Ethan the dog ‘throws’ first pitch at Louisville Bats game Thursday, Sep 23 2021 

Ethan's pitch is Friday during Louisville Slugger Field's Hops and Hounds night. Attendees can take their four-legged friends with them to the park.

        

IU Athletics Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andy Hipskind dies at age 48 after cancer battle Sunday, Sep 19 2021 

Dr. Andy Hipskind was recently honored by the university with the IU Distinguished Service Medal in recognition of exceptional professional service to IU.

        

Louisville Football Wins Again On Home Field Saturday, Sep 18 2021 

By: Hannah Walker–

On Sept. 17, Louisville football played their second home game of the season against the Central Florida Knights. At a game that head coach Scott Satterfield called “One of the best football games you’re ever going to see,” Louisville won with a final score of 42-35.

At the start of the game, Central Florida won the coin toss and decided to defer to the second half. Louisville received and struggled during the start of the game when UCF made their first touchdown with 12:22 on the clock. However, Louisville tied the game up at the end of the first quarter.  Redshirt junior quarterback Malik Cunningham rushed to the left for a gain of seven yard; scoring Louisville their first touchdown.

At the start of the second quarter, UCF gained an edge on Louisville when they made another touchdown with 14:22 on the clock. Still, this didn’t stop Louisville. Louisville tied the game up again when redshirt freshman running back Jalen Mitchell rushed up the middle for a gain of two yards. This gave Louisville another touchdown.

Louisville continued to play strong throughout the final minutes of the second quarter, and they were able to take the lead before halftime. Cunningham made a complete pass for 1 yard to tight-end, redshirt sophomore Marshon Ford, and scored a touchdown with 22 seconds on the clock. Louisville went into halftime with a score of 21-14.

In the third quarter of the game, UCF tied the game with Louisville once again with 10:59 on the clock. However, with 4:57 on the clock, Louisville broke the tie. Cunningham rushed to left for a gain of one yard and scored U of L another touchdown.

By the fourth quarter, the fans felt as if it was a toss up on who would win the game that night. UCF made a touchdown at the beginning of the quarter, and Louisville made a touchdown as well. Sophomore wide-receiver Braden Smith made a pass for 45 yards. Freshman Trevion Cooley caught it and put both teams at another tie that night.

It wasn’t until the very end of the game, with 13 seconds left on the clock, that UCF’s pass was intercepted by freshman Jaylin Alderman. He returned for 66 yards and won the game for U of L.

“What a good performance by [UCF] as well as our guys,” said Satterfield during a post-game interview. “You know you don’t want to play three games in 12 days, but ESPN lives for games like that. You know, what a show we put on for everybody.”

Satterfield went on to compliment his team for their performance during the entirety of the game, as well as the coaches that helped to put all of the plays together that night.

Louisville football will play again on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Doak Campbell Stadium against the Florida State Seminoles. Kickoff starts at 7: 30 p.m. ET.

Photo Courtesy of Jessica Abell// The Louisville Cardinal

 

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Late interception return for TD lifts Louisville past UCF Saturday, Sep 18 2021 

Jaylin Alderman returned an interception for a 66-yard touchdown with 13 seconds remaining, giving Louisville a thrilling 42-35 victory over UCF.

        

Women’s Volleyball Took Down Kentucky This Week In Top Ranked Matchup Saturday, Sep 18 2021 

By: Daniel Rankin —

The No. 5 Louisville Volleyball team faced in-state rival No. 8 Kentucky on September 15th; winning in a dramatic fifth and final set (3-2).

With a loud atmosphere and national television cameras at the sold-out L&N Federal Credit Union Arena, undefeated Louisville was enthusiastic to face the defending National Champion Wildcats. However, Kentucky was ready as well, and took the first set 17-25.

The second set was much tighter, with both teams trading the lead five times accompanied by twelve ties. Finally, a good run led to the Cards winning the set 25-20.

Building off that good momentum, Louisville started the third set strong, pulling out a dominant 13-5 lead. Holding off a massive surge from Kentucky, Louisville finished to win set 3 25-22; one set away from winning the match.

Kentucky was able to bounce back in set 4 after a 20-25 win, and the match went into a winner takes all set. Similar to most sets, the two highly ranked teams traded points back and forth; keeping the set very close. Down 9-7, Louisville broke through and finished the match with 8 points in a row; winning the final set 15-9 and the overall match 3-2.

Senior outside hitter Claire Chaussee finished with 18 kills, and opposite redshirt junior Aiko Jones had three aces leading Louisville in each category. 2020 ACC Defensive Player of the Year Amaya Tillman led both teams with 11 blocks, just two short of her career-high.

Now 9-0 on the season, the Cards travel to the University of Nebraska to face another top 10 opponent in the Cornhuskers today at 8:00 p.m.

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UofL fans see quicker lines a week after issues with concessions, admissions at Cardinal Stadium Saturday, Sep 18 2021 

Athletic Director Vince Tyra promised fans a better experience, after the home-opening football game saw unusually long wait times and payments not going through.

        

Churchill Downs unveils statues of John Asher, Colonel Matt Winn Wednesday, Sep 15 2021 

The statues, sculpted by local artist Raymond Graf, depict Asher sitting on a horse shoe bench talking to Winn.

        

Racing Louisville FC’s Cheyna Matthews balances motherhood with pro soccer career Wednesday, Sep 15 2021 

The Racing Louisville FC forward has two children and a husband, Jordan Matthews, who plays in the NFL.

        

UofL announces steps to improve fan experience at Cardinal Stadium Tuesday, Sep 14 2021 

In an email sent Tuesday, Vince Tyra said the stadium will offer half-price beer, soda and water until halftime to thank fans for their patience.

        

Louisville athletic director apologizing after fans experience issues at Cardinal Stadium Sunday, Sep 12 2021 

In a letter to fans, AD Vince Tyra said fans endured excessive concession wait times and ticket scanning during Saturday's match against Eastern Kentucky.

        

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