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Tutu Atwell Commits To UofL


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:

http://www.hudl.com/v/27fHJf

 

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Football Single Game Tickets And 3-Game Packages Available This Week

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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.

http://www.gocards.com/news/2017/8/21/football-single-game-tickets-three-game-packages-available-to-public-on-tuesday.aspx

Petrino, Cardinals Close Camp With Successful Scrimmage

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Press Release LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The loud cheers coming out of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium this morning were not from all the touchdowns scored in the second scrimmage of fall camp, but from the joy of the University of Louisville football players realizing that the grind of camp was over.

With classes officially starting on Monday, the Cardinals completed camp with a 145-play scrimmage under intense heat on the field — and from Mother Nature.

“It was the last official practice of camp,” head coach Bobby Petrino said. “I think the players are excited about that. Overall, I thought it was a real good camp. Our players did a good job of focusing on learning and getting better individually.” Read the rest of this entry

Fast Facts With Zykiesis Cannon

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Courtesy of Louisville Athletics

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!

 

Louisville Football Flips 4 Star Wide Receiver

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(Photo: Michael Bruntz, 247Sports)

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.

Louisville’s Cort Dennison Named To 247 Sports 30 Under 30 Coaching List

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Courtesy of Louisville Athletics

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!

UofL Football Kickoff Luncheon

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College football is upon us! Yesterday the University of Louisville football team held its annual kickoff luncheon. Check out the highlights below!

Get To Know Pete Nochta

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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.

Lamar Jackson And The Disrespect

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It is no secret that the football world is once again, sleeping on Lamar Jackson. Leading up to his Junior season, the 2016 Heisman winner has been on very few preseason lists. While Lamar shrugs it off, the fans and his teammates know they will all regret it soon enough. Yahoo!’s Pat Forde sat down with Lamar and company last week and talked about this upcoming season. You will see below why Forde believes Lamar Jackson is the most disrespected Heisman winner of all time.

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Fast Facts With Jaylen Smith

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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.

Petrino And Lamar Scheduled For SportsCenter

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Lamar Jackson and Bobby Petrino are set to appear on SportsCenter this Saturday morning!

Petrino Family Foundation And J Wagner Group Indy Fan Fest

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The Petrino Family Foundation (PFF) & J Wagner Group are hosting a pre game fan fest party before the cards take on the Purdue Boilermakers on September 2nd. Follow the link below for all the details you need to make sure you don’t miss out on this great event!

D Lineman Chris Williams Is Dismissed From The Team

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Photo: Chris Williams Twitter

Coach Petrino announced after practice number 1 of fall camp that senior defensive lineman, Chris Williams was dismissed from the team for violating team rules. Coach did not disclose the violation but it was later reported tha he turned himself in after he stole banking information from a few teammates where he stole about $2300 from their accounts.

The 6-foot-1, 292-pound defensive tackle, was going to be a key back up on an already thin defensive line. Depth now becomes a bigger issue for that D line.

Getting To Know Russ Yeast

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As the season quickly approaches, we take a moment to get to know the incoming freshman. Today we find out how Russ Yeast’s summer in Louisville have been, and what his relationship with Coach Ward is like along with so much more. Let’s take a listen!

There Is Something Special, About The Cardinal Special Teams Unit

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Head coach Bobby Petrino knows how important having a great special teams is. He is very excited about what this year’s group brings to the field. Check out the video below and see what he is talking about!

Louisville Is Stacked At Wide Receiver… Again

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Louisville lost receivers James Quick, Jamari Staples and tight end Cole Hikutini to graduation. They accounted for a total of 131 receptions (out of 248), 2052 yards (out of 3777), and 16 touchdowns (out of 32 receiving TD’s). That’s a lot of production to replace. Louisville also lost senior Ja’Quay Savage who transferred. The leading returner is Jaylen Smith. Jaylen had 599 yards and 6 touchdowns. After Jaylen, the most productive receiver is Traveon Samuel with 230 yards and 1 touchdown. At most schools, this would seem like a problem but at Louisville it’s just an opportunity for some younger studs to showcase their talent – And they have plenty of talent on this team.

