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Anas Mahmoud Isn’t Your Typical 7-Footer

Photo: Pete Cautilli Louisville freshman Anas Mahmoud isn’t your typical 7-footer. Mahmoud has already been tabbed as “The Big Egyptian” by Rick Pitino and although he’s big in stature, his style of play isn’t like your average big man. Throughout his recruitment, West Oaks High School head coach Shaun Wiseman said multiple times that he expects Mahmoud to play power forward...
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Brian Brohm’s Double-Reverse Flea Flicker Earns Top Play On Sports Center

Photo: Derek Leung – Getty Images Former Louisville star quarterback Brian Brohm is spending these days up north in the Canadian Football League with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Brohm got his first career start with the Bombers this past weekend. Unfortunately for Brohm, not only did his team fall to Calgary 33-23, but he suffered a broken thumb during the game in will need surgery...
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Lorenzo Mauldin Reportedly Had An RMI On Sunday For Injury During NC State Game

Photo: Petey Cautilli During the third quarter of Saturday’s game against North Carolina State, Louisville senior linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin went down with what appeared to be a serious injury. Mauldin was helped off of the field by the training staff. After evaluating his injury on the sidelines, Mauldin went with the trainers to the locker room and didn’t return. Bobby Petrino...
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Rick Pitino Says Louisville Football Will Beat Florida State Next Week

Photo: Pete Cautilli The Louisville basketball program had their annual tip-off luncheon on Monday afternoon at the Downtown Marriott. Each member of the team other than Mangok Mathiang (class) and Akoy Agau (sick) were introduced, following by a press conference from Rick Pitino. Over the years the luncheons have been pretty routine. In the past we’ve seen players step to the...
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A Closer Look At Louisville Football’s Gray Helmets For The Florida State Game

When Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals storm on to the field at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium next Thursday to face the defending National Champions they’ll be sporting some new swag. The folks at UofL announced last month that the football team will wear new adidas TECHFIT uniforms for the Oct. 30 home game against Florida State. We’ve seen plenty of photo’s of...
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Photo Gallery From Louisville Basketball Media Day & Red-White Game

Photo: Petey Cautilli Cardinal fans got their first chance to see this year’s Louisville basketball team on Sunday afternoon on the first of two Red-White scrimmages. Prior to the scrimmage, the program conducted their annual media day. Below is the photo gallery from Sunday. All photos were taken by Cardinal Connect photographer Pete Cautilli. ...
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Video: Rick Pitino Post Game Press Conference

Photo: Petey Cautilli In his early October press conference, Rick Pitino said that the two red & white scrimmages would be very important due to the fact that there are a handful of returning players and newcomers that need to be ready right away. Pitino seemed pretty pleased with the effort from his team in their first intrasquad scrimmage. Below is the post-game press conference...
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Louisville 30 – NC State 18: Photo Gallery

Photo: Petey Cautilli Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals became bowl eligible on Saturday by getting their sixth win of the 2014 season. With a 30-18 win over NC State, the Cards move to 6-2 on the season and 4-2 in ACC play. Here is The Cardinal Connect photo gallery from the game. All photos were taken by staff photographer Petey Cautilli. ...
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Highlights From Louisville Hoops’ First Red & White Scrimage

Rick Pitino and the Louisville Basketball program had their first of two preseason red-white scrimmages on Sunday afternoon at the KFC Yum! Center. The white squad featuring Montrezl Harrell & Chris Jones knocked off Terry Rozier & Wayne Blackshear’s red team. Click here to read out post-game report. Below you’ll find highlights from the scrimmage. Highlights from...
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Harrell & Jones Lead The White Team In Intrasquad Scrimmage Win

Photo: Petey Cautilli Cardinals fans got their first chance to see Rick Pitino’s 2014-15 team in action on Sunday afternoon in the first of two red and white scrimmages. You can see the rosters for each team in the box score below. Rick Pitino said prior to tip-off that when Montrezl Harrell and Chris Jones are on the same team, they haven’t lost a scrimmage. That was exactly...
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Video: Charles Gaines & Will Gardner Discuss The Win Over NC State

Cornerback Charles Gaines and quarterback Will Gardner were two of the handful of Louisville football players that were made available to the media following Saturday’s 30-18 win over North Carolina State. Gaines discussed the defense taking somewhat of a step back as they allowed their first touchdown in over a month. He also talked about the progress that the offense is making...
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Louisville 30 – NC State 18: Bobby Petrino’s Post Game Press Conference

Following Saturday’s win over NC State, Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino spoke to the media for about six minutes recapping the game. As expected, he spent a lot of time discussing the return of DeVante Parker, Michael Dyer’s breakout performance and the bye-week. Here is the full presser. Bobby Petrino NC State Post Game from The Cardinal Connect on Vimeo.
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Highlights: DeVante Parker Returns In A Major Way

