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Jordan Nwora Named ACC Rookie Of The Week

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Louisville’s Jordan Nwora Selected ACC Rookie of the Week

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville freshman forward Jordan Nwora has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week.

Nwora (pronounced WORE-uh) averaged 12.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, shot 59.1 percent from the field and made 7-of-11 three-pointers (.636) as the Cardinals won two of three games last week, playing an average of 16 minutes per game.

The 6-8 forward from Buffalo, New York, scored a team-high 16 points with four rebounds and a season-high four steals as Louisville prevailed over Georgia Tech. He made a season-high 5-of-7 three-pointers against the Yellow Jackets.  Nwora followed with his eighth double-figure scoring effort of the year with 13 points, six rebounds and two assists while connecting on 5-of-6 field goals as part of a balanced scoring attack as the Cardinals won at Pittsburgh.

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Donovan Mitchell’s Whirlwind NBA Experience

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Kent Taylor with WAVE 3 News, recently sat down with cardinal forever, Donovan Mitchell, to talk about what a crazy few months he has had. From being the front runner to win the Rookie of the Year in the NBA, to being picked to participate in the NBA All-Star Dunk Contest to having two games where he scored at least 40 points. While his personal awards have started stacking up, what Donovan really wants is a chance for his team to make the playoffs.

Uniform Report: UofL VS Syracuse

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UofL men’s basketball team will be rocking the throw backs tonight when they take the court against Syracuse!

Donovan Mitchell To Compete In NBA Dunk Contest

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It was announced today that Cardinal forever, and current Utah Jazz star, Donovan Mitchell, will be competing in the NBA All-Star Dunk Contest. He was previously scheduled to appear in the skills challenge but has since backed out to fully commit to the dunk contest.

Congratulations to Donovan!

Jeff Walz’s Daughter Steals The Show

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Jeff Walz may be a future Hall of Fame coach, and one of the best in the game, but his daughter is the real star of the family.

ACC Men’s Basketball Coaches Teleconference

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Yesterday, all the head coaches of the men’s basketball teams of the ACC partook in a teleconference. You can hear what everyone had to say below thanks to our friends at the ACC Digital Network.

If you only have time to catch what David Padgett says, he comes on about the 1:22 mark.

UofL VS Boston College Condensed Game

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Need something to do on your lunch break today? Or just something to get you through this Tuesday? Our friends at the ACC Digital Network put together the full, condensed UofL VS Boston College game for your viewing pleasure.

Special Events Coming For The UofL Men’s Basketball Team

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Special Events Scheduled for Upcoming UofL Men’s Basketball Games

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Honoring two past University of Louisville accomplished teams on their anniversaries and two “color” events are among upcoming special events at three of the remaining six UofL men’s basketball home games in the KFC Yum! Center.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of UofL’s 1948 NAIB National Championship and the 35th anniversary of UofL’s 1982-83 NCAA Final Four team.  The Cardinals will honor both great teams by wearing adidas throwback uniforms with features similar to the 1983 team when UofL plays Syracuse on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.

 UofL captured the 1948 NAIB National Championship in its early years in the national organization which was the forerunner to what is now the NAIA.  Bernard “Peck” Hickman’s Louisville team beat a John Wooden coached Indiana State team 82-70 in the title game played in Kansas City.  The Cardinals posted a 29-6 record that season and were led by junior center Jack Coleman (12.1 ppg), who scored 1,114 points in his three seasons at UofL.  Louisville is the only school in the nation to have won national championships in the NCAA, NIT and NAIB (now NAIA).

The Cardinals’ 1982-83 NCAA Final Four team posted a 32-4 record, won the Metro Conference title with a perfect 12-0 mark, and won its last 16 straight games before falling to Houston in the NCAA national semifinals. Guided by Hall of Fame Coach Denny Crum, the team featured four future 1,000-point career scorers in guard Milt Wagner, the team’s leading scorer (14.4 ppg) and the Cards’ No. 6 all-time scorer (1,836 pts.); guard Lancaster Gordon, who is No. 15 among career scorers at UofL (1,614 pts.) and is fourth in career steals (192); center Charles Jones (1,124 career points), who is third in career blocked shots at UofL (208); and Rodney McCray, one of only five Cardinals with both 1,000 career points (1,247) and rebounds (1,029), who earned Metro Conference Player of the Year honors in 1983.

