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Category Archives: Louisville Athletics

Louisville At Florida State: Postgame Recap

Well, Louisville battled, looked inspired, and fought through adversity to defeat FSU 31-28 in Tallahassee.

It wasn’t pretty, at all. But it was a successful road trip that put this team in a much better position than they were in before the game clock hit zeros. Louisville started hot early, with Lamar rushing for an easy touchdown on the first drive of the game. FSU answered with a drive of their own, making the score 7-7. It took awhile for another score to happen, and that score came off a Lamar Jackson fumble that the Seminoles ran home for 6.

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Lee Corso Makes A Familiar Pick For UofL-Florida State Game

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Lee Corso made a familiar pick for the UofL-FSU football game today on ESPN College Game Day. Corso picked UofL to upset FSU on the road. Corso’s main reason for his faith in UofL pulling off a win? You guessed it, Lamar Jackson.

You can see everything Lee Corso had to say below.

http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=21099492

College Football Games To Watch – Week 8

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(10) Oklahoma State vs Texas – OKState is favored by 7     TV – Fox

Maryland vs (5) Wisconsin – Wisconsin is favored by 23.5     TV – ABC

Louisville vs Florida State – FSU is favored by 6     TV – ESPN

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Tennessee vs (1) Alabama – Alabama favored by 37     TV – CBS

Syracuse vs (8) Miami – Miami is favored by 17.5     TV – ESPN

North Carolina vs (14) Virginia Tech – VT favored by 21.5     TV – ESPN2

Indiana vs (18) Michigan State – MSU favored by 6.5     TV – ABC

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This Weeks Top 10 Stories

Here are the top 10 stories from this week at CardinalSportsZone.com!

10 Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

9 UofL Appears Ready To Sever All Ties With Rick Pitino

8 Rick Pitino Releases Info Supporting Innocence

7 With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

6 Jurich To Be Fired With Just Cause

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Louisville Commits And Recruits Stats 10/13

Louisville Cardinals commits and recruiting stats 10/13/17

Manuel Allen had 3 receptions for 54 yards and a 74 yard punt a TD in Rancho Verde’s 65-28 victory over Valley View. Allen also recorded 1 solo tackle.

Trenell Troutman recorded no defensive stats, but did have 1 punt return for 55 yards St. Thomas Aquinas’ 49-7 win over Fort Lauderdale.

Dejmi Dumervil Jean had 3 solo tackles and an assisted tackle for St. Thomas Aquinas in the win.

Yasir Abdullah (commit) and Malcolm Ray (2019 target) played well in the lost to Miami Northwestern. Abdullah and Atwell shared a brief moment in the backfield after Abdullah’s sack.

Chatarius ‘Tutu’ Atwell rushed for 25 yards on 14 carries and was 10-19 for 151 yards and 1 interception in Miami Northwestern’s win over Carol City.

Telly Plummer had 5 solo tackles and 2 interceptions as his Langston Hughes team defeated Alexander 26-20.
Jordan Travis went 23-29 for 398 passing yards and 6 touchdowns through the air. Travis also had 25 rushing yards in his teams rout of Calvary Christian Academy.

FRIDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 20th the Big game in the Miami area is between Miami Central and Miami Northwestern. That games features Louisville commits Robert Hicks, Chandler Jones, Chatarius ‘Tutu’ Atwell and Louisville target James Cook.

Black Chrome Helmets For FSU Game – Uniform Report

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RJ Evans Presser Video

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Earlier we posted the press release where Louisville Acting Head Coach David Padgett promoted RJ Evans to assistant coach. Read about that here

 

Other Items Discussed:

  • Padgett & Staff aren’t sure yet if they will do a charity game to help out.
  • Ryan McMahon was back to practice but has not been exposed to any contact.
  • He is still unsure of rosters for next Friday’s Red-White Scrimmage. Padgett also stated he doesn’t know if he will observe like the first one or he will be on the court coaching the team.
  • Team has a busy week this week with ACC Media Day, Tip Off Luncheon, & Red-White Scrimmage.

 

UofL Donor Withdraws $6 Million Pledge After Jurich Firing


A Louisville man has withdrawn a roughly $6 Million pledge in the wake of Tom Jurich’s firing.

According to the Courier-Journal, 88-year old investor and retired pilot, Max Baumgardner has withdrawn his $6.3 Million pledge. Baumgardner sees the move as a protest of his own.

