Damion Lee & Trey Lewis Given Keys To The City From Mayor Greg Fischer

Former Louisville Cardinals Damion Lee and Trey Lewis were both honorary grand marshals for Thursday’s annual Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade. Following the parade, Lee and Lewis were give honorary keys to the city of Louisville by mayor Greg Fischer. The key is theres. @WHAS11 @Sherlenemediapr pic.twitter.com/teve6jonsm — Shane Simmons (@shanesimmonstv) May 5, 2016 Damion […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Football’s First Round Draft Pick Streak Shouldn’t End Anytime Soon

The University of Louisville Cardinal football program’s representation in the NFL is currently at an all time high. More than thirty former Cardinals are expected to be on NFL rosters when NFL training camps start this summer. Last Thursday Sheldon Rankins became the fifth former Cardinal to be selected in the first round of the […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville students' lawsuit against escort is dismissed

A Louisville judge has dismissed a lawsuit by University of Louisville students filed against Katina Powell that said the escort's book allegations of sex parties at the men's basketball players' dormitory had devalued their education. Kyle Hornback and three other students sued Powell last fall, saying her book damaged the school's reputation. Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Solak returns just in time for Louisville baseball

Post from: Nick Solak is back. The All-American and team captain is back in the University of Louisville baseball team’s lineup after missing 18 games. An eternity in college baseball, especially when the player in question is the team’s most prolific hitter. He was batting .461 when he suffered a hand injury on March 26 against Virginia. Solak was sorely missed even though...
Via Louisville Card Game
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Cardinals Sign Free Agent Contracts

A total of four players from the 2015 Louisville Cardinal football team are expected to compete in the upcoming rookie mini camps for various NFL teams. Surprisingly, former Cardinal defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins was the only UofL player selected during the 2016 NFL Draft. Rankins was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
22 days ago  |  Discuss

James Burgess Signs With The Miami Dolphins

Former Louisville Cardinal linebacker James Burgess Jr. didn’t hear his name called during any of the seven rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft. Burgess was projected by many to be a sixth or seventh round choice. The Miami native didn’t receive an invite to the NFL Draft Combine, but he had a great showing at […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vital Chooses UConn Over Louisville

Three-star guard Christian Vital had been believed to be the top candidate for Rick Pitino’s available scholarship for the upcoming season. The former UNLV commit had visited Louisville this past weekend and by all accounts that visit went very well. Following his visit to the Derby City, Vital decided that he’d visit UConn for the […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Adds Graduate Assistant To Staff

UofL head coach Rick Pitino has added a graduate assistant to his staff for the upcoming season. Jordan Fair, the former coach at Oldsmar Christian School in Florida announced on Twitter that he’ll be joining the the UofL staff. Excited to announce that I will be joining the Louisville basketball staff as a Program/Graduate Assistant. #🙏🏼🏀⚫️🔴 […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Cardinal NFL Draft History

With the 2016 NFL Draft just a day away, let’s take a look at all of the former Louisville Cardinal football players that have been drafted. 14 former Cardinals have been drafted in the previous two drafts. YEAR RD SEL # PLAYER POSITION TEAM 2015 1 14 DeVante Parker WR Miami Dolphins 2015 3 72 […]
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephan Van Treese Has Taken Over Japan

Anyone who has followed The Cardinal Connect over the past decade is well aware of where we stand with former Cardinal Stephan Van Treese. SVT, AKA the Janitor, AKA Big Hustle, is an all time favorite for us. Since graduating from UofL, Van Treese has spent the past two seasons playing professionally in Japan. He […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
29 days ago  |  Discuss

See Where Sheldon Rankins Is Projected To Be Taken In Next Week’s NFL Draft

We’re now less than a week away from the 2016 NFL Draft. The Louisville Cardinal football program has a chance to once again have representation in the first round of the draft. Former Cardinal defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins could be the fifth first round pick for the UofL program over the past five years. Nearly […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisville Airport Gets Cardinal Basketball Makeover

