Cards Win Regional Game 1 vs. Morehead State

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Freshman Devin Hairston was 4-for-4 with two doubles and junior righty Kyle Funkhouser pitched seven strong innings to lead No. 3 national seed Louisville team to a 7-2 win over Morehead State in the Cardinals’ NCAA Regional opener Fridayevening at Jim Patterson Stadium.

The Cardinals (44-16) will face Michigan (38-23) on Saturday at 4 p.m., in a winner’s bracket matchup in the Louisville Regional. The Wolverines opened the weekend with a 10-5 win over Bradley on Friday afternoon.

Hairston (Lexington, Ky.) doubled his previous career-high in hits and matching career highs with the pair of doubles and two runs scored.Friday marked the first multi-hit game for Hairston since his two-hit performance at Virginia on April 4, which was also his most recent multiple RBI game.

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2015 College Football: Breaking Down the Over/Under for Area Teams

Bovada (5 Dimes) recently issued their over/under for the upcoming football season. As we begin the preseason breakdowns of teams, here is an early look at the local FBS teams around Kentuckiana and how our models stack up to the Vegas gurus.

For the preseason, 5 separate models are used to determine wins. PYTH: This takes the Expected points scored versus expected points allowed to estimate the win % of a given team. MOJO: This takes the offensive and defensive efficiencies of team and determines their win percentage. EFF: This is similar to MOJO, but takes the consistency and efficiency of teams to determine win percentage. AGG: A simulation of all teams playing all teams on a home, away, and neutral basis. HTH: This is where the teams play out their respective schedules in a simulation.

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Dan McDonnell & Players Preview NCAA +Accolades

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Zack Burdi to Join USA Collegiate National Team

Louisville sophomore righthanded pitcher Zack Burdi has received and accepted an invitation to join the 2015 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.

A native of Downers Grove, Ill., Burdi is the second member of the Cardinals to earn a Team USA invitation joining sophomore outfielder Corey Ray, who accepted a roster spot on the 24-player squad last week.

An All-ACC First Team selection, Burdi has nine saves and a 5-0 record to go along with a 0.75 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 24.0 innings pitched and 17 relief appearances this season as Louisville closer...

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Louisville vs. Auburn Time & Television Announced

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ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported this morning that Louisville’s season opener in the Chick-fil-a Kickoff Classic vs. Auburn in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome will kick off on September 5th at 3:30 and will be televised by CBS.

Gary Danielson and Verne Lundquist will be in the booth for CBS.  Louisville has not played on CBS National (they’ve played on some regional CBS Networks) since 1997 when the Cards had 3 games on the National network:  9/13 vs. Illinois, 9/20 vs. Penn State, and 11/1 vs. East Carolina in what was the final game ever played in Cardinal Stadium at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center before moving to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

Louisville was so bad in 1997 (1-10 during Ron Cooper’s last season) that CBS didn’t decide to air another Cardinal game for 117 years.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Louisville Football’s Newest Commit Dwayne Wallace

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Louisville football secured its 11th commitment of the 2016 recruiting class when Offensive Guard Dwayne Wallace (6’5, 350 lbs) from Riverside City College (CA) made his pledge to the Cards.

Wallace was 1st team All-American at the Junior College level in 2014 along with 2015 signee Cole Hitkutini.

Wallace is an unrated prospect and is listed in HUDL as both an Offensive Guard and Nose Guard. Dwayne chose Louisville over an offer from San Diego State and joins Tylin Oden, Taylor Yamanhoa, Seth Dawkins, Desmond Fitzpatrick, Baylen Buchanan, Rodjay Burns, Robbie Bell, Derek Dorsey, Austin Cummins, and Austin Johnson in the 2016 signing class this February.

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The Golden Era of Louisville Baseball: NOW

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It’s easy to marvel at the overall transformation of the University of Louisville in the last two decades both athletically and academically.  The once commuter school now has more on campus residents than ever before, the landscape of the campus has been forever altered, and the list of scholastic accomplishments reads more like an ever-expanding encyclopedia.  Athletically, Louisville was on the verge of getting kicked out of Conference USA and riddled with Title IX issues to now being one of the preeminent athletic departments in the country in the ACC.

The change has been dramatic and nothing embodies the climb or the athletic & campus culture more than the Cardinal Baseball team...

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UofL Baseball Regional: Parking, Tickets, & Will Call Info

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Ample free parking will be available throughout the Louisville Regional at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (PJCS), home of the UofL football team.  Fans should park in the Bronze Lot, entering at lot D off Floyd Street on the south end of the stadium.

Located just a short walk from Jim Patterson Stadium, fans can also utilize the free shuttle from PJCS with pick-up located near Gate 4.  Drop-off at the ballpark will be outside the main gates of Jim Patterson Stadium.

Shuttle services, which will run every 5-8 minutes, will begin one hour prior to the first game each day and will continue until approximately 30 minutes following the completion of the final game of the day.

Limited parking will also be available in the additional lots surrounding Jim Patterson ...

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“WE WANT THE FUNK”

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We just don’t recognize life’s most significant moments while they’re happening.  Back then I thought, “Well, there’ll be other days.”  I didn’t realize that was the only day.  –  Moonlight Graham “Field of Dreams”

Playing for fun.  Baseball is a child’s game and it is played in backyards, local diamonds, youth leagues, church leagues, and sandlots.  From the moment we ask, “Hey Dad, wanna have a catch?” to our last at bat, being an amateur baseball player is an experience most people can relate to and draw fond memories from.  But baseball can also be a job and for Kyle Funkhouser that’s a reality that is juuuusssttt a bit outside.

On Friday Kyle Funkhouser will take the hill for the Cards vs. Morehead State...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Louisville Football’s Newest Commit QB Tylin Oden

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The University of Louisville Football program landed its 10th commitment of the 2016 recruiting class on Memorial Day when Spring Hill HS (Columbia, TN) product Tylin Oden pledged to the Cards.

Tylin (6’5, 180) is a 4-star prospect according to Rivals, and a 3-star prospect according to 247sports and Scout.com. Oden joins Taylor Yamanhoa, Seth Dawkins, Desmond Fitzpatrick, Baylen Buchanan, Rodjay Burns, Robbie Bell, Derek Dorsey, Austin Cummins, and Austin Johnson in the 2016 signing class this February.

The Cards are still in play with several high caliber prospects who have committed to UofL but then backed off…we will continue to monitor those players.

Tylin Oden chose Louisville over offers from Mississippi State, West Virginia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vanderbilt.

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Louisville Baseball #3 National Seed in the NCAA Tournament

UofL is the #3 Overall Seed in the NCAA Baseball Tournament that starts this week.  The #3 overall is the 2nd National Seed in school history for Louisville. The Cards will host starting with #4 Morehead State on Friday at 6:00 p.m. Also in the Louisville Regional are #3 Michigan and #2 Bradley.

Kyle Funkhouser will start things off for the Cards on the hill versus the hot-hitting Morehead State Eagles. The winner of UofL vs. MSU will play the winner of the Michigan vs. Bradley match-up (2:00 p.m. Friday) with the losers playing an elimination game.

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The Louisville Regional will be matched-up with the Fullerton Regional in the Super Regional with the winners facing off in the Best of 3. Cal State Fullerton, Arizona State, Clemson, and Pepperdine.

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