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Tramain Thomas Added To UofL Football Staff

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two-time all-Southeastern Conference defensive back Tramain Thomas was named a defensive quality control coach at the University of Louisville, football head coach Bobby Petrino announced on Friday.

A four-year letterwinner at Arkansas, Thomas was a standout safety for Petrino, who served as the head coach of the Razorbacks from 2008-11.

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Time Change For UofL Baseball’s Friday Game

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

TIME CHANGE: First Pitch for Friday’s Louisville Baseball Home Game with Youngstown State Moved to 2 p.m.

Cardinals and Penguins are slated for Friday at 2 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/2/22/first-pitch-for-fridays-home-baseball-game-with-youngstown-state-moved-to-2-pm.aspx?path=baseball

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Catching Up With The Cards

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Our new weekly series, catching up with the Cards, will help you keep up with all of your favorite former Cards. Our newest contributor, Brendan Holba, will give you the run down on every former Card that played Baseball at the University of Louisville. It is his first time blogging and we really hope you enjoy. Let’s Catch up with three Cards!

 

*Author’s Note
Players listed in order by the year they were drafted or signed as a free agent.
Justin Marks
The lefty from Owensboro, Kentucky completed the season in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization with the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers.  Marks pitched in the big leagues with the Tampa Bay Ray’s totaling 1.1 innings, surrendering 2 hits including a home run.  He did complete the outing with a strikeout and a walk.  In May, Marks was claimed off of waivers by the Dodgers and is currently a free agent heading into the spring.  His final line for 2017 at the AAA level:
8-4 with a 5.11 era,  in 75.2 innings he gave up 76 hits and 43 earned runs to go along with 71 strikeouts, 36 walks and a  .259 batting average against with a 1.48 whip.

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*Home Opener Changed For UofL Baseball*

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Louisville Baseball Home-Opener with EKU Moved to Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Expected inclement weather forces schedule change for Cardinals and Colonels

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Due to expected inclement weather, the 13th-ranked Louisville baseball team’s 2018 home-opener against Eastern Kentucky will be played one day earlier than originally scheduled as the Cardinals and Colonels will meet Tuesday at 4 p.m., ET at Jim Patterson Stadium.

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D1 Baseball Releases 2018 Preseason Projected Field Of 64

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College baseball is finally here! D1 Baseball released their preseason projected field of 64, and they have Louisville as a top 16 seed hosting a regional! You can see the complete breakdown below.

The Cardinals open up the season this weekend in Charleston and will be back in town to host EKU on Wednesday, February 21st at 3 PM. Be sure to get your tickets today!

Sam Bordner Named Stopper Of The Year Preseason Watch List

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Bordner Named to Stopper of the Year Preseason Watch List

Junior righty registered 0.41 ERA, three saves and 39 strikeouts in 43.2 innings last season

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/2/12/baseball-bordner-named-to-stopper-of-the-year-preseason-watch-list.aspx

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville junior righthanded pitcher Sam Bordner was named Monday to the preseason watch list for the 14th annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I Baseball.

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Jordan Nwora Named ACC Rookie Of The Week

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Louisville’s Jordan Nwora Selected ACC Rookie of the Week

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville freshman forward Jordan Nwora has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week.

Nwora (pronounced WORE-uh) averaged 12.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, shot 59.1 percent from the field and made 7-of-11 three-pointers (.636) as the Cardinals won two of three games last week, playing an average of 16 minutes per game.

The 6-8 forward from Buffalo, New York, scored a team-high 16 points with four rebounds and a season-high four steals as Louisville prevailed over Georgia Tech. He made a season-high 5-of-7 three-pointers against the Yellow Jackets.  Nwora followed with his eighth double-figure scoring effort of the year with 13 points, six rebounds and two assists while connecting on 5-of-6 field goals as part of a balanced scoring attack as the Cardinals won at Pittsburgh.

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Single Game Tickets On Sale For UofL Baseball

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Louisville Baseball Single Game Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets priced at $10 for reserved chairback seats, $5 for general admission/berm seats

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/2/12/baseball-single-game-tickets-on-sale-now.aspx

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Single game tickets for 2018 University of Louisville baseball home games at Jim Patterson Stadium are on sale now through the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office.

Priced at $10 per ticket for reserved chairback seats and $5 per ticket for berm seats, single game tickets can be purchased online at GoCards.com/bsbtickets, by phone at 502-GO-CARDS or by visiting the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (2800 South Floyd Street) on weekdays from 9 a.m., until 5 p.m.

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Rex Ecarma Celebrates His 450th Win

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Congratulations are in order for University of Louisville’s tennis coach, Rex Ecarma, as he has hit a huge milestone! Coach Ecarma has coached the Cards to 450 games in his career!

UofL Soccer Tickets Now On Sale

2018 Louisville Soccer Season Tickets On Sale Now

Early bird pricing featuring 10 percent discount on all season ticket packages available through Feb. 22

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/2/8/general-2018-soccer-season-tickets-on-sale-now.aspx

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Season tickets for the 2018 University of Louisville soccer season are on sale now through the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, which is offering an early bird 10 percent discount on all packages purchased through Feb. 22. The 2018 Louisville soccer season tickets can be purchased online at GoCards.com/soccertickets.

