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Recent Highlights From Three Of UofL’s Four 2019 Commits

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Photo Courtesy of Samuell Williamson’s Twitter Account (@S_Williamson35)

Two weekends ago, Chris Mack picked up a huge commitment from 2019 4 Star SF Samuell Williamson. The 6’6 Texas native is 45th ranked player in the 2019 class per 247sports composite rankings.

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UofL Vs Florida State 2017 Football Game (Video)

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Need some football to get you to Saturday? Check out last year’s UofL vs Florida State game, where Louisville grabbed their second straight win against the Seminoles.

Bobby Petrino Press Conference: Florida State (Video)

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Despite opening Atlantic Coast Conference play with a loss at Virginia, there is still plenty of season remaining for the University of Louisville football team.

The Cardinals play their first ACC home game this weekend when Florida State travels to Cardinal Stadium for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff. Louisville will be home for three of the next four league games.

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Louisville at Virginia: Postgame Recap

Entering today’s game, Louisville was sitting at 2-1 with a chance to move forward from their lackluster start and make a move in the right direction. Louisville not only failed on the scoreboard today, but a lot of the questions surrounding the team were answered in a way that everyone hoped was incorrect.

Louisville was beaten at Virginia today by a final score of 27-3. We saw both quarterbacks, Malik Cunningham and Puma Pass, prove to be ineffective and ill-prepared. Receivers drop passes that should undoubtedly be caught. A defense that lost its stinginess and confidence as the Hoos progressively wore them down. A coaching staff, that had a full week to prepare for this team behind Cunningham, look completely lost and out-coached. And a game so bad that I had to dig into my Kragthorpe memories to find a comparison.

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Uniform Report: Virginia

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

Men’s Basketball Red-White Tickets On Sale Now

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Want your first look at the 2018/2019 Louisville men’s basketball team? Here’s your chance! October 21st at 2 PM is the first Red-White game of the season and you can get your tickets below.

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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2019 4 Star SF Samuell Williamson Commits To The Cards

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Photo Courtesy of Samuell Williamson’s Twitter Account (@S_Williamson35)

Chris Mack has the Cardinal Caravan rolling as UofL picks up their third commitment for the 2019 class in 4 Star F Samuell Williamson.

Williamson, a 6’6 180 lbs SF from Rockwall High School in Rockwall, TX, is ranked 44th overall in the 2019 class per 247sports composite rankings. He chose UofL over Kansas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Florida, and a host of other schools. Luke Murray was his primary recruiter.

I have watched highlights of Williamson, but we at @CardSportZone also got to see him in person at the open gym the UofL Basketball team held on Saturday. This guy is a cool customer on the court with a high basketball IQ and we came away highly impressed.

Williamson is in constant motion without the ball on offense; always forcing his defender to move and working his way to get open. He loves to get open in the corners for 3s. What stood out on his highlights and in the practice was that his movement isn’t a token gesture. He always moves with purpose; either to create spacing for teammates to work or to get open. He loves to go back door on over eager defenders for alley oops or layups.

However, Williamson can also handle the ball in the open court and in the half court. His ball handling is as smooth as his personality seems to be. He handles like a 6’2 PG and can actually run some point. It is entirely possible to run an offense through him if need be.

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Photo Courtesy of Samuell Williamson’s Twitter Account (@S_Williamson35)

Williamson matches his ball handling with excellent court vision, awareness, and passing. In one of his highlights, he grabs a rebound, brings the ball up the court, and makes a nice pass between two unaware defenders to his teammate for an easy layup. At the open practice, he did an excellent job of feeding the post when a big had a favorable one on one matchup; he used very simple, crisp passes.

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Bobby Petrino Tweetcap: Virginia Preview

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Top 2019 UofL Target Jaelyn Withers Visiting UofL This Weekend

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Jaelyn Withers, one of UofL’s top 2019 targets, is set to officially visit campus this weekend.

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UofL’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge Game Now Has A Time And Channel

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We already knew UofL Basketball and Coach Chris Mack would be facing Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans on November 27th at the KFC Yum Center. What we didn’t know was the time of the game and the channel that would carry it…until now.

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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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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 Saturdays 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 isnt always a desirable trait, but in order to grow and move forward, its one the University of Louisville football teams offense is adopting.

While the unit didnt experience the success its 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 Saturdays 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, Id 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 couldve 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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Louisville 14 – Alabama 51: Postgame Recap

Last night, the unranked Louisville Cardinals traveled to Orlando to take on the No. 1 defending champ, Alabama. The Cards weren’t expected to win or even get close (the spread was 24) and those expectations proved to be accurate. The Tide jumped ahead early and never looked back behind rising star, Tua Tagovailoa. The final score was 51-14.

Though the final score was lopsided, the Cards didn’t play bad at first. They missed opportunities which caused the score to snowball and then seemingly gave up once the score got out of hand. Puma Pass and the offensive line were bright spots, however. The offensive line didn’t give up their first sack until late in the 3rd quarter and only allowed 3 all game. Puma threw a couple questionable passes that were intercepted (one of them returned for a touchdown), but otherwise the first time starter looked poised and made some throws against the scariest defensive front the Cards will see all season.

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