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Louisville Releases Spring Football Practice Schedule

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal ConnectCardinal fans will be spending the next few weeks focusing on basketball, but we’re less than a month away from kicking off spring football. On Friday afternoon the folks at UofL revealed the dates for each spring football practice. The time for each practice hasn’t been finalized yet. As expected, all practices will be open to the public....
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Louisville vs. Florida State: What 2 Watch 4

Photo: Andy Lyons – GettyIt’s hard to remove the outside-the-lines feel to just about any conversation about Louisville basketball lately, but we’re going to try with this one. The Cardinals visit Florida State today to close out February. On the line is a double bye in the ACC tournament, with North Carolina just 1 game back of Louisville in the conference standings. With...
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Former Cardinal QB Dave Ragone Will Join The Washington Redskins Staff

Photo: ESPNAfter one season away from the NFL, former Louisville quarterback Dave Ragone will return to the league in 2015. ProFootballTalk.com reports that Ragone will join Jay Gruden’s staff with the Redskins as a quality control coach. Gruden is also a former Louisville quarterback and is entering his second season as Washington’s head coach. Ragone, 35,was the Titans’...
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The Cardinal Connect Will Be Returning To Sports Talk Radio Next Week

Photo: The Cardinal ConnectWe started off Thursday morning by sharing some of the most unfortunate news that has surfaced since I’ve been covering Louisville athletics over the past five years. Fortunately, I’m excited to start Friday by sharing some exciting news. As of Monday March 2nd, I will be returning to sports talk radio on a full time basis. I’ll be hosting “Inside...
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Video: Rick Pitino Saddened By Chris Jones Situation

Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino met with the media on Thursday afternoon to discuss the arrest of his former point guard Chris Jones. Pitino didn’t speak about the specifics of the case, but did provide a timeline for Jones’ recent troubles. As expected, he said he is very saddened by the entire situation. Video courtesy of WDRB.com WDRB 41 Louisville News
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Rick Pitino Checks In On Another Junior College Guard

Photo: VINU.eduRick Pitino and his staff are exploring plenty of options for next year’s roster. Just two weeks ago Louisville landed a commitment from Florida sharp shorter Ryan McMahan. Since that commitment, the staff has watched junior college guard Teyvon Martin twice. As of Wednesday night, it appears that there is another junior college prospect that Pitino and his staff...
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UofL Releases Statement Regarding Chris Jones

Photo: Joe Robbins – Getty ImagesThe University of Louisville has released a statement regarding the recent dismissal of former guard Chris Jones. The statement provides a timeline to when Jones was previously suspended and then later dismissed. On Feb. 17 while at a team dinner, Coach Rick Pitino was informed of a text message sent by Chris Jones to another individual. Chris...
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Chris Jones Pleads Not Guilty: Released On Home Incarceration

Photo: Joe Robbins – GettyShortly after 10 AM on Thursday morning, former Louisville guard Chris Jones turned himself into authorities on charges of first degree rape and first degree sodomy. Jones is being represented by attorney’s Scott Cox and Rob Eggert. Cox asked that his client be released on home incarceration, considering he has no criminal history and has been fully...
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Louisville Hoops Will Once Against Wear Special Edition Post Season Uniforms

The University of Louisville basketball team will reportedly once again wear special edition post season uniforms from adidas. This will be the fourth consecutive year that the Cardinals will sport special edition swag from their apparel partner. adidas public relations director Michael Ehrlich sent out a Tweet with photos of the uniforms that Louisville will wear. New @adidasHoops...
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Chris Jones Charged With Rape, Sodomy

Photo: Frank Franklin – Associated PressFour days after it was announced that Chris Jones was no longer a member of the Louisville basketball team, the details of what ultimately led to his dismissal have surfaced. In my five years covering University of Louisville athletics, I have to admit this is the worst news I’ve ever had to report. Andrew Wolfson of the Courier-Journal...
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ESPN Ranks The Louisville Football Job As The 3rd Best In The ACC

Photo: Andy Lyons – Getty ImagesThe University of Louisville football program has come a very long way over the past ten years. Even after one coach in particular nearly ran the program into the ground, it took Charlie Strong just a few years to get Louisville to where they’re competitive with the best teams in the country. With Louisville now in the ACC and Bobby Petrino back...
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Louisville Currently Has A Double-Bye In The ACC Tourney; Keeping It While Be Tough

Photo: Streeter Lecka – GettyThe month of February hasn’t been great for the Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals. In the past 25 days, Louisville has lost three games and also one of their best players. Fortunately, with North Carolina’s loss to NC State last night, Louisville is now alone in fourth place. This means as of right now, Louisville would get the last double...
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Chris Jones Thanks The Fans & His Coaches For His Louisville Experience

