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Gorgui Dieng Worked With Hakeem Olajuwon Earlier Today In Africa

Photo: Getty ImagesFormer Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng is one of twenty NBA players that will be participating in an NBA exhibition game in Africa on Saturday. The game will feature a Team Africa versus Team World format. Current NBA players from Africa, or second-generation African players, will square off against current NBA players from the rest of the world, including the...
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Louisville Football Roster Reaction: Tight End

Photo: JD CoffeyWith the 2015 Louisville Cardinal football season right around the corner, The Cardinal Connect will be breaking down the depth chart for each unit over the next few weeks. [Offensive Line] [Defensive Line] [Linebackers] Today we’ll look at the tight end position. Notable names gone: Gerald Christian Notable names returning: Keith Towbridge & Charles Standberry...
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Former Card William Gay Trolls John Calipari In Training Camp Photo

Photo: Getty ImagesOnce a Cardinal always a Cardinal, right? We can only assume that most former players live by that motto, but when it comes to former Louisville Cardinal safety William Gay, we have proof. Gay is entering his ninth season in the NFL and recently reported for duty at the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp. For whatever reason, Kentucky head coach John Calipari was...
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Louisville Unranked In Preseason Coaches Poll

Photo: Grant Halverston – GettyIt’s that time of year again, folks. As we continue to countdown the days, hours and minutes until the 2015 college football season starts, the various preseason polls will be revealed. On Thursday afternoon the annual AmWay Preseason Coaches Poll was revealed. Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals did not land in the top 25, but they did receive...
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DeVante Parker Is Loading Up On Endorsement Deals

Photo: adidasDespite not taking the field for an NFL game yet, former Louisville receiver DeVante Parker is already reaping the benefits of being a professional. Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft it was well known that Parker had inked a deal with adidas, the same brand he wore during his four seasons at the University of Louisville. It turns out adidas isn’t the only company that...
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Podcast: Puerto Rico Trip Right Around The Corner

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Texas Guard Picks Up Louisville Offer

Photo: 247 SportsNow that the 2015 summer hoops circuit is in the books, the offers are starting roll in for multiple prospects from the 2016 recruiting class. Rick Pitino and his staff are one of the latest programs to extend a scholarship offer Andrew Jones, a 6-foot-4, combo guard from Irving, Texas. Jones competed withe Nike Pro Stills squad on the EYBL circuit over the past...
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Russ Smith’s Contract With The Grizzlies Is Now Guaranteed

Photo: Memphis GrizzliesIf the Memphis Grizzlies were looking to get rid of Russ Smith they have officially missed their opportunity. Technically, the Grizzlies could still waive/cut Russ, but at this point they’d still have to pay him. Russ was guaranteed $150,000 if he wasn’t waived before July 15th, 2015. He made it through that deadline, but there was a second cut date of...
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An Early Looks At Louisville Hoops’ Puerto Rico Trip Schedule

Photo: FIBAWe’re now just a couple of weeks away from seeing some rare Louisville Cardinal summer basketball. Rick Pitino and his squad will face the Puerto Rico National Team, the Puerto Rico Junior National Team and the Dominican Republic National Team during their Aug. 10-17 visit to Puerto Rico. An official schedule hasn’t been released by UofL, however WHAS’ Terry Meiners...
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Terry Rozier Gets Huge Pay Day With The Celtics

Phtoo: NBA.comFormer Louisville Cardinal Terry Rozier and the Boston Celtics made it official on Monday afternoon. The Boston Globe was the first to report that Rozier signed a contract for the maximum amount, 120 percent of the rookie scale. The Celtics announced that the two sides had reached an agreement, but they didn’t disclose the amount. The Rookie pay scales are slotted...
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Podcast: Potential Breakout Players For Louisville Football

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Standards Have Been Set For Devonte Fields

Photo: ESPNDuring his brief appearance on Sports Center on Monday morning Bobby Petrino was asked about the addition of former Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Devonte Fields. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound, defensive end was recently cleared and is expected to enroll at Louisville next week in time for the start of fall camp. Fields spent the 2014 season at Trinity Valley Community...
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Four Star Guard Brandon Robinson Now On Pitino’s Radar

