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Uniform Report: Virginia

Louisville vs WKU (45 of 60)

Take a look at what the Cardinals will be wearing in the first true road game of 2018.

While The Cards Are Away, You Can Watch Local Recruiting Targets Play

Louisville vs Indiana State (2 of 68)

Card Nation, while our Cards are on the road preparing for battle against Virginia let’s hit the roads ourselves.

Here’s a list of some local high school games where a few Louisville targets will be playing tonight. Show these young kids some of the support Louisville fans have to offer.

Ballard Bruins (2-3) vs Eastern Eagles

7 pm at Eastern 

  • 3* Jared Casey
  • 3* WR Elijah Downing
  • 3* WR Josh Minkins Jr. (2020)
  • Justice Thompson unranked sophomore LB

Moore Mustangs (4-1) vs Valley Vikings 

7 pm at Moore 

  • 4* JJ Weaver (top defensive target left on Louisville’s board)

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Louisville Football’s Cunningham Prepares for First Start at Quarterback (Video)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – 

Malik Cunningham’s dreams become reality in just four days, when the University of Louisville football program travels to Virginia on Saturday.

On Monday, UofL head coach Bobby Petrino announced that the 6-foot-1 quarterback will be the starter against the Cavaliers in the Cardinals’ ACC opener in Charlottesville, Va.

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Bobby Petrino Tweetcap: Virginia Preview

Louisville vs WKU (56 of 60)

Bowl Projections: 9-6-18

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USA Today released their bowl projections after week one of the college football season. They have UofL in a bowl fans are quite familiar with against an opponent the Cards have beaten down once before.

That’s right Card Nation, it’s the Belk Bowl on December 29th. UofL fans have bad memories of Teddy Bridgewater getting pummeled by NC State in the 2011 game and Nick Chubb wrecking our defense in Bobby Petrino’s first season back as coach.

The projected opponent is Florida; the team UofL beat down in the 2013 Sugar Bowl to make Kirk Herbstreit eat his words. I don’t mind this projection at all. UofL gets to beat Florida again, which their neighbors down the road haven’t done in over 30 years, and we fans get to exorcise the Belk Bowl demons that haunt our memories.

Bring on the Belk Bowl and bring on Florida…unless, of course, the Cards go 10-1 the rest of the season and make a New Year’s Six bowl.

Chris Mack Talked With Jon Rothstein On His Weekly Podcast

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Photo courtesy of 247Sports

UofL coach Chris Mack joined Jon Rothstein on his weekly “College Basketball Today” podcast Tuesday.

Coach Mack discussed why he chose to leave Xavier for UofL and what he thinks the ceiling is for the 2018-2019 Cardinals, among other topics.

Click the tweet above to give it a listen.

UofL Press Conference 9-5-18 (Video)

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UofL held a press conference this evening after practice to talk about what they learned from the loss from Alabama and what they are working on to get better as the season progresses.

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UofL Sideline Props Make Uniswag List

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Photo Courtesy of John Ramsey’s Twitter Account (@JohnRamseyUofL)

Uniswag wrote an article about some of the top sideline props being used by college football teams this year. UofL made the list for their Muhammad Ali Turnover Belt and Touchdown Gloves.

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UofL Releases Information For Fans Regarding UofL’s Home Opener

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Photo Courtesy of Pete Nochta’s Twitter Account (@pete_nochta13)

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:

UofL Fans Information for Saturday’s Home Football Opener at Cardinal Stadium

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The first season with a sparkling new end zone expansion, an earlier entrance to parking lots for the opening game, and value menu concession options are among the items that University of Louisville football fans will notice when the Cardinals kick off their first home game of the season on Sept. 8 against Indiana State at 7 p.m.

Stadium Expansion

The north end zone expansion has completed the stadium bowl and provided many new fan experience opportunities.  The expansion includes 800 modern club seats, 68 new premium loge level boxes and 12 exclusive field level suites.  Two new 40-foot by 80-foot LED video boards in the north end zones and a new 24-foot by 92-foot video board in the south end zone provide high resolution video content.  An additional of four (4) new ribbon boards are in place throughout the stadium seating bowl.  All seating within the stadium are chair back seats, making it the only university owned and operated football stadium in the nation with that feature.

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UofL Football Looks For Offensive Improvements Moving Forward (Video)

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A short-term memory isn’t always a desirable trait, but in order to grow and move forward, it’s one the University of Louisville football team’s offense is adopting.

While the unit didn’t experience the success it’s achieved on a weekly basis under head coach Bobby Petrino, the Cardinals are ready to move forward and attack the 11 regular-season games that await and that begins with Saturday’s home opener against Indiana State.

