April 14th, 2014

Atlanta takes Schimmel with 8th pick, she joins McCaughtry

University of Louisville All-American Shoni Schimmel, the No. 2 scorer in school history, will join Angel McCaughtry, the No. 1 scorer in school history, after the Atlanta Dream selected her with the eighth overall pick of the WNBA Draft.

Story coming soon on WDRB.com

April 14th, 2014

Willie Cauley-Stein Tweets that he’s returning to Kentucky

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Willie Cauley-Stein announces via Twitter this evening that he’s returning to the University of Kentucky for his junior season. It’s a big deal for Kentucky’s title hopes next season. Cauley-Stein, who wasn’t around for the stretch run after injuring his ankle in UK’s Sweet 16 win over Louisville, is the biggest defensive game-changer in the college game, and should be even more effective in his third college season. Story to come.

April 14th, 2014

WAYNE BLACKSHEAR and MONTREZL HARRELL talk about returning to next season’s University of Louisville basketball team as captains. (WDRB.com video)

April 14th, 2014

Via Twitter, Montrezl Harrell says he’s returning to Louisville

READ THE WDRB.com STORY HERE

April 13th, 2014

Screenshot from CBS. Every Masters should have a toddler at the end. READ MORE at WDRB.com

April 13th, 2014

Tech Republic: Stadiums rush to digitize to keep pace with the home viewing experience

A really well-done report on efforts at venues around the country to become more tech-fan friendly as HD televisions and Internet second-screen participation threaten in-person attendance at sporting events.

Teena Hammond’s lead:

Imagine walking into a stadium and your smartphone immediately pings you that a $30 premium seat upgrade is available for purchase on your mobile device. As soon as you settle in to enjoy that awesome view of the game, you use your smartphone to order a pulled pork sandwich and imported beer delivered right to your seat. Then, when your favorite player scores a touchdown, you use the team’s app to watch an instant replay at multiple angles and a stadium-exclusive video feed of the players on the sideline. Later on, when nature calls, the app directs you to the closest restroom with no wait time.

This isn’t a far-fetched futuristic stadium experience. It’s already available at some venues, and others are rushing as fast as they can to add next generation digital systems that will make attending a game in person an immersive, connected experience.
April 12th, 2014

Bo Pelini wins Spring Football

April 12th, 2014

Louisville football brings fireworks to town a night early in Spring Game

The first-team offense scored 56 points and piled up 699 yards in the first spring game of Bobby Petrino’s second Louisville football coaching stint.

READ MORE at WDRB.com

April 12th, 2014

Video of Gorgui Dieng’s game-winning shot against Houston Friday night in Minneapolis. Dieng had 12 points and 20 rebounds. Video and commentary by ESPN.

April 12th, 2014

Kevin Ware Tweets he’s headed to Georgia State, will join former UK guard Ryan Harrow

Former University of Louisville guard Kevin Ware said he wanted to be closer to home. He can’t get much closer than Georgia State. The Atlanta-area native said via Twitter that he’s made his pick, and at Georgia State he’ll team up with former University of Kentucky guard Ryan Harrow. Best of luck to all.

April 12th, 2014

Bobby Petrino’s initial comments on the University of Louisville’s annual Spring Game.

April 11th, 2014

Letter from University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, asking a Federal judge for mercy in sentencing former University of Kentucky star and Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer. It was one of 29 letters unsealed by the court this week. Farmer is serving 27 months in prison for abuses during his time in office. READ MORE at WDRB.com

April 11th, 2014

Exhibition is nice, but won’t lead to bigger NBA things for Louisville

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An announced exhibition game between the Miami Heat and New Orleans Pelicans next Oct. 4 fired up some more buzz from NBA proponents in Louisville on Thursday, but don’t expect the event to do much to change the NBA landscape in Louisville.

ERIC CRAWFORD COLUMN on WDRB.com

April 10th, 2014

TRANSCRIPT: Bobby Petrino on Louisville’s spring game

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Bobby Petrino sat down with media today to discuss Friday’s 7:30 p.m. Spring Game, his first since returning to the helm of the Cardinals. Maybe his most enlightening quote, when asked about the team’s leadership:

"I just go back to continually what I’ve noticed since I got here. No. 1 is these players have a really good work ethic. They like working hard, they like grinding in the weight room, they enjoy practice, getting out there together. We’ve had positive attitudes about the change. They understand that things are different. Everything’s different, but they have been working hard to adapt and do that. And then I do think we have good leadership and guys who know what it takes to win games. So when you step into a job with that, along with some talent, it’s been very good for our staff."

Translation: Charlie Strong left Petrino a solid foundation. And players, at least from what Petrino is saying publicly, have responded well to his new style. Also interesting was a little tidbit he gave about freshman running back L.J. Scott.

"I think L.J. is a special player. He’s very, very mature. When I first got here, I’d come up to the office on Saturday morning and he would be just finishing lifting, be in the locker room by himself. I got to visit with him a lot. He’s very determined, and very dedicated, with great instincts. So I’m excited about everything we see from him in spring ball."

CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF PETRINO’S COMMENTS at WDRB.com

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Sports writing from Eric Crawford of WDRB.com in Louisville, Ky.

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