Yasir Abdullah (22) celebrates with Kei"Trel Clark after pummeling another opposing offense (UofL photo).

Abdullah makes life miserable for opposing quarterbacks

By Ed Peak The first person an opposing quarterback looks for when lines up over center is Yasir Abdullah on defense. The 6-foot-1, 240-pound linebacker is the heart of the University of Louisville football defense. There have been times he simply can’t be blocked. An

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UofL Coach Kenny Payne and El Ellis needing help to get this program off the ground (Mike DeZarn photo),

De javu all over again, third one-point loss in a row

By Ed Peak For a tenth of a second, the University of Louisville basketball team appeared to have finally won a game. El Ellis’ layup with no time on the clock seemed to assure one-point victory. Ellis, mobbed by his teammates, dashes toward the sideline

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No, they're not throwing in the towel. Assistants Danny Manning and Nolan Smith trying to get through to their exhorts (Mike DeZarn photo).

Defeat from jaws of victory, the Ville to Wright State

By Ed Peak The University of Louisville basketball team had no one to blame but the people in the mirror after a last second loss to Wright State on Saturday. Unable to complete an in-bounds play, coughing up a 73-72 decision at the KFC Yum

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Lots to love about University of Louisville basketball but let's get this investigation in the past (Mike DeZarn photo).

NCAA decision on Louisville basketball still looms

Let’s just call it Positive Wednesday. The NCAA has released the Independent Accountability Resolution Report (IARP) on the case against the University of Memphs and basketball coach Penny Hardaway. The penalty for four level one violations was a slap on the wrist, three years probation,

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Donnie Russell was among the first to congratulate Kenny Klein to the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017.

Donnie Russell on hiring Kenny Klein at Louisville

By Donnie Russell Editor’s Note:  Donnie Russell is a former assistant and fundraiser in the Athletic Department at UofL. He is a former play-by-play announcer for basketball, and still calls occasional games for women’s basketball and baseball. One of his biggest claims to fame was

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Kenny Payne was a popular fan at the Louisville women's NCAA first round game (Mike DeZarn photo).

Kenny Payne returns to his Louisville home

Moments before the UofL-Albany tipoff in the first round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, a huge roar goes up in the crowd of 8,407 at the KFC Yum! Center. Everyone turning, many of them rising to their feet, to catch a glimpse of a

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