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Lamar Jackson Gives Back

Lamar Jackson

We are not worthy of Lamar Jackson. Truly. After signing autographs the last few weekends at local Planet Fitness’s, he donated part of his profit back to the organization behind it all.

Keep at it 8, you make us all proud!

Special Events Coming For The UofL Men’s Basketball Team

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Will Padgett wear a white suit?

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

Big Weekend Win For Louisville XC & Track And Field

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Congratulations to all!

Press release from the University of Louisville Athletic Department:

SOUTH BEND, IND. – The University of Louisville track and field teams finished with five wins, including four on the women’s side to propel the Cardinal women to a first place finish.  The men had recorded a win in the long jump to finish fourth on the day.  Overall, the Cardinals finished with 17 top three finishes on Saturday afternoon.

“We were able to get a lot accomplished today,” said head coach Dale Cowper.  “I was particularly pleased with the way our women’s squad came out and competed across all event areas.  It was exciting to see some of our freshman begin to step forward.  Brooke RaglinGabriela Leon, and Dorcas Wasike were each able to pick up their first of many collegiate victories today.”

Raglin and Wasike led the Cardinal women on the track while Emmonnie Henderson and Leon led the women in the field events.  Raglin won the 60 meter prelim with a time of 7.59 before coming back and winning the finals with a season best time of 7.51.  Wasike won the 3,000 meter run with a time of 9:43.82.

Henderson won her second straight shot put event.  She won with a season best throw of 16.78m/55’3/4″.  Leon won the pole vault, clearing a season best of  3.97m/13’1/4″ for the win.

“Freshman Donald McClinton stood out today for the men’s squad with a huge win in the long jump and then a runner-up finish in the 60 meter dash,” said Cowper.   “Our men’s group has showed promise on the track and in the field events at different times this season.  As we progress, we need to see all event areas clicking at the same competition.”

McClinton won the long jump with a collegiate best mark of 7.52m/24’81/4″.  The freshman also recorded a second place finish in the 60 meter dash with a season best time of 6.83.

Other highlights on the day were second place finishes in the weight throw from Henderson with a throw of 19.50m/ 63′ 11¾”.  Alexis Gibbons finished second in the long jump with a season best mark of 6.08m/19’111/2″.  On the men’s side, the 4×400 meter relay team of Carlos ColemanJosh HallJoe Delgado, and Langston Love finished second with a time of 3:15.36. Marcus Jegede finished second in the long jump with a career best mark of 7.41m/24′ 33/4″.  Christian Buckley finished second in the shot put with a season best throw of 16.64m/57′ 71/4″.

The Cardinals had six athletes with third place finishes.  Devin Valentine finished third in the triple jump with a mark of 14.56m/47’91/4″.  Spencer Harris finished third in the weight throw with a season best toss of 16.75m/ 54′ 11½”.

On the women’s side, Morgan Zacharias and Jade Hawkins finished third in the pole vault with season best marks of 3.82m/12’61/4″.  Freshman Makenli Forrest finished third in the weight throw with a career best mark of 18.86m/ 61′ 10½” while Veronika Karpenko finished third in the triple jump with a mark of 11.77m/38’71/2″.

Louisville will be back in action on Jan. 27, at the Illini Classic in Champaign, Ill.

Notre Dame Invitational
Jan. 20, 2018 | Loftus Sports Center

Men’s 60m (Prelim)
6. Donald McClinton, Jr., 6.89
9. Daniel Bien-Aime, 7.02
13. Dominic McClinton, 7.13
16. Dwayne Depp II, 7.39
17. Anthony Crandon, 7.48

Men’s 60m (Final)
2. Donald McClinton, Jr., 6.83

Men’s 200m
4. Donald McClinton, Jr., 22.01
7. Carlos Coleman, 22.18
10. Daniel Bien-Aime, 22.40

Men’s 400m
11. Josh Hall, 49.98
13. Langston Love, 50.47
15. Anthony Crandon, 51.47

