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Kentucky Has Returned More Than 2,000 Tickets For The Governor’s Cup Game

Andy Lyons | Getty Images It’s been pretty evident over the past few years that the Kentucky fan base has basically thrown in the towel with the football side of their in-state rivalry with Louisville. There used to be a healthy dose of trash talking that went back and forth between both fan bases, however these days we rarely hear a peep out of the BBN when it comes to the gridiron...
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Four Star Guard Donovan Mitchell Will Visit Louisville Next Week

Photo | 247 Sports When referring to the top targets for Rick Pitino and his staff in the 2015 class, Donovan Mitchell isn’t a name you’ve been hearing for very long. But the New York City native has had a sensational summer and the Louisville staff took notice. Heading into the July open contact periods it appeared that the staff had identified which prospects they would heavily...
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DeVante Parker Has Big Goals For The 2014 Season

Photo | ESPN.com With an offensive mastermind like Bobby Petrino on the sidelines, the sky is the limit for senior wide receiver DeVante Parker. I don’t think it’s out of line to say that the Louisville native could go down as the top wide receiver in the history of the program. Parker ranks third all time in touchdown receptions for his career and still has one season left....
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Terrence Williams Will Workout For The Sacramento Kings Today

Associated Press As we all know, former Louisville star Terrence Williams’ NBA career hasn’t gone quite as planned. However, it appears that the dream is still alive. According to Shams Charania of RealGM.com, Williams will workout for the Sacramento Kings on Thursday. He finished the 2011-12 regular season with the Kings after being waived by the Houston Rockets Williams most...
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Peyton Siva Has Signed With The Orlando Magic

Andy Lyons | Getty Images Just two weeks after the Detroit Pistons announced that they wouldn’t pick up the second year of his contract, former Louisville star Peyton Siva has inked a contract with the Orlando Magic. Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports was the first to report the news. Josh Robbins, the Magic beat writer for the Orlando Sentinel, reports that Siva’s deal is non-guaranteed...
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Dominique Brown & Michael Dyer Tabbed As The Best RB Tandem In The ACC

Photo | 247 Sports The running game at the college and pro level isn’t what it used to be. Having the best ball carrier in the country is still a valuable asset, however the most successful ground attacks usually come from those who have a strong tandem or running back by committee system. Entering the 2013 season, Louisville was thought to have a very deep backfield with Senorise...
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Bovada Gives Louisville The Second Best Odds To Win The ACC

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect With the 2015 college football season quickly approaching, the gurus in Vegas are releasing the odds for each team to win their respective conference and divisions. On Tuesday morning Bovada released their odds for the ACC, giving Louisville 10/1 odds to win the league. As expected, Florida State was tabbed the favorite and was given 4/11 odds...
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Bobby Petrino Is Very Appreciative Of Charlie Strong

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect Former Louisville head football coach Charlie Strong’s departure from the program could have been handled a little bit better, but in the end, I think Cardinal fans should be very appreciative of Strong. Not talking to his team prior to his decision to leave being officially announced wasn’t a wise move, in my opinion. But it appears that...
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Akoy Agau Is Out Six Weeks For Sports Hernia Surgery

Jamie Rhodes | USA Today Sports Louisville sophomore forward Akoy Agau will undergo sports hernia surgery on Tuesday morning in Philadelphia, PA. Agua posted a photo of himself in a hospital bed earlier today via his Instagram account. “Out in Philly about to go under the knife. About to get fixed up, then waking up and getting a huge Philly cheesesteak.” Rick Pitino confirmed...
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Future Cardinal Raymond Spalding Leads His AAU Team To A National Title

Photo | 247Sports.com On Monday evening Rick Pitnio’s latest commit, Raymond Spalding, did something that no other former, current or future Cardinals have ever done. He won a national championship in the historic Freedom Hall. Spalding’s AAU team, “The Ville,” won the 11th grade Division I National Championship on Monday as they knocked off the Albany City Rocks from Troy...
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Vegas Insider: Louisville Opens As 2 1/2 Point Favorite Over Miami

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect We’re now five weeks away from the first game of the 2015 Louisville football season. Pretty exciting, right? With college football season approaching, the boys in Vegas released odds for some of the weekend’s first games. VegasInsider.com has Louisville as a 2 ½ point favorite over the Miami Hurricanes. For those that aren’t very knowledgeable...
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Pitino’s Top Target Trims His List To Seven

Photo | Nike EYBL If you follow Louisville basketball recruiting then you’re well aware of who Antonio Blakeney. The Florida native was one of the first prospects from the 2015 recruiting class that picked up a scholarship offer from Louisville. He’s been a top target for Pitino and staff for the past year. With two commitments now on board for Louisville, the staff has now shifted...
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Petrino Lands His Tenth Commitment From The 2015 Class

