This Week in Sports

Orlando City SC will end affiliation with Louisville City FC

06/30/2015 01:26 PM

On Tuesday, Louisville City FC Soccer of the USL (United Soccer League) confirmed that as of the end of the 2015 season, the club will no longer be an affiliate of Orlando City of the MLS (Major League Soccer). The announcement came as Orlando City plans to own and operate a USL team in central Florida for the 2016 season. No MLS team can be affiliated with more than one USL team. It is part of Orlando City’s push to... Read more 

Independence Day is NOT a holiday for Louisville FC

06/30/2015 07:30 AM

While most Americans enjoy and celebrate the 4th of July, the players and coaches of Louisville FC will not be able to relax until after their game. Louisville FC (6-3-5) hosts Richmond Saturday Night at 7:30pm in a big game. If the season ended right now, Lou FC would make the playoffs. However the USL season is exactly half way through, so there’s still much work to do. Head Coach James O’Connor discusses the task at hand. We talked with Coach O’Connor about... Read more 

She doesn't play a sport, but Lindsey Smith is an awesome athlete

06/29/2015 08:00 PM

Meet Lindsey Smith. She doesn’t play basketball, softball or volleyball, but she is an amazing athlete…and performer. The Assumption High School junior is a circus performer who has been accepted to a very prestigious circus school in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Lindsey dreams of one day performing for a major circus. This summer could help turn her dreams into reality.  Read more 

Butch Beard and Jerry Eaves look at the NBA Draft Part 3

06/29/2015 11:30 AM

The former UofL and NBA players, who are now both coaches at Simmons College of Kentucky, wrap up our NBA Draft coverage with a Blue Grass slant. The pair look at Louisville native D’Angelo Russell who is now a Laker, Cameron Payne, The highest drafted Murray State Racer, who became Oklahoma City’s top draft choice (14th pick overall), and the rest of the Big Blue Basketball contingent.  Read more 

Butch Beard and Jerry Eaves look at the NBA Draft Part 2

06/29/2015 07:30 AM

Our favorite dynamic duo continue their look at last week’s NBA draft as it pertains to the Blue Grass State. Both Butch Beard and Jerry Eaves are former UofL and NBA players, both are coaches at Simmons College, and both have a wealth of basketball knowledge. In part two of our discussion, the coaches take a look at the impact UofL players Terry Rozier and Montrezl Harrell will have with their respective NBA teams in Boston and Houston. We also... Read more 

Butch Beard and Jerry Eaves look at the NBA Draft Part 1

06/28/2015 12:00 PM

Jerry Eaves and Butch Beard have a lot in common. Both are former UofL and NBA players. Both are now coaches for Simmons College of Kentucky. And both were fascinated with last Thursday’s NBA draft, and the relationship it had with the Commonwealth In part one of our discussion. Jerry and Butch take a look at the top two picks, UK’s Karl-Anthony Towns going to Minnesota and Louisville native D’Angelo Russell, the Ohio State guard, heading to the L.A. Lakers.  Read more 

Rookie symposium prepares rookies for success in NFL

06/27/2015 12:00 PM

The NFL hosts their annual rookie symposium in Aurora, Ohio each year to help teach their new rookies about life in the NFL. This year’s speakers included Cris Carter, Anthony Munoz and other current and former players. Bengals’ rookies Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Fisher plan to learn from the mistakes and knowledge of the players who came before them.  Read more 

Russell, Payne, Rozier, The UK 4. The NBA Draft has a Bluegrass feel

06/25/2015 09:30 PM

The first part of the first round of the NBA draft has a very decided Bluegrass feel. The top 16 picks have included four Wildcats, a Louisville native, a Murray State point guard, and a UofL Cardinal. UK has tied a record by having four players drafted in the first round (actually in the top 13). Here is Kentucky’s scorecard: 1. Karl-Anthony Towns to Minnesota Timberwolves 6. Willie Cauley-Stein to Sacramento Kings He is known as a defensive specialist, but he can get the job... Read more 

Marvin Jones returns to the red zone

06/25/2015 11:30 AM

After missing all of last season due to foot and ankle injuries, Marvin Jones is back. The wide receiver completed the Bengals off season training program with no issues and finished minicamp with some impressive practices. Jones particularly stood out making some red zone catches, which should come as no surprise. In 2013, he had 12 receptions on 14 red zone targets. Needless to say, the Bengals and Jones are looking forward to No. 82 being back on the field... Read more 

The NBA Draft will have a BIG BLUE feel

06/25/2015 07:30 AM

With seven draft eligible Kentucky players in play, and four of them invited to attend the NBA draft, Thursday Night’s function could be a wild time. Karl-Anthony Towns is expected to be the top player selected. Devin Booker, Willie Cauley-Stein and Trey Lyles are also projected to go in the first round. The Harrison Twins and Dakari Johnson are also expected to garner second round interest. We discuss if UK is OK with the NBA Draft, with ESPN 680’s Mark Ennis.  Read more 

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