We are guaranteed to have Lamar for two more games, that is it. While the future is still unknown, we need to soak in the magic of Lamar Jackson as much as we can. ACC Digital Network put together a great highlight reel from this season.
Interim Athletic Director, Vince Tyra, joined Midday’s with Marques Maybin today to talk about how things are going so far, how his relationship with Petrino is and a possible tournament stache. Check out the interview with our guys Marques & Steve! Take a listen below!
Need something to do while the family drama unfolds during the holidays? Our friends at the ACC Digital Network have put together a condensed version of the Senior Night game against Syracuse.
The University of Louisville has parted ways with associate head coach Kenny Johnson.
The release was sent moments after the institution announced freshman Brian Bowen would not be eligible to compete for or practice with the men’s basketball team.
See the full press release below.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville has parted ways with associate head men’s basketball coach Kenny Johnson, terminating his employment per the provisions in his contract. The university will have no further comment on this personnel matter.
On Wednesday morning the University of Louisville announced Brian Bowen will NOT be eligible to compete for or practice with the institution’s men’s basketball program at any point in the future.
According to the press release, Bowen is eligible to transfer to another collegiate institution if he so chooses. It also states Bowen may choose to remain enrolled at the University of Louisville where he will continue to receive his athletics scholarship.
“Brian has been a responsible young man for the institution since he enrolled,” said UofL Interim Director of Athletics Vince Tyra. “He has endeared himself to his teammates and the men’s basketball staff with a positive attitude during a very difficult period.”
The decision comes two months after the University of Louisville was implicated in an ongoing “pay-for-play” investigation conducted by the FBI.
Read the full press release below.
Lamar is continuing to get the respect he deserves. He has now moved into third according to Sportscenter while Saquon Barkley has moved into fourth. While we all know that Jackson is everything the Heisman represents and that he should be the favorite, we are happy to see the jump.
The No. 19 Louisville Cardinals (2-0) play host to SIU (2-0) tonight at 7pm in the KFC YUM! Center.
While Louisville sits at 2-0, their two wins haven’t been by as big of margins as expected. SIU comes into this game posing a little more of a challenge than the Cards’ previous two opponents, but Louisville shouldn’t have a problem.
The focal point for tonight’s game for Louisville is showing their ability to grab a lead early and extend it throughout the game. Louisville battled George Mason for the full 40 minutes and only pulled away late. Against Omaha, Louisville saw a 20-point lead disappear and only went onto win by single digits.
If these games go as expected, they don’t tell much of a story. Louisville has yet to put together a full 40-minute performance against inferior opponents and needs to do so tonight or their problems may be bigger than it just being early in the season.
I think Louisville finally puts together a full game tonight and defeats SIU from tip-off to the final buzzer.
Louisville 80-Southern Illinois 60.
In the latest chapter of the Katina Powell saga, UofL has filed its official appeal against the NCAA Committee of Infractions ruling from June. The Courier Journal received these files through a public records request. UofL deems the ruling excessive especially since none of the players on the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 teams received the “benefits” Katina Powell claimed.
Once again, the Cardinals fall one spot in this week’s AP poll. Duke continues to hold onto the top spot with Arizona and Kansas rounding out the top 3. Any surprises to you in this week’s poll?
The honors just keep coming for senior forward, Myisha Hines-Allen. One day after being named MVP of the Preseason WNIT, she has now been named ACC Player of the Week.
Hines-Allen is averaging a double-double through five games with 14.6 points and 11.2 rebounds.
After stellar performances against then No. 5 Ohio State and No. 10 Oregon, espnW has awarded Asia Durr with the honors of being the first Player of the Week for the 2017-18 season.
Durr is averaging 21.6 points through five games. Against Ohio State, Durr had the performance of a lifetime, dropping 47 points.
Read the full espnW article here: Louisville’s Asia Durr named espnW player of the week
In the last home game of the season, Louisville turned in its best total performance of the season. The Cards defeated the visiting Orange by a final score of 56-10.
Louisville started early, scoring within the game’s first minute on a 46-yard touchdown run by Malik Williams. The Cards never looked back and routed Syracuse behind Lamar Jackson’s 4 total touchdowns (2 passing, 2 rushing) and 381 total yards (270 passing, 111 rushing). Jawon Pass even threw a dime of a touchdown. Malik Williams had a fantastic day running the ball, finishing with 180 yards on only 9 carries for 2 touchdowns. Jaylen Smith, Reggie Bonnafon, and Dez Fitzpatrick caught the touchdown passes. Smith had 3 receptions for 95 yards with the touchdown, Seth Dawkins caught 3 passes for 60 yards, and Dez Fitzpatrick reeled in 3 catches of his own for 51 yards and his touchdown.
Donovan Spida Mitchell. He is one of the most beloved cardinals to wear the uniform in recent years, and rightfully so. He has been off to a great start in his professional career and just recently came through with a promise he made to his mom to buy her a new car. Andrew Sharp with Sports Illustrated ranks the top 15 in the rookie class based on the first month’s performance, and Donovan is getting the recognition he deserves.
Lamar has posted better numbers this year than he did last year, when he actually won the Heisman Trophy and is the youngest player ever to do so. Yet this year, he is fourth in voting with his only hope of winning being some type sort of miracle. David Hale with ESPN dives into the mystery a little deeper.
After their closer than expected win over George Mason last Sunday, Louisville hosts Omaha tonight at 7pm with the goal of making a statement.
As of now, Louisville is a 27.5-point favorite over the visitors and rightfully so. Omaha is 0-3 and is averaging 100 points allowed to their 80 points scored so far this season. George Mason is a much better team than the one Louisville will face tonight, so the Cards shouldn’t have much trouble.
What I’m looking for tonight is a higher team assist total, fewer missed free throws, VJ King and Ray Spalding to produce offensively, and a more significant rebound-margin. This type of game shouldn’t be read into based on score (unless it’s closer than it should be), but those statistics will shed some light on the team’s ability/potential going forward.
Tonight, I also want to see Malik Williams have a similar impact his fellow freshman did against George Mason.
Prediction: Louisville 91- Omaha 67.
The No. 5 Louisville Cardinals overcame a sluggish first half to defeat the No. 24 Michigan Wolverines, 74-49.
The Cardinals will face its third ranked opponent in the preseason WNIT Championship on Sunday as Louisville faces the No. 10 Oregon Ducks.
Lamar Jackson is the best player in college football. Hands down. He leads the country in offense, and as UofL Football’s twitter points out, it is not even close. #LamarForHeisman
The UofL athletic department sat down with UofL transfer, Steven Enoch on this week’s Beat the Buzzer. He talks about the best advice he has ever received, who is the most serious among his teammates and what his Kentucky Derby horse would be named, along with so much more!
When Quentin Snider, Anas Mahmoud and Deng Adel committed to play basketball at the University of Louisville, they never could have guessed the obstacles they would be facing. They have played through the Katina Powell scandal and now the FBI one. They never let it bring them down though, they have been the solid foundation that the freshman and sophomores have needed. Jeff Borzello with ESPN.COM talks about how vital the upperclassman have been.