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The 2014-15 Louisville Basketball Schedule Has Been Released

Photo: Pete Cautilli On Wednesday afternoon the Atlantic Coast Conference released their entire 2014-15 basketball schedule for all league teams. Shortly after, the University of Louisville released the finalized scheduled for the upcoming season. With the  ACC being as loaded as it is along with having to face Ohio State, Kentucky, Minnesota and Indiana, this will be one of the...
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Miami Head Coach Al Golden Knows His Defense Will Have A Tall Task On Monday

Photo: Getty Images If there is one thing the world of college football has learned Bobby Petrino its that he is an offensive mastermind. Regardless of the personnel he has to work with, Petrino has proven that his offenses can put the ball in the endzone as good as anyone in the country. “I believe they put lights on the scoreboard for a reason,” Petrino said shortly after...
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How Will Russ Smith Spend His First NBA Paycheck?

Photo: Nick Laham – Getty There a lot of differences between being a college basketball player and a professional basketball player. The biggest difference is the fact that you’re now being paid to play the game. In the NBA, basketball is your full time job and you’re greatly compensated for it. Former Louisville star Russ Smith is one of sixty players drafted into the NBA...
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Miami Players Are Pissed That Louisville Ran The Score Up On Them Last Season

Photo: Pete Cautilli For the first time in the history of the program, the Louisville football team will open the season against the same opponent that they closed the previous season with. Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals destroyed the Miami Hurricanes 36-9 in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 28. A little over eight months later, the two seams are set to meet again as...
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Video: The Louisville Defensive Staff Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

You’d have to be living under a rock to now know about the infamous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has quickly taken over the planet. On Tuesday after practice, the defensive coaching staff for the Louisville football program accepted the challenge from the Petrino family and have no challenged all of CardNation.
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Scout.com Ranks Rick Pitino’s 2015 Recruiting Class Second Best Nationally

Photo: 247 Sports Earlier this month 247Sports.com released their updated 2015 college basketball recruiting class rankings and tabbed Pitino’s three-man class as the second best in the country. On Tuesday afternoon the folks at Scout.com did exactly the same. The Scout’s individual player rankings have Louisville with two five star prospects in Deng Adel and Donovan Mitchell...
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Bridgewater put ad in Louisville student paper to thank fans

Photo: Pete Cautilli Former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater may go down as the most beloved Cardinal in the history of the program. The Miami native made an instant impact for UofL since stepping on campus in 2010. The love that Bridgewater received from the fans is something I’ve never seen in all of my years following the program. For that, Bridgewater is very appreciative...
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Containing Miami Running Back Duke Johnson Will Be Crucial For Louisville

Joel Auerbach – Getty Images When Louisville demolished the Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl last season, the Canes were without their top offensive player. Running back Duke Johnson was having a sensational sophomore campaign in 2013, but it was cut short due a broken ankle. Johnson had 920 rushing yards in Miami’s first eight games before the injury. In twenty career games...
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Madden Ratings For All Former Louisville Cardinals

Photo: MaddenNow.com If you’re a die hard gamer, you’ve probably taken today off of work or decided not to go to class since EA Sports’ Madden 2015 was released at midnight. Those who’ve already snagged their copy may want to check out the overall ratings for each former Louisville Cardinal who appears on the game. H/T to KentuckySports.co for the scoop. Defensive end Elvis...
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We Could See Some Sloppy Football On Monday Night At PJCS

Photo: Lauren Purkey We may be in for some sloppy football next Monday when Louisville kicks off their season against Miami. We’re still six days away, but as of today, there is a 40% chance of storms for next Monday. If there is one thing we know, it is that the weather is truly unpredictable and meteorologists are often incorrect. That said, things would change substantially...
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Michael Dyer Questionable For The Season Opener

Photo: Mark Zerof -USA Today Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals will be without their top play-maker, DeVante Parker, when they take the field for the season opener against Miami next week. Unfortunately, it appears that Parker may not be the only offensive weapon that is unavailable in week one. Senior running back Michael Dyer left the open scrimmage on Aug. 17 with a knee...
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Week One Depth Chart Breakdown

Photo: The Cardinal Connect On Monday afternoon the University of Louisville Football Program released the first official depth chart of the season. While there are no major surprises, here is a breakdown of what we learned. Offense With the toe injury to DeVante Parker, the first thing I directed my eyes to was the Wide Receiver position. The slot receiver spot has belonged to Eli...
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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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The 2014-15 Louisville Basketball Roster Has Been Released

