Ryan Taylor is one of the top prospects in the nation. The 6-foot-6 forward announced last week that he would be transferring from Indianapolis Lawrence North to Louisville Western to play for coach Paul Handley, who is also the player's uncle. I spoke with Handley about Taylor's game.
Twenty-two-year-old catcher Devin Mesoraco, left, hit a walk-off, grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning in his Triple-A debut to give the Louisville Bats a come-from-behind 5-3 win over Syracuse on Wednesday night at Louisville Slugger Field. It was their 13th straight win at Slugger Field, and it also moved them within 1 1/2 games of Columbus in the International League West.
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.
Football season is just around the corner and the city of Louisville features some of the nation's top prospects. Here is a look at 20 players to keep an eye on in 2010.
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.