UofL will play its final home game in February with its annual “White Out” game when the Cardinals face North Carolina in the KFC Yum! Center on Feb. 17.  Fans are encouraged to wear white attire for the 8 p.m. game.  Louisville has won seven of its previous 11 games with “White Out” promotions, including knocking off four ranked opponents in those games when the arena was a bright white.

The annual “Wear Red for the Seniors” game is set for March 1 at 8 p.m. when the Cardinals face Virginia in the final home game of the season.  Cardinal fans are encouraged to wear red attire for that Senior Day event.  Louisville has won 15 of its last 16 Senior Day games, including last year’s 71-64 victory over No. 19 Notre Dame as Donovan Mitchell led the Cardinals with 20 points.

This information may be found at this link:  http://uofl.me/2Bn9SuA

Donovan Mitchell The Baseball Player?

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It is no secret that Donovan Mitchell is a freak athlete. He can do it all, and do it well. He has taken the NBA by storm and is showing no signs of slowing down. But Spida has not always had dreams of being an NBA All-Star, at one point, he wanted to be an Major League Baseball player. SLAM Magazine sits down with him and talks about it all.

You can also still vote for Donovan for the NBA All-Star game. All you need to do is either tweet/retweet using the #NBAVote and Donovan’s name or twitter handle, or you can use the link provided in the tweet below.

Beat The Buzzer: Quentin Snider

In the final episode of Beat the Buzzer, UofL athletics sits down with Louisville native and captain of the UofL basketball team, Quentin Snider. Otherwise known as Q. Find out what the best advice he has ever received is and if he owned a Kentucky Derby horse, what would he name it.

Payne? Mack? Names Swirl For Next UofL Basketball Coach

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Louisville fans have been eagerly waiting to find out who the next permanent head coach will be for the men’s basketball program. Tim Sullivan with the Courier Journal has said that Kenny Payne checks all the boxes, but that was met with a very mixed reaction from fans. Xavier’s Chris Mack is another name that continues to be thrown around and a well-connected coach thinks he is the guy.

The only thing that is truly known at this point, is that we know very little. So while we wait, get out and support the team and coaches that we have now!

Beat The Buzzer: Anas Mahmoud

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On today’s Beat the Buzzer, UofL Athletics sits down with senior center, Anas Mahmoud. We find out what his comfort food is, who is the one celebrity he would leave tickets for and what is his best memory at UofL so far?

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.

Beat The Buzzer: Dwayne Sutton

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What would Sutton be doing if he didn’t play basketball? Who is the most serious of all his teammates? What is his comfort food? We the fans get the answer to these questions and more on today’s Beat the Buzzer thanks to UofL Athletics.

UofL Basketball Press Conference: Seton Hall

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Deng Adel, VJ King, Jordan Nwora and David Padgett met with the media after Sunday’s loss to Seton Hall. Hear what they had to say below.

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Kevin Willard Has No Love For UofL

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Now that it is December, we have found our first Grinch of the holiday season. His name is Kevin Willard. Willard was an assistant to He Who Shall Not Be Named (Pitino) from 2001-2007 and even recruited David Padgett. While he compliments how well David has handled everything the past few months, he also mentions that he has no emotional attachment to UofL since Pitino and Jurich are both gone. We also can’t fully blame him, he has been gone for a while. Either way, Sunday should be fun when Seaton Hall visits the Yum! Center at 4.

Pitino UofL For Breach Of Contract

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Today, former head coach Rick Pitino announced he will be suing the University of Louisville athletic association for a breach of contract. He is looking for over $35 Million. In a statement released through his lawyer he is claiming his contract was breached when he was suspended and ultimately fired. Jeff Greer with the Courier Journal helps break it down below.

Beat The Buzzer: VJ King

VJ King- SFUofL athletics sat down with VJ King to find out a little more about the sophomore. What is the best advice he has ever received? Who is his celebrity crush? What would he name his Derby horse? Find out the answer to these and so much more below!

Kyle’s Korner For Kids Game Announced

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Toy Collection Planned for Dec. 11 Men’s Basketball Game

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — New toys will be collected and subsequently donated to Norton’s Children’s Hospital prior to the Cardinals’ Dec. 11 men’s basketball game against Bryant. New toys for any age or gender will be collected at the entrance of the KFC Yum! Center. A group of the toys will also be provided to the Home of the Innocents and Wesley House.

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