Photo | Scout.com Bobby Petrino picked up his tenth commitment from the 2015 class on Monday afternoon. Tim Bonner, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound, defensive end from Demopolis, AL., informed the Cardinal coaching staff of his verbal pledge earlier today. Bonner isn’t ranked very highly and in fact doesn’t have any stars by any of the three national recruiting outlets (Rivals, Scout and...
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Report: 7-foot-4 Christ Koumadje Plans To Visit Louisville

Photo | 247 Sports With two seven-footers brought in with the 2014 recruiting class, the center position wasn’t thought to be a top priority for Rick Pitino and his staff in 2015. At the moment, Louisville has two commitments – small forward Deng Adel and power forward Ray Spalding. The staff has shifted a lot of their attention to five star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney. While...
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If There Is One Player Who Will Break A Backboard In A Real Game, It’s Montrezl Harrell

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect I don’t write things with the intention or belief that any member of a University of Louisville athletic program reads what is posted here.  It would be foolish and presumptuous of me to think that my opinion could have an impact on any real live game scenario. That being said, I need someone to reach out to Montrezl Harrell for me.  I need...
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Former Florida Commit Is High On Louisville

Photo | 247 Sports The majority of the commitments that Bobby Petrino has from the 2015 class came following the program’s annual junior camp in mid June. A handful of prospects were high on Louisville, but the visit to campus was the final thing that they needed to see before making a college decision. It’s very common for players to be committed to a school, but continue to...
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Montrezl Harrell Shattered Another Backboard On Sunday Afternoon

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect In just a few months time, Louisville junior forward Montrezl Harrell has managed do break a backboard while dunking a basketball. In late April, while working out in Florida, Harrell broke a backboard at a high school while playing pick-up basketball. It turns out Harrell did it again on Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati during a summer league game...
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Kentucky’s Mark Stoops Says The UofL-UK Rivalry Will Continue Regardless Of SEC Scheduling

While the University of Louisville football program participated in their first ever ACC media day on Monday, they still managed to share the local headlines with the Kentucky program. Shortly before Bobby Petrino took the podium in Greensboro on Monday afternoon, University of Kentucky spokesman Tony Neely confirmed reports that head football coach Mark Stoops would not be attending...
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DeVante Parker Is Likely To Shatter School Records In Petrino’s Offense

Andy Lyons | Getty Images Despite having a twelve win season and a Russell Athletic Bowl trophy, there was a good portion of the Louisville fan base that wasn’t pleased with the overall product that Charlie Strong and his staff put on the field in 2013. Of course, winning is all that matters, but I know I’m not alone in thinking that last year’s team was capable of scoring...
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Highlights: Antonio Blakeney At The AAU Nationals On Thursday Morning

Photo | 247Sports.com Antonio Blakeney, Rick Pitino’s current top target in the 2015 class is currently participating in the AAU Nationals event here in Louisville. Pitino has been on hand at each of the five star prospect’s games over the past two days. In his first game on Thursday morning, Blakeney finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Here are some highlights...
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Charlie Strong Has A Mess On His Hands In Texas

Erich Schlegel | Getty Images When hired to take over the Louisville football program in December of 2009, Charlie Strong had quite a mess to clean up. All of the momentum that Bobby Petrino had built from 2003-06 was crushed by Steve Kragthorpe in just three years. The program was at one of its lowest points in the past 50 years when Strong was hired. Fortunately it took Strong...
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Ray Spalding’s Grandmother Played A Role In His Decision To Stay Home

Photo: WSTXSports.com There is something special about a highly regarded homegrown prospect who decides to stick around and attend the University of Louisville. Some of the best players in the history of the Louisville basketball program were from right here in the Derby City. Male High School’s Darrell Griffith led the program to their first ever national championship, while Ballard’s...
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Anton Gill Expected To Have A Much Larger Role In His Sophomore Season

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect Anton Gill arrived on campus last season amid much fanfare and admiration for the incoming class.  Unfortunately, not much of the calamity was directed at this particular former Hargrave Academy product. Gill’s prep school teammate, Terry Rozier, was quickly seen as a reliable hand for the Cardinals at an early part of last season.  Gill was...
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Video: Teddy Bridgewater Throws Out The First Pitch For The Minnesota Twins

Photo | MLB.com Our beloved Teddy Bridgewater threw out the first pitch for the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on Wednesday their game against the Cleveland Indians. Although it sailed a bit high, I’d say Teddy’s pitch was solid. Now that he’s a professional, there are much more public relation obligations for Bridgewater. Despite being a good sport about it, Teddy hasn...
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Antonio Blakeney Put On A Show In Front Of Rick Pitino This Morning

Photo | Orlando Sentinel With the AAU Nationals being held in Louisville this year, some of the top college basketball coaches from around the country have traveled to the Derby City to check out the elite amateur talent. With this event basically being in his backyard, it should come as no surprise that Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was on hand for the Thursday morning games...
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