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Top Stories 10-19-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 19th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Teddy’s Comeback Press Conference

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

A Non-Fitting Farewell For A Lost Legend

Video: Rick Pitino’s Full Interview With Jay Bilas

Nunnsense | Pitino, Jurich And The Future Of Louisville

UofL Appears Ready To Sever All Ties With Rick Pitino

Asia Durr Named ACC Preseason Player Of The Year

ACC WBB Moves To 18 Game Conference Schedule In ‘19-‘20

Women’s Hoops Racks Up Accolades At ACC Media Day

UofL Basketball To Name Greg Paulus Assistant Coach

Preseason Coaches Poll Announced

Sadness Around UofL Athletic Department In The Wake Of Jurich’s Firing

Tom Jurich Has Been Fired

Post Practice Interviews: 10-18-17

Coach Petrino Speaks About Tom Jurich

With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

Jurich’s Legal Team Releases Statement

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R.J. Evans Named Acting Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach At UofL

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Press Release

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — R.J. Evans, who has been a program assistant on the UofL men’s basketball staff since May, has been elevated to Acting Assistant Coach for the Cardinals.

“R.J. is a very talented young coach with a great future,” said Interim Head Coach David Padgett.  “He’s another member of our staff that has competed at a very high level.  R.J. has accumulated significant experience at his multiple stops, all which will be a great benefit to our players.  He has built a great rapport with our players and has earned their respect.”

 

Evans, who has earned two master’s degrees, joined the UofL staff after working two years as a graduate assistant at the University of Texas under head coach Shaka Smart.  Prior to his time in Austin, Evans was an assistant coach at Nichols College in Dudley, Mass. for one season (2014-15) as the Bison posted a 20-6 record and won the Commonwealth Coast Conference Regular Season Championship with a 17-1 mark.

Evans played basketball at the College of the Holy Cross, scoring over 1,200 career points in his three-plus seasons there.  As a co-captain in his final season in 2011-12, Evans averaged 11.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.8 assists while earning recognition on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.  He received a medical redshirt after missing most of the 2010-11 season with a sports hernia.

Evans played his final year as a graduate student at the University of Connecticut, where he helped the Huskies post a 20-10 record in 2012-13. He appeared in 27 games (three starts) and averaged 3.1 points and grabbing 25 steals. He faced Louisville once that season, grabbing two rebounds in seven minutes against the Cardinals in a 73-58 UofL victory in Hartford.

Evans played for four different coaches in his four collegiate seasons in Kevin Ollie at UConn and Ralph Willard, Sean Kearney and Milan Brown at Holy Cross.  He played one year professionally for the Durham Wildcats in the United Kingdom.  His sister Kastine played basketball at Kentucky.

Evans, who hails from Salem, Conn., earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Holy Cross in 2012, a master’s degree in educational psychology from UConn in 2013, and a master’s in kinesiology from Texas in 2017.

In his acting position, Evans fills an assistant coaching role while UofL Associate Coach Kenny Johnson is on administrative leave.

 

 

Everything You Need To Know: Louisville At Florida State

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How to Watch: Noon kickoff on ESPN

Spread: Florida State -7

Last Time: With College Gameday visiting Louisville for the first time, the Cardinals made the most of their opportunity. Lamar Jackson launched his Heisman campaign into the stratosphere with 362 total yards (216 passing, 146 rushing) and five total touchdowns. #10 Louisville rolled to a 63-20 win over #2 Florida State, the worst loss in FSU history. Brandon Radcliff and James Quick each had 100 yard games, and Jaire Alexander had a 69-yard touchdown on a punt return.

FSU leads the all-time series 14-3.

Meet Florida State:

Since then, it’s been an up-and-down road for both teams. Louisville rolled to a 9-1 start in 2016, but since then has lost five of its last seven to Power Five teams. Florida State finished that season with an Orange Bowl win over Michigan, but lost Deondre Francois for the season and sits at 2-3 entering tomorrow’s game.

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The Barbour Shop: Let’s Talk Basketball! The Game, Not The Scandals

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After all the drama swirling around UofL Men’s Basketball because of yet another tawdry scandal, it’s my pleasure to present to you, my fellow UofL fans, an article about the actual basketball team. That’s right. There’s no death penalty yet. UofL gets to play basketball this year.

And boy do they have a God Deng good team. A near perfect blend of youthful talent and gritty experience. A new captain leads the unit. His name is Padgett and to our opponents I must warn you, he does not come in peace. He has come to annihilate you on the court. Beware the conqueror has arrived.

Now, let’s review the Red-White scrimmage from last Friday. I will speak on some individual players that I focused on. Players like Deng Adel. The junior forward returned to school after testing the NBA waters. Improvement in his game was needed and what better place to improve than here.

