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Report: Indiana Assistant Kenny Johnson In The Mix To Join Louisville Staff

Photo | Associated Press Since it was announced that Rick Pitino’s top assistant Kevin Keatts would be leaving the program to become the head coach at UNC Wilmington, former assistant Ralph Willard is the only name being mentioned as a potential replacement. That changed earlier this week. Indiana assistant coach Kenny Johnson has become a hot commodity in recent weeks and there...
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Louisville’s $40 Million Adidas Mega Deal Placed Near Top of Apparel Deals

Photo | Adidas The Louisville Cardinals have signed a five-year and $40 million deal to extend their 16 year relationship with adidas. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy the deal places them among the top five for all college apparel deals. The deal ranks them just below Notre Dame’s ($9 million per year from Under Armor) and Michigan’s ($8.5 Million per year from adidas) massive...
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ESPN’s Mock Draft Has Teddy Bridgewater Dropping To The Second Round

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports Since leading Louisville to a blowout victory over Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl in December, there hasn’t been a lot of positives vibes surrounding former Cardinal QB Teddy Bridgewater. At the last minute Bridgewater decided not to participate in most of the drills at the NFL combine. He then had his pro day at UofL that was described by the...
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Rick Pitino’s Front Court Should Be Vastly Improved Next Season

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect Louisville’s incoming recruiting class features more giants than some beanstalk themed children’s stories.  A minute’s battle could be just beyond the horizon for the Louisville Cardinals.  Mangok Mathiang and Montrezl Harrell return as your incumbent big men.  The back-up low post positions are gaping holes, and we only have these freshmen...
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Significant Announcement Coming From UofL Athletics At 2 PM

Robert Deutsch – USA TODAY Sports The University of Louisville announced this morning that there will be a press conference on Thursday afternoon at 2 PM to make a big announcement. Athletic director Tom Jurich, volleyball coach Anne Kordes, soccer coach Ken Lolla and football coach Bobby Petrino will be in attendance at the announcement. The press release from UofL states that...
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Video: Quentin Snider, Chinanu Onuaku & Jaylen Johnson At Derby Classic Media Practice

Three of the six members in Rick Pitino’s 2014 class were in Louisville on Wednesday afternoon for the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic media gathering and practice. Point guard Quentin Snider, Forward Jaylen Johnson and Center Chinanu Onuaku are the three signees participating in the annual event.
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Chris Jones Puts The Rumors To Rest. He’ll Return For His Senior Season

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect As soon as Louisville’s season came to an end on Mar. 28, rumors regarding point guard Chris Jones began to circulate via Twitter and premium message boards. For some reason, there was a small percentage of the fan base that believed Jones had played his last game in a Cardinal uniform. Shortly after Montrezl Harrell announced that he would...
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Former Ohio State Defensive Back Considering Louisville

Photo | 247Sports.com Bobby Petrino and his staff weren’t hired in time to fully piece together the 2014 recruiting class that they wanted. Fortunately, they were able to keep a handful of commitments from the previous regime and also add a few new signees at the last minute. The staff is now fully focused on the 2015 recruiting class and not just at the high school level. Last...
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Three Cardinal Signees Have Arrived In Louisville For The Annual Derby Festival Basketball Classic

Three of the six future Louisville Cardinals have arrived in town for this week’s annual Kentucky Derby Festival Classic. Jaylen Johnson and Chinanu Onuaku landed in Louisville earlier today while Derby City native Quentin Sndier didn’t need to travel. Recruiting chairman Mike Gandolfo Tweeted this picture of Snider and Onuaku earlier this afternoon. All 3 future Cardinals are...
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Terry Rozier Destined For Stardom

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect I can only speak for myself, but I honestly don’t remember a true freshman in the last ten years that Louisville fans have been more excited about than Terry Rozier. The Cleveland native’s unique path to Louisville made him an early fan favorite, but it’s not just his love and dedication to the Louisville basketball program that attracts...
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Preston Brown Receiving Interest From Multiple NFL Teams

Andy Lyons | Getty Images Former Louisville linebacker Preston Brown is one of a handful of players to make an immediate impact during the Charlie Strong ear since the first day he stepped on campus. Brown started games during all four seasons as a Cardinal and was a full time starter in his final three seasons. It’s a given that Teddy Bridgewater and Calvin Pryor will be the first...
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JUCO Dual Threat QB Pat Thomas Will Visit Louisville Today

Photo | Mitch Deaver The folks at 247Sports.com broke the news on Tuesday afternoon that junior college All American running back Jovon Robinson will take an official visit to Louisville today. Robinson previously signed with Auburn out of high school, but was ruled ineligible in the fall of 2012. He’s since enrolled at Georgia Military College and is one of the top available running...
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UofL Makes It Official With The Addition Of Former Washington Safety James Sample

