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Fast Facts With Dez Fitzpatrick

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While we continue to countdown the days until Louisville is set to square off against Purdue up at Lucas Oil Stadium, get to know wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick. He talks about everything from his favorite food, what his hometown is known for, and even his favorite emoji.

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Louisville Football Reveals The “Three Stripe Zone”

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As a part of the “Coming Full Circle” campaign to turn the horseshoe-shaped Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium into a completely 4 sided stadium, the Cardinal Athletic Fund revealed a new aspect of the new section of the stadium called the “Three Stripe Zone”.

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In the Three Stripe Zone part of the new section, fans will not only have a great view, but additional perks as well. This includes cushioned chairback seating, increased leg room, and priority on the football parking waiting list.

However, there are only 534 seats available in the Three Stripe Zone. If you want to join the waiting list for this prestigious football experience, follow the link here.

Lamar Jackson & Jaire Alexander Named To Preseason Watch Lists

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Adding to the preseason hype, both Lamar Jackson and Jaire Alexander were named to the Maxwell Award and Bednarik Award watch lists respectively. As you may remember, although Alexander’s stellar season was not enough to warrant being a Bednarik finalist, Jackson on the other hand won last year’s Maxwell Award, just one of many awards for the now junior QB.

Robert Hicks III Commits To Louisville

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This afternoon on Twitter, Class of 2018 linebacker Robert Hicks III announced his decision to commit to the University of Louisville.

Hicks III is the 262nd ranked prospect according to the ESPN300 list for the Class of 2018, and is also listed as a 4* recruit by the same website. He is the 8th best linebacker in the class, and was also fielding offers from Kentucky, Oregon, Michigan State, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.

Press Release: Impressive Year For The Cards

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The University of Louisville’s appearance in the College World Series will cap off a terrific 2016-17 season for the Cardinals. Lofty team finishes, impressive individual achievements and nationally recognized academic success have highlighted UofL’s extremely productive academic year.

18 NCAA PARTCIPANTS — Eighteen UofL sports – 10 men’s and eight women’s – had teams or individuals participate in NCAA postseason competition in 2016-17. Baseball has won a school-record 52 games and has advanced to its fourth College World Series, including its third in the last five years. UofL’s men’s soccer team was the No. 4 overall seed in the NCAA Championship and advanced to the Elite Eight. UofL’s women’s cross country advanced to the NCAA Championship for the first time in school history. Louisville’s women’s swimming team finished sixth in the nation with Mallory Comerford sharing the 200-free NCAA championship with Katie Ledecky. The Cardinals’ men’s swimming team finished 11th in the NCAA Championship.

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Louisville Lands Commitment From DB Jarek Campbell


Landing their fourth commitment in 2 days, and their fifth in 3 days, the Louisville Football program landed another Class of 2018 recruit on the defensive side of the ball, this time from 3 Star defensive back Jarek Campbell. According to Rivals, Campbell is the 19th ranked athlete in the state of Tennessee.

Cards Land JUCO DTs Jared Goldwire & Antar Thompson


Capping off a day in which the Louisville football program had already landed a commitment from Elvis Dumervil’s nephew Dejmi Dumervil Jean, the Cards also landed a pair of JUCO defensive tackles, a position of need in wake of losing DeAngelo Brown and National Signing Day.

2 Star defensive tackle Jared Goldwire and 3 Star defensive tackle Antar Thompson both announced on Twitter this afternoon that they had committed to the University of Louisville. Their announcements had come within 10 minutes of each other.

Dejmi Dumervil Jean Commits To Louisville


3 Star Defensive Tackle/Offensive Guard Dejmi Dumervil Jean announced this morning on twitter that he has officially committed to the University of Louisville. Dumervil Jean is the nephew of former Louisville great Elvis Dumervil.

Dejmi Dumervil Jean’s Highlights

A Night in Death Valley: Louisville at Clemson Preview

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Last Time: In a primetime Thursday night thriller, Louisville fell short against the Tigers 20-17. Louisville cut the lead in the fourth quarter on a 100-yard return from Traveon Samuel, and had one final possession to tie the game after missing a field goal. However, a botched snap in field goal range and an intercepted Hail Mary ended Louisville’s hope of an upset bid, sending them to 0-3 for the first time since 1984.

Clemson currently leads the series 2-0, with both games decided by three points.

About the Clemson Tigers

Clemson has, quite literally, everything you want in college football; top five head coach (Dabo Swinney), an elite quarterback (Deshaun Watson), incredible skill players (Wayne Gallman, Mike Williams, etc.) and a good defense. There’s a reason this team was a kickoff return touchdown away from their first national championship since 1981.

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Nunnsense: The Friendly Clemson Rivalry Is Over. Or Is It?

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The Louisville Cardinals have just started their third season in the Atlantic  Coast Conference. The first two football seasons were successful but both contained close losses to perennial conference and national power Clemson. The unanimous takeaway from both fan bases is just how friendly and hospitable the other fans were during their visits to the opposing schools. A mutual respect between Clemson and Louisville was earned and expected to continue. But will it continue after about 8:22 of Saturday night?

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BucketHatism: Marshall

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“ALL RISE!!! Court is now in session. The honorable Bucket Hat King LJ tha Fiasco presiding. Please be seated and come to order”

Good morning to all of you. The BHK is upset he let Marshall cause him to have heart palpitations all of last week despite being reassured by 90% of CardNation there was nothing to worry about. My apologies to the court for my pessimism, I will do better. Nonetheless, I will now read my observations of the Marshall game.

