PODCAST: Kenny Johnson, ACC Schedule, Football, KDF, & Jaylen Johnson/Quentin Snider Interviews

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Mike & Mark talk about Louisville’s new assistant coach hire Kenny Johnson, Baseball, and go over what Mark learned at the KDF all start game. Mark also got a chance to interview a couple Louisville recruits; Jaylen Johnson and local super star Quentin Snider. While going over the new ACC basketball schedule – they ended up talking about the college football playoff & Gorgui Dieng. A little of everything this week.

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QB Patrick Thomas Jr Signs with Louisville

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Patrick Thomas Jr. finished his redshirt Freshman Season at Georgia Military this past fall and has found a home at the University of Louisville.  Thomas will be eligible immediately for the Cards and will enroll at UofL May 16th.

Thomas originally committed to Louisville’s Offensive Coordinator Garrick McGee at UAB this past December before McGee left his head coaching position to come to Louisville.  The relationship has remained intact, and now the Cards have inked one of the top dual threat QBs in the country.

Louisville fans can watch a complete film of Thomas at GMI from this past year here. 

Charlie Strong and Texas made a late push for Patrick, but the Cards were able to land the commitment from the young signal caller...

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Cards Take Down Morehead Move On to Weekend Series vs. UCONN

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Senior third baseman Alex Chittenden had three hits and three RBI and freshman outfielder Corey Ray hit his first career home run to lead No. 12 Louisville to a 7-3 win over Morehead State on Wednesday night at Jim Patterson Stadium.

Chittenden (Indianapolis, Ind.) connected for the go-ahead two-run double in the four-run fifth inning for the Cardinals (30-11) and was 3-for-4 overall while matching a career high with the three runs driven in. A late defensive replacement in left field, Ray (Chicago, Ill.) connected on a 0-1 offering sending it over the right field wall for a two-run shot to end any hopes of comeback for the Eagles (22-19).

Sophomore Danny Rosenbaum (Lafayette Hill, Pa...

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Kenny Johnson Joins Louisville Basketball as Assistant Coach

Johnson Joins Louisville Men’s Basketball Staff as Assistant Coach

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kenny Johnson, assistant men’s basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at Indiana University for the past two years, has joined the University of Louisville men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach under head coach Rick Pitino.

“We’re very excited to have Kenny in our program,” said Pitino.  “The first thing I did when Kevin Keatts left to become the head coach at UNC Wilmington was to ask my son Richard (Pitino, head coach at Minnesota) to find the best rising assistant coach in the business.  He spoke to a lot of people and they led directly to Kenny Johnson and others think he is outstanding as well.  He is extremely bright, having studied cell, molecular biology and genetics in college...

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Cards Fight Cancer, Beat Western Kentucky 3-1

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Freshmen played key roles for the 12th-ranked Louisville baseball team on Tuesday as lefty Josh Rogers pitched seven dominant innings and outfielder Colin Lyman delivered a pivotal two-run single to lead the Cardinals to a 3-1 win over Western Kentucky on Cancer Awareness Night at Jim Patterson Stadium.

Rogers (New Albany, Ind.) allowed just one run on only three hits with five strikeouts and one walk while working a career-best 7.0+ innings to earn his first career collegiate win for the Cardinals (29-11). Improving to 1-2 overall on the mound in his fifth start, Rogers surpassed his previous career long outing of six innings at Purdue on April 8.

With two outs and the bases loaded in a scoreless game in the fifth inning, Lyman (Algonquin, Ill...

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Julius Randle Declares for Draft; the Scourge of UK Follows

Kentucky’s Julius Randle declared for the NBA Draft. Most of the comments directed towards Randle was congratulatory. But from what we have learned all too well is that when recruits don’t choose Kentucky or players leave there is a certain segment of that fanbase that is just pure nastiness.

It is supposed to be a happy day for a great player that took the Wildcats to the National Championship game…..but there are always a few, and we’re here to showcase them.

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Future ACC Basketball Schedules 2014-15 & 2015-16

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The University of Louisville will open its inaugural  season in the Atlantic Coast Conference with an outstanding line-up of opponents both home & away.  The ACC released their conference schedule for the next two seasons Tuesday morning in what was a widely anticipated announcement from Cardinal fans.

Some highlights: 

Louisville will have a home & away series in 2014-15 with North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Virginia, and Miami.  The Cards will travel to Syracuse but will host the Duke Blue Devils at the KFC Yum! Center.  Pittsburgh and Virginia will be the Cards every season home & away opponent with Miami and UNC rotating in for the 1st year, replaced by Georgia Tech and Duke in 2015-16.

Louisville: 2014-15
Home/Road: Pittsburgh, Virginia, Miami, North Carolina
Home: Clemson, Duke, NC S...

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Anas Osama Mahmoud Officially Signs with Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Anas Osama Mahmoud, a 7-1, 205-pound forward/center from Cairo, Egypt who played last season at West Oaks Academy in Orlando, Fla., has signed a national letter-of-intent to continue his basketball playing career at the University of Louisville.

“,” said UofL Men’s Basketball Coach Rick Pitino.  “He is a very skilled athlete who is a very good scorer and passer.  His only weakness is strength.  We will base a consideration of redshirting him on how quickly he can gain necessary strength to be effective.  We’re delighted to have Anas at the University of Louisville.”

Mahmound (name is pronounced AH-nahs o-SAW-mah mah-MOOD) averaged 13.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.1 blocked shots last season for West Oaks, which posted a 28-8 record in 2013-14...

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VIDEO: Kevin Ware Discusses Leaving Louisville

Louisville Guard Kevin Ware discusses departing Louisville after missing nearly all of 2013-14 due to his leg injury.

Ware hopes for a medical hardship waiver to play right away at Georgia State in his hometown of Atlanta.

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Indiana Assistant Kenny Johnson Will Join Louisville Basketball

The search to replace Kevin Keatts, who left the Cards to become the head coach of UNC-Wilmington (announced during the NCAA Tournament) has come to a close with news that Indiana’s Kenny Johnson will join Rick Pitino at Louisville.

Kenny Johnson has a reputation as an outstanding recruiter and has worked for the demanding Tom Crean.  Johnson was with Crean and the Hoosier for 2 seasons and the Cards fought off competition both from Indiana and Maryland to gain Johnson’s employment.

Johnson is a Maryland alumnus (1999) and has developed his reputation in the high school ranks before joining Towson prior to his move to Indiana.  Coach Johnson now steps into the place of the very effective Kevin Keatts and the hire is extremely important to Rick Pitino and Louisville basketball’s future.

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