Birds Best Bulls, as Boston-bound Battle Brews Wednesday, Sep 28 2022 

By Spencer Laws

Louisville football took care of business Saturday afternoon to close out the main part of their non-conference schedule.

Family Fun for All

In what head coach Scott Satterfield described in his Sept. 27th press conference as “the most complete game yet,” U of L picked up a much-needed 41-3 win against the University of South Florida at home on “Parent’s Weekend”. 

5th-year senior Malik Cunningham had another outstanding game against the Bulls, recording 186 yards on 14-22 passing attempts with a touchdown. Second-string junior Brock Domann also saw playing time on Saturday, as he put up 73 yards on 5-8 passing attempts. 

11 wide receivers caught passes on Saturday as the 2 quarterbacks were able to spread the ball all across the field. 

The more impressive part of game Malik’s game was yet again on the ground, as he ended up rushing for 113 yards on 9 carries with 3 touchdowns. 6 other players saw touches on the ground Saturday, giving some younger players valued experience for the future.

Averaging 6.2 yards per carry while recording 4 touchdowns on the ground, the ground game followed upon the success of the passing game, by putting up 283 yards on 46 attempts.  The defense did their part on Saturday as well, as they forced 3 turnovers while allowing only 158 yards and a field goal. 

The Next Step

If Satterfield and company really want to make a run at a post-season bowl game, they need to pull out some results over the next two weeks on the road to solidify any chance. The Cardinals head into their main slate of ACC play now, and start by traveling to Boston on Saturday to face off with the Eagles. 

The Cards come into Saturday as heavy favorites with some analysts chalking this up as a Louisville win. 

Following the trip to Boston, the team takes a visit to Charlottesville, Virginia to battle with UVA; another game that, if Louisville shows up and plays well, should be able to travel home with a win. 

This would mark the halfway point in the season for Satterfield and the team, who are hoping they can enter the second half of the season with a 4-2 record. 

Starting to See Success

Results like these are very possible if the Cardinals show up in the next two weeks. 

There are still a few lingering issues – limiting the pre-snap penalties on all sides of the ball, limiting the opposing offense’s ability to run the ball while not missing tackles in the open field, and getting Malik more and more comfortable in the passing game. He only has 2 passing touchdowns to this point, while giving away 3 interceptions. 

If the Cards can limit these mistakes they will have a real possibility to be 2 wins away from bowl game talk with 6 games left in the season. 

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U of L men’s basketball loses their ninth game this season Tuesday, Jan 25 2022 

By: Hannah Walker–

On Jan. 24, Louisville men’s basketball played an away game against the Virginia Cavaliers, and lost with a final score of 64-52.

This is the second loss in a row.Tthe team has lost nine game already this season.

During the first half of the game, U of L was already off to a rocky start. Virginia received the ball at tipoff, and scored five points before the Cards could get on the scoreboard.

U of L started to pick up on offense, when freshman guard/forward Dre Davis made four points for U of L with his driving layup and jumper during the first half.

Before halftime started, U of L continued to score when graduate guard Jarrod West made an impressive three-point jumper, but it wasn’t enough to put the Cards in the lead. U of L went into the second half with a score of 35-23.

During the second half, Louisville tried to catch back up. U of L came out strong when West made a driving layup during the first 30 seconds of the game. However, Virginia continued to battle with the Cards to keep their lead.

West continued to make three point jumpers, and remained the star player of the night, but it wasn’t enough for the Cards to take home the win. U of L lost with a final score of 64-52.

Louisville men’s basketball will be back at KFC Yum! Center on Jan. 29 at 12:00 p.m. to play against Duke University.


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U of L field hockey ready for the NCAA Tournament Thursday, Nov 11 2021 

By Daniel Rankin —

On Friday, Nov. 12, The University of Louisville Field Hockey team will face Harvard University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Cards recently fell short of winning the ACC Tournament after losing to Virginia in the semifinals. However, the season was still successful. Prior to the loss against the Virginia Cavaliers, U of L was able to take down Syracuse on senior day; allowing them to move on to the ACC Championship. Overall, the Cards finished the season 16-3, an impressive feat given they had one of the nation’s toughest schedules.

“To be the best, you have to play the best,” said ACC Coach of the Year Justine Sowry, “Our ACC and non-conference opponents have stepped up their game which sets us up nicely for the NCAA tournament.”

