LOUISVILLE CARDINALS NEWS

Rick Pitino considering whether he wants to return to Louisville

It’s clear that the Louisville sex scandal has taken a considerable toll on Rick Pitino. The Louisville head coach is so worn down that he apparently plans to consider whether he wants to return next season. Pitino told Yahoo! Sports’s Pat Forde that he anticipates returning, but will consider whether or not the University of Louisville is better off without him. “The probability...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Listen: Louisville’s Damion Lee Released A Cards Theme Song “For The Ville”

Unfortunately, we don’t be able to see Damion Lee play for the Louisville Cardinals after their Saturday game against Virginia. The team will be done due to a self-imposed post-season ban, costing Lee and fellow grad transfer the chance to play in their first NCAA Tournament. Lee still appreciates the time he’s spent at UL, and today he dropped a rap track that serves as a theme...
Via College Spun
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

A promising season off tracks for Louisville basketball

Post from: Sorry, no miracle finishes, no consolation prizes, nothing remotely positive about this last game. Unless one can be relieved that the season is over, allowing fans to move on to other things. Last game for Damion Lee and Trey Lewis. A few more tears for the University of Louisville transfers, putting the final edits on their brief stint with UofL basketball program...
Via Louisville Card Game
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Reggie Bonnafon Can Jump Higher Than You

With spring football practices right around the corner, Bobby Petrino and the Cardinals are conducting their annual offseason physical testing. Monday’s test was the vertical leap. Not only can QB/WR Reggie Bonnafon out-jump his entire time, his 43.5-inch vertical leap is two inches higher than any player who competed in the 2016 NFL Draft Combine. As […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

For Louisville, there’s only March Sadness

The Granville Inn is where the diehards congregate for the final college basketball game of the season for the University of Louisville. Usually on a Saturday in March, a seat is a luxury, but this evening there are a few empty tables and barstools. A good crowd is here but you’ve seen better; especially during what is normally the most wonderful time of the year in these parts...
Via The Comeback
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisville Fan Made An Excellent Hype Video Wrapping Up Cardinals’ Season

Unfortunately for Louisville fans, the 2015-16 season is over for the Cardinals. Rick Pitino’s team, which would be a fairly high seed if it was NCAA Tournament eligible, finishes the year 23-8, with a 12-6 ACC record good for fourth place in the competitive conference. After the school decided to self-impose the post-season ban, the fans rallied around the team, specifically grad...
Via College Spun
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

10 conference tourney facts that might surprise you

The ACC Tournament began Tuesday afternoon, accelerating the parade of conference tournaments. The flurry of conference tournament basketball will reach its crescendo on Thursday and Friday, arguably the two craziest weekdays of the entire season. The conference tournaments possess an uncertain identity in college basketball. In the ACC, the conference tournament is sacred — largely...
Via The Student Section
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

10 things to expect on Selection Sunday

March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Former recruits told NCAA about Louisville parties

Louisville’s recruiting scandal took another sharp turn Sunday morning when ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported that three former recruits confirmed Katina Powell’s claims to NCAA investigators back in October and November. Three former Louisville basketball recruits told NCAA investigators they attended stripper parties & had sex at them https://t.co/JKJSz5tT85 — John...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN presumes Rick Pitino was involved in escort scandal

Post from: ESPN producers have again poked their noses into the escort scandal plaguing the University of Louisville basketball program. And once again they are stained by the stench, employing amateurish investigative techniques, coming up with no answers while pointing fingers at Rick Pitino. They had better hope there is some substance to their suppositions or there could...
Via Louisville Card Game
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every men's basketball coach of the Kentucky Wildcats since 1920

There have been only 12 coaches in the history of the Kentucky Wildcats since NCAA men's basketball conference play began in 1920. Can you name them all? Clue give is years active. Note: The first coach listed began coaching the team in 1919 when Kentucky was still an independent.
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino defends Louisville as March Madness continues without Cardinals

Louisville and head coach Rick Pitino are accustomed to preparing for NCAA tournament games this time of year, but this year Pitino is busy defending his program in the public eye while it sits home watching from afar while serving a self-imposed one-year postseason ban as the NCAA continues to investigate the program. Appearing in an interview on ESPN’s Mike & Mike morning...
Via The Comeback
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Kenny Johnson staying all in at Louisville

Post from: Kenny Johnson won’t be going anywhere, thank you. He’s a happy camper on the University of Louisville basketball staff, looking forward to a bright future with the program. Rick Pitino promoted him to associate head coach on Tuesday, putting a quick end to a rumor that Johnson had wandering eyes, much to the disappointment of whoever started the speculation. “I...
Via Louisville Card Game
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Dakota provides spark, Myisha the points. UofL women moving on

