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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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Podcast: Greg Brohm Steps Inside The Press Box along with Troy Machir of Sporing News

If you missed Friday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Apologies for the over modulation during the very beginning. We were live on location yesterday. On Friday’s show, our man Greg Brohm joined us to talk about both Spring Football as well as the big news that came this week for Louisville Hoops. You can check Greg out every Sunday night from 11-midnight...
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The Browns Provide Reasoning Behind Taking Manziel Over Bridgewater

Photo | Getty ImagesAt this time last year, all of the NFL Draft “analysts” were telling anyone who would listen that former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater wasn’t cut out for the NFL. After being projected as the top overall pick at the beginning of the 2013 season, Bridgewater’s draft stock plummeted and was no longer a lock for the first round. Teddy wound up...
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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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Bobby Petrino Lands Two Commitments From The 2016 Recruiting Class

The majority of the Louisville Cardinal Fan Base was consumed by the news of Drexel transfer Damion Lee deciding to finish his collegiate career at Louisville. However, Rick Pitino wasn’t the only one who had a big day on the recruiting trail. Bobby Petrino and the football staff picked up not one, but two verbal commitments from the 2016 recruiting class on Thursday evening. Austin...
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Podcast: What Damion Lee & Trey Lewis Mean For Louisville

If you missed Thursday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. As you could expect, today’s show was mainly focused on the addition of not only Damion Lee, but Trey Lewis as well. Callers also shared their optimism about next year’s team.
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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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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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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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Drexel Transfer Damion Lee Has Signed With Louisville

Photo: Cal Sport Media (via AP Images)We got word last night that Louisville was in really good shape with Drexel transfer Damion Lee who was on an official visit earlier in the week. The Baltimore native arrived at UofL on Sunday and visited through Tuesday evening. Apparently Lee fell in love with what he saw during his time in the Derby City. Just one day after leaving town, Lee...
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2016 Point Guard Picks Up Scholarship Offer From Rick Pitino

Photo: Maurice DixonRick Pitino and his staff have been spending a lot of time in recent weeks trying to piece together the roster for next season. With that said, they’re obviously still evaluating prospects from the 2016 and 2017 classes. According to Alex Kline of RecruitScoop.com, Alterique Gilbert, a 6-foot-1, point guard from Lithonia, GA., is the latest recruit from the...
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Will Gardner Expected To Start Throwing By Mid-June

Photo: Pete CautilliThe ACC conducted an league wide conference call on Wednesday afternoon and allowed each coach to recap spring football. As usual, we didn’t get a whole lot out of Bobby Petrino, but he did provide an update on quarterback Will Gardner. “He (Gardner) said yesterday it (knee) feels better than it ever has,” Petrino said. “It’s his third surgery, obviously...
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Podcast: Breaking down Rozier & Harrell’s NBA Draft Prospectus & UofL Hoops Updates

If you missed Wednesday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. Today’s show was shorter than usual due to baseball coverage, but we still had plenty of fun. Sam Vecenie of CBS Sports joined me to discuss the NBA Draft, specifically Terry Rozier of Montrezl Harrell’s draft prospectus. I also provided an update...
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Top QB Recruit Jawon Pass Has Louisville In His Updated List Of Five

With spring football in the books, Petrino’s staff will now focus on recruiting. They received some good news on Wednesday afternoon. Jawon Pass, a four star quarterback from Columbus, GA., released his updated list of five schools with Louisville making the cut. Top 5!! pic.twitter.com/JLhl3k6qrk — Jawon Pass (@Puma_Blessed2) April 22, 2015 Pass is also considering Auburn...
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Breakdown: Potential Roster Additions For Louisville Basketball Next Season

Photo: Jamie Rhodes – USA TodayRick Pitino and the Louisville basketball program are in an unfamiliar situation. Two weeks removed from the 2015-16 season, Pitino still isn’t exactly sure who is going to be on the roster next season. We’ve seen late additions in years past, but graduate transfers are very new for Louisville. Pitino has already added one in Cleveland State transfer...
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Video: Lornezo Mauldin NFL Draft Hype Video

With the NFL Draft right around the corner, the folks at the ACC Digital Network put together an awesome draft hype video for former Louisville linebacker Lornezo Mauldin.
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Podcast: Epic Coaching Rants, NBA to Louisville? & Pappy Van Winkle Theft

If you missed Tuesday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. On today’s show we discussed a wide variety of topics including some of the most memorable coaching rants, the possibility of an NBA team coming to Louisville and also the infamous Pappy Van Winkle bourbon theft.
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Three Future Cardinals Finish In ESPN’s Top 60 For 2015

Photo: Chris HumphreyWith all post season high school All Star games now complete, the folks at ESPN released their final top 100 rankings for the 2015 class. Three of Louisville’s four signees in 2015 were ranked in the top 60. Deng Adel was the high ranked signee at No. 32. Donovan Mitchell was ranked No. 43 and Raymond Spalding was ranked No. 55. Ryan McMahon wasn’t ranked...
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Five Takeaways From Louisville’s Spring Football Session

Photo: Pete CautilliWhen one team scores 59-points and the other team scores zero, it’s hard to really take much from it. With the first string offense and the first string defense being on the same team, the white squad didn’t stand much of a chance. For Bobby Petrino, the spring game has always been sort of a show for the fans, rather than a competitive scrimmage. With all...
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Podcast: Spring Game Recap, Damion Lee On Campus & People Watching

If you missed Monday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, you’re in luck. As always, we have the podcast for you. On Monday’s show we were sort of all over the place. As you could expect, we recapped the Spring Game and I shared my thoughts on the quarterback situation. Damion Lee’s official visit to Louisville was also a big topic of conversation. We also discussed the people...
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Report: Ralph Willard May Be Headed Back To Louisville

Photo: Getty ImagesWithin hours of news breaking that Louisville assistant coach Wyking Jones would be leaving to accept the same position at California, one name has surfaced as a potential replacement for Jones. Adam Zagoria of SNY.TV reported over the weekend that former Louisville assistant Ralph Willard is expected to return to Pitino’s staff. Willard stepped down as the head...
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Video: Louisville Spring Game Highlights

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Report: Louisville Assistant Wyking Jones Expected To Take Same Position At Cal

Photo: Louisville AthleticsNews broke earlier this week that Louisville basketball’s director of video operations, Doug Davenport, would be leaving UofL to join Dan McHale’s staff at Eastern Kentucky. It turns out that Davenport may not be the only Louisville basketball staffer that will be moving on. Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal reports that sources have informed him that...
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Spring Game Hype Video

With the annual spring game just hours away, the video crew for the Louisville football program put together a great hype video.
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Spring Game Preview: Defense

Photo: Pete CautilliWith the annual spring football game right around the corner, The Cardinal Connect will provide an in depth preview of both the offense and defense. Next up is the offense. Defensive Line The one unit on the depth chart that returns the majority of its talent, it’s the defensive line. Left end Sheldon Rankins, nose tackle DeAngelo Brown and right end Pio...
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