New University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong is the man who has been hand-picked to lead the Cardinals back to the Bowl Championship Series after the please-can-we-forget Steve Kragthorpe Era. He has his work cut out for him, but he's up for the challenge.
In their first home game since Aug. 8 the Louisville Bats extended their franchise-record home winning streak to 12 games with an 8-5 victory over Syracuse on Tuesday night. Yonder Alonso, left, led Louisville at the plate with three hits and three RBIs as the Bats stayed within 2 1/2 games of Columbus in the International League West.
The Louisville Bats, in the thick of the International League playoff race, begin a four-game series against Syracuse at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday night at Louisville Slugger Field. The Bats play 11 of their next 14 games at Slugger Field, where tonight there will be $1 hot dogs and Pepsi products.
The University of Louisville men's basketball team, and coach Rick Pitino (left), will play 2010 NCAA runner-up Butler at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in the new KFC Yum! Center in a game that will be broadcast on ESPN as part of the network's "College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon."
The Louisville Bats out-hit host Columbus 12-8, but left 14 runners stranded on base in an 7-3 loss at Huntington Park as the Clippers completed a three-game sweep. Louisville went 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position.
Louisville lost its second straight game Saturday night, falling 1-0 to host Columbus at Huntington Park. The defeat dropped the Bats (68-53) 1 1/2 games behind the Clippers (70-52) in the IL West heading into Sunday's finale of the three-game series.
The Louisville Bats' stay in first place in the International League West lasted just one day as host Columbus rode three big innings to a 12-4 win over the Bats at Huntington Park on Friday night to retake first place in the IL West and end Louisville's eight-game win streak.
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The Louisville Bats, who were in fourth place in the International League West at the Triple-A All-Star break, moved into first in the division Thursday night. Louisville's 10-4 win over host Toledo, coupled with Columbus' 4-3 13-inning loss to Syracuse, gave the Bats a half-game lead over the Clippers in the West. Chris Valaika, left, and Wladimir Balentien each went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead Louisville's 17-hit attack.
The Louisville Bats won their seventh straight game Wednesday night, and their 18th in their last 19th, beating host Toledo 4-3 at Fifth Third Field. The victory pulled Louisville, which was 13 games out of first place in the International League West on the Fourth of July, within a half-game of division-leading Columbus.
New University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong (left), as well as two of his assistants and several of his players, met with the media Tuesday to discuss the upcoming season. Here are a handful of the highlights.
Wladimir Balentien's two-run double in the top of the ninth gave he Louisville Bats an 8-7 win over host Toledo at Fifth Third Field as they improved to 9-2 in one-run games in July and August. Balentien, left, went 3-for-5 with five RBIs.