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The Russ Smith Foundation, TBM and Sullivan’s Tap House have teamed up to form a charity basketball event in honor of Officer Nick Rodman, who was killed in the line of duty this past March. The event will feature the Metro City Stars, a team comprised of former Louisville players and prominent local figures up against a team of members of the LMPD, and will be hosted by Ballard High School this upcoming Saturday, June 24th at 6:30.
Metro City Stars roster:
Russ Smith, Sr.
Peyton Siva, Jr.
The University of Louisville’s appearance in the College World Series will cap off a terrific 2016-17 season for the Cardinals. Lofty team finishes, impressive individual achievements and nationally recognized academic success have highlighted UofL’s extremely productive academic year.
18 NCAA PARTCIPANTS — Eighteen UofL sports – 10 men’s and eight women’s – had teams or individuals participate in NCAA postseason competition in 2016-17. Baseball has won a school-record 52 games and has advanced to its fourth College World Series, including its third in the last five years. UofL’s men’s soccer team was the No. 4 overall seed in the NCAA Championship and advanced to the Elite Eight. UofL’s women’s cross country advanced to the NCAA Championship for the first time in school history. Louisville’s women’s swimming team finished sixth in the nation with Mallory Comerford sharing the 200-free NCAA championship with Katie Ledecky. The Cardinals’ men’s swimming team finished 11th in the NCAA Championship.
Landing their fourth commitment in 2 days, and their fifth in 3 days, the Louisville Football program landed another Class of 2018 recruit on the defensive side of the ball, this time from 3 Star defensive back Jarek Campbell. According to Rivals, Campbell is the 19th ranked athlete in the state of Tennessee.
Capping off a day in which the Louisville football program had already landed a commitment from Elvis Dumervil’s nephew Dejmi Dumervil Jean, the Cards also landed a pair of JUCO defensive tackles, a position of need in wake of losing DeAngelo Brown and National Signing Day.
2 Star defensive tackle Jared Goldwire and 3 Star defensive tackle Antar Thompson both announced on Twitter this afternoon that they had committed to the University of Louisville. Their announcements had come within 10 minutes of each other.
3 Star Defensive Tackle/Offensive Guard Dejmi Dumervil Jean announced this morning on twitter that he has officially committed to the University of Louisville. Dumervil Jean is the nephew of former Louisville great Elvis Dumervil.
Announced via Twitter today, the Cleveland Browns traded for former U of L safety Calvin Pryor in a deal with the New York Jets.
Pryor, who was a first round draft pick for the Jets in 2014, started 38 games for the Jets during his three-year run, recording two interceptions in 2015 and two fumbles.
Despite the reliability as a starter for the Jets, New York took two safeties – LSU’s Jamal Adams and Florida’s Marcus Mayes – in the NFL draft last month. Pryor’s fifth-year option was also declined, bringing his future with the Jets into question.
Pryor was dealt to the Browns in exchange for LB Demario Davis. Pryor could compete for a starting spot as a safety for the Browns, but will have to contend with first-round pick Jabrill Peppers, along with current starters Ibraheim Campbell and Ed Reynolds.
Long before he came to Louisville, he was a champion. Before his first college pass was an interception against Murray State on Sept. 1, 2011 or his last run was a final nail in Miami’s coffin on December 28th, 2013, he was a champion. Before he was Teddy 2 Gloves, Teddy Ice-water, Teddy Ballgame, TD Teddy, or whatever other name we derived for him, his first name was champion. You have heard the saying, “not all heroes wear capes”. In this case not all champions have rings to prove it.
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.
It’s a return home for former Ohio State defensive back Rodjay Burns, as the Louisville native has decided to transfer to U of L.
Burns, who played at Trinity HS in Louisville, made the announcement on his Instagram account today. He played in six games as a true freshman for the Buckeyes last season, recording an interception return for a touchdown against Bowling Green. Burns was originally committed to Louisville in the 2016 class, before flipping to the Buckeyes at the last second.
Before starting his collegiate career, Burns excelled as a two-way star for the Shamrocks, finishing as a runner-up for Mr. Football in the state his senior season.
After sitting out the 2017 season, Burns will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.
You all know that we at CardinalSportsZone.com help out our friends & family. Cardinal Phone Repair & Birdgang Brand Clothing are businesses operated by UofL Alum Stu the phone guy (CPR) & Danny Mosby (Along with B-stilles & Ron Clutch from Nappy Roots). I went to school with both & Mo was actually my teammate at Louisville. We as a community need to support Cardinal owned businesses. I add an owner myself know how hard it is to make it out in the world & how much easier it is when we help each other out. These guys have decided to join forces & work out of the same building. They are having a cookout this Saturday from 2-5. There will be former Cards in the house & it will be great time. For more info you can tweet @Cardinalphone (Stu) or @BirdgangCOO (Danny)
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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.
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.
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.
6/16/17 (Latest Update):
In an ESPN piece about Bridgewater’s remaining steps to take before he returns to the field, several Vikings, including TE Kyle Rudolph, WR Laquon Treadwell and Head Coach Mike Zimmer are astounded by the speed of his recovery, as well as his work ethic to make sure he returns to form.
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”.
After being passed up in the NFL Draft, wide receiver Gio Pascascio has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans.
After being passed up in the NFL Draft, offensive lineman Kiola Mahoni has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks.
After being passed up in the NFL Draft, wide receiver Jamari Staples has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears.
[Update: Staples’ deal with the Bears did not follow through, and he has signed a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs]
After being passed up in the draft, tight end Cole Hikutini has signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers.
After being passed up in the draft, running back Brandon Radcliff has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts.