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Recent Highlights From Three Of UofL’s Four 2019 Commits

Samuell Williamson

Samuell Williamson

Photo Courtesy of Samuell Williamson’s Twitter Account (@S_Williamson35)

Two weekends ago, Chris Mack picked up a huge commitment from 2019 4 Star SF Samuell Williamson. The 6’6 Texas native is 45th ranked player in the 2019 class per 247sports composite rankings.

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UofL Vs Florida State 2017 Football Game (Video)

Louisville vs WKU (39 of 60)

Need some football to get you to Saturday? Check out last year’s UofL vs Florida State game, where Louisville grabbed their second straight win against the Seminoles.

Bobby Petrino Press Conference: Florida State (Video)


Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Despite opening Atlantic Coast Conference play with a loss at Virginia, there is still plenty of season remaining for the University of Louisville football team.

The Cardinals play their first ACC home game this weekend when Florida State travels to Cardinal Stadium for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff. Louisville will be home for three of the next four league games.

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2019 4 Star Trinity G David Johnson Re-commits To UofL Basketball

David Johnson

Photo Courtesy of David Johnson’s Twitter Account (@_daveordavid_)

Trinity High School’s David Johnson committed to Rick Pitino and his hometown UofL Cardinals back in September 2017, but ended up decommitting when the FBI scandal broke. Now, just a year later, Johnson, a 6’5 170 lbs G, has recommitted to Coach Chris Mack and the Cards.

Johnson is a 4 Star G and the 72nd ranked player in 2019 per 247sports composite rankings. He chose UofL over Tom Crean and the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Uniform Report: Virginia

Louisville vs WKU (45 of 60)

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

While The Cards Are Away, You Can Watch Local Recruiting Targets Play

Louisville vs Indiana State (2 of 68)

Card Nation, while our Cards are on the road preparing for battle against Virginia let’s hit the roads ourselves.

Here’s a list of some local high school games where a few Louisville targets will be playing tonight. Show these young kids some of the support Louisville fans have to offer.

Ballard Bruins (2-3) vs Eastern Eagles

7 pm at Eastern 

  • 3* Jared Casey
  • 3* WR Elijah Downing
  • 3* WR Josh Minkins Jr. (2020)
  • Justice Thompson unranked sophomore LB

Moore Mustangs (4-1) vs Valley Vikings 

7 pm at Moore 

  • 4* JJ Weaver (top defensive target left on Louisville’s board)

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Chris Mack Looks To Cement His 2019 Recruiting Class Next Weekend


Chris Mack has come in like a whirlwind, an irresistible force, and began rebuilding the brand of UofL Basketball; a brand that is as rich in tradition as any school.

Chris Mack

Photo Courtesy of Chris Mack’s Twitter Account (@CoachChrisMack)

He started by welcoming all players from all eras to come home. Then, he set about transforming the current roster both in physical appearance and in their style of play. Now, he’s out on the recruiting trail showing the college basketball world that UofL’s brand is not dead; that, in fact, it was merely dormant and it is ready to rise up and enjoy a new birth of relevancy on the national stage.

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


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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TWICA: September 17th

Welcome back everyone, to This Week in Cardinal Athletics! Sorry for no TWICA last week, had some personal issues come up that prevented me from getting it out, but we are back in full force this week. But that’s enough of the talking, let’s get into it!

Women’s Golf

At the Minnesota Invitational, the Cardinals finished 3rd out of 15 teams, led by junior Lauren Hartlage with a 1-under-par 215 for the tournament. Congrats go out to them on a 3rd place finish!

This Week: 09/21-23 Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, Tennessee

Men’s Golf

At the Louisville Cardinal Challenge, the Cardinals finished 2nd behind tournament winner Duke, led by sophomore Matthias Schmid’s 3rd overall finish at 10-under-par. Congrats go out to our other golf team on a 2nd place finish!

This Week: IDLE

Men’s Tennis

Our Men’s Tennis team competed in 2 events last week, winning a couple games at the Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Invitational, led by freshman David Mizrahi and his 3-0 Singles mark during the event, and also picked up the Doubles Title at the Commodore Scramble, with seniors Brandon Lancaster and George Hedley besting fellow Cardinals Fabien Salle and Federico Gomez 6-2 in the championship game. Good job Cards!

This Week: IDLE

#8 Field Hockey (6-2-0)

Vs #9 Boston College: W, 1-0

Vs #11 Northwestern: W, 1-0

This Week: 09/21 At #24 Wake Forest (7 PM), Prediction: W 2-0

09/23 At Appalachian State (11 AM), Prediction: W 2-0

Women’s Volleyball (7-4)

Vs #20 Kentucky: L, 0-3

Vs Chattanooga: W, 3-0

This Week: 09/21 At NC State (7 PM), Prediction: W 3-1

09/23 At North Carolina (1 PM), Prediction: W 3-2

#7 Men’s Soccer (4-1-0)

At Boston College: W, 1-0

This Week: 09/18 Vs Charlotte (7:30 PM, ACC Network Extra), Prediction: W 2-0

09/21 Vs Pittsburgh (7:30 PM, ACC Network Extra), Prediction: W 1-0

Women’s Soccer (7-1-0)

At Pittsburgh: W, 2-0

This Week: 09/20 Vs Notre Dame (7 PM), Prediction: W 3-0

09/23 Vs Syracuse (1 PM), Prediction: W 2-0

Cross Country

At the Commodore Classic, the Men’s team, led by freshman Emmanuel Cheboson’s 2nd place finish in the 8k race at a time of 24:41.9, finished 2nd behind Eastern Kentucky. Meanwhile, the Women’s team, led by an overall 1st place finish by junior Dorcas Wasike’s time of 17:09.4 in the 5k, finished in 9th place. Congrats to the Cards for a good race and a special congrats to Dorcas for her first victory in a multi-team race!

