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Highlights: Cards Crush Canes On Black Monday

Photo: JD Coffey While we were all watching Louisville earn their first victory in the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday night, our man Mike Lindsey, AKA @CrumsRevenge, was hard at work. Less than 24-hours after the game he’s already published a highlight video at TheCrunchZone.com. As usual, great work. ACC Opener: “Black Monday” from @CrumsRevenge on Vimeo.
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Louisville Lands At No. 25 In This Week’s AP Poll

Photo: Pete Cautilli Louisville’s season opening 31-13 win over Miami didn’t earn them a spot in the top 25 of the Coaches Poll, but it was a different story with the Associated Press Poll. The Cards received just enough votes and are now ranked No. 25. Louisville jumped six spots from No. 31 to No. 25 and was the only unkranked team in the preseason to climb into the top 25...
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Corvin Lamb & James Sample Receive Week One ACC Honors

Photo: JD Coffey Junior safety James Sample and redshirt junior running back Corvin Lamb were honored as ACC Co-Player of the Week at their respective positions. In his first career game as a Cardinal, Sample, a junior college transfer, led the team with eight tackle. His interception in the second half really helped the Cards pull away. “We got faith in each other,” Sample said...
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Louisville Still Unranked In The Coaches Poll After Week One

Photo: Pete Cautilli After week one, Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinal football prorgam finds themselves on the outside looking in at the USA Today Coaches Poll. Louisville was at No. 36 in the preseason poll per the total number of votes. Despite still being outside of the top 25, the Cards did receive an increase in votes and are now at No. 28. Oklahoma State and Florida...
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Louisville 31 – Miami 13: Post Game Interviews

Following last night’s 31-13 season opening win over Miami, a handful of players were made available to the media for post game interviews. The Cardinal Connect caught up with Will Gardner, Dominique Brown, Gerald Christian, Lorenzo Mauldin and Charles Standberry after the game.
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Weekend That Was: Miami Bane Edition

Welcome to the debut edition of the “Weekend That Was,” a new weekly feature that I will be sharing at The Cardinal Connect. Here’s your one stop shop for everything that happened over the weekend, Louisville related and sometimes not. We’ll get started in a second, but first a moment of silence for Sad Miami Bane. “You merely inherited the Big East, I was born in it,...
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Video: Bobby Petrino Full Post Game Press Conference

As you could expect, Bobby Petrino was very pleased with the outcome of his first came back on the sidelines at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. In front of a record crowd of 55,428 fans, Louisville won their first ever game as a member of the ACC, knocking off Miami 31-13. Here is Bobby Petrino’s full post game press conference.
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Louisville 31 – Miami 13: Petrino & The Cards Cruise In ACC Opener

Photo: The Cardinal Connect We didn’t as many points as we expected in the first half, but sure enough, Bobby Petrino was back to his old ways in his first game back on the sidelines at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The Miami Hurricanes connected on a field goal with 10:54 left in the third quarter to make it 13-14, but after that it was all Louisville. Bobby Petrino’s offense...
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Louisville vs. Miami: Four Keys To The Game

Photo: David Manning – USA Today I can only speak for myself, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Louisville Cardinal fan base as confident for a season opener against a legitimate team. Even without DeVante Parker, I’m confident that Petrino and the Cards will pull out the win, but a loss is certainly possible. Here are my five keys to the game. 1. Contain the run: Duke...
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Luke Hancock Has Signed A One Year Non-guaranteed Deal With The Memphis Grizzlies

Photo – Pete Cautilli Despite not hearing his name called during the 2014 NBA Draft in late June, it turns out former Louisville Cardinal sharp shooter Luke Hancock will have an opportunity to make an NBA roster for the 2014-15 season. Shams Charania of RealGM.com was the first to report the news that Hancock has signed a one year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. The deal is not...
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The Five Do’s & Don’ts Of Tailgating

Photo: CardNation Road Crew It goes without saying that one of the best aspects of college football is the tailgating experience. Some folks get just as excited about tailgating as they do about the actual games. However, there is a right way to do it and there is a wrong way to do it. Before you head out to tailgate today, take a look at the annual Do’s and Don’ts of Tailgating...
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Louisville vs. Miami: Predicted MVP’s

Photo: David Manning – USA Today New Coaching Staff, new Quarterback, new playbook, new defensive philosophy and a new conference. With all of the “new” around the University of Louisville Football Program, we’re still going to take a stab at the Offensive and Defensive MVP’s. Here are the predictions for the Cardinals vs the Hurricanes. Defense This time last year I took...
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Louisville vs. Miami: Season Opener Preview

Photo: David Manning – USA Today Miami Hurricanes (0-0, 0-0) Head Coach: Al Golden – 4th Year @ at Miami (Career HC Record: 49-49, 0-2 in bowl games) Golden spent five years as the head coach of Temple before taking over the job at Miami; played at tight end for Penn State and one year for the New England Patriots. North Carolina 2013 Season: 9-4 (5-3, 2nd in ACC Coastal)...
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Petrino Says Michael Dyer Looks More Doubtful Each Day

