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Category Archives: Louisville Athletics

Louisville Men’s Basketball: Bryant Post-Game Pressers & Highlights

 

Here are the highlights and pressers from after today’s much needed 102-59 victory over Bryant University. Anas continues to string together good games. Tonight he put up 17 points, 9 rebounds & 3 blocks. Quentin scored 17, Adel 17, Thomas 10 pts/7 reb & 11 pts/9 reb by Ray Spalding. 5 Cards overall reached double digits in scoring and 4 players had 6 or more rebounds. They out-rebounded Bryant overall 46-29.

 

Here’s Louisville Head Coach David Padgett:

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Lamar Jackson Gives A Post-Heisman Ceremony Interview

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Right after Saturday’s Heisman Ceremony, Spectrum Sports KY caught up with Lamar Jackson and they were able to ask a few questions and get his thoughts on various things.

In typical Lamar fashion, he answers every question and comments on everything with great poise, humility, and humor. Of course, he also does it with his trademark smile.

Never change Lamar, never change.

You can view the interview below.

AP Women’s Basketball Poll, Week 6

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AP Women’s Basketball Poll:

 

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE BALLOTS LAST WEEK
1 UConn 8-0 800 32 32 1
2 Notre Dame 9-1 749 0 32 3
3 Louisville 11-0 736 0 32 4
4 South Carolina 9-1 685 0 32 5
5 Mississippi State 9-0 664 0 32 6
6 Baylor 8-1 625 0 32 8
7 Tennessee 10-0 620 0 32 11
8 Texas 7-1 593 0 32 2
9 Oregon 8-1 519 0 32 9
10 West Virginia 9-0 504 0 32 10
11 UCLA 7-2 459 0 32 7
12 Florida State 10-0 443 0 32 13
13 Ohio State 9-2 439 0 32 12
14 Duke 8-2 390 0 31 14
15 Maryland 9-2 354 0 32 15
16 Missouri 9-1 293 0 32 17
17 Oregon State 6-2 226 0 30 19
18 Stanford 5-4 221 0 28 18
19 Texas A&M 8-2 180 0 30 21
20 Villanova 9-0 177 0 32 22
21 Green Bay 8-1 147 0 32 23
22 South Florida 7-2 141 0 26 16
23 Michigan 8-2 116 0 27 24
24 California 7-2 98 0 22 25
25 Iowa 10-1 55 0 20 NR

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma State 54; New Mexico 39; Syracuse 22; Oklahoma 12; Arizona State 10; Marquette 8; Southern California 8; Kentucky 7; South Dakota State 3; Rutgers 1; Florida Gulf Coast 1; Ball State 1.

See how all the votes fell: AP Women’s Basketball Poll Week 6

Jaire Alexander Ranked The Number One CB By One NFL Draft Analyst

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Despite Jaire Alexander missing a significant portion of this season due to an injury suffered in the first game, one draft analyst has him ranked as the best CB in this year’s draft class.

Luke Easterling of Draft Wire has Jaire atop his list of best CBs at this point in time. However, Easterling cautioned These rankings aren’t set in stone.

“These rankings will be fluid throughout the predraft process, based on film work, all-star performances, workouts numbers and other factors,” Easterling wrote.

Still this is lofty praise for Jaire Alexander and points to the fact this year may be his last in a UofL uniform.

You can read Luke Easterling’s complete list below.

Lamar Jackson Named To Two All-American Teams

Lamar Jackson has been named a Second Team All-American QB by the Associated Press and the Football Writers Association of America. Baker Mayfield was named the First Team All-American QB by both.

Jackson was the only UofL player selected as an All-American by the AP and FWAA.

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UofL True Freshman Linebacker Named to ESPN Freshman All-American Team

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ESPN released their list of True Freshman All-Americans today. One Cardinal made the list; LB Dorian Etheridge.

According to gocards.com, Etheridge had 77 tackles including 3 tackles for loss, 2 pass break ups, and a fumble recovery.

According to ESPN’s David Hale, aside from Arizona’s two freshmen LBs, “no power five true freshman recorded more tackles this season than Etheridge.”

You can read David Hale’s entire story below.

 

Single Game Tickets Go On Sale For UofL Men’s Basketball ACC Games Wednesday

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Single Game Tickets for UofL Men’s Basketball ACC Games on Sale Wednesday

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Single-game tickets for the University of Louisville’s home men’s basketball Atlantic Coast Conference games in the KFC Yum! Center this season will go on sale on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at noon.

 Tickets for eight home ACC games are $65 each, and tickets for the Cardinals’ Feb. 17 game against North Carolina are $85 each.  Remaining non-conference weekday games are currently on sale for $35 each, and non-conference weekend games are $40.

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Louisville vs Bryant: Pregame Breakdown

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Coming off their first win against a big name team, Louisville returns to the soft spot of their schedule tonight at home against Bryant (1-9). Louisville currently sits as 28.5-point favorites.

Louisville should have no problem tonight, obviously. The Cards drastically overmatch Bryant in every way, so taking care of business tonight should be a breeze.

Prediction: Louisville 90-Bryant 60.

UofL Football Picks Up Commitment From Huge JUCO TE

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UofL Football picked up a huge commitment this evening from Garden City Community College (KS) TE Nigel Kilby.

The 6’8 250 lbs Kilby chose the Cards over offers from Central Florida, FIU, East Carolina, and SMU among others. The lead recruiter for UofL was Chris Klenakis.

