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Louisville Up To No. 23 In The Coaches Poll & No. 24 In The AP Poll

Jim Rogash – Getty Images After their road win against Notre Dame on Saturday, Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals have landed back in the top 25 of both major polls. Louisville is ranked at No. 24 in the AP Poll and No. 23 in the Coaches Poll AP Top 25 RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Florida State (37) 11-0 1458 2 Alabama (21) 10-1 1445 3 Oregon (2) 10-1 1393 4 Mississippi State...
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Next Week’s Governor’s Cup Match-Up Slated For A Noon Kickoff

James Crisp – Associated Press The Louisville football team will have their only noon kickoff of the season next Saturday when they host in-state rival Kentucky. The ACC announced on Satuday evening that the Louisville – Kentucky match-up will kick off at noon and will be televised on ESPN2. Kentucky got off to a 5-1 start this season, but have since lost five straight games...
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Louisville 31 – Notre Dame 28: Cards Squeeze It Out In South Bend

Photo: USA Today Sports Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals picked up their eighth win of the season on Saturday afternoon with a 31-28 win over Notre Dame in the first ever meeting with the Irish. Louisville had a lead for the majority of the game, but Notre Dame put together a very strong second half to make things interesting. In the end, the Cards were able to do just...
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Louisville 85 – Marshall 67: Cards Cruise Past Thundering Herd

Photo: Jamie Rhodes – USA Today Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals moved to 3-0 on the season with a 85-67 win over the Marshall Thundering Herd on Friday evening. It wasn’t a pretty game to say the least. Louisville shot 38% from the floor, but they held Marshall to just 36% and also forced the Thundering Herd into 21 turnovers. Although it wasn’t a great game, it was...
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Louisville vs. Marshall: Full Game Preview

Photo: Andrew Richardson USA Today Marshall University (3-0, 0-0) Head Coach: Dan D’Antoni (Career HC Record: 3-0) Older brother of Mike D’Antoni who led the Los Angeles Lakers to their second worst season in franchise history in 2014. Dan played PG at Marshall from 1966-1970. 2013-2014 Season: 11-22 (4-12, 15th in C-USA) Lost in the second round of the Conference USA tournament...
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Louisville vs. Notre Dame: What 2 Watch 4

Photo: Pete Cautilli I’m trying this with basketball and I like it a bit better than my usual 3 Predictions, so here goes with football. I’m going to give you 4 ‘things’ to watch during the game – player match-ups, strengths/weaknesses, etc. – so you’ll have a sense of what to watch for as the game plays out. You probably know me as a stat guy, so I assure you I...
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Getting To Know The Opponent: Marshall Thundering Herd

Marshall University is a coeducational public research university located in Huntington, West Virginia. Marshall was founded in 1837 and is named after John Marshall, fourth Chief Justice of these United States. Currently there are about 14,000 students that attend Marshall University. The nickname for Marshall’s athletic teams is The Thundering Herd, their buffalo mascot’s...
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Video: Bobby Petrino Previews Notre Dame

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Louisville vs. Marshall: What 2 Watch 4

Photo: Joe Robbins – Getty I’m trying something a bit different than my usual 3 Predictions this basketball season. I’m going to give you 4 ‘things’ to watch during the game, be it a player match-up, style of play comparison, strengths/weaknesses, etc., so you’ll have a sense of what to watch for as the game plays out. You probably know me as a stat guy, so I assure...
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Rick Pitino Previews Marshall

Photo: Pete Cautilli Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals will be back in action on Saturday evening when they host the Marshall Thundering Herd. Pitino met with the media on Thursday afternoon to preview Saturday’s game. As you could expect, Pitino opened the press conference by praising Marshall’s team and discussed how tough it is to prepare for them. He says that Marshall’s...
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Video: Rick Pitino Opens Up With Seth Davis

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino joins The Seth Davis Show to talk about his career in college basketball, the challenges he’s faced on and off the court and much more.
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Gerod Holliman Named A Finalist For The Nagurski Trophy

Photo: Pete Cautilli Louisville junior safety Gerod Holliman has been named one of the five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. This award is given annually to the nation’s top defensive player and is voted on by the Football Writers Association of America along with the Charlotte Touchdown Club. The four others finalists are Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown, Alabama defensive...
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ACC Digital Network Previews Louisville vs. Notre Dame

Photo: Pete Cautilli Despite dropping their last two games, Notre Dame is still a quality opponent and a win over the Fighting Irish would do a lot for Louisville’s season. Here is the ACC Digital Network’s preview of Saturday’s game.
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Louisville Football: Week 13 Bowl Projections