Photo: Pete Cautilli With incoming freshman Jaylen Johnson now officially with the program, Rick Pitino’s roster for the 2014-15 season is complete. The program released their updated roster on Monday evening with all of the of the incoming freshman listed. All returning players will keep their number from last season, other than Wayne Blackshear. He’ll now wear No. 25, which...
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Montrezl Harrell Named A Preseason Blue Ribbon First Team All American

For the third consecutive year, the Louisville Basketball program has had a player named to the Preseason Blue Ribbon All American Team. In 2012-13 it was Peyton Siva, in 2013-14 it was Russ Smith and this year it is Montrezl Harrell. Blue Ribbon Yearbook has been publishing preseason college football and basketball previews for more than 20 years and has a solid reputation among...
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DeVante Parker Out 6-to-8 Weeks With Broken Bone In His Small Toe

Photo | Pete Cautilli During the week one press conference on Monday afternoon, Louisville head football coach Bobby Petrino shared some unfortunate news that the fan base had been dreading. Senior wide receiver DeVante Parker will be sidelined for 6-to-8 weeks after suffering an injury in Friday night’s practice. “We’re going to be without DeVante Parker,” Petrino said....
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The First Official Louisville Football Depth Chart Of The Season

Photo: The Cardinal Connect The first official depth chart of the 2014 Louisville football season was made available to the media on Monday afternoon prior to Bobby Petrino’s press conference. No real surprises overall. We’ll have a full recap from Petrino’s presser posted later today. Offense Tight end 19 – Gerald Christian 89 – Keith Towbridge 80 – Charles Standberry...
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Matt Cassel Wins Starting Gig Over Teddy Bridgewater

Photo | Minnesota Vikings On Monday morning Fox Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer reported that Matt Cassell will be the starting quarterback for the 2014 season. Former Louisville star Bridgewater played well throughout the preseason, but the Vikings staff decided to go with the veteran. As well as Bridgewater has played in the preseason, Cassell wasn’t too shabby himself. Vikings...
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Al Golden “Not At All” Concerned About Starting A True Freshman On The Road At Louisville

Photo: Palm Beach Post On Sunday afternoon, Miami head coach Al Golden announced that Brad Kaaya will be the Canes starting quarterback on Monday evening as they open the season against Louisville in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. While Louisville has had a pretty good idea who’ll be taking the reins of their offense this season, it’s been the exact opposite for Miami. With...
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Jaylen Johnson Has Been Cleared By The NCAA

Photo: Ann Arbor News It’s officially football season around these parts, but the Louisville basketball program recently received some good news that is definitely worth mentioning. Freshman forward Jaylen Johnson is now officially enrolled as a student at the University of Louisville. Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal reports that Johnson is now listed as a student via the school’s...
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Monday Morning DeVante Parker Update

Photo | Andy Lyons It’s been over 48 since the news broke regarding Louisville senior wide receiver DeVante Parker’s left foot injury. Bobby Petrino is scheduled to speak to the media at 1:30 on Monday afternoon, so I imagine that is when we’ll get some type of an official update. At this point, there is still plenty of unknown. The official release that was sent out on Friday...
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Bobby Petrino Officially Names Will Gardner The Starting Quarterback

Photo: The Cardinal Connect On Sunday evening Bobby Petrino officially named redshirt sophomore Will Gardner the starting quarterback for the Cardinals season opener against Miami. “I thought Will had an outstanding fall camp,” Petrino said in an official statement. “He demonstrated good decision making and executed our offense.” After an strong spring camp, Gardner looked...
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Miami Names True Freshman Brad Kaaya Their Starting Quarterback For Week One

Photo: Nike Since spring ball ended a little over four months ago, the Louisville football program had a pretty good idea who their starting quarterback would be.Unfortunately, Al Golden and the Miami Hurricanes can’t exactly say the same thing. Senior Ryan Williams and redshirt freshman Kevin Olsen were competing for the first string spot, but neither will play in the season opener...
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Video: Donovan Mitchell’s Dunk That Shut Down New York City

Photo: Brewster Academy Since giving Rick Pitino a verbal pledge earlier this month, five star guard Donovan Mitchell has become one of the more talked about recruits in the 2015 class. Mitchell’s sensational summer on the AAU circuit played a huge role with that. The future Cardinal participated in the Under Armour Elite 24 event on Saturday night in his hometown of New York...
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Updated Info On The DeVante Parker Injury

Photo | @UofLFootball If you’re a Louisville Cardinal fan I’m sure you’ve heard about the left foot injury that star wide receiver DeVante Parker sustained during Friday’s practice. The program sent out an official release on Friday evening that didn’t include many details, other than Parker would travel to Charlotte, NC., to see foot specialist Bob Anderson. We still...
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