Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News and anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at Andrew.Chernoff@charter.com.

H.S. FOOTBALL | Kickoff Kentucky Featuring Kentucky Country Day

08/10/2017 05:54 PM

The Kentucky Country Day Bearcats open up their regular season on Friday, August 18 at Atherton. The Bearcats are coming off a successful 2016 campaign, making it to the third round of the KHSAA Class A Playoffs. They finished the season 10-3 overall. This year, the team returns plenty of players from last year’s team, including quarterback Jackson Diaz. Head coach Matt Jones is looking forward to seeing what this team can do, although he hopes to see some improvement from the... Read more 

H.S. FOOTBALL | Kickoff Kentucky Featuring Holy Cross

08/10/2017 05:49 PM

The Holy Cross (Louisville) Cougars are getting ready for their 2017 high school football regular season. Last year, they finished the season 7-5 overall, advancing to the second round of the KHSAA Class A Playoffs. There is plenty of excitement surrounding the team this year too, as they have ten seniors on the roster, all of which will see playing time in 2017. “It makes a huge difference,” said head coach Bob Bronger. “When you have an all-senior team, or a... Read more 

H.S. FOOTBALL | Kickoff Kentucky Featuring Monroe County

08/10/2017 05:48 PM

The Monroe County Falcons are counting down the days until they get to open the 2017 regular season. The Falcons begin the year against Trigg County on Friday, August 18. This year will be the second year for the Falcons under head coach Billy Joe Murphy. “We tried to work hard this winter,” said Murphy, “get out of our comfort zone, push ourselves to where we think we can get to every single day in the weight room and on the field… And... Read more 

H.S. FOOTBALL | Kickoff Kentucky Featuring Elizabethtown

08/10/2017 06:58 AM

The Elizabethtown Panthers are getting excited to begin the 2017 regular season, despite having a tough opening stretch of games. The 3A Panthers begin the season on Friday, August 18 against Franklin-Simpson. Then, two weeks later, on September 1, E-Town takes on 6A North Hardin. One week after that match-up, on September 8, the Panthers face 2016 KHSAA 2A State Champion Christian Academy of Louisville. “Those first games like that will prepare us for our district, and playoffs and everything else,” said... Read more 

H.S. FOOTBALL | Kickoff Kentucky Featuring Central Hardin

08/10/2017 06:55 AM

The Central Hardin Bruins are hoping for more success this year, especially in the postseason. “I hope they’re (players) motivated to make our season go further into the playoffs this year,” said head coach Tim Mattingly. The Bruins advanced to the second round of the KHSAA 6A playoffs last year, where it fell to Ballard in overtime. “I hope that motivates our players and our coaching staff to prepare our players to not have that happen to us again,” said Mattingly. Central... Read more 

UofL FOOTBALL | Coaching Staff Receiving Tips from Former UofL Head Coach

08/09/2017 06:27 PM

If you look at the Louisville football coaching staff this season, you will not see a “special teams coordinator” on the roster. Instead, head coach Bobby Petrino is using various positional coaches to coach different aspects of the special teams unit. To get some insight and tips into coaching different parts of special teams, some of the UofL coaches have met with former UofL head coach and current Kentucky St. head coach John L. Smith. “He’s always been one of the greatest... Read more 

KSU FOOTBALL | Thorobreds Looking Forward to 2017 Season

08/09/2017 06:22 PM

The Kentucky St. football team is already practicing in preparation of its 2017 regular season. Last year, the Thorobreds finished 4-7 overall, and made it to the SIAC Championship Game, where they fell 33-30 to Fort Valley St. University. This year, they are hoping to make it back to the conference title game, and win it. KSU head coach John L. Smith, who is entering his second season with the team, says he hopes last year’s loss in the conference title game... Read more 

UofL FOOTBALL | Taking a Closer Look at the Cardinals' Offense

08/08/2017 05:58 PM

UofL quarterback Lamar Jackson will have plenty of eyes on him this season, thanks in part to his Heisman Trophy winning performance last year. The record-breaking QB had a historic year in 2016, but he has had time to improve even more this offseason. In fact, head coach Bobby Petrino has already noticed a difference in Jackson this fall: One thing Jackson will be trying to improve this year is his accuracy. Jackson had a completion percentage of 56.2% during the... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Wildcats Lead Country in Average Home Attendance... Again

08/08/2017 05:19 PM

Big Blue Nation has proven once again it is arguably the best fan base in college basketball. The Kentucky men’s basketball team had the highest average home attendance during the 2016-2017 season. UK averaged 23,461 fans per home game, according to figures released by the NCAA on Tuesday. Syracuse was second on the list, averaging 21,181 fans per home game, while Louisville was third on the list, averaging 20,846 fans per home game. It is the 19th time in the last 22 seasons... Read more 

H.S. FOOTBALL | Kickoff Kentucky Featuring Woodford County

08/08/2017 04:32 PM

The Woodford County High School football team is looking forward to the 2017 regular season. Last year, the Yellowjackets finished 3-8 overall. This year though, the team has already noticed a difference. “They (the players) don’t really give in,” said offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ashton Bailey. “They make sure if they lose the first rep, they’re going to win the second rep.” Woodford County opens up the season on Saturday, August 19 against Wayne County.  Read more 


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