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Antonio Blakeney Says Rick Pitino Is Still Showing Him That He’s A Top Priority

Photo: Orlando Sentinel Five star scoring guard Antonio Blakeney has been top target for Rick Pitino and his coaching staff for well over a year now. Apparently that hasn’t changed despite picking up two commitments from the 2015 class within the past week.  In a matter of six days, Rick Pitino reeled in five star swingman Deng Adel and four star power forward Raymond Spalding...
Via The Cardinal Connect
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Photo: Maker’s Mark Will Produce A Special Bourbon Bottle For Louisville AD Tom Jurich

Maker’s Mark has made special limited-edition bottles of bourbon for two people within Louisville’s athletics department: head basketball coach Rick Pitino, and former head football coach Charlie Strong. Now, Maker’s Mark has decided to add another person to its line of special Louisville bottles in Director of Athletics Tom Jurich. Jurich bottle pic.twitter.com/sdbHFAN1s4...
Via College Spun
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The Third Commemorative Markers Mark Bottle Will Feature Tom Jurich & The ACC

Photo | @KKCards The third and final edition of the University of Louisville Commemorative Markers Mark bottles are expected to go on sale later this week. The third bottle will feature UofL athletic director Tom Jurich and the Atlantic Coast Conference. Former football coach Charlie Strong was featured on the first bottle in 2012 while basketball coach Rick Pitino was featured on...
Via The Cardinal Connect
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Montrezl Harrell Says He’d Play A Defensive Possession For Bobby Petrino

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect Thanks to the folks at CardsTV, the Louisville Cardinal basketball junkies have gotten a small fix over the summer. In the past few weeks, UofL has uploaded brief interviews with a couple of the players to the CardsTV YouTube account. Earlier this month we heard from Wayne Blackshear and on Tuesday morning an interview with Montrezl Harrell...
Via The Cardinal Connect
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Bobby Petrino talks at ACC Media Days

By all accounts, it was a great day for Louisville's old/new head football coach, who answered any and all questions honestly and effectively. Here's the transcript from his time at the podium, via ASAP Sports. Q.  With this being the first year in the league, what do you think that your goals and expectations of this football team should be? BOBBY PETRINO:  Well, we...
Via SCACC Hoops
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Louisville looks to continue winning ways, give ACC 'encore'

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Over the last two seasons, the Louisville Cardinals have gone 23-3 overall and have earned a trip to the Sugar Bowl, where they smoked Florida 33-23. Nevertheless, very few college football fans and media have given them credit of being a dominant football team. Of course, that's what happens when you play in the lesser leagues like the American Athletic Conference...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
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Mark Stoops sabotages UofL-UK Governor’s Cup event

Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops won’t be attending the annual Governor’s Cup Luncheon in Louisville on Wednesday, indicating that he couldn’t spare a full day away from his fledgling program. Whatever the reason, his reluctance to participate puts Stoops in a bad light, with little regard for the UofL vs. UK rivalry or the organizers of the annual event.  Poor manners...
Via Louisville Card Game
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Terell Floyd Will Move From Cornerback To Safety

Kevin Cox | Getty Images To my knowledge, there wasn’t any ground breaking news reported at day one of the ACC Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C. on Sunday. In my opinion, the biggest takeaway was learning of a position change on the Louisville defense. When speaking to Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal, senior defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin broke the news that senior defensive back Terell...
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Deng Adel Says Louisville Was The Best Fit For Him

Photo | adidas With it being mid-July, the recruiting circuit is in fully swing and there are tons of names to keep up with. That said, one name that Louisville fans are very familiar with is Deng Adel. The Australian swing-man gave Louisville a verbal commitment last week after Rick Pitino and his staff made it very clear that Adel was the overall top target for the Cards in the...
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ACC media days features ice cream bar

ACC media days gives reporters the chance to score priceless interviews with key players and coaches throughout the multiple day event. But the best thing about it may be the ice cream social that the conference busted out on the first day of media days on Sunday.Seen in the photo above is Louisville defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin pretending to chow down on one of his unlimited scoops...
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University of Louisville no brainer for Ray Spalding

Home grown talent is always the best possible situation, local players having extra incentive to win. Ray Spalding ended the speculation Sunday, letting everybody know he has committed to pursue his college career at the University of Louisville. He’s the second four-star basketball player from the community to commit to Hometown U in the past two years. Spalding a 6-f00t-9, 200...
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Louisville welcomed to its new home at ACC Football Kickoff

Louisville is at its first ACC Football Kickoff as a member of the ACC. Card Chronicle is here to capture it all. At last year's ACC Football Kickoff, Louisville was only an announced, future member of the conference. This year, they're in. I'm here in Greensboro for Card Chronicle, taking in Louisville's first appearance at the preseason media get together. It was...
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Raymond Spalding makes hometown pledge to Louisville