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Preseason Coaches Poll Announced

The preseason coaches’ poll was announced today. The Cards come in ranked number 16 to start the season. They start the year on November 10th against George Mason at the Yum! Center.

Teddy’s Comeback Press Conference

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Teddy Bridgewater spoke to the media today for this first time since returning to practice. Listen to what he has to say below!

Top Stories 10-18-17

 

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 18th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Tom Jurich Has Been Fired

Post Practice Interviews: 10-18-17

Coach Petrino Speaks About Tom Jurich

With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

Jurich’s Legal Team Releases Statement

UofL Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Single Game Tickets Go On Sale 10/18/2017

Deng Adel Tabbed To Erving Award Watch List

Teddy Bridgewater Is Clear To Practice

No More Excuses For Louisville Football

David Padgett Discusses Life As UofL’s Acting Head Coach

Rick Pitino Files Federal Lawsuit Against Adidas

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

A Non-Fitting Farewell For A Lost Legend

Bobby Petrino Press Conference 10-16-17

ULAA Unanimously Votes to Terminate Rick Pitino’s Employment

Full Report On How 84 Schools And 6 Conferences Handled FBI Investigation

Pitino’s Attorney Distributes 53-Page Defense Of Rick Pitino

Quentin Snider on Preseason Watch List for 2018 Bob Cousy Award

Teddy Bridgewater Is Returning

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UofL Basketball To Name Greg Paulus Assistant Coach

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Today, Acting Head Coach David Padgett and Acting Athletic Director Vince Tyra are set to announce the addition of Greg Paulus to the UofL Men’s Basketball coaching staff per Courier Journal reporter Jeff Greer.

Paulus played 4 years under legendary Coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke. 3 of his 4 years were as Duke’s starting Point Guard before he was relegated to the bench for his senior year.

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Paulus then took an interest in football and, as a graduate transfer, transferred to Syracuse and was their starting Quarterback for one season. He led the team to a 4-8 record.

*one of those losses to Steve K***** at Louisville. K’s final victory

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After trying out for the NFL, Paulus joined the ranks of college basketball again. This time as a coach. In 2010, he was hired as an assistant coach at Navy. Then in 2011, he was hired by Thad Matta to the position of video coordinator for the Ohio State University basketball team. Eventually, in 2013, Matta promoted him to assistant coach and he coached there through last season.

Paulus was born in Ohio and raised in Wisconsin until his family settled in Syracuse, NY, where he attended high school at Christian Brothers Academy.

You can read more about UofL’s newest assistant coach in Jeff Greer’s article below.

UofL has officially announced Greg Paulus’ hiring. Here is the official press release from Kenny Klein on gocards.com.

Sadness Around UofL Athletic Department In The Wake Of Jurich’s Firing

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Coaches and other members of UofL’s Athletic Department are saddened and sullen now that the leader they had all known for so long has been unceremoniously fired.

Courier Journal reporter Danielle Lerner wrote an article detailing the general mood of sadness around the UofL Athletic Department formerly run by Tom Jurich.

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Women’s Hoops Racks Up Accolades At ACC Media Day


Jeff Walz’s team is racking up the accolades at ACC Media Day.

As announced in a previous post, junior guard Asia Durr was tabbed ACC Preseason Player of the Year by the ACC coaches.

In addition, Durr and senior forward Myisha Hines-Allen earned All-ACC preseason honors from both the league’s coaches and the Blue Ribbon Panel. While, Freshman Dana Evans was one of five players named to the Newcomer Watch List.

The Cardinals were picked to finish second by the league’s 15 coaches, receiving one first place vote. While the Blue Ribbon Panel also pegged Louisville to finish second, receiving five first place votes.

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ACC WBB Moves To 18 Game Conference Schedule In ‘19-‘20


The ACC has voted to move to an 18 game conference schedule beginning in the 2019-2020 season.

“The move to an 18-game conference schedule will strengthen the already compelling matchups and build upon both traditional and new rivalries,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “Playing more games against conference teams will enhance the student-athlete experience and benefit our fans, and the optimal time to make this change is with the launch of the ACC Network.”

Teams will continue to face each other once. However, four teams will play twice.

Asia Durr Named ACC Preseason Player Of The Year

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Junior guard, Asia Durr, has been named the ACC Preseason Player of the Year by the ACC coaches.

This marks the second consecutive season that a Louisville player has been given the prestigious title. Last year, Myisha Hines-Allen earned the honor.