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Anton Gill Ready For An Increased Role In His Sophomore Season

Photo: Petey Cautilli Louisville sophomore guard Anton Gill was the first original member of Rick Pitino’s 2013 recruiting class. Unfortunately, of the five signees, only Akoy Agau played less than Gill last season. Gill, a Raleigh, N.C. native, was highly regarded during his prep career and was tabbed as a five star prospect by Scout.com. Unfortunately for Gill, Louisville’s...
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Georgia State’s Kevin Ware suffers high ankle sprain

Georgia State men's basketball player suffered a high ankle sprain in practice and will miss an undisclosed amount of time. Ware transferred from Louisville during the offseason and is expected to be a starter for the Panthers, the defending Sun Belt champions. He has two years of eligibility.
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Louisville’s Devante Parker Shows No Rust in Return, and Other ACC notes

A broken bone in his left foot cost Louisville star wide receiver DeVante Parker almost two months of action, including seven games of his senior season. Parker proved his health is no longer an issue Saturday and made up for lost time, taking a quick slant on the second play from scrimmage for 37 yards to make his presence felt. A potential first-round prospect in the 2015 class...
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Terry Rozier Transitioning From Rookie To Veteran In Just One Year

Photo: Petey Cautilli No player on this year’s Louisville basketball roster will have to make a bigger transition than sophomore guard Terry Rozier. The Cleveland native had a solid freshman campaign, but it was difficult for Rozier to show just how good he was due to the fact that he was playing behind a consensus first team All American. Rozier played in every game last season...
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Photo Gallery From The Louisville Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon

Photo: Jacob Zimmer – ZymagePhotos.com The University of Louisville basketball program had their annual tip-off luncheon on Monday afternoon at the downtown Louisville Marriott. Each player was introduced followed by a positive speech from head coach Rick Pitino. Photographer extraordinaire Jacob Zimmer was on hand and got some great shots of the event. You can check out all of...
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Anas Mahmoud Isn’t Your Typical 7-Footer

Photo: Pete Cautilli Louisville freshman Anas Mahmoud isn’t your typical 7-footer. Mahmoud has already been tabbed as “The Big Egyptian” by Rick Pitino and although he’s big in stature, his style of play isn’t like your average big man. Throughout his recruitment, West Oaks High School head coach Shaun Wiseman said multiple times that he expects Mahmoud to play power forward...
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Lorenzo Mauldin Reportedly Had An RMI On Sunday For Injury During NC State Game

Photo: Petey Cautilli During the third quarter of Saturday’s game against North Carolina State, Louisville senior linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin went down with what appeared to be a serious injury. Mauldin was helped off of the field by the training staff. After evaluating his injury on the sidelines, Mauldin went with the trainers to the locker room and didn’t return. Bobby Petrino...
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Rick Pitino Says Louisville Football Will Beat Florida State Next Week

Photo: Pete Cautilli The Louisville basketball program had their annual tip-off luncheon on Monday afternoon at the Downtown Marriott. Each member of the team other than Mangok Mathiang (class) and Akoy Agau (sick) were introduced, following by a press conference from Rick Pitino. Over the years the luncheons have been pretty routine. In the past we’ve seen players step to the...
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Rick Pitino Predicts Louisville Win Over FSU

What's Rick Pitino supposed to do, not predict Louisville is going to beat FSU?
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A Closer Look At Louisville Football’s Gray Helmets For The Florida State Game

When Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals storm on to the field at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium next Thursday to face the defending National Champions they’ll be sporting some new swag. The folks at UofL announced last month that the football team will wear new adidas TECHFIT uniforms for the Oct. 30 home game against Florida State. We’ve seen plenty of photo’s of...
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New faces, new roles at Louisville scrimmage

Russ Smith, Luke Hancock and Stephan Van Treese have moved on, taking with them all their experience, all those record-setting wins, including two Final Four appearances and a national championship. Basketball is back at the University of Louisville, with a lot of new faces at Sunday’s Red-White Scrimmage. So many of them at both ends of the court, making a printed copy of the...
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Minnesota's Richard Pitino isn't his father -- but he has the same aspirations

MINNEAPOLIS – The morning had started early for Richard Pitino. For him, mornings usually do. You could say he comes by it honestly, learning from his famous – and famously workaholic – father just how early the bird has to wake up to get the worm. It was the middle of the September recruiting season for the 32-year-old, second-year head coach of the Minnesota Gophers, and...
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Louisville 30 – NC State 18: Photo Gallery

Photo: Petey Cautilli Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals became bowl eligible on Saturday by getting their sixth win of the 2014 season. With a 30-18 win over NC State, the Cards move to 6-2 on the season and 4-2 in ACC play. Here is The Cardinal Connect photo gallery from the game. All photos were taken by staff photographer Petey Cautilli. ...
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Highlights From Louisville Hoops’ First Red & White Scrimage

