Category Archives: Louisville Athletics
Here is the 2015 football schedule for the Louisville Cardinals. It obviously starts out with a bang as the Cards take on the Auburn Tigers in Atlanta, Georgia. Another big game looks like Clemson coming to town for a Thursday night game. We already know how exciting those games are.
When the Cards hit the road to face Florida State, they will do so coming off of a bye week. They will finish the season with consecutive road games at Pittsburgh and at Kentucky following Thanksgiving once again.
Chris Jones and Terry Rozier combined to score 51 of the Cards’ 81 points last night against Boston College as Louisville picked up the 81-72 win on the road. They also combined to make 19-28 shots, including 5-7 from three. They had 11 rebounds, 7 assists, and 1 turnover between the two of them.
Here are some updates from around CardNation:
-DC Todd Grantham WILL stay at the University of Louisville. He turned down the Raiders DC job today. This is good news for CardNation just days away from signing day.
-After a roller coaster last 24 hours, Sheldrick Redwine has reaffirmed his commitment to the University of Louisville. It was reported that he decommitted last night and committed to Auburn. Justin shares more here.
-The 2015 Boys McDonald’s All-American team was announced tonight. In a move that surely infuriated a lot of people, 0 of the Cards commits were selected as game participants. Despite being ranked higher than some selected, Donovan Mitchell, Deng Adel and Ray Spaulding were left off of the list. Two 4 stars were selected and all 3 of our guys are 5 stars. I will now boycott McDonald’s.
-The 2015 Girls All-American team was also announced tonight. A record 3 Cards were selected. Asia Durr, Taja Cole and Sam Fuehring were all selected. OK, I may have an apple pie now and then….
Advice: Don’t follow football recruiting too seriously. You are better off just waiting until National Signing Day. If you follow it too much and get too invested in it, you are due for some headaches for sure. Just let us bring you some of the news and you can do with it what you want.
Last night, I posted that cornerback Sheldrick Redwine had decommitted from the Cards, and that this wasn’t a surprise to me at all. Apparently, now that has changed and Redwine is saying that he never decommitted and he plans to sign with Louisville next Wednesday.
I have been given no information on this, so all of this is just my opinion. It has been in my head for a while, but now just seems like the time to let it out. So take it for what it’s worth.
When G.G. Robinson committed to the Cards back in August, he chose Louisville over the Virginia Cavaliers. At the time, he said he wasn’t sure how stable that Mike London’s (Virginia head coach) job was and that impacted his decision. So from the very start, I have never been convinced that Robinson was 100% committed to Louisville.
Since it was reported Monday that defensive coordinator Todd Grantham was the top choice to take the same position with the Oakland Raiders, things have been pretty quiet on that front. Not only is it big news because it is a coach possibly leaving, but this is happening just over a week before National Signing Day, which is February 4.
A couple of Louisville’s verbal commits tweeted tonight that they talked to Grantham. What they had to say seems to indicate that Grantham will remain at Louisville. Of course, nothing is official just yet. But you have to like what they said at least, and it’s all the information that is available right now.
In news that is surprising to no one that remotely follows recruiting, Sheldrick Redwine is no longer committed to the Louisville Cardinals.
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.
This week on 55………..
We talk about an array of things. Where are the Cards in this weeks polls? Will Todd Grantham single handedly crush our recruiting class? The ESPN/UL radio venture and my favorite teammates at UL. Also in a few weeks I will take a trip to hokie land to do an ACC podcast and much much more…
Without further adieu, here are the most ridiculous, outlandish, interesting or just downright obnoxious things I have heard this week. THIS is 55…..
With a massive snowstorm on its way to the Northeast part of the country, it is looking like Louisville’s next basketball game could be postponed. The Cards are supposed to play at Boston College on Wednesday evening. During today’s ACC teleconference, Coach Pitino said that the team wouldn’t be able to travel on Tuesday and that they would attempt to on Wednesday, the day of the game.
Digging deep into the world of Twitter, who better to know about this situation than the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore?
It appears that Louisville’s defensive coordinator, Todd Grantham, is the favorite to get the same job with the Oakland Raiders.
The following transcripts come from Jeff Greer of the Courier Journal.
Opening statement: We usually win with defense. Tonight we won with offense. Not that our defense was bad, but our offense was special. Great shooting percentages are the result of great passing, and we did a terrific job of passing against a very good defensive team. So, I’m real proud of our guys. We needed to get this road win. We’re at BC. We’re at Miami. We’re at Virginia. We needed to play well to get our confidence back after that Duke loss.
The football Cards are hosting 7 official visitors this weekend on campus. With National Signing Day less than two weeks away, official visits are big news right now.
Multiple media outlets are reporting that one of those seven visitors, wide receiver Emonee Spence, has committed to Louisville during his visit. He is 6’2 and 181 lbs from Pembroke Pines, Florida. ESPN rates him as a 4-star player, while the other three sites (247 Sports, Rivals, Scout) have him as a 3-star.
Sometimes, the worst thing that can happen after a loss is a lot of time off between games. It feels like the Cards haven’t played in a month. They will finally hit the court again on Sunday at 4 p.m. when they take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on the road. The game will be on CBS.
Rick Pitino talked about the game at his press conference on Friday afternoon. Here is what he had to say.
“As you all know, Pitt’s had a great winning record at home, nearly 88 percent, and certainly, they have a great home court with their student body. It’s always been a tough place to play, and we’re looking forward to it. Obviously it’s a nationally televised game, and I know our players are fired up about it.”
Bobby Petrino and his staff have certainly done their part so far when it comes to hosting big time recruits. Last weekend they hosted probably the most impressive group of visitors in quite some time for football, possibly ever for one weekend. This weekend is another important one with some solid names on the list. National Signing Day is just a couple of weeks away, so official visits at this point are very crucial.
*As always, the “four recruiting sites” are ESPN, 247 Sports, Rivals, and Scout.
Quentin Goodin is a name you will be hearing for a while on the basketball recruiting front. He is only a junior this season so there is still a long way to go before he signs with a school. Goodin plays for Taylor County High School in Campbellsville, Kentucky.
The 6’3 185 lb guard narrowed his list down to 12 on Thursday and Nextuprecruits.com was the first to report it. His list of 12 in no order: Louisville, Florida, Ohio State, Michigan, Marquette, Tennessee, Minnesota, UNLV, Oklahoma State, Western Kentucky, Xavier, and Kentucky Wesleyan.
The following comes from Andrea Adelson, who covers the ACC for ESPN.com. She recently posted an article wrapping up the first season in the ACC for the Cards. It may not have ended how we wanted it to, but I agree that overall, it was a successful first season in our new league.
There is only one way to describe the story of Louisville’s first season in the ACC:
Especially when you consider what the Cardinals had to deal with throughout 2014. Forget about the new staff and schemes. Louisville had to go without its best player for seven games; played three different quarterbacks; and faced perhaps the toughest schedule in school history.
When there is a week off in between Louisville basketball games, any kind of story will turn into a big deal. This time it is the fact that junior Montrezl Harrell is no longer a captain on the team. When I first heard that news, it really wasn’t a big deal to me because I couldn’t have told you who the captains were anyway. In my book, the captains are Wayne Blackshear and Terry Rozier. So my first reaction to the news that Montrezl was no longer a captain was basically “Oh, he WAS a captain?”
On his weekly radio show on WHAS, Rick Pitino went into detail about why Harrell isn’t a captain anymore. He said it was actually Montrezl who asked to have that title stripped from him.