Photo: APJust 48-hours after he was officially dismissed from the University of Louisville basketball team, Chris Jones returned to social media to thank the fans and his coaches for his experience as a Cardinal. Thanks cardnation and coaches for everything these 2 years was love I really enjoyed it you live and learn and never make that mistake again — Chris Jones (@iAM_UNGUARDABLE...
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Despite Recent Turmoil, Rick Pitino Is Still Optimistic About The Season

Photo: Rich Barnes – Getty ImagesGetting out of Atlanta with a win on Monday night was all that really mattered for the Louisville basketball program. Fortunately, they did just that, albeit in ugly fashion. It was great to see the team show some resilience and comeback. After playing terrible for the first 30-minutes, it would have been easy to just roll over and call it a night...
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5-Star Prospect Tyus Battle Is Still High On Louisville & Is Lining Up An Official Visit

Photo: Kelly Kline – Under ArmourThe month of February hasn’t been a great one for the Louisville basketball program. Fortunately, some good news on the recruiting front has surfaced. Tyus Battle, a 6-foot-5 guard from New Jersey has trimmed his list and Louisville has made the cut. Battle’s father tells Adam Zagoria of SNY.TV that his son is now considering Louisville, UConn...
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More Details Regarding Chris Jones’ Departure May Soon Surface

Photo: USA Today SportsJust 24-hours after being dismissed from the Louisville basketball program on Sunday afternoon, details surrounding Chris Jones’ departure were made public. UofL made it clear that they wouldn’t comment further on the matter, but on Monday afternoon a police run report surfaced with more information. Around midnight last Tuesday, a University of Louisville...
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Highlights: Louisville Outlasts Georgia Tech In Atlanta

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Louisville 52 – Georgia Tech 51: Cards Escape With Resilient Win

Photo: John Bazemore – APDespite playing some of their worst basketball of the season for the majority of the night, somehow, someway, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals left Hank McCamish Pavilion with a win. Louisville’s offense has been shaky at best all season, but their defense has been very solid for the most part. Unfortunately, both were very poor for the first...
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Louisville vs. Georgia Tech: What 2 Watch 4

Photo: Rich Barnes – GettyWell this has been a weird week… The team’s a little different. The opponent is a relatively new one – we haven’t played them in 10 years. We don’t really know what to expect in this game, given the events of the past few weeks. Bottom line: it’s crunch time & Selection Sunday is around the corner. We could use some momentum right about...
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Louisville Takes A Big Dive In Both Polls

Photo: Nick Lisi – APAfter going 1-1 in last week’s two games, the Louisville Cardinals have taken quite a dive both major polls. They’ve fallen from No. 10 to No. 17 in the AP Poll and are down from No. 10 to No. 15 in the coaches poll. ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25 1. Kentucky 2. Virginia 3. Gonzaga 4. Duke 5. Wisconsin 6. Villanova 7. Arizona 8. Kansas 9. Notre Dame 10. Northern...
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Chris Jones Will Seek Treatment For Anger Management

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal ConnectThe official details surrounding Chris Jones’ dismissal from the Louisville basketball team have yet to surface and likely never will. There has already been plenty of rumors and speculation going around, but we may never know the 100% truth of what happened. UofL made it very clear that they wouldn’t be commenting on the situation. Rick...
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Will Stein Will Join Charlie Strong’s Staff At Texas

Photo: Andy Lyons – GettyFormer Louisville quarterback and graduate assistant Will Stein announced on Sunday afternoon that he will be leaving the Cardinal program to join Charlie Strong’s staff at Texas. After graduating from Louisville in 2013, Stein spent the past two seasons as a graduate assistant for the football program. He spent one season under Strong and was a part...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Weekend That Was: So Long Chris Edition

Photo: Jamie Rhodes – USA TodayGot your coffee? Done talking about the Oscars? You’re right the Lego Movie got robbed, but let me cheer you up. Its time for the Weekend That Was, the only Cardinal athletics recap you need. But before we get started let’s have a moment of silence for Chris Jones’ career at Louisville. Mark Humphrey – Associated PressSigh. Unless you’re...
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Chris Jones and the Problem with “Louisville First”

Photo: Charlie Neibergall – Associated PressI’ve always loved “Louisville First, Cardinals Forever.” Say what you will about its hokey abbreviation, but it has always represented the types of teams I have enjoyed supporting. A group where no one is above the team, where the name in the front is valued above the one on the back, and all of the many lofty ideals Rick Pitino...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Jones Has Been Dismissed From The Louisville Basketball Team

Photo: Joe Robbins – GettyOn Sunday afternoon UofL released some unfortunate news regarding the basketball program. Sports information director Kenny Klein sent out a Tweet stating that senior point guard Chris Jones has been dismissed from the team. Klein also states that there will be no further comment on the situation. Chris Jones has been dismissed from the University of...
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