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

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 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.

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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 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

April 9th, 2014

GoCards.com photo. Jude Schimmel has been named one of the nation’s “Top 10 College Women” by Glamour magazine. She’ll be honored at an April 17 ceremony in New York City.

READ MORE at WDRB.com.

April 4th, 2014

Louisville photographer Gail Kamenish captured this rebound by Louisville guard Terry Rozier — and he was on the way down. Cardinals fans no doubt wish he could’ve grabbed one or two off the defensive glass late in their loss to Kentucky in the NCAA Sweet 16, but still, a sweet shot, especially the look on the face of Montrezl Harrell (No. 24). Follow Gail on Twitter by clicking here. Also, a hat tip to Howie Lindsey of Cardinalsports.com (@howielindsey) for sharing it.

April 3rd, 2014

Shoni Schimmel won the women’s and overall three-point shooting titles at the Final Four in Dallas. She made eight threes in a row in both the women’s final, and in beating Baylor’s Brady Heslip in the overall final.

READ MORE at WDRB.com

April 2nd, 2014

Grantland looks at the late-season rookie surge of Gorgui Dieng

ESPN’s Grantland web site takes a look into Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Gorgui Dieng’s late-season surge. He was Western Conference rookie of the month last month, and not surprisingly, the University of Louisville product is figuring out how to be effective in the NBA in his own methodical way.

“When you’re in the NBA, there are different paces,” Dieng said. “You gotta flash on defense. I think you gotta be patient when you play in this league because it’s very different.”

READ THE ENTIRE PIECE at GRANTLAND.com HERE

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

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