This Week: IDLE

Football (2-1)

Vs Western Kentucky: W, 20-17

This Week: At Virginia (12:30 PM, Regional Sports Network), Prediction: W 28-14

Well that wraps it up for this week folks. Again I apologize for missing last week but I will do my best to make sure it doesn’t happen again. As always, GO CARDS!!!


Bobby Petrino Tweetcap: Virginia Preview

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Top 2019 UofL Target Jaelyn Withers Visiting UofL This Weekend

Jaelyn Withers

Photo Courtesy of Phenom Hoop Report Twitter Account (@Phenom_Hoops)

Jaelyn Withers, one of UofL’s top 2019 targets, is set to officially visit campus this weekend.

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

Louisville basketball 2018

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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Bowl Projections: 9-6-18

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USA Today released their bowl projections after week one of the college football season. They have UofL in a bowl fans are quite familiar with against an opponent the Cards have beaten down once before.

That’s right Card Nation, it’s the Belk Bowl on December 29th. UofL fans have bad memories of Teddy Bridgewater getting pummeled by NC State in the 2011 game and Nick Chubb wrecking our defense in Bobby Petrino’s first season back as coach.

The projected opponent is Florida; the team UofL beat down in the 2013 Sugar Bowl to make Kirk Herbstreit eat his words.I don’t mind this projection at all. UofL gets to beat Florida again, which their neighbors down the road haven’t done in over 30 years, and we fans get to exorcise the Belk Bowl demons that haunt our memories.

Bring on the Belk Bowl and bring on Florida…unless, of course, the Cards go 10-1 the rest of the season and make a New Year’s Six bowl.

Chris Mack Talked With Jon Rothstein On His Weekly Podcast

Chris Mack

Photo courtesy of 247Sports

UofL coach Chris Mack joined Jon Rothstein on his weekly “College Basketball Today” podcast Tuesday.

Coach Mack discussed why he chose to leave Xavier for UofL and what he thinks the ceiling is for the 2018-2019 Cardinals, among other topics.

Click the tweet above to give it a listen.

UofL Press Conference 9-5-18 (Video)


UofL held a press conference this evening after practice to talk about what they learned from the loss from Alabama and what they are working on to get better as the season progresses.

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UofL Sideline Props Make Uniswag List

Turnover Belt and Touchdown Gloves

Photo Courtesy of John Ramsey’s Twitter Account (@JohnRamseyUofL)

Uniswag wrote an article about some of the top sideline props being used by college football teams this year. UofL made the list for their Muhammad Ali Turnover Belt and Touchdown Gloves.

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UofL Releases Information For Fans Regarding UofL’s Home Opener

Cardinal Stadium expansion

Photo Courtesy of Pete Nochta’s Twitter Account (@pete_nochta13)


UofL Fans Information for Saturdays Home Football Opener at Cardinal Stadium

LOUISVILLE, Ky. The first season with a sparkling new end zone expansion, an earlier entrance to parking lots for the opening game, and value menu concession options are among the items that University of Louisville football fans will notice when the Cardinals kick off their first home game of the season on Sept. 8 against Indiana State at 7 p.m.

Stadium Expansion

The north end zone expansion has completed the stadium bowl and provided many new fan experience opportunities. The expansion includes 800 modern club seats, 68 new premium loge level boxes and 12 exclusive field level suites. Two new 40-foot by 80-foot LED video boards in the north end zones and a new 24-foot by 92-foot video board in the south end zone provide high resolution video content. An additional of four (4) new ribbon boards are in place throughout the stadium seating bowl. All seating within the stadium are chair back seats, making it the only university owned and operated football stadium in the nation with that feature.

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UofL Football Looks For Offensive Improvements Moving Forward (Video)


Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – LOUISVILLE, Ky. A short-term memory isnt always a desirable trait, but in order to grow and move forward, its one the University of Louisville football teams offense is adopting.

While the unit didnt experience the success its 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 Saturdays home opener against Indiana State.

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Experiences From The Alabama-UofL Game


Sam Basden

The Day Before the Game

First off, Id like to thank every member of Card Nation that made the trip to Orlando. Whether it was by plane, car, or shuttle bus, thank you. Wherever we went in Orlando there were a few Cards fans; some seemed optimistic about a win, while others were just happy to see the start of the college football season regardless of the opponent.

The Morning/Afternoon of the Game Day

Going out to breakfast that morning was an adventure. Alabama fans appeared to have taken over Orlando. The amount of Louisville fans were few and far between. Perhaps our fans were still recovering from hitting up the bars and clubs the night before.

Finally, we decided to just grab a bite from IHOP. The service was great, but I couldve done without the numerous amounts of “Roll Tide” chants; that was very annoying.

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


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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