LOUISVILLE RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Burgess Signs With The Miami Dolphins

Former Louisville Cardinal linebacker James Burgess Jr. didn’t hear his name called during any of the seven rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft. Burgess was projected by many to be a sixth or seventh round choice. The Miami native didn’t receive an invite to the NFL Draft Combine, but he had a great showing at […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Airport Gets Cardinal Basketball Makeover

It appears that the Louisville International Airport has received some updated Louisville Cardinal banners. The UofL men’s basketball Instagram account shared this photo on Wednesday afternoon featuring Donovan Mitchell. Welcome to Louisville – Where Cardinals Fly! #L1C4 #GoCards @spidadmitchell #ACC A photo posted by UofLMBB (@uoflmbb) on Apr 20, 2016 at 6:28am PDT The previous […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
12 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Dual Threat Quarterback Commits To Louisville

On Tuesday evening we learned that three-star dual threat quarterback Malik Cunningham had named Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals the leader in his recruitment. Just four days later, the Alabama native verbally committed to the University of Louisville. BLESSED🐔⚫️🙏🏾🔴 pic.twitter.com/ej4YVyCpBE — 〽️ALIK™ (@MalikMalikc10) April 16, 2016 Cunningham...
Via The Cardinal Connect
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville football fans party, celebrate spring and Lamar Jackson

Post from: Crystal clear, sunny, 75 degrees, perfect day for the University of Louisville spring football game. Celebrating spring, reuniting with old friends, enjoying no parking restrictions, packing the Green and Bronze lots, parking as close to the tunnel as possible. More than 16,000 fans on hand at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Saturday. More than ready for some football...
Via Louisville Card Game
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Preview: DT Sheldon Rankins

The Sports Quotient’s annual Draft Preview series returns! Over the course of the 10 weeks leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, we will take a look at the top NFL prospects at each position. This week, we focus is on the defensive line. Today we will look at Sheldon Rankins out of Louisville. Collegiate Career Louisville defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins breakout year came in...
Via The Sports Quotient
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Stadium expansion fund raising going well, thanks

Post from: The natural target date for the expansion of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium has always been September 2019 when the University of Louisville and Notre Dame football team are scheduled to collide at PJCS. Count on UofL making that happen, possibly a year sooner. Vice President of Athletics Tom Jurich said Thursday that UofL has raised approximately $20 million. That...
Via Louisville Card Game
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Papa John’s stadium expansion fundraising going well

The natural target date for the expansion of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium has always been September 2019 when the University of Louisville and Notre Dame football team are scheduled to collide at PJCS. Count on UofL making that happen, possibly a year sooner. Vice President of Athletics Tom Jurich said Thursday that UofL has raised approximately $20 million. That’s $12 million...
Via Louisville Card Game
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville, Petrino agree on 7-year, $30.625 million deal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville coach Bobby Petrino has agreed to a new seven-year, $30.625 million contract through 2023 that could pay an annual base salary of $4.375 million if incentives are met. Athletic director Tom Jurich announced earlier this spring that he would work with Petrino to renogiate his contract. The 55-year-old coach is 58-18 in two stints with the Cardinals...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Petrino, Louisville agree to 7-year, $30.625 million deal

There has been plenty of buzz that the Louisville Cardinals and Bobby Petrino were working on a new deal. On Thursday morning, that buzz turned to official news as the university announced a new contract for the head football coach. Despite just going 17-9 in his two years and earning consecutive third-place finishes in the division, Petrino was deserving of a seven-year, $30.625...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Check Out Where Damion Lee & Chinanu Onuaku Are Appearing In Mock Draft’s

The Louisville Cardinal Basketball program has at least one former player who could hear his name called in the upcoming 2016 NBA Draft. With Damion Lee’s college career coming to an end, the former Cardinal star will now look for his best opportunity as a professional. Sophomore Chinanu Onuaku entered his name in the draft and […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kade McClure on mound for Louisville against UK

Post from: The baseball game between the universities of Louisville and Kentucky at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday has taken on more significance since the game was postponed last week. UofL has dropped to sixth from fifth in the rankings while UK has moved up to ninth from 13th in the rankings, according to College Baseball Newspaper. Not that the rivalry needed any more stoking. These teams...
Via Louisville Card Game
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Quarterback Malik Cunningham Names Louisville As His Leader

Two weeks ago Malik Cunningham, a three-star quarterback out of Alabama, dropped a top eight schools with some very impressive programs. He’s not quite ready to commit to one of them, but tonight on Twitter he revealed the program that is currently standing out above the rest: the Louisville Cardinals. Louisville is my new leader #carnation —ALIK(@MalikMalikc10) April 13, 2016...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino defends Louisville as March Madness continues without Cardinals

Louisville and head coach Rick Pitino are accustomed to preparing for NCAA tournament games this time of year, but this year Pitino is busy defending his program in the public eye while it sits home watching from afar while serving a self-imposed one-year postseason ban as the NCAA continues to investigate the program. Appearing in an interview on ESPN’s Mike & Mike morning...
Via The Comeback
March 15, 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

Charlie Strong involved in Louisville booster’s divorce case

University of Louisville trustee member Jonathan Blue is going through a divorce, and the former head coach of the Cardinals football team has found himself involved with the proceedings. WDRB reports that Blue’s attorney, Ann Oldfather, has asked a judge to compel Charlie Strong to testify in Blue’s divorce case with wife Tracy Blue. Blue’s lawyer has labeled Strong a ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 21, 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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