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Bobby Petrino Press Conference: Florida State (Video)

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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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Uniform Report: Virginia

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

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

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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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Bobby Petrino Tweetcap: Virginia Preview

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UofL Football Looks For Offensive Improvements Moving Forward (Video)

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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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UofL Football Will Have Muhammad Ali Inspired TD & TO Celebration Gear

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John Ramsey helped put Bobby Petrinos idea into motion by creating the Touchdown Gloves and Turnover Belt. Lonnie Ali also helped make this possible and we are excited to see the team honor The Greatest, every game!

Uniform Report: UofL VS Alabama

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They’re backkkkkkkk. The red chrome helmets will return to top off the new uniforms the football team received this year for the 2018 season opener against Alabama. Check out the video below, courtesy of UofL Football Equipment and UofL Football Recruiting and let us know what you think!

ACC Digital Network Breaks Down UofL’s Game Plan To Beat Alabama (Video)

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Taking on the defending National Champs, first game of the season is no small task. The University of Louisville football team is well aware of the challenge they face this weekend but ACC Digital Network helps break down exactly what will need to happen to see UofL come out victorious on Saturday night.

Relive UofL’s 2017 Football Season Through ACC Digital Network’s Condensed Games

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Wondering what to do for the next week until college football officially begins? Why not relive all of the 2017 season thanks to our friends at the ACC Digital Network. They have condensed all of the games to make viewing as easy as possible!

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New Era Of UofL Football Breakdown With ACC Digital Network (Video)

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Our friends at the ACC Digital Network sat down with Bobby Petrino and Jaylen Smith to talk about what the newest era of UofL football will look like. Take a look below to see what he has to say!

Jaylen Smith Requires Emergency Appendectomy

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First and foremost – we here at Cardinal Sports Zone, wish Jaylen a speedy and successful recovery.

It was reported early Friday morning that Jaylen had undergone surgery to remove his appendix. According to WDRB, head trainer Matt Summers says he is expected to make a full recovery. At this time, there is no time table for his return.

UofL Football To Host A Season Preview Day On August 11th

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville football will give fans their first glance of the team at the Louisville Football Season Preview at 7 p.m. on Aug. 11 in Cardinal Stadium.

Fans activities on the field are scheduled from 6-7 p.m. before the team begins its open workout.

The skills showcase, which lasts until 8:15 p.m., will feature a position-by-position look at the Cardinals, who open the season in the Camping World Kickoff in Orlando against preseason No. 1 and defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 1 at 8 p.m.

Following practice, head coach Bobby Petrino and the Cardinals will be available to sign autographs on the field for approximately 45 minutes. Schedule posters will be distributed at the entrances.

Gates to the preview will open at 6 p.m., and fans should enter the stadium through gates 4-8.

ACC Coaches Talk About Conference Competition – Anonymously

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Have you ever wondered what the coaches of the ACC truly think about one another’s teams? Here is your closest chance to ever finding out. Athlon Sports recently sat down with all 14 coaches and you can read below what they had to say about UofL and everyone else.

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Cardinal Football Takes Field In First Practice Of Fall 2018

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. The University of Louisville football team held its first practice of the 2018 season Friday afternoon, wrapping up a two-hour practice session in shorts and helmets at the Howard Schnellenberger Football Complex.

The veterans, coming out in the afternoon, set the pace with an intense practice under sunny skies and high humidity.

Despite the difficult conditions, the Cardinals got through the first day without a hitch.

“It was a good first day,” defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder said. “We are trying to develop good work habits and we have high expectations for this football team. We are looking for guys who have good instincts and have a comfort for the game. It was good to be out there today.”

VanGorder, in his first season leading the defense, is adjusting to his new personnel and used this first practice to see what exactly he has to work with this season.

“We are still evaluating our talent,” VanGorder said. “We will keep looking for guys to step in. We are going to be in pads very soon and we will get a better idea of the direction we are headed in.”

One player who is anxious to get out on the field to impress his new coach is sophomore Rodjay Burns, who sat out last season after transferring from Ohio State. The former Trinity High product is excited to play and thinks this defense can show major improvement.

