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Watch and Bet on Breeders’ Cup at Louisville Ky’s Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015) – Don’t have tickets to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course? The next best place to watch and wager on the year-end championship event in Kentucky is Churchill Downs Racetrack. Churchill Downs will be open Friday, Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m. (all times Eastern) and Saturday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. for a simulcast of the two-day Breeders’ Cup. General admission is $3. All of the racing action will be broadcast on Churchill Downs’ massive ultra-high definition “Big Board” – the world’s largest 4K video screen – and other television monitors throughout…


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University of Louisville tickets go on sale tomorrow

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A limited number of single-game tickets for the University of Louisville’s home men’s basketball non-conference games in the KFC Yum! Center this season will go on sale on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 9 a.m.  A special nine-game ticket package for all of the Cardinals’ ACC home games is also available.   Single-game tickets are $43 each, with the exception of the two $48 Billy Minardi Classic doubleheaders, and are located in the upper corners and end court areas of the arena. Tickets will be on sale at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Papa…


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In Football, It was Reality Weekend In Louisville KY

A Not-So-Great Louisville KY Football Weekend In college sports, this really is a basketball town. Make that state. OK, region. It becomes evident every October, and is usually drilled home in November. Exhibit A – Yesterday’s results. The brightest moment for an area school was Louisville’s ugly 17-14 win over Boston College at home. And by bright, I mean a game that included 21 punts, and 4 fumbles, played under gray skies, and occasional rain, in a half-empty stadium. Bobby Petrino’s offensive genius label is peeling off as quickly as the school’s reputation for high morals, as the Card QB…


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THE WEEK: Scandal in Louisville KY, and Then the Good News

Louisville KY’s Latest Scandal Update: It looks like Olivia Pope and the President will. . . On, not that scandal. Around here, the big news was Tuesday’s all-day Card-bashing fest on ESPN. The network interviewed Katina Powell, who has retained local attorney Larry Wilder, and let Powell expose evidence that she was operating a brothel of sorts at Minardi Hall. ESPN said it had five former players and recruits to corroborate the story, and a money trail directly from Andre McGee to Powell. My TAKE: Believe me, everyone has an opinion. Mine is that the school won’t soon recover in…


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Scandal Fatigue: How Can We Cheer For These Guys Now?

Remember how you used to imagine what life was like for your favorite college basketball player — balancing class attendance with road games and practice, all in order to help your school win a championship? Remember when players weren’t the targets of intense recruiting battles and didn’t expect anything more than an eduction in exchange for performing in athletics? Welcome to 2015, the year that any remaining innocence was pronounced dead. The bombshell day was Oct. 20, the day Katina Powell talked publicly, named names and dragged Louisville’s name through the national mud on ESPN, and got an entire sports-addicated…


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“Outside the Lines” today on ESPN: NCAA, Uof L, Pitino and the Era of Accountability

  I think this tweet sums up the University of Louisville scandal thats getting ready to blow up on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” investigation today: ESPN and Sportscenter is on a roll his morning to prime its extended “Outside the Lines” expose’ featuring for the first time on camera, self-described former escort Katina Powell. Ms.Powell, 42, is the author of the damning “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen,” published this month by details nearly two dozen stripping and sex parties from 2010 to 2014 inside Billy Minardi Hall, the on-campus dorm for athletes. The ESPN Outside the Lines…


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Louisville fans called upon to bring coats to Red-White scrimmage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Fans are encouraged to donate a new or gently used winter coat when the University of Louisville men’s basketball team plays its second Red-White intrasquad scrimmage presented by Mark’s Feed Store on Oct. 17.  The event will being at 4 p.m. The first 200 fans to donate coats in the lobby of the KFC Yum! Center when entering the scrimmage will receive a free appetizer certificate to Mark’s Feed Store.  Individuals may also drop coats off at their nearest Mark’s Feed Store location through October 17.  The first 100 fans to bring a new or gently used…


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Louisville City wraps up final game, now looking to next year

From louisvillecityfc.com Rochester, NY (October 10, 2015) — A physical match between the leagues top two teams totaled five yellow cards and a red card when Steevan Dos Santos head butted Aodhan Quinn in the 82nd minute. However the game also totaled just one goal. A Rochester goal off a set piece midway through the first half was all the Rhinos needed to win and end an incredible year one for Louisville City FC. Rochester challenged Louisville’s backline several times through the first 25 minutes. It took a Matt Fondy clearance off the line to keep the game scoreless in the…


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Louisville’s Jefferson Memorial Forest offers free enjoyment of Fall

Louisville, Ky., – Families can enjoy the fall colors in Jefferson Memorial Forest at the Mayor’s Fall Hike and Outdoor Adventure Sat., Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants can get a pumpkin, take a hay ride, and hike trails of various lengths through the Forest at the height of fall color. The 11th annual hike is part of the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement, encouraging better health and wellness by highlighting opportunities for increased physical activity. The event is free to the public and the first 500 participants receive a T-shirt. Activities include a children’s nature exploration area,…


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Big Shot at Churchill Downs in Louisville KY is a Big Effort

From Churchill Downs RIT’S 31ST BIG SHOT PHOTOGRAPH LIGHTS UP CHURCHILL DOWNS Photography Team Captures Spectacular Nighttime Image of Iconic Home of the Kentucky Derby LOUISVILLE, KY – Rain and unseasonably cool temperatures didn’t keep Louisville from making the Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) 31st Big Shot at Churchill Downs a success. Local volunteers, RIT students and local RIT alumni used flashlights and other handheld devices as the primary light source to illuminate the famous Twin Spires while RIT photographers shot an extended exposure photograph of Churchill Downs clubhouse. This year’s final image was a 30-second exposure at f11 (ISO…