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Gorgui Dieng Will Be A Part Of NBA All Star Weekend

Jim Mone – Associated PressFormer Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng will participate in this year’s NBA All Star weekend during the Rising Stars game. This year, the NBA has decide to go with a different format for this game where there will be a team of full of American born players facing a team full of players from other countries. Dieng is a member of the “World Team.”...
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Louisville’s 2015 Football Schedule Has Been Released

Photo: Pete CautilliWe’re still seven months away from kicking off the 2015 college football season, but the University of Louisville released their full schedule on Thursday morning. We’ve known which opponents Louisville would face in 2015 for quite some time, but as of today, we now know exact dates for each game. Photo: @UofLFootball
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Highlights: Louisville 81 – Boston College 72

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Louisville 82 – Boston College 71: Jones & Rozier Carry Cards In Boston

Photo: USA Today SportsWhat we witnessed on Wednesday evening in Boston wasn’t exactly a solid performance from the Louisville Cardinals. With that said, Rick Pitino and his squad snuck out of Beantown with a conference road win. Louisville outlasted Boston College, 82-71, in a game where the Cardinals never trailed. To be fair, the contest was much closer than the final score...
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Todd Gratham Turns Down Raiders Offer & Will Remain At Louisville

Photo: Petey CautilliThe University of Louisville has announced that defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will remain a member of Bobby Petrino’s staff. NFL.com was the first to report on Wednesday evening that the Oakland Raiders had offered Grantham a two year deal to become their next defensive coordinator. Grantham met with the Raiders earlier this week and was considered to...
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The Oakland Raiders Have Offered Todd Grantham A 2-Year Deal To Be Their DC

Photo: Pete CautilliNews broke earlier this week that Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham was being courted for the same position with the Oakland Raiders. Less than 48-hours after interviewing with the franchise, Grantam has offically been offered the position, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. #Louisville DC Todd Grantham was offered a 2-year deal by the...
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Russ Smith Scored 30-Points & Posterized A Defender Last Night

Photo: NBDLShortly after being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, former Louisville star Russ Smith was sent to Memphis’ NBDL affiliate, the Iowa Energy. It didn’t take Smith very long at all to get acclimate with his new team. Since joining the Energy just a little over a week ago, Smith has been playing well. He finished with 30-points in a win on Tuesday and posterized a defender...
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Sheldrick Redwine Claims He Never Truly Decommitted From Louisville

Photo: Pete CautilliLess than 24-hours after it was reported that Miami defensive back Sheldrick Redwine had de-committed from Louisville, it now appears that he will in fact be a Cardinal. All Rumors Of My De-commitment Were False And I Will Be Signing My Letter Of Intent On Feb 4 To The University Of Louisville #L1C4 — Sheldrick Redwine (@_23NeverLeft) January 28, 2015 Considering...
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Louisville vs. Boston College: What 2 Watch 4

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY SportsI’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...
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Todd Grantham Still Working The Recruiting Trail For Louisville

Photo: Pete CautilliNews broke on Monday morning that Louisville’s Todd Grantham was being pursued by the Oakland Raiders regarding their vacant defensive coordinator position. Grantham is reportedly the favorite and was in Oakland earlier this week. Since Monday, there hasn’t been much of an update regarding how the interview went. Oakland is still looking into other candidates...
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Eight Louisville Players Have Been Invited To The 2015 NFL Draft Combine

AP Photo/Dave MartinThe University of Louisville football program had some major representation in last year’s NFL Draft. Louisville was one of just three programs to have three players drafted in the first round. It’s highly unlikely that we see three Cardinals taken in the first round of this year’s draft, but we may see more players drafted overall than we did a year ago...
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Louisville vs. Boston College Will Be Played As Scheduled

AP PhotoDespite the recent severe snow storm in the Northeastern part of the United States, the Louisville basketball team still plans to make the journey to Boston on Wednesday for their conference match-up with Boston College. UofL Sports Information Director Kenny Klein reported on Tuesday evening that the game will be played as scheduled unless there are any flight issues on...
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Miami Safety Sheldrick Redwine Has Decommitted From Louisville

Photo: 247 SportsJust three weeks after verbally committing to the Louisville football program, Miami safety defensive back Sheldrick Redwine has decided to reopen his recruiting. Surprisingly, he made the decision to de-commit from Louisville just two days after taking an official visit to the Derby City. Rivals.com was the first to report the news. Redwine gave Petrino’s staff...
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Chris Jones Isn’t The Same Player He Was One Month Ago

