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FAL 2016

The University of Louisville Alumni Magazine: for alumni, faculty, staff, students and anyone that is a UofL Cardinal fan.

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F A L L 2 0 1 6 U O F L M A G A Z I N E | 6 9 A L U M N I L I F E Find Jeff on Twitter: @JeffDuncan. Alumni Spotlight Jeff Duncan, 86A Write on Jeff Duncan's childhood love for the Louisville Cardinals led him to an award-winning sports writing career. The longtime columnist for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans was a member of the staff that won two Pulitzer Prizes, and Duncan twice has been awarded Columnist of the Year by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. He can trace his obsession with sports to December 1974 when a Sports Illustrated issue showed up at his childhood home with Cardinals basketball on the front cover. Duncan grew up in a house divided as his mother, Dorothy, was a UofL employee and Cards fan, but his father and brother were Kentucky Wildcats fans. That Sports Illustrated cover helped Duncan make his choice: "Kids express their youthful rebellion in various ways," he explained. "Some get tattoos. I became a Louisville Cardinals fan." Duncan later attended UofL to study communication. After 17 years at the Times-Picayune, he now writes for and has authored two books on New Orleans Saints football.

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