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Louisville Football to host Signing Day Party on February 4th

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

One of the many reasons we love Coach Petrino so much is simply because he likes what the fans like. Louisville Football announced today it will host a Football Signing Day Party on February 4th at the Brown and Williamson Club in PJCS. The signing day party tradition was cut under Charlie Strong but made its return last season when Bobby Petrino took the reins of the Cardinal program again. This years recruiting class will be the first full class under Petrino and looks to possibly be the highest ranked in Louisville history.

I don’t know why things like this mean so much to us but they do! Thanks again Bobby and Go Cards!!

From Press Release Per Louisville Football

LOUISVILLE, Ky.- National Football Signing Day is rapidly approaching and the University of Louisville football team has a full slate of coverage and events scheduled as head coach Bobby Petrino and the Cardinals welcome the class of 2015 on Wednesday, Feb. 4.

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Louisville Basketball plans “White Out” and “Red Out” games

Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The white and red out games have became a yearly tradition in the KFC Yum Center and that tradition will continue for the 9th straight year this season. The Cards are asking fans to participate in the “White Out” on January 31st when UNC comes to town. The “Red Out” will continue to be on Senior Night this year when the Cards host Virginia (March 7th). Special shirts will go on sale January 22nd at the Cardinal Authentic in the KFC Yum Center.

 

 

Rick Pitino talks with Fox Sports about his backcourt, his coaching tree, and Duke

Coach P talked with Fox Sports about a variety of topics. Lets just say I love my Coach!! #L1C4

Louisville Football finishes 24th in the final College Football AP Poll

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone

The Cards finished their first season in the ACC with a 9-3 overall record and ranked in the final top 25. A successful season no doubt and Bobby Petrino gave us all reason to believe bigger things are on the horizon. Countdown to Atlanta starts now! #BeatAuburn

1
Record: 14-1
PV Rank

5

Points

1,475

2
Record: 13-2
3
1,402
3
Record: 12-1
6
1,349
4
Record: 12-2
1
1,297
5
Record: 11-2
7
1,212
5
Record: 13-1
2
1,212
7
Record: 11-2
4
1,098
8
Record: 11-3
10
1,071
9
Record: 10-3
13
925
10
Record: 10-3
14
908
11
Record: 10-3
8
767
12
Record: 10-3
15
756
13
Record: 11-3
17
724
14
Record: 11-3
16
710
15
Record: 10-3
18
683
16
Record: 12-2
21
653
17
Record: 9-4
9
543
18
Record: 9-4
11
509
19
Record: 10-4
12
499
20
Record: 9-4
24
315
21
Record: 9-4
23
302
22
Record: 8-5
19
216
23
Record: 13-1
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161
24
Record: 9-4
20
116
25
Record: 10-3
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A few Louisville vs North Carolina Classic full games

Since the Cards will head to Chapel Hill tomorrow lets take a look back a couple classic Louisville/UNC games.

1999 at Freedom Hall “The Run” 

The amazing run by the Cards starts around the 39:45 mark

1986 Sweet Sixteen “Cards beat UNC on their way to a National Championship”

Louisville Starters: Pervis Ellison, Jeff Hall, Milt Wagner, Herb Crook, Billy Thompson

North Carolina Starters: Brad Daughtery, Kenny Smith, Jeff Lebo, Joe Wolf, Steve Hale

2008 Elite 8

 

Former UAB wide receiver Jamari Staples picks Louisville over Auburn

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al.com

When the UAB football program disbanded late last year, Cards fans wondered if the Louisville and former UAB coach Garrick McGee (Current Louisville OC) would make a move. Today CardNation got their answer when former UAB WR Jamari Staples, who is eligible immediately, chose to play for the Cards over Auburn.

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Future Louisville Cardinal to play in Semper Fi All American Bowl tonight (1/4)

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scout.com

Future Card Traveon Samuel will play in the Semper Fi All American Bowl tonight. Kickoff for the game is at 9 pm EST and will be televised live on Fox Sports 1. This will be Samuel’s first game back since breaking a bone in his leg earlier this year.

