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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: No Scandal Here, Right?

If the national media is reporting on the University of Louisville sports world, it couldn’t be accurate without using the words “shooting” “sex” “scandal” “cheating” “investigation” and “money”. The positive news about Lamar Jackson winning the Heisman Trophy enjoyed a brief moment in the spotlight, very brief, before a shooting involving football players and a revelation about cheating, plus the A.D. waging a war of words over money with city officials, returned to the front page. I’m trying to figure out how two U of L football players, and a cheerleader, got themselves shot at a party at an off-campus apartment,…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Rounding up Those Rusty Guests in the News

There’s so much Rusty Satellite guest news to get to this week. And you’ve just got to listen, if you want to know what’s going on and what’s cool, to this week’s Rusty Satellite Show and EatDrinkTalk podcasts. For EatDrinkTalk, I went to Portland, which is not a thriving locale for restaurants. But there is one unique business open for lunch with really good food. The Table, serves a wide variety of folks, some of whom volunteer their time in exchange for a good meal. And the food is outstanding. The Table was even featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins…


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Cardinals Celebrate new LouisvilleKY Thorntons Center of Excellence Grand Opening

  Photos by Michelle Hutchins via www.gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville on Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of its Thorntons Academic Center of Excellence, an impressive space for its student-athletes which is located beneath the Norton Terrace at the south end of the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.   “It may be the finest facility that we’ve built and certainly one of the most important projects we’ve taken on during my time at Louisville,” said Tom Jurich, Vice President and Director of Athletics.  “It’s a student-first building that touches all 23 of our sports programs.  We sincerely appreciate…


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Petrino to stay in Louisville Ky longer

From www.gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville has agreed to a new seven-year contract for football head coach Bobby Petrino that furthers his association with the Cardinals through the 2023 season, Vice-President/Director of Athletics Tom Jurich announced on Thursday. Petrino, who boasts the top winning percentage in school history, conducted one of the best coaching jobs of his career last season. He guided the Cardinals to eight wins over their final 10 games, including a 27-21 victory over Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl. Led by true freshman quarterback Lamar Jackson, who set a bowl record with…


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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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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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“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 Football Looking to Work Through Tough Start

From gocards.com. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – One of the most telling characteristics of a team is how it handles adversity. The Cardinals have dropped three-consecutive games, including two to top-15 opponents. However, like the team, the season is young, and Louisville is hoping to grow from its mistakes. Losers of their first three games by a total of 13 points, the Cardinals are looking to snap a four-game losing streak dating back to last season, which is the longest since 2008 when UofL dropped five games to close the season. It’s a streak that head coach Bobby Petrino, who owns a…


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Fired up for Football? Here are Some Changes at PJCS

It’s time to get fired up for the home opener at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. After last week’s performance in Atlanta, Card fans, including Tom Jurich, has some pretty amazing expectations for the Noon Kickoff against Houston. The main one being the home debut of Lamar Jackson. Hear my interview with Jurich here. U of L announced some improvements to the fan experience that I’m pretty excited about. NO BLOOD ON THE TRACKS: You haven’t been going to game long if you haven’t come up to the railroad tracks beside the field and thought – hey I wish I could…