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Louisville basketball team goes through a defensive drill to prepare for the game against Texas A & M at KFC Yum! U of L head coach Rick Pitino introduces his team during the first half of an NCAA basketball game between the Louisville Cardinals and the University of Texas at Austin Longhorns on Saturday, November 4, 2016, in the K - YUM! The action in Louisville during a game at KFCYum!, action in Louisville in the final minutes of the second quarter of Saturday's game at the Houston Rockets.

Louisville head coach Chris Mack shows his team around while watching the game against Virginia Tech during a game at KFC Yum! Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, right, and U of L head coach Steve Alford, left, watch and instruct their team during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against the University of Texas at the Austin Longhorns on Saturday, November 4, 2016, in K - YUM!

Virginia Tech's Keve Aluma (5) watches as he passes to Louisville's Dre Davis (14) during a game at KFC Yum! Virginia Tech's Nahiem Alleyne (4) tries a shot against Louisville's David Johnson (13) in a game at K FCYUM!

Louisville's Carlik Jones (1) tries to save the ball from being stopped by taking the ball from Virginia Tech's Keve Aluma (22) during a game at KFC Yum! VirginiaTechOs. Wabissa Bede (3) goes through the defense against Louisville's Carlos Jones (1) in a game at K FCYUM!

Keve Aluma, 22, of Virginia Tech, shoots during a game at KFC Yum! VirginiaTechOs against Carlos Jones, 1, of Louisville.

Louisville's Carlik Jones, 1, tries to hold off the Virginia Tech defense during a game at KFC Yum! Virginia Tech's Carlos Jones (1) of Louisville, right, is assisted by Louisville's Keve Aluma (22) and Kevaun Martin (2) during the second half of a basketball game against Louisville. Louisville's Ossie Carlile Jones, 2, and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, 4, sit during an NCAA college football game between the Louisville Cardinals and the University of Virginia on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the KACAC Center in Charlottesville, Va.

Louisville's Dre Davis (14) shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Tech at the KACAC Center in Charlottesville, Va.

British F Nick Richards sinks the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Tech at the KACAC Center in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., on Oct. Va. U's L Jordan Nwora celebrates after an early three-point shot over Virginia in the first half during a game between the two teams on Saturday, January 20, 2017, at Virginia Commonwealth University in Virginia.

Kentucky led 282-10 at halftime (9-966) and 7-2 at halftime (9-966) in the Calipari era. Kentucky was in the SEC's top 10 in points per game, field goal percentage and three-point percentage during the Caliphate era. He is 6-1 with a 3.75 ERA in 11 starts against Louisville.

Only the UCLA Bruins have won more NCAA championships than the Kentucky Wildcats in the Calipari era, with the Wildcats ranked first in the nation in the NCAA men's championships (four) and No. Second (three). Louisville won the KFC Yum! Meanwhile, the University of Louisville basketball team, led by Denny Crum, won its second NCAA tournament title in as many years. On January 1, 2014, the University of Pikeville won the National NAIA Men's Basketball Championship in the NCAA Tournament, followed just days later by Bellarmine University, which won in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The Kentucky Derby has been held every year since 1875 and is the oldest continuous sporting event in the United States. Other things Louisville is famous for beyond the Louisville derby, like a pony hat and the University of Louisville basketball team.

In 1947, the Louisville Colonels basketball team qualified for the American professional league. The city's most legendary baseball team shares its name with the first professional basketball team. 1990 - 1994 - Home of the Kentucky Derby, followed by Louisville RiverFrogs (1995 - 1998). The city was also home to the World Baseball Classic in 1990 and 1994 and the American League Championship in 1995, while hosting a Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 1996 - 1997 and 1999 - 2000, followed by a World Series Championship in 1998 and a National League Cup in 2000.

Back on the baseball front, a Louisville Colonels team has been playing in the city since 1972, but only for a short time.

Two teams are currently at home in Louisville: the River City Rovers and the Louisville Lightning. Louisville City FC shares Louisville Slugger Field with the Bats and has played in the United Soccer League since 2012, which it shares with Louisville Louisville FC, the city's professional football team.

Manual Male is the oldest high school in Louisville, and the two played the first football game in the state in 1893. Kentucky's football program was led by Ron Cooper, who coached Louisville from 1995 to 1997.

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