August 25, 2011 - 10:00am
One of the newest ball parks in the city of Louisville, Jim Patterson stadium offers some of the country's most modern technology.
It’s no secret that the city of the Louisville Slugger is synonymous with the game of baseball. And, so it only makes sense that the University of Louisville baseball team has had a storied history.Beginning in 1909 the team has made three NCAA tournament appearances, one college World Series...
August 24, 2011 - 10:00am
Continuing to look at the landmark athletic complexes in the Derby City, I turn my attention to softball.
Walking around the University of Louisville’s Ulmer Stadium, one is met with one of the most modern softball stadiums in the region.For twelve years now the stadium’s state of the art accommodations including a climate controlled press box, field lighting, and architecturally developed...
August 23, 2011 - 10:00am
For the past couple of months I've been occasionally throwing out iconic athletes from Louisville. Sports legends of the Ville I called the series. But, I'd like to add to that series, sports legends of a different variety; the iconic buildings and arenas that made the city's historic sports past what it is today.
What better place to start the landmark edition of Sports Legends of the Ville than Freedom Hall? Opened in 1956, Freedom Hall was a building that was beyond it’s time. Ironically though, the building itself didn’t open to house basketball games; as so many remember it today....
June 29, 2011 - 10:00am
Louisville has become synonymous with the Kentucky Derby, but who was it that made the Derby City the Derby City?
Throughout the storied history of sports in the city of Louisville one man whose name is often ignored nowadays has his contributions come up so frequently. A man named Colonel Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr., like the explorers he’s named after Clark founded new territory on his own, in his...
June 28, 2011 - 10:00am
With the Sprint Cup Series coming to the Kentucky Speedway in the near future it got me thinking about Louisville's great drivers, and with that mindset we go into today's Sports Legends of the Ville.
With NASCAR set to come to the Kentucky Speedway for the Sprint Cup Series this summer I think it’s about time for Sports legends of the Ville to highlight a great driver from the derby city. The 1985 Indianapolis 500 featured legends like Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, and Al Unser but the...
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