This Week in Sports

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | James O'Connor Looking Forward to 2018 Season

01/25/2018 06:08 PM

Louisville City FC is less than two months away from beginning its 2018 regular season. The Boys in Purple play in their season opener on Saturday, March 17 against Nashville SC inside Slugger Field. Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff spoke with James O’Connor on Thursday about what it’s like for his club to begin the 2018 season as the defending USL champions: You can catch part two of Chernoff’s conversation with O’Connor Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET on Spectrum News. Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | Boys in Purple Release Preseason Schedule

01/18/2018 06:11 PM

Louisville City FC announced its five-week preseason calendar on Thursday, highlighted by its four preseason games. The Boys in Purple will train for two weeks at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fl. beginning on Feb. 4. Once they are back, they will start playing their preseason games. LCFC’s preseason schedule looks like this: Saturday, Feb. 24 vs. Young Harris College (NCAA) in Louisville – Closed to Public Saturday, March 3 at NKU (NCAA) at NKU Soccer Stadium Wednesday, March 7 at Lipscomb (NCAA) at Elizabethtown Sports Park Saturday,... Read more 

FC CINCINNATI | 2018 Preseason Schedule Revealed

01/17/2018 12:15 PM

FC Cincinnati unveiled its 2018 preseason schedule on Wednesday. The Orange and Blue will take part in seven preseason games. “We have an important preseason ahead of us and know the importance of every training session and preseason match in ensuring that we instill the right mentality and a system of play within our squad,” said head coach Alan Koch in a press release. Here is a look at FCC’s preseason schedule: 2/6 – vs. New England Revolution (Bradenton, Fl.) at 3:30 p.m.... Read more 

NFL | Titans Part Ways with Mike Mularkey

01/15/2018 10:48 AM

The Tennessee Titans announced on Monday morning that they have parted ways with head coach Mike Mularkey. Mularkey had been the head coach of the Titans for the last two full seasons and part of the 2015 season. He went 20-21 during his tenure in Tennessee, including back-to-back 9-7 seasons. “In fact, we did discuss extending his future with our team over the past week, but in those discussions about the direction of the team, it became evident that we saw... Read more 

SPORTS | SportsFest to Take Place in Louisville This Weekend

01/05/2018 05:03 PM

The Louisville Sports Commission has partnered with Talgrace Marketing to host the second year of SportsFest presented by Baptist Health. SportsFest is an “interactive, family-friendly sports event designed to engage kids and help them get active.” The event this year will take place Saturday and Sunday inside the Kentucky Expo Center, South Wing A. General admission is $10 for adults and free for kids five and younger. SportsFest will run Saturday from 10 a.m. ET to 6 p.m. ET, while running Sunday from 11... Read more 

CINCINNATI BENGALS | Marvin Lewis Signed by Bengals Through 2019

01/02/2018 05:53 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Tuesday that they have signed head coach Marvin Lewis to a two-year contract through the 2019 season. Lewis has been the head coach for Cincinnati since prior to the 2003 season. “My family and I are very grateful for the opportunity to stay in Cincinnati and continue my career with the Bengals,” said Lewis in a media release. “My job is to win a World Championship. We have a talented roster full of veteran leaders and emerging... Read more 

BASKETBALL | Aspire Academy's First Season in Louisville

12/18/2017 05:35 PM

Prior to the 2017-2018 basketball season, Aspire Basketball Academy moved its location from Arizona to Louisville, Ky. Aspire Basketball Academy is a basketball-centered college prep school. “The vision of Aspire Basketball Academy is to use the game of basketball as a vehicle to inspire, develop, and cultivate future community leaders with the core academic and leadership skills to prepare them for life beyond their time with us,” according to the program’s Web site. In the Wizards’ first season in Louisville, the team is... Read more 

Bellarmine Knights prepare to test win streak

12/15/2017 03:29 PM

The Bellarmine Knights have a huge match-up on Monday when they test a 48-game home winning streak against No. 20 LeMoyne College. The Knights’ home-court advantage is not only the longest win streak in Division II, but across all of college basketball and even the NBA. Bellarmine is 9-0 to start the season. The team’s last home loss was in December 2014 against Florida Southern, the eventual national champion. The record for the longest home win streak overall at the NCAA level belongs... Read more 

2017 Bowl Games: Sizing up the Bluegrass match-ups

12/07/2017 12:26 PM

The Cardinals’ TaxSlayer Bowl match-up against Mississippi State is one of three Bluegrass programs in bowl games this season. The Wildcats will face Northwestern in the Music City Bowl and Western Kentucky will take on Georgia State in the Cure Bowl. So how do the bowl game experiences measure up? Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff and ESPN680’s Jason Anderson discuss.  Read more 

Louisville runner makes history at NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships

11/20/2017 10:48 AM

For the first time in school history, a University of Louisville women’s cross country runner has earned the program’s first-ever individual All-American honor. Sophomore Dorcas Wasike received the recognition on Saturday at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park. Wasike said running on a course at home made a huge difference in her performance. The Eastern Kentucky University women’s cross country team finished 23rd out of the 31 teams. The team was the first-ever OVC women’s team... Read more 

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