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In front of a crowd full of the Louisville faithful with a berth in the ACC semifinals against Duke on the line, the top-seeded Louisville Cardinals could not get over the hump and were defeated by the Florida State Seminoles, 6-2. The Cards faced an early deficit due to shaky pitching and some slight defensive miscues, and could not string together the necessary hits to generate runs for the comeback.
In a game that didn’t have much at stake for either team, the No.1 overall seed Louisville Cardinals defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 10-3 in the Cards’ first game of pool play. Although the Cards managed to come away victorious, it didn’t really mean much in terms of advancing past pool play and onto the semifinals. This was because 12-seed Notre Dame’s loss to 8-seed Florida State the day before had not only mathematically eliminated Notre Dame, but had turned Friday’s Louisville/Florida State game into a de facto survive-and-advance game no matter the outcome of the Louisville/Notre Dame game.
Katina Powell, the center of the Louisville basketball recruiting sex scandal, and her accomplice as well as former Louisville player and staff member Andre McGee were brought before a grand jury today to begin the hearing on the criminal case against them. Special thanks to our good friend Jason Riley over at WDRB for providing us with updates as the hearing proceeded.
Boston College/North Carolina & Georgia Tech/Wake Forest will now be played at 11am and 1pm respectively. Georgia Tech/Wake Forest will now be played at Jim Patterson Stadium instead of Louisville Slugger Field.
Duke/Virginia has been moved up from Thursday at 11am to Thursday at 3pm.
Miami/Wake Forest has been moved from Thursday at 3pm to Friday at 11am.
Clemson/Virginia has been moved up from Friday at 11am to Friday at noon, and will now be played at Jim Patterson Stadium instead of Louisville Slugger Field.
Louisville/Notre Dame, Louisville/Florida State & North Carolina/NC State have remained at their same times and location at Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 3pm, and Friday at 7pm respectively.
After declaring for the NBA Draft without signing an agent, Junior forward Deng Adel has decided to withdraw his name from the draft, and return to Louisville.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced their 2017 Baseball Honors this afternoon, and 3 Louisville Cardinals were awarded these honors. Coach Dan McDonnell was awarded Coach of the Year for an ACC record three straight times, Devin Hairston was awarded the inaugural Defensive Player of the Year, and Brendan McKay was awarded Player of the Year.
After losing in Bloomington to the Indiana Hoosiers and getting swept in a 2 game series at home against the Florida State Seminoles, the Cardinal Nine saw a slight dip in the polls to end the regular season. Baseball America, D1Baseball, USA Today, as well as the RPI rankings all have the Cardinals taking the Number 5 spot.
Every person who is a fan of the Louisville Baseball program knows that we have something special down at Jim Patterson Stadium. Since Dan McDonnell took over as the head coach, the program has experienced unprecedented success and continues to raise the bar every season. This is especially true since Louisville has joined the prestigious Atlantic Coast Conference. In fact, the Cardinals have quickly established themselves as one of, if not the most, dominant teams in conference play. How successful has Louisville’s run in the ACC been? Let’s take an in-depth look.
Following the cancellation of the regular season finale against Florida State due to weather, the Louisville Cardinals finish the regular season with a mark of 46-9. This also puts the Cards atop the ACC standings, with second place North Carolina finishing 0.5 games behind. This awards the Louisville Cardinals the ACC regular season title, their second title in three years in the ACC.
Riding on their second-longest win streak of the season with the ACC regular season title on the line, the Cardinal Nine did not have the smoothest of finishes to the season, as they would go 0-3 against the Indiana Hoosiers and Florida State Seminoles. Game 3 against the Seminoles would be cancelled due to rain, with no plans to reschedule. However, an ACC loss by UNC to the hands of the Duke Blue Devils would make up for the bumpy week, as that would help the Cardinals clinch the ACC regular season title, as well as the number 1 seed in the ACC Baseball Tournament.
Fort Scott JUCO running back Harry Trotter announced today on Twitter that he has decided to commit to the University of Louisville. Trotter recently visited Louisville during the spring game, and is immediately eligible to play.
Following Donovan Mitchell’s NBA Draft announcement, thus freeing up a scholarship, the Louisville basketball program will be hosting Class of 2017 SF/PF Wassef Methnani out of Knox School, a prep school in New York. He will be pay the University of Louisville a visit this upcoming Tuesday, and is also considering Fairfield and Canisius. If he chooses to enroll at UofL, he will be immediately eligible to play. He is listed as 6’8″, 216 lbs, and specializes as a wing.
The Baseball Cards traveled down to South Carolina this weekend to face the Clemson Tigers, and they came back to the Ville unscathed. They swept the Tigers in a three game series to put them at 46-6 on the season, and 23-4 in the conference.
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Louisville Football announced this morning that they have extended their home-and-home series with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. They will be playing the Irish at PJCS in 2030, 2033 and 2035, while they will go up to South Bend in 2032.
We all know that Rick Pitino is amazing coach, after all, he is a Hall of Famer for a reason. Even though he probably has knees that would make Greg Oden and Derrick Rose envious, Coach Pitino showed us all that he has the mamba mentality on the court as well, and isn’t afraid to pull up a shot right in your face and make you look silly.
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After being passed up in the NFL Draft and originally signing a post-draft deal with the Chicago Bears, wide receiver Jamari Staples has now signed as an undrafted free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Drew Ellis has been named the National Player of the Month for the month of April, according to the panel of writers at the National College Baseball Writers Association. This is the second time in 2017 that a Louisville player has been named NCBWA Player of the Month, following Brendan McKay in February.
Cardinal Forever and current Milwaukee Brewers prospect Corey Ray hasn’t changed much since we last saw him in a Cardinal uniform. Playing for the Carolina Mudcats, the Class-A Advanced affiliate for the Brewers, Ray came through in the clutch and drove in a walk off double to win the game 5-4 for the Mudcats.
As former Louisville Cardinal and current Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater continues on his journey to overcome a gruesome injury and return to the gridiron, we will provide the latest news and updates on his recovery. Get well soon, Teddy.
5/24/27 (Latest Update):
Teddy Bridgewater gets the green light to progress his rehabilitation after having a positive meeting with his doctor.
As part of his rehab process, Teddy Bridgewater takes the practice field for the first time since his injury.
After months of speculation that Bridgewater may not ever be able to play in the NFL again due to his injury, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer stated that he’s “more optimistic now about him potentially playing than I have at any point in time”.