Award

Cardinals’ guard/forward is among 10 watch list finalists for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award   SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – University of Louisville guard/forward Damion Lee is among ten watch list finalists for the 2016 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award, announced today by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  Named after Hall of Famer and 11-time NBA All-Star Julius Erving, the annual honor in its second year recognizes the top small forwards in Division I men’s college basketball. A national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates in October,…


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LouisvilleKY’s “Art of the Derby” from John Mattos Released

ART DECO, RETRO STYLE OF JOHN MATTOS ADORNS 2016 ‘ART OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY’; OFFICIAL ART AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE PURCHASE MONDAY, FEB. 1 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Leading American graphic artist John Mattos, whose Art Deco works have created indelible retro-style images for American films, major sports events and celebrations of iconic individuals, architecture, products and celebrations, has turned his focus to one of the nation’s most important sports and social celebrations to create the officially-licensed artwork for Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2016 “Art of the Kentucky Derby” series. The images created by Mattos for the 142nd runnings of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, America’s…


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New Derby Experiences offered for Louisville Ky visitors this May

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Churchill Downs Racetrack and QuintEvents today announced a new multi-year partnership agreement and the addition of eight new official Derby Experiences packages in premium locations for the 142nd running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks® and the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands® on May 6-7 in Louisville, KY.  The new Derby Experiences packages are available at www.DerbyExperiences.com or by calling (888) 384-7088. The new multi-year agreement extends the Churchill Downs Racetrack and QuintEvents partnership and makes new Derby Experiences packages available in the newly renovated Finish Line Suites Balcony, Stakes Room, Turf Club and Courtyard….


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Louisville City FC announces preseason schedule

LOUISVILLE, Ky— Coming off their historic inaugural season, Louisville City FC  has announced it’s 2016 preseason fixtures, which will feature local colleges and a NASL opponent. LouCity will face Southern Illinois University Edwardsville before visiting University of Louisville and University of Kentucky. Louisville City will face Indy Eleven at a neutral site in a rematch of last year’s third round U.S. Open Cup fixture. After wrapping-up a two week training session at the world-class IMG Academy, Louisville City will return to prepare for a Mario Sanchez-led SIUE. LouCity will host SIUE at the Louisville City FC Training Ground on March 5. The…


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Louisville Ky to honor basketball legends at UofL game

Special Events Set For Upcoming University of Louisville Men’s Basketball Games   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Honoring two past national championship teams on their anniversaries and two “color” events are among upcoming special events at the University of Louisville men’s basketball final seven home games of the season in the KFC Yum! Center.   The Cardinals will close the month of January with its annual “White Out” game when the Cardinals face No. 13 Virginia in the KFC Yum! Center on Jan. 30.  Fans are encouraged to wear white attire for the 1 p.m. game televised by CBS.  Louisville has won six…


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Bats manager, pitching coach to stay in Louisville KY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville Bats manager Delino DeShields and pitching coach Ted Power will return to the team’s field staff for the 2016 season. They will be joined by new hitting coach Jody Davis and new trainer Steve Gober. DeShields, 46, will skipper the Bats for his second season following the promotion of former Bats manager Jim Riggleman to the Reds’ staff. Louisville finished third in the International League West at 64-80 in 2015 in DeShields’ first campaign. The 2016 season will be his eighth overall in the Cincinnati Reds’ organization and seventh as a manager. DeShields has also managed at Double-A…


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Louisville KY is getting closer to having its own soccer stadium

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The City of Louisville and Mayor Greg Fischer took a major step toward achieving Louisville City FC’s highest ambitions in American soccer on Wednesday, announcing a study on the feasibility of constructing a new soccer-specific stadium. The $75,000 study is being conducted by Conventions, Sports & Leisure International – a leading advisory and planning firm based in Minneapolis, Minn. – will provide insight into the physical, operational and financial characteristics for building a new stadium in Louisville. With Major League Soccer expected to expand to as many as 28 teams, a move toward a soccer-specific stadium in…