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This Weeks Top 10 Stories

Here are the top 10 stories from this week at CardinalSportsZone.com!

10 Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

9 UofL Appears Ready To Sever All Ties With Rick Pitino

8 Rick Pitino Releases Info Supporting Innocence

7 With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

6 Jurich To Be Fired With Just Cause

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RJ Evans Presser Video

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Earlier we posted the press release where Louisville Acting Head Coach David Padgett promoted RJ Evans to assistant coach. Read about that here

 

Other Items Discussed:

  • Padgett & Staff aren’t sure yet if they will do a charity game to help out.
  • Ryan McMahon was back to practice but has not been exposed to any contact.
  • He is still unsure of rosters for next Friday’s Red-White Scrimmage. Padgett also stated he doesn’t know if he will observe like the first one or he will be on the court coaching the team.
  • Team has a busy week this week with ACC Media Day, Tip Off Luncheon, & Red-White Scrimmage.

 

Top Stories 10-19-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 19th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Teddy’s Comeback Press Conference

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

A Non-Fitting Farewell For A Lost Legend

Video: Rick Pitino’s Full Interview With Jay Bilas

Nunnsense | Pitino, Jurich And The Future Of Louisville

UofL Appears Ready To Sever All Ties With Rick Pitino

Asia Durr Named ACC Preseason Player Of The Year

ACC WBB Moves To 18 Game Conference Schedule In ‘19-‘20

Women’s Hoops Racks Up Accolades At ACC Media Day

UofL Basketball To Name Greg Paulus Assistant Coach

Preseason Coaches Poll Announced

Sadness Around UofL Athletic Department In The Wake Of Jurich’s Firing

Tom Jurich Has Been Fired

Post Practice Interviews: 10-18-17

Coach Petrino Speaks About Tom Jurich

With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

Jurich’s Legal Team Releases Statement

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Top Stories 10-18-17

 

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 18th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Tom Jurich Has Been Fired

Post Practice Interviews: 10-18-17

Coach Petrino Speaks About Tom Jurich

With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

Jurich’s Legal Team Releases Statement

UofL Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Single Game Tickets Go On Sale 10/18/2017

Deng Adel Tabbed To Erving Award Watch List

Teddy Bridgewater Is Clear To Practice

No More Excuses For Louisville Football

David Padgett Discusses Life As UofL’s Acting Head Coach

Rick Pitino Files Federal Lawsuit Against Adidas

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

A Non-Fitting Farewell For A Lost Legend

Bobby Petrino Press Conference 10-16-17

ULAA Unanimously Votes to Terminate Rick Pitino’s Employment

Full Report On How 84 Schools And 6 Conferences Handled FBI Investigation

Pitino’s Attorney Distributes 53-Page Defense Of Rick Pitino

Quentin Snider on Preseason Watch List for 2018 Bob Cousy Award

Teddy Bridgewater Is Returning

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Top Stories 10-17-17

 

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 17th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

No More Excuses For Louisville Football

Jurich To Be Fired With Just Cause

Rick Pitino Files Federal Lawsuit Against Adidas

Under Armour All-Americans Reaffirm Their Commitments To UofL

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

15 UofL Coaches Sign Letter To Greg Postel Supporting Tom Jurich

A Non-Fitting Farewell For A Lost Legend

Post Practice Interviews 10-17-17

Bobby Petrino Press Conference 10-16-17

ULAA Unanimously Votes to Terminate Rick Pitino’s Employment

Full Report On How 84 Schools And 6 Conferences Handled FBI Investigation

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 10/16/17

Pitino’s Attorney Distributes 53-Page Defense Of Rick Pitino

Quentin Snider on Preseason Watch List for 2018 Bob Cousy Award

Rick Pitino Releases Info Supporting Innocence

Teddy Bridgewater Is Returning

Dick Vitale Takes To Twitter In Defense Of Rick Pitino

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Under Armour All-Americans Reaffirm Their Commitments To UofL

Photos courtesy 247sports.com

Birds of a feather stick together they say. That is the case for 2018 UofL Football commits Robert Hicks III and Chandler Jones.

Hicks is the number 18 inside linebacker in the country and Jones is the number 45 cornerback in the country according to 247sports.com.

Jim Halley, a USA Today High School Sports writer, wrote an article about the Miami Central High School teammates. He writes about how they received their Under Armour All-America Game jerseys together and how they remain committed to UofL.

Hicks told Halley, “I’m sticking with Louisville right now. I have a couple of fun visits with my teammates, like Southern Miss, but that’s about it.”

Jones echoed Hicks’ sentiment telling Halley, “I’m locked into Louisville right now, maybe 99 percent. When Robert transferred (to Miami Central) and we went on our official visit together, we just fell in love with Louisville.”

