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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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Podcast: Jeff Greer of The CJ & David Hale of ESPN Step Inside The Press Box

If you missed Thursday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. With the spring game just a day away, David Hale of ESPN, who recently attended a Louisville practice, joined me to talk some college football. Our pal Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal was also a guest on the show. We discussed the potential addition of...
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Louisville Picks Up Running Back That Was Previously Committed To Notre Dame

Photo: ESPNBobby Petrino and his staff picked up their roster addition of the week on Thursday afternoon. Mike Hughes of Inside The Ville reports that former Notre Dame & Arkansas commit, Jamel James, a 6-foot, 240-pound, running back will join the Louisville program as a preferred walk-on. James was originally a member of the 2013 recruiting class and committed to both Notre...
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Join Us Tomorrow For The Spring Game Pregame Show Across From PJCS

Friday’s edition of Inside The Press Box on 1450 The Sports Buzz will be a special pregame show for the Louisville football’s annual Red-White scrimmage. Myself and JD Coffey will be broadcasting live across from Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. We’ll be setup outside of Kentuckiana Concrete next door to where the Tailgaters bar used to be We’ll be on air from approximately...
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Spring Game Preview: Offense

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. First up is the offense. Quarterback I don’t remember a year where the QB position has been as wide open as it was when spring ball started. Reggie Bonnafon, Tyler Ferguson and Kyle Bolin all had a legitimate...
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Ryan McMahon Officially Signs With Louisville

Photo: Chris HumphreyRick Pitino and the Louisville basketball program officially added their fourth signee from the 2015 class on Wednesday afternoon. Ryan McMahon, a 6-foot, guard from Sarasota, FL., verbally committed to Louisville in mid-February and signed his letter of intent yesterday, which was the first day of the spring signing period. Cardinal Mooney's @Cardinal_Mooney...
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Podcast: Previewing The Former Cards In The NFL Draft & The Infamous Brawl In Richmond

If you missed Wednesday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. On Wednesday’s show we spent some time discussing the video of a KY quarterback getting sucker punched and his teammates doing nothing to defend him. We also talked with Brent Sobleski, a NFL Draft analyst for the Bleacher Report. Brent spent some time talking about the former Cards in this year’s...
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Report: Doug Davenport & Reece Gaines Will Join Dan McHale’s Staff At EKU

Photo: GoCards.comIt appears that there will be turnover on the University of Louisville basketball staff for the fifth consecutive year. ESPN’s college basketball insider Jeff Goodman reports that UofL director of video operations Doug Davenport will head to Richmond, KY., to join Dan McHale’s staff at Eastern Kentucky. McHale recently accepted the job at EKU and was previously...
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Louisville Football Adds JUCO Offensive Lineman In 2015 Class

Photo: HUDLBobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinal football program has added a late signee for the 2015 recruiting class. Junior College offensive lineman Kevin Austin has committed to Louisville and will sign with the program later today. Austin, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound, center will be eligible right away and will suit up for the Cardinals in the fall. The Roswell, GA., native...
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DeVante Parker Will Be In The Green Room During The NFL Draft

Photo: Pete CautilliWith the NFL Draft just a couple of weeks away, Randall Liu, the NFL Director of Communications released the list of 26 players that will be in attendance in Chicago for the draft. Former Louisville wide receiver has confirmed with the NFL that he’ll be attending the draft, according to Liu. Full list RT @RLiuNFL: Draft Update: 26 players confirmed to attend...
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Former Copping State Guard Sterling Smith Will Visit Louisville Next Week

Photo: Duane Burleson – GettyWe knew heading into the offseason that Rick Pitino and his staff would try to land a couple of graduate transfers for the 2015-16 season. So far they’ve landed one in former Cleveland State guard Trey Lewis who announced last week that he’d finish his college career at Louisville. Former Drexel scoring wing Damion Lee has trimmed his list to just...
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Podcast: Looking Into Potential Roster Additions For Louisville Hoops

If you missed Tuesday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. We covered a variety of different topics on the show, including the NCAA’s new ruling allowing colleges to provide cost of tuition funds to athletes. Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal joined us to discuss Louisville’s incoming freshman along with an update on Maverick Rowan.
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Video: Montrezl Harrell’s Strengths & Weaknesses At The Next Level