Samuel chose the Cards over offers from Alabama, Auburn, FSU, Clemson, LSU, OSU, Mississippi St., and many more. The 4 star athlete has already signed with Louisville and will enroll for the spring semester. Follow Traveon Samuel on twitter @TraDay_DoThis

Semper Fi All American Bowl

Time: 9 pm EST

Place: Carson California

TV: Fox Sports 1

Kentucky fans can get off their “flopping” high horse after this video

Even with the two best defensive teams in America on the floor yesterday it seems as all the talk has been about the “Chris Jones Flop”. Did Jones flop? Yes? Is he the first person to ever do it? No.

Let me take you back to last year when the King of Pout himself, Mr. Andrew (you stay in this (expletive) huddle) Harrison pulled one of the all time flops:

So I say keep doing what you do Chris Jones and Andrew…………………….man learn how to sell it!!

 

Highlights: Louisville vs Kentucky

The Cards fell to the Cats by 8 but most, like myself, came away feeling pretty good about Louisville’s chances to be in Indy.

Louisville Football’s NASCAR Ride-Along Experience (Video)

The Cards took a little time out from there preparation for Georgia this Tuesday to experience a ride in a professional NASCAR. Lorenzo Mauldin is your host as the Cards fulfill their need for speed!

ESPN’s Jay Bilas says the Cards must do 3 things to win against UK

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Jay Bilas will call Saturday’s annual match up between the Cards and the Cats this weekend and offered up his scouting report of both teams. Bilas praises UK’s defense but says “If not for Kentucky, the Cardinals would be considered the best defensive team in the country”. Bilas goes on to give the Cards 3 keys to victory:

Louisville keys

1. The Cardinals must be aggressive and force turnovers to generate scoring opportunities off its defense, and also force Kentucky to shoot over the top of its half-court defense.

2. Louisville must send all five guys to the defensive glass and not allow Kentucky to get second shots.

3. Louisville has to penetrate and kick it, as well as knock down open shots. The Cardinals cannot afford an average to poor shooting game against Kentucky. The Cardinals are 303rd in the nation in 3-point shooting percentage (29.0). Guys like Rozier and Blackshear have to make perimeter shots for the Cards to get a win at home.

I believe the Cards do all these things and win the game on Saturday and most importantly I’m glad to hear the “King of Swag” Jay Bilas will be on the call!

Watch some of the best UofL vs UK basketball games in full

It’s the eve of the annual Rivalry game against UK so what better time to go back and relive some of the greatest games!

1983 Dream Game 

2014 NCAA Sweet Sixteen

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Will the Vegas line for Louisville vs Kentucky be lower than most think?

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It’s rivalry week and that means it is time to break down everything humanly possible about this years edition of the game. With that said Drew Deener of ESPN680 had on Pat Marrow from the Vegas gambling site Bovada to discuss the line for Saturday’s game. Most guesses I have heard the past few weeks have had the Cats around the 8 point line BUT not so fast my friend. According to Marrow look for UK to open up at 2-2.5 point favorites for the game. Marrow did say that line could be bet up to 3-4 but still much close than most were expecting.

Why so low you ask? Marrow praised the home court advantage of the Cards saying that will play a major role in the outcome of this game. Marrow also went on to say that at Rupp or at a Neutral Site Kentucky is still only around a 5 point favorite to win the game. Look do lines really mean anything? No. However I have to say that isn’t too bad of a line for a game the Cards have ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE OF WINNING. See you Saturday Cats :) #L1C4

The ACC suspends Montrezl Harrell for Cal State Northridge

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The ACC handed down a one game suspension to Montrezl Harrell for the incident this past Saturday during the Cards game at WKU. Harrell will miss this Tuesday’s game against Cal State Northridge but will be in uniform when Louisville host UK this Saturday.

Louisville Football lands top JUCO TE

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Bobby Petrino had been looking to land another TE in the 2015 class and late last night he got his guy when JUCO TE Cole Hikutini committed to the Cards.

Hikutini is ranked as high as the number 3 tight end in the JUCO ranks. The 6’5 245 lbs Hikutini was converted from WR out of high school and possesses great hands and speed for the TE position. Hikutini had been committed to Purdue before flipping to Louisville.

Cole Hikutini Season Highlights:

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A few takeaways from Louisville’s 76-67 win at WKU

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courierjournal.com

Louisville went into a rough WKU environment and came away with a 76-67 win. Here are some of the things I took away from the game.

The Montrezl Harrell ejection: Did Trez earn an ejection yes. Did a couple WKU players also earn an ejection yes.