Kilby had 458 yards receiving and 10 TD catches in 12 games for Garden City Community College per their website. He averaged 38.2 yards receiving a game.

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Louisville Men’s Basketball: IU Post-Game Pressers & Highlights

 

Here are the highlights and pressers from after today’s much needed 71-62 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers. Anas came through with another strong game today and Ray Spalding appears to be slowly shifting into the player we all thought he would be coming into this year. He scored 10 points and added 14 rebounds.

Here’s Louisville Head coach David Padgett

 

Deng Adel

 

Ray Spalding

 

Ryan McMahon

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UofL Football Commit Helps Team Win First State Title In A Decade

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UofL Commit Tutu Atwell led the Miami Northwestern Bulls to their first state title since the days of Teddy Bridgewater. He looked great doing it too.

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Louisville vs Indiana: Postgame Recap

Despite trailing by 1 at halftime, Louisville took the lead on its first possession of the 2nd half and never looked back en route to a 71-62 win over visiting Indiana.

Louisville started the game slowly and found themselves down 25-15 with less than 10 minutes to go in the 1st half. The Cards began their run at that point and continued it throughout the game to get the team’s first “big” win of the year.

It was an all-around scoring effort from the Cards today, with 6 players contributing 7 points or more. Ray Spalding added another double-double to his name with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Anas Mahmoud chipped in 10 points, but fouled out. Deng Adel led the team with 16 points. Quentin Snider added 13 points of his own. And Freshman Malik Williams scored 9 points on 3 3-pointers in the first half to ignite the Cardinals’ run.

Up next: Louisville plays Bryant at home on Monday at 7pm on ESPNU.

Go Cards!

Louisville vs Indiana: Pregame Breakdown

Today, Louisville will look to earn its first “big” win of the season. The Hoosiers of Indiana travel to the Yum! Center to take on the hometown Cardinals at 2pm on ESPN. Louisville is currently favored by 9 points.

This is Archie Miller’s first year in Bloomington and the talented young coach has had his struggles but is seeing improvement in a squad that lost 3 players from last year’s roster.

While I do believe Miller will have Indiana back in the national landscape at some point, I don’t think that process will begin today. In order to win today, Louisville will need to limit turnovers and extend their leads instead of allowing the Hoosiers to change momentum like Louisville has allowed several times this season.

Prediction: Louisville 74-Indiana 64.

Go Cards!

Lamar Focusing On Bowl Game

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Lamar Jackson has a lot on his plate at the moment. Finals just took place, he is currently in New York enjoying being a finalist for the Heisman for the second year in a row, preparing for Mississippi State in the TaxSlayer Bowl. Yet, we live in a world that is always looking ahead, so people are ready to find out if Lamar will be playing on Saturday or Sundays next year.

Day One Of Lamar In New York Recap

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Lamar Jackson, whenever a cardinal fan hears, reads or sees his name, their faces light up. Rightfully so. Lamar is currently in New York preparing for the Heisman ceremony, hoping to become only the second person to ever win the Heisman twice. Throughout all of his interviews, one thing has remained constant in the craziness, the love he has for his teammates and coaches. Not only is Lamar a once in a lifetime player, he is a once in a lifetime young man. No matter what the voters decide, I want Lamar on my team, every day, all day.

Cards in the NBA: December 8th

Welcome back to another (late) edition of Cards in the NBA! No wasting time here, lets get into it!

*All stats accurate through games played through December 7th

Gorgui Dieng (Minnesota Timberwolves)

MPG (Minutes Per Game): 17.1

PPG (Points Per Game): 6.9

APG (Assists Per Game): 1.3

RPG (Rebounds Per Game): 4.6

SPG (Steals Per Game): 0.6

BPG (Blocks Per Game): 0.1

TPG (Turnovers Per Game): 1.0

FG%: 52.1

3P%: 22.7

FT%: 75.6

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Donovan Takes Top Rookie Spot In Power Rankings

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Donovan Mitchell is having an outstanding rookie season with the Utah Jazz. He has broken records, had insane dunks and done it all while taking control of the Jazz offense. Colin Ward-Henninger with CBS Sports now has Donovan at the top of the rookie power rankings. Right where he belongs.

Pitino Upset Over Papa John’s Comments

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Rick Pitino once said that when the time came it was time for him to move on from UofL, he would walk away quietly. With no surprise, that doesn’t seem to be the case. He has now came out and said that he didn’t feel he had support anymore at UofL and that Papa John’s comments hurt his feelings.

The Barbour Shop: No Matter The Outcome Saturday Night, Lamar Is Still Legend…Wait For It…ary!

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Regardless of what happens Saturday night at the Heisman Ceremony in NYC, take joy UofL fans in the fact we all witnessed one of the greatest football players in history. Is this hyperbole on my part? Perhaps. Then again, it is hard to deny what mine eyes have seen. Lamar Jackson is a Heisman person off the field and a Heisman player on it.

Jaylen Smith

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Louisville Stuns Vanderbilt With Huge Run As Cards Soar

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The Louisville Cardinals are off to its second best start in program history behind 10 consecutive wins. This evening, Louisville proved its championship caliber, defeating the Vanderbilt Commodores, 79-57.

In a post game interview with former Louisville player, Cortnee Walton, Asia Durr said this team, “can be really special.”

She’s not wrong.

The Cardinals started out strong behind a 10-2 lead, but Vanderbilt’s Rachel Bell fired off a triple. Louisville struggled to find an answer for Bell as she racked up 16 of the Commodore’s 24 points in the first period.

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