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Calipari expects UK to play at Louisville this season; Mack questions logistics, potentially no home crowd

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky coach John Calipari fully expects to play at Louisville this season despite concerns from Cardinals coach Chris Mack. “Chris and I have talked and he expressed his concerns,” Calipari told the Louisville Courier-Journal on Friday. “While I understand the difficulty and the complications created by the pandemic, we are prepared to come to Louisville...

No. 17 Miami (Fla.) uses big plays to sprint past No. 18 Louisville 47-34 in ACC opener Saturday night

KyForward staff LOUISVILLE — While playing at the University of Houston, D’Eriq King was known for producing touchdowns and big yardage. He’s now doing the same thing for Miami (Fla.). King threw three touchdown passes and No. 17 Miami used big plays to defeat No. 18 Louisville 47-34 on Saturday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. The transfer from Houston tossed a...

Mack excited, Louisville players ‘relieved’ to finally have tipoff date for upcoming basketball season

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today Louisville basketball coach Chris Mack will be dealing with some massive scheduling headaches for the 2020-21 season during the next week or so, but he’s not complaining. Far from it. Mack was just glad to get the news Wednesday night that the NCAA had finally decided when teams can tip off the season, bumping the starting day back two weeks from Nov. 10 to Nov. 25...

Louisville enters national rankings for first time since 2017; Smith receives weekly honor from ACC

KyForward staff The University of Louisville football team has entered the national rankings following Saturday’s season-opening 35-21 victory over Western Kentucky. The Cardinals moved into the Top 20 of both polls, ranking No. 16 in the Amway Coaches Poll and No. 18 in the Associated Press Poll. Louisville is nationally ranked for the first time since Oct. 1, 2017. Louisville plays host to...

Cunningham throws for career-high 343 yards, Louisville posts 35-21 win over Western Kentucky

KyForward staff LOUISVILLE — Micale Cunningham passed for a career-high 343 yards and accounted for four touchdowns as Louisville cruised to a 35-21 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday night. Cunningham completed 19 of 34 passes with touchdowns of 28, 2 and 70 yards to surpass his previous yardage best of 288 last season against Boston College. The junior quarterback also rushed for a 14-yard touchdown. A...

Louisville football players ‘ready to go’ for Saturday night’s opener against Western Kentucky

By Rocco Gasparro University of Louisville The wait is almost over. The University of Louisville is just hours away from playing its long-awaited opener against visiting Western Kentucky. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. tonight at Cardinal Stadium. Like all of his teammates, Louisville quarterback Micale Cunningham might have a little more juice, making his first season-opening start on Saturday night. ...

University of Louisville College of Business professor receives lifetime achievement award

By Betty Coffman University of Louisville Manju Ahuja, Frazier Family Professor of Computer Information Systems in the University of Louisville College of Business, has received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Management’s Organizational Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) division. This honor recognizes an individual’s sustained contribution to the AoM/OCIS community...

Louisville tight ends stocked with talent; Cardinals prepare for Western Kentucky in Sept. 12 opener

By Rocco Gasparro University of Louisville When University of Louisville tight ends coach Stu Holt arrived for the start of spring practice in 2019, he didn’t know if he would have enough bodies to finish the season. The Cardinals entered last season without a scholarship tight end on the roster before head coach Scott Satterfield granted local product Marshon Ford a full ride. Ean Pfeifer, a...

UofL ranked as best college in Kentucky based on statistics from U.S. Department of Education

By Alicia Kelso University of Louisville Niche.com has ranked the University of Louisville as the best college in Kentucky based on key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews. UofL’s overall grade averaged an A-. This is based on high scores for athletics (A+), student life, party scene, location and campus food (A) and diversity and professors (A-). UofL also scored...

Louisville linebacker Etheridge brimming with confidence as season opener against WKU nears

By Tyler Nunez University of Louisville Not since his freshman year has Louisville inside linebacker Dorian Etheridge had so much confidence going into a season. Now he just wants to capitalize on it. After an inaugural campaign in 2017 that saw the soon-to-be four-year starting linebacker earn Freshman All-American honors and an 8-5 season (capped by a heartbreaking loss to Mississippi State in the...

