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CRAWFORD | With arrival in ACC, U of L's football fan base also comes of age

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After years of suffering and some growing pains, one overlooked part of the University of Louisville's ACC arrival on Monday night was the arrival -- in force -- of its football fan base.

LANE | What Does WKU Do For An Encore?

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Numerous school records were shattered as the Toppers blew out Bowling Green.  It won't mean much without a strong follow-up according to Coach Brohm.

Reports claim Wes Welker took drugs that led to suspension at Kentucky Derby

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Welker seemed to have had a good day at the Kentucky Derby, while he was reportedly handing out hundred dollar bills and was overpaid by $15,000 at a Churchill Downs betting window.

BOZICH | Jurich calls Petrino's happy homecoming his greatest victory Video included

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Bobby Petrino won his 84th game as a college head coach Monday night against Miami and Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich called it the greatest win of his career.

CRAWFORD | Three and out: Takeaways from Louisville's 31-13 win over Miami

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WDRB's Eric Crawford with three quick takeaways from Louisville's 31-13 victory over Miami to open Atlantic Coast Conference play.

CRAWFORD | What can Brown do for U of L? Carry the load in win over Miami Video included

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Dominique Brown asked for the ball in the second half of Louisville's 31-13 win over Miami in its inaugural ACC game. He didn't have to ask Bobby Petrino twice.

BOZICH | Three and out: Louisville linebackers light up Miami

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Louisville introduced itself to the Atlantic Coast Conference with authority, dominating Miami in the second half for an opening-game victory. 

LACETT | UK Preps for Ohio Video included

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After an easy victory over UT Martin in week one, the Kentucky Wildcats turn their attention to the Ohio Bobcats. 

CRAWFORD | Tailgate tidbits: Notes you need to know about Miami vs. Louisville

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WDRB's Eric Crawford gets you ready for kickoff with notes from both sides of the Louisville-Miami ACC opener in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

CRAWFORD | Making the call: Miami vs. Louisville Video included

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WDRB sports columnist Eric Crawford handicaps tonight's season-opener between Miami and Louisville, and makes his pick for the game.

BOZICH | Five final questions for Louisville vs. Miami

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Who will lead Louisville in rushing against Miami? Receptions? How many yards will Miami back Duke Johnson deliver? Will Bobby Petrino's first play call be a run or a pass?

BOZICH | Ten item countdown to Miami-Louisville kickoff Video included

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Ten items to close out the countdown to the Miami-Louisville kickoff Monday night, including Bobby Petrino's record at Papa Johns' Cardinal Stadium and Miami's record with halfback Duke Johnson.

BOZICH | Three and out: Indiana wins with defense; with defense? Video included

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Kevin Wilson has improved Indiana's defense, which showed in a 28-10 win over Indiana State. But now the IU head coach has work to do with the Hoosiers' passing game.

CRAWFORD | Three and out: Takeaways from Kentucky's 59-14 win over UT-Martin Video included

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The University of Kentucky football team got some big plays from young players and a steady start from quarterback Patrick Towles to pound Tennessee-Martin 59-14 in their first season opener at home since 2007.

CRAWFORD | Louisville soccer knocks off No. 2 Maryland in stadium debut

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The University of Louisville made the inaugural night of soccer in Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium a successful one, with a women's win over Ole Miss and the men beating No. 2 Maryland.

Western Kentucky spreads the red and routs Bowling Green, 59-31

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Western Kentucky scored on its first drive against Mid-American Conference favorite Bowling Green -- and the Hilltoppers never let up.

First Down Friday Video Highlights - Week 2

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It's week 2 of high school football in Kentuckiana, and the WDRB Sports Team has you covered for all the action with more in-depth coverage than any other station.

CRAWFORD | Soccer stadium opening brings bright lights to U of L soccer Video included

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The University of Louisville opens the $18.5 million Mark & Cindy Lynn Soccer Stadium tonight, yet another triumph for athletic leadership combined with community passion.

BOZICH | Louisville QB Will Gardner has been waiting (and waiting) for this moment

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How badly does Will Gardner want to excel at quarterback? He forced himself to run the hurdles to improve his speed -- and once forced a fumble seconds after tearing his right ACL.

