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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VIDEO: Teddy Bridgewater (#5) 2014 NFL Draft Profile

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9th & Final in a series highlight potential selections from the University of Louisville in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Teddy Bridgewater SHOULD be the 1st Quarterback taken in the 2014 NFL Draft.   Bridgewater is a franchise changer and a football junky.  Strong character and a stronger game to match.  Teddy Bridgewater is the ultimate ambassador of Louisville Cardinal Football.  Teddy has all of the throws in his arsenal and despite a ball-control rushing based offense Bridgewater controlled the nation’s #16 passing attack in college football.  But more importantly, Bridgewater was EPIC on 3rd Downs leading the Cards to convert 56% of their 3rd Downs; 2nd in the nation.

Bridgewater is easily the most over-analyzed player in the 2014 NFL Draft...

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VIDEO: 2014 Spring Game Interviews

 

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VIDEO: Gorgui Dieng Hits Game Winner vs. Rockets

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Spring Game Preview: What We’re Watching

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Tonight the University of Louisville Football Program will have it’s 1st Spring Game under the Bobby Petrino era 2.0.   Things are going to look very different.  A completely different coaching staff, a new quarterback, a new offense, a new defense, new players, new position battles.  So there is a lot to take in at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and even after the Spring Game ends there will still be plenty of unanswered questions with so many players being out due to injury or held out of Spring Drills as a precaution. Even so, let’s take a look at each aspect of Cardinal Football for the Spring Game:

Offense 

Quarterback

Right now, Will Gardner has a FIRM grasp on the #1 spot...

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VIDEO: Bobby Petrino Previews Spring Game

Louisville Head Coach Bobby Petrino Previews Friday Night’s Spring Game.

The 2014 University of Louisville Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Spring Game is scheduled for Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

The game is free, and fans are encouraged to take come early and take part in the special pre-game festivities. Stadium gates will open at 6 p.m.

There are lots of activities surrounding the spring game, starting at 4 p.m. There will be live music in the Street Fest area with food, $2 beers and carnival rides for both children and adults. Tickets for rides will be sold per ride or an all-day pass can also be purchased. Beer will also be available during the game on the Norton Party Deck for $2. The concourse concession areas will have other food and drink specials.

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