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2019 GA ATH Jeremiah Pruitte Commits To The Cards

Jeremiah Pruitte

Photo Courtesy of Jeremiah Pruitte’s Twitter Account (@_jlp5)

UofL Football went down south to GA and got a commitment from 3 Star GA ATH Jeremiah Pruitte. Pruitte plays for Wheeler High School in Marietta, GA.

The 6’6 218 lbs player chose UofL over offers from Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Purdue, among others. Cardinals WR coach and co-offensive coordinator Lonnie Galloway was the primary recruiter of Pruitte per 247sports.com.

 

Pruitte plays multiple positions for Wheeler High; among them OLB, WR, and TE.

In watching Pruitte’s Hudl highlights, he’s tall, he’s big, and he’s physical. One of his best attributes is his blocking. Pruitte is a great downfield blocker as a WR. His team utilizes this skill a lot in bubble screens. He’s able to seal off defenders and open a lane for the receiver with the football to gain yards.

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Bobby Petrino’s Statement On Removal Of “Papa Johns” From Cardinal Stadium

 

Bobby Petrino

Here is what Head Coach, Bobby Petrino, has to say about the football stadium now being called “Cardinal Stadium”

UofL President Neeli Bendapudi’s Official Statement On Removal Of Papa John’s Name From Cardinal Stadium

Below is the official statement from UofL President Neeli Bendapudi regarding the removal of Papa John Schnatter’s name from Cardinal Stadium and the renaming of the stadium as “Cardinal Stadium”: 

UofL Family,

In moments of crisis, the best communities find a way to come together. Over the last 24 hours our community has been fractured by the comments made by former UofL trustee John Schnatter. These comments were hurtful and unacceptable, and they do not reflect the values of our university. I have decided, with the support of our Board of Trustees, to rename our football stadium “Cardinal Stadium” and to remove John Schnatter’s name from the Center for Free Enterprise at our College of Business effective immediately.

I have stated since my first day on this job that my commitment to the University of Louisville is to make it a great place to learn, a great place to work, and a great place in which to invest. We can only accomplish this if we truly celebrate diversity, foster equity, and aim to achieve inclusion.

I appreciate your support as we have reviewed this difficult situation. By taking this action, we renew our community’s commitment to speaking up when it matters, doing what is right, and coming together as one team – our Cardinal family – to heal and move forward. The brightest days for this university are still ahead.

Go Cards!

Sincerely,

Neeli Bendapudi

Two UofL Football Players Want Papa John’s Name Removed From Cardinal Stadium

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“Papa” John Schnatter has come under a storm of controversy after he admitted to using the N-word during a conference call. He resigned from the UofL Board of Trustees and from the position of chairman of the company he founded.

There is, however, another thorny issue that remains unresolved. His name adorns the football stadium UofL plays in and, by contract (click here for contract details), it will remain there in some form until at least 2040.

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John Schnatter Resigns From UofL Board Of Trustees

Papa John

Photo Courtesy of Insider Louisville

The University of Louisville released a statement today regarding the resignation of John Schnatter (Papa Johns) from the Board of Trustees.

UofL Men’s Basketball Tickets On Sale Now

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

UofL Men’s Basketball Season Tickets on Sale

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Season tickets for the University of Louisville’s 2018-19 20-game home men’s basketball schedule in the KFC Yum! Center are now available for purchase.

Under first year head coach Chris Mack, the Cardinals will face an impressive list of home games highlighted by teams such as Duke, Michigan State, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia and Notre Dame.  The Cardinals enter their ninth season in the spectacular 22,000-seat KFC Yum! Center with eight returning lettermen and four talented transfers among the accomplished UofL roster.

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2013 Championship Members Announce Lawsuit Against The NCAA

Luke Hancock

Photo: Sam Upshaw Jr.; The Courier-Journal

Today, we received more details on what the lawsuit against the NCAA will look like.

