LOUISVILLE CARDINALS NEWS

Scout.com Ranks Rick Pitino’s 2015 Recruiting Class Second Best Nationally

Photo: 247 Sports Earlier this month 247Sports.com released their updated 2015 college basketball recruiting class rankings and tabbed Pitino’s three-man class as the second best in the country. On Tuesday afternoon the folks at Scout.com did exactly the same. The Scout’s individual player rankings have Louisville with two five star prospects in Deng Adel and Donovan Mitchell...
Via The Cardinal Connect
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

We Could See Some Sloppy Football On Monday Night At PJCS

Photo: Lauren Purkey We may be in for some sloppy football next Monday when Louisville kicks off their season against Miami. We’re still six days away, but as of today, there is a 40% chance of storms for next Monday. If there is one thing we know, it is that the weather is truly unpredictable and meteorologists are often incorrect. That said, things would change substantially...
Via The Cardinal Connect
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Dyer Questionable For The Season Opener

Photo: Mark Zerof -USA Today Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals will be without their top play-maker, DeVante Parker, when they take the field for the season opener against Miami next week. Unfortunately, it appears that Parker may not be the only offensive weapon that is unavailable in week one. Senior running back Michael Dyer left the open scrimmage on Aug. 17 with a knee...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Week One Depth Chart Breakdown

Photo: The Cardinal Connect On Monday afternoon the University of Louisville Football Program released the first official depth chart of the season. While there are no major surprises, here is a breakdown of what we learned. Offense With the toe injury to DeVante Parker, the first thing I directed my eyes to was the Wide Receiver position. The slot receiver spot has belonged to Eli...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Louisville WR DeVante Parker out 6-8 weeks with broken toe

  Louisville coach Bobby Petrino has announced that senior wide receiver DeVante Parker will miss six to eight weeks with a broken left small toe, leaving the Cardinals without their top target for Monday night's season opener against Miami. Parker injured the foot in Friday night's practice and was examined Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina, by orthopedist Bob Anderson...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami’s Starting Quarterback Is The Son Of The “Bye Felicia” Girl From Friday

Miami starting quarterback, Brad Kaaya, probably thought that next Monday’s season opener against Louisville would be a day off for him.  Kaaya knocked the well traveled transfer, Jake Heapps, out of contention for the starting job against the Cardinals. Kaaya now has the daunting task of not losing his new job on what was supposed to be his day off.  Your Louisville Cardinals...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The 2014-15 Louisville Basketball Roster Has Been Released

Photo: Pete Cautilli With incoming freshman Jaylen Johnson now officially with the program, Rick Pitino’s roster for the 2014-15 season is complete. The program released their updated roster on Monday evening with all of the of the incoming freshman listed. All returning players will keep their number from last season, other than Wayne Blackshear. He’ll now wear No. 25, which...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Registrar: U of L top prospect freshman Johnson enrolls

The long delay for University of Louisville basketball signee Jaylen Johnson has ended. The U of L registrar's office on Monday morning said Johnson, a 6-foot-9 forward from Michigan whose academic paperwork caused some eligibility concerns with the NCAA, has officially enrolled at U of L. The news comes the day classes begin at the university, and it ends a six-week wait from...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Montrezl Harrell Named A Preseason Blue Ribbon First Team All American

For the third consecutive year, the Louisville Basketball program has had a player named to the Preseason Blue Ribbon All American Team. In 2012-13 it was Peyton Siva, in 2013-14 it was Russ Smith and this year it is Montrezl Harrell. Blue Ribbon Yearbook has been publishing preseason college football and basketball previews for more than 20 years and has a solid reputation among...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Louisville WR DeVante Parker Out 6-8 Weeks

Louisville star WR DeVante Parker will miss 6-8 weeks with a fractured bone in his foot. The injury occurred Friday night during practice. Parker led the Cardinals in receiving last season with 55 receptions for 885 yards and 12 touchdowns. This is a big blow to this offense as Parker was projected to put up monster numbers in 2014.  Fantasy Outlook: With Bobby Petrino back running...
Via In The Neutral Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Receiver Devante Parker Having Surgery On Broken Bone In Left Foot, May Miss 6-8 Weeks

The Louisville program has gone through serious turnover from last season, losing star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the NFL, and head coach Charlie Strong to Texas. However, one of the main reasons of optimism for this year’s Cardinals club was the return of wide receiver DeVante Parker, who has over 1,600 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns in his last two seasons. Now, Parker...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The First Official Louisville Football Depth Chart Of The Season

Photo: The Cardinal Connect The first official depth chart of the 2014 Louisville football season was made available to the media on Monday afternoon prior to Bobby Petrino’s press conference. No real surprises overall. We’ll have a full recap from Petrino’s presser posted later today. Offense Tight end 19 – Gerald Christian 89 – Keith Towbridge 80 – Charles Standberry...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Gardner Wins Louisville QB Job

