LOUISVILLE CARDINALS NEWS

Lorenzo Mauldin Overcome With Emotion After NFL Dream Becomes Reality

Photo: Pete CautilliFormer Louisville defensive end/linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin is one of the more beloved Cardinals in recent years, in my opinion. Lozo’s life before Louisville has been well documented over the past four years. He grew up bouncing around to a total of 16 foster homes, but he managed to find success on the football field. After a stellar high school career, Mauldin...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Record Number 10 Former Cardinals Were Selected In The 2015 NFL Draft

Photo: Pete CautilliThe University of Louisville football program was represented in a major way during this year’s NFL Draft. A record number of ten former Cardinals heard their name called in the 2015 Draft. Four former Cardinals didn’t get drafted, but have since signed free agent contracts. Florida State is the only school to have more players drafted over the weekend. 1st...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

New crop of Louisville players headed to NFL

Post from: When a team has 10 players selected in the National Football League draft, that team has lost a ton of talent. In this case, an all-time record for the University of Louisville The number of UofL players drafted is second highest among the nation’s college football programs, right behind Florida State which has 11 players headed to the NFL. The order in which they were...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Louisville TE Gerald Christian Was Mr. Irrelevant Of The 2015 NFL Draft

Christian caught 10 touchdowns in his college career Each year, the final player selected in the NFL Draft is given the title of “Mr. Irrelevant.” It may sound like a slap in the face, but the nickname was created all in good fun and many players who receive the designation wear it with pride. This year’s Mr. Irrelevant was Louisville tight end Gerald Christian. A one-time...
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Mr. Irrelevant: Louisville TE Christian last pick in draft

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The 10th Louisville Cardinal chosen in the NFL draft earned the title ''Mr. Irrelevant.'' With the 256th - and last - pick of the three-day draft, the Arizona Cardinals chose tight end Gerald Christian. He will be the guest of honor for a weeklong celebration in Newport Beach, California, next month. At the event, Christian will be presented with the Lowsman Trophy...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

TE Gerald Christian is 2015's Mr. Irrelevant

The Arizona Cardinals have selected Louisville TE Gerald Christian with the 256th, and final, pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. With the selection, Christian earns the moniker “Mr. Irrelevant”.Mr. Irrelevant is a nickname that has been used for the last player picked in the draft for decades. The first player to earn this nickname was wide receiver Kelvin Kirk in 1976. Kirk was drafted...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars select Louisville's Sample in 4th round of NFL draft

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Louisville safety James Sample with the fifth pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday. Jacksonville traded down one spot, swapping picks with the Jets, and took Sample. The 6-foot-2, 209-pound Sample started his college career at Washington, transferred to American River Junior College and then led the Cardinals...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five Former Louisville Cardinal Have Been Selected So Far In The NFL Draft

Photo: Pete CautilliThree former Louisville Cardinals heard their name called on Thursday evening during the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. One former Cardinal has been selected during Saturday’s fourth round. Former offensive lineman Jamon Brown was the first Cardinal off of the board during the third round. Brown, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound, offensive lineman was taken by the...
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Teddy Bridgewater calling ‘Riders Up’ at Kentucky Derby

Former Louisville Cardinals star and current Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will be in attendance for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. However, when Bridgewater is at Churchill Downs, he will be doing more than simply enjoying the race. As it turns out, Teddy Bridgewater will have the honor of calling “riders up” prior to the official post time of 6...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lawyer: Cleared of rape charge, ex-Cards guard Jones hopes to revive career

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Former University of Louisville star player Chris Jones is hoping to resurrect his basketball career after he was cleared of allegations that he sexually assaulted two women at a party near campus. A grand jury in Louisville declined Wednesday to indict the sharp-shooting guard on rape and sodomy charges stemming from the Feb. 22 incident. Two other men were also...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Louisville basketball player cleared of rape charge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Former University of Louisville star player Chris Jones is hoping to resurrect his basketball career after he was cleared of allegations that he sexually assaulted two women at a party near campus. A grand jury in Louisville declined Wednesday to indict the sharp-shooting guard on rape and sodomy charges stemming from the Feb. 22 incident. Two other men were...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Jones Will Not Be Indicted On Rape Charges

A grand jury has decided that Louisville Cardinals guard Chris Jones and friends Tyvon Walker and Jalen Tilford will not be indicted on rape and sodomy charges, according to Andrew Wolfson of the Courier-Journal. Jones plead not guilty to the charges back in February. Shortly beforehand, he was kicked off the team. Jones was also suspended from the team earlier in February for...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Grand jury clears ex-Louisville guard Jones on rape, sodomy charges

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Former Louisville basketball player Chris Jones was cleared on rape and sodomy charges Wednesday by a grand jury. The decision came two months after Jones was arrested on allegations that he and two other men sexually assaulted two women, ages 19 and 20, at a party at an off-campus apartment. Jones was initially charged with two counts of rape and two counts of...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Future Cardinal Raymond Spalding Will Compete For Kentucky Boys All Star Team