We now know that Gorgui Dieng, Tim Henderson, Mike Marra and Stephan Van Treese and Luke Hancock will be the players suing the NCAA in the case headed by Morgan and Morgan. Rick Pitino will not be part of the lawsuit, even though Mr. Morgan and Luke both agree that he got a “raw deal”.

When asked why other players from the 2013 team were not involved in the suit, the attorney said that “this is the first group of players to come forward” so it is not clear if another group will follow in the footsteps of the initial players.

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Changing The Name Of Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium Is Not Likely Until 2041

Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium

With all the recent controversy surrounding John Schnatter, Papa Johns founder, there has much talk on social media and around the water coolers of every work place in Louisville about changing the name of U of L’s football stadium. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it seems that the name won’t change unless John Schnatter changes it himself and the University approved the change. The name change can only occur once every 5 years and the new Stadium name “shall be that of John Schnatter, a person or entity closely affiliated with Schnatter, or his or its successors or assigns” – according to the contract between the University and Schnatter.  Here is a part of the contract…

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Web Site Makes Annual Comparison Of Each ACC Football Team To Cars

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Each year CJ Pony Parts makes comparisons of NCAA football teams to different types of cars that fit the style of said teams. They do this by conference and started this year with ACC teams.

Last year, they compared UofL Football to a 2017 Chevy Volt. Odd choice for a team led by Lamar Jackson, but I digress.

This year, CJ Pony Parts chose the Falcon F7 to represent the 2018 version of Bobby Petrino’s Cardinals (click on story in tweet below to see pictures of the vehicle compared to UofL and for all other ACC teams).

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2019 UofL Commit Josh Nickelberry Shows Out In Inaugural Battle For Georgia AAU Tournament

Josh Nickelberry

Photo Courtesy of Adidas

2019 UofL Basketball commit Josh Nickelberry led his team, Game Elite Gold, to victory in the inaugural Battle for Georgia AAU tournament. His team competed in the 17U division, which was compiled of 8 teams. The tournament was filled with AAU teams that were Georgia based.

Nickelberry showed exactly why UofL fans will love him, as the 6’4 175 lbs G exhibited his shooting prowess all weekend. He rained down threes on every opponent Game Elite Gold faced. He also displayed some of his abilities as a passer and facilitator.

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UofL Football Announces Promotional Schedule And Mini-Plan Ticket Packages

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UofL Football today released a schedule of all the promotions that will be taking place at home games this year. This includes a black out for the Georgia Tech game and a 100th Season Celebration for the Indiana State game.

They also announced a 3-game mini-plan for tickets that will cost $150 for lower bowl and $100 for the UPS Flight Deck.

You can get all the details for all of the home game promotions and details for the 3-game mini-plans for tickets by clicking on the story in the tweet below.

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2019 FL TE Sam Snyder Commits To UofL Football

Sam Snyder

Photo Courtesy of Sam Snyder’s Hudl Account

Coach Bobby Petrino picked up a commitment from up and coming 2019 FL TE Sam Snyder last night, July 6th.

Snyder a 6’5 215 lbs TE, plays for Fleming Island High School and resides in Orange Park, FL. Fleming chose UofL over offers from Maryland, Air Force, and Wake Forest, among others. In the past couple of months, offers really started to roll in for the athletic TE.

Measurables:

  • Height: 6’5
  • Weight: 215
  • 40 Time: 4.59
  • Vertical: 40 inches
  • Bench: 270

*stats provided by Hudl and 247sports

Snyder is an interesting player. He actually played primarily OT before switching to TE.

In watching his highlights as an OT, he’s a powerful blocker. He manhandles defenders at the point of attack and drives them to the ground. He displayed good footwork and technique on passing plays to keep defenders in front of him. This will translate well to the TE position, making him an every down TE.

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Photo Gallery: Jordan Nwora 17-18

Jordan Nwora enters his sophomore season with high expectations. His production as a freshman was solid, averaging 5 points, 2 rebounds and 43%(!) from 3. His recent play for team Nigeria in the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers has garnered some significant buzz. His scoring ability will be valuable as his minutes increase next season.

