V.J. King is a 6’7 small forward in the class of 2016. He visited the Cards last weekend and by all accounts, it sounds like the visit went well and that UofL is in a great spot with him. He recently narrowed his choices down to five: Louisville, Kentucky, UConn, Arizona, and Virginia.
One reason that Louisville is in such a good spot with King is Kenny Johnson. Johnson once coached King’s current high school, Paul VI, and King plays for Johnson’s former AAU team, Team Takeover.
Remember Teddy’s first possession at UofL? If you don’t, it went like this against Murray State.
|1st and 10 at LOU 46||LOUISVILLE penalty 5 yard False Start accepted.|
|1st and 15 at LOU 41||LOUISVILLE penalty 5 yard False Start on Hector Hernandez accepted.|
|1st and 20 at LOU 36||LOUISVILLE penalty 5 yard Delay of Game on Teddy Bridgewater accepted.|
|1st and 25 at LOU 31||Jeremy Wright rush for 3 yards to the Lvile 34.|
|2nd and 22 at LOU 34||Jeremy Wright rush for 5 yards to the Lvile 39.|
|3rd and 17 at LOU 39||Teddy Bridgewater pass intercepted by Darrell Davis at the MurrS 24, returned for no gain to the MurrS 24.|
Then there is this incredible video. My how things have changed!
So the Louisville Cardinals have certainly welcomed themselves into the ACC neighborhood in nearly every sport this season. Baseball has been no exception at all. After setting the record for most conference wins in an ACC season with 25, the Cards were rewarded on Monday afternoon when the regular season awards were announced.
Check out the awards. Just a little bit of Louisville flavor.
The ACC has released the bracket for the upcoming conference tournament that will begin on Tuesday in Durham, North Carolina. The Louisville Cardinals are the #1 seed and will play on Wednesday at 7 p.m. against the winner of North Carolina and Virginia Tech.
The format of the tournament can be better explained from theacc.com release:
Tied at 5 in the 9th inning, the Cards scored three runs, including one on a squeeze play, to beat NC State 8-5. With the win, the Cards won every ACC series this season and set a record for the most conference wins in ACC history with 25.
The NBA Draft Combine was held over the last few days in Chicago, and Terry Rozier seems to have helped himself a lot with his draft stock. Sam Vecenie of CBSSports.com made a list of three players that helped themselves and three people that hurt themselves.
I don’t think he put it in any particular order, but he did list Terry Rozier first. Here is what he had to say.
Former Louisville Cardinal Montrezl Harrell met with some media members on Friday in Chicago while at the NBA Draft Combine. Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal has transcribed his interview, and you can check that out right here. This is about half of it, there will be a link at the bottom to read the rest of it.
How’s the draft process going so far?
It’s been a pretty smooth process. It’s definitely been a tough grind, switching from the college game to getting more prepared for the NBA, but it’s definitely been a smooth process.
What part of your game translates the easiest to the NBA?
Rebounding, playing with high energy and a high motor all the time during the game. I definitely feel like I can carry that over to the NBA and be able to play like that for the full length of the game.
Well we got ourselves a “nooner.” The word, although not recognized by this WordPress document due to the squiggly red line underneath, is definitely one that Louisville football fans can understand.
The first home game of the 2015 season for the Cards will be on September 12 against Houston. And yes, it will be a nooner on the ACC Regional Sports Network. I believe that usually means WAVE 3 or WHAS 11 locally.
The Cards continued their winning ways on Thursday by picking up another ACC win on the road against NC State. Here are the highlights. They are back at it this evening at 6:30 on ESPN3 and 93.9 The Ville.
Terry Rozier is trying to improve his draft stock at the NBA Combine. During Thursday’s scrimmage, he had 13 points on 5-9 shooting, two assists, two steals, and one turnover. He met with the media afterwards for a little Q&A session. Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal was there and here is how it went.
How do you feel about your workout today?
It was pretty good. I just wanted to start the day off … Got some shots up in front a lot of GMs and coaches. It felt good to get my motor back on and start it back up. I had fun.
There is literally never a dull moment or a “slow time” in the world of UofL sports. Sure, basketball and football are off right now, but baseball is having an incredible season. And now, three fall sports have released their schedules for the 2015 season.
“It’s a tough schedule with more than half of our matches against programs that advanced to the NCAA tournament last year. We begin the season with one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the country and then head in to a highly competitive ACC conference,” said head coach Anne Kordes.
Rick Pitino called into the Terry Meiners show on 840 WHAS on Wednesday evening to talk about the Cards’ game against Michigan State, Tom Brady, and much more.
It isn’t quite the Russ Smith movie trailer, but here you go.
The Cards wrapped up the Atlantic Division of the ACC on Saturday afternoon by beating Florida State, and here are the highlights.
ESPN’s Brett McMurphy is reporting that Louisville will face Purdue to open up the 2017 football season. The game will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 2, 2017.
Is it ever too early to have a college football poll? Probably, but that’s OK. It gives us something to talk about with 4 months to go before Louisville and Auburn kickoff in the Georgia Dome on September 5.
In ESPN’s too-early top 25, Mark Schlabach has the Cards ranked 25th. He has this to say…
Louisville baseball is rolling. The Cards have climbed their way up to a #2 ranking in the D1Baseball Rankings, which is the highest in school history. Last night was the rubber match of a three game series on the road at Clemson. After losing the lead and getting down 5-4, Louisville came back to win it 9-5, which you can see in the highlight video below.
Next up for the Cards is a rematch against Kentucky on Wednesday at 6:30 pm ET. The game will be in Lexington and can be heard on 93.9 The Ville.
Last year, the Cleveland Browns passed on Teddy Bridgewater. This year, they had the chance to draft DeVante Parker. They passed on him as well. While nearly all Louisville fans breathed a sigh of relief (I say nearly because I have family that are Browns fans…sorry!), apparently the Parker family was also relieved.
Petrino photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com Strong photo: livestream7.com
The Louisville Cardinals had a school record 10 players selected in this past weekend’s NFL Draft. They had the second most of any team, behind Florida State’s 11 picks. Regardless, that looks great for the program. But who do you think should get the most credit? The guy who coached them last season? Or the guy who brought most of those guys to UofL and developed them?
Just for the record, when I refer to Bobby Petrino or Charlie Strong in this, it obviously includes their whole staff as well. Clearly guys like Todd Grantham and Clint Hurtt have a lot to do with the success of those head coaches, but for the sake of time, I will just refer to Petrino and Strong.
Let’s take a look at the 10 draft picks and try to figure out who is most responsible for them getting drafted…
By Kyle Kuric:
Hey CardFam! It’s been a long month but I finally have had some time these past few days to catch up.
We ended up advancing far into the Eurocup championships, beating some really tough teams. I got a chance to play against Juan Palacios and his team, Karsiyaka in Izmir, Turkey, winning both games with a score differential of +10.