As you can clearly see, it appears we will be seeing Hicks and Jones together on the field in Cardinal red.

Halley’s article also details the pair’s high school season so far and how they dealt with the turmoil created by Hurricane Irma.

UofL fans can watch Robert Hicks and Chandler Jones in the Under Armour All-America Football Game live on ESPN2 January 4, 2018 at 6 pm.

You can read the full article below.

Top Stories 10-16-17

 

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 16th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

 

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

15 UofL Coaches Sign Letter To Greg Postel Supporting Tom Jurich

A Non-Fitting Farewell For A Lost Legend

Bobby Petrino Press Conference 10-16-17

ULAA Unanimously Votes to Terminate Rick Pitino’s Employment

Full Report On How 84 Schools And 6 Conferences Handled FBI Investigation

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 10/16/17

Pitino’s Attorney Distributes 53-Page Defense Of Rick Pitino

Quentin Snider on Preseason Watch List for 2018 Bob Cousy Award

Rick Pitino Releases Info Supporting Innocence

Teddy Bridgewater Is Returning

Dick Vitale Takes To Twitter In Defense Of Rick Pitino

TWICA: October 16th

No More Excuses For Louisville Football

ULAA Approves One Year Contract For David Padgett

Red-White Game Highlights & Presser

Louisville Vs Boston College Photo Gallery

Lamar Jackson Highlights From Boston College

Red-White Scrimmage Photo Gallery

Louisville vs Boston College: Postgame Thoughts

UofL Football Postgame Presser: Boston College

Hikutini Promoted To Active Roster

Cardinal Football Players Supporting Each Other

Louisville Vs Murray State Photo Gallery

Open Basketball Practice Photo Gallery

Louisville Vs Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 2

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Top Stories Weekend Edition 10/14-15

 

Here are the top stories from the weekend (10/14-15) at CardinalSportsZone.com!

 

Louisville Vs Boston College Photo Gallery

Lamar Jackson Highlights From Boston College

Red-White Scrimmage Photo Gallery

Louisville vs Boston College: Postgame Thoughts

UofL Football Postgame Presser: Boston College

Hikutini Promoted To Active Roster

Cardinal Football Players Supporting Each Other

Louisville Vs Murray State Photo Gallery

Open Basketball Practice Photo Gallery

Louisville Vs Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 2

Louisville vs. Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 1

Midseason Highlight Photo Gallery

Lamar Jackson Photo Gallery

David Padgett’s Post Game Press Conference Red-White Scrimmage

Mens Basketball Practice Report From Mr. L

The Barbour Shop: Dez Fitzpatrick? More Like Dez Sixpatrick

I Got Your Back: Part 2

David Padgett Announces Hiring Of Trent Johnson As Assistant Basketball Coach (Pictures & Video)

James Patterson, Lonnie Ali And Dr. Mark Lynn Pen Letter In Support Of Jurich

Teddy Bridgewater Expected To Start Practicing Next Week

Men’s Basketball Luncheon Tickets Now Available

Coach David Padgett’s Presser

Vince Tyra Presser 10-4-17

Asia Durr Named College Sports Madness Preseason All-American

Vince Tyra’s Introductory Presser

 

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Red-White Game Highlights & Presser

Here are the Highlights & press conferences from after Friday night’s Red-White Game. I was going to just include with the recap and photo gallery from the other night but we lost to BC so who cares? Sorry, still grieving. Love Yall.

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Top Stories 10-13-17

 

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 12th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Everything You Need to Know: Louisville v. Boston College

Letters of Suspension for Kenny Johnson And Jordan Fair

David Padgett’s Post Game Press Conference Red-White Scrimmage

Mens Basketball Practice Report From Mr. L

The Barbour Shop: Dez Fitzpatrick? More Like Dez Sixpatrick

I Got Your Back: Part 2

Brendan McKay Grabs Another Honor And Water Is Wet

David Padgett Announces Hiring Of Trent Johnson As Assistant Basketball Coach (Pictures & Video)

Nunnsense| Louisville Can Make The Orange Bowl With A Little Help From The Defense

Anthony Floyd To Have Jersey Honored At Boston College Game On Saturday

James Patterson, Lonnie Ali And Dr. Mark Lynn Pen Letter In Support Of Jurich

Trent Johnson Named New Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Jordan Fair Relieved Of His Position

Former 2018 Commit Still Interested In UofL

WDRB’s Bill Lamb States His Case For UofL To Keep Tom Jurich

Teddy Bridgewater Expected To Start Practicing Next Week

Football Recruiting: Weekly Stats for UofL Commits/Recruits

Men’s Basketball Luncheon Tickets Now Available

Louisville Vs Murray State Photo Gallery

Open Basketball Practice Photo Gallery

Louisville Vs Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 2

Louisville vs. Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 1

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Uniform Report: BC

Here is today’s uniform report for our game vs Boston College.

