Podcast: 1 On 1 with Jeff Walz & Eric Wood

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CrumsRevenge is flying solo this week.  He shares some program updates, interviews an excited Coach Jeff Walz after the big night at the WNBA draft and interviews NFL Super Star lineman Eric Wood, a former lineman for Louisville under Coach Petrino. Eric reflects on the team, Bobby Petrino, and more. No big deal.

 

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VIDEO: KDF Night of the Future Stars

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Louisville, Adidas Extend Partnership Through 2018-19

Louisville, Adidas Extend Partnership Through 2018-19

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville Athletics and Adidas have extended their partnership for five years through 2018-19, positioning the Cardinals among the top five nationally in footwear and apparel rights among all brands.

A partner with Adidas since 1998, the new agreement supplants the final year of the current deal which was to run through 2015.  The new deal includes four years through 2017-18, with a defined probable additional year for the Portland, Ore. based company to supply footwear, apparel and accessories for all 23 of the university’s intercollegiate athletic programs.

“Adidas has been a loyal partner for 16 years and I am thrilled that we will continue through this significantly expanded agreement as we move ...

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2014 Louie Award Winners

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville Athletic Department recognized the most outstanding athletes and performances of the year Wednesday night at the famed Louisville Palace in downtown Louisville.  The 2014 Louie Awards are the first annual presentation that are modeled after ESPN’s ESPYs Awards Show.

The top honor of the evening, the adidas High Performance Athlete of the Year Award, was claimed by Joao De Lucca (swimming & diving) on the men’s side and Shoni Schimmel (basketball) on the women’s side.  The award is given annually to a female and a male student-athlete regardless of class, and is awarded based solely on athletic performance/achievement.

De Lucca added two more individual National Championships to his resume at the 2014 NCAA Swimming and Diving Champi...

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What Does Louisville Basketball Look Like in 2014-15?

Akoy Agau & Dillon Avare

Who is Gone?
Russ Smith- 18.2 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 4.6 APG, 2.0 SPG
Luke Hancock-12.3 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 2.2 APG, 1.0 SPG
Stephan Van Treese-2.9 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 0.7 APG, 1.0 SPG
Tim Henderson-1.8 PPG, 0.8 RPG, 0.3 APG, 0.3 SPG
Kevin Ware

Total Losses: 35.2 PPG (43.5%), 12.4 RPG (32.9%), 7.8 APG (50.8%), 4.3 SPG (43%)

(Team Averages 81 PPG, 37.7 RPG, 15.35 APG, 10.0 SPG)

Who is Returning?
Chris Jones (5-10, 175 Sr.)
Dillon Avare (5-11, 155, RS-Fr.) non-scholarship
Terry Rozier (6-1, 170, Soph.)
David Levitch (6-3, 190, Soph) non-scholarship
Anton Gill (6-4, 180, Soph.)
Wayne Blackshear (6-5, 230, Sr.)
Montrezl Harrell-(6-8, 235, Jr.)
Akoy Agau (6-8, 235, Soph.)
Mangok Mathiang (6-10, 200, Soph.)

Who is New?
Quentin Snider (6-1, 170, Fr.)
Shaqquan Aaron (6-7, 175, Fr.)
Jaylen Johnson (6-9, 215, Fr.)
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Louisville Adds Safety for 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. University of Louisville football head coach Bobby Petrino announced on Tuesday the addition of safety James Sample on the Cardinals’ program.

A former safety at Washington, the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder played for the Huskies in 2011 and 2012. Sample played in three games in 2012, and also saw action in two games in 2011 before his season ended early due to an injury

“James is an outstanding football player who will help us fill a void on our football team,” Petrino said. “He has outstanding size at the safety position and will add immediate depth to this position on our football team.”

Before signing with Louisville, Sample attended American River College in California and will be eligible next season with two years of eligibility remaining.

Scholastically, Sample...

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The Trezl Effect

Montrezl Harrell confirms he is coming back to Louisville, and Louisville fans rejoiced.

  • Sure, he wants to max his potential under Rick Pitino to become the highest draft pick possible – all fine and dandy.
  • Sure, this bumps Louisville up to contender status which about 10 teams per year achieve – all fine and dandy.

However, a man of his intimidation level can’t make this decision and not effect the world around him.

1.  Weather:  After many days of beautiful weather, the sun was afraid of being dunked on…so it left, and it snowed.

2.  Social:  Everyone in the city was checking on how Akoy Agau would take the news.  No reports.

3.  Sports:  Scientist working on a new construction for rims and backboards.

4.  Education:  The most surprising effect?  Children in school are taking n...

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Video: Shoni Schimmel Drafted #8

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The Louisville women’s team had a big night with 3 from the ladies team being drafted.  We have a video of it going down, but she wasn’t the only lady drafted, check it out.

Shoni Schimmel: 1st Rd, 8th overall, Atlanta Dream.

  • Shoni joins another Louisville great, Angel McCoughtry.  Too bad these two couldn’t play for Louisville at the same time, huh? Atlanta will do.  Let’s get an Atlanta Dream exhibition game in town.

Antonita Slaughter: 3rd Rd, 35th overall, Los Angeles Sparks.

  • She likes to ham it up, so Hollywood surely could use a girl like Anita as much as the Sparks do.

Asia Taylor: 3rd Rd, 36th overall, Minnesota Lynx.

  • Anita will know everything about the town before she arrives, as Gorgui Dieng – who plays for the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves – has the city mapped out.

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VIDEO: Montrezl Harrell & Wayne Blackshear Discuss Being Named Captains

Montrezl Harrell is returning for his junior season to the University of Louisville in an effort to become more prepared for life in the NBA and to make a run at another national championship.

Wayne Blackshear has been challenged by Rick Pitino to become more assertive and to maximize his potential.

Both players have been named Captains of the 2014-15 Louisville Basketball team and both spoke with the media on Monday to discuss. Harrell explains his decision-making process and focus this off-season. While Wayne Blackshear discusses Rick Pitino’s feelings about his progression as a basketball player and his plan to change the course for next year.

Louisville moves into the ACC in 2014-15, their 3rd Conference in as many seasons.

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MONTREZL HARRELL WILL RETURN FOR HIS JUNIOR SEASON

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell has elected to return for the 2014-15 Cardinals’ men’s basketball season, ending speculation that he may enter the NBA draft.

“This is obviously great news,” said UofL Coach Rick Pitino. “Like (former UofL/current Minnesota Timberwolves center) Gorgui Dieng, he will benefit tremendously from playing his junior season. We hope, like Russ Smith, that he can become a first-team All-America selection. Montrezl is a Louisville man and we’re all very excited to have Montrezl as a co-captain with Wayne Blackshear.”

The Ame...

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