Photo: adidasRick Pitino has made it pretty clear that he and his staff don’t plan to “load up” with the 2016 class, which makes sense. They already have their key piece to the 2016 class with V.J. King and graduate transfer Damion Lee and Trey Lewis will be the only two seniors on next year’s roster. With that said, Pitino and his staff will still use the available scholarships...
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Petrino Broke Down His Quarterbacks On Sports Center

Photo: Petey CautilliBobby Petrino was one of the first ACC coaches to make an appearance on Sports Center on Monday morning as part of the ‘Car Wash.’ During the brief Sports Center segment Petrino talked about the season opener, Devonte Fields and also his quarterbacks. During last week’s ACC Kickoff Petrino maintained that he’d like to name a starting quarterback two...
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Bobby Petrino Will Appear On ESPN’s Car Wash

Photo: Pete CautilliWith fall camp just a little over a week away, Louisville’s Bobby Petrino has been making his media rounds. Petrino participated in last week’s ACC Kickoff with the rest of the leagues coaches and on Monday he’ll be one of six ACC coaches to be a part of ESPN’s “Car Wash.” Coach Petrino will begin his day with a live segment on ESPN SportsCenter at...
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Podcast: Which In State Team Has The Best QB Situation?

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Louisville Football 2015 Hype Video

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Podcast: Petrino Keeping Local Talent In Louisville

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Petrino & Staff Land Their 17th Commitment In 2016

Photo: Pete Cautilli –Bobby Petrino and his staff are riding some serious momentum on the recruiting trail after picking up their 17th commitment from the 2016 recruiting class on Thursday evening. Tabarius Peterson, a three star linebacker/defensive end from Tucker, GA., announced his verbal pledge to the University of Louisville via his Twitter account. The 6-foot-3 220-pound...
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Local Star Keion Wakefield Chooses Louisville Over Kentucky

Photo: @WLKYDerekBobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinal football program picked up their fourth commitment in the last week on Thursday afternoon. Keion Wakefield, a local wide receiver standout at Male High School chose Louisville over Kentucky, Purdue and Indiana. Wakefield made the announcement in front of his peers at his high school. The three-star receiver pulled the old...
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Sheldon Rankins & James Burgess Receive Preseason All ACC Honors

TheACC.comThe preseason ACC All Conference team was released on Thursday morning with two Louisville Cardinals being honored. Senior linebacker James Burgess Jr. and senior defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins were both named to the All ACC Preseason First Team. The team was selected by a vote of 163 media members who were credentialed for the ACC Football Kickoff earlier this week at...
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Devonte Fields Has Been Cleared & Will Enroll At UofL

Photo: AP Sports ImagesBobby Petrino and the Louisville football program received some good news late on Wednesday evening. Just one day after Petrino stated at the ACC Kickoff that JUCO transfer Devonte Fields hadn’t been cleared yet, ESPN’s Max Olsen reports that the former Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year is good to go. Fields has been taking courses at Trinity Valley Community...
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Podcast: Wednesday’s Edition Of Inside The Press Box

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Louisville Football Roster Reaction: Linebackers

Photo: Pete CautilliWith the 2015 Louisville Cardinal football season right around the corner, The Cardinal Connect will be breaking down the depth chart for each unit over the next few weeks. Today we’ll look at the linebackers. Keep in mind, Louisville’s defensive depth chart may look a little different than most, considering Todd Grantham’s 3-4 defensive philosophy. Notable...
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10 Things NBA 2K16 Should Include About Louisville Basketball

Photo: 2K SportAs you may have heard, Louisville will reportedly be one of several schools included in the latest edition of the award-winning NBA 2K video game series. While the Ed O’Bannon case over player likenesses essentially ended college sports-centric video games, NBA 2K16 has perhaps found a way to work around the rules. With renowned director Spike Lee at the helm of...
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