Just as Teddy Bridgewater lost the starting QB battle in Minnesota, his school Louisville made the announcement on who will be their starting QB. Sophomore Will Gardner has won the job: Gardner was considered the favorite following a good spring, but still had to prove himself in fall camp. Petrino said he did that, announcing in a release Sunday night that Gardner ”demonstrated...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jaylen Johnson Has Been Cleared By The NCAA

Photo: Ann Arbor News It’s officially football season around these parts, but the Louisville basketball program recently received some good news that is definitely worth mentioning. Freshman forward Jaylen Johnson is now officially enrolled as a student at the University of Louisville. Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal reports that Johnson is now listed as a student via the school’s...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Twitter Must Follow List

Good afternoon Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) sports fans from @hokiesmash (Jon Pence is kind enough to let me post at @scacchoops from time to time).  As we head into the new academic year, you’ll note that we have added another outstanding great school to the ACC this year in the University of Louisville.   We at SCACCHoops are good neighbors.  Therefore, we want to introduce...
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Sophomore Will Gardner wins Louisville starting QB job

  Louisville coach Bobby Petrino has selected sophomore Will Gardner as the Cardinals' starting quarterback for their Sept. 1 season opener against Miami. A backup last season to star Teddy Bridgewater -- now with the NFL's Minnesota Vikings -- Gardner played in six games and completed 8 of 12 passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns. Gardner was considered the favorite following...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sophomore Will Gardner wins Louisville QB job

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville coach Bobby Petrino has selected sophomore Will Gardner as the Cardinals' starting quarterback for their Sept. 1 season opener against Miami. A backup last season to star Teddy Bridgewater - now with the NFL's Minnesota Vikings - Gardner played in six games and completed 8 of 12 passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns. Gardner was considered...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Petrino Officially Names Will Gardner The Starting Quarterback

Photo: The Cardinal Connect On Sunday evening Bobby Petrino officially named redshirt sophomore Will Gardner the starting quarterback for the Cardinals season opener against Miami. “I thought Will had an outstanding fall camp,” Petrino said in an official statement. “He demonstrated good decision making and executed our offense.” After an strong spring camp, Gardner looked...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Louisville Commit Donovan Mitchell Throws Down Monster Alley-Oop At Under Armour Event

Louisville fans have to be excited for 2015 shooting guard commit Donovan Mitchell, yet another star guard who should stand out for Rick Pitino. Mitchell showed off his freakish athleticism at an Under Armour event with this ridiculous alley-oop finish, from a pass by fellow blue-chip prospect Derrick Jones. Mitchell will join forwards Deng Adel and Raymond Spalding in Louisville’s...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

DeVante Parker has serious foot injury

The University of Louisville released a statement Friday night that wide receiver DeVante Parker injured his left foot at practice Friday. He will be seen by Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, N.C. in the coming days. This is not what the Louisville Cardinals need with 10 days until the first game against the Miami Hurricanes. Projected as […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Louisville PG Chris Jones Put On A Show At The Adidas Nations Tournament

The Louisville men’s basketball team will be without star guard Russ Smith next season, but it appears that the Cardinals will be just fine with point guard Chris Jones.  Jones, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound junior, was one of three Louisville players–Montrezl Harrell, Terry Rozier the others– to participate in the annual Adidas Nations tournament in California earlier this month...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Blakeney Will Take An Official Visit To Louisville Next Weekend

Photo | Kelly Kline When Rick Pitino landed a commitment from five star guard Donovan Mitchell earlier this month, the name Antonio Blakeney stopped being mentioned quite as much as it had been throughout the entire summer. Blakeney has been one of Pitino’s top targets in the 2015 class for well over a year. However, with the addition of Mitchell, I don’t think anyone would have...
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Chris Jones Steals The Show At adidas Nations

Mark Humphrey – Associated Press Prior to suffering a leg injury earlier this month, senior guard Chris Jones was one of three Cardinals to participate in the annual adidas Nations event in California. We mostly heard about Terry Rozier and Montrezl Harrell’s impressive performances, but Jones had a very nice showing as well. In his last press conference, raved about how well...
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville confident secondary will get job done

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville's main defensive concern was finding playmakers to replace seven starters, particularly all-conference safeties Hakeem Smith and Calvin Pryor. The Cardinals believe they have solved the problem. Senior Terell Floyd moved over from cornerback while junior college transfer James Sample and underclassmen are developing there and on the edges, giving...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Tabs Montrezl Harrell As A Top Candidate For The 2015 Wooden Award

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect Montrezl Harrell’s decision to return to school for his junior season didn’t get the national attention that it deserved. I’ve said it over and over for the past three months and I still stand by that statement. Harrell was a lock to be taken within the top 20 of the 2014 draft and possibly could have been a lottery pick. There are plenty...
Via The Cardinal Connect
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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