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UofL Baseball Ranked 15 In D1 Preseason Top 25

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What are you waiting for? Go get your tickets!

Press release from the University of Louisville Athletic Department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville baseball team received its third 2018 preseason ranking on Tuesday as the Cardinals were tabbed at No. 15 in the D1Baseball Top 25.

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Dates To Remember For UofL Baseball

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

With the 2018 college baseball season on the horizon (29 days away for those of you who aren’t following the @UofLBaseball countdown on Twitter), listed below are some dates to remember for 14th-ranked Louisville. I’ll send more information on these as the dates approach, but I wanted to give you a heads up now in order to assist in planning your coverage of the Cardinals. We appreciate everything each of you do for our program and we look forward to another entertaining season at Jim Patterson Stadium.

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UofL Football Agrees To Series With USF

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The University of Louisville announced today that they have agreed to a three game series with the University of South Florida. The Bulls will be coming to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in 2022 and 2026, and the Cardinals will visit the bulls in 2024.

Louisville at Notre Dame: Pregame Breakdown

Tonight, the Louisville Cardinals take on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in South Bend at 7pm on ESPN2.

Louisville has a tough task ahead of them. The Cardinals are looking to extend their win streak on the road against a Notre Dame team needing to snap a losing streak. Add in the fact that Matt Farrell is expected to play despite an ankle injury and Louisville will have their hands full. However, the Irish will be with their star player, Bonzie Colson due to breaking a bone in his foot in practice.

Winning in South Bend has been something that even the best Cardinal teams couldn’t do. The 2013 team suffered their last loss of the season up there. It’s always a crazy environment and Notre Dame defends their homecourt well. This team actually lost their last home game against UNC, which puts more pressure on the Irish tonight.

Louisville has been playing its best basketball of the season lately. Notre Dame has fought well against good teams despite the absence of Bonzie Colson, but winning without him has proven to be difficult. This one stays tight throughout, Rex Pfleuger continues to annoy Louisville fans and Matt Farrell does Matt Farrell against Louisville things, but it won’t be enough. Louisville seals the game late behind another big performance from Deng Adel.

Louisville 74 – Notre Dame 70.

Go Cards!

ACC Football Schedule Released

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The ACC released the 2018 football schedule today! Louisville will be starting off the year on another neutral site, against Alabama in Orlando. They will be hosting, Indiana State, WKU, Florida State, Georgia Tech (on a Friday game), Wake Forest, North Carolina State and ending the home schedule with Kentucky. They will be visiting Virginia, Boston College, Clemson and Syracuse.

What game are you most looking forward to on the schedule?

Louisville at Notre Dame: Cards Win In South Bend

It took 2 overtimes, the game was ugly and some classic Notre Dame magic occurred, but Louisville earned their first win in South Bend since 1994. Louisville outlasted the Irish through a full 50 minutes of play to win with a final score of 82-78.

Louisville was led tonight by Ray Spalding’s double-double consisting of 23 points (career high) and 12 rebounds. Quentin Snider had an impressive game and showed up when it mattered most. The senior finished with 22 points and 7 assists. Deng Adel also had a quiet but important 14 points.

This game was huge for Louisville to win. Not only was it a tough road contest, but the fact the Cards continually got hit in the mouth and responded every time speaks volumes to how far this team has come. A few weeks ago very few people believed in this team and now they’ve done something UofL hasn’t been able to do since 1994.

4-1 in the ACC feels great. The way this team has responded since the UK game has been nothing short of incredible. Hopefully those with tickets will actually start going because this team has more than earned total fan support (as if they had to), so start going to the games.

Up next: Louisville hosts Boston College on Sunday at noon.

Go Cards!

More Jackson Autograph Signings Announced

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Planet Fitness has announced that Lamar Jackson will be back for three more autograph signings this weekend. Saturday (1/20) Jackson will be at the Valley Station location from 10-noon. That same day, he will be at the Elizabethtown location from 5-7 pm. On Sunday, (1/21), he will be at the Hurstbourne pkwy location from 1-3 pm.