Head coach Rick Pitino is loading up on big men as he prepares his Louisville Cardinals to go to war in the ACC. After landing four players taller than 6′-9″ in their 2014 recruiting class, the Cardinals have a second forward committed for 2015. Raymond Spalding, a 6′-9″ power forward from Trinity (KY), committed to the ...
Via Hoopniks
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Watch Live: DeVante Parker & Lorenzo Mauldin At The ACC Kickoff

Photo | @UofLFootball The Atlantic Coast Conference’s Media Day, AKA the “ACC Kickoff,” is currently underway in Greensboro, N.C. Players from each team in the league will be speaking to the media today, while the coaches will take the podium on Monday. Louisville senior’s DeVante Parker and Lorenzo Mauldin will both speak to the media at 5:30 PM EST. See link below to stream...
Via The Cardinal Connect
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Trinity’s Ray Spalding Has Verbally Committed To Louisville

Photo | 247Sports.com At this time last week, the Louisville basketball program didn’t yet have a commitments from the 2015 class. In a week’s time, Rick Pitino has landed verbal pledges from two of the top prospects in the country. Five star swing-man Deng Adel informed the staff of his commitment this past Monday and earlier this afternoon, Louisville native Ray Spalding ...
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Around the Rim in the ACC: Here Come the Cardinals

Send to KindleRick Pitino is the latest in a myriad of Hall of Fame coaches to check into the ACC cage wars. Louisville became a full member on July 1. Courtesy Louisville Athletics Check out what’s happening above the rim in the ACC since the NCAA Tournament ended in April. Here Come the Cardinals The ACC is, by and large, a conference noted for it’s basketball, so that’s...
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Tough decision leads Robert Clark from UofL to Samford

Robert Clark, who would have been a senior wide receiver on the University of Louisville football team, is transferring, taking his talents to Samford University.  He could be missed because he’s a talented receiver with good hands and great speed. Clark, remember, transferred to UofL along with Gerald Christian, another wide receiver from the University of Florida in 2011...
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Louisville Football Media Guide Depth Chart

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect At 11 AM on Thursday morning, Louisville head football coach Bobby Petrino met with the media to give an early summer update on his team. The media members were able to get a first glimpse of the 2014 media guide while at the press conference. Here is what it looks like. via @mcmichael20 For the most part, I’d say this is about what I expected...
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Black look is back, UofL football releases media guide

The media guide is out for the University of Louisville football program, featuring all-black uniforms on the cover so I guess we’re going to be seeing a lot of black this year. Media Guide in PDF format Personally my favorite was always the black uniforms with the white helmets, a very distinctive look, good guy look. The all black approach reminds me too much of Cincinnati and...
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ESPN Says Terry Rozier Could Be Taken In The First Round Of The 2015 Draft

  Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect It’s been well noted that Louisville sophomore to be Terry Rozier has made quite a name for himself this summer. Rozier was one of the top performers at both the Kyrie Irving Elite Point Guard Camp and the Lebron James Skills Academy. Not only is Rozier being regarded as one of the top players in the country, he’s now being tabbed as a...
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Louisville Junior Defensive End Sheldon Rankins Prime For A Breakout Season

Andy Lyons | Getty Images The Louisville football program lost quite a bit on the defensive line due to graduation. Sack specialist Lorenzo Mauldin returns, but, veterans Brandon Dunn, Marcus Smith and Roy Philon gone will have to be replaced. Junior defensive end Sheldon Rankins has played since his freshman season in 2012, but due to the bulk of veterans ahead of him, he hasn...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Add Shooting Guard Prince Ali To The List Of 2015 Recruits With An Offer From Louisville

Kelly Kline | Under Armour Rick Pitino and his entire staff were extremely busy during the first open evaluation period last week. The staff traveled across the country touching base with their top targets in the 2015 class and evaluating prospect in the 2016 and 2017 classes. Rising sophomores and juniors were initially expected to be the only ones to land scholarship offers last...
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Will DeVante Parker Lead The ACC In Receiving? NFL.com Thinks So

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect With football season quickly approaching, the folks at NFL.com are giving their prediction for which players will lead each conference in each statistical category. It should came as no surprise that they’re predicting DeVante Parker to lead the ACC in receiving yards. NFL.com ACC Predictions Passing yards: FSU QB Jameis Winston Rushing yards...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Standout small forward Deng Adel to Louisville

The Louisville Cardinals started their 2015 class on Monday by landing a verbal commitment from 6′-7″ forward Deng Adel, of Victory Rock Prep (FL). Adel is solidly a top 35 player in the 2015 class nationally, and unquestionably one of the top 10 small forwards. The news of Adel’s pledge was reported by multiple recruiting outlets. ...
Via Hoopniks
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals land first 2015 basketball commitment in Adel

The University of Louisville basketball team received its first recruiting commitment in the 2015 class on Monday night from five-star wing Deng Adel, who was arguably the Cardinals’ top target at his position. Adel, a 6-foot-7 player from Victory Rock Prep School in Bradenton, Fla., is ranked the No. 18 player in the 2015 class by Scout.com. He averaged 22 points and eight rebounds...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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