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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…