Category Archives: Louisville Athletics

A Night in Death Valley: Louisville at Clemson Preview

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Last Time: In a primetime Thursday night thriller, Louisville fell short against the Tigers 20-17. Louisville cut the lead in the fourth quarter on a 100-yard return from Traveon Samuel, and had one final possession to tie the game after missing a field goal. However, a botched snap in field goal range and an intercepted Hail Mary ended Louisville’s hope of an upset bid, sending them to 0-3 for the first time since 1984.

Clemson currently leads the series 2-0, with both games decided by three points.

About the Clemson Tigers

Clemson has, quite literally, everything you want in college football; top five head coach (Dabo Swinney), an elite quarterback (Deshaun Watson), incredible skill players (Wayne Gallman, Mike Williams, etc.) and a good defense. There’s a reason this team was a kickoff return touchdown away from their first national championship since 1981.

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What If The Big 12 Had Taken Louisville

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Shout out to my boy Chris Clamon for showing me this article. A great read to enjoy on the way to Clemson. I wouldn’t be on my way to this game if we were in the Big 12 so thank you for making a huge mistake. The article says, “Five years ago next month, Jurich and his athletic program became one of the biggest losers in the last big conference realignment merry-go-round. The Big 12 chose West Virginia over Louisville.” Well, as it turns out we are not the losers. Jurich and all of Louisville are smiling now.

CBS writer Dennis Dodd breaks it down in this article …

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Petrino Says, “Just Feed The Studs”

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ESPN staff writer Jared Shanker wrote a piece about how the Petrino coaching tree adapts offensive styles to the personnel on the team. It talks more specifically about Lamar Jackson and how Bobby adapted to his skill set.

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Keith Kelsey Feature On Sports Center

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This just in. Keith Kelsey is a great person. If you watched the feature done on him that aired tonight you will agree. If you don’t then you have no soul. The entire family is great. I met the Kelseys a few years back at a home game. They didn’t know me from anyone. They seen my 55 Tshirt & talk sparked. That was when I had to tell the family my shirt wasn’t in support of their son entirely but that it was a marketing tool for my website & my massive, unearned ego. (not really but..) I thought an awful lot about Keith though from the day he stepped foot on campus. The memorable commitment video all the way up until now, he has always been a class act. The entire family is amazing. I texted his dad after the sportscenter feature aired and he said: I lost it. I would have too had I not been in a room with other people trying to be cool. Here is the feature that aired live about Keith and his weekly Monday visits to the hospital to visit retired Air Force Don Wheatley who has an aggressive form of Leukemia. Words from me cannot describe the story. Here is the Video.

 

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The Rise Of Louisville Football

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Our good friends at the ACC Digital Network put together another great video. They document the rise of Louisville Football over the years & it’s pretty awesome. Enjoy!

2016-17 Mens Basketball Photo Shoot

Keith Kelsey Interview On SportsCenter Tonight

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Tune in tonight to SportsCenter at 7pm for University of Louisville Senior Linebacker Keith Kelsey. He will be featured in a very special interview on ESPN.

5 Reasons Why Louisville Destroys Clemson

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Aaron Torres of Fox sports crunched some numbers and decided that Louisville will destroy Clemson on Saturday night. He gives you 5 reasons why. I hope he is right. Enjoy this read Card fans…… Read the rest of this entry

Uniform Report: Clemson

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Here’s the uniform combo for our matchup vs Clemson.

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ESPN Experts Pick The Game

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So I thought I would pass this along. After letting Andrea Adelson know that she was my soul friend at gameday, she has broken my heart. I thought about making a snarky comment about how I should have put experts in parentheses but because of Double A, I didn’t. I stumbled upon this list of experts who picked the game between the University of Louisville Cardinals & the Clemson Tigers. David Hale picked us to beat Marshall 1 million to 6 (or something like that) so I’m not sure how to take him. But the rest agreed, the favorite is going down. If it makes you feel better I have the Cards winning 34-17. Here’s the “experts” picks. I almost made it all of the way through.

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The Lamar Jackson Experience

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(BleacherReport.com)

If you are a fan of Louisville football and Lamar Jackson then you really need to check this out.  Read the rest of this entry

Nunnsense: The Friendly Clemson Rivalry Is Over. Or Is It?

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The Louisville Cardinals have just started their third season in the Atlantic  Coast Conference. The first two football seasons were successful but both contained close losses to perennial conference and national power Clemson. The unanimous takeaway from both fan bases is just how friendly and hospitable the other fans were during their visits to the opposing schools. A mutual respect between Clemson and Louisville was earned and expected to continue. But will it continue after about 8:22 of Saturday night?

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ACC Powerhouse Clash

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Photo: fansided.com

This latest video from the ACC Digital Network highlights the epic match up on Saturday night between the #3 Cards & the #5 Tigers.

Defensive Press Conference 9/28

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Here is the video footage from today’s press conference.

Next Up In 60: Clemson

UofL/Clemson Hype Video

 

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Another hype video is out and trust me you cannot get enough hype videos when your team is doing well. Here’s the latest from Campus Insiders. Enjoy!

Help THE Redbird Win Best Fan Ever Contest

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OK CardNation, It is time to get behind your peeps. Our guy Gary “THE Redbird” has entered into a contest for best fan ever contest. It is up to you to help him carry on to victory. Go to this link: http://courier-journal.secondstreetapp.com/bestfanever/gallery/44353826 and help out our guy. GO Cards!

Simply Lamarvelous

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For the national media, Lamar Jackson has exploded onto the scene. For those of us close to the Ville we have seen it all along. Flashes against Auburn, Clemson & A&M last year to down right dominance through 4 games this year. He was asked what the biggest difference was between this year and last year to which he responded: I know the entire playbook now. Amazing. He may be a Football player but has fancied himself as a grader of performances. D’s and F’s he has given himself this year. Glad his grading doesn’t determine whether or not he can play. Maybe the single most dynamic player we have even seen here at Louisville and he is just a Sophomore. Some people call him the Football version of Russdiculous. Some have in fact dubbed him Lamarvelous. The shoe fits though. Taking on many defenders at a time and taking the ball to the goal(line), he really does mirror the Louisville legend of the hardwood. We are in for some exciting times here in the Ville so I believe we should sit back, relax and let this season sink in. Leave the trash talking to the guys who need to do that to prove something. We don’t need to talk in press conferences. We don’t need to talk on Twitter. Louisville Football does all the talking on the field.

 

Some national people have said that he has taken the national scene by storm. ESPN’s Adam Scarborough posted an article today that explains from the national perspective how Lamar has come from nowhwere. I hope you enjoy.

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“Hand Him The Heisman”

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CBS Sports Analyst Adam Schein made a pretty bold statement on his show and it has Louisville fans buzzing. This was before the Marshall game. Wonder what they will say after that performance!

 

 

 

Jackson Vs Watson: Next Gen QB

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ClemsonTigers.com

Here is the latest video from the ACC Digital Network spotlighting the match up of the Lamar Jackson from the #3 Cards vs DeShaun Watson from the #5 Tigers. They go through the progression of the dual threat quarterback and the evolution of the position. From Fran Tarkenton to Cam Newton. It’s been quite the progression once you see it. I hope you enjoy!