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Experiences From The Alabama-UofL Game

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The Day Before the Game

First off, I’d like to thank every member of Card Nation that made the trip to Orlando. Whether it was by plane, car, or shuttle bus, thank you. Wherever we went in Orlando there were a few Cards fans; some seemed optimistic about a win, while others were just happy to see the start of the college football season regardless of the opponent.

The Morning/Afternoon of the Game Day

Going out to breakfast that morning was an adventure. Alabama fans appeared to have taken over Orlando. The amount of Louisville fans were few and far between. Perhaps our fans were still recovering from hitting up the bars and clubs the night before.

Finally, we decided to just grab a bite from IHOP. The service was great, but I could’ve done without the numerous amounts of “Roll Tide” chants; that was very annoying.

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Bobby Petrino Reflects On Alabama And Previews Indiana State In Weekly Press Conference

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic director:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – There’s no question University of Louisville football head coach Bobby Petrino was disappointed in the outcome last Saturday versus Alabama.
However, Petrino was able to pull some positives away from the 51-14 loss to the defending national champions.|

“Alabama is a very good football team,” Petrino said at his Monday press conference. “They are solid in all three phases. … I was happy Jawon Pass stayed in there and competed. He finished the game and I was impressed with his mindset.

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UofL Football Will Have Muhammad Ali Inspired TD & TO Celebration Gear

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John Ramsey helped put Bobby Petrino’s idea into motion by creating the “Touchdown Gloves” and “Turnover Belt.” Lonnie Ali also helped make this possible and we are excited to see the team honor The Greatest, every game!

Uniform Report: UofL VS Alabama

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They’re backkkkkkkk. The red chrome helmets will return to top off the new uniforms the football team received this year for the 2018 season opener against Alabama. Check out the video below, courtesy of UofL Football Equipment and UofL Football Recruiting and let us know what you think!

The Barbour Shop: 10 Things I Hate About You: Alabama

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Photo Courtesy of ESPN PUBLIC RELATIONS and the Courier Journal

I have done this before and thought I’d resurrect it. Without further ado…10 Things I Hate About You Alabama.

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Photo Courtesy of alabamamaps.ua.edu

10) I hate driving through your long a** state just to get to Panama City. That’s torture under the Geneva Convention. Look it up.

Big Al

Photo Courtesy of rolltide.com

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A Special Angelic Cardinal Needs Your Help CardNation

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There’s a very special UofL fan that needs your help. She has no voice, for she cannot talk. She cannot get up and get what she wants, for she cannot walk. She cannot even really move and she is fed through a feeding tube. She cannot regulate her own body temperature or her sodium or really anything. This causes seizures and frequent hospital visits.

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UofL Football Press Conference 8-29-18 (Video)

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Photo Courtesy of Pete Nochta’s Twitter Account (@pete_nochta13)

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:

Louisville Defense Prepares for Plenty of Unknowns in 2018 Season Opener

The Cardinals open the season on Saturday night on ABC.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - There are a lot of uncertainties for the University of Louisville football team’s defense heading into Saturday night’s season opener versus Alabama.

Defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder has brought a new scheme and attitude on that side of the football. Despite the numerous question marks, UofL head coach Bobby Petrino likes what he’s seen on defense this fall.

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A Familiar Face Returns to UofL Football In Running Back Jeremy Smith

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RB Jeremy Smith, who announced back in December that he would be transferring from UofL for his final year of eligibility, has instead returned to UofL to finish out his college career.

Smith played in the opener against Purdue last year, but suffered an injury to his foot before the next game and was forced to miss the rest of the season. He originally intended to apply for a medical redshirt and finish his career at UofL.

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UofL Announces Bobby Petrino Radio Show Will Air On Thursdays

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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Bobby Petrino Radio Show, originating from The Sports & Social Club at Fourth Street Live!, will kick off a new season of University of Louisville football when the popular event begins Thursday at a new time.

The Sports & Social Club, located at 427 S. Fourth Street, once again will again be the exclusive location for all 12 broadcasts. New this season, all shows will air live from 6-7 p.m. and can be heard on 790 WKRD AM and GoCards.com.

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ACC Digital Network Breaks Down UofL’s Game Plan To Beat Alabama (Video)

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Taking on the defending National Champs, first game of the season is no small task. The University of Louisville football team is well aware of the challenge they face this weekend but ACC Digital Network helps break down exactly what will need to happen to see UofL come out victorious on Saturday night.