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect On Friday evening following the spring game, news broke that former Washington safety James Sample intends to transfer to Louisville. On Tuesday afternoon the UofL made it official in a press release. LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville football head coach Bobby Petrino announced on Tuesday the addition of safety James Sample on the...
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Senorise Perry Recently Visited With The Kansas City Chiefs

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect The Louisville football program is expected to have some major representation in this year’s NFL Draft. There are at least six former players who are expected to hear their name called in next month’s draft. After a solid pro day performance last month, former Cardinal running back Senorise Perry is starting to hear from at least one NFL team...
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One Of The Top Running Back Prospects In The Country Will Visit Louisville Tomorrow

Photo | 247Sports.com Nearly four months into his second stint as the head football coach at the University of Louisville, Bobby Petrino can do no wrong. Those who may have been on the fence about Petrino’s return likely had a change of heart after watching the prolific offense in Friday’s spring game. That said, if there is one thing you could nitpick about, it’s recruiting...
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Video: DeVante Parker Is As Good As Any Receiver In The Country

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect You don’t need me to tell you all of the reasons why Louisville fans are ecstatic to have Bobby Petrino back on the sidelines. Not only doesn’t just bring successful brand of football back to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, he also makes it exciting. One of Coach Petrino’s philosophies is “feed the studs.” If you’re unfamiliar, this...
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Report: Rick Pitino Will See Five Star Guard Isaiah Briscoe This Week

Kelly Kline | Under Armour With the 2013-14 college basketball season complete and spring football practice recently concluding, you know that that means. It’s recruiting season. College football and basketball staffs around the country will spend the later spring/summer months evaluating talent and extending scholarship offers. It didn’t take Rick Pitino very long to do just...
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Bobby Petrino Embracing A Family Atmosphere Within The Program

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect With the transition from the Charlie Strong Era to Bobby Petrino Part Deaux there will be very few similarities and much contrast.  The two head coaches are about as different from one another than any back-to-back pairing that I can think of.  Whether it be coaching philosophy, strengths and weaknesses, media relations, fan interaction…you...
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Three Lady Cards Were Selected In The 2014 WNBA Draft

Photo | @AtlantaDream Three former Louisville Lady Cards were selected in last night’s 2014 WNBA Draft. Shoni Schimmel became the highest player drafted since Angel McCoughtry went No. 1 overall in 2009. Coincidently, Schimmel was taken by the Atlanta Dream with the No.8 pick where she’ll now be a teammate with McCoughtry. Schimmel led Louisville in scoring with 17.1 points per...
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Video: All 96 Montrezl Harrell Dunks From The 2013-14 Season

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect Today was a big day for the Rick Pitino and the Louisville basketball program as sophomore forward Montrezl Harrell announced that he’d return to school for his junior season. Coincidentally, just a day before Harrell’s big announcement,  our friend Will Staten of The Louisville Show YouTube channel compiled an incredibly awesome highlight...
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Louisville Signee Shaqquan Aaron Will Participate In The BallIsLife All American Game

Photo | BallIsLife.com Unfortunately, Rick Pitino’s top signee from the 2014 recruiting class will not be participating in this week’s annual Derby Festival Basketball Classic. Shaqquan Aaron, a 6-foot-8 wing out of Seattle, WA., will instead be participating in the Jordan Brand All Star Classic at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The NCAA allows recruits to participate in...
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Calvin Pryor Has A Busy Week Ahead Of Him

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect With the 2014 NFL Draft just weeks away, some of the top prospects have been making their rounds across the country visiting with multiple NFL teams. Former Louisville safety Calvin Pryor has a very busy week ahead of him. Gil Brandt of NFL.com reports that Pryor will work out for the Saints, Bengals and Jets at some point this week. He has...
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Montrezl Harrell Will Return To Louisville For His Junior Season

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect Rick Pitino and the Louisville basketball program received some major news on Monday afternoon. Sophomore forward Montrezl Harrell announced via his Twitter account that he will be returning to school for his junior season. Below is Harrell’s Tweet. Been on my mind heavy but I love the feeling of being a Louisville cardinal an I will be wearing...
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Wayne Blackshear Named Team Captain For 2014-15 Season

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect The Louisville basketball program is exactly six months away from starting practice for their debut season in the Atlantic Coast Conference. We’re still waiting to find out what the future holds for Montrezl Harrell. Expectations for next year will be drastically different if the sophomore forward will return for his junior campaign. We learned...
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Russ Smith Made His Coaching Debut Over The Weekend

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect Senior guard, Russ Smith, barely lost out on this season’s John Wooden Award which is passed out to the countries best player.  All finalists for the Wooden Award are invited to the Wooden Award Gala in Los Angeles, CA.  The Wooden Award Gala is one of the only times that all of the best college basketball players in the country are together...
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