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Donovan Mitchell Sits Down With SLAM Magazine And Talks Jazz, Baseball And More

 

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Donovan Mitchell is a name you hear on the streets of Louisville, and it is always greeted with a smile. His fierce athleticism and humble attitude made him a fan favorite during his two years here at the University of Louisville. Donovan was drafted number 13 overall to the Utah Jazz in this past NBA drat. SLAM Magazine’s Peter Walsh recently sat down with Mitchell to talk about life. You can read below what Donovan thinks about his Adidas shoe deal, baseball and how quickly life changed.

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Gary Parrish Unveils His 2018 Mock NBA Draft

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Gary Parrish with CBS released his first 2018 NBA mock draft. He has predicted a breakout season for Sophomore V.J King. One similar to Terry Rozier and Donovan Mitchell. Take a look at where he has him going and let us know what you think about it!

Beat The Buzzer With Jordan Nwora

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Today on Beat the Buzzer, we get to know freshman Jordan Nwora better. Who is he one celebrity he would leave a comp ticket for? What is his hometown known for? Find out the answer to these and many more below.

King, Mahmoud And Spalding Recap From Adidas Nations Camp

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V.J King, Anas Mahmoud and Ray Spalding have all returned from the always competitive Adidas Nations Camp. This is where Terry Rozier, Donovan Mitchell and Deng Adel broke on to the NBA scene the last few years. ESPN’s Seth Greenburg deemed the Louisville trio “a taller and younger version of the three amigos.” You can see the full recap below.

 

Here is another story in reference to the Adidas 2017 camp.

https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/adidas-nations-2017-top-college-prospects/

 

Jay Bilas Weighs In On NCAA Sanctions

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Jay Bilas has made his thoughts clear on the NCAA sanctions against the University of Louisville Men’s Basketball team. When asked, Bilas responded with his belief that a school should not lose a banner when innocent people would be hurt. You can see the full tweet below. Let us know what you think about his stance.

Beat The Buzzer With Darius Perry

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Today on, Beat the Buzzer, we sit down with freshman guard, Darius Perry. He talks about who is the biggest influence in his life, as well as who is goofiest out of the freshman class. Take a listen below to find out the answers to these questions and many more!

Las Vegas SuperBook Releases Updated 2018 National Championship Odds

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Today the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook released their latest odds for the 2018 Men’s Basketball National Championship odds. If these turn out to be true, it looks like we will have a fun March in the Bluegrass! Take a look below and see what you think about where the University of Louisville stands.

Men’s Basketball Preseason BPI Released

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The preseason BPI for men’s basketball was released today. The Cardinals come in at number two, with Wichita State surprising everyone at number one. Take a look below to see how many of UofL’s opponents were ranked as well.

Great Expectations: The Louisville Women Look to Fly High

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Louisville, KY – Louisville Women’s Basketball is back and the expectations are high. The Cardinals ring in the season tabbed fifth in the preseason Associate Press poll.

It’s safe to say, the Cardinals are all in this season. Coming off an unexpected end in the post-season, this team touts the talent and focus to meet their high expectations.

With the season tipping off in a week, here are a few quick observations:

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Cards fall in both Top 25 polls

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The Louisville Cardinals come in at #18 in both the AP and the Coaches Poll this week.

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Louisville basketball climbs in the polls

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An impressive showing on the road in East Lansing on Wednesday that ended in a 4 point loss to the (now) number 1 team in the country, plus a blowout against Grand Canyon has the Louisville basketball team climbing the Top 25 polls this week. The Cards were ranked 24 and 22 last week in the AP and USA Today Coaches polls, respectively. Here are the polls for this week.

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North Florida bringing offense to the Yum! Center on Saturday

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A quick glance at the non-conference schedule for the Louisville Cardinals, and the names that stick out are Kentucky, Michigan State, and even Saint Louis. But one that may get overlooked, and shouldn’t, is Saturday’s game against the North Florida Ospreys. Why? Because they can score, and score a lot.

Here are some quick notes about North Florida through their first three games of the season, where they are 3-0, including a season opening win against Illinois.

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College Basketball: ESPN’s Way-too-early top 25 does not include Louisville

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Call it what you want. “Way-too-early” or “No-longer-way-too-early” as Eamonn Brennan calls it in his post on ESPN.com. Either way, it is a pretty early top 25 men’s college basketball poll. This poll does not include the Louisville Cardinals.

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Men’s Basketball Top 25 Polls 2/16/15

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The new Top 25 polls came out today, and the Louisville Cardinals have fallen out of the top 10 in both after Saturday’s home loss to NC State. This week, the Cards face Syracuse on the road (Wednesday) and Miami at home (Saturday).

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Men’s Basketball Top 25 Polls 1/12/15

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The latest AP and Coaches Polls were released on Monday afternoon, and the Cards did not suffer a big drop after the 1 point loss in Chapel Hill. They also beat Clemson during the week, and other big teams lost. Plus it was a 1 point loss on the road, in a game where the Tar Heels were favored anyway, so there shouldn’t have been a big drop.