Everything You Need to Know: Louisville v. Boston College

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How to Watch: Kickoff at 12:20 p.m., WAVE TV (ACC Network Extra stream)

Spread: Louisville -22

Last Time: Lamar Jackson had a highlight-reel day with seven total touchdowns and 416 total yards (231 passing, 185 rushing) in a 55-7 blowout of the Eagles. The Cardinals allowed 207 total yards and forced three turnovers in the process, and had zero penalties in the game.

Louisville leads the all-time series 6-3.

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Mens Basketball Practice Report From Mr. L

Once again we have a report from practice from the anonymous Mr. L. I promise you all it’s not me. As we head towards tonight’s first Red-White game of the 2017-18 season, here are some things from practice this week to look forward to.

Q – becoming more vocal and a very good leader. Playing well and is a complete floor general. Shooting very well also, and has improved his quickness and defense a bit.

Deng – Best nba prospect on the team according to a lot of folks at Pro day. Very good 2-way player on both sides and will be a game changer for the Cards. Attacking on offense!

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The Barbour Shop: Dez Fitzpatrick? More Like Dez Sixpatrick

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Photo Courtesy of Grant Halverson/Getty Images 

Dez Fitzpatrick was a highly touted, highly sought after high school recruit. A 4 Star Wide Receiver with offers from the likes of Michigan, Nebraska, and Pittsburgh, to name a few. In the end, it came down to UofL and Nebraska.

We all remember the very stylish commitment video when Dez held up a football emblazoned with the familiar UofL Cardinal head. UofL coaches got the receiver they desperately wanted. UofL fans were ecstatic to get a 4 Star Wide Receiver and beat out a “blue blood” for him.

Fitzpatrick seemed to be an incredible route runner that always found himself open. He seemed to have the speed to break long ones. Most importantly, he seemed to have great hands. If the ball was in his vicinity on the field, 9 times out of 10 he was catching it.

Of course, this was in high school. As we all well know, the brutal truth of football is that success on one level does not necessarily translate to the next level. We have all seen highly regarded recruits that end up busts in college.

Dez, however, is not a bust. He is living up to the hype that surrounded him as a recruit. Actually, you can say he’s surpassing it. Lamar Jackson trusts him so much that Dez has arguably become his favorite target. Number 87 is now Lamar’s security blanket.

Half way through this season, Dez Fitzpatrick has 26 receptions for 414 yards and, most importantly, 6 TDs per gocards.com. Dez leads the entire team in total receptions, receiving yards, and TD receptions. He has 4 more TDs than the next closest receivers on the team. All impressive stats.

However, what’s even more impressive is where his 6 TDs ranks him both in the ACC and nationally. According to ACC Digital Network, his 6 TD receptions are 1st in the ACC and tied for 8th in the entire country. Those ranks are insane for a guy who is just Redshirt Freshman.

I had a pretty good idea Dez would be special, but not so quickly. I thought he would have some nifty catches and maybe one huge game. I did not expect him to step in his first season and become arguably the team’s best receiver. Nor did I expect him to become arguably the second best player on the offense behind Lamar Jackson.

It’s wonderful to think that we likely have Dez Fitzpatrick for 2 more years. The young man is a budding star. Cardinal Sports Zone’s own Jeremy Wahman has come up with a pretty good nickname, Dez Sixpatrick. It’s a befitting nickname for this young man. He’s averaging a touchdown per game…as a Redshirt Freshman Receiver on a squad full of talented receivers.

The future for Dez Fitzpatrick is brighter than the glorious majesty that is the Sun. Believe it or not, I think next year he may put up more ridiculous numbers than he will likely end this season with. It matters not whether Lamar Jackson or Jawon Pass is throwing the ball; all that matters is that Dez will catch it.

All hail Dez Sixpatrick. For we who are about to watch UofL football games, salute you.

 

Top Stories 10-12-13

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 12th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Nunnsense| Louisville Can Make The Orange Bowl With A Little Help From The Defense

Anthony Floyd To Have Jersey Honored At Boston College Game On Saturday

James Patterson, Lonnie Ali And Dr. Mark Lynn Pen Letter In Support Of Jurich

Mini Plan Tickets For Men’s Basketball Go On Sale October 12th

Trent Johnson Named New Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Jordan Fair Relieved Of His Position

