This Week in Sports

BASKETBALL | NBA's Mack Returns to Lexington

07/26/2017 06:26 PM

Orlando Magic guard Shelvin Mack was back in his hometown of Lexington on Tuesday and Wednesday, hosting his annual skills camp at his alma mater, Bryan Station High School. Mack is entering his seventh season in the NBA. He was signed by the Magic earlier this month.  Read more 

Group of Kentuckians heading to BMX World Championships

07/25/2017 03:01 PM

Photo courtesy: Instagram/2017bmxworlds

A group of eight Louisville athletes are set to compete in the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The riders from Derby City BMX are among more than 3,300 riders from across the world to participate in the competition, which will run until Saturday. The group trains at a recently refurbished facility at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville. The facility underwent a $1 million renovation last year, upgrading it to World Championship and Olympic specifications. Prior... Read more 

OVC Media Days | Murray State Racers talk quarterback battle, defense

07/25/2017 10:48 AM

Photo courtesy: Murray State Athletics

As the 2017 OVC Media Day wrapped in Nashville on Monday, this season’s focus for the Murray State Racers was clear — the team’s quarterback replacement and an improved defense. Head Coach Mitch Stewart, wide receiver Jordon Gandy and linebacker Lamont Crittendon represented the Racers. And even though the Racers were chosen eighth in the preseason OVC poll, they say this year’s team chemistry is setting up a strong season. “Just how we practice. Everything we do is high tempo and... Read more 

Valencia tops FCC 2-0

07/24/2017 10:52 PM

Nippert Stadium was filled with 23,114 fans on Monday night for F.C. Cincinnati’s international friendly versus La Liga club Valencia C.F. Valencia head coach Marcelino compared the atmosphere at Nippert to that of a La Liga match and said he hopes Cincinnati gets into the MLS. Valencia scored their first goal in the 62nd minute. They added a second in stoppage time on a counter from a FCC corner kick that had even goalkeeper Dan Williams in the box trying... Read more 

Brian Brohm talks beginnings at Purdue and "containing" Lamar Jackson

07/24/2017 10:48 AM

Brian Brohm is entering his second season as a college football coach, this year it’s as the quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator at Purdue under his brother Jeff Brohm. The Boilermakers have a history of fantastic quarterbacks that went on to NFL success, and the Brohms are hoping to bring the program back to national relevance. The season starts with a very tough opponent though. Purdue opens the 2017 schedule with a neutral site game against Louisville on September 2.... Read more 

NCAA FOOTBALL | Jeff Brohm Plays "Four Random Questions"

07/23/2017 01:00 PM

Purdue football head coach Jeff Brohm stopped by the Sports Night studio on Thursday. While here, he talked about his team’s upcoming season and about what he expects in his team’s opener against the Louisville Cardinals. He did not only talk about football though during his visit. He also had to answer “Four Random Questions” that our Andrew Chernoff asked him. The questions ranged from what his favorite summer vacation has ever been to what is an interesting hobby of his. CHECK IT... Read more 

FC CINCINNATI | FCC Wins Third Match in a Row

07/22/2017 11:09 PM

Not even a couple lightning delays could slow down FC Cincinnati on Saturday night, as the Orange and Blue beat the visiting Harrisburg City Islanders 3-0. The victory is the third win in a row for FCC after its loss to Tampa Bay earlier this month. The score was 0-0 just over halfway into the first half, when a lightning delay stopped the match. Once play resumed, it didn’t take long for FC Cincinnati to take the lead. Djiby gave the Orange... Read more 

SPORTS | Memorable Night at Louisville Bats' Game Sunday

07/21/2017 06:31 PM

Sunday evening will be memorable for fans at the Louisville Bats’ home game against Buffalo. That is because the game will also be coinciding with the “Salute to the Black Sports” Hall of Fame Game Day, which recognizes sporting icons. Jerry Ellis, the brother of the late boxing legend Jimmy Ellis, joined Sports Night on Friday. Ellis spoke with Andrew Chernoff about the event Sunday, his brother’s legacy and what it was like to be a pallbearer at Muhammad Ali’s funeral.... Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | Smith Able to Balance a Busy Schedule

07/21/2017 02:57 PM

Earlier this week, LouCity FC defender Kyle Smith was named USL Midseason Defender of the Year. Smith has played every minute of LCFC’s matches so far this season. That incredible streak will end this Saturday though against Saint Louis FC due to his one-game suspension after accumulating five yellow cards. Another incredible thing Smith has been able to do this season is balance his schedule. Outside of soccer, he works as a part-time accountant. In fact, he’s studying to become a CPA.... Read more 

FC CINCINNATI | Busy Few Days Coming Up For FCC

07/21/2017 08:13 AM

FC Cincinnati is playing solid soccer right now. The Orange and Blue have lost only once in their last nine outings, a 2-0 loss at Tampa Bay in early July. In fact, FCC is on a two-game winning streak right now heading into Saturday’s match against Harrisburg City. Kickoff on Saturday is set for 7 p.m. ET inside Nippert Stadium. It will be a short turnaround for FCC after the match against Harrisburg City, as FCC hosts La Liga’s Valencia CF on Monday... Read more 

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