“I think we can be a lot better,” Burns said. “I feel like we are closer. We are more as a family. We are able to take coaching better. I think the sky is the limit. We just have to keep practicing and getting better.”

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Blanton Creque Named To Lou Groza Award Watch List

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. University of Louisville placekicker Blanton Creque was one of 30 kickersnamed to the Lou Groza Award watch list, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced Tuesday.

The honor, presented to the nation’s top placekicker, is named for National Football League Hall of Fame kicker Lou “The Toe” Groza, who played 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns

Creque, a semifinalist for the award a year ago, had a breakthrough season as a sophomore. He connected on 17-of-20 field goal attempts and 58-of-59 extra points, capping the season with 109 points. Creque’s 17 field goals were the third most in school history.

The Shelbyville, Ky., native converted 85.0 percent of his attempts last season the third-highest mark in school history and was good on 13-of-16 attempts beyond 30 yards, including a career-long 48-yarder against NC State.

A redshirt junior, Creque is one of three kickers from the Atlantic Coast Conference on the watch list, joining Florida State’s Ricky Aguayo and Clemson’s Greg Huegel.

For his career, Creque has made 33-of-39 field goals, an 84.6 percent conversion rate, which stands as the top mark in school history. His 33 made field goals are the sixth most in school history, and he stands fifth in points by a kicker with 196.

The 27th Annual Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award, presented by the Orange Bowl, recognizes the three finalists during a celebration in Palm Beach County, Florida. It culminates with a gala awards banquet at West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 3.

Groza won four NFL championships with Cleveland and was named NFL Player of the Year in 1954. Although an All-Pro offensive lineman as well, Groza ushered in the notion that there should be a place on an NFL roster for a kicker.

Jaylen Smith Named To All-ACC Preseason Team

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. University of Louisville senior wide receiver Jaylen Smith has been named on the 2018 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Football Team by a panel of 148 voters at last week’s ACC Football Kickoff, the league announced on Tuesday.

Three-time defending conference champion Clemson led all schools with eight selections, while Boston College sophomore running back AJ Dillon received the nod as the ACC Preseason Player of the Year.

Smith, a senior, is one of three wide receivers on the team, joining NC State’s Kelvin Harmon and Clemson’s Hunter Renfrow.

A first team all-ACC selection in 2017, Smith paced the Cardinals with 60 receptions for 980 yards and seven scores. He finished 32nd nationally in yards, while placing second in the league with an average of 98.0 yards receiving per game.

Despite missing three games with an injury, he finished third in the league in receiving yards and was ninth in receptions. His 16.3 yards per reception was the fifth-best mark in the conference.

Named last to the 2018 Biletnikoff Award Watch List, Smith registered a career-best four 100-yard receiving contests, establishing career highs with nine receptions for 183 yards and a touchdown in a 47-35 win over North Carolina. He caught a pair of touchdowns in a win over Virginia and closed the season with seven catches for 107 yards and a touchdown against Mississippi State in the TaxSlayer Bowl.

Heading into his final season, Smith has totaled 116 career receptions for 1,955 yards and is tied for 11th in school history with 14 touchdowns.

The Cardinals open the 2018 campaign on Sept. 1 versus Alabama in the Camping World Kickoff Game in Orlando, Florida. The nationally televised game will kick off on ABC at 8 p.m.

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UofL Football Picked To Finish 5th In ACC

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. The University of Louisville football team was picked to finish fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference football preseason poll, the league announced on Monday afternoon.

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UofL Football Away Tickets Now On Sale

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Follow the Cards on the road by purchasing your tickets today!

What game are you heading to this fall?

ACC Baseball Tournament Schedule And Seeds Released

 

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Best of luck to the Cardinal 9 in the ACC tournament

Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The pairings and schedule for the 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship were released Sunday morning and No. 5 seeded Louisville will begin its pool-play schedule Wednesday at 11 a.m., ET against No. 9 Wake Forest at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

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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.