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LANE | IU continues to improve, downs Arkansas State

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IU made it back-to-back wins for the first time under Archie Miller with a home win over Mike Balado and Arkansas State

RAW VIDEO | John Calipari talks about Kentucky's 86-67 win over Fort Wayne Video included

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A career game from freshman Nick Richards paced No. 8 Kentucky past a hot-shooting Fort Wayne team in Rupp Arena on Wednesday, 86-67.

Sports Page Live Chat Replay -- Thanksgiving Eve edition Video included

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Always remember, you can get in on the live chat on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 sharp!

CRAWFORD | Louisville makes right move in releasing Bowen for immediate transfer

Brian Bowen. Associated Press photo. Brian Bowen. Associated Press photo.
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By releasing Brian Bowen to transfer now, the University of Louisville gives the player a chance to gain eligibility to play college basketball immediately.

PGA champ and Goshen native Justin Thomas visits kids at Shawnee Boys and Girls Club Video included

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The Saint X grad, turned pro-golfer, went shopping on Tuesday and bought lots of presents for the kids.

U of L 'parts ways' with former assistant basketball coach Kenny Johnson Video included

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The school says it will not comment further on the personnel matter. 

University of Louisville men's basketball team parts ways with Brian Bowen Video included

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Student-athlete Brian Bowen will not be allowed to play for the University of Louisville men's basketball team, "at any point in the future."

CRAWFORD | For the first time this season, Louisville looked like Louisville in 84-42 rout of SIU Video included

Darius Perry helped lead Louisville's best defensive effort of the young season. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Darius Perry helped lead Louisville's best defensive effort of the young season. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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For the first time since its program was turned upside down in September, the Louisville basketball team looked like Louisville again on Tuesday night in the KFC Yum! Center.

CRAWFORD | Louisville turns in most complete effort, blasts SIU 84-42

Deng Adel goes up for two of his 16 points (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Deng Adel goes up for two of his 16 points (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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The Louisville basketball team turned in its most complete effort to date in beating Southern Illinois 84-42 at the KFC Yum! Center Tuesday night.

LANE | Langford with career high 48 in season opener for New Albany

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New Albany pressed and ran its way past Charlestown as its senior star scored a relatively easy 48.

U of L appeal to NCAA blasts sanctions for sex-for-recruits scandal as 'grossly excessive' Video included

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Newly released documents show how the University of Louisville is fighting back against penalties imposed on it by the NCAA's Committee of Infractions.

RAW INTERVIEW: One-on-One with UofL interim athletics director Vince Tyra Video included

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University of Louisville interim athletics director Vince Tyra sat down with WDRB's Tom Lane to discuss his first seven weeks on the job since taking over for Tom Jurich. 

No. 8 Kentucky holds off Troy down the stretch for 70-62 win

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Kevin Knox scored 17 points and No. 8 Kentucky built a big lead in the second half before having to withstand a late rally by Troy to hold on for a 70-62 victory on Monday night. 

RAW VIDEO | U of L's Bobby Petrino discusses victory over Syracuse, upcoming game against UK Video included

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The Cards will next play against the University of Kentucky on Saturday in Lexington.

BOZICH | Monday Muse: Should Baker Mayfield's behavior diminish his Heisman changes?

Rick Bozich presents his Monday Muse every week. Rick Bozich presents his Monday Muse every week.
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Should Baker Mayfield's behavior affect his chances of winning the Heisman Trophy? Donovan Mitchell surprises his mother. Should Louisville be favored by 10 against Kentucky?

LACETT | Cats prepare for Louisville, determined Lamar Jackson Video included

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The Wildcats are looking for the first win streak over Louisville since winning 4 straight from 2007-2010. 

RAW VIDEO | UK's Stoops talks about Georgia loss, upcoming game against Louisville Cardinals Video included

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University of Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops spoke to reporters during his weekly news conference Monday afternoon. 

RAW VIDEO | UofL's Padgett discusses upcoming game against S. Illinois Video included

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University of Louisville interim men's head basketball coach David Padgett spoke with reporters Monday afternoon ahead of Tuesday's game against Southern Illinois. 

BOZICH | My AP College Basketball Top 25 ballot

Rick Bozich included Louisville and Kentucky in his weekly AP college basketball Top 25 ballot. Rick Bozich included Louisville and Kentucky in his weekly AP college basketball Top 25 ballot.
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Rick Bozich did some minor shuffling in his AP College Basketball Top 25 ballot but stuck with Arizona in the top spot.

LACETT | Hoosiers back to .500 after win over South Florida

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Senior Robert Johnson led the way with 21 points. He was a perfect 3-3 from downtown. 

CRAWFORD | Louisville locks down No. 10 Oregon to win WNIT championship

Senior Myisha Hines-Allen poses with the WNIT trophy after being named the event's MVP. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Senior Myisha Hines-Allen poses with the WNIT trophy after being named the event's MVP. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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It's still early, but Louisville women's basketball coach Jeff Walz may have one of his best teams if last week's performance -- three wins over nationally ranked teams to win the Women's Preseason NIT -- is any indication.

