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Monthly Archives: December 2016

UofL-IU Postgame Pressers

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino shouts instructions to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

 

Rick Pitino

Donovan Mitchell

Deng Adel

Anas Mahmoud

5 Positive Takeaways From The Citrus Bowl

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The season didn’t end the way we had hoped. The Citrus Bowl was supposed to be the positive springboard into next season just as the Music City Bowl was last year. When I saw that Josh Harvey-Clemons, Shaq Wiggins and Trumaine Washington were all in street clothes, I knew the defense would have some issues. What I hoped to see was improvement from the offensive line. I did not.  Read the rest of this entry

Louisville vs Indiana: Postgame Recap

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The Louisville Cardinals earned a much-needed bounce back win over the Indiana Hoosiers by a score of 77-62. The Cardinals smothered the high-powered Hoosiers and held them to 26 points below their season average.

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Louisville vs Indiana: Pregame Breakdown

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The No. 6 Louisville Cardinals will look to bounce back from Wednesday’s loss when they travel to Indianapolis to take on the No. 16 Indiana Hoosiers Saturday at 12:30 on CBS.

Indiana is led in scoring by guard James Blackmon Jr. at 17.9 PPG. Blackmon Jr. headlines the high scoring Hoosier lineup, as a team they average 88.4 PPG.

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Teddy Bridgewater Voted Courage Award Winner

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Teddy!

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Petrino Presser 12/30

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Here is Head Coach Bobby Petrino’s press conference from today in Orlando for the 2016 Citrus Bowl.

Go Cards!

The Nest Ep2: CardMaggedon

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On this episode we recap the Cards big win over UK. We also talk about the Virginia let down. We preview CardMeggedon and discuss the bowl game against LSU and the basketball game against IU. Joined by Nunn, Krueger, and Jeremy55. Tune in!

 

LSU Website Uses Lamar Jackson’s Total Yards As Tie Breaker In Contest

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Geaux247 is doing a bowl Pick’em for the Citrus bowl where the LSU fans pick the winner and score. In case of a tie, the website optimistically and cleverly worded how to determine the winner as such, “Tiebreaker will be total yards LSU defense holds Lamar Jackson to.”

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Louisville Uniform Report – Citrus Bowl

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I like the red with the White pants a little better but this is still solid. #BeatLSU #L1C4

 

No. 8 Louisville overcomes No. 25 Syracuse in ACC Opener

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Post from SB Nation’s Swish Appeal. Please visit SwishAppeal.com to see more of Paige’s work as well as other women’s college hoops stories.
Louisville, KY — The No. 8 Louisville Cardinals overcame a double-digit deficit to defeat No. 25 Syracuse Orange, 91-76.
In typical ACC fashion, this matchup was nothing short of dramatic. The Cardinals, down 12 at one point in the first period, fought back to a 15-point victory. Mariya Moore notched her first career triple-double with 11 points, 11 boards, and 10-assists, while Myisha Hines-Allen picked up her 5th double-double on the season.

But, it was Asia Durr who stole the show. Durr posted a career-high 36 points, 34 of which came in the second half.

“The first half, I was ready to give the money back to our fans for our effort that we gave, which was less than desirable.” Louisville head coach Jeff Walz said in his post game interview. “We came out flat, we did not look excited.”

Louisville started out cold, shooting only 22-percent in the first period. The Cardinals struggled with the smothering Syracuse defense. Louisville committed 7-turnovers, allowing the Orange to convert the turnovers into 7-points.

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UofL Womens Basketball Vs #25 Syracuse Pressers

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Asia Durr

Myisha Hines-Allen & Mariya Moore

Citrus Bowl: How To Watch, Preview, Breakdown

NCAA Football: Louisville at Virginia

Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

How to Watch: 11:00 a.m. on ABC

Odds: LSU -3 (Bovada), O/U 59.5 (consensus)

Last Time

This will be the first-ever meeting between U of L and LSU. The Cardinals are 19-35-1 all-time against SEC opponents, but only have five wins total against SEC schools not named Kentucky. However, Louisville is 2-2 since 2012 against SEC schools not named Kentucky, and 3-1 against the conference in bowl games.

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BW3 Citrus Bowl Presser

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Today the press got to talk to coaches and players from the University of Louisville Football team. Coach Grantham, Klenakis, SR’s Keith Kelsey & Jamari Staples were at the podium.