From the start of the game it was clear that WKU was going with the “UK Football” strategy of acting like fools and hope it works. Trez unfortunately fell for it but thankfully was ejected on a “Flagrant 2″ foul and will be in uniform for Tuesday’s game against Cal State Northridge.

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Louisville Football expecting to sign at least 7 players today. Who are they?

Photo: Tim Haag/Cardinalsportszone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/Cardinalsportszone.com

The JUCO and early enroll football signing period begins today and the Cards are expecting 7 letters of intent to come in. All 7 of these players will enroll in January and begin practice with the football team.

JUCO

RB Jeremy Smith

RB Tim Cook

WR Paul Harris

OL Khalil Hunter

DL Drew Bailey

 

High School 

WR/RB Traveon Samuel 

DB Jaire Alexander

Also be on the lookout today for JUCO prospects (OL) Justin Sandifer and (CB) Rasul Douglas who could also end up being Cards. We will have more on all of today’s additions later tonight here at CSZ.

Gerod Holliman named AP 1st Team All American

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Louisville Safety Gerod Holliman has been named a 1st Team Associated Press All American. This is another honor for Holliman to go  along with the Jim Thrope Award (Nations best Defensive Back), 1st Team All ACC,  as well as being named to the Walter Camp All American team. Holliman becomes the first AP All American for the Cards since Elvis Dumervil in 2005.

Full AP All American 1st Team:

The Associated Press All-America team.

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Marcus Mariota, junior, 6-foot-4, 219 pounds, Oregon

Running backs — Melvin Gordon, junior, 6-1, 213, Wisconsin; Tevin Coleman, junior, 6-1, 210, Indiana.

Tackles — Brandon Scherff, senior, 6-5, 320, Iowa; Spencer Drango, junior, 6-6, 310, Baylor.

Guards — Tre Jackson, senior, 6-4, 330, Florida State; Laken Tomlinson, senior, 6-3, 320, Duke.

Center — Reese Dismukes, senior, 6-3, 296, Auburn.

Tight End — Nick O’Leary, senior, 6-3, 247, Florida State.

Wide receivers — Amari Cooper, junior, 6-1, 210, Alabama; Rashard Higgins, sophomore, 6-2, 188, Colorado State.

Kicker — Roberto Aguayo, sophomore, 6-1, 203, Florida State.

All-purpose player — Shaq Thompson, junior, 6-1, 228, Washington.

DEFENSE

Ends — Joey Bosa, sophomore, 6-5, 278, Ohio State; Vic Beasley, senior, 6-3, 235, Clemson.

Tackles — Malcolm Brown, junior, 6-2, 320, Texas; Danny Shelton, junior, 6-2, 339, Washington.

Linebackers — Scooby Wright III, sophomore, 6-1, 246, Arizona; Hau’oli Kikaha, senior, 6-3, 246, Washington; Paul Dawson, senior, 6-2, 230, TCU.

Cornerbacks — Senquez Golson, senior, 5-9, 176, Mississippi; Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, senior, 5-10, 195, Oregon.

Safeties — Landon Collins, junior, 6-0, 222, Alabama; Gerod Holliman, sophomore, 6-2, 213, Louisville.

Punter — Tom Hackett, junior, 5-11, 187, Utah.

 

Louisville Football lands 2017 stud

recruiting.scout.com

recruiting.scout.com

Bobby Petrino landed one of the top players in the class of 2017 when DB Brian Edwards (FL) picked the Cards. Now look I know what you are saying, “2017…really?” but this could end up being a big time get for Louisville. The 6’4 180 lb CB (yes 6’4 180 lb cb!) already holds offers from the likes of Florida State, Miami, and USC. The Cards will have a lot of work to do to hold on to Edwards but if they do look for him to be a 5 star player when the initial 2017 rankings come out. Follow Brian Edwards on twitter @_talljitt

courierjournal.com

courierjournal.com

Louisville comes in at #3 on Total Sorority Move’s “Hott Player” top 25

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone

TotalSororityMove.com ranked the top 25 football teams according to how hott the players are…….yea you read that right. Nevertheless the Louisville Cardinals came in at number 3 behind only Wisconsin and Arizona State. The website chose QB Kyle Bolin as the poster boy for the Cards. Something tells me Bobby wont be placing anything in the trophy  case for this.

The Louisville Cardinals: #21 on the field, #3 in the heart of the ladies!

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