CRAWFORD | Lamar Jackson: An appreciation

Lamar Jackson after a touchdown against Virginia. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Lamar Jackson after a touchdown against Virginia. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Eric Crawford on Lamar Jackson's Louisville legacy.

LACETT | Hoosiers keep bowl hopes alive by beating Rutgers

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IU is now one win away from a third straight bowl game. 

RAW VIDEO | Bobby Petrino talks about U of L's 56-10 win over Syracuse Video included

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The Cards won 56-10 over Syracuse in their last home game of the season on Saturday. 

CRAWFORD | Jackson's (likely) last Louisville home game a perfect storm for Syracuse Video included

WDRB photo by Eric Crawford WDRB photo by Eric Crawford
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Lamar Jackson threw for a pair of touchdowns and passed for two more as Louisville dominated Syracuse in a rainy Saturday rout, 56-10.

BOZICH | Kentucky will be solid underdog against Louisville after blowout Georgia loss

After losing to Georgia, Kentucky must upset Louisville Saturday to climb to eight wins After losing to Georgia, Kentucky must upset Louisville Saturday to climb to eight wins
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After losing to Georgia, 42-13, Saturday in Athens, Kentucky must upset Louisville Saturday in Lexington to climb to the eight-win total this season.

CRAWFORD | Louisville hangs on to beat Omaha despite 'embarrassing' second half Video included

Ray Spalding powers home two of his 19 points in Friday's win over Omaha. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Ray Spalding powers home two of his 19 points in Friday's win over Omaha. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Louisville opened a 20-point lead in the early minutes of the second half against Omaha, but couldn't finish off the Horizon League visitors, holding on for an 87-78 victory.

CRAWFORD | Refunds, write-offs and a possible basketball ticket lag in Louisville Video included

WDRB photo by Eric Crawford WDRB photo by Eric Crawford
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The University of Louisville has refunded the donations and ticket costs for 315 season tickets (controlled by 126 individuals and businesses), but potentially lower ticket sales for college hoops around the city may be more complicated than that. 

No. 7 Kentucky cruises past East Tennessee State, 78-61

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Quade Green scored a career-high 21 points, Kevin Knox had 17 points with 10 rebounds and No. 7 Kentucky overcame an early deficit to run away from East Tennessee State 78-61 on Friday night.

Best Plays of the Week -- Week 14 Video included

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Week 14 of First Down Friday is in the books, and now it's time to vote on your favorite play of the night.

First Down Friday Scores and Highlights -- Week 14

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It's Week 14 of the high school football season in Kentuckiana, and the WDRB Sports Team has you covered for all the action with more in-depth coverage than any other station. 

RAW VIDEO | David Padgett talks about U of L's 87-78 win over Omaha Video included

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The Cards are now 2-0 after a 87-78 win over Omaha at the KFC Yum! Center Friday night. 

Danica Patrick to end full-time racing career next year

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Patrick told The Associated Press on Friday it took her months to come to the realization that her career is over.

2018 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks tickets now on sale

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Here's how you can reserve your seats.

CRAWFORD | Dominant defense leads Louisville women past Michigan into WNIT final

Asia Durr celebrates a defensive stop in the first half of Thursday's win over Michigan. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Asia Durr celebrates a defensive stop in the first half of Thursday's win over Michigan. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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After a sluggish first half, the No. 5-ranked Louisville women's basketball team put on a dominant performance in the second, outscoring No. 24-ranked Michigan 42-12 on its way to a 74-49 win in the Women's NIT semifinals.

Valhalla Golf Club to host 2024 PGA Championship Video included

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It will be the fourth time the golf club will host the event.

RAW VIDEO | UofL's Padgett discusses upcoming game against Omaha Video included

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Friday's game starts at 7 p.m. 

CRAWFORD | Bellarmine edges IUS in showdown of nationally ranked local rivals Video included

WDRB photo by Eric Crawford WDRB photo by Eric Crawford
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Bellarmine used a 9-0 run late in the first half to overcome a deficit and made its free throws late to hold of IU Southeast in Knights Hall Wednesday night.

LANE | Hoosiers improve effort, but fall at Seton Hall

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Archie Miller felt like his guys battled, but it was not enough as Indiana got sloppy with the ball in the second half and lost at Seton Hall.  

Breeders’ Cup planning events leading up to Churchill Downs 2018 races Video included

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Louisville is preparing to roll out the red carpet for a horse racing event that attracts guests from around the world. 

Sports Page Live Chat Replay -- U of L opens Padgett era with victory, U of L, UK & IU football all win, Lou. City FC scores championship Video included

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Always remember the live chat happens Wednesday mornings at 10:30 sharp!

LEWIS | U of L soccer aims to bring another title to the city Video included

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Fourth-seeded Cardinals open NCAA play Sunday at Lynn Stadium.

