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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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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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Any Given Thursday: Louisville’s Clash with FSU Comes at Perfect Time  

Photo: Pete Cautilli People may roll their eyes, but many of us don’t just believe…they know that certain things in sports are magical. It may be an incredible turn of events, like Luke Hancock draining four threes in a little over two minutes. It can be a singular moment like when Henry Miller scampered 25 yards on the second play of overtime to upset fourth ranked Florida State...
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Cardinal Connect TV – Episode 11: Louisville Hosts The Defending National Champions

Myself and JD Coffey recorded episode number 11 of Cardinal Connect TV on Monday afternoon. Despite the two recent Red-White games, we spent the entire time discussing Louisville’s big match-up with the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles. Cardinal Connect TV – Episode 11: Louisville vs. Florida State from The Cardinal Connect on Vimeo.
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Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan Says Calvin Pryor Hasn’t Made The Impact That He Expected

Julio Cortez | Associated Press The New York Jets are having a rough season to say the least. After getting a win in week one win over the Oakland Raiders, the Jets have since lost their last seven games. Head coach Rex Ryan has been known for his defense in years past, but so far this season the Jets rank 18th in the NFL in defensive passing yards per game. Needless to say, Ryan...
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DeVante Parker Is Back & Better Than Ever

Photo: Pete Cautilli I think it’s safe to say that Louisville’s offense hasn’t come close to performing at the level that the fans expected this season. Turnovers, an inexperienced quarterback and offensive line miscues have played a huge role in the struggling offense. That said, one of the bigger factors in the lack of points this year has been the absence of DeVante Parker...
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Gerod Holliman Named A Semifinalist For The 2014 Jim Thorpe Award

Photo: Pete Cautilli Louisville safety Gerod Holliman has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award. The Jim Thorpe Ward is given annually to the nation’s top defensive back. THORPE AWARD SEMIFINALISTS Sam Carter, TCU, Sr. Jeremy Cash, Duke, Jr. Landon Collins, Alabama, Jr. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon, Sr. Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech, So. Senquez Golson, Ole...
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Could Florida State Be Without Their Starting Running Back Against Louisville

Ronald Martinez -Getty Images Despite winning a national championship in 2013, it’s been a rough year for the Florida State football program when it comes to PR. Heisman trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston hasn’t been able to keep himself out of trouble for over a year now and on Monday morning afternoon broke that another player is being investigated for domestic battery...
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Petrino & The Cards Eager To Perform In Front Of The Home Crowd On Thursday

Photo; Pete Cautilli With this week’s game being played on a Thursday evening instead of the standard Saturday afternoon, the Louisville football program has had to make some schedule changes in order to prepare for Florida State. “It’s like a Tuesday for us,” offensive coordinator Garrick McGee said following Sunday evening’s practice. “We came in and did everything...
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Louisville Hoops Ranked No. 7 In ESPN’s Preseason Power Poll

Photo: Pete Cautilli The College Hoops crew at ESPN released their 2014-15 preseason power poll on Monday morning and have the Louisville Cardinals at No. 7. The Cards are one of four teams from the ACC in ESPN’s top ten — Duke #4, UNC #7, Virginia #9. Below is an excerpt from ESPN’s write-up on Louisville. Here is the entire top 25 rankings. Rick Pitino has more than enough...
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Louisville Football Ranked No. 25 In ESPN’s College Football Power Poll

Photo: Pete Cautilli Despite not having a game this past weekend, Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals have climbed into the top 25 of ESPN’s College Football Power Rankings. Louisville is one of four teams from the ACC in the top 25. A win over the No. 2 ranked Florida State Seminoles would land Louisville in the top 25 of the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll. Getting into the...
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Louisville vs. Florida State: Point Spread Has Dropped From 8.5 to 6.5

Photo: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY According to VegasInsider.com, the opening line Thursday’s match-up between Louisville and Florida State opened with the Seminoles as 8.5 point favorites. Within 24-hours that line has moved quite a bit. ESPN now shows the line at 6.5 by two major sports books and 7 by another. #2 Florida State at Louisville – Thu, Oct 30, 7:30 PM ET (306) ...
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