Photo: The Cardinal Connect We likely won’t know for sure until Monday evening, but Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino doesn’t seem very confident that senior running back Michael Dyer will play in the season opener. Five days ago at his week one press conference, Petrino said that Dyer was questionable and hadn’t practiced since suffering a knee contusion two weeks ago in...
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Four Star Dual Threat Quarterback Lamar Jackson Has Committed To Louisville

Photo: Nike Football Just two days before the 2014 season opener, Bobby Petrino and the Louisville football program picked up a commitment from one of the top dual threat quarterbacks in the class of 2015. On Saturday morning, Boynton Beach, FL., native Lamar Jackson made his verbal commitment public via his Twitter account. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound, dual threat QB is rated as a...
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Cardinal Connect TV – Episode 2: Previewing Monday Night’s Season Opener

On Thursday evening we recorded our second episode of the weekly webcast, which we are now calling Cardinal Connect TV. Brandon Zellers and myself discussed the DeVante Parker injury and how it will impact the team long term. We also spent a good majority of the show previewing the big season opener against Miami and briefly discussed the expected tailgating atmosphere.
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Despite Not Being The Starter, Bridgewater Knows He’s In A Good Place

Photo: Vikings.com Back in the day it was very uncommon to see rookie quarterbacks get the starting nod in week one of the NFL. Nowadays with guys like Robert Griffin, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson coming in and having success, it’s becoming much more common. Former Louisville star Teddy Bridgewater got the start last night in the Vikings final preseason game, but the team announced...
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Louisville vs. Miami: Three Predictions

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect As we inch closer to the beginning of the 2014 college football season, and the dawn of a new era in Louisville football history – the ACC era, excitement surrounding the program may be at an all-time high. For Louisville’s week 1 opponent, however, things are currently in a state of flux, a transitional period perhaps. After 3 consecutive...
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Despite Injuries, Petrino & His Staff Are Confident In Their Offensive Depth

Photo: JD Coffey Since finding out on Monday afternoon that DeVante Parker would be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks, the big question has been who will step up in his place. As mentioned, replacing Parker isn’t something you can do with just one guy, but the staff is confident that they have enough weapons to fill the void. “I don’t think any pressure on anybody,” offensive...
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Texas Still Trying To Sell Over 9,000 Tickets Still For Charlie Strong’s Longhorn Debut

Photo: Brendan Maloney As of Wednesday afternoon, the University of Texas is still trying to sell over 9,000 tickets for their season opening game on Saturday against North Texas. Not only is this the Longhorns season opener, it’s former Louisville head coach Charlie Strong’s debut on the Texas sidelines. Call me crazy, but when you have great tradition and the largest fan base...
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Rick Pitino Provides Late Summer Update

Photo: Pete Cautilli Prior to the UofL Opening Weekend Kickoff Party at Captains Quarters on Wednesday evening, Rick Pitino spoke to the media to provide a late summer update. Here is a recap. Jaylen Johnson being cleared. It’s something we anticipated, but we’re glad,” Pitino said. He later went added that he was surprise that Johnson wasn’t as far behind as initially expected...
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With DeVante Parker Out, James Quick Has A Big Opportunity To Step Up

Jared Wickerham – Getty Images As Bobby Petrino mentioned on Monday, you can’t simply replace DeVante Parker with just one guy. It’ll take a collective effort from the offensive unit to fill the void that has been left with Parker sidelined. It helps that the wide receiver group is the deepest on the roster, but Parker is capable of making plays that most others can’t. ...
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The 2014-15 Louisville Basketball Schedule Has Been Released

Photo: Pete Cautilli On Wednesday afternoon the Atlantic Coast Conference released their entire 2014-15 basketball schedule for all league teams. Shortly after, the University of Louisville released the finalized scheduled for the upcoming season. With the  ACC being as loaded as it is along with having to face Ohio State, Kentucky, Minnesota and Indiana, this will be one of the...
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Miami Head Coach Al Golden Knows His Defense Will Have A Tall Task On Monday

Photo: Getty Images If there is one thing the world of college football has learned Bobby Petrino its that he is an offensive mastermind. Regardless of the personnel he has to work with, Petrino has proven that his offenses can put the ball in the endzone as good as anyone in the country. “I believe they put lights on the scoreboard for a reason,” Petrino said shortly after...
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How Will Russ Smith Spend His First NBA Paycheck?

Photo: Nick Laham – Getty There a lot of differences between being a college basketball player and a professional basketball player. The biggest difference is the fact that you’re now being paid to play the game. In the NBA, basketball is your full time job and you’re greatly compensated for it. Former Louisville star Russ Smith is one of sixty players drafted into the NBA...
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