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LouisvilleKY scientists identify novel early detection for Alzheimer’s

Story from www.uofl.edu Louisville, KY., – Scientists from the University of Louisville believe they’ve developed a unique way to find areas of the brain that are susceptible to Alzheimer’s at an earlier age. Neurologist Dr. Greg Barnes says the new system is a potential breakthrough because it would allow doctors to “identify individuals who have specific defects in distinct brain circuits” and prevent those circuits from sustaining further damage or dying. Currently, close to half of Americans age 85 or older suffer from Alzheimer’s which begins to erode brain function up to 15 years before it’s diagnosed. Dr. Barnes says…


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Grand Marshals named for Louisville’s beloved parade

    Louisville, KY.  – This year’s Republic Bank Pegasus Parade will be a blast from the past for Festival fans. In honor of this year’s parade theme “ThrowbackThursday,” former coaching rivals and basketball fan favorites Joe B. Hall and Denny Crum will serve as the parade’s Co-Grand Marshals. It’s a familiar role for the coaches who also participated in the 1975 parade. “The parade is the event that started the Festival 63 years ago and this year’s march will be a trip down memory lane,” said Mike Berry, KDF President and CEO. “Who better to evoke great memories than two coaches…


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Mack Fills LouisvilleKy’s Coaching Staff with Three Experienced Assistants

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three experienced assistant men’s basketball coaches have joined head coach Chris Mack’s staff at the University of Louisville, including Dino Gaudio, Luke Murray and Mike Pegues.  Pegues (pronounced puh-GEESE) has worked as an assistant coach with Mack for the past six seasons at Xavier, Murray has been an assistant coach with Mack for the past three seasons at Xavier, and Gaudio is a former basketball television analyst who has 23 years of collegiate coaching experience, including a stint at Wake Forest with Mack.  Luke Murray Murray has operated on college basketball staffs for the last 11 seasons…


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Dr. Neeli Bendapudi named the 18th president of the University of Louisville

Story and photos from www.louisville.edu Academic, business and community leader has over three decades of experience A University of Kansas provost with extensive academic and business experience has been selected as the next president at the University of Louisville. Neeli Bendapudi, Ph.D., provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas, was selected after a months-long search that drew more than 50 candidates from across the nation. The UofL Board of Trustees approved her appointment at a special meeting Tuesday, April 3. She is expected to start at UofL on May 15. “We conducted a thorough search for a…


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Tomorrow is Wear Red Day for all of LouisvilleKY

Mayor Fischer proclaims Friday ‘Wear Red Day’ to support women’s Final Four-bound Cardinals LouisvilleKY., – Mayor Greg Fischer has proclaimed that Friday will be Wear Red Day in Louisville to support the Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team in the Final Four. The Mayor is asking citizens across the community to wear Cardinal red on Friday, when the team takes on Mississippi State for a spot in the women’s NCAA Tournament championship game. If UofL wins, the Mayor asks that citizens again wear Cardinal red on Sunday to support the team as they play for the national championship. “What the Cardinals have…


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New Beginnings for LouisvilleKY’s Men’s basketball program

Chris Mack Chosen to Lead Louisville Men’s Basketball Program LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Chris Mack, whose teams have participated in the NCAA Tournament in eight of his nine seasons as a head coach, has been selected as the head coach of the University of Louisville men’s basketball team. In nine seasons as the head coach at Xavier University, Mack guided the Musketeers to a 215-97 record and eight NCAA Tournament appearances (the last five straight years), including reaching the Sweet 16 on four occasions and the Elite Eight in 2017.  His teams won or shared three conference regular season championships while…


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LouisvilleKY’s cards leaving TODAY for Final Four

From GoCards.com… LOUISVILLE, Ky. – On Sunday afternoon, University of Louisville women’s basketball downed Oregon State, 76-43, to clinch the program’s third trip to the Final Four. The Cardinals are slated to face Mississippi State in the national semifinal on Friday night in Columbus, Ohio, and we need your help in sending this historic team off in style. The team will depart for Columbus TODAY at 4:30 p.m. ET from the Yum! Center Practice Facility (2432  S. Floyd Street on campus) and you’re invited to line the sidewalk in Cardinal red and cheer loud to show the Cardinals how much you…


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LouisvilleKY’s Women’s Basketball Headed for NCAA Sweet 16

Story and photos from gocards.com Top-seeded Women’s Basketball Runs Past Marquette 90-72 to Advance to Sweet 16 Myisha Hines-Allen led the Cards with 24 points and 13 rebounds in her final home game. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Myisha Hines-Allen had 24 points and 13 rebounds, Asia Durr scored 19 points and top-seeded Louisville quickly pounced on No. 8 seed Marquette on the way to a 90-72 victory Sunday in the second round of the women’s NCAA Tournament. The Cardinals (34-2) advanced to their second consecutive Sweet 16 and will play 80 miles east in next weekend’s regional in Lexington, Kentucky. Hines-Allen and Durr made sure…


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Tuesday’s tickets for LouisvilleKy’s NIT Quarterfinals go on sale this afternoon

Story and photo from gocards.com Ticket Information for NIT Quarterfinals in the KFC Yum! Center Non-premium lower arena seats are $12 and student tickets are $6 each. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s basketball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2018 National Invitation Tournament in a game to be played in the KFC Yum! Center against Mississippi State on Tuesday at 9:05 p.m. ET. Season ticket holders in premium locations will be emailed instructions for the right to claim their seats until noon on Monday. Tickets located in the club sections, courtside, suites, terrace, and premium boxes are…


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Passport Health Plan breaks ground on new LouisvilleKY campus

Louisville, KY., – Officials with Passport Health Plan, metro government and other local officials have broken ground on a new 337,000 square foot, four story building at 18th Street and Broadway. The building, along with three connected structures called “pods”, is slated to open in 2020. The new office space will house more than 500 employees with meeting space to “directly engage with members and residents”, a cafeteria to serve both employees and the public, a community teaching kitchen, and private meeting space for Passport member services staff. “This is a huge win for west Louisville,” said Mayor Greg Fischer…