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Asia Durr Earns Multiple Player Of The Week Honors

Louisville junior guard, Asia Durr, is having a fantastic season.

For the second time this season, Durr is the espnW Player of the Week. She also earned the honors of ACC Player of the Week.

Durr is leading the Cardinals with 21.8 points per game. She’s also scored more than 30-points in four of Louisville’s matches this season.

She’s not just having 30+ point games against subpar competition. No, she is dropping 36+ on teams that were ranked in the top five at the time Louisville played them.

In her latest performance, Durr connected on eight three-pointers, collecting 36-points.

UofL Football Has Big Names Returning

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While Lamar Jackson will not be wearing a UofL jersey in the fall, that does not mean all hope is lost. UofL football still has some key players returning for the 2018-2019 season, and Bobby Petrino is really excited about how the team is already shaping up.

Louisville vs Virginia Tech: Pregame Breakdown

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Coming off their first marquee victory at FSU, Louisville will look to add another one to the win column today against Virginia Tech at 4pm at the Yum! Center on ESPN2. Read the rest of this entry

Siva And Lewis Playing In German All-Star Game

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Photo: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Two Cardinal greats will be representing their teams in the German All-Star game today! Peyton Siva and Trey Lewis will both be starters in the game and you can catch it at 2 pm EST on the link provided below! Congratulations to both players, they deserve all the success in the world!

It is still yet to be determined who will be wearing the number 3 😉

Reggie Bonnafon’s Career Highlights

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Cardinal forever, and Louisville native, Reggie Bonnafon gave his all to CardNation for four years. No fan will ever forget his epic game at Notre Dame when he took down the Irish (as a true freshman)! Take a look at some of his career highlights below!

Louisville Baseball Ranked 14th In Perfect Game Preseason Top 25

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Louisville Baseball Ranked 14th in Perfect Game Preseason Top 25

Cardinals among seven ACC teams in the Perfect Game preseason poll

 Online: http://www.gocards.com/news/2018/1/10/baseball-louisville-ranked-14th-in-perfect-game-preseason-top-25.aspx

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville baseball team landed at No. 14 in the Perfect Game Preseason Top 25 released Wednesday morning, the second 2018 preseason ranking for the Cardinals.

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Louisville at Florida State: Cardinals Earn First Big Win

Despite trailing by 13 points at halftime the Louisville Cardinals found a way to leave Tallahassee with a much-needed and well deserved ranked road win. Louisville fought the whole second half and continually chipped away at the Seminoles’ lead. Late in the game, the Cardinals scored to take their first lead and never looked back en route to a 73-69 win.

Louisville was led by Deng Adel with 16 points. In my opinion, it was the best game Adel has played all season and looked the leader this team needs him to be. Ray Spalding continued his good play with 15 points. Ryan McMahon was the spark the Cardinals needed, big props to Padgett for subbing him in late for VJ King. McMahon hit some huge threes down the stretch, including the two free throws that iced the game, he finished with 11 points. Anas Mahmoud came up huge for the Cards, specifically on the defensive end. He caught a monster alley-oop and had some big time blocks in the final moments.

This was the win Louisville needed, and needed badly. Padgett did a great job keeping his team focused on the game and staying resilient. This one was big people. The Cards host Virginia Tech on Saturday at 4pm on ESPN2.

Go Cards!

Louisville At Florida State: Pregame Breakdown

The Louisville Cardinals (11-4) travel to Tallahassee for tonight’s game at 9pm to take on the No. 23 Florida State Seminoles (12-3). FSU is currently a 6-point favorite and the game can be seen on the ACC Network.

