This Week in Sports

COUNTY CONNECTION | Meade County's "Ryder Cup"

04/23/2017 01:44 PM

April’s “County Connection” series took Spectrum News to Meade County, where there is an annual competition between two of the local golf courses in Brandenburg. River Trace Golf at Meade Activity Center and Doe Valley Golf Club compete against each other every year in an inter-club “Ryder Cup” match. The winning course then gets the “Ryder Cup” for that year. Doe Valley is the defending champion. Sports Night’s Andrew Chernoff stopped by both courses to see what the tournament means to both... Read more 

USL SOCCER | LouCity, FCC Draw in First Rivalry Match-Up This Season

04/23/2017 12:36 AM

Rivalry games always seem to be intense, close games. That was the case on Saturday night at Nippert Stadium, as Louisville City FC and FC Cincinnati fought to a 1-1 draw in front of 20,437 fans. With the result, LouCity (3-0-2) still has not lost a game this season. On the flip side, FCC (2-2-2) wraps up a busy week that featured three games for the Orange and Blue. LCFC’s Brian Ownby got the scoring started in the match, netting a goal... Read more 

PGA TOUR | Justin Thomas Back Home in Kentucky

04/21/2017 07:22 PM

PGA Tour golfer and Louisville native Justin Thomas is back in the Bluegrass this weekend. Thomas is hosting the American Junior Golf Association’s “Justin Thomas Junior Championship” at Goshen’s Harmony Landing Country Club. The tournament runs through Sunday. This season, Thomas has found a lot of success on the Tour, winning three tournaments. Two of those tournaments were back-to-back January wins in Hawaii. But, despite being able to travel around the globe, Thomas is happy to be back home.  Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | Spencer Returning Home This Weekend

04/21/2017 06:50 PM

Louisville City FC defender Luke Spencer is very excited to be playing in Cincinnati Saturday night against FC Cincinnati. That is because Spencer calls Cincinnati is hometown. In fact, he played college soccer in the city, at Xavier. Then, last year, he was a member of FC Cincinnati. Spencer joined LouCity FC in February and has already made a big impact on the Boys in Purple, as he already has one goal on the season. Kickoff Saturday is set for 7 p.m.... Read more 

FC CINCINNATI | Kadeem Dacres excited for different perspective in rivalry

04/20/2017 07:45 PM

The River Cities Cup Rivalry starts year two Saturday evening when Louisville City FC heads to Ohio to play FC Cincinnati. This year is different from years past however, because each team features players that have spent time on the rival team. Kadeem Dacres is just one example. The FC Cincinnati forward spent the past two years with Louisville City, but made the move to Cincy in the offseason. However, he will not be able to play in the first... Read more 

BELLARMINE | Jake Thelen brings unique experience to Knights' coaching staff

04/20/2017 06:15 PM

As a player, Jake Thelen was a consensus All-American, and helped Bellarmine men’s basketball reach a Final Four in 2015. He hopes to accomplish even more as the newest member of the program’s coaching staff. Thelen is regarded as one of the all-time greats to wear a Bellarmine jersey, and since his graduation, he has added on a couple years of coaching experience to his resume. Most recently, he was a graduate manager for Tom Crean at Indiana. Thelen is now... Read more 

FC CINCINNATI | New Look at Nippert Stadium

04/14/2017 08:00 PM

Nippert Stadium will be a very busy stadium this weekend. On Friday, it hosts the University of Cincinnati football spring game. Then, on Saturday, it hosts the home opener for FC Cincinnati, when the Orange and Blue hosts Saint Louis FC at 7 p.m. ET. Fans at both events will likely notice some changes to the stadium, as Nippert recently underwent at $2 million renovation project. The renovation project made the field wider in order to fit FIFA regulations. Spectrum News’ Kaci... Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | LouCity Plans To Build Soccer-Specific Stadium in Louisville

04/12/2017 05:02 PM

Louisville City FC announced on Wednesday that it plans to build a soccer-specific stadium in the Butchertown Neighborhood of Louisville. The site of the proposed facility is within walking distance to the Big Four Bridge. It is also located blocks from Main Street. The club says the 10,000-seat stadium would open in 2020. The reason it will have to open by 2020 is because the USL is mandating that all teams play in a soccer-specific stadium by 2020. LouCity chairman John... Read more 

SPORTS | "Golden Ticket" Raffle Taking Place

04/11/2017 06:09 PM

The Louisville Sports Commission is holding its “Golden Ticket” raffle. This is the sixth year that the Commission has held the event. The “Golden Ticket” raffle is essentially a chance for you to attend some of the biggest sporting events across the Bluegrass. Should your winning ticket be drawn on April 25, you will receive two tickets to every 2017-2018 home football and basketball game at either UofL or UK, depending on which school you want to see. You will also get... Read more 

FC CINCINNATI | Corben Bone previews FCC's game against Bethlehem Steel FC

04/08/2017 12:15 PM

FC Cincinnati is on the road again this weekend when it takes on Bethlehem Steel F-C Sunday afternoon. Kickoff is set for four eastern. The team is riding high on a win over Pittsburgh last week, and midfielder Corben Bone joined our show about the confidence that has given the Queen City Club.  Read more 

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