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Murray St.-Louisville Preview

Plenty has changed since Bobby Petrino left Louisville abruptly more than seven years ago, but his winning attitude and lofty expectations for the program certainly haven't. After the 25th-ranked Cardinals got Petrino's second tenure off to a solid start, they'll look to build on that performance as they host FCS-level Murray State on Saturday night. Petrino surprised...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Corvin Lamb & James Sample Receive Week One ACC Honors

Photo: JD Coffey Junior safety James Sample and redshirt junior running back Corvin Lamb were honored as ACC Co-Player of the Week at their respective positions. In his first career game as a Cardinal, Sample, a junior college transfer, led the team with eight tackle. His interception in the second half really helped the Cards pull away. “We got faith in each other,” Sample said...
Via The Cardinal Connect
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

UofL’s defensive dominance pleases Petrino

Miami could only manage 240 yards offensively against Louisville’s defensive unit. What may have most pleasing to Coach Bobby Petrino in the University of Louisville’s 31-13 win over Miami was the performance of his defensive unit, a unit that returned only four starters from last season. The goals of a defensive unit are pretty straightforward: Don’t allow the other team...
Via Louisville Card Game
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Al Golden's Hot Seat May Be Getting Really Hot, Real Soon

On Monday night, the Louisville Cardinals hosted the Miami Hurricanes in the first ever game for the Cardinals in the ACC. It was a night full of expectations, hype and excitement for Louisville as they began a new era in their football program history. They not only started their ACC football schedule, but they welcomed back former Head Coach Bobby Petrino.The Cardinals lived up...
Via Football Nation
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami-Louisville: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The one thing Bobby Petrino can do is coach a football team. Despite the fact the “new” coach of the Louisville Cardinals had to deal with finding replacements for Teddy Bridgewater on offense and Calvin Pryor and Marcus Smith, the Cardinals looked part as the better team on Monday night, beating the Hurricanes of Miami for the second consecutive game in a row, winning 31-13...
Via Football Nation
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canes stumble in season opener at Louisville 31-13 in Kaaya’s debut

Key missed opportunities — and an inability to convert on third down under true freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya — cost the Miami Hurricanes dearly in a 31-13 season-opening loss at Louisville on Monday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. On two occasions Miami forced Louisville quarterback Will Gardner to fumble and recovered the ball inside the Cardinals’...
Via CaneInsider
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Record 55,428 see Louisville thump Miami, 31-13

    The atmosphere was electric on an historic night for the University of Louisville, the first game for the football program as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Watterson Expressway was already backed up at the Crittenden Drive exit, an hour before the traffic patrols would arrive and three hours before kickoff. The Green Lot was near capacity, too, except for...
Via Louisville Card Game
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Louisville's Bobby Petrino Remains Undefeated in Season Openers as a Head Coach; Cardinals Beat Miami 31-13

There were some that did not want Bobby Petrino to come back to Lousiville after the way he left, but many more were willing to forget (if not forgive) and did. With the state of the program looking good in spite of Charlie Strong departing for Texas they knew they needed someone that did not need time to acclimate himself to the program and area. Oh--and he had to be a solid coach...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Louisville makes ACC debut with convincing victory over Miami

  Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night. The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and to Bobby Petrino's second coaching stint at the school. Despite...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes lose season opener in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night. The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and to Bobby Petrino's second coaching stint at the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes lose season opener in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night. The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and to Bobby Petrino's second coaching stint at the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chane Behanan To Sign In D-League

Former Louisville forward and NCAA champion Chane Behanan has decided to sign in the NBA Development League and enter its draft, a source told RealGM.After going unselected in June’s NBA Draft, Behanan discussed deals with overseas teams and came close to signing with a club in Germany. In three seasons at Louisville, Behanan, 21, averaged 9.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Louisville vs. Miami: Predicted MVP’s

Photo: David Manning – USA Today New Coaching Staff, new Quarterback, new playbook, new defensive philosophy and a new conference. With all of the “new” around the University of Louisville Football Program, we’re still going to take a stab at the Offensive and Defensive MVP’s. Here are the predictions for the Cardinals vs the Hurricanes. Defense This time last year I took...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes at Louisville Cardinals: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Monday night the final game from the first week of college football will take place as the Miami Hurricanes and Louisville Cardinals face off against one another. This is the return game for Bobby Petrino at Louisville but Miami will have plans of spoiling it much the same way the Cardinals dropped the Hurricanes at the end of last season. These two teams met last year in the...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Luke Hancock Reaches One-Year Deal With Grizzlies

Luke Hancock, a clutch championship shooter at Louisville, has reached agreement on a one-year, league-minimum contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told RealGM. Hancock, 24, went undrafted in June after playing two collegiate years at George Mason and his final two for Rick Pitino. As the Most Outstanding Player in the 2013 NCAA tournament, Hancock propelled Louisville...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC initiation ceremony beckons Louisville football against Miami

Welcome to the Atlantic Coast Conference. For real. A new era begins Monday night for University of Louisville athletics, the first game ever in the ACC for any University of Louisville team in any sport. Appropriate that it would be in football because it was the sport that drove conference realignment, unprecedented changes in the college landscape making it possible for UofL...
Via Louisville Card Game
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UW Volleyball opens 2014 season with sweep of Louisville

In just one season the Wisconsin Badgers volleyball team went from afterthought in the Big Ten to being one of the top teams in the country. After a run to the National Championship game in 2013, the Badgers began 2014 as the No. 6-ranked team in the country. At the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the Badgers didn’t disappoint the pollsters thanks to a sweep of the Louisville Cardinals...
Via Madtown Badgers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville vs. Miami: Three Predictions

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect As we inch closer to the beginning of the 2014 college football season, and the dawn of a new era in Louisville football history – the ACC era, excitement surrounding the program may be at an all-time high. For Louisville’s week 1 opponent, however, things are currently in a state of flux, a transitional period perhaps. After 3 consecutive...
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 days ago  |  Discuss

With DeVante Parker Out, James Quick Has A Big Opportunity To Step Up

Jared Wickerham – Getty Images As Bobby Petrino mentioned on Monday, you can’t simply replace DeVante Parker with just one guy. It’ll take a collective effort from the offensive unit to fill the void that has been left with Parker sidelined. It helps that the wide receiver group is the deepest on the roster, but Parker is capable of making plays that most others can’t. ...
Via The Cardinal Connect
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2014-15 Louisville Basketball Schedule Has Been Released

Photo: Pete Cautilli On Wednesday afternoon the Atlantic Coast Conference released their entire 2014-15 basketball schedule for all league teams. Shortly after, the University of Louisville released the finalized scheduled for the upcoming season. With the  ACC being as loaded as it is along with having to face Ohio State, Kentucky, Minnesota and Indiana, this will be one of the...
Via The Cardinal Connect
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Players Are Pissed That Louisville Ran The Score Up On Them Last Season

Photo: Pete Cautilli For the first time in the history of the program, the Louisville football team will open the season against the same opponent that they closed the previous season with. Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals destroyed the Miami Hurricanes 36-9 in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 28. A little over eight months later, the two seams are set to meet again as...
Via The Cardinal Connect
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 days 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
7 days 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...
Via The Cardinal Connect
7 days 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...
Via The Cardinal Connect
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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