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Lamar Jackson Photo Gallery

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This past college football season, T.J. Barr and I had the privilege of witnessing the greatness of Lamar Jackson from the sideline. We also got to be around him at other events over the last 2 years. During those times, we were lucky enough to have our cameras with us. Now that Lamar is moving on, all we have is memories and we want to share some of our memories that we captured with all of our Cardinal family. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry

ACC Baseball Tournament Schedule And Seeds Released

 

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Best of luck to the Cardinal 9 in the ACC tournament

Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The pairings and schedule for the 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship were released Sunday morning and No. 5 seeded Louisville will begin its pool-play schedule Wednesday at 11 a.m., ET against No. 9 Wake Forest at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

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ACC Releases More Kickoff Times For 2018 Football Season

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UofL will be playing 5 weekend night games this year!! Three of the games will be on Saturdays (including the home opener) and two will be on Fridays.

 

Bennett’s Eight Inning Gem Delivers 5-0 Win for Louisville

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Nick Bennett delivered one of the best performances of his young career, pitching eight shutout innings as #25 Louisville (39-16) cruised to a 5-0 win over Notre Dame (24-27). Read the rest of this entry

Robbie Valentine Stopped In On Middays With Marques Maybin

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Photo Courtesy of KFCYumCenter.com

Robbie Valentine was on air with Marques Maybin and Steve Rummage for the Tuesday May 15th edition of Middays with Marques Maybin. They discussed everything from Robbie’s upcoming 33rd (!) annual basketball camps to the type of recruits coach Mack has been bringing in. They also discussed the incredible Donovan Mitchell and the impact he has had on the Louisville and Utah communities thus far. Take a listen below!

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UofL Reaches Settlement With Tom Jurich

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UofL has reached a settlement agreement with former Athletic Director Tom Jurich after a dispute over his firing last fall. It is interesting to note that the settlement refers to “Mr. Jurich’s retirement from the University in October 2017.” So, both parties are now calling this a retirement rather than a termination.

In the settlement, Jurich will receive a $4.5 million “settlement sum” and the ending of his career at UofL is now referred to as a “without cause” resignation instead of “with cause” termination as it had been previously.

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Details For Tomorrow’s Athletic Equipment Sale

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Photo Courtesy of UofL Equipment Twitter Account (@UofLEquipment)

UofL announced details for tomorrow’s big athletic equipment sale that is being held at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

The sale starts at 9 am and will be next to Central Ave and in the Bronze Lot. Sales will only be made in person.

Also released was a list of items and their cost. The most expensive items will be game jerseys for football and baseball that are priced at $50 a piece. The least expensive will be socks and hats at only $1 a piece.

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Britton’s Walk Off Saves Louisville with 5-4 Win

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In a pinch-hitting role, freshman Zach Britton came off the bench and came up big for #25 Louisville. His walkoff hit to left field in the bottom ninth gave the Cardinals (38-16) a 5-4 win over Notre Dame (24-26) to start their weekend series against the Fighting Irish.

Notre Dame jumped ahead in the first inning. An error while trying to put out Matt Vierling resulted in a run scoring for the Fighting Irish, giving them an early 1-0 lead in the inning.

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NCAA Baseball Tournament Projections: May 17th

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After Louisville’s 9-5 loss to Indiana on Tuesday, the Cardinals look to finish their regular season with a weekend series against Notre Dame. #25 Louisville (37-16) then has one last chance to bolster their resume with the ACC Tournament next week, looking to win their first conference tournament since 2009.

Here’s a look at where Louisville currently sits in NCAA Tournament projections, and what they can do in the final weeks to improve their resume.

Where Louisville Currently Sits

D1Baseball currently has U of L as the #2 seed in Minnesota’s regional, along with the Washington Huskies (25-22) and Bryant Bulldogs (29-20-1). Baseball America also has Louisville as the #2 seed but heading to Georgia’s regional, paired with the Bulldogs along with the Troy Trojans (36-17) and Canisius Golden Griffins (28-20).

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Nunnsense | Sports Betting At The Yum? Yes, Please!

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As most of you have heard, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act violated the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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Jawon Pass Is Ready To Take Charge

 

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Our friends at the ACC Digital Network put together a great highlight reel of Puma Pass. Take a look at the new era of UofL football.

2013 Championship Celebration Planned For June

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According to John Lewis with WDRB, cardnation will get their chance to celebrate the 2013 National Championship sometime in June thanks to the Louisville Sports Commission.

**Update**

Venue: 4th Street Live!

Friday June 29, 2018

Doors open at 530pm & runs until 830pm

General admission tickets are $20 per person

Upper & lower level seating tickets are $60 per person (Only 100 available)

 

2019 4 Star G Jahmius Ramsey Set To Visit UofL

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Photo Courtesy of Billy Embody, 247sports.com

Chris Mack is hammering the 2019 class hard. Just last Friday he had a visit from 4 Star G Josh Nickelberry. Now, on June 2, he has a visit scheduled with another highly touted 4 Star G named Jahmius Ramsey.

Ramsey, a 6’4 180 lbs combo guard, plays for IMG Academy, but is originally from TX. He is the 3rd ranked CG and 35th ranked overall player in the 2019 class per 247sports.com.

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Time And TV Channel Announced For UofL VS Alabama

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football’s season opener against Alabama in the 2018 Camping World Kickoff Game has been scheduled for an 8 p.m. ET start on ABC, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Wednesday morning.

