Joe Downs

Joe Downs joins 44News with more than two decades of experience in broadcast journalism. He has spent the past eight years in Evansville, working as a sportscaster, as well as media relations director for both the University of Evansville and the Evansville Thunderbolts hockey team. Joe was born and raised in Maine, and has worked in television in Grand Junction, CO, Pittsburgh, PA, Harrisonburg, VA, Lima, OH and Lake Charles, LA before arriving in Evansville.

Recent Posts by Joe Downs

Evansville Men Battles UNI Before Falling

The University of Evansville battled back from a slow start to take Northern Iowa down to the wire, before falling in the final seconds, 64-59.

Castle Boys Cruise Past Mater Dei

The Castle boys basketball team grabbed a double digit halftime lead, then never looked back, as the Knights downed Mater Dei 72-56 Tuesday night at the Alles Athletic Center in Evansville.

Princeton Girls Shut Down Central

The Princeton girls basketball team kept Central offense in check much of the night, as the Tigers took a 43-29 decision from the Bears Tuesday night in Evansville.

North Girls Outdistance Gibson Southern

The North girls basketball got back on the winning path with a 64-49 non-conference victory over Gibson Southern Tuesday night at Husky Arena.

Otters, Frontier League Will Introduce "Sudden Death" Tiebreaker

The Frontier League of Professional Baseball announced the introduction of a sudden-death tiebreaker to determine the winner of extra-inning games.

Harrison Boys Maul Memorial

The Harrison boys basketball grabbed an early lead, then built on it, rolling over Memorial, 75-50, at the Robbie Kent Athletic Center Friday night.

Owensboro Boys Outrun Bosse

The Owensboro boys basketball team staged a track meet against Bosse Friday night, racing past the Bulldogs 75-50 at Bulldogs Gym.

USI Men Get Back on Track, Blowing out Illinois-Springfield

The USI Men raced out on a 12-0 run to open the game and never let up, as they buried Illinois-Springfield 66-39 Thursday night at Screaming Eagle Arena.

Stein Gets 400th Career Win, USI Women Stay Hot

Longtime USI women's basketball head coach Rick Stein picked up his 400th career victory, as the Screaming Eagles outdistanced Illinois-Springfield, 88-80, at Screaming Eagle Arena Thursday night.

Memorial Girls Snap North's 12-Game Winning Streak

The Memorial girls basketball team bounced back in a big way, ending the North Huskies' 12-game winning streak Thursday night at Husky Arena, winning 58-48.

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Wednesday morning marked our coldest start to a day in nearly 3 weeks - morning low temperatures dove into the single digits for much of the Tri-State and our northerly winds routinely drove wind chill values well below zero throughout the Lower Ohio Valley. If there was any silver lining, our clear skies did allow temperatures to climb back into the mid 20s later in the day; though Evansville’s peak temperature of 25° remained 17° below average for this time of the year. The clear skies are expected to linger throughout the evening and much of the night ahead and will allow temperatures to fall back down into the mid to low teens early Thursday morning. We will fall to 14° in Evansville around daybreak Thursday.
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