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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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LouisvilleKY’s Derby Basketball classic releases 2017 roster

Louisville, KY.   – Tickets for the 45th annual Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic presented by Papa John’s go on sale tomorrow Friday, February 17. The high school all-star game will feature the next class of Cards, Cats and Hoosiers. The game is set for Saturday, April 15, at Freedom Hall. This year’s roster includes University of Louisville signees Malik Williams, Darius Perry, Lance Thomas and Jordan Nwora; UK signee Shai Gilgeous-Alexander; and IU signees Aljami Durham, Clifton Moore, Jr. and Justin Smith.  The remainder of the roster will be Top 50 rated recruits from the Nation’s top college basketball programs and will…


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There’s more going on between UofL and UK than this Saturday’s game in LouisvilleKY

Story from uoflnews.com   Louisville, Ky., – On the football field this Saturday, it will be Red versus Blue, the Cardinals battling the Wildcats, the Ville going against Big Blue Nation. The rivalry between the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky has been called one of the most heated in collegiate sports in the nation. But beyond the gridiron, there are numerous examples of the University of Louisville working with the University of Kentucky in research that holds promise to improve life not only for Kentuckians but for people throughout the United States and around the world. Currently,…


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Louisville City FC announces preseason schedule

LOUISVILLE, Ky— Coming off their historic inaugural season, Louisville City FC  has announced it’s 2016 preseason fixtures, which will feature local colleges and a NASL opponent. LouCity will face Southern Illinois University Edwardsville before visiting University of Louisville and University of Kentucky. Louisville City will face Indy Eleven at a neutral site in a rematch of last year’s third round U.S. Open Cup fixture. After wrapping-up a two week training session at the world-class IMG Academy, Louisville City will return to prepare for a Mario Sanchez-led SIUE. LouCity will host SIUE at the Louisville City FC Training Ground on March 5. The…


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University of Louisville ranks third in state for post-graduate salaries

Louisville, Ky., – It’s no secret going to college can be outrageously expensive. That leads a majority of students to rely on banks and other loan institutions for the dreaded student loans. Naturally, college kids want to go where they can get “the most bang for their buck” and graduate into a career that pays a salary high enough to pay off that debt and avoid eating mac-and-cheese for decades. SmartAsset, a New York financial technology company, has conducted a recent study ranking the nation’s best value schools. Broken down by state, the University of Louisville comes in third behind…


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University of Louisville and UK receive prestigious grant

  From www.louisvillecardinal.com Louisville, Ky., – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky a $3.76 million grant to create a national center of excellence in micro/nanotechnology. The announcement was made Sept. 21. 16 universities were awarded this highly competitive grant. U of L and UK will be joining a new national network where outside users will have access to universities facilities, tools and expertise in nanoscale science and engineering and technology. “This will be a boon to Kentucky’s economic development future and support the ongoing work of U of L’s Institute for Product…


Let’s Get Fired UP for Another Week in Louisville KY

Sure, the big news may have been that big Rand Paul announcement, but here are some very interesting stories making the rounds in Louisville KY this week: This is NOT Hazing: A U of L fraternity, TKE, is being investigated because members forced pledges to be designated drivers, paint themselves for sporting events, and, if you can believe it, carry books. Is this something worth investigating? Frats are getting a bad rap these days, thanks mostly to the racist video of University of Oklahoma SAE’s, but being forced to carry books? Insert sarcastic comment here. (WLKY) Now THIS is Hazing: The swim…


Hall Calls Louie Dampier and John Calipari for Induction

from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. . .  Indianapolis, IN – . . . the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 11 members of the Class of 2015 to be honored September 10-12, 2015 during this year’s Enshrinement Ceremonies in Springfield, Massachusetts.  This year’s list includes 39-year NBA referee Dick Bavetta, three-time College Coach of the Year John Calipari, four-time NBA All-Star Spencer Haywood, eight-time NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo, seven-time NBA All-Star Jo Jo White and three-time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie. They join the five directly elected members who were announced during NBA All-Star Weekend in February…


The President, Pulling Out, Fire, Rain Highlight Louisville KY’s Week

Some of the highlights of a week of living in Louisville KY: JCPS Canceled Classes for Rain: On the last school day before Spring Break, JCPS canceled classes because it was raining too much. Remember when the only weather that could get you out of school was a foot of snow? I fully expect JCPS officials to cite oppressive sunshine, which could damage young eyeballs, for calling off school one of these days. Obama Leaves Town with a Weapon, Bourbon: Despite a few hours’ delay, the President’s visit to tech firm Indatus went smoothly, and highlighted the city’s focus on tech…


In Case BBN is Planning to Celebrate, Maker’s Has Your Bottle

The University of Kentucky is unveiling a new Maker’s Mark bottle to help raise money. The Bottle A commemorative Maker’s Mark bottle featuring coaching legend Adolph Rupp was unveiled April 1, 2015, the first in a series of bottles that will help raise funds to expand the Center for Academic and Tutorial Services (CATS) at the University of Kentucky. The bottle goes on sale at Kentucky retail outlets on Friday, April 3, 2015. The Cause CATS is a first-of-its-kind program in the nation supporting student athletes. The fundraising effort hopes to raise a total of $2 million over the next…