The season’s most impressive wins included ranked wins against Princeton, North Carolina, Syracuse, Ohio State, Boston College, and Virginia. Louisville will be looking to build off their successful 2020 run, making the final four for the first time in program history and returning nine out of eleven starting players.

“Having great experience over the past couple of years and more depth could be an advantage, but it isn’t automatic,” noted Sowry, “We still have to work hard together to advance.”

Junior Forward Mattie Tabor explained that early exit in the ACC Tournament has given them extra motivation. “It’s now one and done time, and we can’t take any games off,” she stated. “We’re motivated as a team to fight for those 50/50 balls and take the next step forward.”

Should Louisville advance to the quarterfinals, they’ll face the Michigan vs. Maine/Miami (Ohio) winner on Nov. 14. While the Cards have never met Havard before, they’re familiar with potential opponents Michigan, taking a hard-fought 2-1 loss and Miami (Ohio) dominating 4-1 earlier the season.

The semifinals will be on Nov. 19 and the championship match on Nov. 21, with the University of Michigan playing host.

Photo Courtesy of Adam Creech // U of L Athletics

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Louisville Football Loses By One Point Against UVA Sunday, Oct 10 2021 

By: Hannah Walker–

On Friday, October 9, Louisville football played against the Virginia Cavaliers. Louisville lost by one point when UVA scored a touchdown with 0:22 on the clock. The final score was 33-34.

At the start of the game, Louisville won the coin toss and made the decision to defer to the second half of the game. Virginia received and made a touchdown early on with 12:33 on the clock.

However, Louisville quickly caught up to UVA when redshirt junior quarterback Malik Cunningham made a complete pass for 92 yards to Tyler Harrell; scoring a touchdown for U of L.

UVA was able to break the tie with U of L in the first quarter when they made a field goal attempt from the 25 yard line. However, Louisville sophomore kicker James Turner made a field goal attempt of his own from the 28 yard line. This put both teams at a score of 10-10 going into the second quarter.

During the second quarter, both teams battled to score points. Nonetheless, UVA was the only team that was able to score. With 11:37 on the clock, Virginia made a field goal from the 22 yard line; putting them in the lead at 10-13.

During the third quarter, Louisville quickly caught back up to the Cavaliers when they scored two touchdowns and two field goals. UVA made several attempts to catch up, but were unable to by the end of the third quarter. Louisville went into the fourth quarter with a score of 30-13.

By the fourth quarter, Louisville’s defense had let up on the Cavaliers. Virginia was able to score two touchdowns early on in the quarter; putting Louisville at a score of 30-27. Louisville tried to score more towards the end of the game when Turner made a field goal from the 40 yard line, but it was too late. With only 0:22 on the clock, Virginia made another touchdown. Louisville lost with a final score of 33-34.

Louisville football will be back on Saturday, October 23 when they will play against Boston College at Cardinal Stadium.

Photo Courtesy of Jessica Abell//Louisville Cardinal

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U of L men’s tennis falls 4-1 to No. 5 Virginia on Senior Day Tuesday, Apr 20 2021 

By Riley Vance—

The Cards (9-11, 3-8 ACC) hosted No. 5 Virginia (18-2, 12-0 ACC) for their last match of the regular season before heading off to the ACC tournament. Louisville fell 4-1 to the Cavaliers at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center this Sunday afternoon.

The match started off with a tribute to senior Clement Filho, who has been with the team for five years. 

In doubles, Virginia took over courts two and three. 

Junior Alex Wesbrooks and freshman Kyle Tang fell 6-0 to Virginia’s Ryan Goetz and Gianni Ross. 

Louisville evened the score as No. 63 junior Fabien Salle and sophomore Matthew Fung defeated Jeffrey von der Schulenburg and Inaki Montes (UV) 6-2. 

Virginia clinched the doubles point on court two as No. 89 junior Sergio Hernandez and senior Tin Chen fell short (7-5) against William Woodall and Matthew Lord (UV). 

In singles, Virginia secured wins on courts one, three, and four.

Junior Josh Howard-Tripp fell 6-2, 6-3 to No. 96 Goetz (UV).

Bringing the overall score to 3-0, Hernandez suffered a 7-6, 6-1 loss to Montes (UV). 