BOZICH | For Padgetts, Louisville basketball a family affair this season Video included

Pete and Debbie Padgett will be in Louisville to support their son, David, as the Cardinals' basketball coach. (John Lewis photo) Pete and Debbie Padgett will be in Louisville to support their son, David, as the Cardinals' basketball coach. (John Lewis photo)
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Pete and Debbie Padgett plan to give up a winter in San Diego to support their son, David, and his family as the Louisville basketball coach this season. 

Microphones catch trash talk from ESPN announcers following Louisville City FC win Video included

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The negative comments that showed what they really thought about the teams and the championship game. 

CRAWFORD | Kentucky grows up a little, still comes up just short against Kansas Video included

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Kentucky grew up some, but couldn't overcome its own mistakes in a four-point loss to No. 4 Kansas in Chicago Tuesday night.

Louisville City FC players and coaches celebrate with fans after first USL Cup Video included

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Louisville City FC players, coaches and fans all packed Fourth Street Live! on Tuesday night to celebrate the team's United Soccer League Cup win.  

RAW VIDEO | Jeff Walz talks about Louisville's 90-55 win over Toledo Video included

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The University of Louisville women's basketball team moved to 3-0 Tuesday night with a 90-55 win over Toledo at the KFC Yum! Center.

Louisville City FC wins USL Cup with dramatic 88th-minute goal Video included

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In its third season of existence, Louisville City FC won the USL Championship, 1-0, over Swope Park on Monday night at Louisville Slugger Field.

RAW VIDEO | U of L head football coach Bobby Petrino discusses Cards' weekend victory over Virginia Video included

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The Cards will next play against Syracuse on Saturday.

Louisville City FC fans think championship win could help increase momentum for new stadium Video included

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As fans gear up for the game, they can't help but think about a potential future in Butchertown. 
 

BOZICH | Monday Muse: Why the Lamar Jackson Heisman snub? Video included

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Is Lamar Jackson being unfairly snubbed in the Heisman Trophy conversation? Are there enough high-octane candidates to fill the college football job openings? Do you worry about fights in football stadiums? 

CRAWFORD | Four thoughts on David Padgett's first Louisville win

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Eric Crawford with four takeaways from Louisville's season-opening win over George Mason.

LACETT | Durr rescues Cards in OT win over 5th ranked Ohio State

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The Louisville junior scored a career-high 47 points. 

BOZICH | For Padgett, Louisville win Number 1 tense, exhausting, exhilarating Video included

David Padgett was interviewed by Mike Gminski after winning his first game as Louisville's interim basketball coach Sunday. (Eric Crawford photo) David Padgett was interviewed by Mike Gminski after winning his first game as Louisville's interim basketball coach Sunday. (Eric Crawford photo)
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For David Padgett and his family, his opening game as Louisville's interim basketball coach was tense, exhausting and unforgettable as the Cards rallied to beat George Mason.

Louisville native Dale Romans now all-time leading trainer at Churchill Downs Video included

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Romans surpassed Hall of Fame horseman Bill Mott on Sunday, with win number 703.

BOZICH | Adel, freshmen rally Louisville past George Mason, 72-61 Video included

Anas Mahmoud scored two of his six points as Louisville defeated George Mason. (Eric Crawford photo) Anas Mahmoud scored two of his six points as Louisville defeated George Mason. (Eric Crawford photo)
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George Mason didn't get the memo that David Padgett's debut as Louisville's interim basketball coach was supposed to be a stress-free feel-good story. 

LACETT | Wildcats survive scare against Vermont Video included

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Kentucky freshman PJ Washington led all scorers with 17 points. 

RAW VIDEO | Head coach John Calipari talks about UK's 73-69 win over Vermont Video included

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Head coach John Calipari addressed reporters after the Cats' 73-69 win over Vermont on Sunday. 

RAW VIDEO | David Padgett talks about U of L's 72-61 win over George Mason in season opener

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U of L Interim Men's Basketball Coach David Padgett addressed reporters after the Cards' 72-61 win over George Mason in Sunday's season opener at the KFC Yum! Center. 

CRAWFORD | In victory over Virginia, Lamar Jackson keeps making history

Lamar Jackson celebrates a 68-yard touchdown run against Virginia (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Lamar Jackson celebrates a 68-yard touchdown run against Virginia (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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With his University of Louisville career likely nearing its end, junior quarterback Lamar Jackson continues to pile up historic achievements.

BOZICH | Snell sets records as Kentucky routs Vanderbilt Video included

Kentucky halfback Benny Snell has scored nine touchdowns the last three weeks. Kentucky halfback Benny Snell has scored nine touchdowns the last three weeks.
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Kentucky went to Vanderbilt as a slight underdog Saturday but the Wildcats routed Vandy, 44-21, and head to Georgia next week with seven victories. 

LACETT | IU beats Illinois, wins 1st B1G game

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The Hoosiers keep their bowl hopes alive

RAW VIDEO | Head coach Mark Stoops talks about UK's 44-21 win over Vanderbilt Video included

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Head coach Mark Stoops addressed reporters after UK's 44-21 win over Vanderbilt.

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