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Adidas and UofL reveal Black History Month uniforms

UofL

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Alright uniform junkies, this post is for you! It looks like the Cards will be decked out in some pretty sweet jerseys when they face Duke this season, both times! The official release from UofL goes into detail about the uniforms.

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Rodjay Burns could flip commitment back to Louisville

 

Rodjay Burns

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On Monday afternoon, we saw 4-star wide receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick re-commit to Louisville after opening his recruitment back up, which is rare. Could we see a similar situation with Trinity star Rodjay Burns? The difference here is that Fitzpatrick opened his recruitment back up, while Burns switched his pledge from Louisville to Ohio State. Now, it seems like he could be wavering on that decision and realizing that the grass isn’t always greener.

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Lamar Thomas leaving UofL for UK

Lamar Thomas

Photo: Twitter

Well, the chatter began on Monday afternoon and I was going to wait until an official announcement was made. But this pretty much makes it official to me. Lamar Thomas will be leaving the University of Louisville (or has already left) to be the wide receivers coach for the University of Kentucky. His twitter bio pretty much solidifies that. By the way, the most recent retweet is pretty comical now.

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Roy Williams and UNC players talk loss to Louisville

Here are some videos from after the game from Roy Williams, Marcus Paige, Justin Jackson, Joel Berry, and Isaiah Hicks. Louisville defeated North Carolina 71-65.

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Highlights: Louisville defeats North Carolina 71-65

That was fun.

Pitino, Lee, Lewis, and Mitchell UNC postgame

Enjoy the postgame comments from Rick Pitino, Damion Lee, Trey Lewis, and Donovan Mitchell after Louisville’s 71-65 win over North Carolina.

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Paul Rogers UNC Highlights

Paul Rogers

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That’s right, highlights from Paul Rogers. There is no one better to listen to in the business than Rogers. He is the true voice of the Louisville Cardinals. Here are his calls of the best plays from the victory over North Carolina. Enjoy!

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New Top 25 Polls 2/1/16

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North Carolina will bring in a #1 and/or #2 ranking into the KFC Yum! Center tonight! Full polls below.

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Layup Lines: Louisville vs North Carolina

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With tipoff less than 2 hours away, this will be a pretty condensed version of “Layup Lines”. I blame real life, sorry about that. But here is a quick rundown of tonight’s game between the Louisville Cardinals (17-4, 6-2) and North Carolina Tar Heels (19-2, 8-0).

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Desmond Fitzpatrick commits to Louisville

 

Desmond Fitzpatrick

Photo: 247 Sports

4-star wide receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick has just announced his commitment to the Louisville Cardinals…again. Fitzpatrick ultimately chose the Cards over Nebraska. This is a big-time get for Bobby Petrino!

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Rick Pitino previews UNC in latest blog

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Start your week off with a quick preview of North Carolina from Rick Pitino in his latest blog. He also recaps the loss to Virginia if you would like to check out the full post, but for me, it’s time to move on to tonight’s game. Here is what Pitino says about the Tar Heels and about the Cards moving forward.

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Walz, Durr, and Moore Wake Forest postgame

Jeff Walz, Asia Durr, and Mariya Moore spoke after the win over Wake Forest on Sunday. It was the 14th win in a row for the Cards as they are now 17-5 and 9-0 in ACC play. Mariya Moore scored a game-high 26 points.

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Highlights: Louisville women defeat Wake Forest 78-54

Mariya Moore highlights, pretty much.

Highlights: Russ Smith & Earl Clark in NBA D-League together

Russ Smith

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Russ Smith and Earl Clark are both members of the Delaware 87ers in the NBA Developmental League. On Saturday night, Russ Smith had 30 points and 18 assists, which is the most assists for anyone in a D-League game this season. Earl Clark poured in 21 points and added 4 rebounds and 3 assists as they defeated the Grand Rapids Drive 135-119. Highlights of Russ and Earl below.

My favorite has to be Russ’ last highlight, when he shoots a deep 3 and then runs back like he is Steph Curry, knowing it is going in, and the shot banks in. Only Russ.

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Pitino, Mitchell, Adel, and Lewis Virginia postgame

Rick Pitino, Les Jones

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Here are the videos of Rick Pitino, Donovan Mitchell, Deng Adel, and Trey Lewis following the loss against Virginia. The transcript for Rick Pitino’s comments are also below. He says he saw this day coming. Let’s just have a warning of it next time so we don’t get so amped up. Thanks.

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Highlights: Virginia defeats Louisville 63-47

It happened. Face it, deal with it, and then move on to UNC. Go Cards!

Layup Lines: Louisville vs Virginia

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Buckle up…here we go! Louisville (17-3, 6-1) is about to enter a crazy stretch of basketball games against ranked teams, with a little Boston College thrown in there for good balance. It starts today as the Virginia Cavaliers (16-4, 5-3) are in town and trying to stay in the ACC race. Usually when there are games on Saturday and Monday, they are paired together in the minds of fans. Well, this pair is Virginia and North Carolina, a huge two-game set for the Cards.

Monday could be one of the best atmospheres that the KFC Yum! Center has seen, but let’s not jump ahead of today yet. This could be an awesome game. Enjoy it. Here are some quick notes on the game. Has to be quick so I can go do some CSZ radio on 93.9 The Ville from 10-11, which you should check out!

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Dan McDonnell and Jose Bautista Leadoff Dinner News Conference

Jose Bautista

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Louisville Coach Dan McDonnell and Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista met with the media on Friday before the 2016 Leadoff Dinner. McDonnell talks about his team and the overall excitement heading into another season. The Cards are ranked #2 in several preseason polls.

Bautista talks about what he said to this Louisville team, his excitement for his upcoming season, and more.

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Rick Pitino previews Virginia

Rick Pitino met with the media on Friday afternoon to preview Saturday’s game against Virginia. Video and transcript below.

Video from TheCrunchZone.com

Opening statement

It’s a big weekend, obviously, with two highly ranked teams and well-coached teams coming in here. What (Virginia) just did to Wake Forest was interesting to say the least. We’re coming off a very good road swing where we — the second game — played probably our worst defensive outing of the year. But I think that had a lot to do with the officiating for both teams. That’s what’s happening in college basketball. That’s why the scoring is up the same way it was in the NBA. Players have to get used to the offensive player banging into you to create fouls, and they’ve got to get used to drawing offensive fouls and holding your plane. The NBA had to get used to it and now the college has to get used to it. That’s why scoring is up because more free throws are being shot.

Q: Do you like the way it’s being called?

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List of visitors for huge football recruiting weekend

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National Signing Day for college football is Wednesday, February 3, meaning that this is the final weekend of official visits for recruits before they sign the dotted line and choose where they will be attending school. In other words, this is a HUGE weekend for programs across the country, and Louisville is no exception. The Cards will be hosting commits, as well as recruits that have yet to make their verbal pledge anywhere. The weekend is highlighted by Jawon Pass and Desmond Fitzpatrick being on campus.

Here is a quick rundown of who will be in town this weekend. *Subject to change, as is everything with recruiting*

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