Louisville fought back on court two as No. 57 Salle prevailed over Virginia’s Rodesch in a third set (4-6, 6-3 and 6-4). 

The match was clinched on court one as Chen fell 7-6, 7-5 in a close matchup with No. 24 Schulenburg (UV). 

Matches on courts five and six were left unfinished. 

Fung split sets with Ross (UV) and was tied 1-1 in the third (4-6, 7-6 and 1-1), and junior David Mizrahi split sets with Virginia’s Woodall (7-5, 6-7). 

Men’s tennis travels to Rome, Georgia on Wednesday, April 21 to compete in the ACC tournament. 

Final Scores:


  1. #24 Jeffrey von der Schulenburg (UV) def. Tin Chen (LOU) 7-6, 7-5
  2. #57 Fabien Salle (LOU) def. Chris Rodesch (UV) 4-6, 6-3 and 6-4
  3. #49 Inaki Montes (UV) def. Sergio Hernandez (LOU) 7-6, 6-1
  4. #96 Ryan Goetz (UV) def. Josh Howard-Tripp (LOU) 6-2, 6-3
  5. Matthew Fung (LOU) vs. Gianni Ross (UV) unfinished, 4-6, 7-6 and 1-1
  6. David Mizrahi (LOU) vs. William Woodall (UV) unfinished, 7-5, 6-7

Order of Finish: 4, 3, 2, 1


  1. #63 Fabien Salle/Matthew Fung def. Jeffrey von der Schulenburg/Inaki Montes (UV) 6-2
  2. William Woodall/Matthew Lord (UV) def. #89 Tin Chen/Sergio Hernandez (LOU) 7-5
  3. Ryan Goetz/Gianni Ross (UV) def. Kyle Tang/Alex Wesbrooks (LOU) 6-0

Order of Finish: 3, 1 and 2

Photo Courtesy of Riley Vance 

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U of L walks away with a loss against the Virginia Cavaliers Saturday, Apr 17 2021 

By: Hannah Walker–

The No. 7 Louisville Cardinal’s baseball team lost (7-8) on April 16 when they played against the Virginia Cavaliers. The game was neck and neck up until the 10th inning when Virginia broke the tie and won the game.

During the first five innings, junior Michael Kirian was the starting pitcher for U of L. He was able to pitch a total of 97 pitches, make four strikeouts and have five ground outs throughout his time on the mound. Nonetheless, Virginia made 12 hits from Kirian’s pitches, which allowed Virginia to have an offensive advantage.

U of L was the first to score during the top of the first inning when sophomore catcher Henry Davis singled up the middle and sophomore infielder Cooper Bowman scored.

The Cardinal’s continued to lead during the beginning of the game when Davis advanced to second on a throwing error, and Bowman scored during the top of the third inning.

Still, the Cavaliers started to catch up when they scored during the bottom of the third inning. This put Louisville at only a one-point lead going into the fourth inning.

At the top of the fourth inning, U of L scored again when freshman catcher/first baseman Dalton Rushing made a homerun to right center. This allowed both junior outfielder Trey Leonard and junior infielder/outfielder Lucas Dunn to score.

U of L continued to take the lead during the top of the fifth inning when sophomore infielder Alex Binelas made a homerun right center. This allowed Davis to score once again.

Virginia started to take back the lead during the bottom of the fifth inning when they scored five times. They continued to score during the bottom of the ninth and tenth inning as well. This is what ultimately led to U of L’s loss.

Louisville will face the Virginia Cavaliers again today at 4:00 p.m. at Davenport Field in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Photo Courtesy of Justin Krueger// U of L Athletics 

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U of L football loses to Virginia Tech 42-35 Monday, Nov 2 2020 

By John McCarthy–

The University of Louisville football team lost at home on Oct. 31 to ACC competitor Virginia Tech 42-35. This moves the Cardinals’ record to 2-5 on the season and puts them in 13th place in the ACC.

The news came out just before the game that a handful of Louisville’s defensive players would be unavailable for the game. Defensive linemen Micah Bland, Ja’Darien Boykin, Malik Clark, Yaya Diaby and Tabarius Peterson were all unavailable. Punter Ryan Harwell, safety Isaiah Hayes and linebacker Monty Montgomery were also unavailable. All of the players were showing symptoms of COVID-19.

The Cardinals dug themselves a hole early on going down 21-0 moving into the second quarter. It was no secret early on that the second string Cardinal defense was struggling.

