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Monthly Archives: July 2017

D Lineman Chris Williams Is Dismissed From The Team

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Coach Petrino announced after practice number 1 of fall camp that senior defensive lineman, Chris Williams was dismissed from the team for violating team rules. Coach did not disclose the violation but it was later reported tha he turned himself in after he stole banking information from a few teammates where he stole about $2300 from their accounts.

The 6-foot-1, 292-pound defensive tackle, was going to be a key back up on an already thin defensive line. Depth now becomes a bigger issue for that D line.

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Practice #1 Follow Up Presser

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Today, Louisville football took the field for the first time to prepare for the 2017 season. This team returns a lot of talented plus new young talent. Here are comments from Coach Petrino, Reggie Bonnafon, & Trevon Young following the first day…

Getting To Know Russ Yeast

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As the season quickly approaches, we take a moment to get to know the incoming freshman. Thanks to UofL Athletics we find out how Russ Yeast’s summer in Louisville have been, and what his relationship with Coach Ward is like along with so much more. Let’s take a listen!

Bobby Petrino Is Ready For More Lamar

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I am not sure anyone is more excited to see what Lamar Jackson will do this season, than his head coach. Bobby Petrino has raved all off season about how great of a leader Lamar is, and how much he has improved. As the world waits to see if he will become the second person in history to repeat as a Heisman winner, we have this amazing highlight video from Bobby to keep us occupied.

2017 Football Posters Available

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The 2017 football posters are now available across the city! Look below to see where you can find them throughout the community.

Cardinal Forever Kyle McGrath Called Up To Padres

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Louisville native and former UofL reliever received the call he had been dreaming of on Wednesday, he was heading to San Diego to pitch for the Padres. Kyle’s dad James McGrath was gracious enough to give Cardinal Sports Zone a look into what that moment felt like for them all.

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Beyond The X’s & O’s With Lorenzo Ward

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Beyond the X’s & O’s with Secondary Coach Lorenzo Ward dives into what he looks for in a player. He also talks about what his favorite motivational quote is to tell the guys. Take a listen below for more with Coach Lorenzo Ward.

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Welcome To The Ville: Telly Plummer

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CardNation let’s welcome the newest member of BirdGang18 Telly Plummer. Telly is a 4 star cornerback from Fairburn, Georgia. He has been playing Cornerback but he has been played Free Safety as well. He had offers from Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Maryland, & Ole Miss. He recently visited The Ville last Saturday. He made his decision between Louisville and Notre Dame. Coach Lorenzo “Whammy” Ward was the main coach in his recruiting. Telly will be a huge addition to the defensive backfield.

Here is his junior year highlights

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The Red Is On the Rise Again

Being a UofL fan has been difficult these last couple of years. Trace it back to October 2015 when news of an unthinkable scandal broke.

Follow the thread to the postseason ban, the war over the Board of Trustees, the horrendous finish to an otherwise successful football season, the audit that found wrongdoing by our former President, the Notice of Allegations, the announcement of the sanctions, and the Yum Center financing deal. All these embarrassments cast a pall over UofL fans and alums leaving us feeling as if the university was unraveling.

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Fast Facts With Trumaine Washington

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Today on Fast Facts UofL Athletics sits down with Cornerback Trumaine Washington. The fans find out who he believes what actor would best portray him in a movie, where his favorite place to hang out in Louisville is and if he has any secret talents. Here is Fast Facts with Trumaine Washington!

There Is Something Special, About The Cardinal Special Teams Unit

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Head coach Bobby Petrino knows how important having a great special teams is. He is very excited about what this year’s group brings to the field. Check out the video below and see what he is talking about!

Teddy Press Conference & Comments

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Former Card Teddy Bridgewater spoke up for the first time in 11 months today after a gruesome leg injury. While it was a big deal to a few people, to many others it was understood. Take your time, rehab & come back stronger. Here is an excerpt from Teddy’s presser plus a video of the press conference.

Enjoy!

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Men’s Basketball Preseason BPI Released

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The preseason BPI for men’s basketball was released today. The Cardinals come in at number two, with Wichita State surprising everyone at number one. Take a look below to see how many of UofL’s opponents were ranked as well.

Welcome To The Ville: Chandler Jones http:

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CardNation let’s welcome the newest Louisville Cardinal Chandler Jones. Chandler is a defensive back out of Hollywood Florida. He is a 4 star Defensive Back that can play any position but is playing mostly cornerback in high school. He had offers from the school to the east (Kentucky), South Carolina, Utah, & Vanderbilt. Coach Cort Dennison was the primary coach in his recruiting. He just recently won a State title with his team.

Here are just a few highlights of his junior year…

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Coach Petrino Is Hype For His RB’s!

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In case you weren’t hyped enough for the 2017 football season, Coach Petrino shared an awesome video today. It showcases the talented RB corp. Check it out below.

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Cross Country Releases 2017 Schedule

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The Cardinal Cross Country team released its 2017 schedule today. Fans will have ample opportunity to watch meets in person, including the ACC and NCAA championship meets. See below for the entire schedule for the upcoming season!

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Louisville’s Pass Rushers (Video)

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The names you hear coming into this season when talking about pass rushers are James Hearns and Drew Bailey. I would to take this time to remind you that they are both phenomenal players but they will have help. Welcome back Trevon Young. Trevon sat out all of 2016 due to hip surgery but he is back and healthy. Before his injury in the Music City bowl, he had 10 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and 1 interception. Stacy Thomas is as solid as they come. He took over for James Burgess Jr after a terrible targeting call in that infamous Music City bowl. Since then he has been nothing short of amazing. Also look for guys like Chris Williams, Jonathan Greenard, Amonte Caban, De’Asian Richardson and Henry Famurewa to contribute this year. Read the rest of this entry

Nunnsense: A Better Lamar, A Better Line And Better Receivers = CFB Playoffs?

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The question remains, can the Cards make the college football playoffs? Well, their goal is to win a national championship and let’s face it, if that isn’t every teams goal, then why are you playing?

Last year Louisville was so close to making the playoffs but fell flat on their face in the last 2 games of the regular season. You can blame the O-line, dropped passes, fumbles, effort, coaching or whatever you want but the fact remains that everyone needs to get better. No one has taken that to heart more than Lamar Jackson. Read the rest of this entry

Teddy Bridgewater Update

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Some good news from the Minnesota Vikings today! Teddy Bridgewater has been placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list. See what the Viking’s organization had to say below.

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Beyond The X’s & O’s With Coach Klenakis

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Today’s Beyond the X’s & O’s is with tight ends coach Klenakis. Take a look below to hear what he loves about Card Nation and what he looks for in a player.