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 

Rick Pitino delivers formal statement following NCAA ruling

02/21/2018 04:56 PM

Former University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino responded to the NCAA’s recent ruling which upheld penalties issued in response to the program’s Andre McGee recruiting scandal. On Tuesday, interim university president Greg Postel announced that UofL’s appeal of the NCAA’s original ruling, which was issued in June 2017, had been denied . Postel explained that the original penalties, including a vacation of wins and paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, would stand. From a law firm in... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | NCAA upholds Louisville penalties to vacate wins, pay fines

02/20/2018 12:21 PM

On Tuesday, the NCAA announced that it will uphold its original ruling, vacating wins within the University of Louisville basketball program and ordering the university to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. The decision will result in vacating men’s basketball games between December 2011 through 2014. This includes the 2013 National Championship title and a vacation of the program’s 2012 Final Four appearance. Key penalties imposed by the NCAA include *Four years of probation for the university from June 15, 2017... Read more 

Kentucky Football | National Signing Day 2018

02/07/2018 01:29 PM

Kentucky Football has officially released its list of February signees, and head coach Mark Stoops calls this year’s class “a home run.” Bios February Signees Allen Dailey, Wide Receiver, 6-3, 195, Fr-HS, Pinson, Ala. (Pinson Valley) *Three-star prospect by all the major recruiting services *No. 178 overall wide receiver and No. 36 overall prospect in the state of Alabama by 247sports *Caught 80 passes for 1,441 yards and 23 receiving touchdowns as a senior in helping Pinson Valley finish 15-0 and win the 2017 Class... Read more 

UofL ATHLETICS | Mark Jurich Leaves Athletic Department

02/02/2018 03:09 PM

The University of Louisville has confirmed to Spectrum News that Mark Jurich has left the UofL athletics department. Jurich is the son of former Athletic Director Tom Jurich and served as the department’s Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development. Interim Athletic Director Vince Tyra released the following statement: “Each of the departing staff members have made productive contributions to this university and we wish them the best in their future ventures. As we move forward, we will be restructuring leadership positions... Read more 

Sen. Damon Thayer applauds governor for budget proposal

01/29/2018 04:47 PM

The General Assembly has been in session for one month, but there still hasn’t been a pension reform bill filed. Spectrum News’ Don Weber caught up with Senator Damon Thayer to discuss the pension reform bill and how it will affect the budget. Governor Matt Bevin promised to contribute $3.3 billion toward the pension fund in his budget proposal. Despite cuts to education and other programs, Senator Thayer is applauding the governor for his proposal.  Read more 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to address violent crime, opioid addiction during Louisville visit

01/29/2018 11:47 AM

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will make an appearance in Louisville on Tuesday. Sessions is expected to address efforts underway to reduce violent crime and fight the opioid crisis during the press briefing at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in downtown Louisville. Read more 

UofL Football | Defensive Coordinator Peter Sirmon Resigns

01/19/2018 01:04 PM

The University of Louisville football program has announced that Defensive Coordinator Peter Sirmon has resigned, effective immediately. In a press release, Head Coach Bobby Petrino said: “I would like to thank Peter Sirmon for all of his work this season at the University of Louisville. I wish him and his family all the best.” Sirmon was hired as the defensive coordinator in 2017 after one season at Mississippi St. as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. Later in the day on Friday, the Cal... Read more 

VIDEO | Kentucky Sports Television - 01.16.18

01/16/2018 07:30 PM

Before the Kentucky basketball team tips off with the South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia, the KSTV crew discusses the match-up and Bradley’s “McKees” to the game. Plus, UK assistant coach Kenny Payne explains why he isn’t worried about Nick Richards. Watch the full episode:  Read more 

UK cheerleaders win 23rd national title

01/15/2018 08:57 AM

The University of Kentucky cheerleading team earned its 23rd national title on Sunday at the Universal Cheerleaders Association in Orlando. The title is the Cats’ third straight national title. Kentucky won its first national crown in 1985, also winning in 1987-88, 1992, 1995-2002, 2004-06, 2008-10, 2012, 2014 and 2016-18. The cheerleaders and dance team will be honored Saturday during the men’s basketball game vs. Florida.  Read more