The Cardinals and Crimson Tide are scheduled to face off at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 1 – the first time in school history the Cardinals will open the season against the defending national champions.

Louisville and Alabama will meet for the fourth time in program history, with the Crimson Tide holding a 2-1 advantage in the series. The last pairing came on Jan. 1, 1991 with the Cardinals claiming a 34-7 win in the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz. Alabama defeated the Cardinals in consecutive home games – winning 24-3 in 1976 and 55-6 in 1977.

The Cardinals return 15 starters from last season’s 8-5 team, highlighted by wide receiver Jaylen Smith, who led the Cardinals with 60 receptions for 980 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensive end Jonathan Greenard returns on defense after totaling a team-high 15.5 tackles for loss and equaling the team lead with 7.0 sacks.

Get all the latest information on the team by following @UofLFootball on Twitter and Facebook and @UofLFootball on Instagram.

Around the Bases: May 15th

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It was a perfect 5-0 week for the Cardinals last week. The Cardinals came back from an early 4-0 deficit to beat Wright State, then followed that up with an offensive explosion as they rolled to a 24-6 win over Cincinnati. Louisville then traveled to Pittsburgh and swept the Panthers on the road (6-3, 6-5, 8-5), giving them their first perfect week since mid-April.

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Jaire Makes It Official With Green Bay

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Jaire has signed his rookie contract with the Green Bay Packers. He is only the 7th first rounder to have signed so far. You can also get an inside look at what some of the Packers analysts said about their first impressions of the first round pick.

Congratulations again to Jaire Alexander!

Cards In The Pros: Mid May Update

The time has come for Brendan McKay to continue his ascent towards Tampa.  The Rays #3 overall prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, was promoted to the A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League on Monday 5/14/2018.  There is the opportunity for a University of Louisville baseball reunion in the Rays organization at the AA level with the Montgomery Biscuits already having Grant Kay and Nick Solak on the roster. 

Another promotion included Indianapolis native Jared Ruxer to AA this week and is now pitches for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.  A different type of move involved Drew Harrington moving out of the bullpen and back into a starting role where he has put together two solid starts.  

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Louisville Athletic Gear Equipment Sale

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Looking to upgrade your summer wardrobe? Here is your chance! Finally we have the return of the truck sale!

This Saturday (May 19th) from 9a-2p at the football parking lot near central avenue you can dig through some gear and find something new!

PRESS RELEASE

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville athletics department is doing a little spring cleaning this weekend, and UofL fans will reap the benefits.

 

The Cardinals are giving fans an opportunity to purchase official merchandise at a Yard Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Bronze Lot, which is located next to Central Ave.

 

Official sideline apparel, practice uniforms, game jerseys, footwear, headwear, other game equipment will be available at discounted prices. Cash and credit cards will be the accepted forms of payment.

 

Tickets On Sale For UofL Vs Alabama Season Opener

 

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tickets for the University of Louisville’s football season opener versus defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 1 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., are on sale beginning Monday through the UofL Ticket Office.

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Cardinals: My 2nd Family (My Story Of Battling Depression & Anxiety & Coping Through Sports)

Hello Cardinals Fans out there! It’s been a while hasn’t it? My weekly posts will be coming back soon, but for now, I have decided to finally write something that’s been in my head for a while, and to be frank, I’m still not 100% about posting this, but here we go.

Depression and anxiety. Such scary words aren’t they? But two that we are seeing much more commonly in everyday life, especially the sports world, due to stars such as the NBA’s Kevin Love coming clean about their ongoing struggles. Now in no way, shape, or form am I trying to piggyback off that, but I thought it was finally time for me to come clean with you the readers, and tell you why I’ll always be grateful to you.

Depression and anxiety are two things I have been dealing with for a majority of my life, and honestly I cannot believe I am letting this out when I think maybe 3 people know about it in total. I also want to stress that everyone who face these awful things, it affects everyone differently. For me, my depression (and most of the time anxiety too), just destroys me inside. It makes me unable to do the simplest of tasks, such as writing for you guys and even just getting out of bed. Whenever a major episode occurs for me personally, I literally cannot do a thing. It has caused me to miss so many things in life, including forcing me out of college. But I’m slowly working on it, and I’m grateful to have some great friends and family who will hopefully understand all this.

But now that I have released that finally (and man does it feel good), I can finally tell you, the readers (and the former and current athletes at UofL), why I am grateful for each and every one of you. Every single person (minus the occasional bad seed) that represents the University of Louisville has such a kind soul and that alone cuts through the black cloud looming over me and feels me with such a sense of belonging and pride. Not to mention the joy (and many times laughter) that comes with reading through #LouisvilleTwitter. Never change Louisville Twitter, never change. With not only most of the fans I’ve met having such a positive attitude, but also so many outstanding role models coming out of our athletic program, the happiness I gain from being part of such an amazing family balances out my life, and that’s what I consider each and every one of you wonderful people, my 2nd family.

Now I’m going to stop with the personal stuff for now, the mainly sports-focused pieces will be back from me soon, but for now, as always, Go Cards, and thank you guys for being my 2nd family! Much Love!

Photo Gallery: Anas Mahmoud 17-18

Anas Mahmoud finished his career at the University of Louisville with over 500 points, 400 rebounds and 200 blocks. Anas was one of the most interesting people on the team for the past four years and he leaves as one of the top shot blockers in the country. Here is a photographic recap of his final year at Louisville. Thank you Anas!

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