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The ACC Has Suspended Montrezl Harrell For One Game

Photo: Pete Cautilli When Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell was ejected during Saturday’s game at Western Kentucky, the official call was a flagrant 2. This offense results in an automatic ejection, but it doesn’t automatically mean a player would be suspended for a game. Had the officials ejected Harrell for fighting/throwing a punch, by NCAA rules he would have been suspended...
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Video: Montrezl Harrell Apologizes For His Actions On Saturday

I think we can all agree that Montrezl Harrell made a bad decision during Louisville’s win over Western Kentucky on Saturday. In the heat of the moment, Harrell let the emotions get the best of him, which resulted in him being ejected from the game. UofL made Harrrell available to the media following the game and he took responsibility for his actions. Harrell apologized to his...
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Louisville 76 – WKU 67: Cards Squeeze Out A Win On The Road

Photo: USA Today Sports Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals squeezed out a 76-67 victory over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in a game that didn’t go at all like most expected. The score may have been somewhat predictable, but the scuffle at the end of the first half wasn’t at all like most expected. Montrezl Harell was the best offensive weapon for Louisville in the...
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Louisville vs. WKU: What 2 Watch 4

Photo: Tim Easley – AP I’m trying something a bit different than my usual 3 Predictions this basketball season. I’m going to give you 4 ‘things’ to watch during the game, be it a player match-up, style of play comparison, strengths/weaknesses, etc., so you’ll have a sense of what to watch for as the game plays out. You probably know me as a stat guy, so I assure you...
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Gerod Holliman Will Enter The NFL Draft

Photo: Pete Cautilli It appears that Louisville safety Gerod Holliman will be playing his last collegiate football game on Dec. 30 when the Cardinals take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the Belk Bowl. Despite having two years of college eligibility remaining, Holliman has decided to enter his name in the 2015 NFL Draft. Decisions to turn pro don’t usually become public until the bowl...
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Forward Akoy Agau Will Transfer From Louisville

Photo: Pete Cautilli Rick Pitino and the Louisville basketball team will be losing a player for the second semester of the 2014-15 season. Eric Crawford of WDRB.com was the first to report that sophomore forward Akoy Agau will transfer from the Louisville program. Agau was one of four scholarship signees for Rick Pitino in 2013. The Omaha, NE., native was considered to be one of...
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Video: Bobby Petrino Previews Belk Bowl Match-Up With Georgia

Bobby Petrino met with the media earlier this week to preview Louisville’s match-up with the Georgia in the Belk Bowl. Below is Petrino’s opening statement along with the full press conference video. We’re just wrapping up finals with our players right now so they’re excited about that, and then we get to start practicing tomorrow. Well, actually we have a meeting with...
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Louisville Linebacker James Burgess Will Return For Senior Season

Photo: Pete Cautilli On Thursday morning ESPN ACC blogger Andrea Adelson reported that Louisville junior linebacker James Burgess would return to school for his senior season next year. I wouldn’t consider this surprising news, however it is certainly good news. Burgess had a limited role in his true freshman season, but he got the starting nod during the 2012 season opener for...
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Louisville Football Now Has Seven Signees From The 2015 Class

Photo: Pete Cautilli Bobby Petrino and the his staff’s recruiting efforts paid off in a big way on Wednesday afternoon. Louisville has now officially added seven signees for their 2015 recruiting class. Dec. 17 was the first day that junior college recruits were able to make it official and sign national letters of intent. Five junior college recruits and two high school recruits...
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Louisville Offensive Lineman Ryan Mack Is Transferring

Photo: USA Today With the NCAA not requiring players to sit out a year after transferring as long as they’ve graduated, the college athletics transfer rate is at an all time high. We’ve learned that Louisville is one of the latest programs to have a player to transfer. Junior right tackle Ryan Mack will transfer from Louisville when the 2014 winter semester is completed. Mack...
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An In Depth Look At Louisville’s Poor Shooting Percentage

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II Louisville’s offensive output has been the source of criticism since the out-start of this new season.  “Lack of identity” is what one will most commonly hear whenever a discussion of Louisville’s offensive production is being had. People typically look at shooting percentages and draw their conclusion from the singular statistic. While shooting...
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Harrell’s Comments Reveal the Cloud of Kentucky Looming Large

Photo: Brad Penner – USA TODAY It’s the same thought I’ve had throughout every single Louisville game. Will this work against Kentucky? I’ve even watched Kentucky games with a similar thought process.  How we will defend this? Every result, every statistic, and even every possession I have viewed through these lenses, analyzed for use to support and defend what could happen...
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Junior College Running Back Jeremy Smith Chooses Louisville Over Alabama & Notre Dame

