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Will Pitino & His Staff Shift Their Attention To Perry Dozier?

Photo: Kelly Kline – Under Armour With Antonio Blakeney’s recent decision to reopen his recruiting, the question now is what will be the next move for Rick Pitino and his staff. Prior to Blakeney’s commitment, it was pretty much assumed that Louisville was finished with the 2015 class. Although Blakeney says he’s still considering Louisville and is very high on the Cardinal...
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Cardinal Connect TV: Episode 5

On Monday we recorded episode five of Cardinal Connect TV. Unfortunately, there is always much more to talk about when bad things happen. Myself, JD Coffey, Gabe Duverge and Brandon Zellers spent the majority of the show talking about the disappointing loss to Virginia and the concerns for the remainder of the season.
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Former Louisville Cardinals In The NFL: Week Two Recap

Photo: Getty Images Fifteen former Cardinals are currently on NFL rosters, and some shined over this past weekend. These are the statistics for some of your favorite former Cardinals from the second week of the NFL season. - Gary Barnidge (Cleaveland Browns)- Barnidge filled in last minute for the an injured Jordan Cameron.  Barnidge caught all four of his targets for forty one...
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Louisville Falls To No. 8 In ESPN’s Week Three ACC Power Rankings

Photo: Pete Cautilli As expected, Louisville’s loss to Virginia on Saturday has resulted in significant drop in ESPN’s weekly ACC Power Rankings. After getting wins over Miami and Murray State, Louisville was tied  with Virginia Tech for second place in week two’s rankings. In week three they’ve dropped all the way to No. 8. ESPN Week 3 ACC Power Rankings RANK TREND...
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Antonio Blakeney’s Coach Says The Decommitment Had Nothing To Do With Shoe Companies

Photo: JD Coffey The Louisville fan base received some unfortunate news on Monday evening as five star guard Antonio Blakeney announced that he would be reopening his recruiting. Blakeney was verbally committed to Louisville for just 11 days before deciding to put himself back on the market. A Tweet sent out by national recruiting analyst Jerry Meyer led folks to believe that Blakaney’s...
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Louisville Opens As 28-Point Favorite Over FIU

Photo: FIU Athletics When you’re coming off a disappointing loss, there is nothing better than getting a big win to restore confidence. That is exactly what should happen for Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday as they travel to Miami, FL., to take on one of the worst teams in the country. The Florida International Panthers have lost 22 of their last 27 games...
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Louisville’s Loss To Virginia Doesn’t Ruin The Season, But It Leaves Plenty Of Questions

Photo: Pete Cautilli Everyone told you that the football game against The University of Virginia would be the first “measuring stick” game for the Cardinal’s in the ACC. Virginia is a team that habitually resides in the cellar of the Atlantic Coast Conference, so logic told you there was little to fear. Pundits and fans alike were either not aware of how the Cavalier defense...
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Antonio Blakeney Has Decommitted From Louisville

Photo: JD Coffey The Louisville Cardinal fan base hasn’t had much to cheer about within the past 48 hours. Just two days after the first football loss of the season, we’ve learned some unfortunate news regarding the basketball program. ESPN national recruiting analyst Reggie Rankin was the first to report that five star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney has informed the Louisville...
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Petrino Not Panicking After Disappointing Loss To Virginia

Photo: Pete Cautilli The Louisville football program suffered a humbling 23-21 loss on Saturday to the Virginia Cavaliers. This loss doesn’t ruin the season by any means, but it’s certainly a wake-up call. Most Louisville fans predicted that the Cardinals would win eight, nine or possibly even ten games in 2014. I can only speak for myself, but I doubt Virginia was one of the...
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Reggie Bonnfaon’s Father Has Passed Away

Photo: Pete Cautilli At Monday’afternoon’s press conference, Bobby Petrino shared some very unfortunate news. “We had a tragedy in the Cardinal family today. Reggie Bonnafon’s father Wallace passed away earlier,” Petrino told the media. “Reggie is a real family guy. He had a close relationship with Wallace as our staff did. I ask that everyone’s prayers and thoughts...
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Weekly ACC Stat Recap: Where Does Louisville Rank Among The ACC?

