This Week in Sports

The preparations that make the W&S Open a player favorite

07/27/2016 07:21 PM

The Western & Southern Open has a long history of being considered a “players’ tournament”. About three weeks out from the start of the tournament, the grounds are starting to come alive as volunteers and staff work tirelessly on the little things that make this tournament a favorite amongst the players. “This is when you start seeing changes every single day,” explained W&S Open Director of Marketing, Will Sikes, “whether it’s 25,000 flowers that are grown specially for this event... Read more 

Louisville City FC: Supporters key to victory over Orlando City B

07/26/2016 04:06 PM

Louisville City FC hopes to kick off a fresh, unbeaten streak this weekend after dropping its first game in months to FC Cincinnati. That 2-0 loss last weekend didn’t spoil Louisville City’s motivation as the team looks ahead to hosting Orlando City B at Slugger Field on Saturday. The two teams have met twice already this season – Louisville won both of those games and scored a combine eight goals over the MLS affiliate. But Orlando has been climbing the standings... Read more 

FC Cincinnati, Louisville City FC praise fans, regroup following rivalry matchup

07/25/2016 01:49 PM

Saturday’s match between Louisville City FC and FC Cincinnati featured two of the top clubs in the standings, as well as two teams with impressive support from their city and their fans. “It’s a positive for the whole country,” said Ken Luther, President of The Coopers, Louisville City’s fan section. “I think it’s a trend that soccer is growing across this country. We beat our attendance figures in Louisville by a lot. Cincinnati’s blowing them out of the water. But I... Read more 

Bowling Green's new football team that's hoping to make a mark

07/24/2016 09:30 AM

While there’s a lot of hype on the Hill of WKU about the nationally-ranked Hilltopper Football team, there’s another team in South Central Kentucky that’s also about to put on the pads and hit the gridiron. cn|2’s Ryan Dearbone introduces us to Bowling Green’s new semi-pro football team that’s hoping to make a mark on the community one touchdown at a time.  Read more 

FCC ends LouCity FC's 17-game unbeaten streak

07/23/2016 09:10 PM

With a 2-0 win at Nippert Stadium, FC Cincinnati brought an end to Louisville City FC’s 17-game unbeaten streak. The win also means Cincinnati is the winner of the rivalry season-series. Both teams went 1-1-1 in the series, but Cincinnati won by outscoring LouCity 4-3. FC Cincinnati is now 11-4-4, while LouCity fell to 12-2-6. Cincinnati midfielder Andrew Wiedeman scored his fourth goal of the season just before halftime in the 39th minute. In the second half, FCC’s leading scorer Sean... Read more 

Why do we have to wait so long for the ACC Network?

07/22/2016 02:36 PM

On Thursday the ACC and ESPN announced the formation of the ACC Network. The digital network starts this year and is available on the ESPN GO App. But fans are going to have to wait 3 years until the launch of the TV network in 2019. When the SEC Network launched in 2014 a promotional campaign was launched by ESPN urging viewers to call their local tv providers and ask for the SEC Network. Its possible ESPN has... Read more 

ESPN to launch ACC Network

07/21/2016 10:27 AM

Photo: CardStunts.com ESPN announced Thursday that launching of the ACC Network, which will begin with digital broadcasts of over 600 live events this year, and will lead to the launch of a television network in 2019. The deal is a 20-year partnership between the conference and ESPN and includes an extension of the current broadcast rights deal through 2036. In addition, the conference is expected to expand it’s league basketball schedule to 20 conference games per season, all of which... Read more 

Former stars from UK and U of L team up to help children afflicted by cancer

07/20/2016 06:30 PM

Former Cardinal Kyle Kuric just finished a successful stint in the NBA Las Vegas summer league for the Phoenix Suns, but is now back in the bluegrass and giving back to the community. He even teamed up with his old rivals, University of Kentucky stars Josh Harrellson and Darius Miller, to make sure the children at Kids Cancer Alliance camp in Bagdad, KY are having a great time.  Read more 

FC CINCINNATI | Record crowd makes big impact on visiting Crystal Palace

07/18/2016 06:05 PM

FC Cincinnati gave English Premier League team Crystal Palace their best effort, but the EPL firepower proved too much for the USL club who lost 2-0. But according to FCC head coach John Harkes, entering the game looking for a win was not what he was telling his club, but rather to enjoy the experience of playing in front of a massive group of supporters. Over 35,000 fans filed into Nippert Stadium to set a statewide attendance record for a... Read more 

Rule change to NCAA Basketball tournament might have stemmed from Louisville

07/18/2016 05:45 PM

The NCAA is making a minor change to the to tournament field. Effective the upcoming season, the number one overall seed in the championship tournament will be able to choose their location in their first two games based on the predetermined host sites. Preferences of the teams in contention for the No. 1 overall seed will be communicated to the NCAA in advance of selection Sunday, meaning whichever team earns the top spot will only know where they are playing, not... Read more 

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