Photo: Pete Cautilli With two games left in the season Louisville doesn’t have a chance to make the four team college football playoff, but they still have a shot to get to a very good bowl game. Below are the projections from the national media. ESPN (Schlabach) Sun Bowl vs. Utah (12/27) El Paso, Texas – Dec., 27 ESPN (McMurphy) Pinstripe Bowl vs. Penn State New York, NY ...
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Louisville Lands Back In The Top 25 Of The College Football Poll

Photo: Pete Cautilli With a 7-3 record with just two games left, Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals have landed themselves back into the top 25 of the College Football Playoff rankings. Louisville is No. 24, which is the highest they’ve been at all season. Prior to the Florida State loss, the Cardinals were at No. 25. WEEK 13, NOV 18, 2014 Rank Team ...
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Highlights: Louisville Crushes Jacksonville State In Home Opener

Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals got a huge 88-39 win over Jacksonville State in their home opener on Monday night. Here are highlights of the game, courtesy of the ACC Digital Network.
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Bobby Petrino Previews Notre Dame

After a week off Bobby Petrino and his team are now gearing up for their big match-up in South Bend against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Petrino met with the media on Monday to preview Saturday’s game. Here is the press conference, courtesy of the Courier-Journal. Click here to view from your mobile device.
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Rick Pitino Says He Has One Of His Best Recruiting Classes In 2015

Photo: Rick Mackson USA – Today Since the college basketball early signing period began last Wednesday, Rick Pitino and the Louisville basketball program have received national letters of intent from all three of their commitments. Small forward Deng Adel, power forward Raymond Spalding and combo guard Donovan Mitchell are now officially Louisville Cardinals. Rick Pitino met...
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Louisville 88 – Jacksonville State 39: Cards Crush The Gamecocks

Joe Robbins – Getty Images The NCAA Division-I college basketball game between the University of Louisville Cardinals and the Jacksonville State University Gamecocks was played on Monday night. That much we know. Outside of that fact, there isn’t much to take away from the contest. Jacksonville State was mismatched at every position, stretching 13 (JSU) and 15 (UL) players deep...
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Louisville vs. Jacksonville State Preview

Photo: Jacksonville State Athletics Jacksonville State University (0-1, 0-0) Head Coach: James Green, 7th year @ Jacksonville State (Career HC Record: 167-160) First black head coach of a major sports program at Jacksonville State. 2013-2014 Season: 10-21 (4-12, T-5th in OVC East) The OVC Conference Tournament takes the Top 8 teams based on conference record, regardless of division...
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Louisville vs. Jacksonville State: What 2 Watch 4

Photo: Pete Cautilli I’m trying something a bit different than my usual 3 Predictions this basketball season. I’m going to give you 4 ‘things’ to watch during the game, be it a player match-up, style of play comparison, strengths/weaknesses, etc., so you’ll have a sense of what to watch for as the game plays out. You probably know me as a stat guy, so I assure you I...
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Highlights: Louisville 81 – Minnesota 68

AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals tipped off their 2014-15 season with a 81-68 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Here are highlights of the game courtesy of the ACC Digital Network.
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Louisville 81 – Minnesota 68: Cards Cruise In Puerto Rico

RICARDO ARDUENGO: Associated Press Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals tipped off their 2014-15 season with a 81-68 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Friday evening in Puerto Rico. Considering his son was on the losing end, I imagine this win doesn’t feel quite as good as others. Louisville had their fair share of mistakes in the season opener, but in the end they...
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Game Preview: Louisville vs. Minnesota

Photo: USA Today University Of Minnesota Head Coach: Richard Pitino, 2nd year @ Minnesota (Career HC Record: 43-27) Coached the Golden Gophers to the 2014 NIT Championship game, where they defeated Larry Brown’s SMU Mustangs 65-63. 2013-2014 Season: 25-13 (8-10, 7th in the Big 10) Lost in the quarterfinals of the Big 10 conference tournament to #12 Wisconsin 83-57 Minnesota was...
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Cardinal Connect Basketball Previews: Bold Predictions

As we countdown the hours until the 2014-15 college basketball season officially starts, the crew from The Cardinal Connect will be bringing you a series of preview posts. This morning we will take a look at this year’s bold predictions. Nick Coffey  -  This Will Be Pitino’s Best Shooting Team In A Long Time Photo: Pete Cautilli Rick Pitino is one of the first coaches to...
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