LOUISVILLE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Highlights: Louisville Target Romeo Langford Having A Big Spring

When you’ve got a top five overall player in your backyard, you waste no time in making that player a top priority. That is exactly what Rick Pitino and his staff done with New Albany, Indiana, native Romeo Langford. The 6-foot-4, 170-pound, guard has been on Louisville’s radar for quite some time and picked up […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cards Enter ACC Tournament On 9 Game Winning Streak

The 5th ranked University of Louisville baseball team is on fire, entering this week’s ACC tournament on a 9 game winning streak. The Cardinals, who finished the regular season 46-10 overall and 22-8 in conference play, earned the #2 overall seed, finishing one game back of 3 rd ranked Miami. Download the PDF file . The Cards, […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Louisville vs. Wake Forest Baseball Highlights (May 21, 2016)

Louisville vs. Wake Forest: The No. 5 Cardinals wrapped up the regular season with a 9-4 win over Wake Forest. It was the Cards 9th straight win and tied the school record for wins in a regular season with 46. Brendan McKay drilled a 3-run home run in the 7th inning to break a 3-3 tie, and the Cardinals tacked on 3 insurance runs in the 8th. Kyle Funkhouser pitched well, striking...
Via ACC Digital Network
2 days ago

WATCH: Louisville Football: Petrino & Jurich Building A Powerhouse

Louisville Football: The Cardinals' football program is on the rise thanks to athletics director Tom Jurich and head coach Bobby Petrino. Jeff Fischel dives into the Louisville football program to analyze the rise of the Cardinals with the two leaders.
Via ACC Digital Network
3 days ago

Photo: Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell Says The Cardinals Are Better Than Duke

No college basketball team is currently receiving more love than Duke.  The Blue Devils, a likely unanimous preseason No. 1 for the 2016-17 season, added to their ridiculous amount of depth on Thursday, receiving a commitment from 2016 five-star center Marques Bolden. Duke now has the No. 1 recruiting class in the country to go with Grayson Allen, Amile Jefferson and others.  Coach...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino expects Chinanu Onuaku to stay in NBA Draft

The Louisville Cardinals seemed to be on the right track to make a run in the NCAA Tournament last season before a self-imposed postseason ban. They will get the chance to exact some revenge during the 2016-17 season, but they may be without key big man Chinanu Onuaku. Onuaku has already declared for the NBA Draft, but he has until mid-June to decide if he wants to withdraw his...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino wanted Onuaku to get better, Onuaku wants to go NBA

Post from: “Onuaku wants to go pro. He had a good combine. I would say he’ll stay in draft.” The candid assessment on whether Chinanu Onuaku would return to the University of Louisville was coming from Coach Rick Pitino in an interview with Terry Meiners on WHAS Radio on Monday. The coach originally thought Onuku would go through the process, identify some weaknesses and come...
Via Louisville Card Game
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville baseball reclaims lead in Atlantic Division

Post from: Nick Solak would hit his third home run over the left field fence in the first inning but it wasn’t setting the tone for the University of Louisville baseball team against North Carolina State on Friday. Runs would be hard to come by for the Cardinals but next to impossible for the visiting Wolf Pack against UofL lefthander Brendan McKay. The Cardinals would claim...
Via Louisville Card Game
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nevada Offensive Lineman Commits To Louisville

Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinal football program picked up their fourth commitment from the 2017 recruiting class over the weekend. Poutasi Poutasi, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound, offensive lineman from Desert Pines, Nevada, announced his commitment to the UofL football program via his Twitter account on Sunday evening. #TakeFlight17 #L's #GoCardinals 🏆💰🏈 pic.twitter.com...
Via The Cardinal Connect
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals sign kicker who never attempted a FG in college

Jon Brown has certainly taken a few detours on his way to trying to catch a spot on an NFL roster and is one of the more unique stories amongst players trying to make a roster this spring. He played wide receiver in high school but he stuck to his first love, soccer, at Kentucky before eventually transferring to Louisville. It was there he started to receive advice to maybe try...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Final touches being added to UofL’s new Academic Center for Excellence

Post from: The new Thornton’s Center for Academic Excellence at the University of Louisville appeared Monday to be on target to meet its deadline for completion. The Center, located at the south end of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, is scheduled to be done by the end of May, enabling the academic and athletic advisors to get ready for the fall semester.  The 40,000-square...
Via Louisville Card Game
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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
18 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 Associated Press
20 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
20 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
21 days ago  |  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 reveals more self-imposed sanctions

Louisville just released a statement detailing more self-imposed sanctions in the wake of the sex scandal that led to the men's basketball team banning itself from postseason play this season. The Cardinals will lose one official visit each of the next two seasons and be docked a scholarship in 2017-18 and 2018-19. There will also be limitations to how long UL coaches can be on...
Via College Spun
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Former recruits told NCAA about Louisville parties

Louisville’s recruiting scandal took another sharp turn Sunday morning when ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported that three former recruits confirmed Katina Powell’s claims to NCAA investigators back in October and November. Three former Louisville basketball recruits told NCAA investigators they attended stripper parties & had sex at them https://t.co/JKJSz5tT85 — John...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino considering whether he wants to return to Louisville

It’s clear that the Louisville sex scandal has taken a considerable toll on Rick Pitino. The Louisville head coach is so worn down that he apparently plans to consider whether he wants to return next season. Pitino told Yahoo! Sports’s Pat Forde that he anticipates returning, but will consider whether or not the University of Louisville is better off without him. “The probability...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino gave rings to his seniors on Senior Day

Damion Lee and Trey Lewis transferred to Louisville in hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament in their final collegiate seasons, but instead they became two casualties of Louisville’s self-imposed tournament ban. Tuesday night Louisville celebrated senior day, and Rick Pitino made sure to really do it up for the two grad transfers. During the ceremony, he gave them championship...
Via College Spun
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pitt fans taunt Rick Pitino with fake dollar bills

The men's basketball program at Louisville has been under the microscope in recent months after allegations a member of the staff was accused of hiring escorts to dance for and have sex with players emerged. Not surprisingly, fans in opposing arenas have let the Cardinals hear it in regards to the allegations, and Wednesday was no different. Louisville was in Pittsburgh for a meeting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisville sex scandal book on sale...in university bookstore?

Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen by Katina Powell the last book one would expect to find for sale at the University of Louisville bookstore, but evidently that's not the case. The book, written by the Louisville-based madame at the center of Louisville’s sex scandal, was instrumental in breaking the story that eventually led the program to self-impose...
Via College Spun
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino thinks Louisville should be fined $10 million for scandal

Rick Pitino believes the punishments against Louisville for their sex scandal are misdirected and should be targeted at the school rather than the current players. To that end, Pitino would prefer if Louisville were fined an eight-figure sum rather than be banned from postseason play. “My opinion is the school should be fined $10 million,” Pitino told SI’s Seth Davis. “They...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

How Louisville basketball bungled their self-imposed ban

Senior guards Damion Lee and Trey Lewis had never played in an NCAA tournament game their entire careers. Both took advantage of the fifth year graduate transfer rule after last year and committed to the University of Louisville looking for a chance to guide the Cardinals to an NCAA tournament berth and get to live their dreams of playing in March Madness. On Friday February 5...
Via isportsweb.com
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Louisville basketball implements postseason ban

Embroiled in an alleged prostitution scandal, the University of Louisville has reportedly imposed a ban on postseason basketball games for the 18-4 Cardinals. Rick Pitino and his coaching staff told players they only had nine games left, per Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal: “The school informed the team’s players in a meeting early Friday afternoon, a source close to the...
Via Sportsnaut
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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