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Louisville Set To Face NKU In NIT

The second seeded Louisville Cardinal are set to face the seventh seeded Northern Kentucky Norse in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

This is Louisville’s first appearance in the NIT since 2006. The Cardinals lost to the South Carolina Gamecocks in the semifinal round.

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Asia Durr Named To John R. Wooden Award Late Season Top 20

Another day, another accolade for Louisville junior guard, Asia Durr.

Aside from being named ACC Player of the Week, Durr has been named to the John R. Wooden Award’s Late Season Top 20.

Durr is averaging 20 points per game, which is second best in the ACC and 32nd best in the country.

The winner of the award will be announced during ESPN College Basketball Awards (ESPN2) on Friday, April 6, 2018.

Louisville Still At The Top In Latest Top 16 Release

Last night, the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee released its latest tournament top 16 projections.

The Louisville Cardinals, despite dropping one game to then No. 12 Florida State, remain locked in the top four.

The 23 – 1 Cardinals are sitting at the one seed in the Lexington Regional.

The committee’s final top 16 reveal will air February 19th on ESPN2 during the halftime of the Florida State vs Duke matchup.

Read more about the committee’s selections and see the full top 26 list here.

Jeff Walz’s Daughter Steals The Show

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Jeff Walz may be a future Hall of Fame coach, and one of the best in the game, but his daughter is the real star of the family.

UofL Signees Robert Hicks III And Chandler Jones Set To Play In Tonight’s Under Armour All-America Game

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UofL Football fans can catch a glimpse of a promising future tonight at 6 pm on ESPN2. Signees Robert Hicks III and Chandler Jones will play in the Under Armour All-America game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL.

Hicks is a highly touted ILB who looks physically ready to step in and play a big role for UofL next year. He is a physical beast with great instincts and speed to burn. Hicks is a triple threat because he can play zone coverage, rush the passer, and be a wall through which no opposing RB can pass. UofL can definitely use him with the departure of Stacy Thomas.

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UofL True Freshman Linebacker Named to ESPN Freshman All-American Team

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ESPN released their list of True Freshman All-Americans today. One Cardinal made the list; LB Dorian Etheridge.

According to gocards.com, Etheridge had 77 tackles including 3 tackles for loss, 2 pass break ups, and a fumble recovery.

According to ESPN’s David Hale, aside from Arizona’s two freshmen LBs, “no power five true freshman recorded more tackles this season than Etheridge.”

You can read David Hale’s entire story and UofL Football’s story about Etheridge and his achievement below.

Day One Of Lamar In New York Recap

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Lamar Jackson, whenever a cardinal fan hears, reads or sees his name, their faces light up. Rightfully so. Lamar is currently in New York preparing for the Heisman ceremony, hoping to become only the second person to ever win the Heisman twice. Throughout all of his interviews, one thing has remained constant in the craziness, the love he has for his teammates and coaches. Not only is Lamar a once in a lifetime player, he is a once in a lifetime young man. No matter what the voters decide, I want Lamar on my team, every day, all day.

Jackson On SportsCenter Tonight

Lamar Jackson

It was announced today that Lamar Jackson will be on SportsCenter tonight at 6:30. Be sure to check it out!

Bowl Projections: Week 13

The Cardinals certainly didn’t have the season they thought they’d have, but who cares… We’re still going bowling.

 

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Sporting News Bowl Projections Week 13

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Jaire Alexander The Game Changer

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Jaire Alexander’s presence on the field is undeniably a game changer. His numbers since returning have been outstanding, and watching him play is just as fun. David Hale with ESPN has taken notice as well, and makes his case for why Jaire is the best CB in college football.

Louisville To Participate In 2018 Preseason NIT

The Louisville men’s basketball team will participate in the 2018 Preseason NIT at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Other headliners include Tennessee, Marquette and Kansas.

The Preseason NIT will start on November 21st and go through November 23rd.

Asia Durr Named espnW Player Of The Week

Photo Cred: TJ Barr

After stellar performances against then No. 5 Ohio State and No. 10 Oregon, espnW has awarded Asia Durr with the honors of being the first Player of the Week for the 2017-18 season.

Durr is averaging 21.6 points through five games. Against Ohio State, Durr had the performance of a lifetime, dropping 47 points.

Read the full espnW article here: Louisville’s Asia Durr named espnW player of the week

ESPN Writer Makes Bold Prediction For UofL Basketball Season And For David Padgett

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One ESPN Writer is making some very bold predictions about David Padgett’s future as UofL Basketball coach and about the team’s prospects for the season.