Men’s Mile
8. Ben Ewert, 4:19.04

Men’s 3,000m
16. Emmanuel Cheboson, 8:38.04
19. Albert Kosgei, 8:45.82
22. Cameron Stephens, 8:49.46
24. Jonathan Reynolds, 8:54.79

Men’s 4x400m Relay
2. Louisville A (Coleman, Hall, Delgado, Love), 3:15.36
6. Louisville B (Crandon, Fox, Dom. McClinton, Weaver), 3:28.59

Men’s Long Jump
1. Donald McClinton, Jr., 7.52m/24’81/4″
2. Marcus Jegede, 7.41m/24’33/4″
6. Joe Delgado, 7.02m/23’1/2″
7. Oliver Newport, 6.84m/22’51/4″
9. Chris Woody, 6.62m/21’83/4″
11. Dominic McClinton, 6.49m/21’31/2″
13. Eric Fox, 6.32m/20’9″

Men’s Triple Jump
3. Devin Valentine, 14.56m/47’91/4″
4. Kaleb Rowe, 14.44m/47’41/2″
6. Chris Woody, 13.71m/44’113/4″

Men’s Pole Vault
4. Eric Fox, 4.93m/16’2″
9. Joe Delgado, 4.48m/14’81/4″
10. Lucas Weaver, 4.48m/14’81/4″

Men’s Shot Put
2. Christian Buckley, 16.64m/57’71/4″

Men’s Weight Throw
3. Spencer Harris, 16.75m/ 54′ 11½”
4. Mitchell Kessler, 16.54m/ 54′ 3¼”

Women’s 60m (Prelim)
1. Brooke Raglin, 7.59
7. Sharnae Alston, 7.70
14. Jo Bond, 7.86
16. Angel Amadi, 7.88

Women’s 60m (Final)
1. Brooke Raglin, 7.51
6. Sharnae Alston, 7.64

Women’s 60m Hurdles (Prelim)
8. Holly Hankenson, 8.67
11. Sydney Hill, 8.87
13. Kelsey Heyward, 8.88
18. Linda Mutter, 9.76

Women’s 60m Hurdles (Final)
6. Holly Hankenson, 8.60

Women’s 200m
5. Brooke Raglin, 24.82
10. Holly Hankenson, 25.15
14. Alexis Gibbons, 25.32
18. Sharnae Alston, 25.41
27. Jo Bond, 26.21
28. Angel Amadi, 26.31
29. Sydney Hill, 26.87

Women’s 400m
9. Kelsey Heyward, 58.34

Women’s 800m
6. Mia Ross, 2:15.97
13. Aurilla Wilson, 2:20.94
16. Bailey Davis, 2:23.23

Women’s 1-Mile
6. Mia Ross, 4:57.27
8. Bailey Davis, 4:59.50
12. Aurilla Wilson, 5:05.86

Women’s 3,000m
1. Dorcas Wasike, 9:43.82

Women’s High Jump
4. Alivia Ash, 1.66m/5’51/4″
10. Linda Mutter, 1.56m/5’11/4″

Women’s Long Jump
2. Alexis Gibbons, 6.08m/19’111/2″
8. Gabriela Leon, 5.59m/18’41/4″
10. Renate van Tonder, 5.53m/18’13/4″
11. Veronika Karpenko, 5.47m/17’111/2″
13. Linda Mutter, 5.30m/17’43/4″

Women’s Triple Jump
3. Veronika Karpenko, 11.77m/38’71/2″
4. Renate Van Tonder, 11.65m/38’23/4″

Women’s Pole Vault
1. Gabriela Leon, 3.97m/13’1/4″
3. Morgan Zacharias, 3.82m/12’61/4″
3. Jade Hawkins, 3.82m/12’61/4″

Women’s Shot Put
1. Emmonnie Henderson, 16.78m/55’3/4″
5. Victoria Farley, 14.35m/47’1″
12. Megan Brooks, 13.03m/42’9″
15. Makenli Forrest, 12.42m/40’9″
17. Holly Hankenson, 12.15m/39’101/2″

Women’s Weight Throw
2. Emmonnie Henderson, 19.50m/ 63′ 11¾”
3. Makenli Forrest, 18.86m/ 61′ 10½
5. Carsen Cassell, 18.24m/ 59′ 10¼”

UofL Baseball Ranked 15 In D1 Preseason Top 25

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(Courtesy of @UofLBaseball)

What are you waiting for? Go get your tickets!