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Photo Gallery: Dana Evans 17-18

As a freshman Dana appeared in all 37 games and was named to the ACC All-Freshman team. She also led all ACC freshman with 3.7 assists per game. She will be an important spark off of the bench as the team chases a national championship.

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The Barbour Shop: Donovan Mitchell Continues Showing He Is A Man Of The People

Donovan Mitchell

Photo Courtesy of the Utah Jazz

Donovan Mitchell is endearing himself to the people of Salt Lake City and to fans of all persuasions in the NBA. He flashes his charming grin and welcomes strangers almost as if they were family. I think it’s the only time in the history of man many people want to have a Spida as a houseguest.

Mitchell won over UofL fans in his two years here by playing hard on the court and being a man of the people off of it. Whenever he wasn’t busy with classes and practice, you might see him at a UofL baseball game or football game; sometimes alone, sometimes with a teammate or mates. And when he was there, he did not try to hide away beneath a disguise consisting of a lowered ball cap and sun glasses. He was visible and he was welcoming to any fan, young or old, that wished to shake his hand or take a photo with him.

Donovan Mitchell

Photo Courtesy of Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America

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Lamar Jackson Collects Another ACC Accolade As He’s Named ACC Male Athlete Of The Year

Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson may now be a NFL QB after being selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round, but he just received another college accolade; this time from the ACC.

Lamar was bestowed with the Anthony J. McKevlin award for Male Athlete of the Year. He was given the honor after having a junior year in which he had nearly identical statistics to his sophomore, Heisman winning season.

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UofL Basketball Adds Walk On From Division III College In Maine

Matt Hanna

Photo Courtesy of Matt Hanna’s Twitter Account (@MHanna_22)

UofL Basketball announced another new edition to the roster today when walk on Matt Hanna was added. Hanna is a 5’9 165 lbs G that played for Division III Colby College last season. You can read all the details about UofL’s new player in the press release below.

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT: 

Matt Hanna joins UofL Men’s Basketball Team

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Matt Hanna, a 5-9, 165-pound guard from Milford, Mass., who played a season at Colby College, has joined the University of Louisville men’s basketball team as a walk-on.

Hanna started 23 games last season at Colby College, an NCAA Division III school located in Waterville, Maine.  He averaged 11.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and a team-leading 3.3 assists during his freshman year with the Mules and ranked second on the team with 23 steals.  He will redshirt the 2018-19 season at UofL and have three years of collegiate eligibility remaining.

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Sales Tax Now Required to be Charged on UofL Ticket Purchases

Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium

Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Beginning July 1, the Kentucky Department of Revenue will require all non-profit organizations to collect sales tax on services including admission to sporting events.

With this new legislation, the University of Louisville will be required to add an additional six percent to the price of tickets to its athletic events.  This change will affect both season and single games tickets, but will not affect parking or donations.

The UofL ticket office will be making adjustments to ticket invoices as well as printed tickets.  The six percent sales tax will be added to the value of the ticket, showing one price inclusive of the tax.

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Mack Continues To Work To Dissolve “Eras” Of UofL Basketball

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Chris Mack promised at his opening press conference, there would no longer be “eras” when it came to UofL basketball. Three months on the job, and he has already shown how determined he is to keep that promise. The 2013 National Championship team held their 5 year celebration on Friday night and the former players talked about how Mack has gone above and beyond to make them feel welcomed on campus and in the program.

Damion Lee And The Phone Call That Changed His Life

Atlanta Hawks v Minnesota Timberwolves

Photo courtesy of NBA.com

Cardinal Forever, Damion Lee, sat down with the Player’s Tribune recently to talk about all he has overcome to get his shot in the NBA. Resiliency does not come easy for everyone, but it has become part of Lee’s DNA – and that isn’t going to change anytime soon.