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Reggie Bonnafon Will Start On Friday; Gardner’s Availability Unknown

Photo: Pete Cautilli True freshman quarterback Reggie Bonnafon will make his second career start on Friday evening when Louisville takes on the Syracuse Orange in the Carrier Dome. Bobby Petrino announced the news of Bonnafon starting on the Atlantic Coast Conference weekly coaches teleconference on Wednesday morning. When asked about the status of Will Gardner, Petrino stated the...
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Friday Evening Could Be A Defining Moment For The 2014 Louisville Football Season

Photo: Pete Cautilli Maybe it’s just me, but I think Friday’s game at Syracuse is a bigger one that most fans realize. Cuse is down, but for the first time in a few weeks, this is a game that Louisville could actually lose. Even with poor performances against FIU and Wake Forest, Louisville still was able to win without a lot of trouble. I don’t think that can happen on Friday...
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Video: Russ Smith Speaks At The New Orleans Pelicans Media Day

Photo: Getty Images The New Orleans Pelicans had their annual media day earlier this week where each member of the team spoke with the media. Below is former Louisville star Russ Smith’s interview with the New Orleans media members. Russ and the Pelicans have their first exhibition game on Friday evening and will be playing at the KFC Yum! Center against the Miami Heat.
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Brandon Radcliff’s Teammates & Coaches Weren’t At All Surprised By His Breakout Game

Photo: JD Coffey The Louisville offense had their worst performance of the season in Saturday’s 20-10 win over Wake Forest. However, redshirt sophomore running back Brandon Radcliff had a breakout performance and was the lone bright spot. Radcliff finished with 129-yards on 17 carries and scored Louisville’s only two touchdowns of the game. When the season started, Radcliff was...
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Former Cardinals In The NFL: Week Four Recap

Photo: Jason Bridge – USA Today Fifteen former Cardinals are currently on NFL rosters, and some shined over this past weekend. These are the statistics for some of your favorite former Cardinals from the fourth week of the NFL season. Teddy Bridgewater (Minnesota Vikings)-  Teddy Bridgewater stepped up to the challenge on Sunday and crushed the Atlanta Falcons in his first NFL...
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College Or Pro, Teddy Bridgewater Continues To Put The Team Before Himself

Photo: Vikings.com Former Louisville star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had a memorable afternoon on Sunday in his first career start in the National Football League. Bridgewater helped the Minnesota Vikings pull off a 41-28 upset over the Atlanta Falcons. Unfortunately Bridgewater wasn’t able to finish the game due to an ankle injury. The Vikings training staff took Bridgewater...
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The 2014-15 Louisville Basketball Media Guide Has Been Released

Photo: GoCards.com With the 2014-15 College Basketball season right around the corner, the folks at UofL released the updated media guide for the upcoming season. View 2014-15 Louisville Basketball Media Guide
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Former Georgia Player With Domestic Violence Arrest Claims To Have An Offer From Louisville

Photo: OnlineAthens.com Last week 247Sports.com reported that Louisville was one of three schools showing serious interest in former Georgia defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor. The former Bulldog was dismissed from the Bulldog program over the summer after being arrested and charged with aggravated assault/family violence. This wasn’t Taylor’s first run in with the law. He was...
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Louisville Football: Notable Numbers From Week Five

Photo: JD Coffey From star to finsih, Louisville’s 20-10 win over Wake Forest on Saturday was pretty ugly. However, here are some notable numbers from the second conference win of the season. 129 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns for Louisville’s 4th string Running Back Brandon Radcliff. 11 penalties for 89 yards. With 35 now on the season the Cards rank 102nd out of 125 FBS...
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Louisville Commit Dahu Green Lands No. 1 Play On Sports Center With Crazy TD Catch

Photo: JaguarFootball.com Future Cardinal wide receiver Dahu Green has landed himself on Sports Center’s Top Plays prior to ever even suiting up in a Louisville uniform. Green made an insane one handed catch this past Friday in Westmoore High School’s 34-28 win over Normal High School. It was named the top player on Sports Center on Tuesday morning. Green committed to Louisville...
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Cardinal Connect TV – Episode 7: Bonnafon or Gardner? New Uni’s, Teddy Takes Over & Dozier Visit

We recorded episode number seven of Cardinal Connect TV on Monday evening. In this week’s show, myself, JD Coffey and Shane Burris discussed the Louisville football team’s offensive concerns, which quarterback gives the Cards the best chance to win, the buzz over the new football and basketball uniforms, Perry Dozier’s visit, along with Teddy Bridgewater’s big debut. Cardinal...
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Report: Pitino Showing Interest In 6-foot-11 Prospect From Spain

Photo: 247 SportsA little less than a month ago Rick Pitino’s 2015 recruiting class looked to be complete. With commitments from Deng Adel, Raymond Spalding, Donovan Mitchell and Antonio Blakeney, we were convinced that Louisville had landed it’s best recruiting class in program history. Unfortunately, you can never be too sure when it comes to recruiting. Teenagers are notoriously...
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Will Gardner Throws During Monday’s Practice; Status Unknown For Friday