Rick Pitino and the Louisville Basketball program had their first of two preseason red-white scrimmages on Sunday afternoon at the KFC Yum! Center. The white squad featuring Montrezl Harrell & Chris Jones knocked off Terry Rozier & Wayne Blackshear’s red team. Click here to read out post-game report. Below you’ll find highlights from the scrimmage. Highlights from...
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Harrell & Jones Lead The White Team In Intrasquad Scrimmage Win

Photo: Petey Cautilli Cardinals fans got their first chance to see Rick Pitino’s 2014-15 team in action on Sunday afternoon in the first of two red and white scrimmages. You can see the rosters for each team in the box score below. Rick Pitino said prior to tip-off that when Montrezl Harrell and Chris Jones are on the same team, they haven’t lost a scrimmage. That was exactly...
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Video: Charles Gaines & Will Gardner Discuss The Win Over NC State

Cornerback Charles Gaines and quarterback Will Gardner were two of the handful of Louisville football players that were made available to the media following Saturday’s 30-18 win over North Carolina State. Gaines discussed the defense taking somewhat of a step back as they allowed their first touchdown in over a month. He also talked about the progress that the offense is making...
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Louisville tries to mix 6 freshmen with 5 starters

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Starting over has created an urgency that Louisville coach Rick Pitino hasn't experienced in a few years. The Cardinals return five starters from a team that finished 31-6 and reached the NCAA Midwest Region semifinals, but must replace the scoring and leadership voids left by guard Russ Smith and perimeter threat Luke Hancock. ''We want to rebuild...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 30 – Donovan Mitchell

30. Donovan MITCHELL Height: 6’-3” Weight: 180 Position: SG High School (State): Brewster Academy (NH) Club Team (Affiliation): The City (Under Armour) Commitment: Louisville Cardinals Breakdown: Mitchell was unquestionably one of the summer’s fastest rising prospects, due to his athleticism and scoring ability. His profile blew up while playing for his grassroots team, The City, ...
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Hopeful things in Louisville’s 30-18 win over NC State

Some significant steps forward during a football game in which the University of Louisville appeared to make a 30-18 win over North Carolina State more challenging than the crowd of 50,502 expected . Just getting DeVante Parker back on the field would have been a plus, but he was back to his old form, confident, smooth and more than capable, pulling in a Will Gardner pass in full...
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Louisville 30 – NC State 18: Cards Get Big Boost From Parker & Dyer

Andy Lyons – Getty Images For the fifth consecutive season the Louisville football program is bowl eligible. Bobby Petrino and the Cardinals got their sixth win of the season on Saturday afternoon as they defeated North Carolina State, 30-18. For a month straight each of our post game write-up’s started the exact same way. The defense was outstanding and the offense continuously...
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Pick 6: Six takeaways from Louisville’s 30-18 win over NC State

Let’s make this quick because there is still a lot of football to be watched. Michael Dyer won the Wheel of RBs and took advantage. In the ever-evolving rotation of running backs it was Michael Dyer’s turn today. No one had any clue this would be his day. In fact, earlier this week many wondered if we would see Dyer at all the rest of the year. We saw him today and we saw him...
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Louisville survives North Carolina State 30-18

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Michael Dyer rushed for 173 yards, including a game-sealing 46-yard touchdown run with 44 seconds remaining, and Louisville held off North Carolina State 30-18 on Saturday. The Wolfpack (4-4, 0-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) drew within 23-18 on Jacoby Brissett's 21-yard touchdown pass to David J. Grinnage with 2:21 remaining, but the 2-point conversion pass...
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Video: Montrezl Harrell NBA Scouting Video

Photo: DraftExpress.com Louisville junior power forward Montrezl Harrell surprised a lot of people when he decided to return for another collegiate season despite being projected to be taken in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft. Needless to say, this was a pleasant surprise for Louisville fans. With the 2014-15 college basketball season quickly approaching, the folks at DraftExpress...
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Video: Louisville vs. NC State Preview

Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals will take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday afternoon. Here is our preview of the week eight match-up. Louisville vs. North Carolina State Preview from The Cardinal Connect on Vimeo.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville vs. North Carolina State: Three Predictions

Photo: Pete Cautilli Alright, back to logical predictions. NC State strolls into Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium having lost 3 straight and having suspended 7 players, including their 1st and 4th leading tacklers (linebacker Jerod Fernandez and safety Josh Jones). The Cards are coming off a loss as well, but it’s hard to suggest they don’t have more momentum going than the Wolfpack...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss
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