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For today’s entry of The Barbour Shop, I’m going to give you all a list of Top 10 things to do and see while in Indy. However, the list comes with a puntastic UofL twist. Obviously time and dollars dictate you probably won’t be able to visit every place, but you can always pick which one or ones you want to visit. Let’s get started.
10) Hinkle Fieldhouse:
Yeah, it’s not basketball season yet, but Hinkle’s history makes it worth a visit. UofL is the unofficial owner of Hinkle as they have won their last 3 meetings with Butler there.
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Louisville Football receives a big time commitment today from 4 star Wide Receiver, Manuel Allen. He has been verbally committed to Nebraska since April. Top247 had him listed as the 36th receiver in the nation.
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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The University of Louisville Assistant Secondary/Recruiting Coordinator, Cort Dennison, has been added to 247 Sports 30 Under 30. He is only 28 years old and is headed into his second year of on-field coaching. He believes his age is one of his biggest advantages. You can read the full article below!
Jaire Alexander has received another preseason All American nod. While we are thrilled Alexander is getting the recognition he deserves, we are confused why he is the only Cardinal on the list. The reigning Heisman trophy winner, Lamar Jackson, has yet again been left off another list. Check out the Sport Illustrated’s full team below.
It goes without saying that Lamar Jackson is the most important player on this years team. Not only because he plays quarterback but because he is the returning best player in the country – And he has the Heisman trophy to prove it.
But is he the most valuable player on this team? I guess that depends on your definition of most valuable. Most people say that the quarterback is always the most valuable. While I won’t argue with you if that is your belief but it’s hard for me to believe that this team can make the playoffs without Reggie Bonnafon as the team’s MVP. Read the rest of this entry
Today we sit down with Jaylen Smith and find out more about the Wide Receiver. We get to know where his hometown is, and what it’s known for. Who is his favorite superhero? And most importantly, does he prefer tacos or hamburgers? Here is Fast Facts with Jaylen Smith.
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.
The National Football League (NFL) has become America’s past time. The Superbowl is one of the most watched televised events year after year. The halftime show has become so iconic, that even Queen Bey herself (Beyonce) has paid to perform during it.
At the University of Louisville, we have the opportunity to cheer on a really good team every year. But we do not have a professional team in our backyard. So this gives us the unique chance to (almost) pick who our favorite NFL team is. Some of us have family ties to certain teams, others had a favorite collegiate player that they followed into their professional careers. Whatever the case may be, Louisville has a wide variety of NFL fandom roaming our streets.
Recently, the great people at CJ Pony Parts came up with all the different teams with their comparison car. They had Louisville represented by a Chevy Volt. This was a very interesting. I know if they had to choose a car for Lamar they would have chosen a car with more speed and horsepower.
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Here is a short video where Scott Van Pelt and Bob Griese talk about why people are sleeping on the reigning Heisman trophy winner.
Jaire Alexander sits down with ACCDN and talks about what he feels like are his biggest strengths on the field. He also dives into this year’s defense and what we can expect from them. What are you most excited for out of this defense and from Alexander?
Coach Petrino, Lukayus McNeil, Malik Williams sit down and talk about how they feel camp is going so far. Listen below and let us know what you think!
Jaire Alexander received another preseason accolade today. Alexander has been named to the 247 Sports Preseason All-American. I can’t wait to watch him dominate on the field in less than a month.
On today’s Fast Facts, we sit down with Junior, Geron Christian. We get to find out what his hometown is known for, who his favorite athlete growing up was and who he believes would be the best actor to play him in a movie. Take a look below!
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!
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.
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As I pulled into the parking lot in the shadow of the expanding Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium an hour and a half after the open practice started, I was taken aback. The parking lot was packed. As I exited my vehicle, I saw a stream of people leaving the practice fields near the Trager facility that I was about to make the short walk to. And as I strolled onto the part of the field designated for fans, I saw the makeshift bleachers still full of UofL fans eagerly viewing every single rep by the team.
Quarterback coach, Nick Petrino sat down with the media today and talked about how he thinks Lamar has improved the most. Jackson and Standberry also sat down and talked with everyone about why they feel this team is so special. Listen below!