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Donovan Mitchell And Mangok Mathiang Autograph Sessions This Weekend

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Courtesy of the Courier Journal

CARDS FANS! Come to Charlie Wilson’s THIS SATURDAY to get your autograph and photo taken with former UofL basketball greats AND future NBA all stars Donovan Mitchell & Mangok Mathiang!
When: Saturday, August 26 from 11:30am – 1:00pm
Where: Charlie Wilson’s Appliance, TV & Mattresses in Clarksville (one autograph per person please)

Donovan Mitchell and Mangok Mathiang will also be at Dicks Sporting Goods at Oxmoor Mall this Saturday from 2-4 PM signing autographs. Stop by and say hi to these former Cardinals.

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Russ Smith Isn’t Giving Up On NBA Dream

 

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Russ Smith is currently playing in China, averaging 57.7 points per game. Let me say that again, Russ Smith is averaging 57.7 points per game in China. At one point this year, he was averaging 61.2. That is just flat out RussdiculousYet somehow, the NBA scouts aren’t taking much notice. Russ sat down with YARON WEITZMAN  of Bleacher Report and talked about the rollercoaster he has been on since he graduated from the University of Louisville. You can read the full article below, and let us know when you think Russ will finally get the respect he deserves. 

 

UofL, WKU Resume Basketball Series

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The University of Louisville announced today that they will resume the basketball series with Western Kentucky University starting in 2018. The series was always nice to have on the schedule, you get a in-state school who is in an above average mid major conference. That is, until they threw punches at our boy Trezl and the series wasn’t renewed. It is good to see things have calmed down between the two programs and we can move forward with the games. UofL and WKU currently play in baseball every year and football will begin a series from 2018-2020.

Donovan Mitchell Sits Down With SLAM Magazine And Talks Jazz, Baseball And More

 

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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.

Gary Parrish Unveils His 2018 Mock NBA Draft

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Gary Parrish with CBS released his first 2018 NBA mock draft. He has predicted a breakout season for Sophomore V.J King. One similar to Terry Rozier and Donovan Mitchell. Take a look at where he has him going and let us know what you think about it!

Beat The Buzzer With Jordan Nwora

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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.

King, Mahmoud And Spalding Recap From Adidas Nations Camp

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V.J King, Anas Mahmoud and Ray Spalding have all returned from the always competitive Adidas Nations Camp. This is where Terry Rozier, Donovan Mitchell and Deng Adel broke on to the NBA scene the last few years. ESPN’s Seth Greenburg deemed the Louisville trio “a taller and younger version of the three amigos.” You can see the full recap below.

 

Here is another story in reference to the Adidas 2017 camp.

https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/adidas-nations-2017-top-college-prospects/

 

Jay Bilas Weighs In On NCAA Sanctions

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Jay Bilas has made his thoughts clear on the NCAA sanctions against the University of Louisville Men’s Basketball team. When asked, Bilas responded with his belief that a school should not lose a banner when innocent people would be hurt. You can see the full tweet below. Let us know what you think about his stance.

Beat The Buzzer With Darius Perry

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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!

Las Vegas SuperBook Releases Updated 2018 National Championship Odds

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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.

Montrezl Harrell Sent To Clippers In Chris Paul Trade

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This morning, the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets negotiated a blockbuster trade that sent super star point guard Chris Paul to the Rockets. Originally reported, in return the Clippers received the Rockets’ 2018 1st round pick, Sam Dekker, Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams. But it is also apparent that power forward, and former Louisville Cardinal Montrezl Harrell was also included in the trade package.

Depending on the status of whether or not Blake Griffin decides to resign with LA, this could potentially mean an increase in minutes for Harrell, as he rarely saw the floor in Houston’s 2017 postseason. Harrell became a fan favorite while at Louisville due the frequency of his ferocious and high flying dunks, and was also a part of the 2013 National Championship team.

NCAA Still Finds Way To Make Money Off A Title They Ruled Shouldn’t Exist

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As you probably know by now, the NCAA came down hard on the Louisville Cardinals basketball program in the wake of the Andre McGee/Katina Powell sex scandal. The program faces the potential of getting 100+ wins vacated, as well as the 2012 Final Four and 2013 National Championship. Lost in the sanctions though, was the forfeiture of all conference revenue sharing gained from the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 NCAA postseasons. Also, “future revenue distributions that are scheduled to be provided to the university from those tournaments also must be withheld by the conference and forfeited to the NCAA“.

So essentially, UofL has to give up all the TV money they earned, and they have to give it up to the NCAA. They also have to give up any potential money they would earn in royalties from those 4 postseasons, and also give it up to the NCAA. Because, you know, the NCAA says those wins and title don’t exist anymore. So how can you make money off them? Well, that doesn’t seem to be a problem for them.

