NCAA drops its claim against former Louisville program assistant Brandon Williams

04/06/2018 12:44 PM

The NCAA has dropped its claim against former University of Louisville program assistant Brandon Williams in relation to its investigation of sexual misconduct within the men’s basketball recruiting program. An NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions had found that Williams did not fully cooperate with their investigation because he did not provide requested phone records which the committee alleges could have determined whether or not he was involved in the scandal. However, an Infractions Appeals Committee overturned that finding, determining that... Read more 

Fourth commemorative Maker's Mark bottle in five-bottle series to be released

04/05/2018 12:31 PM

The fourth commemorative Maker’s Mark bottle in a five-bottle series is set to go on sale Friday, April 6. Maker’s Mark and Keeneland have partnered with the University of Kentucky to raise $2 million for the Center for Academic and Tutorial Services (CATS) through the companies’ contributions and a portion of proceeds from the bottle sales. The bottle being released this year features the 1997-98 men’s basketball national championship team. The first three commemorative bottles in the series honored the program’s first... Read more 

Registration open for first-ever Go Big Blue 4-miler

04/03/2018 09:56 AM

Registration is now open for the first-ever Go Big Blue 4-Miler, which will be held on Saturday, April 14. The race will begin outside Kroger Field and wind through various UK Athletics Facilities, before ending on the playing surface at Kroger Field. Top finishers will receive Kroger gift cards, as well as tickets to this season’s football home opener and Big Blue Madness. Race details Saturday, April 14 8:30 a.m. Kroger Field Click here to register First Place: $150 Kroger gift card Second Place:... Read more 

UofL Basketball | Snider to participate in Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship

03/28/2018 10:51 AM

Former University of Louisville senior guard Quentin Snider has been chosen to participate in the annual Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship in San Antonio, Texas March 30 – April 1. The event pits 32 four-man teams against one another. The teams consist of players from every Division I college basketball conference who have exhausted collegiate eligibility. They will compete for a $100,000 prize pool. Snider is one of four players selected to participate from the ACC. He averaged 11.8 points and a... Read more 

EKU Basketball | Kentucky native A.W. Hamilton named Colonels men's basketball head coach

03/23/2018 03:18 PM

Eastern Kentucky University has named Georgetown, Kentucky native A.W. Hamilton the Colonels’ men’s basketball head coach. The school made the announcement in a press release on Friday. Hamilton spent the 2017-18 season as an assistant coach under Kevin Keatts at North Carolina State University. He helped lead the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament with a 21-12 record, including wins over No. 2 Arizona, No. 2 Duke and No. 10 North Carolina. “The opportunity to come home and coach at a place like Eastern... Read more 

UofL Basketball | Padgett will not continue as Louisville's head coach

03/21/2018 03:10 PM

University of Louisville has announced that interim head coach David Padgett will not continue with the men’s basketball program. Padgett publicly announced the news during a press conference on Wednesday, one day after the team’s loss to Mississippi State in the quarterfinals of the NIT. Padgett took on the head coaching role earlier this season following the firing of former head coach Rick Pitino. “We all owe a great debt of gratitude to David for his leadership and poise this season,” said... Read more 

EKU Football | Colonels announce events for fans prior to annual spring game

03/14/2018 10:24 AM

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels have announced plans for fan events the day before the annual Maroon and White Game on April 28. A football golf outing will be held on Friday, April 27, as well as the ninth annual football reverse raffle in which fans will have the chance to win $10,000. The raffle raised $15,000 for the football program last year. EKU Football Golf Outing Boone’s Trace National Golf Club $100/golfer 11 a.m. Registration Noon ... Read more 

Lexington high school student accidentally injured by firearm on campus, faces criminal charges

03/09/2018 10:15 AM

A student at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington now faces criminal charges after being accidentally injured by a firearm on campus Friday morning. School officials say no one else was hurt in the incident and the student is receiving medical care. Lester Diaz, principal of Frederick Douglass, released the following statement on the school district’s website: “We are writing to make you aware of an incident that happened this morning (March 9) during our advisory class. We had a student accidentally... Read more 

Multiple agencies conduct active shooter exercise at Louisville high school

03/07/2018 02:45 PM

Gunshots rang out on the campus of Holy Cross High School in Louisville today, but, fortunately, it was only a drill. Metro Louisville emergency services conducted active shooter training in light of recent events at schools across the country. The full-scale exercise involved agencies like SWAT, fire and EMS, as well as faculty and students who volunteered to participate. Emergency officials say preparedness is a crucial piece to emergency management. “We try to do it as much as we can,” said Jody Meiman,... Read more 

EKU Basketball | McHale "will not be retained" as head coach

02/26/2018 09:16 AM

Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball head coach Dan McHale “will not be retained,” it was announced by Athletics Director Stephen Lochmueller on Monday. “After reviewing our men’s basketball program, I determined a change in leadership is needed at this time,” Lochmueller said. “We want to thank Dan McHale for his service to Eastern Kentucky University, our community and the men’s basketball program. We wish Dan, Jackie and their family all the best in the future.” According to a statement from... Read more