Press release from the University of Louisville Athletic Department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville baseball team received its third 2018 preseason ranking on Tuesday as the Cardinals were tabbed at No. 15 in the D1Baseball Top 25.

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Dates To Remember For UofL Baseball

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Photo Courtesy of WDRB

Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

With the 2018 college baseball season on the horizon (29 days away for those of you who aren’t following the @UofLBaseball countdown on Twitter), listed below are some dates to remember for 14th-ranked Louisville. I’ll send more information on these as the dates approach, but I wanted to give you a heads up now in order to assist in planning your coverage of the Cardinals. We appreciate everything each of you do for our program and we look forward to another entertaining season at Jim Patterson Stadium.

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UofL Football Agrees To Series With USF

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The University of Louisville announced today that they have agreed to a three game series with the University of South Florida. The Bulls will be coming to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in 2022 and 2026, and the Cardinals will visit the bulls in 2024.

ACC Football Schedule Released

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The ACC released the 2018 football schedule today! Louisville will be starting off the year on another neutral site, against Alabama in Orlando. They will be hosting, Indiana State, WKU, Florida State, Georgia Tech (on a Friday game), Wake Forest, North Carolina State and ending the home schedule with Kentucky. They will be visiting Virginia, Boston College, Clemson and Syracuse.

What game are you most looking forward to on the schedule?

More Jackson Autograph Signings Announced

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Planet Fitness has announced that Lamar Jackson will be back for three more autograph signings this weekend. Saturday (1/20) Jackson will be at the Valley Station location from 10-noon. That same day, he will be at the Elizabethtown location from 5-7 pm. On Sunday, (1/21), he will be at the Hurstbourne pkwy location from 1-3 pm.

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UofL Football Has Big Names Returning

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While Lamar Jackson will not be wearing a UofL jersey in the fall, that does not mean all hope is lost. UofL football still has some key players returning for the 2018-2019 season, and Bobby Petrino is really excited about how the team is already shaping up.

Louisville vs Virginia Tech: Pregame Breakdown

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Coming off their first marquee victory at FSU, Louisville will look to add another one to the win column today against Virginia Tech at 4pm at the Yum! Center on ESPN2. Read the rest of this entry

Siva And Lewis Playing In German All-Star Game

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Photo: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Two Cardinal greats will be representing their teams in the German All-Star game today! Peyton Siva and Trey Lewis will both be starters in the game and you can catch it at 2 pm EST on the link provided below! Congratulations to both players, they deserve all the success in the world!

It is still yet to be determined who will be wearing the number 3 😉

Reggie Bonnafon’s Career Highlights

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Cardinal forever, and Louisville native, Reggie Bonnafon gave his all to CardNation for four years. No fan will ever forget his epic game at Notre Dame when he took down the Irish (as a true freshman)! Take a look at some of his career highlights below!

Louisville Baseball Ranked 14th In Perfect Game Preseason Top 25

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Louisville Baseball Ranked 14th in Perfect Game Preseason Top 25

Cardinals among seven ACC teams in the Perfect Game preseason poll

 Online: http://www.gocards.com/news/2018/1/10/baseball-louisville-ranked-14th-in-perfect-game-preseason-top-25.aspx

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville baseball team landed at No. 14 in the Perfect Game Preseason Top 25 released Wednesday morning, the second 2018 preseason ranking for the Cardinals.