Last week, Louisville was 5th in both polls. This week they are 6th in the AP and 7th in the USA Today Coaches Poll. This week they host two ACC games: Virginia Tech on Tuesday and Duke on Saturday.

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Louisville up to #4 in both Basketball Polls

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

This week’s AP and USA Today Coaches polls were released on Monday, and the Louisville Cardinals climbed up to #4 in both.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kentucky (64) 9-0 1,600
2 Duke 8-0 1,518
3 Arizona 8-0 1,486
4 Louisville 7-0 1,319
5 Wisconsin 8-1 1,316
6 Virginia 9-0 1,285
7 Villanova 8-0 1,173
8 Texas 7-1 1,155
9 Gonzaga 7-1 1,145
10 Kansas 6-1 1,083
11 Wichita St 5-1 929
12 Ohio State 6-1 808
13 Utah 6-1 717
14 Iowa State 5-1 668
15 Butler 7-1 593
16 Oklahoma 5-2 557
17 Washington 7-0 428
18 San Diego St 6-2 390
19 Maryland 8-1 370
20 Miami (FL) 8-1 359
21 North Carolina 6-2 350
22 West Virginia 8-1 313
23 Northern Iowa 8-0 232
24 St. John’s 6-1 211
25 Notre Dame 8-1 200

Harrell and Rozier Named to Wooden Award Top 50 Watch List

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The Wooden Award is presented annually to the most outstanding college basketball Player of the Year. The award was founded in 1976. A watch list with 50 players was recently released, and Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell and Terry Rozier made the list. These aren’t finalists, as someone who is not on this list can certainly win the award. It is just a watch list.

The list will be reduced to 25 players in January, and finalists will be announced in March.

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Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll: Week 1

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The first USA Today Coaches Poll for the college basketball season has been released, which means that basketball is just around the corner. The Louisville Cardinals start the season ranked #9 in this poll. Four of the top nine teams are from the ACC. The first Red-White scrimmage for the Cards is this Sunday at 2:00 pm at the KFC Yum! Center.

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Men’s Basketball Top 25 Polls 3/17/14

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The last basketball polls of the regular season are out. In the USA Today Coaches Poll, the Louisville Cardinals are ranked 3rd. The 3rd ranked team in the country is a 4 seed. Right in the middle of the four #1 seeds. Just saying. In the AP Poll, the Cards are 5th. Remember this next year when worrying about either poll during the season.

USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Florida (26) 32-2 794
2 Wichita State (6) 34-0 774
3 Louisville 29-5 717
4 Virginia 28-6 696
5 Arizona 30-4 679
6 Duke 26-8 609
7 Villanova 28-4 604
8 Michigan 25-8 563
9 Iowa State 26-7 492
10 Kansas 24-9 487
11 San Diego State 29-4 482
12 Syracuse 27-5 399
13 Michigan State 26-8 394
14 Cincinnati 27-6 390
15 Wisconsin 26-7 387
16 Creighton 26-7 333
17 New Mexico 27-6 314
18 North Carolina 23-9 239
19 Connecticut 26-8 215
20 Oklahoma 23-9 127
21 Saint Louis 26-6 107
22 Kentucky 24-10 103
23 UCLA 26-8 101
24 Ohio State 25-9 91
25 Virginia Commonwealth 26-8 63
  • Others receiving votes: Memphis 61, Gonzaga 50, Baylor 41, Pittsburgh 26, Texas 15, Stephen F. Austin 13, Saint Joseph’s 10, Southern Methodist 8, Nebraska 6, Providence 3, Southern Miss 2, Harvard 2, George Washington 1, Tulsa 1, Iowa 1
  • Dropped from rankings: Memphis 19, Southern Methodist 23
AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Florida (50) 32-2 1,610
2 Wichita State (15) 34-0 1,571
3 Virginia 28-6 1,430
4 Arizona 30-4 1,422
5 Louisville 29-5 1,412
6 Villanova 28-4 1,231
7 Michigan 25-8 1,162
8 Duke 26-8 1,121
9 Iowa State 26-7 1,055
10 Kansas 24-9 1,045
11 Michigan State 26-8 950
12 Wisconsin 26-7 892
13 San Diego State 29-4 890
14 Syracuse 27-5 757
15 Cincinnati 27-6 720
16 Creighton 26-7 658
17 New Mexico 27-6 623
18 Connecticut 26-8 503
19 North Carolina 23-9 424
20 UCLA 26-8 413
21 Oklahoma 23-9 265
22 Ohio State 25-9 167
23 Baylor 24-11 148
24 Virginia Commonwealth 26-8 140
25 Saint Louis 26-6 131
  • Others receiving votes: Memphis 101, Gonzaga 83, Kentucky 77, Stephen F. Austin 46, Harvard 30, Saint Joseph’s 14, Texas 13, Oregon 8, Providence 6, Massachusetts 3, Tennessee 2, Western Michigan 1, North Carolina Central 1
  • Dropped from rankings: Memphis 19, Southern Methodist 25