CRAWFORD | In his new autobiography, Schnellenberger recounts a football life

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Howard Schnellenberger will be signing his new autobiography around Louisville this weekend before Monday's season opener between the University of Louisville and Miami University.

UK football launches Gameday Central website to help fans plan

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It includes information on where to park, reminders about tailgating, and maps showing pre-and post-game traffic flow.

BOZICH | The Only 10 Picks You Need To Start The College Football Season

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Which four teams make the college football playoff? Who are the three Heisman Trophy frontrunners? Which local player deserves more national love? Rick Bozich answers those questions -- and more.

U of L opens state of the art soccer stadium Video included

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The stadium can host more than 5,000 fans and boasts a big screen.

U of L releases 2014-2015 basketball schedule Video included

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Cards have a heavy slate in first year of ACC competition.

WDRB Sports Staff season football picks for U of L, UK, IU, WKU

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The WDRB Sports staff has checked the numbers and schedules -- and filed season predictions for the Louisville, Kentucky, Indiana and Western Kentucky football teams in 2014.

Sports Page Chat Replay - U of L's plan without Parker; Incognito Cal; IU's upcoming schedule

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Click now to view a replay of the Aug. 27 edition of Sports Page Live.

BOZICH | Darrell Griffith Athletic Center primed to sparkle at West End School Video included

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Former University of Louisville star Darrell Griffith has received countless honors in his basketball career but few things excite him as much as what is happening at the West End School.

CRAWFORD | Bridgewater says a final 'thank you' to U of L in student paper

Teddy Bridgewater says thank you to U of L students in an ad in its student paper. Eric Crawford photo. Teddy Bridgewater says thank you to U of L students in an ad in its student paper. Eric Crawford photo.
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Teddy Bridgewater had one more classy move for University of Louisville students and fans -- he said Thank You with an ad in the semester's first edition of The Louisville Cardinal student newspaper.

LANE | Toppers to Begin Brohm Era Friday

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With the next three games on the road, WKU looks to get off to a winning start under first-year head coach Jeff Brohm versus one of the favorites in the MAC.

LANE | Cats Ready to Open Season Two Under Stoops Video included

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Kentucky looks to begin year two under Mark Stoops at 1-0 when they host OVC opponent UT Martin Saturday in Lexington.

BOZICH | Louisville needs receiving committee to replace DeVante Parker Video included

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A left-foot injury will force Louisville senior receiver DeVante Parker to the sidelines for the start of the Cardinals' football season.

CRAWFORD BLOG | Harrell named preseason All-American by Blue Ribbon

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Louisville junior Montrezl Harrell was named a first-team preseason All-American by Blue Ribbon College Basketball yearbook.

CRAWFORD | For Stoops and UK, time to move forward with young talent Video included

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Mark Stoops has been stockpiling talent with his last two recruiting classes, one of them the most highly rated in school history. This season, he starts to put that youth into service.

BOZICH | Would Kentucky beat Blue Ribbon's All-American team? Yes

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Kentucky did not place any players on the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook all-American team but the Wildcats would be favored to beat Blue Ribbon's team.

BOZICH | What does Las Vegas say about DeVante Parker's absence? Video included

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How have the college football observers in Las Vegas reacted to the news that Louisville will be without receiver DeVante Parker for six to eight weeks?

CRAWFORD | Three and out: Petrino press conference highlights Video included

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Hitting the highlights from University of Louisville coach Bobby Petrino's weekly press conference before the Cardinals open their season against Miami next Monday.

CRAWFORD | Source: Johnson cleared to play for U of L

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Freshman forward Jaylen Johnson has enrolled at the University of Louisville, but the NCAA Clearinghouse has yet to clear him to play.

BOZICH | Brohm, WKU downtown billboard "Spreading the Red"

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Drivers on I-65 in downtown Louisville should prepare for a new billboard this week -- one that promotes Western Kentucky football and its strong ties to the metro area.

Triathletes battle heat, humidity to finish Ironman Louisville Video included

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Despite extreme heat, thousands of triathletes competed in the IronMan Louisville Saturday.

BOZICH | DeVante Parker visiting Charlotte foot specialist Sunday

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Louisville star receiver DeVante Parker was scheduled to travel to Charlotte Sunday to visit Dr. Robert Anderson, a specialist for foot and ankle injuries.

