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Chinanu Onuaku Is Physically Ready To Compete

Photo: Jacob Zimmer During a recent radio interview Rick Pitino stated that 6-foot-10 center Chinanu Onuaku was the only true freshman that the staff thinks is ready to play right now. He went on to say they’re still working with the others, but noted that “Nanu” is definitely physically ready to play right now. When arriving at media day this past weekend, had it not been...
Via The Cardinal Connect
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeVante Parker Listed At No. 19 On Mel Kiper’s Big Board

Photo: Pete Cautilli Louisville star receiver DeVante Parker returned in a major way last Saturday in Louisville’s 30-18 win over NC State. In his first game back since suffering a foot injury in August, Parker tied a career high with 9 receptions and 132 yards. Prior to the injury, Parker was tabbed as one of the top NFL draft prospects at the receiver position. Although he was...
Via The Cardinal Connect
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Restaurant Won’t Sell Crab Legs While Jameis Is In Town

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse of Louisville has informed it’s customers they will not be selling crab legs next weekend while Jameis Winston is in town. Winston will be in town with his team taking on the Louisville Cardinals in an ACC match up. The game is on October 30 at 6:30 PM. Notice to our Louisville diners: Due to FSU & Jameis Winston being in town Thursday Oct,30, crab...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Pearl Says Rick Pitino Is The Toughest Coach He’s Ever Faced

Photo: Butch Dill – AP Bruce Pearl returned to the SEC’s annual basketball media day on Wednesday. Pearl was the head coach at Tennessee from 2005-2011, but was let go after being sanctioned by the NCAA. After a three year hiatus, Pearl was hired to take over the Auburn hoops program in the spring. Pearl attracted a ton of attention from the media members in attendance on Wednesday...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Offensive Lineman Aaron Epps Made The Most Of His Opportunity On Saturday

There is still plenty of room for improvement, but Louisville’s offensive line took a huge step in the right direction against North Carolina State on Saturday. Will Gardner had good protection for the majority of the game and the offense was able to run for 166 yards. Not to mention, for the first time all season, the offensive line finished the game without a penalty. North Carolina...
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 28 – Deng Adel

28. Deng ADEL Height: 6’-7” Weight: 185 Position: SF High School (State): Victory Rock Prep (FL) Club Team (Affiliation): Florida Elite (adidas) Commitment: Louisville Cardinals Breakdown: A terrific athlete that is as dangerous as any wing forward in the class in transition, Adel popped for Louisville in mid-July. A native of Sudan who also lived ...
Via Hoopniks
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Optimum Scouting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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, ...
Via Hoopniks
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Louisville Card Game
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via StraitPinkie.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 33 – Raymond Spalding

33. Raymond SPALDING Height: 6’-9” Weight: 200 Position: PF High School (State): Trinity (KY) Club Team (Affiliation): The Ville Commitment: Louisville Cardinals Breakdown: A starring member on what should be one Kentucky’s top high school basketball teams, Raymond Spalding decided he liked the environs of Louisville so much, he picked the Louisville Cardinals to play college ...
Via Hoopniks
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Clemson Stops Louisville On 4th-and-Goal From The 2-Yard Line To Secure Victory

The Louisville Cardinals were two yards away from getting into the end zone and notching a victory against Clemson in Death Valley, but the Tigers’ defense stepped up.  Facing a 4th and 2 from the Clemson 2-yard line with 26 seconds left, Louisville, down six points, could not convert. The Tigers win, 23-17.  With the win, Clemson improves to 4-2, 3-1 in the ACC, while Louisville...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville’s Rick Pitino Had A Long Rant Today About The Influence Nike, Shoe Companies Can Have On Recruiting

Louisville, an Adidas school, lost a five-star shooting guard recruit in mid-September, and many college basketball recruiting experts believed the de-commitment of Antonio Blakeney was shoe-company related.  Blakeney, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound guard, is reportedly now most heavily considering Kentucky and LSU, both Nike schools.  Today, Cardinals’ coach Rick Pitino ranted about...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Jokingly Talks Some Trash To Son, Richard, In Anticipation Of Louisville-Minnesota Matchup

A father and son will meet on the court as opposing head coaches at the start of the 2014-15 men’s college basketball season.  Louisville, coached by Rick Pitino, will travel to Minnesota to take on the Gophers, led by Rick Pitino’s son, Richard, on Nov. 14 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.  Rick Pitino, meeting with reporters today to discuss his team, said that Richard Pitino...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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