Photo: Joe Robbins – Getty ImagesOn this day exactly one month ago, Louisville starting point guard Chris Jones was the most unpopular man among Cardinal fans. No one played particularly well against in-state rival Kentucky, but Jones’ 3-of-15 performance stood out more than most. Despite being one of the leading scorers on the team, Jones struggled shooting the ball during...
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UofL Will Host Signing Day Party Next Wednesday

Photo: GoCards.comWith college football’s national signing day just week away, the UofL has announced they’ll host a special signing day party next Wednesday, Feb. 4. Below is an excerpt from the program release. LOUISVILLE, Ky.- National Football Signing Day is rapidly approaching and the University of Louisville football team has a full slate of coverage and events scheduled...
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Teddy Bridgewater Looking To Bulk During The Offseason

Photo: Vikings.comFormer Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had a strong debut season in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings. Despite being the last quarterback taken in the first round of the draft, Bridgewater was the only one named as a finalist for the Pepsi Rookie of the Year. The Vikings won just seven games in 2014, but considering what the team had to work with, I’d...
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Pitino Says The Team Will Travel To The Canary Islands This Summer

Photo: Pete CautilliLouisville head coach Rick Pitino shared some interesting news during his weekly radio show on Monday evening. Pitino discussed Wednesday’s game at Boston College, updates on his players and also confirmed that the team will be taking a trip abroad over the summer. Each college basketball program is allowed to take a summer trip once ever four years. Louisville’s...
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The ACC Is Working Hard On Getting Their Own TV Network

Photo: Washington Post  TV Networks have been a game changer in college athletics over the last decade. College programs have been making a substantial amount of money for a very long time, but their revenue hit another level when TV Networks got involved. When the Big 10 Network launched in 2007, most expected it would, however it’s been a lucrative for Big 10 programs. The SEC...
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Petrino’s Staff Invades Utah

Photo: Pete CautilliUniversity of Louisville Football Head Coach Bobby Petrino is seemingly taking a wholesale approach to recruiting at Bingham High School in South Jordan Utah, and utilizing a current commit to aid in the recruiting efforts.  Success within that angle could spell for a bright future for the Cards at the hands of a few highly regarded athletes from the Beehive...
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Louisville Remains In The Top 10 In Both Polls

Keith Srakocic, APWith their 80-68 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals remain in the top 25 in both polls. Louisville remains at No. 10 in the AP Poll and have jumped from No. 10 to No. 9 in the Coaches Poll. The Cards have been in the top 10 of both polls for the entire 2014-15 season. They’ll have an opportunity to get a top 15 win...
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Louisville Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham Being Targeted By The Raiders

Photo: Petey CautilliOn Monday morning reports surfaced that Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is being courted for the same position with the Oakland Raiders. Dianna Russini was the first to report that the Raiders will meet with Grantham and that he is the favorite for the position. With signing day just a little over a week away, this could potentially have a significant...
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Louisville’s Game At Boston College On Wednesday May Get Rescheduled

Photo: Faith Ninivaggi – Boston HeraldWith a potential blizzard on it’s way to the Northeastern portion of the United States, Louisville’s game against Boston College on Wednesday evening may end up getting rescheduled. Meteorologists say this could turn out to be the biggest storm of the winter for many areas in the Northeast. Between one and two feet of snow is forecast to...
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Former Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year With Troubled Past Will Visit Louisville

Photo: AP Sports ImagesWith signing day just a little over a week away, Bobby Petrino and his staff have been hosting a lot visitors over the past few weeks. According to Max Olsen, ESPN’s Big 12 beat writer, Louisville will receive a visit this upcoming weekend from former TCU defensive end Devonte Fields. The former Horned Frog had a big start to his collegiate career and was...
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Highlights: Louisville 80 – Pitt 68

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The Weekend That Was: Escape from the Zoo Edition

Monday! Monday! Monday! Postpone that early morning report and check out what you missed this week in Louisville sports with the Weekend That Was. But before we get started let’s pour some out for all the sad faces at the Zoo from yesterday. We’ll start out in Pittsburgh where the Cardinals got their groove back with an 80-68 victory over the Panthers. Photo: Justin Aller ...
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