Photo: LA Football The Louisville football program’s hot streak on the recruiting trail continued on Monday evening as they picked up their seventh commitment in the month of December. Shortly before midnight on Monday, junior college running back Jeremy Smith informed the Louisville staff of his verbal commitment. Smith attended Fresno City College during the 2014 season and...
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Palm Beach Wide Receiver Commits To Louisville

Photo: Petey Cautilli Bobby Petrino and the Louisville football program have been riding some serious momentum on the recruiting trail over the past week or so. Louisville has picked up a total of six commitments in the month of December. The latest comes from the 2016 recruiting class. Isaiah Johnson, a 6-foot-3, wide receiver from Palm Beach, FL., informed the Louisville staff...
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Louisville Remains At No. 4 In Both Polls

Photo: Andy Lyons – Getty Images With wins over Indiana and UNC-Wilmington last week, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals remain at No. 4 in both the AP Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll. Louisville will be back in action on Saturday at Western Kentucky. ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25 1. Kentucky 2. Duke 3. Arizona 4. Louisville 5. Wisconsin 6. Virginia 7. Villanova 8. Gonzaga...
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Louisville Lands JUCO Defensive End Drew Bailey

Photo: 247 Sports Bobby Petrino and the Louisville football program picked up their 22nd verbal commitment from the 2015 class on Sunday afternoon. Drew Bailey, a 6-foot-4, 275-pound, defensive end from Pearl River Community College in Mississippi has committed to Louisville and is expected to sign this week. He will be Louisville’s second early signee in the 2015 class, joining...
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Weekend That Was: Angry Trez Edition

Are you awake yet? Its Monday so its time for the only weekend recap to Cardinal sportage  you need: the Weekend That Was. Before we get started let’s see what Montrezl Harrell has to say about last night’s abysmal Louisville performance. Flat. That’s exactly what Louisville’s 68-57 victory over North Carolina Wilmington was to Montrezl Harrell. I couldn’t agree more...
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Montrezl Harrell Showed Extreme Leadership With Passionate Plea To His Teammates Following UNCW Win

Despite getting a double-digit win on Sunday night over UNC-Wilmington, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino wasn’t very happy with his team’s performance. In his post-game press conference that lasted less than two minutes, Pitino said his team was “hunting points” and that UNC-Wilmington outplayed them. It turns out Pitino wasn’t the only one upset with Louisville’s performance...
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Report: Gerod Holliman Will Enter The 2015 NFL Draft

Photo: Pete Cautilli It appears that Louisville safety Gerod Holliman will be playing his last collegiate football game on Dec. 30 when the Cardinals take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the Belk Bowl. Despite having two years of college eligibility remaining, Holliman has decided to enter his name in the 2015 NFL Draft. Decisions to turn pro don’t usually become public until the bowl...
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Louisville 68 – UNC Wilmington 58: Pitino Not Pleased With His Team’s Performance

Photo: USA Today Sports In of the sloppiest games of the early season, Louisville was able to squeeze out a 68-57 win over Kevin Keatts and the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks. The former Pitino assistant had his team ready to play from the start. UNCW held a lead until the first TV timeout of the game. Fortunately Louisville found some rhythm and headed into halftime with a 32-28 lead...
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Louisville vs. UNC-Wilmington: What 2 Watch 4

AP Photo/Kathy Willens I’m trying something a bit different than my usual 3 Predictions this basketball season. I’m going to give you 4 ‘things’ to watch during the game, be it a player match-up, style of play comparison, strengths/weaknesses, etc., so you’ll have a sense of what to watch for as the game plays out. You probably know me as a stat guy, so I assure you I’m...
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Updated Highlight Video From Louisville Signee Donovan Mitchell

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Getting To Know The Opponent: UNC-Wilmington

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is a public, co-educational university located in Wilmington, NC, and is commonly referred to as UNC Wilmington. UNC Wilmington has an enrollment of about 14,500 students. The UNCW athletic teams are known as the Seahawks, they compete in the Colonial Athletic Conference. Teal is the primary color for UNC Wilmington, and their secondary...
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Kevin Keatts Had A Bigger Impact On The Louisville Program Than Most Know

Photo. UNCW Athletics Former Louisville assistant coach Kevin Keatts will return to the KFC Yum! Center on Sunday evening as his UNC-Wilmington Seahawks take on the Cardinals. Keatts is in his debut season as the head coach at UNC-Wilmington after spending three years as an assistant under Rick Pitino. The infamous Pitino coaching tree speaks for itself. More than twenty former...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Hoops Has Higher Neutral Site Win Percentage Than Any Team Over Past Five Years

Photo: Pete Cautilli The Louisville basketball program’s success over the past five years speaks for itself. Louisville’s 104 victories over the last four years are the most wins in the nation in that stretch. Louisville is the only school in the nation with three straight 30- win seasons, including a school-record 35 victories by its 2012-13 NCAA Title team. Louisville’s...
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