ESPN released it’s ranking of the happiness of every college football fan base leading into the 2017 season. It is based off of program power, rivalry dominance, coaching stability, recruiting trend, revenue growth and twitter buzz. Let us know what you think of Louisville’s ranking!
On today’s Fast Facts, we sit down with 2016 Heisman Winner, Lamar Jackson. We find out if he prefers dogs or cats, would he go hang gliding or white water rafting, and where is his favorite hang out spot in Louisville? Here is Fast Facts with Lamar Jackson.
Football season is quickly approaching, and the University of Louisville Football team is still receiving preseason recognition. Junior, Jaire Alexander adds to his long list of preseason nods, by being named to the first team Associated Press’ All American. Fellow junior and reigning Heisman winner, Lamar Jackson, was named to the second team. You can see them both in action in less than two weeks at Lucas Oil Stadium against the Purdue Boilermakers on September 2nd at 7 PM.
Sports Illustrated breaks down the six ACC teams that they believe can make some noise in the College Football Playoff rankings this year. Take a look at each synopsis and let us know what you think, and who you think will represent the ACC in the playoffs in 2017.
Tonight we picked up another commit to BirdGang18. Tutu Atwell Jr. is a 3 star athlete out of Northwestern High School. AKA, the same high school also produced another famous Louisville Cardinal who wore the number 5, Teddy Bridgewater. Tutu is a dual threat quarterback that will more than likely move to reciever in Louisville’s offense. He is very talented!
Here are some of his highlights:
On Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 AM, you will have the ability to purchase single game tickets as well as some 3-game packs. You can find out exactly what games are included, how much tickets are and where to purchase at the link below.
Russ Smith is currently playing in China, averaging 57.7 points per game. Let me say that again, Russ Smith is averaging 57.7 points per game in China. At one point this year, he was averaging 61.2. That is just flat out Russdiculous. Yet somehow, the NBA scouts aren’t taking much notice. Russ sat down with YARON WEITZMAN of Bleacher Report and talked about the rollercoaster he has been on since he graduated from the University of Louisville. You can read the full article below, and let us know when you think Russ will finally get the respect he deserves.
The University of Louisville announced today that they will resume the basketball series with Western Kentucky University starting in 2018. The series was always nice to have on the schedule, you get a in-state school who is in an above average mid major conference. That is, until they threw punches at our boy Trezl and the series wasn’t renewed. It is good to see things have calmed down between the two programs and we can move forward with the games. UofL and WKU currently play in baseball every year and football will begin a series from 2018-2020.
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On the Friday edition of Fast Facts, we sit down with Safety, Zykiesis Cannon. We find out who is favorite superhero is, what his most played song on his phone currently is, and who would be the best actor to play him in a show. Find out the answers to these questions and many more! Here is Fast Facts!
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Louisville Football receives a big time commitment today from 4 star Wide Receiver, Manuel Allen. He has been verbally committed to Nebraska since April. Top247 had him listed as the 36th receiver in the nation.
Donovan Mitchell is a name you hear on the streets of Louisville, and it is always greeted with a smile. His fierce athleticism and humble attitude made him a fan favorite during his two years here at the University of Louisville. Donovan was drafted number 13 overall to the Utah Jazz in this past NBA drat. SLAM Magazine’s Peter Walsh recently sat down with Mitchell to talk about life. You can read below what Donovan thinks about his Adidas shoe deal, baseball and how quickly life changed.
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The University of Louisville Assistant Secondary/Recruiting Coordinator, Cort Dennison, has been added to 247 Sports 30 Under 30. He is only 28 years old and is headed into his second year of on-field coaching. He believes his age is one of his biggest advantages. You can read the full article below!
Jaire Alexander has received another preseason All American nod. While we are thrilled Alexander is getting the recognition he deserves, we are confused why he is the only Cardinal on the list. The reigning Heisman trophy winner, Lamar Jackson, has yet again been left off another list. Check out the Sport Illustrated’s full team below.
College football is upon us! Yesterday the University of Louisville football team held its annual kickoff luncheon. Check out the highlights below!
University of Louisville Football’s on campus recruiting director is Pete Nochta. Today, we get to know the former player, turned coach, a little better. Why does he think high school players should consider UofL? What does Petrino mean to him? Listen below to find out the answers to these questions and many more.
Today we sit down with Jaylen Smith and find out more about the Wide Receiver. We get to know where his hometown is, and what it’s known for. Who is his favorite superhero? And most importantly, does he prefer tacos or hamburgers? Here is Fast Facts with Jaylen Smith.
Today on Beat the Buzzer, we get to know freshman Jordan Nwora better. Who is he one celebrity he would leave a comp ticket for? What is his hometown known for? Find out the answer to these and many more below.
V.J King, Anas Mahmoud and Ray Spalding have all returned from the always competitive Adidas Nations Camp. This is where Terry Rozier, Donovan Mitchell and Deng Adel broke on to the NBA scene the last few years. ESPN’s Seth Greenburg deemed the Louisville trio “a taller and younger version of the three amigos.” You can see the full recap below.
Here is another story in reference to the Adidas 2017 camp.
Lamar Jackson and Bobby Petrino are set to appear on SportsCenter this Saturday morning!
The ACC Digital Network stays on top of everything in the world of College athletics. This week their very own Jeff Fischel composed the ACC Power Poll which were the top 5 candidates from the ACC to compete for the Heisman. There should be no surprise who joined the list but where did he land in the top 5? Check it out.