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Post Practice Interviews 7-13-18

 

pactice 7-13-2018-58Jaylen Smith and Jon Greenard spoke with the media after today’s practice. Here  is a little bit of what they had to say…

Bobby Petrino’s Statement On Removal Of “Papa Johns” From Cardinal Stadium

 

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Here is what Head Coach, Bobby Petrino, has to say about the football stadium now being called “Cardinal Stadium”

Photo Gallery : Football Practice 7-13-18

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The Louisville football team held a rare open to the media practice today at the Trager Center. This wasn’t a practice in helmet and pads but rather a conditioning practice. The Cards warmed up, stretched and lifted a little inside. Then they headed out to the sand where they ran sprints, worked on vertical and long jumps and ran a few more drills. The hardest worker on offense and defense got to smash a rock with a sledgehammer at the end of practice. There were a couple of interviews after practice and I included a few up to date pics of the expansion progress of CARDINAL STADIUM. Enjoy! Football season is getting closer…

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UofL President Neeli Bendapudi’s Official Statement On Removal Of Papa John’s Name From Cardinal Stadium

Below is the official statement from UofL President Neeli Bendapudi regarding the removal of Papa John Schnatter’s name from Cardinal Stadium and the renaming of the stadium as “Cardinal Stadium”: 

UofL Family,

In moments of crisis, the best communities find a way to come together. Over the last 24 hours our community has been fractured by the comments made by former UofL trustee John Schnatter. These comments were hurtful and unacceptable, and they do not reflect the values of our university. I have decided, with the support of our Board of Trustees, to rename our football stadium “Cardinal Stadium” and to remove John Schnatter’s name from the Center for Free Enterprise at our College of Business effective immediately.

I have stated since my first day on this job that my commitment to the University of Louisville is to make it a great place to learn, a great place to work, and a great place in which to invest. We can only accomplish this if we truly celebrate diversity, foster equity, and aim to achieve inclusion.

I appreciate your support as we have reviewed this difficult situation. By taking this action, we renew our community’s commitment to speaking up when it matters, doing what is right, and coming together as one team – our Cardinal family – to heal and move forward. The brightest days for this university are still ahead.

Go Cards!

Sincerely,

Neeli Bendapudi

John Schnatter Resigns From UofL Board Of Trustees

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Photo Courtesy of Insider Louisville

The University of Louisville released a statement today regarding the resignation of John Schnatter (Papa Johns) from the Board of Trustees.

UofL Men’s Basketball Tickets On Sale Now

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

UofL Men’s Basketball Season Tickets on Sale

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Season tickets for the University of Louisville’s 2018-19 20-game home men’s basketball schedule in the KFC Yum! Center are now available for purchase.

Under first year head coach Chris Mack, the Cardinals will face an impressive list of home games highlighted by teams such as Duke, Michigan State, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia and Notre Dame.  The Cardinals enter their ninth season in the spectacular 22,000-seat KFC Yum! Center with eight returning lettermen and four talented transfers among the accomplished UofL roster.

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2013 Championship Members Announce Lawsuit Against The NCAA

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Photo: Sam Upshaw Jr.; The Courier-Journal

Today, we received more details on what the lawsuit against the NCAA will look like.

We now know that Gorgui Dieng, Tim Henderson, Mike Marra and Stephan Van Treese and Luke Hancock will be the players suing the NCAA in the case headed by Morgan and Morgan. Rick Pitino will not be part of the lawsuit, even though Mr. Morgan and Luke both agree that he got a “raw deal”.

When asked why other players from the 2013 team were not involved in the suit, the attorney said that “this is the first group of players to come forward” so it is not clear if another group will follow in the footsteps of the initial players.

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Changing The Name Of Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium Is Not Likely Until 2041

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With all the recent controversy surrounding John Schnatter, Papa Johns founder, there has much talk on social media and around the water coolers of every work place in Louisville about changing the name of U of L’s football stadium. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it seems that the name won’t change unless John Schnatter changes it himself and the University approved the change. The name change can only occur once every 5 years and the new Stadium name “shall be that of John Schnatter, a person or entity closely affiliated with Schnatter, or his or its successors or assigns” – according to the contract between the University and Schnatter.  Here is a part of the contract…

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Sales Tax Now Required to be Charged on UofL Ticket Purchases

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Beginning July 1, the Kentucky Department of Revenue will require all non-profit organizations to collect sales tax on services including admission to sporting events.