It appears that the Louisville International Airport has received some updated Louisville Cardinal banners. The UofL men’s basketball Instagram account shared this photo on Wednesday afternoon featuring Donovan Mitchell. Welcome to Louisville – Where Cardinals Fly! #L1C4 #GoCards @spidadmitchell #ACC A photo posted by UofLMBB (@uoflmbb) on Apr 20, 2016 at 6:28am PDT The previous […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Sheldon Rankins NFL Draft Hype Video

We’re now a little over a week away from the annual NFL Draft, which means the ACC Digital Network is releasing hype videos for the league’s top draft prospects. Former Louisville defensive end Sheldon Rankins is certainly one of them.
Via The Cardinal Connect
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Fifth straight for Louisville baseball over Kentucky

Post from: Nothing better than beating Kentucky for a fifth straight time, as has occurred in both baseball and football. Devin Hairston’s hot bat made the latest win happen for the University of Louisville baseball team with a high bouncer over second base in the bottom of the ninth, sending Colin Lyman home for a 7-6 win over UK. Anthony Kidston back in the win column. Witnessed...
Via Louisville Card Game
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisville Target Romeo Langford’s Recruitment Picking Up

The Louisville area isn’t exactly known has a hotbed for high level college basketball prospects. Fortunately, Rick Pitino and his staff have done a good job at landing the few highly regarded recruits from this area. In recent years Pitino has been able to keep local stars like Quentin Snider and Raymond Spalding in the Ville. Snider […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisville Football Announced Their 2015 Award Winners On Saturday

The Louisville Cardinal football program used Saturday’s annual spring game as an opportunity to announce the award winners for the 2015 season. 2015 Team Award Winners Scholar Athlete of the Year: Tobijah Hughley Comeback Player of the Year: Jermaine Reve Most Versatile Cardinal: Reggie Bonnafon Offensive Grinder: Brandon Radcliff Defensive Grinder: Keith Kelsey Offensive Player […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Alabama Dual Threat Quarterback Commits To Louisville

On Tuesday evening we learned that three-star dual threat quarterback Malik Cunningham had named Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals the leader in his recruitment. Just four days later, the Alabama native verbally committed to the University of Louisville. BLESSED🐔⚫️🙏🏾🔴 pic.twitter.com/ej4YVyCpBE — 〽️ALIK™ (@MalikMalikc10) April 16, 2016 Cunningham...
Via The Cardinal Connect
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Highlights: Louisville Football Spring Game

The Louisville Cardinal football program conducted their annual spring game on Saturday afternoon at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in front of more than 16,000 fans. Here are highlights from the game courtesy of the ACC Digital Network.
Via The Cardinal Connect
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisville football fans party, celebrate spring and Lamar Jackson

Post from: Crystal clear, sunny, 75 degrees, perfect day for the University of Louisville spring football game. Celebrating spring, reuniting with old friends, enjoying no parking restrictions, packing the Green and Bronze lots, parking as close to the tunnel as possible. More than 16,000 fans on hand at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Saturday. More than ready for some football...
Via Louisville Card Game
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Preview: DT Sheldon Rankins

The Sports Quotient’s annual Draft Preview series returns! Over the course of the 10 weeks leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, we will take a look at the top NFL prospects at each position. This week, we focus is on the defensive line. Today we will look at Sheldon Rankins out of Louisville. Collegiate Career Louisville defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins breakout year came in...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Jurich breaks silence in a big way

Post from: The best news in a few weeks for University of Louisville fans is that Tom Jurich remains aggressive and totally committed. With all the noxious fumes emanating from the basketball scandal and the attacks on President Jim Ramsey, the University of Louisville’s athletic director had been quiet for a while. Publicly, anyway. But he has obviously been busy behind the...
Via Louisville Card Game
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Stadium expansion fund raising going well, thanks

Post from: 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...
Via Louisville Card Game
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

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

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
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