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Did you go to last week’s University of Louisville football game? You just may find yourself in pictures

  From gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As part of the Sept. 17 football game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, an ultra-high resolution 360-degree fan photo was taken of Louisville Cardinals fans. The interactive photo – powered by Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas – allows fans to find and tag themselves, share the views with friends, enter to win cool prizes, and celebrate the game in incredible detail. The image is billions of pixels in size (yes, that’s billion with a “b”)! See the incredible fan photo NOW at: http://gigapixel.panoramas.com/louisville/football/20150917/  


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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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University of Louisville Alumni Association names Alumnus of the Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s Alumni Association today announced that J.D. Nichols has been named Alumnus of the Year and the late Jim King will receive the Wilson Wyatt Award. The association bestows the two awards on prominent graduates who have earned distinction in their careers and have been exemplary ambassadors for the university. Nichols is a Louisville native, chairman of the real estate firm NTS Corp. and a 1964 graduate of the university’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. He has served on UofL’s Board of Overseers and UofL Foundation board. He began his career in real estate…


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University of Louisville honors its first African-American faculty member

From www.louisville.edu The University of Louisville renamed its Freedom Park to honor the school’s first African-American faculty member. UofL President James Ramsey speaks Wednesday at the renaming of Freedom Park to Charles H. Parrish, Jr., Freedom Park. The park, located along Cardinal Boulevard between Second and Third streets, will now be known as the Charles H. Parrish, Jr., Freedom Park. It was renamed on Sept. 16. Parrish was UofL’s first African-American educator and became known for his participation in the civil rights movement and in public service. He was born in Louisville, and he was educated at Howard University, Columbia…


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Louisville Football gets ready for Thursday night game

From www.gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – There is something special about weeknight games at the University of Louisville. Some of the greatest football games in school history have occurred on non-Saturday’s, and this Thursday’s “Black Out” versus No. 9 Clemson should be no different. Head coach Bobby Petrino was the first coach to institute “Black Outs” at UofL games, starting the tradition in 2006 when No. 3 West Virginia visited Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in an unbelievable Thursday night atmosphere, and a 44-34 win for the fifth-ranked Cardinals. Petrino looks for the same magic this Thursday agsinst a top 10 team…


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Downs After Dark to help University of Louisville group’s pediatric cancer fight

LOUISVILLE, KY (Monday, Sept. 14, 2015) – Churchill Downs Racetrack and University of Louisville student philanthropic group raiseRED today announced a partnership to highlight and raise money for raiseRED at the September 19 Downs After Dark presented by Stella Artois & Jack Daniels. raiseRED is a student run organization that supports pediatric cancer research and the children, families and doctors fighting pediatric cancer at UofL. Churchill Downs Racetrack will donate to raiseRED $2 of every General Admission ticket and $3 of every reserved box or dining ticket sold for Saturday’s Downs After Dark athttp://www.churchilldowns.com/raiseRED. All funds raised by raiseRED will go to UofL’s Division of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology in…


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Muhammad and Lonnie Ali Launch Leadership Scholarship with University of Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Muhammad and Lonnie Ali have made a donation to University of Louisville Athletics to endow the Muhammad Ali Leadership Baseball Scholarship, providing a lasting legacy with the Cardinals for the hometown legend.   The $100,000 commitment for the scholarship includes a $50,000 honorarium Ali will receive when he is awarded the inaugural Grawemeyer Spirit Award on Sept. 17, and the additional $50,000 is from an anonymous donor who matched the amount.   The Grawemeyer Spirit Award will be presented at a free, public ceremony Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. at The Louisville Palace.  The legendary Ali will also…


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University of Louisville students to Raise The Roof for Habitat for Humanity

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville chapter of Habitat for Humanity is ready to nail down its most significant accomplishment to date. September 17-19 will be the Raise the Roof event for the first student-funded Habitat for Humanity house to be built in Louisville. The money was raised by the UofL students. “This project has been a culmination of three years of work. It would not have happened if it were not for the amazing campus chapter members and the support of the university,” said Stephanie Dooper, a UofL senior and president of the UofL Habitat for Humanity chapter….


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THE WEEK: Good News from Google and other Interesting Folks in the ‘Ville

Let’s start out with what I didn’t do this week — there were no trips to Riverport, no meals on Dixie Highway and no annoying phone calls. That left more time to pursue stories for LouisvilleKY.com and to produce a great episode of the Rusty Satellite Show. It was a productive week for the city as well, especially with yesterday’s announcement about Google Fiber potentially coming here. A Even Better Week for WKU: Coach Jeff Brohm‘s Hilltoppers had the only win over a Southeastern Conference school on the opening weekend of college football, surviving a 14-12 thriller over Vandy in…


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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…