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EKU FOOTBALL | EKU Announces Addition of 12 Future Colonels

02/08/2018 07:33 PM

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels announced on Wednesday that it has added 12 future Colonels to its program. Six of the future Colonels are freshmen and six are mid-year transfers that joined the program at the start of this semester. The new additions join an already highly-rated recruiting class of 2018 for the Colonels from the early signing period in December. EKU head coach Mark Elder joined Sports Night on Thursday to discuss the new Colonels:  Read more 

UofL ATHLETICS | Tyra: "This (Athletic) Department Is Bigger Than Any One Man"

02/08/2018 07:02 PM

Louisville’s Interim athletic director Vince Tyra met with the media Thursday afternoon and was quick to dispel rumors that this press conference was to announce any news from the school’s NCAA appeal: Tyra did, however have plenty of news to share about updates within the athletic department. First, after doing research of the salaries of the top three athletic directors in the ACC, Tyra will be taking a pay cut from his current annual salary of 1.2 million to... Read more 

WKU ATHLETICS | Videoboard Upgrades Getting Ready to Begin on The Hill

02/08/2018 01:46 PM

WKU Athletics announced on Thursday that the videoboards at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium and E.A. Diddle Arena will undergo renovations this spring. The renovations will “increase the size of the viewing area by nearly 400 percent.” “We are very excited for these major upgrades to the fan experience at our two largest venues for next season,” said Director of Athletics Todd Stewart in a press release. The videoboards inside the athletic department’s two biggest venues will add “state-of-the-art high definition videoboards increasing their... Read more 

NASCAR | KY Speedway Announces Pace Vehicle Driver for 2018 Quaker State 400

02/08/2018 01:34 PM

Kentucky Speedway announced on Thursday that Hall of Famer and Cincinnati Reds radio announcer Marty Brennaman will be the honorary pace vehicle driver for the 2018 Quaker State 400. “I am thrilled and excited to have the opportunity to drive the pace car,” said Brennaman in a press release. “I’ll be honest, I accepted with a little bit of trepidation. I’ve never been around the track or driven on it before. I’m sure I will have a whole bunch of butterflies... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Hilltoppers Wrap Up Recruiting Class of 2018

02/07/2018 04:55 PM

The WKU football program announced 10 more signees to its recruiting class of 2018 on Wednesday. Thirteen recruits had already previously signed with Western Kentucky during December’s early signing period. “The ink’s drying on what I believe to be a historic signing class and a historic day for Western Kentucky football,” said head coach Mike Sanford in a press release. The 2018 WKU signing class is the highest ranked signing class in WKU history, according to the 247Sports’ national team rankings. The... Read more 

UofL FOOTBALL | Cardinals Sign 21 Players in 2018 Recruiting Class

02/07/2018 04:39 PM

The Louisville football program announced that it closed its 2018 National Signing Day with one of the best recruiting classes in program history. Back in December, UofL inked 19 players during the early signing period. On Wednesday, it added two more recruits. The two new future Cardinals are safety Marlon Character and running back Javian Hawkins. Character comes to the Cards from Northwest Mississippi Community College. He was one of the nation’s top JUCO safeties last year, finishing with 28 tackles and one... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Preparing for Georgia Tech

02/07/2018 03:56 PM

The Louisville men’s basketball team will hope to snap its three-game losing streak on Thursday night, when the Cards (16-8, 6-5) host Georgia Tech (11-12, 4-6) inside the KFC Yum! Center. Tip-off is set for just after 7 p.m. ET. UofL enters the game coming off losses to No. 2 Virginia last week, Florida St. on Saturday and Syracuse on Monday. After the games against Florida St. and Syracuse, Louisville interim head coach David Padgett talked about how his team has to... Read more 

EKU BASKETBALL | Colonels Preparing for Pair of Home Games

02/07/2018 12:12 PM

The Eastern Kentucky men’s basketball team is hoping to snap a six-game losing streak this week. The Colonels (8-17, 2-10) host UT Martin (8-17, 3-9) on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET inside McBrayer Arena, before hosting Morehead St. (6-17, 2-10) on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. EKU head coach Dan McHale joined Sports Night to preview his team’s upcoming Ohio Valley Conference games: Following the Morehead St. game, EKU will have only one more home game left on its regular season schedule.... Read more 

NASCAR | Kentucky Speedway Preparing for 2018 Season

02/06/2018 06:10 PM

The 2018 NASCAR season is quickly approaching as next week is “Speedweeks at Daytona.” That means NASCAR weekend at Kentucky Speedway is roughly only five months away. Kentucky Speedway held a southern media luncheon on Tuesday in Louisville. While there, track general manager Mark Simendinger talked about his excitement for the upcoming season: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Ben Rhodes was also in attendance at the luncheon. The Louisville native always looks forward to racing at Kentucky Speedway in July. This... Read more 

LOUISVILLE BATS | Bats Introduce Pat Kelly as New Manager

02/06/2018 05:36 PM

The Louisville Bats introduced new manager Pat Kelly on Tuesday afternoon. Kelly replaces Delino DeShields, who led the Bats from 2015-2017, compiling a record of 191-239 (.444). Kelly comes to Louisville after spending the past three seasons as manager of the Reds’ Double-A affiliate Pensacola Blue Wahoos. While there, he led the Wahoos to a 218-200 (.522) overall record. The Bats begin their 2018 season on Friday, April 6 at home against the Toledo Mud Hens.  Read more 

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