Photo: Andy Lyons – Getty ImagesThere are a lot of NBA mock draft websites out there, but in my opinion, DraftExpress.com is far and away the best. They recently shared their assessment on Montrezl Harrell’s draft stock by breaking down his strengths and weaknesses at the next level.
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Only Two Schools Will Be Able To Offer More Scholarship Aid Money Than Louisville

Photo: Pete CautilliStarting this fall, the nation’s top athletics programs will be able to cover the full cost of players’ scholarships.  An NCAA rule was passed in January allowing schools to up the ante. Prior to this rule being passed, schools were only able to cover the cost of tuition, fees, room and board, and books. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, 15...
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Montrezl Harrell Has Signed With The Same Agent That Represents Lebron James

Photo: USA Today SportsTwo weeks after his collegiate career came to an end, Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell has decided on an agent. According to Marcus Spears of Yahoo! Sports, Harrell has signed with Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, who also represents NBA superstar Lebron James. Louisville's Montrezl Harrell & Kentucky's Trey Lyles have signed with agent Rich Paul of Klutch...
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Louisville Football Has Plenty Of Options At The Tight End Position

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY SportsAfter marinating on the return of Louisville Head Coach Bobby Petrino many began to evaluate the differences with him at the helm versus the previous regime. One of the obvious was the usage of the Tight End position; and Louisville had the perfect guy in highly heralded Gerald Christian. While he finished tied for the team lead with five touchdowns and...
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Teddy Bridgewater To Serve As Grand Marshal For 2015 Pegasus Parade

Photo | Sports IllustratedFormer University of Louisville star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will be returning to the Derby City in a major way in a couple of weeks. The Kentucky Derby Festival announced on Monday afternoon that Bridgewater will serve as the Grand Marshal in the 60th annual Republic Bank Pegasus Parade. His appointment as Grand Marshal centers on the parade’s...
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Podcast: Derby Classic Recap, Bonnafon Shining In Spring Practices & Much More

If you missed Monday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Cardinal Connect columnist Gabe Duverge joined me in studio as we recapped the Derby Classic and also discussed the quarterback situation for the Cards. Tune-in tomorrow from 5:30 – 7:00 PM as we talk more about Friday’s spring football game.
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ESPN’s Chad Ford Provides Update On Rozier & Harrell’s Draft Stock

Photo: USA Today SportsFor the first time in six years, the Louisville basketball program has a chance to have multiple players taken in the NBA Draft. Terrence Williams and Earl Clark were the last Louisville players to be selected in the first round of the same draft. This year it’s Terry Rozier and Montrezl Harrell who hope to hear their name called by NBA commissioner Adam...
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Reggie Bonnafon Making A Strong Case To Be Cards Starting Quarterback

Photo: Pete CautilliLouisville football’s quarterback race is more competitive this spring that it has been in recent years. Heading into the spring, Petrino had three different quarterbacks that had legitimate earn the starting nod. Reggie Bonnafon wound up starting multiple games as a true freshman after Will Gardner suffered injuries. Kyle Bolin came out of nowhere in the regular...
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Five Star 2017 Prospect Picks Up Louisville Offer

Photo: Washington PostRick Pitino and his staff are currently in the market for one or possibly two more players to add to the roster for next season. With that said, the staff is always looking towards the future. All three assistant coaches were on the road this weekend to evaluate prospects from the 2016 and 2017 classes. Kenny Johnson was in Hampton VA., for the first Nike EYBL...
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2015 KDF Derby Classic: Recap & Analysis On Four Future Cardinals

For the fifth consecutive year, The Cardinal Connect’s staff was fortunate enough to be able to cover the annual Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic. Props to recruiting director Mike Gandolfo who once again put on a great event that featured some of the best talent in the country. For the past three days we’ve covered Thursday’s open practices, Friday’s “Night of...
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Video: Donovan Mitchell Wins Derby Classic Dunk Contest

Photo: Chris Humphrey – The Cardinal ConnectFuture Louisville Cardinal Donovan Mitchell won the Slam Dunk Competition in this year’s Derby Festival Basketball Classic event. Here are Mitchells’ two dunks from the final round at halftime of Saturday’s All Star game. Donovan Mitchell Wins KDF Derby Classic Dunk Competition from The Cardinal Connect on Vimeo. Here is video...
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