Tue. Jan 22nd, 2019

Sports

Pitino brings in another highly-rated recruiting class for U of L

The U of L basketball program announced it’s 2009 recruiting class last week, signing four players- Peyton Siva, Rakeem Buckles, Mike Marra and Steven Van Treese-during the early signing period that started last week.
“All four young men have terrific potential to be outstanding college basketball players and they’re also terrific young men who have a strong desire for an education,” Rick Pitino, U of L head coach, said.

Annual ‘Turkey Trot’ has students racing

As the weather continues to get colder, most students are anxiously awaiting one of the biggest family traditions of the year: Thanksgiving.
But for some students at the University of Louisville with that tradition comes another. Monday, Nov. 24 marks the 55th consecutive running of the annual Turkey Trot. This intramural race is the oldest consecutively run road race in the state of Kentucky.

Column: Packed stands will lift spirits

Student spirit has been an issue at the University of Louisville for as long as I can remember.
For whatever reason, students here don’t seem to be as passionate as they could be about their teams. People in the stands seem less interested in the game and more interested in things that have nothing to do with the game.

They’re baaaaaak!

Fresh off an elite eight appearance in the NCAA Tournament last March, the University of Louisville men’s basketball team is eager to start this season.
“We can’t wait for this season to start,” Edgar Sosa, junior point guard, said. “It should be a great season for us and we have all the tools to go far in the tournament.”

Cardinal football nears season end

 On Friday, the University of Louisville Cardinals and University of Cincinnati Bearcats duked it out in the annual ‘Keg of Nails.’
U of L entered the game having won nine of their last ten against the Bearcats. This record did little to aid the efforts of the Cardinal team however, as the No. 22 ranked  Cincinnati team won the match with a score of 28-20.
UC quickly jumped to a lead as quarterback Tony Pike threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Derrick Goodman on the seventh play of the opening drive.
Hopes of a quick rebound for the Cardinals were fast erased as the offence, led by senior quarterback Hunter Cantwell, were forced to punt after only three plays on their first drive.

Cards battle Bearcats; look to extend recent dominance

The Keg of Nails will be up for grabs when the University of Louisville battles Cincinnati on Friday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
Conference standings aside, this is a game that tends to bring the best out of both teams.
“It’s a big rivalry for us,” senior center Eric Wood, Cincinnati native, said before last season’s game. “I grew up watching it and a lot of times I was on the other end because my Dad went to Cincinnati, but now I hate Cincinnati.”

Column: Get up for the ‘Keg of Nails’

Friday’s University of Louisville football game against Cincinnati is big for many reasons.
It’s a conference game for a team that would seemingly appear to be on the bubble post-season play. Winning this game could go a long way in determining if Louisville is playing anywhere in late December or sitting at home.
This is also Louisville’s best chance at snatching a win in their last three games. West Virginia has rebounded from a tough start to the season, while playing at Rutgers is always going to be dangerous.

Senior leadership on display from McGee to teammates

With just 40 seconds left in the game, the University of Louisville men’s basketball team was up by only two points. Senior point guard Andre McGee stepped up to the line for two crucial free throws.
Although the team had been struggling from the line all game, McGee was confident. He coolly sank both free throws, helping the Cards to a 74-67 exhibition win over Georgetown College.

Men’s tennis set for Cardinal Open

The U of L men’s tennis team will finalize fall play on Nov. 15 at the Cardinal Open.
The event will be played at the Bass Rudd Tennis Center and will give local fans only their second chance to see the team at home this semester.
Although the players participating in the event haven’t been officially named, freshman Andrew Carter is confident the event will be worthwhile to local fans.