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Joe B Hall and Denny Crum 1975

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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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…


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Tickets on Sale as LouisvilleKy’s Cardinals Face Northern Kentucky in NIT First Round

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s basketball team has been selected to participate in the 2018 National Invitation Tournament and will face Northern Kentucky in the first round on Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in the KFC Yum! Center.  The game will be televised by ESPN. Season ticket holders in premium locations have been emailed instructions for the right to claim their seats until noon Monday.  Tickets located in the club sections, courtside, suites, terrace and premium boxes are $20 each for first round games.  All premium seats not purchased by noon Monday and all other remaining arena seats will go on sale to…


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LouisvilleKY’s Adel, Mahmoud, Spalding Earn ACC Honors  

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Three University of Louisville men’s basketball players have earned ACC postseason honors.  Junior forwards Deng Adel and Ray Spalding have been selected as honorable mention All-ACC selections while senior center Anas Mahmoud was named to the ACC All-Defensive team. Adel has been the Cardinals’ scoring leader in 13 games, including most recently leading UofL with 20 points and seven rebounds at NC State last Saturday.  A 6-5 forward from Melbourne, Australia, he has averaged 15.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists over the last five games after missing two games with an ankle injury.  Adel, who is…


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Big honors for LouisvilleKy’s women’s basketball

Story from gocards.com Durr Named ACC Player of the Year, Walz named ACC Coach of the Year The duo has helped lead the Cardinals to a 29-2 regular season record and an ACC title. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s basketball’s Asia Durr has been named ACC Player of the Year, while head coach Jeff Walz has been named ACC Coach of the Year, the league office announced today. It marks the second time in three years that a UofL player has won the honor as Myisha Hines-Allen took home ACC Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2015-16. It marks Walz’s first Coach of the Year…


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A letter from UofL President Postel on the NCAA infractions

Louisville, KY., – This letter was posted Tuesday on UofL’s website following news that the NCAA has upheld the punishment leveled against the university and it’s men’s basketball program.   Dear UofL Family, Today the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee upheld earlier penalties imposed on the University of Louisville, including vacation of victories from 2011 to 2015. That includes the 2013 national championship and the 2012 Final Four appearance. I cannot say this strongly enough: We believe the NCAA is simply wrong. We disagree with the NCAA ruling for reasons we clearly stated in our appeal. And we made a strong case…