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ESPN Analyst Says Louisville Would “Sweep The SEC East”

Photo: Pete Cautilli Over the past few years it seems that college football fans around the country have accused ESPN of having an “SEC bias.” In my opinion, ESPN does have a lot of analysts who are biased towards the SEC, but there is one in particular that isn’t whatsoever. Following last night’s Louisville – Florida State game, ESPN analyst and former Florida State quarterback...
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Recap: Rick Pitino Previews Saturday’s Exhibition Against Barry University

Photo: Pete Cautilli The Louisville basketball program will have their first exhibition game of the season tomorrow at 12:30 PM when they host Barry University. Rick Pitino met with the media on Friday afternoon to preview the game. Below is a recap. Coach Pitino opened the press conference discussing his team’s biggest weakness at this point, which is turnovers. “We’re looking...
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DeVante Parker & Charles Gaines Discuss Florida State Loss

Senior wide recevier DeVante Parker and junior cornerback Charles Gaines were two of the four players that were made available to the media following Louisville’s loss to Florida State. Both Parker and Gaines were disappointed in the loss, but are confident that the team can bounce back. DeVante Parker – Florida State Post Game from The Cardinal Connect on Vimeo. Charles Gaines...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Louisville vs. Florida State Was ESPN’s Highest Rated College Football Game Of The Season

Photo: Andy Lyons – Getty Images The Louisville football program missed a big opportunity on Thursday night. After establishing a 21-0 lead against the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles, the Cards were then outscored 42-10. On the bright side (sort of), despite coming out on the losing end, the Cardinal program got a whole lot of exposure last night. ESPN reports...
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Louisville Hoops Ranked No. 8 In The 2014-15 Preseason AP Poll

Photo: Petey Cautilli The 2014-15 Preseason College Basketball AP Poll was released earlier this afternoon. For the fourth consecutive season Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals have landed in the top ten. They’re No. 8 in this year’s poll. Louisville came in at No. 7 in the USA Today Coaches Poll that was released earlier this month. 1 Kentucky (52) SEC Record: 0...
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FSU 42 – Louisville 31: Bobby Petrino’s Post Game Press Conference

As expected, Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino was disappointed following his team’s 42-31 loss to Florida State on Thursday night. Despite the tough loss, Petrino says he was proud of his team. Below is the full post game press conference. Bobby Petrino – Florida State Post Game Press Conference from The Cardinal Connect on Vimeo.
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Four Star Receiver Dez Fitzpatrick Has Committed To Louisville

Photo: 247 Sports Despite the tough loss to Florida State on Thursday evening, it turns out there is some good news to share regarding Bobby Petrino and the Louisville football program. Following last night’s game, Dez Fitzpatrick, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound wide receiver from Farmington, MI., decided that he wanted to play his college ball at the University of Louisville. Fitzpatrick...
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Florida State 42 – Louisville 31: Cards Run Out Of Gas In The Second Half

Photo: Andrew Weber – USA Today When you face the defending national champions, you’ve got to be at your very best if you want to give yourself a chance to win. Unfortunately, Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals ran out of gas and fell short to Florida State, 42-31. After putting together a 21-0 lead, the Seminoles went on to outscore the Louisville 35-10. “It’s a...
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Louisville vs. Florida State: Three Crazy Predictions

Photo: Pete Cautilli Negative Andy has been feeling uncharacteristically optimistic this week, as you may remember, so fresh off a bye week, he has 3 predictions for you for the biggest game Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium has seen since West Virginia in 2006. Prediction 1: The Louisville defense will hold Florida State to under 75 rushing yards and no more than 1 touchdown. Notre...
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Louisville vs. Florida State: Predicted MVP’s

Photo: Petey Cautilli Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals are just hours away from hosting the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles. Here are the two players from each side of the ball that I expect to shine tonight. Offense Having DeVante Parker back for a game like tonight may serve and even greater impact than the numbers he’ll put on paper. After a very...
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Muhammad Ali Expected To Be Honored At Tonight’s Game

Photo: Bill Haber – AP According to the Courier-Journal, Louisville legend Muhammad Ali will be in attendance at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium when the University of Louisville football team takes on the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles. An Ali family spokesman confirmed with the CJ that Ali will be honored by the school during the game, but wasn’t sure when...
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FSU Not Nearly As Successful On Thursday Night’s As Louisville

Photo: Pete Cautilli Louisville Cardinal fans don’t need me to tell them just how good the football team has performed on Thursday night’s. Since 2001, Louisville is 15-5 overall on Thursday nights, including a 10-1 record at home and a 3-0 record against ranked teams. The average margin of victory on Thursday night’s is 13.3 points. The Florida State Seminoles haven’t been...
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Five Keys To Beating Florida State