Seth Dawkins is the guy to watch. He will have a breakout year. Dez Fitzpatrick will have some highlight catches and he is the best route runner I have seen in quite a while. Dez is the future and will contribute behind Jaylen, Seth and Traveon this year. Devante Peete, Emonee Spence, Javonte Bagley and Keon Wakefield should all contribute as well. Corey Reed, Justin Marshall and Josh Johnson are all going to be studs but are true freshman this year. And don’t forget senior Reggie Bonnafon will be at running back this year. Don’t be shocked if you see him at receiver and maybe taking a few snaps at QB.

The future is bright at the receiver position for the University of Louisville.

Enjoy this video that coach Petrino posted on Twitter about his receivers. Read the rest of this entry

BucketHatism: Spring Practice

“ALL RISE!!! Court is now in session. The honorable Bucket Hat King LJ tha Fiasco presiding. Please be seated and come to order”

Please be seated, the BHK is back off his weekend bender of wings, basketball and busted brackets to announce that the joy that is football is back for the month of April.  Today Bobby Petrino held his presser to give us all a glimpse of what to expect and what the team will be working on.  I know I am not the only Card fan that still has a sour taste in my mouth from how last season ended. We went from the highs of curb stomping FSU, receiving a visit from College Gameday, and a prime-time game in Death Valley to seeing Lamar nearly decapitated in Houston, watching the Governor’s Cup get kidnapped, and watching LSU do the cha-cha slide in our backfield for 4 quarters………but I digress.

The thing is, as young as this team was last year they are back and more experienced. More importantly they are pissed off at how they ended the season after being 9-1 on the verge of the playoffs.  Lamar winning the Heisman salvaged the disappointing ending but you have to think the team is still very much hungry for redemption.  Here some things, and players that the BHK is interested to see in the Spring game.

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BucketHatism: Virginia

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“ALL RISE!!! Court is now in session. The honorable Bucket Hat King LJ tha Fiasco presiding. Please be seated and come to order”

Good morning folks, the BHK would like to start off the court proceedings by giving a shoutout to the people who make Lisinopril and other blood pressure meds that keep the BHK from having a heart attack while watching the Cards.  We are used to having heart palpitations during basketball season but I don’t need to have them during football season too.  Also, shout out to Tim Sullivan aka Slim Tully who took the time to engage me in Twitter interaction after I lambasted and destroyed him last week. Most guys would block me, like Tom Davis. Most guys would run and hide, like Tom Davis. Most guys would throw rocks from their one bedroom Scott County Indiana apartment and then block me…..like Tom Davis. But not Slim Tully, he indicated he is a “big boy” and I must admit he earned some of my respect.  He lost it again after he posted a Louisville B-ball scandal story smack dab in the middle of a nail-biter Louisville football game.

Anyway, let’s get into the notes I took over the weekend while yelling at my TV and pacing a hole in the floor.   Any outbursts and you will be removed from the court by @VilleSportslaw. He doesn’t take kindly to outbursts and Indiana residents.

(Click on More below for this week’s BucketHatism)

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Friday Night Fight, Part 2: Louisville v. Duke

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Photo: 247 Sports

Last Time: The Duke Blue Devils marched to a 13-point lead in the second half, but behind Damion Lee’s 24 points, the Cardinals were able to rally back and take a 71-64 win over the Blue Devils, avenging their loss two weeks earlier at Cameron Indoor Arena.

Wait a minute, this is football we’re talking about here. Duke and Louisville have only played each other once, a 40-3 blowout victory for the Cardinals in 2002. Dave Ragone went 23/34 for 258 yards and two touchdowns, while Henry Miller accounted for 92 yards and a touchdown in the blowout victory. Louisville overcame four turnovers while holding Duke to 175 total yards.

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Bobby Petrino FSU Presser