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

UofL BASKETBALL | Jeff Walz Previews NCAA Tournament

03/14/2018 06:23 PM

The Louisville women’s basketball team earned the program’s first-ever No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament on Monday night. That same night, the No. 1-seeded Cards (32-2) learned they would face No. 16-seeded Boise St. (23-9) on Friday at 12 p.m. ET inside the KFC Yum! Center, as part of the NCAA Tournament’s first round. Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff talked with UofL head coach Jeff Walz on Wednesday to preview the upcoming game:  Read more 

UofL BASEBALL | No. 4 Cards Beat No. 5 Texas Tech

03/14/2018 06:01 PM

The Louisville baseball team snapped a two-game skid on Wednesday afternoon. The No. 4 Cards (15-2) came from behind to beat No. 5 Texas Tech (16-3) by the final of 7-4. UofL trailed 4-1 after four innings before scoring the game’s final six runs. Click on the video below for highlights from the Louisville victory: Next up for the Cards is a weekend series on the road at Wake Forest starting Friday.  Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Top NKU in NIT Opening Round Match-Up

03/13/2018 10:34 PM

The Louisville men’s basketball team is moving on to the second round of the 2018 NIT. The Cards (21-13) beat Northern Kentucky (22-10) by the final score of 66-58 on Tuesday night inside the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville’s Deng Adel led all scorers with 20 points. Ryan McMahon was the only other Cardinal who scored in double-digits, as he finished the game with 10 points. Darius Perry added 8 points for UofL, which included two points from a powerful dunk he had late... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Hilltoppers Host Boston College Tuesday Night

03/13/2018 11:34 AM

The WKU men’s basketball team is back in action on Tuesday night in the first round of the 2018 National Invitational Tournament. The Hilltoppers (24-10) host Boston College (19-15) inside E.A. Diddle Arena at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT). Western Kentucky Head Coach Rick Stansbury spoke on Monday about Tuesday’s game: Tuesday night will be the first time the Hilltoppers will host a postseason game since 2005. Read more 

H.S. BASKETBALL | Boys' Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournament Set To Begin

03/13/2018 10:44 AM

The 2018 Whitaker Bank / KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournament begins on Wednesday. All games will take place inside Lexington’s Rupp Arena. The first round match-ups are as follows (all times ET): March 14 – Corbin (25-7) vs. Estill County (26-7) at 12 p.m. March 14 – Scott County (34-1) vs. Trinity (30-3) at 1:30 p.m. March 14 – Southwestern (18-14) vs. Warren Central (29-5) at 6:30 p.m. March 14 – Pikeville (24-9) vs. John Hardin (28-7) at 8 p.m. March 15 – University... Read more 

H.S. FOOTBALL | Mark Spader Named Bowling Green Head Coach

03/13/2018 10:29 AM

Last week, Bowling Green High School announced Mark Spader as its next head football coach. The announcement was made a press conference on Thursday, March 8. Spader replaces Kevin Wallace, who became the head coach of St. Xavier High School’s football program in February. Spader takes over after having served as the Purples’ defensive coordinator since 2013. Spectrum News’ Lyndsey Gough caught up with Spader on Monday’s edition of Sports Night:  Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Earn No. 1 Seed in Lexington Regional

03/12/2018 08:30 PM

The “season of firsts” continues for the Louisville women’s basketball program. Not only did the Cards win their first-ever ACC regular season championship and their first-ever ACC Tournament championship this season, they also earned their first-ever No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament. The No. 1 Cards (32-2) learned on Monday night they will host No. 16 Boise St. (23-9) on Friday at 12 p.m. ET inside the KFC Yum! Center. The winner of that game will... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Getting Ready to Play in NIT

03/12/2018 05:24 PM

The Louisville men’s basketball team is getting ready to play its first round NIT game on Tuesday night. The Cards (20-13, 9-9) host the NKU Norse (22-9, 15-3) at 7 p.m. inside the KFC Yum! Center. UofL Interim Head Coach David Padgett spoke to the media on Monday about the Cards missing out on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament: Louisville is making its 15th NIT appearance and its first since 2006. Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Wildcats Win SEC Tournament

03/11/2018 03:46 PM

The Kentucky Wildcats did it again. The No. 4-seeded Wildcats (24-10, 10-8) beat No. 2-seeded Tennessee (25-8, 13-5) on Sunday afternoon to claim their fourth straight SEC Tournament championship. The win gives UK an automatic berth in this year’s NCAA Division I Tournament, although the Wildcats were almost certainly guaranteed to be in the field regardless of the outcome Sunday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the way for UK with a game-high 29 points. He also had seven rebounds and three assists. Sunday’s win... Read more 

UofL BASEBALL | Cards Drop First Game of Regular Season

03/11/2018 03:32 PM

The Louisville Cardinals may have still won their three-game series this weekend, but they are not leaving the weekend with an undefeated overall record. The No. 8 Cards (14-1, 2-1) dropped its first game of the year on Sunday afternoon, falling 10-3 to the No. 13 North Carolina Tar Heels (8-7, 1-2) inside Jim Patterson Stadium. The Cards were leading 3-2 heading into the seventh inning, before the Tar Heels scored eight runs combined in both the seventh and eighth innings. Louisville... Read more