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Louisville at Virginia: Postgame Recap

Entering today’s game, Louisville was sitting at 2-1 with a chance to move forward from their lackluster start and make a move in the right direction. Louisville not only failed on the scoreboard today, but a lot of the questions surrounding the team were answered in a way that everyone hoped was incorrect.

Louisville was beaten at Virginia today by a final score of 27-3. We saw both quarterbacks, Malik Cunningham and Puma Pass, prove to be ineffective and ill-prepared. Receivers drop passes that should undoubtedly be caught. A defense that lost its stinginess and confidence as the Hoos progressively wore them down. A coaching staff, that had a full week to prepare for this team behind Cunningham, look completely lost and out-coached. And a game so bad that I had to dig into my Kragthorpe memories to find a comparison.

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Uniform Report: Virginia

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Take a look at what the Cardinals will be wearing in the first true road game of 2018.

Men’s Basketball Red-White Tickets On Sale Now

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Want your first look at the 2018/2019 Louisville men’s basketball team? Here’s your chance! October 21st at 2 PM is the first Red-White game of the season and you can get your tickets below.

Louisville Football’s Cunningham Prepares for First Start at Quarterback (Video)

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Malik Cunningham’s dreams become reality in just four days, when the University of Louisville football program travels to Virginia on Saturday.

On Monday, UofL head coach Bobby Petrino announced that the 6-foot-1 quarterback will be the starter against the Cavaliers in the Cardinals’ ACC opener in Charlottesville, Va.

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Bobby Petrino Tweetcap: Virginia Preview

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UofL’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge Game Now Has A Time And Channel

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We already knew UofL Basketball and Coach Chris Mack would be facing Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans on November 27th at the KFC Yum Center. What we didn’t know was the time of the game and the channel that would carry it…until now.

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UofL Football Looks For Offensive Improvements Moving Forward (Video)

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A short-term memory isn’t always a desirable trait, but in order to grow and move forward, it’s one the University of Louisville football team’s offense is adopting.

While the unit didn’t experience the success it’s achieved on a weekly basis under head coach Bobby Petrino, the Cardinals are ready to move forward and attack the 11 regular-season games that await and that begins with Saturday’s home opener against Indiana State.

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Bobby Petrino Reflects On Alabama And Previews Indiana State In Weekly Press Conference

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic director:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – There’s no question University of Louisville football head coach Bobby Petrino was disappointed in the outcome last Saturday versus Alabama.
However, Petrino was able to pull some positives away from the 51-14 loss to the defending national champions.|

“Alabama is a very good football team,” Petrino said at his Monday press conference. “They are solid in all three phases. … I was happy Jawon Pass stayed in there and competed. He finished the game and I was impressed with his mindset.

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Louisville 14 – Alabama 51: Postgame Recap

Last night, the unranked Louisville Cardinals traveled to Orlando to take on the No. 1 defending champ, Alabama. The Cards weren’t expected to win or even get close (the spread was 24) and those expectations proved to be accurate. The Tide jumped ahead early and never looked back behind rising star, Tua Tagovailoa. The final score was 51-14.

Though the final score was lopsided, the Cards didn’t play bad at first. They missed opportunities which caused the score to snowball and then seemingly gave up once the score got out of hand. Puma Pass and the offensive line were bright spots, however. The offensive line didn’t give up their first sack until late in the 3rd quarter and only allowed 3 all game. Puma threw a couple questionable passes that were intercepted (one of them returned for a touchdown), but otherwise the first time starter looked poised and made some throws against the scariest defensive front the Cards will see all season.

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UofL Football Will Have Muhammad Ali Inspired TD & TO Celebration Gear

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John Ramsey helped put Bobby Petrino’s idea into motion by creating the “Touchdown Gloves” and “Turnover Belt.” Lonnie Ali also helped make this possible and we are excited to see the team honor The Greatest, every game!

Uniform Report: UofL VS Alabama

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They’re backkkkkkkk. The red chrome helmets will return to top off the new uniforms the football team received this year for the 2018 season opener against Alabama. Check out the video below, courtesy of UofL Football Equipment and UofL Football Recruiting and let us know what you think!

2018 Louisville Football Preview: Pt 8 Quarterbacks

Last season: Lamar Jackson followed his 2016 Heisman campaign with another Heisman-worthy season. Don’t take this as a disservice to Lamar Jackson, but I’m not going to spend much of this article talking about the greatest player in Louisville/college football history. Like this team has to do, we as fans also have to move on from Lamar and shift our focus to our QB now, Puma Pass.

In the 5 games that Puma saw action, he went 23-33 for 238 yards with 2 touchdowns and a passer rating of 150.3. While his competition was mainly the reserve units, he still showed off his arm strength and accuracy. He also ran for 62 yards on 13 carries with 1 touchdown, showcasing his athleticism.