Sophomore Marshon Ford put Louisville on the board first by completing a 14-yard pass from junior Malik Cunningham for a touchdown. Then, just before halftime, sophomore Javian Hawkins broke loose for a 90-yard touchdown run. U of L trailed the Hokies 21-14 going in the half.

After a scoreless third quarter, Senior Dez Fitzpatrick got the Cards back on track with an 82-yard touchdown pass from Cunningham. With six minutes left in the final quarter, senior Maurice Barkley ran it in for a 13-yard touchdown. Barkley’s touchdown tightened the score to 34-28. Six points were as close as the Cardinals would get to Hokies. Both teams tacked on an additional touchdown in the final four minutes, but Virginia Tech took home the victory 42-35.

Cunningham threw for 350 yards and three touchdowns but had three interceptions. Hawkins carried the ball for 129 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown. Fitzpatrick had a monster game with 158 yards on five catches, one of which was a touchdown. Junior Tutu Atwell had 8 catches for 78 yards.

U of L will attempt to rebound next week when they travel to Virginia to take on the Cavaliers. That game will be Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. on ACC Network.

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Cardinals’ volleyball and field hockey off to historic starts Monday, Oct 12 2020 

By John McCarthy–

Volleyball and field hockey have started strong early in their seasons. Both sports are off to historic starts to their seasons for the fall 2020 semester.

University of Louisville field hockey has a sizzling 5-0 record and sit atop the ACC. Cardinals volleyball is headed on an upward trend as they improved their season record to 4-1.

U of L volleyball has won four straight games after losing the season opener against ACC rival Notre Dame.

Field Hockey:

Senior Mercedes Pastor has led the way for Cardinals field hockey so far this season. She leads the team in points and shots made. Pastor and fellow senior Meghan Schneider led the team in minutes played with 300.

As a team, the Cardinals have more than triple their opponent’s goal total. U of L has racked up 13 goals over their first five games while holding the opposing teams to only four goals collectively.

The Cardinals field hockey team will look to continue their hot streak when they head to Virginia to challenge the Cavaliers on Oct. 23. U of L seeks revenge over their loss from last year and try to keep their undefeated season record alive.


U of L volleyball has come out just as fiery as they were last season. Freshman Ayden Bartlett has been a stand-out performer for the Cardinals so far this season. She has an impressive six assists through five matches and has a kill as well. Sophomore Aiko Jones continues to be a solid contributor to the Cardinals success. She leads the team in kills and aces.

The volleyball team will take on Pittsburgh on Oct.23. Cardinals volleyball has lost their last three matches against the Panthers. They look to snap their losing streak and keep their impressive season going.

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Coal Towns Were Counting On Tourism For New Jobs. Then Coronavirus Hit. Monday, Jun 29 2020 


On a recent sunny weekday, Bill Currey proudly walks among 30 neatly stacked, brightly colored plastic kayaks. Birds chirp merrily, and the soothing sounds of the meandering Coal River permeate the background — nature’s version of a white noise machine. 

For the tanned Currey, who also owns an industrial real estate company, being here, on the river, is as good as it gets. His goal is to share this slice of paradise with as many people as will listen. 


Women’s soccer takes second loss to Virginia Monday, Oct 28 2019 

By Gabriel Wiest —

Louisville women’s soccer lost to No. 1 Virginia 3-0 at Klockner Soccer Stadium Oct. 24.

This comes as their second ACC loss, losing to University of North Carolina 3-0 earlier in the season.

Virginia (13-0-3) and Louisville (11-2-2) had tension in the first half. The ball bounced between both teams, as the offenses struggled to maintain possession.

The Cavaliers scored their first goal in the first half. Virginia led shots 7-2 to Louisville as the Cardinals struggled to get past the Virginia offense.

Louisville’s only shot on goal occurred in the first half. The Cardinals were not able to gain traction the rest of the game.

UVA scored another two goals in the second half, capitalizing off of a tired Louisville defense. Virginia ended the game with 17 shots compared to only two by Louisville.

The Cardinals had five saves on goal by redshirt junior Gabby Kouzelos for the game.

While this is a hard loss at the end of the season, Virginia is an undefeated team with conference dominance.

The Cardinals play North Carolina State next at Lynn Stadium Oct. 31 at 5:00 p.m.

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