Huh, fancy that? The official locker room 2013 National Championship (which doesn’t exist, mind you) shirt has had a drastic price reduction from an official NCAA licensee. In fact, both Fanatics and CBS Sports have the same shirt listed with the same exact price reduction.

Purely coincidence, right?

This is just an addition to the long list of hypocrisies that the NCAA has committed over the years. Trying to figure out a way to still make money off a 4 year old event, that you ruled doesn’t even exist anymore? This is so shady that it’s almost brilliant.

Maybe I’ll go take a class at UNC about how to be as sleazy as them.

 

Tickets for Red-White Scrimmages on Sale Today

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Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The men’s basketball team will have two Red-White scrimmages this fall on October 19 and 26. Both will start at 2:00 pm ET. Tickets go on sale this morning. From UofL:

Tickets, priced at $10 for lower side and corner arena seats and $5 for end zone and upper arena seats, will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 5 at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at 2800 South Floyd Street. The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Cards Basketball Pushing RVs around PJCS

On Thursday afternoon, the Louisville men’s basketball team went a little old school with their workout. They pushed RVs around the parking lot of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium!

I don’t know about you, but this instantly made me think of Rocky Balboa. I like to think that I’m not the only person that yells out “DRAGO” during a workout…

 

Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll 3-10-14

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Here is the updated Men’s basketball coaches poll as of 3/10/14:

USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Florida (25) 29-2 793
2 Wichita State (7) 34-0 775
3 Villanova 28-3 721
4 Arizona 28-3 678
5 Louisville 26-5 654
6 Duke 24-7 591
7 San Diego State 27-3 584
8 Virginia 25-6 581
9 Michigan 23-7 536
10 Kansas 23-8 509
11 Syracuse 27-4 497
12 Cincinnati 26-5 447
13 Wisconsin 25-6 440
14 Creighton 24-6 384
15 North Carolina 23-8 350
16 Iowa State 23-7 269
17 Saint Louis 26-5 252
18 Oklahoma 23-8 221
19 Memphis 23-8 195
20 New Mexico 24-6 177
21 Connecticut 24-7 152
22 Michigan State 23-8 129
23 Southern Methodist 23-8 94
24 Ohio State 23-8 84
25 Virginia Commonwealth 24-7 71
  • Others receiving votes: Kentucky 43, Gonzaga 32, Texas 27, Oregon 21, Southern Miss 21, Stephen F. Austin 17, Baylor 15, Iowa 10, Harvard 8, Massachusetts 8, Nebraska 5, Pittsburgh 3, Louisiana Tech 3, Kansas State 1, George Washington 1, Oklahoma State 1
  • Dropped from rankings: Kentucky 24, Iowa 25

Men’s Basketball AP Poll 3-10-14

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Here is the updated Men’s AP Top 25 Poll updated as of 3/10/14:

1 Florida
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Record: 29-2
PV Rank

1

Points

1,610

2 Wichita State
Record: 34-0
2
1,574
3 Villanova
Record: 28-3
6
1,454
4 Arizona
Record: 28-3
3
1,435
5 Louisville
11
1,237
6 Virginia
Record: 25-6
5
1,186
7 Duke
Record: 24-7
4
1,185
8 San Diego State
Record: 27-3
10
1,143
8 Michigan
Record: 23-7
12
1,143
10 Kansas
Record: 23-8
8
1,087
11 Syracuse
Record: 27-4
7
1,055
12 Wisconsin
Record: 25-6
9
973
13 Cincinnati
15
922
14 Creighton
Record: 24-6
13
752
15 North Carolina
Record: 23-8
14
709
16 Iowa State
Record: 23-7
16
572
17 Oklahoma
Record: 23-8
23
472
18 Saint Louis
Record: 26-5
17
433
19 Memphis
20
367
20 New Mexico
Record: 24-6
21
344
21 Connecticut
19
330
22 Michigan State
Record: 23-8
22
318
23 VCU
Record: 24-7
27
205
24 Ohio State
Record: 23-8
33
165
25 SMU
18
152

Men’s And Women’s Basketball Senior Day Ceremony And Speeches

Here is the video of the Senior Day festivities for the Men’s team for those of you that didn’t get to see it or want to see it again. Enjoy!

 

Here’s the Women’s:

*Video Courtesy of UofL

Men’s Basketball Top 25 Polls- 01/13/14

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Arizona (61) 17-0 1,621
2 Syracuse (4) 16-0 1,560
3 Wisconsin 16-0 1,482
4 Michigan State 15-1 1,442
5 Wichita State 17-0 1,300
6 Villanova 15-1 1,289
7 Florida 13-2 1,205
8 Iowa State 14-1 1,048
9 Oklahoma State 14-2 1,046
10 San Diego State 14-1 1,020
11 Ohio State 15-2 979
12 Baylor 13-2 952
13 Kentucky 12-3 912
14 Iowa 14-3 831
15 Kansas 11-4 686
16 Massachusetts 14-1 579
17 Memphis 12-3 536
18 Louisville 14-3 525
19 Cincinnati 15-2 405
20 Creighton 14-2 329
21 Colorado 14-3 328
22 Pittsburgh 15-1 299
23 Duke 12-4 193
24 Saint Louis 15-2 148
25 Oklahoma 13-3 103
25 UCLA 13-3 103
  • Others receiving votes: Missouri 42, Oregon 39, Connecticut 35, Kansas State 25, Gonzaga 17, Michigan 11, California 10, Virginia 6, Louisiana Tech 5, Xavier 3, Illinois 3, New Mexico 3, Harvard 3, George Washington 2
  • Dropped from rankings: Oregon 17, Missouri 21, Gonzaga 22, Illinois 23, Kansas State 25
USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Arizona (30) 17-0 798
2 Syracuse (1) 16-0 766
3 Wisconsin 16-0 724
4 Michigan State (1) 15-1 718
5 Wichita State 17-0 666
6 Villanova 15-1 598
7 Florida 13-2 573
8 Oklahoma State 14-2 517
9 Ohio State 15-2 516
10 Iowa State 14-1 495
11 San Diego State 14-1 481
12 Kentucky 12-3 424
13 Baylor 13-2 413
14 Louisville 14-3 393
15 Massachusetts 14-1 330
16 Iowa 14-3 297
17 Memphis 12-3 274
18 Kansas 11-4 272
19 Creighton 14-2 216
20 Duke 12-4 163
21 Pittsburgh 15-1 144
22 Colorado 14-3 103
23 Cincinnati 15-2 87
24 Gonzaga 14-3 82
25 UCLA 13-3 74
  • Others receiving votes: Saint Louis 68, Oregon 51, Missouri 43, Oklahoma 39, Kansas State 15, Michigan 9, New Mexico 9, California 9, Connecticut 8, George Washington 6, Harvard 6, Southern Miss 5, Virginia 4, Virginia Commonwealth 2, Xavier 2
  • Dropped from rankings: Oregon 13, Missouri 21

Men’s basketball polls (Dec. 30)

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Here are the latest Top 25 polls in men’s basketball.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Arizona (60) 13-0 1,620
2 Syracuse (5) 12-0 1,550
3 Ohio State 13-0 1,462
4 Wisconsin 13-0 1,408
5 Michigan State 11-1 1,364
6 Oklahoma State 11-1 1,278
7 Duke 10-2 1,144
8 Wichita State 13-0 1,067
9 Baylor 10-1 1,013
10 Oregon 12-0 987
11 Villanova 11-1 943
12 Florida 10-2 915
13 Iowa State 11-0 869
14 Louisville 11-2 812
15 Kentucky 10-3 753
16 Kansas 8-3 666
17 Connecticut 11-1 647
18 Memphis 9-2 625
19 North Carolina 9-3 413
20 Colorado 11-2 373
21 San Diego State 10-1 371
22 Iowa 11-2 258
23 Massachusetts 11-1 160
24 Gonzaga 11-2 78
25 Missouri 11-1 76
  • Others receiving votes: Illinois 57, Texas 40, George Washington 37, Oklahoma 36, Toledo 32, Florida State 24, UCLA 19, Harvard 10, Michigan 7, Creighton 5, Kansas State 3, Pittsburgh 2, LSU 1
USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Arizona (30) 13-0 798
2 Syracuse (1) 12-0 762
3 Ohio State (1) 13-0 741
4 Michigan State 11-1 682
5 Wisconsin 13-0 677
6 Oklahoma State 11-1 605
7 Wichita State 13-0 588
8 Duke 10-2 568
9 Oregon 12-0 530
10 Louisville 11-2 515
11 Baylor 10-1 429
12 Iowa State 11-0 420
13 Florida 10-2 413
14 Villanova 11-1 392
15 Connecticut 11-1 340
16 Kentucky 10-3 319
17 Kansas 8-3 314
18 Memphis 9-2 268
19 North Carolina 9-3 184
19 San Diego State 10-1 184
21 Gonzaga 11-2 145
22 Massachusetts 11-1 137
23 Iowa 11-2 113
24 Colorado 11-2 92
25 Missouri 11-1 51
  • Others receiving votes: Creighton 29, Pittsburgh 22, UCLA 20, George Washington 17, Oklahoma 16, Texas 9, Toledo 8, Florida State 4, Michigan 4, Illinois 2, New Mexico 1, Saint Louis 1

Men’s Basketball Championship Banner Revealed Saturday!

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It has been a while since the Louisville Cardinals have been able to unveil a National Championship banner for men’s basketball. On Saturday afternoon, they will get to do just that. Below are the full details from the official press release. If you are going to the game, please don’t miss this!

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship banner will be revealed in a pregame ceremony prior to the Cardinals’ opening game against College of Charleston on Saturday. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 12:45 p.m. to view the presentation. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

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