Myron Medcalf is predicting that, by midseason, Padgett will be given a multiyear deal to become UofL’s permanent head coach. This is music to some UofL fan’s ears.

Medcalf expects that, even with Padgett’s inexperience, he will lead UofL’s superbly talented roster to at least the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament. He compares Padgett to another coach that took over a team unexpectedly and led it deep into the tournament. The coach was Steve Fisher and the team was 1989 NCAA Champion Michigan.

I know UofL fans are hoping Myron Medcalf’s bold predictions come true. Let’s hope they do.

You can read Medcalf’s entire article below. It includes many other interesting predictions for all of college basketball that you may find interesting.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/21313584/bold-predictions-include-kentucky-win-sec-minnesota-win-big-ten-david-padgett-get-full-gig-louisville

Asia Durr Named To 2018 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Watch List


Junior shooting guard Asia Durr has been named to the 2018 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award watch list.
The award, in it inaugural year, will honor the nations top female shooting guard in college basketball.

Durr is one of 20 collegiate shooting guards named to the list.

Read more: Asia Durr Named to the 2018 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Watch List

ESPN.COM Ranks The Top 50 Players In College Basketball

ESPN.Com released their top 50 players in college basketball for the upcoming season. Two Cardinals make the list, with the first Cardinal mentioned being a pleasant surprise. Take a look for yourself and let us know what you think about the rankings.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/21273080/cbbrank-top-50-players-college-basketball

Louisville Vs Virginia Game Time And Television Announced

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Louisville will face ACC foe Virginia at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium on Saturday, November 11th. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 and it will be televised on ESPNU.

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UConn’s Geno Auriemma Says He Would Hire Rick Pitino

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One of the most winningest coaches of all time, Geno Auriemma, says he would hire Rick Pitino despite his firing from Louisville.
Auriemma was asked if he would hire Rick Pitino on Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take podcast.

“If I had a job opening? Yes,” Auriemma said. “Well, I mean, everybody’s got baggage. You know, what are you going to do? You know, he did his time. He’s serving his sentence. He lost a great, great job. And you know what? So what. That’s a life sentence? I don’t know, I don’t think so.”

Auriemma also appeared on ESPN’s First Take where he defended his response stating, “who is better?? Nobody.” To which Stephen A. Smith agreed.

Check out the exchange on First Take: Geno Auriemma Says He Would Hire Rick Pitino

Auriemma has been the head coach of the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team, leading the Huskies to an NCAA record 11 National Championships. His coaching record is an impressive 991-135.

Asia Durr To Participate In Women’s Basketball National Media Day

Photo Credit: University of Louisville Athletics/GoCards.com

Junior guard, Asia Durr, is one of six collegiate players selected to participate in  the Women’s Basketball National Media Day on Thursday. The event is hosted by the NCAA and ESPN.
Durr will have a one-on-one sitdown interview with ESPN analyst Rebecca Lobo and ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe. Durr is also scheduled to attend a session with the NCAA and ESPN social media platforms, a one-hour press conference with national media, an appearance on the Around the Rim podcast and an hour session with espnW.

This marks the second consecutive year that a Louisville representative has been present. Last year, head coach Jeff Walz was asked to participate.

Content from throughout the day will be gathered for later use on various ESPN platforms.

Current Heisman Odds 10/25/2017

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Lamar Jackson is making his way back to the top of the Heisman odds. He started this season at 8-1 and of the favorites he is currently at 25-1. Lamar would only be the second player in the Heisman history to win he prestigious award twice.  Check out the full standings below.

http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/18690743/college-football-full-list-latest-2017-heisman-trophy-odds

Quit Sleeping On Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson

ESPNU said exactly what every UofL fan has been screaming since the preseason. QUIT SLEEPING ON LAMAR JACKSON TO WIN BACK-TO-BACK HEISMAN TROPHIES. Here is the comparison of stats from the past 2 seasons.

Lamar has virtually identical stats this year as he did last year. Notable differences include fact he has thrown for 161 more yards and rushed for 306 yards less. It’s a sign he’s grown as a player and as a pocket passer.

Don’t be surprised if Lamar at least gets that invite to NYC. Check out some of his highlights courtesy of ACC Digital Network YouTube account. You’ll see why the theme of this article is not to sleep on Mr. Jackson.