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UofL Baseball Television Schedule Announced

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Louisville Baseball’s 2018 Television Schedule Announced

Cardinals will have 52 of 56 regular season games televised on ESPN platforms

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/2/9/louisville-baseballs-2018-television-schedule-announced.aspx?path=baseball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville baseball team’s 2018 television schedule features 52 of 56 regular season games on ESPN platforms, including all 30 Atlantic Coast Conference contests for the second consecutive season. The 52 regular season games slated for television coverage are the most in school history.

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UofL Baseball Previews Promotional Schedule For 2018 Season

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The rest of the schedule will be announced tomorrow!

Baseball To Host Red-White Scrimmage On Friday Afternoon

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The weather looks the best it has in months, get out and get your first look at the 2018 Cardinal 9!

Louisville to Host Red-White Baseball Scrimmage Friday Afternoon

First pitch set for 2 p.m., ET on Friday; Cardinals will also scrimmage Saturday at noon and Sunday at noon

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/2/7/louisville-to-host-red-white-baseball-scrimmage-friday-afternoon.aspx

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Sam Bordner Earns Preseason All-American Honor

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Bordner Earns Preseason All-America Honor from NCBWA

Junior righty receives second preseason All-America accolade after registering 0.41 ERA in 43.2 innings last season

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/2/5/baseball-bordner-earns-preseason-all-america-honor-from-ncbwa.aspx

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville junior righthanded pitcher Sam Bordner received his second preseason All-America honor of 2018 after he was named Monday as a second team selection by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Last month, Bordner was tabbed as a second team preseason All-American by D1Baseball.

A native of Baltimore, Ohio, Bordner earned his first career All-America honor (NCBWA Third Team) last season after registering a miniscule 0.41 ERA, 2-0 record and three saves in 43.2 innings and 23 total appearances as a sophomore. He delivered scoreless appearances in 22 of his 23 outings in 2017, including all four NCAA postseason outings when he piled up 13 strikeouts and did not allow a hit in 10.2 innings in the NCAA Regional, NCAA Super Regional and College World Series.

The No. 13 Cardinals will open the 2018 season on Friday, Feb. 16 at noon ET against Richmond in the first of three games at the Charleston Crab House Challenge in Charleston, South Carolina. Louisville will also play The Citadel on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m., and George Mason on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. The 2018 home-opener at Jim Patterson Stadium for the Cardinals is set for Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m., ET against Eastern Kentucky.

Fans can follow Louisville baseball on Twitter (@UofLBaseball) at http://twitter.com/uoflbaseball and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ulbaseball.

Cardinals Picked To Finish Second In Atlantic Division For ACC Baseball By Coaches

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

February 6, 2018

ACC Baseball Coaches Pick Louisville Second in Atlantic Division

Cardinals enter 2018 having won three straight ACC Atlantic Division championships

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville baseball team was tabbed to finish second in the 2018 ACC Atlantic Division race in a vote of the conference’s 14 head coaches, while Florida State was chosen as the favorite to win the division and conference championships.

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Lamar Jackson Most Underrated Recruit From 2015 Class

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Kevin McGuire with Athlon Sports put together a list of how the 2015 class would be ranked today. With no surprise to anyone, Lamar came in at number one and Kevin highlights on what a steal Louisville got with Jackson.

Uniform Report: UofL VS Syracuse

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UofL men’s basketball team will be rocking the throw backs tonight when they take the court against Syracuse!

UofL Football Prices And Individual Tickets Announced

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Season tickets and individual game pricing for the 2018 University of Louisville football season has been set, with per game costs remaining the same.

Highlighted by a seven-game home schedule for the first time since 2013, the slate features exciting games with perennial power Florida State, Georgia Tech and the regular-season finale versus intra-state rival Kentucky.

Reserved tickets in the lower bowl are $413, with club seats priced at $469 for the season. L-Club members can purchase tickets for $399 and UofL faculty and staff tickets are offered for $385.

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Grady Brown Named Defensive Assistant, Recruiting Coordinator For UofL Football

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CardNation, welcome Grady Brown to the family!

Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Grady Brown, an up-and-coming mind and one of the nation’s top recruiters, was named defensive assistant and recruiting coordinator at the University of Louisville, head coach Bobby Petrino announced on Friday.

Brown, the safeties coach at Alabama State in 2017, made a name for himself in the coaching circles during his tenure at South Carolina (2012-15), teaming with current UofL secondary coach Lorenzo Ward– the defensive coordinator for the Gamecocks during that period.

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UofL Baseball Announces Radio Schedule

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Louisville Releases 2018 Baseball Radio Schedule

93.9 The Ville returns as flagship station for the Cardinals for a fourth straight season

Online: http://gocards.com/news/2018/2/1/louisville-releases-2018-baseball-radio-schedule.aspx

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville baseball team’s 2018 radio schedule was released Thursday afternoon, highlighted by the return of 93.9 The Ville as flagship station for the fourth consecutive season.

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