  • The BHK is aware that Marshall University is not the same as West Virginia University. From what i have heard and read it appears that Marshall fans were very welcoming and friendly.  Still, this was a trip I refused to take (see opening statement for my reason)

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BucketHatism: Florida State

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“ALL RISE!!! Court is now in session. The honorable Bucket Hat King LJ tha Fiasco presiding. Please be seated and come to order”

May the court excuse the fact that I have showed up this morning wearing a wife beater and luau shorts.   I am still celebrating the weekend that was, and if you have an issue with that please see yourself out.  I will be reading my notes from the book of Louisville, Chapter L1 verse C4.  (Clears throat):

  • First and foremost the BHK would like to thank the good folks over at 93.9 The Ville for showcasing the 35th and KY Sports Show during their 24 hour pregame show. It was a tremendous opportunity and we were honored to be a part of it.
  • The BHK threw his back out last week trying to pump iron at the gym.  But I was determined to get to GameDay and PJCS, even if I had to crawl.

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ESPN Updated Bowl Projections

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ESPN’s Brett McMurphy and Mark Schlabach make their bowl projections after the week 3 games. Can Louisville make it to the college football playoffs or will they make a New Years Day bowl game? I am usually not a fan of bowl projections this early in the season but man is it fun to think about playing for a national championship and if nothing else, it’s fun to see that the rest of the world is finally taking us seriously. Here is the bowl projections… Read the rest of this entry

Las Vegas Updates Odds To Win College Football Playoff

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Las Vegas has released the updated odds to win the national championship and Louisville it trending in the right direction. If you truly believed that Louisville was going to win in May you could have received 100-1 odds. Prior to the FSU win you could have bet Louisville at 25-1. Now you are not going to win as much money if they win. Here are the newly updated odds…. Read the rest of this entry

Lamar Heisman Train Is Full Steam Ahead

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Andrea Adelson is the best staff writer at ESPN. If you read her work you would agree. Thankfully she covers the ACC and we as Louisville fans get to enjoy her work. You are really going to love this piece….

http://www.espn.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/129894/the-lamar-jackson-hype-train-is-now-boarding-all-passengers

You can follow Andrea on Twitter.

The Time is Now: Louisville v. Florida State Preview

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Last Time: After Louisville held a 7-6 halftime lead, Florida State responded with 35 second-half points to overpower Louisville in a 41-21 win in Tallahassee. Everett Golson led the way with 372 yards and three touchdowns, while Dalvin Cook ended up with 163 yards and two touchdowns. Lamar Jackson led the way for Louisville with a season-high 307 yards and three touchdowns, all to James Quick.

Florida State leads the overall series 14-2, with Louisville’s last win in 2002.

About the Florida State Seminoles

One of the top programs in college football, Florida State has been at or near the top of the ACC for what seems like forever.

Now 2-0 and ranked #2 in the country behind Alabama, Florida State was tabbed as one of the preseason favorites to win the ACC, and potentially adding another national championship. As usual with Florida State, this team has a lot of impressive talent and great speed on both sides of the ball. Deondre Francois inherits the starting quarterback position after Everett Golson graduated last season. Francois’s main criticism was that he was not accurate enough in high school, but he showed a lot of poise and accuracy after throwing for 419 yards and two touchdowns against a strong Ole Miss pass rush. But while it is one thing to start your first two games on a neutral field and at home, it’s another to go on your first true road game in a situation like tomorrow’s. Luckily for Francois, he will have a bevy of talented skill players around him, including Heisman candidate Dalvin Cook and a trio of superb receivers.

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Nunnsense: Make The Most Of Your GameDay Experience

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Unless you live under a rock or maybe in Lexington, you have heard that ESPN College GameDay  will be broadcasting from Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium on Saturday September 17th for the noon kickoff of Louisville vs. Florida State. This will be the first time that Louisville has hosted GameDay but hopefully not the last. This is Louisville’s second appearance on GameDay. The first was January 2nd 2013 vs Florida in the Sugar Bowl. Louisville won the game played in New Orleans, La. 33-23. Read the rest of this entry

Louisville Is Exactly What The ACC Needed

727061a13e82d2fade9075bec6ae5d6bI have been completely immersed in college football this week. I have read almost every article and heard every radio host break down the Louisville vs. Florida State game. I have heard and read everything there is to know about ESPN college GAMEDAY. Armed with all that information, I still find myself searching and reading more articles. That’s when I stumbled upon this magnificent piece by Corey Clark of the Tallahassee Democrat.

This is a must read for Cardinal fans……. Read the rest of this entry

Lorenzo Mauldin’s Story (New Video)

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Lorenzo Mauldin was definitely a crowd favorite during his time at The University of Louisville. He was very approachable and interactive on social media. He called Card nation his family and we accepted him with open arms. We all know his story and what type of guy he is so his success shouldn’t surprise any of us. He was a starter in this past Sunday’s game for the New York Jets. He recorded his first sack of the season. Although it was against my Cincinnati Bengals, I was still excited for him.

Here is a new video talking about his rough road to the NFL.  Read the rest of this entry

Who will be the Celebrity Guest Picker?

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The Bucket Hat King had to call a special hearing this morning to address some pertinent news. As you have all heard, the University of Louisville will host ESPN’s College GameDay for the first time in program history this Saturday.   I am sure most, like myself, are big fans of the tradition of the show which includes hilarious signs, live music, ESPN personalities, and the always entertaining selection by Lee Corso.

Not long ago, GameDay began the tradition of having a celebrity guest picker. It is usually someone with ties to the school or city, but it can also be random (See Katy Perry at Ole Miss).  So the speculation has already started, who will walk out of the GameDay RV and step on stage to represent our beloved Cards??

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