Donovan Mitchell Grabs Buckets In Win Over Lakers

Former 2018 Commit Still Interested In UofL

WDRB’s Bill Lamb States His Case For UofL To Keep Tom Jurich

Padgett Hitting The Recruiting Trail: Ramey Up First

Teddy Bridgewater Expected To Start Practicing Next Week

Football Recruiting: Weekly Stats for UofL Commits/Recruits

Bobby Petrino’s Press Conference: BC

Men’s Basketball Luncheon Tickets Now Available

TWICA: October 9th

Louisville Vs Murray State Photo Gallery

Open Basketball Practice Photo Gallery

Louisville Vs Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 2

Louisville vs. Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 1

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Brendan McKay Grabs Another Honor And Water Is Wet

While at Louisville, Brendan McKay won Honor after honor and broke record after record. When he fell on draft day (despite the record pay day) every person who watched him play at UofL knew he would use that as a chip on his sholder and would let nothing stand in his way. So far his Minor League career has been a good one. Bendan has an ERA of 1.84 in 6 games games started and is batting .232 with 16 hits and 4 HR’s. These accolades are good enough to not only land him in the top 20 of NYP League but is good enough to land him at #1. We wish the you the best of luck going forward and cannot wait to see you in the Majors soon! The full story on Brendan is below! Click to see the unusual schedule that Brendan has had this season and the faith the Rays have in him! Also some highlights from his Rookie year.

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Anthony Floyd To Have Jersey Honored At Boston College Game On Saturday

PRESS RELEASE

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The all-time leader in interceptions at the University of Louisville, All-American safety Anthony Floyd will have his No. 24 jersey honored at the Boston College game on Saturday afternoon at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

It will be the 22nd jersey to be celebrated in the 99-year history of the program.

The Youngstown, Ohio, native, Floyd played for the Cardinals from 1999-02 and led the Cardinals to four-consecutive bowl appearances. He holds the school record and is currently tied for the Conference USA mark with 18 interceptions. He finished his illustrious career 271 tackles and 33 pass break-ups in three years as the starting safety.

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Top Stories 10-11-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 11th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Mini Plan Tickets For Men’s Basketball Go On Sale October 12th

Trent Johnson Named New Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Jordan Fair Relieved Of His Position

Donovan Mitchell Grabs Buckets In Win Over Lakers

Post Practice Interviews: 10-11-17

UofL Football Recruit Announces He’s An Under Armour All-American

Former 2018 Commit Still Interested In UofL

WDRB’s Bill Lamb States His Case For UofL To Keep Tom Jurich

David Padgett Interviewed On “We Need To Talk”

Padgett Hitting The Recruiting Trail: Ramey Up First

Teddy Bridgewater Expected To Start Practicing Next Week

Football Recruiting: Weekly Stats for UofL Commits/Recruits

Post Practice Interviews – 10-10-17

Bobby Petrino’s Press Conference: BC

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 10/9/2017

UofL VS FSU Time Announced

Men’s Basketball Luncheon Tickets Now Available

TWICA: October 9th

Teddy Bridgewater’s Return

Louisville Vs Murray State Photo Gallery

Open Basketball Practice Photo Gallery

Louisville Vs Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 2

Louisville vs. Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 1

Cards Softball Excelling In The Classroom

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Top Stories 10-10-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 10th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Padgett Hitting The Recruiting Trail: Ramey Up First

Teddy Bridgewater Expected To Start Practicing Next Week

Football Recruiting: Weekly Stats for UofL Commits/Recruits

Post Practice Interviews – 10-10-17

Bobby Petrino’s Press Conference: BC

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 10/9/2017

UofL VS FSU Time Announced

Men’s Basketball Luncheon Tickets Now Available

TWICA: October 9th

Teddy Bridgewater’s Return

Open Basketball Practice Photo Gallery

The Barbour Shop: David Padgett is a “Louisville Man”

Midseason Highlight Photo Gallery

Lamar Jackson Photo Gallery

UofL Basketball Names Temporary Coaches

Louisville Vs Murray State Photo Gallery

Coach David Padgett’s Presser

Vince Tyra Presser 10-4-17

Louisville Vs Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 2

Louisville vs. Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 1

Asia Durr Named College Sports Madness Preseason All-American

Red & Black Regatta Highlights

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Top Stories 10-9-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 9th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Bobby Petrino’s Press Conference: BC

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 10/9/2017

UofL VS FSU Time Announced

Men’s Basketball Luncheon Tickets Now Available

TWICA: October 9th

Teddy Bridgewater’s Return

Open Basketball Practice Photo Gallery

The Barbour Shop: David Padgett is a “Louisville Man”

Midseason Highlight Photo Gallery

Lamar Jackson Photo Gallery

UofL Basketball Names Temporary Coaches

Louisville Vs Murray State Photo Gallery

Coach David Padgett’s Presser

Vince Tyra Presser 10-4-17

Louisville Vs Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 2

Louisville vs. Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 1

Red & Black Regatta Highlights

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