Photo: Pete Cautilli Defeating the defending national champions wont’ be an easy task for Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals. That said, this is a winnable game and the boys in Vegas definitely like Louisville’s chances. Here are five keys to tonight’s game. 1. Get Pressure To The Quarterback: Say what you will about Jamies Winston, but he’s as good of a quarterback...
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Game Day Is Finally Here

Photo: Bill Frakes | Sports Illustrated The day we’ve been waiting for is finally here. We’re now 11 hours away from kicking off the biggest home game in the history of the Louisville Cardinal football program. If you were fortunate enough to get the day off from work or school, this should hold you over.
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Louisville Hoops Picked To Finish Third In Their Debut Season In The ACC

Photo: Pete Cautilli Rick Pitino and the Louisville Basketball program participated in their first ever ACC Media Day on Wednesday in Greensboro, NC. Pitino’s club has high expectations in their first season in the league. Louisville was picked to finish in third place by the media members in attendance. Junior forward Montrezl Harrell was voted to the league’s preseason first...
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Video: Pitino Looking Forward To New Challenge In The ACC

On Wednesday afternoon Rick Pitino made his first ever appearance at the ACC’s annual media day. In this brief clip, Pitino talks about what he feels Louisville can bring to their new conference and what it means to be in the company of coaching legends.
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Florida State Practiced At Louisville’s Waterfront Park & Then Went To Joe’s Crab Shack

Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles have arrived in Louisville for Thursday night’s match-up against the Cardinals. It’s very common in college football for visiting teams to have walk-through’s or light practices the day before a game. I could be wrong, but I’d be willing to bet that Florida State is the first team to ever have their walk-through/practice at downtown...
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Video: Montrezl Harrell & Wayne Blackshear At ACC Media Day

Montrezl Harrell and Wayne Blackshear represented the Louisville program at today’s annual ACC Media Day in Greensboro, NC. Below you’ll see highlights from their individual press conferences, courtesy of the ACC Digital Network.
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UofL Encouraging Fans To Get To PJCS Early Tomorrow

Photo: Pete Cautilli We’re now just one day away from what could be the biggest home game in the history of the Louisville football program. Bobby Petrino and the Cardinals are set to square off against the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles. Unfortunately, it sounds like there is a chance for some serious traffic problems. It just so happens that there is also...
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Watch Live: Montrezl Harrell & Wayne Blackshear Speak At ACC Media Day

Photo: Pete Cautilli The Louisville basketball program is making their first ever appearance at the ACC basketball media day in Greensboro, NC. Wayne Blackshear and Montrezl Harrell are set to take the podium a little after 9:30 AM this morning. Click here to view from your mobile device. You can stream the press conference live courtesy of the ACC digital network. Rick Pitino is...
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Dick Vitale Tabs Montrezl Harrell As An All Gold First Team All American

Photo: Pete Cautilli With the 2014-15 college basketball season just weeks away, ESPN’s Dick Vitale released his All American Teams on Tuesday afternoon. Dickie V has tabbed Louisville junior forward Montrezl Harrell as an “All Solid Gold First Team All American.” Harrell was the only Louisville player listed on Vitale’s 25-player All American teams. He chose to not include...
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Louisville Sneaks In At No. 25 In The First Ever College Football Playoff Rankings

Photo: Pete Cautilli The College Football Playoff Selection Committee released their first ever rankings on Tuesday evening at 7:30. In somewhat surprising news, Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals were able to sneak in at No. 25, Louisville is one of four ACC teams in the top 25 rankings.   WEEK 10, OCT 28, 2014 Rank Team Record 1 Mississippi State 7...
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Louisville Commit G.G. Robinson Getting Some Strong Interest From Auburn

Photo: 247 Sports Verbal commitments mean very little in the world of college football recruiting. All that a verbal commitment really means is that a recruiting “thinks” he wants to attend that school. Keyword being thinks. Despite being committed to other program, most recruits still visit other schools and keep their options open. There’s no harm in that, in my opinion,...
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FSU Running Back Karlos Williams’ Domestic Battery Investigation Takes An Unexpected Turn

Sam Greenwood – Getty Images On Monday afternoon news broke that Florida State running back Karlos Williams was being investigated for an alleged domestic battery incident. There had been rumblings for the past week regarding Williams possibly being suspended, but on Friday FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher denied that his starting running back wasn’t in any type of trouble. After...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Finally Healthy Heading Into The Biggest Game Of The Season

Photo: Petey Cautilli The Louisville Cardinal football program took a big step in the right direction in their week eight win over NC State. Unfortunately, three key players left the game with injuries and did not return. Running back Brandon Radcliff didn’t sustain an injury during the game, but received just two carries. In his post game press conference, Petrino revealed that...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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