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Nunnsense | Alabama Fans Are Mad At The Louisville Confidence

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It’s so close to football season and the excitement around Louisville is off the charts. You would think that opening up the season against the defending national champions would put a damper on it but contrary to what Alabama fans think, Louisville is confident and excited at the opportunity.

Here in Louisville, we are having fun with this opportunity on social media and some Alabama fans are not happy. I’m not saying all Alabama fans are mad or even bothered by us Louisville fans having fun and having confidence, but many on social media are, and it appears by their responses to Louisville fans that they have never played a team that has the audacity to believe they can beat Alabama. It seems like Alabama fans are saying ” How dare you think you have a chance to beat us?” They act like it’s an impossible task.

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ACC Digital Network Breaks Down UofL’s Game Plan To Beat Alabama (Video)

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Taking on the defending National Champs, first game of the season is no small task. The University of Louisville football team is well aware of the challenge they face this weekend but ACC Digital Network helps break down exactly what will need to happen to see UofL come out victorious on Saturday night.

Louisville Football Hype Video

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I have been asked several times if I would be making a hype video for this football season. I’m sorry to all of you but my commitments as a father and my job, have not allowed me the time to put one together.

Our friends over at House of Cards have put one together that should help you get ready for some Cardinal football. I did manage to make 2 short hype videos for Dez Fitzpatrick and Jaylen Smith (posted below). Happy game week!  Enjoy…

 

Bobby Petrino Season-Opening Press Conference, TweetCap

 

Bobby Petrino - @UofLNunnMissed Bobby Petrino’s season-opening press conference on Monday? No worries, you can see the full tweetcap below of what he had to say.

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Louisville 2018 Football Preview Pt. 6: Running Backs

Last season: Last season the running game was very obviously dominated by Quarterback, Lamar Jackson. He dominated the ground to a tune of 1601 yards, while the leading 5 running backs after him only accounted for 1418 yards. Although that stat is seemingly damning to the unit, Louisville’s offense was clearly at its best when Lamar had the ball, so the coaches very wisely gave it to him, a lot.

Though the reps weren’t quite there for the running backs, they did well when the ball was in their hands. Reggie Bonnafon led the running backs with 459 yards on 93 carries (4.9 yards per carry) with 7 touchdowns. Fellow senior, Malik Williams showed spurts of excitement with 531 yards on 67 carries (7.9 yards per carry) with 4 touchdowns. Then came the miracle man, Dae Williams.

Dae had torn his ACL early in the offseason and somehow worked his way to recovery in record time to show us all what we will see this season. He only saw meaningful snaps in 3 games last year and finished with 38 carries for 235 yards (6.2 yards per carry) with 3 touchdowns as a freshman. Then, there was freshman, Colin Wilson who burst onto the scene with some explosive runs and averaged 11.5 yards per carry on 6 carries before he suffered a season ending leg injury. Add Trey Smith (21 carries for 124 yards) to the equation and entering this season, the Cards have a three-headed monster at running back.

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Relive UofL’s 2017 Football Season Through ACC Digital Network’s Condensed Games

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Wondering what to do for the next week until college football officially begins? Why not relive all of the 2017 season thanks to our friends at the ACC Digital Network. They have condensed all of the games to make viewing as easy as possible!

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Louisville 2018 Football Preview: Defensive Line

Last season: Arguably the biggest issue of the defense last season was the lack of pressure put on opposing quarterbacks. The personnel wasn’t the problem. Trevon Young and James Hearns manned the edges and both wreaked havoc in opposing backfields. Jonathan Greenard also saw time at the edge position and had a solid redshirt-sophomore season. Drew Bailey lost most of his senior season due to injuries, which left the front positions to be filled by younger guys. Guys like: G.G. Robinson, and Henry Famurewa filled the void in the front and all return this year looking to build on last year.

The true reason for the lack of pressure upfront came from the scheme installed by former defensive coordinator, Peter Sirmon. Sirmon ran a 3-4 defense and unlike the Todd Grantham, Sirmon rarely (putting ‘rarely’ lightly) brought added pressure outside of the front 3. That should change this year.

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Louisville Men’s Soccer Releases 2018 Television Schedule

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At UofL there’s football and then there’s futbol. Louisville Men’s Soccer has been as successful as any team on campus under Head Coach Ken Lolla. This season, which gets under way Friday, Louisville Men’s Soccer fans can watch the team from the comfort of their home if they choose.

UofL announced that all 16 of the men’s soccer regular season games will have live video coverage. This will allow fans that can’t make it to Lynn Stadium or to the road games to tune in and watch the Cards on the pitch.

You can see all the details of where you can watch Ken Lolla’s 2018 Cards below in the official press release.

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