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Louisville at Florida State: Cardinals Earn First Big Win

Despite trailing by 13 points at halftime the Louisville Cardinals found a way to leave Tallahassee with a much-needed and well deserved ranked road win. Louisville fought the whole second half and continually chipped away at the Seminoles’ lead. Late in the game, the Cardinals scored to take their first lead and never looked back en route to a 73-69 win.

Louisville was led by Deng Adel with 16 points. In my opinion, it was the best game Adel has played all season and looked the leader this team needs him to be. Ray Spalding continued his good play with 15 points. Ryan McMahon was the spark the Cardinals needed, big props to Padgett for subbing him in late for VJ King. McMahon hit some huge threes down the stretch, including the two free throws that iced the game, he finished with 11 points. Anas Mahmoud came up huge for the Cards, specifically on the defensive end. He caught a monster alley-oop and had some big time blocks in the final moments.

This was the win Louisville needed, and needed badly. Padgett did a great job keeping his team focused on the game and staying resilient. This one was big people. The Cards host Virginia Tech on Saturday at 4pm on ESPN2.

Go Cards!

Louisville At Florida State: Pregame Breakdown

The Louisville Cardinals (11-4) travel to Tallahassee for tonight’s game at 9pm to take on the No. 23 Florida State Seminoles (12-3). FSU is currently a 6-point favorite and the game can be seen on the ACC Network.

Both teams enter tonight’s game coming off road losses to top-25 opponents. Louisville fell to Clemson and FSU lost to Miami. However, FSU has something Louisville doesn’t, a top-25 victory. Florida State knocked off UNC in the game before their loss at Miami, so the Seminoles are not to be taken lightly.

Florida State is led by guard play. Terance Mann leads the team with 14.5 points per game and fellow backcourt member Braian Angola isn’t far behind him at 13.3 points per game. Forward Phil Cofer carries his own load with 13.7 points per game. Angola is the X-factor in this game. He’s a solid shooter and worthy defender that can get hot from deep and change an entire game, however if his shot is off, he will continue to shoot right into the defense’s hands. If the Cards can force contested shots and get the Seminoles out of their rhythm then they will have a chance at the end to win this game.

Louisville hasn’t beaten a ranked road team in an unacceptable amount of time (I think back to 2014). People thought the Clemson loss was a bad one but in all reality it wasn’t at all. Louisville fought and led against a top-25 team on the road, but couldn’t finish the job. Tonight, the Cards break the losing streak against ranked road opponents.

Louisville 74- Florida State 72.

Go Cards!

Lamar Jackson Autograph Signing

Lamar Jackson

One of the greatest players to ever wear the University of Louisville will be back in town this weekend to sign autographs.

According to the Courier Journal, Jackson will sign autographs at the Planet Fitness next to Jefferson Mall (7450 Jefferson Blvd.) on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and at the Planet Fitness in New Albany (3527 Grant Line Road) on Sunday from 1-3 p.m.

Guests can receive an autograph by showing a Planet Fitness membership or by donating $25 to Blessings in a Backpack on the day of the event.

Lamar Jackson And The Legacy He Leaves Behind

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He truly may be, the greatest of all time.

Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – One of the greatest players in University of Louisville and Atlantic Coast Conference history, junior quarterback Lamar Jackson has decided to forgo his final year of collegiate eligibility and declare for the 2018 NFL Draft.

In just three seasons, Jackson put his imprint on the Louisville program, becoming the school’s first Heisman Trophy winner, attaining numerous player of the year awards, and rewriting the school and conference record books.

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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.

UofL Baseball Gets New Uniforms

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New year, new uniforms.

The University of Louisville baseball team has always been one of the sharpest dressed teams in the nation. This year will be no different. Adidas has stepped up, once again, and got the team some awesome new uniforms for the 2018 season. Don’t forget to get out to Jim Patterson this spring and summer and support the cardinal 9!

 

 

 

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.