Louisville IronMan overcomes huge hurdles to return to competition Video included

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From serious injury to racing multiple IronMan races in a year, Mike Rice's inspiring story.

More than 2,000 athletes taking on IronMan Louisville Video included

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Participating athletes will go on a 140-mile trek, consisting of swimming, biking and running.

CRAWFORD | Petrino ready for challenge of leading U of L into ACC

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In the University of Louisville's first football season in the ACC, coach Bobby Petrino says there's pressure to win -- but that the pressure is on him, not his players.

Friday High School football postponements

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 Storms stopped week one of high school football. Most games are postponed until Saturday. Here's the schedule...

CRAWFORD | U of L's Parker suffers foot injury in practice Video included

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Star University of Louisville receiver DeVante Parker is headed to a well-known North Carolina orthopedic surgeon after suffering an injury to his left foot in practice Friday.

BOZICH | Gardner ACC breakout star? Defending UK fans

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Will Louisville quarterback Will Gardner be one of the ACC's breakout stars this season? Could a marketing survey actually rate Vandy football fans ahead of Kentucky fans? More football nuggets.

BOZICH | Picking Toughest Game on U of L, UK, IU, WKU schedules

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What's the Toughest Game on Louisville's football schedule? The easy answer is Florida State, but there's a better choice; and what about picking the Toughest game for Kentucky, Indiana and Western Kentucky.

CRAWFORD BLOG | On move-in day, U of L still awaiting word on Johnson

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With classes beginning on Monday, the University of Louisville says it still hasn't gotten word from the NCAA Clearinghouse on 6-9 signee Jaylen Johnson. Rick Pitino said his high school was slow submitting his paperwork.

Sports Page Live Replay - Petrino's response to S.I. profile, U of L football's toughest victory

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The chat begins each Wednesday morning starting at 10:30.

Big names paying to play in next year's Super Bowl Halftime show?

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Next year's Super Bowl will be played in Glendale, Arizona.

BOZICH | Football analytics site projects 7.5 wins for Louisville

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College Football Matrix projects Louisville's 2014 win total; Sports Illustrated endorses Patrick Towles; Rick Bozich continues his college football countdown.

BOZICH | Bobby Petrino Responds To Sports Illustrated Story Video included

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Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino responded to a Sports Illustrated story that he was not getting along with his defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.

BOZICH | Plenty of signs Petrino and Grantham are "fine"

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A source close to University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino said the Sports Illustrated story about conflict between Petrino and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham isn't true.

CRAWFORD | It's too early to tell the story of Petrino 2.0 Video included

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Sports Illustrated says he's the same old Bobby Petrino. He and those around the University of Louisville say he's a changed man. Eric Crawford looks at Petrino 2.0.

CRAWFORD BLOG | Schimmel named player of the week in WNBA East

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Former University of Louisville women's basketball standout Shoni Schimmel was named the WNBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week after some of her biggest performances of the season.

LACETT | Louisville Fails to Crack Preseason AP Top 25

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AP Preseason Poll was released Sunday but the Cardinals did not make the top 25.  

CRAWFORD | Preseason polls are fun, but in playoff era, don't matter anymore

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The Associated Press and preseason coaches polls are out, but Eric Crawford writes that only one poll matters now in the football era of college football.

Pot charge dismissed against U of L football player

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Quick has been participating in a marijuana education and intervention program since he received the citation.

BOZICH | Three reasons Patrick Towles is -- and isn't -- right pick as Kentucky QB Video included

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Patrick Towles, a redshirt sophomore, will start the season as Kentucky's quarterback. Three reasons Towles is -- and is not -- the right pick.

Peyton Siva and wife are new parents Video included

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The name they chose for their daughter born on Sunday is Adalynn Grace.

BOZICH | Charlie Strong says Texas job "isn't a monster"

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Ten days until college football begins -- and 10 nuggets to get you there, including Charlie Strong saying the Texas football job is not a monster. Plus, the SEC and Pac-12 dominate the Top 25.

BOZICH | Teddy! Teddy! Bridgewater makes his move in Minnesota

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Teddy Bridgewater looked like he was back in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium Saturday night, leading the Minnesota Vikings to a come-from-behind win over Arizona with 2 TD passes.

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