Photo: Pete Cautilli Each week throughout the college football season we will update you on how Louisville stacks up in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Here is where the Cardinals lie following the loss to Virginia on Saturday. Pass Yards/Game – 8th (6th) Rank Team PYPG 1 Clemson 335.0 2 Florida State 327.0 3 North Carolina State 272.7 4 Virginia Tech 254.3 5 North...
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Bobby Petrino Isn’t Giving Up On Will Gardner

Photo: Steve Helber – AP I think it is safe to say that Louisville quarterback Will Gardner had the worst performance of his young career on Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville. The redshirt sophomore looked excellent in Louisville’s first drive of the game, but after that things went down hill. Gardner did come back in the fourth quarter and lead the Cardinals to two scoring...
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By The Numbers: Virginia 23 – Louisville 21

Photo: Steve Helber – AP Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday afternoon, falling to the Virginia Cavaliers, 23-21. Losses aren’t exactly fun to talk about, but here are some notable numbers from Saturday’s game. –46% completion percentage for Louisville Quarterbacks.  20-43 –11 Keith Kelsey tackles to lead the way...
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Weekend That Was: That’s Not Reggie Edition

After a hiatus, the Weekend That Was is back! Its our one stop shop for everything that happened over this weekend. We’ll get going here in a second, but first that certainly isn’t Reggie Bonnafon on the ACC Network. Courtesy of @JD_Coffey via Twitter “We never got the name of Louisville’s last quarterback what can we do here?” “Let’s just throw some random black dude’s...
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Louisville Falls Out Of The Top 25 With Loss To Virginia

Photo: Steve Helber – AP The week four editions of the AP Top 25 Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll were released on Sunday afternoon. As expected, Louisville isn’t ranked in either poll after losing to Virginia on Saturday. The Cardinals were ranked No. 21 in the AP Poll prior to their first loss of the season. They were just outside of the Coaches Poll last week at No. 26...
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Earl Clark Signs Training Camp Deal With The Memphis Grizzlies

Photo: Associated Press According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, former Louisville forward Earl Clark has inked a deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. Wojnarowski reports that Clark has agreed to a training camp deal with the Grizzlies, which means nothing is guaranteed other than an opportunity to make the final roster after training camp. Clark also worked out with the San...
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Video: Bobby Petrino Discusses First Loss Of The Season

Photo: USA Today Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday afternoon, falling to Virginia 23-21. Needless to say, this was a disappointing loss. Here is Bobby Petrino’s post game press conference, courtesy of TheCrunchZone.com.
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Virginia 23 – Louisville 21: Cards Drop Their First Ever ACC Road Game

Photo: Steve Helber – Associated Press In their first ever road game as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals came up short, falling to the Virginia Cavaliers 23-21 in Charlottesville. It would be a lie to say that Louisville played a good game on Saturday afternoon, but with that said, they definitely had opportunities to win. Did...
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Game Preview: Louisville vs. Virginia

Photo: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports Virginia Cavaliers (1-1, 0-0) Head Coach: Mike London – 5th Year @ at Virginia (Career HC Record: 43-37) London has coached football at the collegiate level every year since 1988 except for 2005, when he spent a year as defensive line coach with the Houston Texans. Head coach at Richmond for the 2008-2009 seasons before coming to Virginia, where...
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Getting To Know The Opponent: Virginia Cavaliers

The University of Virginia is a public research university and it is located in Charlottesville, Va.  The University of Virginia educates around 14,600 undergraduate students and their acceptance rate is about 28%.  Virginia’s moscot is known simply as The Virginia Cavalier and their colors are Blue and Orange.  Thomas Jefferson founded Virginia in 1819 which was 10 years after...
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Louisville vs. Virginia: Projected MVP’s

Photo: JD Coffey Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals will have their first road game as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference on Saturday as they take on the Virginia Cavaliers. Here are the projected MVP’s from offense and defense. Offense I’m sure you’ve heard by now, but Virginia’s Defense has nine turnovers on the season. Seven against the Richmond Spiders and...
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Louisville vs. Virginia: Three Predictions

Photo: Pete Cautilli In week 3, Virginia welcomes Louisville to Scott Stadium for the Cardinals’ first ever ACC away game, and presents another early season test for Bobby Petrino’s football team. (not as many gimmes on the schedule this year, huh?) The Cards are flying high following 2 wins in 2 games in 2014, a current streak of 8 straight wins dating back to October of last...
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Video: Petrino’s Final Presser Prior To Saturday’s Game At Virginia

J.D. Coffey – The Cardinal Connect Prior to taking off for Charlottesville, VA., Bobby Petrino met with the local media to give his last update for Saturday’s game against the Virginia Cavaliers. Petrino seems to be confident for his teams first ever road game in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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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...
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Trading Card Company Screws Up Teddy Bridgewater Rookie Card

Photo | Sports Illustrated Vikings rookie quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater, has been shown minimal respect since declaring for the NFL draft earlier this year.  Bridgewater inexplicably slipped during the draft and found himself as the third quarterback taken in the first round.   Teddy’s insulting slide during the draft process was compounded by the meteoric rise of Blake Bortles...
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