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Louisville Tops the Hilltoppers

After defeating Eastern Kentucky University, the Louisville Cardinals beat the second of three in-state rivals this year after trouncing the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Saturday 38-21. In front of a crowd of 22,665 at Nissan Stadium, the 2018 rivalry was renewed. Dating back to 1922 with the Louisville Cardinals having an overall 20-12 record,...

In the Cards: Louisville ends ten-game losing streak with EKU defeat

After a promising showing against the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, the Louisville Cardinals took to the field Saturday to defeat an in-state, Eastern Kentucky Colonels team 42-0. Louisville’s ten-game losing streak ended under new head coach Scott Satterfield. The win, his first at Louisville, marks the first Cards shutout since a Florida...

Eat Zeke! Cowboys Sign Ezekiel Elliott

Well, the wait is finally over. Just under one week before the NFL regular season starts, the Dallas Cowboys and Zeke Elliott have agreed to a massive six-year, $90 million extension. In total, Elliott will be paid $103 million over eight years, with $50 million guaranteed. Per year, he’ll make $15 million. The...

Power of Podcast

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A podcaster calling on the power of podcasting may be like the pot calling the kettle black, however the power and influence of podcasts today is evident.  Recently, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) entered into a production and distribution deal with Endeavor, specifically their Audio Division that will feature superstar wrestlers on various podcasts.   Bill Simmons’ The Ringer Partners (formerly with Grantland) is...

Colt Chillin’: With Luck out, who’ll replace him?

In one of the most stunning moves in recent NFL memory, 29-year-old Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck officially announced his retirement from the league. Luck, who was the number one pick overall and one of the highest-paid NFL players, says he is, "mentally worn down" from numerous injuries that kept him out of...

Failure to Launch: Who will be next for the Lakers?

L.A. Lakers center DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins has been in a downward spiral for the last couple of years. First, he ruptured his Achilles tendon; then, he ruptured his quad. Now, he’s torn his ACL. Once the X-factor for the Lakers, Cousins would’ve been a steal at $3.5 million a year. However, his injuries...

Why Do Cities Spend to Attract Sports Events?

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With Miami, Florida set to host Super Bowl 54 in 2020, the city has been asked to fund $20 million in security, infrastructure, and related expenses.  Similar bidding and expense processes occur when it comes to Olympic and World Cup bidding and preparation.  The argument goes, it takes money (spending) to make money.  Cities look at...

In Lue of Events: Tyronn goes to the Clippers

The Clippers have had one of the most active off-season in recent memory. First, Kawhi Leonard, then Paul George, and now the Los Angeles Clippers seek to add Tyronn Lue to their coaching staff. Lue was the Laker’s top choice as head coach, however talks broke down over the length of his contract...

NCAA’s Engagement and Expectations with its Student-Athletes is Changing

For a long time, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) has enforced strict rules of amateurism regarding students enrolled at their Member academic institutions.  Specifically, and until recently, not allowing student-athletes to sign with an agent, while the National Football League (“NFL”) and the National Basketball Association (“NBA”) have enforced rules on high school athletes being forced...

4 Industry Expectations

The following are some thoughts on the entertainment, media, and sports industry expectations as we move closer to the Fall and New Year.  Here are four things that are likely to occur.     1. Content Providers and Streamers will Dominate the Headlines    2019-2020 will see Disney+, Apple+, and HBO Max (through Warner Media) enter...