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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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Petrino Will Open Up The First Week Of Practice For The Fans

Andy Lyons | Getty Images Louisville Cardinal football junkies who can’t wait until Sept. 1 to get their first taste of action got some good news on Wednesday afternoon. At the annual Governor’s Cup Luncheon, Bobby Petrino announced that he’ll be opening up the first week of practices for fans who want to attend. The practices Aug. 5-9 will all be open to the fans. There will...
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Confirmed: Former Washington St. QB Tyler Bruggman Is Headed To Louisville

Photo | Washington State Athletics On Wednesday afternoon, The Cardinal Connect reported that former Washington State quarterback Tyler Bruggman was in the process of transferring to Louisville, per sources. Just hours later it’s now been officially confirmed that Bruggman will in fact enroll at Louisville. The Phoenix, AZ., native will have to sit out during the 2014 season due...
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The Keg Of Nails Rivalry May Not Be Over For Good

Outside of Kentucky, Cincinnati is probably the biggest rivalry for the University of Louisville when it comes to the gridiron. There’s not nearly as much hatred between the two fan bases, but there is definitely a lot of history. Louisville has played Cincinnati in football more than they’ve played any other opponent. Unfortunately, due to the recent conference carousel, the...
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Petrino Family Foundation Announces Exclusive Tailgate Party

The Petrino Family Foundation, established by U of L Head Football Coach Bobby Petrino and his family, is thrilled to announce the kickoff of their Petrino Family Foundation Tailgate Parties for the 2014 football season.  Proceeds from the tailgates will go towards the Foundation’s pledges including the Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Trauma Program at Kosair Children’s...
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DeVante Parker Named Preseason First Team All ACC

Jamie Rhodes | USA Today Sports On Wednesday morning that Atlantic Coast Conference released the 2014 Preseason Conference Team. In Louisville’s first season in the league, senior wide receiver DeVante Parker is the only Cardinal to be honored by the league’s respected media members. The team was selected by the media attending the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff held this past Sunday...
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All Signs Point To Former Washington St. QB Tyler Bruggman Landing At Louisville

Photo | CougCenter.com Earlier this month it was reveled that Washington State quarterback Tyler Bruggman would be transferring from the program. Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports reported that Louisville, Duke, Indiana and Arkansas were the four schools that WSU granted Bruggman a release to. Bruggman was competing for the second string spot for the Cougars this past Spring before decidign...
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Prince Ali Will Take An Official Visit To Louisville On Sept. 6

Jim Rassol | Sun Sentinel With the month of July coming to an end, the majority of the top prospects in the 2015 class are starting to line up their five allotted official visits in the fall. Four star shooting guard Prince Ali announced on Tuesday that he’s already scheduled two official visits within the next couple of months. The Miami native tells Evan Daniels of Scout.com...
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Vikings Offensive Coordinator Says Bridgewater Should Have Been A Top 10 Pick

Brad Penner | USA Today Sports It wasn’t always for good reason, but former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was one of the more talked about prospects heading into the 2014 NFL Draft. Unfortunately for Teddy, his lackluster Pro Day workout led to the majority of the national media writing him off as a guy who didn’t deserve to be taken in the first round. The Minnesota...
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Antonio Blakeney Says Rick Pitino Is Still Showing Him That He’s A Top Priority

Photo: Orlando Sentinel Five star scoring guard Antonio Blakeney has been top target for Rick Pitino and his coaching staff for well over a year now. Apparently that hasn’t changed despite picking up two commitments from the 2015 class within the past week.  In a matter of six days, Rick Pitino reeled in five star swingman Deng Adel and four star power forward Raymond Spalding...
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Bobby Petrino Has High Expectations In His First Season Back At Louisville

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect The Louisville football program will experience some major changes in 2014 in their first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference. I’ve always thought that it makes more sense to rank/evaluate a schedule at the end of the season rather than before the season begins. That said, when you look at the opponents on the slate in 2014, this is expected...
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The Third Commemorative Markers Mark Bottle Will Feature Tom Jurich & The ACC

Photo | @KKCards The third and final edition of the University of Louisville Commemorative Markers Mark bottles are expected to go on sale later this week. The third bottle will feature UofL athletic director Tom Jurich and the Atlantic Coast Conference. Former football coach Charlie Strong was featured on the first bottle in 2012 while basketball coach Rick Pitino was featured on...
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Montrezl Harrell Says He’d Play A Defensive Possession For Bobby Petrino

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect Thanks to the folks at CardsTV, the Louisville Cardinal basketball junkies have gotten a small fix over the summer. In the past few weeks, UofL has uploaded brief interviews with a couple of the players to the CardsTV YouTube account. Earlier this month we heard from Wayne Blackshear and on Tuesday morning an interview with Montrezl Harrell...
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Video: Bobby Petrino At ACC Media Day

It’s been an extremely busy day for Louisville head football coach Bobby Petrino. At the UofL’s first ever appearance at the ACC Kickoff, Petirno conducted more than 30 interviews throughout the day. Here is his interview with Jeff Fischel of the ACC Digital Network.
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Watch Live: Bobby Petrino At The ACC Kickoff

Photo | @UofLFootball Louisville head football coach Bobby Petrino is expected to take the podium at 5:10 PM in Greensboro, N.C., at the ACC Kickoff. Petrino is the third to last coach to speak with media. He’s slated to speak for approximately 15-minutes. You can stream the press conference live, courtesy of the ACC Digital Network.
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ACC Media Poll: Louisville Picked To Finish Third In The Atlantic Division

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect In their first season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the University of Louisville football program has been predicted to finish third i the Atlantic Division by the league’s respected media members. As expected, Florida State, the defending national champions have been tabbed as the preseason favorite to win the league. Clemson...
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Terell Floyd Will Move From Cornerback To Safety

Kevin Cox | Getty Images To my knowledge, there wasn’t any ground breaking news reported at day one of the ACC Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C. on Sunday. In my opinion, the biggest takeaway was learning of a position change on the Louisville defense. When speaking to Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal, senior defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin broke the news that senior defensive back Terell...
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Deng Adel Says Louisville Was The Best Fit For Him

Photo | adidas With it being mid-July, the recruiting circuit is in fully swing and there are tons of names to keep up with. That said, one name that Louisville fans are very familiar with is Deng Adel. The Australian swing-man gave Louisville a verbal commitment last week after Rick Pitino and his staff made it very clear that Adel was the overall top target for the Cards in the...
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