With this new legislation, the University of Louisville will be required to add an additional six percent to the price of tickets to its athletic events.  This change will affect both season and single games tickets, but will not affect parking or donations.

The UofL ticket office will be making adjustments to ticket invoices as well as printed tickets.  The six percent sales tax will be added to the value of the ticket, showing one price inclusive of the tax.

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Mack Continues To Work To Dissolve “Eras” Of UofL Basketball

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Chris Mack promised at his opening press conference, there would no longer be “eras” when it came to UofL basketball. Three months on the job, and he has already shown how determined he is to keep that promise. The 2013 National Championship team held their 5 year celebration on Friday night and the former players talked about how Mack has gone above and beyond to make them feel welcomed on campus and in the program.

Damion Lee And The Phone Call That Changed His Life

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Photo courtesy of NBA.com

Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee, sat down with the Player’s Tribune recently to talk about all he has overcome to get his shot in the NBA. Resiliency does not come easy for everyone, but it has become part of Lee’s DNA – and that isn’t going to change anytime soon.

Dictionary.com Adds “Spida” To The Word Collection

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Photo Courtesy of Reddit

There’s a new word in the dictionary these days…

UofL Expands Deal With ANC For Video Boards At PJCS

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A farther look at the new expansion. At the top of the two towers (behind the seating area), two 40′ x 80′ LED videoboards will be installed, replacing the old video board from the 2006 season.

It was announced on Monday that UofL will use ANC for the video boards for the newly expanded Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. This is the same company that installed and operates the video boards at Jim Patterson, Lynn Stadium and Ulmer Stadium. You can see the full details of the agreement below.

http://anc.com/detail.html?sub_id=c50416160f

Jamon Brown Foundation Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon

Cardinal Forever, Jamon Brown continues to do big things for this city!

Inaugural Jamon Brown Foundation Celebrity Bowl A Thon. $1500 Prize! Sat July 14th at KingPin Lanes Taylorsville Rd. 8-10pm with Dance Party immediately Following!

For more info and to register contact danny.mosby@gmail.com

UofL Football Away Tickets Now On Sale

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Follow the Cards on the road by purchasing your tickets today!

What game are you heading to this fall?

Donovan Mitchell Joins NBA On TV To Talk Draft, Rookie Season And More (Video)

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A year ago, nobody was even sure if Donovan Mitchell had made the right choice by declaring for the NBA draft. Today, we know, he chose wisely. Last night, he joined the set of NBA TV to talk all things draft class, rookie season and he even gave out some words of wisdom to the 2018 draft class.

Donovan Mitchell On The JJ Redick Podcast

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Photo Courtesy of SI.com

Donovan Mitchell recently sat down with JJ Redick to discuss all things NBA. How was his draft day experience? Why Donovan is so determined to continue to give back? Take a listen below to find out more!

Nunnsense | Putting An End To The Jurich Era

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In the wake of all the “scandals,” poor decisions, lack of leadership and actions without integrity at the University of Louisville, many people lost their jobs, reputations were damaged, feeling were hurt and fans were divided.

It was a tough time and it seems that things are starting to take a turn in the right direction. But we can’t move forwards until we let go of the past – so it’s time to finally put an end to the Jurich era.

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Peyton Siva’s Highlights From His Season With Alba Berlin

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Cardinal forever, Peyton Siva just finished up his season with Alba Berlin. If you need some basketball to help get you through this dead period, this is the perfect solution!

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Coach Walz Receives Revised Contract

All Hail, Vince Tyra.

In his first year – actually first few months – the Louisville Athletic Director has secured a five star head Basketball Coach in Chris Mack, revised the contracts of both Ken Lolla and Dan McDonnell. Now, Tyra has ensured Louisville’s Jeff Walz will remain with the Cardinals.

The University of Louisville’s Athletic Association personnel committee approved a contract extension for Louisville Basketball head Coach Jeff Walz.

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