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TweetCap and Video of Bobby Petrino And Football Staff’s Summer Press Conference

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Bobby Petrino, Nick Petrino, Kolby Smith, Chris Klenakis, Lonnie Galloway and Mike Summers all sat down with the media today to give a summer update on the UofL football team. You can catch Bobby’s full interview in a video format at the end!

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Lamar Jackson Inks Deals With Ravens

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It looks like Lamar going without the agent continues to have been an okay move for him. Jackson’s deal is reported to be worth $9,471,649 with a $4,968,472 signing bonus. Congrats to Lamar and his family!

Jaire Alexander Talks About Going Up Against Aaron Rodgers (Video)

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Jaire Alexander was taken 18 overall to the Green Bay Packers just two short months ago. He is now facing one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game, every day in practice. See what Jaire has to say about going up against Rodgers and adjusting to the speed of the NFL.

Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Expansion Update (Video)

 

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Not to wish away summer, but is it football season yet?

Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football team returned to campus Monday night to begin summer workouts.

While the Cardinals begin training for the 2018 campaign, construction continues on the expansion of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and the Howard Schnellenberger Football Complex.

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100 Years Of UofL Football

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football program has enjoyed a long history and will celebrate its 100th season in 2018.

Thursday is just the start of the year-long celebration, which also marks 100 days before the Cardinals open the season against defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 1 in the Camping World Kickoff game in Orlando, Fla. The nationally televised game will kick off at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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ACC Releases More Kickoff Times For 2018 Football Season

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UofL will be playing 5 weekend night games this year!! Three of the games will be on Saturdays (including the home opener) and two will be on Fridays.

 

Jawon Pass Is Ready To Take Charge

 

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Our friends at the ACC Digital Network put together a great highlight reel of Puma Pass. Take a look at the new era of UofL football.

Time And TV Channel Announced For UofL VS Alabama

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football’s season opener against Alabama in the 2018 Camping World Kickoff Game has been scheduled for an 8 p.m. ET start on ABC, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Wednesday morning.

The Cardinals and Crimson Tide are scheduled to face off at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 1 – the first time in school history the Cardinals will open the season against the defending national champions.

Louisville and Alabama will meet for the fourth time in program history, with the Crimson Tide holding a 2-1 advantage in the series. The last pairing came on Jan. 1, 1991 with the Cardinals claiming a 34-7 win in the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz. Alabama defeated the Cardinals in consecutive home games – winning 24-3 in 1976 and 55-6 in 1977.

The Cardinals return 15 starters from last season’s 8-5 team, highlighted by wide receiver Jaylen Smith, who led the Cardinals with 60 receptions for 980 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensive end Jonathan Greenard returns on defense after totaling a team-high 15.5 tackles for loss and equaling the team lead with 7.0 sacks.

Get all the latest information on the team by following @UofLFootball on Twitter and Facebook and @UofLFootball on Instagram.

Jaire Makes It Official With Green Bay

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Jaire has signed his rookie contract with the Green Bay Packers. He is only the 7th first rounder to have signed so far. You can also get an inside look at what some of the Packers analysts said about their first impressions of the first round pick.

Congratulations again to Jaire Alexander!

Tickets On Sale For UofL Vs Alabama Season Opener

 

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tickets for the University of Louisville’s football season opener versus defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 1 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., are on sale beginning Monday through the UofL Ticket Office.

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Lamar Jackson Meets With Media After Rookie Minicamp

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Lamar Jackson is transitioning into his role as a Baltimore Raven. After his first two days of rookie minicamp, he met with the media, see what all he had to say below!

Preston Brown Meet And Greet

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Want to meet Cardnial Forever and current Cincinnati Bengal, Preston Brown? Here is your chance!

On Saturday May 19th, at Molly Malone’s in the Highlands – support the Preston Brown Foundation for youth education initiatives! Expect great time with sports talk Q&A, autograph signing, free signed 8×10 photo, and 1/2 price appetizer with each advanced ticket!!!

Follow this link to get your tickets NOW : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cincinnati-bengal-uofl-alum-preston-brown-nfl-meet-greet-tickets-45792864691

Lamar’s Introductory Press Conference (Videos)

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Lamar Jackson was formally introduced as a Raven today along with his new coaches and fellow draft pick, Hayden Hurst. While the coaches are still keeping things tight lipped about what they plan to do with all of Lamar’s talents, one thing is for sure. Lamar will be a quarterback with the Baltimore Ravens. Check out all of the videos from Lamar’s first NFL press conference below!

Lamar Receives Surprise Message From His Brother After Being Drafted (Video)

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Good luck watching this without tearing up.

