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2016-03-09 15.37.03

LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Green Days – Driving with Andre, Jtown’s Podcast, River House, Stage One, Speed, Actors, St. Pat’s —

Of course the mysterious and elusive Andre McGee is an Uber driver in Kansas City. The big question is — How did the local and national media spend all this time wondering where the University of Louisville’s fall guy in its basketball sex scandal is and how to interview him, when all they had to do to question him was hail an Uber? Of all the characters in the sordid story, McGee seems to be the only one who has not had to answer to media. According to reports on the ESPN story coming out Sunday, McGee has been keeping a…


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Derby Festival adds third distance to Louisville Ky cycling event

  SPOTS FOR PNC TOUR DE LOU FILLING UP FAST March 8, 2016. Louisville, KY. – Cycling enthusiasts will be able to cover more distance in this year’s PNC Tour de Lou – the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual cycling event. The Festival is adding a third distance to the event – a Metric Century ride – which is 100 kilometers or 62.1 miles. The open course cycling event is set for Sunday, May 1, and also includes a 20-mile ride for beginners and 35-mile ride for intermediate cyclists. Registration for the Metric Century is $45 and opens on Friday, March 11 on KDF.org.  For…


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Louisville Ky Soccer launches preseason with a win

From Louisville City FC’s website: louisvillecityfc.com/recap-loucity-4-siue-0/ By Quin Welch, LouCity Insider LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville City FC kicked off its preseason schedule with an impressive 4-0 win over Southern Illinois University Edwardsville behind closed doors on Saturday at the Louisville City Training Ground. GALLERY: See Saturday’s Action The Cougars, reigning champions in the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference, traveled four hours to visit Louisville City at its training ground for the two teams’ second-ever meeting. SIUE defeated LouCity, 1-0, in Indiana last April. Coach James O’Connor said that while there are always things to work on, he was pleased with his team’s overall…


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Louisville’s Lee, Onuaku Earn ACC Honors by League Coaches

  GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two University of Louisville men’s basketball players have received all-conference honors for the 2015-16 season in a vote of Atlantic Coast Conference coaches.   Graduate guard Damion Lee was named to the All-ACC third team as selected by the league coaches. Sophomore forward/center Chinanu Onuaku was honored on the ACC All-Defensive team and was an honorable mention All-ACC choice.   Virginia senior Malcolm Brogdon was voted the ACC Player of the Year and the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.  Duke’s Brandon Ingram was the choice for ACC Freshman of the Year and Miami’s Jim Larrañaga was…


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Tickets for Louisville Ky’s Bats go on sale this week

LOUISVILLE BATS SINGLE-GAME TICKETS ON SALE MARCH 1 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Single-game tickets for all 72 Louisville Bats home games at Louisville Slugger Field during the 2016 season go on sale Tuesday, March 1 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Louisville Slugger Field box office on Preston Street, online at batsbaseball.com/tickets or by calling the ticket office directly at 1-855-228-8497. Regular hours for the Bats’ ticket office are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fans purchasing online have the ability to choose specific seats for individual games and print their tickets at home for no additional charge. The Bats upgraded the Club…


2016-02-23 13.33.38

LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: All Night Long with Delbert, Chocolate Cocktails and a Sex Scandal Goes Away

I’m just hours away from my Delbert McClinton reunion in Frankfort, of all places, and I’m pretty excited about seeing Delbert at 75. I was introduced to “Giving it Up for our Love” on Natural 97 Radio in the Orange Palace at the Pike House in Bowling Green with Mark Hebert. I’ve seen him live a bunch of times since, and had my only “Cruise” experience with him. Meanwhile, there’s plenty to discuss here, starting with The Sighs (of relief) in Texas Are Upon Us: What looked a week ago like another long-lasting sex scandal at U of L went away…


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Louisville Ky’s Cards Radio 790 WKRD debuts new lineup

  Louisville, Ky. – February 25, 2016 – iHeartMedia Louisville announced today that two new local shows will join the lineup at Cards Radio 790 KRD. Howie Lindsey will host a new morning sports talkshow from 7-10:00 a.m. weekdays.  Lindsey is well-known as an expert on the Louisville sports scene through his past work on local radio, television, and online at CardinalSports.com.  He has covered Louisville area athletics for over a dozen years.  Lindsey will be joined by contributors Matt Willinger and Katie George. Also joining the Cards Radio 790 KRD lineup is Nick Coffey.  Coffey will host a new…


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New book celebrates Louisville Ky’s dirt bowl

Louisville, Ky., – On Thursday, February 25, from 5:00-8:00 PM, the Louisville Story Program will be celebrating the publication of “I Said Bang!: A History of the Dirt Bowl” with a free event at the Muhammad Ali Center featuring author readings, book signings (books will be available for $20.00), and remarks from local community leaders.Cocktail hour begins at 5:00, and the program begins at 6:00. In 1969, amid the turmoil of the civil rights era, two college students started the Dirt Bowl, a summer-long outdoor basketball tournament in Louisville’s Algonquin Park. Since then, generations of people have bonded, reunited, competed, laughed, shown…


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Mayor Joins NBA Legend Allan Houston to Launch New Louisville Ky Collaboration

LOUISVILLE, KY – On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, NBA Legend Allan Houston will partner with Mayor Greg Fischer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, Metro Parks and Recreation, the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, EverFi, Inc., and special guests to launch the Allan Houston Mentoring Initiative, an ongoing mentoring program designed to pair positive role models with youth facing adversity throughout the city of Louisville.  Through this collaborative approach to youth development, the Allan Houston Mentoring Initiative will provide participants with structured activities and clinic-style basketball workshops twice a week, along with access to a digital African American History…


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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…