Photo: Petey Cautilli In each of the past two weeks we’ve pretty much known who will be taking the majority of the snaps for the Louisville Cardinal football program. With Reggie Bonnafon unavailable for the FIU game, Will Gardner didn’t have to worry about being pulled and with Gardner held out of action against Wake Forest due to an injury, the reigns were handed to Bonnafon...
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Six Former Cardinals Are On NBA Training Camp Rosters

Photo: NBA.com NBA training camps started on Friday with media days for the five teams who will play outside of the U.S. during the preseason. On Monday, the remaining 25 teams will had their media days to kick off training camps. As of Monday, there are six former Louisville basketball players on NBA rosters. Some have guaranteed deals for the 2014-15 season while others will have...
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Kickoff Time Announced For Louisville’s Trip To Clemson Next Week

Photo: Petey Cautilli The official Twitter account for the Louisville football program announced the kickoff time for the Cardinals match-up next week at Clemson. FB: Louisville-Clemson football game on Oct. 11 is slated for 3:30 p.m. on either ABC, ESPN2 or ESPNU @CoachPetrinoUL — LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) September 29, 2014 This will still be a very tough game for Louisville...
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Louisville Opens As A 3.5 Point Favorite Against Syracuse

Photo: Syracuse.com On Friday evening Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals will try to get their first ever conference road win on as members of the ACC. The Cards are set to take on Syracuse at the infamous Carrier Dome at 7 PM on ESPN. Cuse is off to a disappointing 2-2 start to the season. The Orange struggled against FCS opponent Villanova in their season opener, squeezing...
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Week Six College Football Polls: Louisville Receiving Votes In Both Polls

Photo: Pete Cautilli Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals haven’t been able to sneak back into the top 25 of each of the major polls (AP Poll & Coaches Poll), but fortunately they’re now receiving votes in both polls for the first time since the Virginia loss. After five weeks of football, the ACC isn’t doing so hot. Florida State is still ranked No. 1 the AP Poll...
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The Weekend That Was: Walkthrough at Buckhead’s Edition

Grab your coffee and slide into your Monday with the Weekend That Was, the weekly guide to everything that went down from Friday afternoon to Sunday night. But before we begin, let’s check out Wake Forest’s pregame festivities which took place at Buckhead’s in Jeffersonville. I love the smell of-22 rushing yards in the morning. We’ll begin with our Cardinals this week who...
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Teddy Bridgewater Proves Doubters Wrong In His Starting Debut

Photo: Hannah Foslien – Getty Images Teddy Bridgewater’s first NFL start went off like gangbusters in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday. The Vikings hosted the Falcons in a game that was televised locally on WDRB. TCF Bank stadium reached a fever pitch once the ball was kicked off to Atlanta to start the game. The crowd began chanting the name “Teddy” while the Falcons punt...
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Louisville vs. Wake Forest: Jake Smith & Keith Kelsey Post Game Interviews

Jake Smith – Wake Forest Post Game from The Cardinal Connect on Vimeo. Keith Kelsey – Post Game Wake Forest from The Cardinal Connect on Vimeo.
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Photo Gallery: Louisville 20 – Wake Forest 10

With the first two home games being in the evening, Louisville Cardinals fans got their first taste of sunshine and pigskin on Saturday afternoon as Louisville outlasted Wake Forest. Cardinal Connect staff photographers JD Coffey and Petey Cautilli were both on hand and got some great shots of the action. Enjoy! .element { width:275px; margin...
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Cardinal Connect TV: Louisville 20 – Wake Forest 10 Post Game Show

Photo: Petey Cautilli Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals moved to 4-1 on the season with a win over Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon. While the defense continues to dominate, the offense continues to disappoint. Here is the post game show from Saturday’s win. Louisville 20 – Wake Forest 10: Post Game Show from The Cardinal Connect on Vimeo.
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Minnesota Vikings Fans Erupt As Teddy Bridgewater Scores His First Touchdown

Photo: Minnesota Vikings Former Louisville start quarterback Teddy Bridgewater got his first career NFL start earlier this afternoon for the Minnesota Vikings. The game isn’t over just yet, but Bridgewater is definitely taking advantage of the opportunity. He hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass yet, but throughout the first half Bridgewater completed 13-of-18 passes for 225 yards...
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Video: Brandon Radcliff Discusses His Breakout Performance

Brandon Radcliff was without question the top performer for the offensive unit in Saturday’s win over Wake Forest. Radcliff finished with 129-yards rushing and 30-yards receiving and scored Louisville’s only two touchdowns of the game. We caught up with him following the win as he recapped his breakout performance. Brandon Radcliff discusses his breakout performance against...
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Highlights: Louisville Outlasts Wake Forest

Photo: Petey Cautilli The one thing we learned on Saturday is that the Louisville football program has some serious work to do before they get to the toughest part of their 2014 schedule. Saturday’s performance wasn’t pretty, but the Cards were able to escape with a win, which is the most important thing. Here are highlights of the 20-10 win, courtesy of the ACC Digital Network.
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