Jaire Alexander And Lamar Jackson Go First Round Of 2018 NFL Draft

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We at CardinalSportsZone.com wish these two young men & the one drafted today the very best if luck in their journeys. Here is a press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander and quarterback Lamar Jackson were selected in the first round of the 2018 National Football League Draft Thursday evening AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The two first-round selections for the Cardinals are the second most in school history, one shy of equaling the 2014 draft, when three players went on the first day.

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Lamar Jackson Highlights (Video)

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Need something to get you through this Monday? How about 20 minutes of Lamar Jackson’s greatest moments? Thanks to Just Bomb Productions, we’ve got just that for you.

Lamar Is Ready For The NFL, Is The NFL Ready For Him?

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Lamar Jackson is a once in a life time athlete who made his mark not only on the University of Louisville record books, but college football record books as well. With the NFL draft just one week away, Lamar remains the draft’s biggest story. Lamar Jackson is ready for the NFL, but is the league ready for him? Mina Kimes and Domonique Foxworth with The Undefeated talk about how Lamar can change the NFL, if it’ll allow it.

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Jaire Alexander Sits Down With NFL Network And UofL Career Highlights (Video)

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Louisville fans know that Jaire Alexander is the best cornerback in this years NFL draft. He knows that as well. He recently sat down and talked to the NFL Network about what his outfit for the draft will look like and what it will feel like to hear his name called.

Select-A-Seat Event At UofL Spring Game

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Saturday will be the first time in nearly 6 months that cardinal fans get an up close and personal view of the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium expansion. If you are interested in getting your seats in the new area, you can check out the information below on how to select your seat!

Itinerary For Spring Game Released (Including Details On A Chris Mack Autograph Session)

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Heading out to the UofL football spring game on Saturday? Wondering what the day will consist of? Here is your schedule for the day – including information on the Chris Mack autograph signing that will be held on the Papa John’s concourse when gates open.

The University of Louisville football team will conduct its annual Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Spring Game on April 14 at 1 p.m. at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Admission to the game is FREE.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

  • 8 a.m.: Parking lots open
  • 8 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Carnival FanFest
  • 11:30 a.m.: New Season Ticket Select-A-Seat Event
  • 12 p.m.: Stadium gates open
  • 12 p.m.: Coach Mack autograph signing – Stay tuned for details
  • 1 p.m.: Kickoff for the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Spring Game
  • Postgame: Autograph session
  • 3-6 p.m.: Carnival FanFest re-opens

STADIUM INFORMATION

PARKING: Free and open to all fans; lots around the stadium open at 8 a.m.

STADIUM GATES: Fans can enter Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at noon.

KICKOFF: The game begins at 1 p.m.

CONCESSIONS: $3 Happy Hour draft specials inside the stadium throughout the game.

CARNIVAL FANFEST

Fans are encouraged to head to BudLight StreetFest, located between Gates 3 and 5, for Fan Fest. Visit before and after the game for food vendors and drink specials in addition to carnival rides, music, family friendly games, and rides.

It is open 8 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Fan Fest is closed during the game and resumes from 3-6 p.m.

CARDINAL AUTHENTIC SALE

Looking to give your closet an upgrade? Shopping for an early present for a family member or fellow fan?

Cardinal Authentic, the official team store of the Louisville Cardinals, is having a spring sale at Fan Fest. Purchase officially licensed merchandise for up to 70 percent off.

SEASON TICKETS

Fans interested in purchasing new season tickets can participate in the Select-A-Seat event inside Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at 11:30 a.m. This is the first time showcasing available seating locations for 2018 campaign.

Staff from the ticket office will be available at Gate 2A prior to gates opening or on the concourse and at the box office throughout the day to answer questions.

General public on sale begins April 16.

RSVP FOR THE SELECT-A-SEA

 

COACH MACK AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Meet the newly named Louisville men’s basketball head coach Chris Mack. When the stadium gates open, Coach Mack will be on the concourse signing autographs. Details coming soon. Follow Louisville basketball on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram for updates.

POSTERS

Get your hands on this year’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Spring Game poster, showcasing some fan favorites and Louisville’s 2018 schedule.

The posters are available at Fan Fest, throughout the concourse of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (Gates 3, 4, 5), and on the field after the game for autographs (while supplies last). A donation to the Dave Thomas Foundation is encouraged.

LOUISVILLE FOOTBALL AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Meet the 2018 Louisville football team after the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Spring Game. The players are signing autographs on the field for 45 minutes after the game, and head coach Bobby Petrino is available for autographs on the field following his postgame media duties.

There is a maximum of two items per person to ensure the autograph lines moves in an efficient manner.