Photo: Petey Cautilli Louisville senior wide receiver DeVante Parker made his 2014 season debut on Saturday as the Cardinals moved to 6-2 with a 30-18 win over North Carolina State. It’s a shame that he didn’t get to suit up until week number eight. He definitely made an immediate impact for the offense. Parker tied a career high with nine receptions and finished with 132 yards...
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Louisville 30 – NC State 18: Cards Get Big Boost From Parker & Dyer

Andy Lyons – Getty Images For the fifth consecutive season the Louisville football program is bowl eligible. Bobby Petrino and the Cardinals got their sixth win of the season on Saturday afternoon as they defeated North Carolina State, 30-18. For a month straight each of our post game write-up’s started the exact same way. The defense was outstanding and the offense continuously...
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Video: Montrezl Harrell NBA Scouting Video

Photo: DraftExpress.com Louisville junior power forward Montrezl Harrell surprised a lot of people when he decided to return for another collegiate season despite being projected to be taken in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft. Needless to say, this was a pleasant surprise for Louisville fans. With the 2014-15 college basketball season quickly approaching, the folks at DraftExpress...
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Video: Louisville vs. NC State Preview

Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals will take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday afternoon. Here is our preview of the week eight match-up. Louisville vs. North Carolina State Preview from The Cardinal Connect on Vimeo.
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More Details On NC State BB Gun Incident

Photo: ABC11 The North Carolina State Wolfpack will be without seven players on Saturday when they take on the Louisville Cardinals. News broke on Monday afternoon that seven players had been suspended for an incident with a BB gum on campus. It’s unfortunate because you don’t wish that on anyone, Bobby Petrino said on Monday. “You always want to play their best players. My...
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Mississippi State Commit Will Visit Louisville This Weekend

Photo: 247Sports Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinal football program has hosted a number of visitors throughout the season and on Saturday they’ll have more than ten recruits on campus. Mississippi State commit Keith Joseph Jr. is one of the handful of prospects expected to be on the sideline at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium tomorrow. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound, defensive...
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Louisville vs. North Carolina State: Three Predictions

Photo: Pete Cautilli Alright, back to logical predictions. NC State strolls into Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium having lost 3 straight and having suspended 7 players, including their 1st and 4th leading tacklers (linebacker Jerod Fernandez and safety Josh Jones). The Cards are coming off a loss as well, but it’s hard to suggest they don’t have more momentum going than the Wolfpack...
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Petrino On DeVante Parker: “I think he’s ready to go”

Sam Sharpe | USA Today Bobby Petrino met with the media following Thursday’s practice for the last time before Saturday’s game against North Carolina State. As you could expect, one of the first questions he was asked was the status of star receiver DeVante Parker. The Louisville native was expected to make his return last week against Clemson, but wasn’t quite as far along...
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Is Terry Rozier the best shooter in the country?

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect With the 2014-15 college basketball season right around the corner, the national outlets have been pumping out the hoops content. On Thursday afternoon ESPN.com released their top ten most important shooters in the country. Strange ranking, right? It appears what Dana O’Neil of ESPN means by “most important shooters” is guys who need to...
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Louisville Hoops Ranked No. 9 In The USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll

Photo: USA Today Sports Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals are ranked No. 9 in the 2014-15 College Basketball USA Today Coaches Preseason Poll, which was released on Thursday afternoon. This is the fourth consecutive season that Louisville has been ranked in the top ten of the preseason coaches poll. Louisville is one of four ACC teams ranked in the top ten and one of the five...
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Charles Gaines Says The Defense Has A New Goal

Photo: Petey Cautilli I’d have a hard time believing anyone who claims that they expected to Louisville defense to be as good as they’ve been throughout the first seven games of the season. There was hope that Todd Grantham had enough talent to build a solid unit, but no one truly expected Louisville this good. Despite statistically being the top ranked defense in the nation...
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Kyle Kuric Explodes For 21 Points With His New Pro Club In Spain

Photo: Euro Basket At this time four years ago former Louisville sharp-shooter Kyle Kuric was named 2010 UofL homecoming king.These days, Kuric is playing professionally in Spain and he started off the 2014 season with a huge performance. After graduating from Louisville in 2012, Kuric spent his first two professional seasons playing for Asefa Estudiantes in Madrid, Spain. He averaged...
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Montrezl Harrell Opens Up With The Courier-Journal

Kevin Cox – Getty Images The Louisville basketball program’s annual media day isn’t until Sunday afternoon, but earlier this week our pal Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal was able to snag a 15-minute Q&A with junior power forward Montrezl Harrell. In the interview Harrell opened up about a number of things, including his decision to return, how the newcomers are adjusting...
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