University of Louisville Student Affairs Director George Howe bids farewell after 50-year career

By Alicia Kelso Special to KyForward There are a few folks at UofL who loom so large, they’re recognizable by first name only. Neeli. Jenny. Vince. Then there’s George, a metaphorical giant by comparison. George Howe (Photo from UofL) George Howe is as big as it gets here on the Belknap campus. He has led or been involved in countless milestones and events, has touched the lives of thousands of...

SD1, UofL and Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky partner on groundbreaking COVID-19 tracking

Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky (SD1) has been working quietly with researchers at the University of Louisville’s Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute for several months on a wastewater testing program to track the spread of the novel coronavirus in Northern Kentucky through the Institute’s Co-Immunity Project. This week, SD1 announced the addition of a new funding partner...

Despite COVID-19 challenges, UofL incoming freshmen totals show slight increase this fall

By Janet Cappiello University of Louisville The University of Louisville’s 2020 move-in dates were spread out over several days this year for safety. Despite the enormous challenges necessitated by the ongoing global health emergency, thousands of students started fall classes at UofL on Aug. 17 and preliminary totals show the number of incoming freshmen has increased slightly over last year. As...

University of Louisville alumna bakes up sweet solution to empower local businesswomen

By Judy Hughes University of Louisville Beyond the convection ovens, commercial refrigerators and scheduled workstations, baker supreme Abigail Mattingly is cooking up something special in Old Louisville. It’s not just the giant stuffed cookies that she’s been known for around town the past couple of years. The University of Louisville alumna has concocted a way to spread her hard-earned business...

University of Kentucky assistant coach Kenny Payne leaving Cats for job with New York Knicks

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kenny Payne is stepping up to the next level. A fixture on John Calipari’s coaching staff at the University of Kentucky, Payne accepted an offer from the New York Knicks to become an assistant coach under recently hired Tom Thibodeau. Payne, a former standout at the University of Louisville, spent the past 10 seasons with the Wildcats, including the past six years as...

Fulbright enables University of Louisville alumna’s next stop in exploring international relations

By Judy Hughes University of Louisville As Kasey Golding sees it, you have to be open to unexpected opportunities like the ones she encountered as a student at the University of Louisville and those since graduating. And you need to seize them to achieve your dreams. The 2018 political science graduate plans to go to Hungary in January to begin a prestigious Fulbright research award though the U.S....

Louisville dismisses three men’s soccer players, suspends three others for team violations

By Stephen Williams University of Louisville Three members of the University of Louisville men’s soccer program have been dismissed from the team and three other team members have been suspended as a result of disciplinary measures related to events from last weekend. The three players being dismissed have each had prior team violations and were primarily responsible for organizing a party on...

Louisville football hits practice field for first time since March; Cardinals still waiting for ACC schedule

By Rocco Gasparro University of Louisville The long road back to practice ended on Tuesday when the University of Louisville football team hit the field for the first time since March. The Cardinals were in the midst of finishing their seventh spring practice when the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the world and shut down not only college athletics, but the world’s economy. “It was a good first...

Radford transfer Carlik Jones brings experience, leadership and scoring ability to Louisville

By Kenny Klein University of Louisville University of Louisville guard Carlik Jones is ready to provide leadership, confidence and whatever is necessary to his new team as a graduate transfer for the Cardinals this season. While Jones was a prolific scorer and playmaker as a junior last season at Radford, he is clear on what his role with the Cardinals can be this year. “I’m just ready...

With Kentucky game nixed by SEC decision, Louisville faces non-conference scheduling dilemma

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today The Southeastern Conference’s decision Thursday to play only conference football games this season leaves Louisville with a major hole in its schedule and athletics director Vince Tyra with another massive headache. Louisville was scheduled to host Kentucky in the annual Governor’s Cup game in the regular-season finale on Nov. 28. Now that game won’t happen...