Post from: Central Arkansas was dreaming big, playing in its first-ever NCAA tournament game, hoping to derail the University of Louisville women’s basketball team. Wanting some respect, eyeing an upset, wearing a lean and hungry look. Myisha Hines-Allen for two more. Making a good first impression, matching UofL basket for basket early, owning a 25-22 lead at the end of the...
Via Louisville Card Game
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Former players cheer on UofL women

Post from: Enjoying the University of Louisville women’s basketball team’s 87-60 win over Central Arkansas on Friday were former Cardinals Asia Taylor and Tia Gibbs.  Asia is currently playing for the Minnesota Linx in the Women’s National Basketball Association.  Tia is playing professional basketball as well, currently with the Panathitikos franchise in Greece. They were...
Via Louisville Card Game
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Damion Lee Will Participate In The Three-Point Championship

Louisville graduate senior Damion Lee didn’t get to participate in NCAA Tournament this year, but the Cardinals leading scorer will be a part of Final Four weekend in a variety of different ways. Towards the end of the season, we learned that Lee and teammate Trey Lewis would be two of the twenty seniors to play […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisville is most valuable college hoops program, UNC tops Final Four teams

The Louisville Cardinals may not have been invited to the tournament this season due to NCAA issues, but Rick Pitino’s program is the most valuable program in the country according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. North Carolina, as you may have guessed, is easily the most valuable program competing in this year’s Final Four. Louisville’s college basketball program...
Via The Comeback
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisville reveals more self-imposed sanctions

Louisville just released a statement detailing more self-imposed sanctions in the wake of the sex scandal that led to the men's basketball team banning itself from postseason play this season. The Cardinals will lose one official visit each of the next two seasons and be docked a scholarship in 2017-18 and 2018-19. There will also be limitations to how long UL coaches can be on...
Via College Spun
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

JUCO Offensive Lineman Commits To Louisville

As they enter the final week of spring practice, Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinal football program has added a player to their 2016 recruiting class. Committed!!!!!!! UofL #cardinals
Via The Cardinal Connect
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Quarterback Malik Cunningham Names Louisville As His Leader

Two weeks ago Malik Cunningham, a three-star quarterback out of Alabama, dropped a top eight schools with some very impressive programs. He’s not quite ready to commit to one of them, but tonight on Twitter he revealed the program that is currently standing out above the rest: the Louisville Cardinals. Louisville is my new leader #carnation —ALIK(@MalikMalikc10) April 13, 2016...
Via College Spun
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Kade McClure on mound for Louisville against UK

Post from: The baseball game between the universities of Louisville and Kentucky at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday has taken on more significance since the game was postponed last week. UofL has dropped to sixth from fifth in the rankings while UK has moved up to ninth from 13th in the rankings, according to College Baseball Newspaper. Not that the rivalry needed any more stoking. These teams...
Via Louisville Card Game
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Check Out Where Damion Lee & Chinanu Onuaku Are Appearing In Mock Draft’s

The Louisville Cardinal Basketball program has at least one former player who could hear his name called in the upcoming 2016 NBA Draft. With Damion Lee’s college career coming to an end, the former Cardinal star will now look for his best opportunity as a professional. Sophomore Chinanu Onuaku entered his name in the draft and […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Bobby Petrino, Louisville agree to 7-year, $30.625 million deal

There has been plenty of buzz that the Louisville Cardinals and Bobby Petrino were working on a new deal. On Thursday morning, that buzz turned to official news as the university announced a new contract for the head football coach. Despite just going 17-9 in his two years and earning consecutive third-place finishes in the division, Petrino was deserving of a seven-year, $30.625...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisville, Petrino agree on 7-year, $30.625 million deal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville coach Bobby Petrino has agreed to a new seven-year, $30.625 million contract through 2023 that could pay an annual base salary of $4.375 million if incentives are met. Athletic director Tom Jurich announced earlier this spring that he would work with Petrino to renogiate his contract. The 55-year-old coach is 58-18 in two stints with the Cardinals...
Via AP on Fox
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Papa John’s stadium expansion fundraising going well

The natural target date for the expansion of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium has always been September 2019 when the University of Louisville and Notre Dame football team are scheduled to collide at PJCS. Count on UofL making that happen, possibly a year sooner. Vice President of Athletics Tom Jurich said Thursday that UofL has raised approximately $20 million. That’s $12 million...
Via Louisville Card Game
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss
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