Photo: Chris HumphreyFuture Louisville Cardinal Raymond Spalding has been selected to play for the 2015 Boys Kentucky-All Star team. Spalding was a two-time first team All State perofmer for the Trinity Shamrocks. Trinity was ranked No. 1 in the state before losing in the Seventh Region semifinals. “Ray is a diamond in the rough,” Rick Pitino said of Spalding in UofL’s signing...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia Recruiting: 2016 DB Baylen Buchanan, “…I could definitely see myself playing for that defense”

Baylen Buchanan (Suwanee, GA) has been committed to the Louisville Cardinals since last summer, but heavy interest from his home state Georgia Bulldogs has him thinking a bit harder about where he’ll decide to play at the next level. “…I… Read more → The post Georgia Recruiting: 2016 DB Baylen Buchanan, “…I could definitely see myself playing for that defense” appeared...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Star Swing-man Will Visit Louisville Next Month

Photo: PlayMaker MixtapesRick Pitino’s staff was hard at work this weekend on the recruiting trail. The Louisville staff was represented at multiple different AAU events in Indiana and Kentucky. There are dozens of prospects from the 2016 class that Louisville is expressing interest in. One prospect that is receiving heavy intrest from UofL is V.J. King, a 6-foot-6, small forward...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Former Cardinals Listed In NFL.com’s Top 140 Draft Prospects

Photo: Getty ImagesIt’s hard to believe that the NFL Draft is just days away. this year’s draft is expected to be loaded with former Louisville Cardinals. DeVante Parker is the only player likely to be taken in the first round, but multiple former Cards will likely hear their name called throughout the entire draft. Gil Brandt of NFL.com recently published his “Hot 100 + 40...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Maverick Rowan’s Recruitment Took An Interesting Turn On Friday Night

Photo: Kelly KlineWith Trey Lewis and Damion Lee now on board for Louisville Hoops, Rick Pitino still has one scholarship to fill for the 2015-16 season. The one name being mentioned the most over the past few days has been four star recruit Maverick Rowan. The Florida native has been a top target for Pitino’s staff for nearly a year. Rowan is currently a member of the 2016 class...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Epic Collision at First Base During Louisville-Cincinnati Game Sends Players Flying

When you think of epic hits in a baseball you picture a home run crashing in to someone's windshield in the parking lot, but that was not the case during a recent game between the Louisville Cardinals and Cincinnati Bearcats. Louisville's Devin Hairston was trying to leg out a bunt he had laid down. Cincinnati infielder Kyle Mottice was just trying to cover the bag. The two met...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

From Rebuild to Reload: Pitino Turns a Potential Lost Year into Something Brighter

Photo: Dennis NettAfter the heart-wrenching loss to Michigan State, Louisville fans were reminded that the 2015-16 season was unlikely to be something to look forward to. While the promise of one of Rick Pitino’s best recruiting classes ever was exciting, there was a mutual understanding that making the tournament for the first time in a few years was not a given. The Cardinals...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino: Without Lee & Lewis, We’d Be In Rebuilding Mode

Photos: Getty ImagesLouisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino has been a very busy man in recent weeks. Pitino and his staff have been working tirelessly on the recruiting trail, however not the typical trail that they’re used to. Over the past few weeks, the Louisville staff has been observing the graduate transfer market. The first two players that Pitino targeted were Cleveland...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Trey Lewis Already Has Nicknames For He & Damion Lee

Rick Pitino and the Louisville basketball program announced some big time news on Thursday morning. Damion Lee, the best available transfer in college hoops has signed with Louisville and will join the roster for next season. Lee is the second transfer to sign with the Cardinals, joining Cleveland State transfer Trey Lewis who announced earlier this month that he’ll finish his...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Comments On Louisville Adding Coveted Transfer G Damion Lee

Louisville’s 2015-16 men’s basketball team got a lot better this morning, as the Cardinals received a commitment from coveted graduate transfer guard Damion Lee.  Lee, who played at Drexel for three seasons – averaging more than 20 points a game last season – has graduated and will be eligible to play immediately next season.  Shortly following the news of the commitment...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Official; Ralph Willard Will Rejoin Rick Pitino’s Staff

Photo: Associated PressNews broke last week that Louisville assistant Wyking Jones was expected to leave and accept the same position on Cuonzo Martin’s staff at California. Former Louisville assistant Ralph Willard was rumored for fill the void in Rick Pitino’s staff. Prior to Thursday morning’s press conference, UofL officially confirmed that Willard will in fact join the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Louisville Lands Top Transfer Target Damion Lee

The Louisville Cardinals, an Elite Eight squad this past year, will be much-improved in 2015-2016. Just two weeks after landing coveted transfer Trey Lewis from Cleveland State, the program has struck again. Thursday morning, Louisville secured the services of transfer Damion Lee from Drexel. Scout’s Evan Daniels broke the news, and minutes later, Lee himself confirmed it on his...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss
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