Week 10 picks: FSU's playoff hopes end, TCU falls & more upsets

Editor's note: Every Thursday during the season, Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel will present their picks for the week. Below are Week 10's selections (all times ET). Enjoy. *** FLORIDA STATE (-4) at LOUISVILLE (Thursday, 7:30 p.m. ESPN) Mandel: The Cardinals have hardly been overwhelming, but they’re gaining momentum with the return of WR DeVante Parker and RB Michael...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Playoff spreads championship hope and big games

Back when the Bowl Championship Series decided major college football's champion, its defenders would talk about how it enhanced the regular season and how a larger playoff would take away from it. That wasn't true, and now there's proof. By expanding the postseason ever so slightly to add two games, the College Football Playoff has widened the field, given far more teams...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Florida State at Louisville: Five Things to Know

The last time FSU and Louisville met, it was a Thursday night. The Seminoles traveled to Louisville and the Cardinals won the contest, having a direct bearing on FSU and its national title hopes.That was 12 years ago. Certainly, a lot has changed in that time period, but the importance of the game is just as great. FSU is fighting for a berth in the national title playoff.Louisville...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Finally Healthy Heading Into The Biggest Game Of The Season

Photo: Petey Cautilli The Louisville Cardinal football program took a big step in the right direction in their week eight win over NC State. Unfortunately, three key players left the game with injuries and did not return. Running back Brandon Radcliff didn’t sustain an injury during the game, but received just two carries. In his post game press conference, Petrino revealed that...
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: ‘Noles Invade Louisville for Thursday Night Showdown

After a week off, second-ranked Florida State will put its 23-game winning streak on the line Thursday night against a Louisville team that comes in with a record of 6-2. Florida State defeated Notre Dame in a nail-biter its last time out while the Cardinals downed N.C. State, 30-18. For the Seminoles and Cardinals, Thursday’s contest will be the first meeting between the teams...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Lorenzo Mauldin Named A Finalist For Homecoming King

Photo: JD Coffey Over the years, the University of Louisville’s athletic programs have been represented well in the school’s annual homecoming festivities. Former Louisville basketball player Kyle Kuric was named fall coming king in 2010. Peyton Siva won the honor in 2011. In 2012, former Louisville QB and current football staff memeber Will Stein was a finalist, but wasn’t...
Via The Cardinal Connect
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State Head Coach Dave Doeren Previews Louisville

Photo: Getty Images North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren spoke with the media earlier this week to preview Saturday’s match-up with Louisville. The Wolfpack are having some tough times as of late and have lost three consecutive games. To make matters worse, seven players, including two starters have been suspended for Saturday’s game for a BB gun incident. Here is the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville's No. 1 D ahead for Clemson QB

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson coach Dabo Swinney wanted the Tigers freshman quarterback to be tested. Louisville and its No. 1-ranked defense should give Deshaun Watson the challenge his coach wanted. The Tigers (3-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) and Swinney have seen their season revived with Watson's ascension to starting quarterback. He has run and passed for 1,088 yards and...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Louisville vs. Syracuse Scouting Preview

Both Louisville and Syracuse started their seasons 2-0 before losing their third game, with the Cardinals dropping a 23-21 decision at Virginia and the Orange falling at home to Maryland, 34-20. Louisville has bounced back with two victories to move to 4-1, while Syracuse dropped their next game to No. 8 Notre Dame and will start conference play with a .500 record. With Louisville...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville defense dissects Wake Forest in 20-10 win

Another grinder against a lower tier Atlantic Coast Conference team, the University of Louisville football team’s 20-10 win over Wake Forest Saturday in front of 51,463 fans at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Similar to a number of games in the American Athletic Conference last season, the sleep-inducing, slow-motion yawners, Saturday’s game reminiscent of the challenges Charlie...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville vs. Wake Forest: Predicted MVP’s

Photo: Pete Cautilli The Louisville Cardinals return to PJCS tomorrow to take on Wake Forest after two consecutive road games. I think it’s safe to say that Louisville’s two best performances this season came on their home field. Hopefully that trend continues on Saturday. Here are my projected MVP’s for the Wake Forest game. Offense Saturday’s matchup against a dreadful...
Via The Cardinal Connect
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham Surpassing Expectations

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect When the news broke that Todd Grantham would be joining Louisville’s coaching staff and Georgia fans did everything short of helping coach Grantham pack his belongings into trucks. Georgia was finished with Todd Grantham’s act merely two years after four of his defensive starters were taken in the first three rounds of the NFL draft. ...
Via The Cardinal Connect
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville’s Mauldin over loss quickly, not concerned, wants to move on

