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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...

Galt House Hotel commits $3.5 million gift to University of Louisville Cardinal Athletic Fund

The Galt House Hotel, the iconic and legendary hotel located on the riverfront in downtown Louisville, has committed $3.5 million to the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Athletic Fund. The funds will be targeted for an expansion and renovation of the Planet Fitness Kueber Center, which houses training facilities and offices on the UofL campus for the Cardinals’ men’s basketball, women’s...

Louisville season opener against N.C. State moved to a Wednesday to avoid conflict with Derby Week

The University of Louisville’s season opener at home against North Carolina State will be played on a Wednesday (Sept. 2), moving from the previously scheduled Sept. 3 date. Vince Tyra, Louisville’s director of athletics, made the announcement on Monday. Because of the nationwide pandemic, the 146th Kentucky Derby Weekend, originally set for April 30 through May 2 in Louisville, was pushed...

University of Louisville AD Vince Tyra sees good chance of football season starting on time

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today In his latest update to the University of Louisville Athletics Association (ULAA) board of directors and the media last week, Vince Tyra indicated that there is growing optimism that the 2020 college football season will kick off on time. UofL’s vice president/director of athletics cited an anticipated move by the NCAA next week as a promising sign that the Cardinals...

Louisville, ACC prepared to play football without member schools that choose to cancel season

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today While the college football season remains in limbo due to the coronavirus pandemic, speculation about the eventual outcome covers the entire field. Will it start on time in September? Be delayed until October? November? How about January? Will there be a shortened season? Bowl games in May? Reports have also surfaced that several of the Atlantic Coast Conference schools...

While Louisville answers notice of allegations, Pitino could also face NCAA penalties at Iona

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today Overlooked in most of the initial reporting on the University of Louisville’s notice of allegations from the NCAA this week was the potential ramifications it could have for former coach Rick Pitino. Pitino, of course, was in charge when the alleged violations in the pay-for-play scandal took place in the summer and fall of 2017. He was fired in October of that year,...

Louisville basketball program hit with four allegations of NCAA violations committed during Pitino regime

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today The day the University of Louisville dreaded, while hoping it never arrived, came to fruition with the announcement Monday afternoon that the school has received a Notice of Allegations (NOA) from the NCAA for alleged infractions under the Rick Pitino regime during the college basketball pay-for-play scandal. 
The NCAA alleges four violations — the most serious, a Level...

Padgett settling into interim coaching role at Louisville, may get assistance from Crum

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today David Padgett walked into the media room at the Yum! Center and settled his 6-foot-11 frame into a chair for his first press conference after four practice sessions as interim head coach. Then, trying to speak, the Cardinals’ interim head basketball coach coughed and cleared his throat. “Now I know why coach Pitino wore a microphone at practice,” he said. If...

UofL names Vince Tyra, former UK baseball player, as interim athletics director, awaiting Jurich’s fate

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today The University of Louisville has chosen a successful businessman with strong ties to both UofL and the University of Kentucky as its interim replacement for suspended athletics director Tom Jurich.   He is Vince Tyra, 51, a former UK baseball player, the son of Cardinals basketball legend Charlie Tyra and part-owner of the local professional soccer team.   The action...