UofL Basketball Vs Virginia Postgame Pressers

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 29:  The mascot for the Louisville Cardinals performs against the Michigan State Spartans during the fourth round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Lucas Oil Stadium on March 29, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

 

Here are the press interviews after last nights disappointing loss to Virginia

 

Coach Rick Pitino

 

Tony Hicks

 

Jaylen Johnson

 

Mangok Mathiang

Nunnsense: “Unstoppable” A Lamar Jackson Heisman Tribute Video

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Lamar Jackson put up numbers in a regular season that we have never seen before. Before the season started, we had high expectations based on his Music City Bowl performance, but nobody expected what we all witnessed. Coming into the first game of this season vs Charlotte, sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson had not started two consecutive games. Despite that fact, Lamar tied an ACC single game record with 6 passing touchdowns and tied the ACC record of 8 touchdowns responsible for. He would then go on to set another ACC single game record with 610 total yards vs Syracuse.  Read the rest of this entry

Louisville vs Virginia: Postgame Recap

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The No. 6 Louisville Cardinals continued their struggles against Virginia with a 61-53 loss to the No. 12 ranked Cavaliers tonight inside the Yum! Center. Like all Louisville vs Virginia games, Louisville looked lost and then appeared to find their groove but not before it was too late.

The Cards entered halftime down 15 points, outscored Virginia 32-25 in the second half and looked better but it wasn’t enough to overcome the first half deficit. No Cardinals scored in double-figures tonight, Snider 8, Adel 8, Hicks 8, Mitchell 7, King 6.

Thankfully for Louisville, they won’t face Virginia again until February 6th, which will hopefully allow for Rick Pitino to find some answers against the patented pack-line Virginia defense. Up next, the Cards face Indiana (also lost their conference home opener tonight to Nebraska) in Indianapolis on Saturday the 31st. That game will not be anything like the one we saw tonight.

Minor setback, Virginia may have lost some scoring off last year’s team, but they clearly did not lose their defensive edge, which has been the staple of all great Virginia teams. Coming off a win like last Wednesday’s, a letdown is possible but hopefully avoided. It was not avoided tonight. Look for the Cards to bounce back on Saturday against the Hoosiers.

Go Cards!

Louisville vs Virginia: Pregame Breakdown

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A week after the Cardinals big win over in-state rival Kentucky, the now No. 6 Louisville basketball team will host Virginia tonight at 7pm on ESPN2. As of now, Louisville is a 3-point favorite over the Cavaliers.

Virginia is a team best-known for their smothering half-court defense and low scoring games. Virginia lost many key players off last year’s team, they looked to reload with transfer Austin Nichols but he was dismissed from the team early this season. London Perrantes will be the biggest threat to Louisville tonight, he’s a pass/defend-first point guard who has given Louisville fits in their last few meetings. Still, their offense leaves a lot to be desired (69.8PPG). Both teams are top 5 in defensive efficiency (UVA 2, UL 4) so this game will more than likely be low scoring which plays into Virginia’s favor more often than not. Louisville will have to find offense in a defense dominated game in order to win tonight.

While Virginia’s defense is staggering (47.2 points allowed per game), their offense is lacking. Louisville is riding high after the win a week ago, that confidence is key going into this game. The first few shots might not fall, but the Cards find a way to win tonight by a final score of 68-60 with big performances from Deng Adel and Jaylen Johnson.

Go Cards!

Citrus Bowl Post Practice Interviews 12/28/16

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Here are a few of the interviews that were done after today’s bowl practice with the team as they gear up to face LSU on Saturday morning at 11 am.

Josh Harvey-ClemonsPost-Practice Interview

 

DeAngelo Brown Post-Practice Interview

 

Drew Bailey Post-Practice Interview

 

 

Jeremy Smith Post-Practice Interview

 

Tobijah Hughley Post-Practice Interview

 

 

Citrus Bowl Post-Practice Interviews

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Interviews with Lamar Jackson, Jaylen Smith and Kahlil Hunter after today’s practice in Orlando. Lamar said he doesn’t get into trash talk, he just plays football.

Louisville Move Up In The AP Top 25 As Well As ESPN Power Rankings

 

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Photo: Bleacher Report

Louisville’s win over rival Kentucky help them move up to 6th in the latest AP poll. Upcoming games include #12 Virginia, #16 Indiana and #24 Notre Dame. Not to mention conference games still on the schedule vs #5 Duke, #9 North Carolina and #20 Florida State. Read the rest of this entry