Bobby Petrino doesn’t have to look far for leadership on defense. Although Lorenzo Mauldin claims he’s not a verbal leader but he’s obviously the one that gets his teammates fired up — whether it be in the pre-game huddles where he’s yelling and dancing around or during games when he’s aggressively attacking the quarterback. Mauldin said he put the Virginia loss behind...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lorenzo Mauldin Projected To Be A First Round NFL Draft Pick

Photo: Pete Cautilli The Louisville football program was well represented in the 2014 NFL Draft. For the first time in school history, three Cardinals were selected in the first round. The program likely won’t see that level of success in the draft for a very long time. That said, there are still plenty of players on the roster that have a chance to be drafted. Senior linebacker...
Via The Cardinal Connect
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Lorenzo Mauldin Thrives Despite Humble Beginnings

Photo: JD Coffey I’m sure a lot of Cardinal fans are familiar with senior linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin’s path to the University of Louisville. The young man known by CardNation as Lozo recently opened up about his childhood hardships with the ACC Digital Network. This is a must watch.
Via The Cardinal Connect
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Lorenzo Mauldin’s road to Louisville football

A familiar challenge for so many people committed to improving their circumstances. The journey of Lorenzo Maudin a reminder of why it’s worth the effort: The post Lorenzo Mauldin’s road to Louisville football appeared first on .
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville vs. Miami: Season Opener Preview

Photo: David Manning – USA Today Miami Hurricanes (0-0, 0-0) Head Coach: Al Golden – 4th Year @ at Miami (Career HC Record: 49-49, 0-2 in bowl games) Golden spent five years as the head coach of Temple before taking over the job at Miami; played at tight end for Penn State and one year for the New England Patriots. North Carolina 2013 Season: 9-4 (5-3, 2nd in ACC Coastal)...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami’s Starting Quarterback Is The Son Of The “Bye Felicia” Girl From Friday

Miami starting quarterback, Brad Kaaya, probably thought that next Monday’s season opener against Louisville would be a day off for him.  Kaaya knocked the well traveled transfer, Jake Heapps, out of contention for the starting job against the Cardinals. Kaaya now has the daunting task of not losing his new job on what was supposed to be his day off.  Your Louisville Cardinals...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Petrino Is Confident In His Team’s Ability To Rush The Passer

Photo: Andy Lyons – Getty I can only speak for myself, but I’m not too concerned about Louisville’s offense in the season opener against Miami on Sept. 1. The Canes have a respectable defense, but with Bobby Petrino calling the plays, I don’t think scoring points will be a problem when you consider the weapons he has at the skill positions. When it comes to the defensive...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Petrino Names Five Team Captains For The 2014 Season

Photo: @UofLFootball It took just a week and a half into the fall camp for Louisville head football coach Bobby Petrino to name his team captains. On Wednesday afternoon, the program sent out a press release with this seasons five team captains — senior linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, junior defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins, senior offensive lineman Jake Smith, junior cornerback Charles...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville Football’s Black Helmets Have Arrived & They’re Awesome

When the Louisville football team kicks off their season against Miami on Sept. 1, they’ll be wearing black uniforms for the first time in five years. It was pretty much assumed that Louisville would have a “blackout” for the season opener as Petrino takes the sidelines for his second stint as the head coach. Petrino himself confirmed the news earlier this month at the ACC...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Terell Floyd Will Move From Cornerback To Safety

Kevin Cox | Getty Images To my knowledge, there wasn’t any ground breaking news reported at day one of the ACC Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C. on Sunday. In my opinion, the biggest takeaway was learning of a position change on the Louisville defense. When speaking to Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal, senior defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin broke the news that senior defensive back Terell...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville welcomed to its new home at ACC Football Kickoff

Louisville is at its first ACC Football Kickoff as a member of the ACC. Card Chronicle is here to capture it all. At last year's ACC Football Kickoff, Louisville was only an announced, future member of the conference. This year, they're in. I'm here in Greensboro for Card Chronicle, taking in Louisville's first appearance at the preseason media get together. It was...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Live: DeVante Parker & Lorenzo Mauldin At The ACC Kickoff

Photo | @UofLFootball The Atlantic Coast Conference’s Media Day, AKA the “ACC Kickoff,” is currently underway in Greensboro, N.C. Players from each team in the league will be speaking to the media today, while the coaches will take the podium on Monday. Louisville senior’s DeVante Parker and Lorenzo Mauldin will both speak to the media at 5:30 PM EST. See link below to stream...
Via The Cardinal Connect
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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