This Week in Sports

Bengals select defensive back William Jackson III

04/29/2016 12:50 AM

With the 24th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected cornerback William Jackson III from Houston. It’s the third time in five years that the Bengals have drafted a defensive back with their top pick. Jackson will join a deep position group as the Bengals now have four first round defensive backs. Marvin Lewis and his staff expect Jackson to compete immediately, starting with special teams. He joins a DB room that includes Adam Jones, Dre Kirkpatrick,... Read more 

Angel McCoughtry named to USA Olympic team

04/28/2016 04:00 PM

Getting a chance to defend Olympic gold, Angel McCoughtry will represent Team USA this summer in Brazil. McCoughtry played for the University of Louisville Women’s Basketball team from 2005 – 2009, where she proved to be a dominant point scorer for the Cardinals. The final two seasons of McCoughtry’s college career were spent under current head coach Jeff Walz. In those seasons, the Women’s team made appearances in the NCAA’s Sweet Sixteen (2008) and Championship game (2009). McCoughtry was the... Read more 

Louisville City FC and Pittsburgh play to a 2-2 tie

04/27/2016 11:46 PM

Louisville’s Conor Shanosky scored in the 84th minute, to tie the score, as Louisville and Pittsburgh played to a 2-2 draw. The game itself took some four hours to complete, thanks to numerous weather delays, as rain pelted Slugger Field for much of Thursday evening. Chandler Hoffman scored the other goal for Louisville, which gets a point for the tie. The draw makes Louisville City’s record 4-1-1. The point keeps Louisville atop the Eastern Conference with 13 points, two better... Read more 

NFL DRAFT | James Burgess' intangibles make him intriguing draft prospect

04/27/2016 07:30 PM

He is not a proven brick wall when it comes to run defense, he is slightly undersized by NFL standards, but James Burgess has certain measurables and even more intangibles that make him an intriguing draft prospect. As a star linebacker and three year starter for the University of Louisville, Burgess was one of the top three tacklers on the team in both his junior and senior year. He has proven quickness which allows for excellent pursuit of ball carriers,... Read more 

NFL DRAFT | What makes Sheldon Rankins a first round pick

04/27/2016 07:10 PM

The NFL draft starts Thursday night and one former University of Louisville star expected to be taken in the first round is defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins. The 6-foot-1, 299 lbs Georgia native showed versatility throughout his college career and was able to cause havoc all across the line of scrimmage. He is currently projected by NFL.com to be a first round pick, and as high as the 12th pick by the New Orleans Saints. He has interviewed with several teams,... Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY | Chandler Hoffman - "We've put in the work."

04/26/2016 05:15 PM

For the second straight week, Louisville City FC forward Chandler Hoffman has earned USL Team of the Week honors. Hoffman has a league leading six goals this season, and is coming off his second consecutive multi-goal game against Harrisburg City. Hoffman gave his team a two goal buffer which came in handy after the Islanders fought back to a tie game. A late game header from Mark-Anthony Kaye put Louisville City back on top in the 90th minute for their... Read more 

Thomas More reveals championship banner

04/22/2016 08:00 PM

The Thomas More women’s basketball team celebrated their back-to-back undefeated national titles with a ceremony Thursday night. The Saints finished with a 66-0 record over the past two seasons on their way to two straight national championships, most recently beating Tufts in the finals in Indianapolis earlier this month. It was the first time a team has gone back-to-back since Washington University in St. Louis won four straight beginning with the 1998 season. The 2016 national championship banner was revealed... Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY | Frontline is confident because of backline's skill

04/21/2016 05:27 PM

Louisville City FC currently sits atop the USL table with a record of 3-1-0. The lost their second game of the season, but have outscored their opponents 7-3 in the two games since. Chandler Hoffman scored three goals in City’s most recent win against Cincinnati, and says he has seen a tremendous change in the mentality of his teammates. They are playing as a unit, especially on the backline, which gives Hoffman and the frontline confidence to attack.  Read more 

Throwback Thursday to the Earl Clark Charity Game in 2011

04/21/2016 03:53 PM

cn2 went deep into the vault to find today’s throwback Thursday. In 2011, during the NBA lockout, former University of Louisville basketball star Earl Clark organized a charity exhibition game between some of his professional friends. The rosters included Derrick Caracter, J.R. Smith, Jerry Smith, former Card Terrence Williams, and the surprise guest of the evening was Dwight Howard. The game was played in Bullitt East High School, and Earl Clark said he was excited to bring in Howard and... Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY | James O'Connor impressed by team tenacity in win over Cincinnati

04/21/2016 11:54 AM

Louisville City FC is off to a fantastic start in their sophomore season. Most recently, City set a rivalry precedent with a 3-2 win over Cincinnati in front of a record crowd. Louisville City played the majority of the game a man down. Head coach James O’Connor was proud of the resiliency shown by his club, and expects another tough match with Harrisburg City this Friday.  Read more 

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