Both teams enter tonight’s game coming off road losses to top-25 opponents. Louisville fell to Clemson and FSU lost to Miami. However, FSU has something Louisville doesn’t, a top-25 victory. Florida State knocked off UNC in the game before their loss at Miami, so the Seminoles are not to be taken lightly.

Florida State is led by guard play. Terance Mann leads the team with 14.5 points per game and fellow backcourt member Braian Angola isn’t far behind him at 13.3 points per game. Forward Phil Cofer carries his own load with 13.7 points per game. Angola is the X-factor in this game. He’s a solid shooter and worthy defender that can get hot from deep and change an entire game, however if his shot is off, he will continue to shoot right into the defense’s hands. If the Cards can force contested shots and get the Seminoles out of their rhythm then they will have a chance at the end to win this game.

Louisville hasn’t beaten a ranked road team in an unacceptable amount of time (I think back to 2014). People thought the Clemson loss was a bad one but in all reality it wasn’t at all. Louisville fought and led against a top-25 team on the road, but couldn’t finish the job. Tonight, the Cards break the losing streak against ranked road opponents.

Louisville 74- Florida State 72.

Go Cards!

Lamar Jackson Autograph Signing

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One of the greatest players to ever wear the University of Louisville will be back in town this weekend to sign autographs.

According to the Courier Journal, Jackson will sign autographs at the Planet Fitness next to Jefferson Mall (7450 Jefferson Blvd.) on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and at the Planet Fitness in New Albany (3527 Grant Line Road) on Sunday from 1-3 p.m.

Guests can receive an autograph by showing a Planet Fitness membership or by donating $25 to Blessings in a Backpack on the day of the event.

Lamar Jackson And The Legacy He Leaves Behind

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He truly may be, the greatest of all time.

Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – One of the greatest players in University of Louisville and Atlantic Coast Conference history, junior quarterback Lamar Jackson has decided to forgo his final year of collegiate eligibility and declare for the 2018 NFL Draft.

In just three seasons, Jackson put his imprint on the Louisville program, becoming the school’s first Heisman Trophy winner, attaining numerous player of the year awards, and rewriting the school and conference record books.

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Donovan Mitchell The Baseball Player?

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It is no secret that Donovan Mitchell is a freak athlete. He can do it all, and do it well. He has taken the NBA by storm and is showing no signs of slowing down. But Spida has not always had dreams of being an NBA All-Star, at one point, he wanted to be an Major League Baseball player. SLAM Magazine sits down with him and talks about it all.

You can also still vote for Donovan for the NBA All-Star game. All you need to do is either tweet/retweet using the #NBAVote and Donovan’s name or twitter handle, or you can use the link provided in the tweet below.

UofL Baseball Gets New Uniforms

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New year, new uniforms.

The University of Louisville baseball team has always been one of the sharpest dressed teams in the nation. This year will be no different. Adidas has stepped up, once again, and got the team some awesome new uniforms for the 2018 season. Don’t forget to get out to Jim Patterson this spring and summer and support the cardinal 9!

 

 

 

Louisville at Clemson: Pregame Breakdown

Coming off their first ACC game/win, Louisville will look to get another first out of the way this season when they play their first ACC road game today. Louisville takes on No. 25 Clemson today at 12 on the ACC Network.

Clemson has won 9 games in a row entering today’s contest. Their lone loss (13-1) was early in the season against Temple, but since then they’ve been playing great basketball. 5 Clemson players average double-figures in scoring, so they’re a well-balanced team that can beat you with whoever has the hot hand.

Louisville will certainly be tested today, especially since their last road game didn’t exactly go well. In order to win, Louisville will have to hold 2 of Clemson’s 5 players that average 10+ PPG to less than 10 points.

This is the type of game the Cards need to win. Louisville needs to continue to move forward, play the same style of basketball that we saw against Pitt, and improve every game. This will be a tough one today, but I think the Cards put together a late run that puts the game out of reach with a few minutes left.

Prediction: Louisville 77-Clemson 67.

Go Cards!