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Cards’ New Football Uni’s Unveiled

The University of Louisville and adidas today unveiled the new Uncaged Cardinal Primeknit strategy football uniform, which will make its on-field debut on Saturday, September 5th vs. Auburn for the season opener. Drawing inspiration from the Louisville mascot, the new uniform brings the Cardinal to life like never before – from head to toe – with an all-new, photo-real, high-def Uncaged Cardinal. Designed to represent the football team’s style of play, the Uncaged Cardinal is fierce, attacking and always on the offensive. At the center of the design, the helmet features the new Uncaged Cardinal on one side, while a…




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Career Ending Injury Mars Cards’ 16-14 Victory Over Rutgers

Its type of play that coaches, players, and fans alike never want to see. When Louisville Senior Anthony Conner appeared motionless after a tackle early in the second quarter, the mood shifted quickly in Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium.  Although Conner was able to feel and move his extremities while being carted off, it was soon realized that Conner had a broken neck and will never play competitive football again. Fortunately, Connor is suffering from no paralysis. Louisville Coach Charlie Strong held back tears during his post game presser saying, “It’s just so tough anytime you lose a player,It’s what happens in this game, but…


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Strong and Phillips Get Clear Messages

Wow. Can you imagine what Charlie Strong could have gotten from the University of Louisville if he had managed to win home games against Sun Belt Conference and C-USA schools?  If he’s getting a 7-year contract extension and a raise from $1.6 million to $2.3 million a year for going 2-4, imagine what Tom Jurich would have had to come up with if he’d actually won a few games. U of L announced today that Strong’s contract extends his deal through 2018, which is quite the vote of confidence. In fact, it’s in stark contrast to the “vote of confidence”…


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Football in These Parts – I N E P T

It’s gonna be a long year for football fans around here. Talk radio is lit up with fans disenchanted with U of L’s weak effort against Murray State, in which the Racers won the 2nd half 6-0. It wasn’t that Murray played well. U of L stunk. They’re inept. There’s a lack of talent. No imagination on offense. And Will Stein is not the guy to take this team to a winning season in the Big East. The crowd wilted in the heat, like the players. But for U of L fans, the game against UK Sept. 17 became a…


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Media Day Sheds Light on Strong’s Second Year

The future continues to look bright with Charlie Strong at the helm of Louisville Football. The Cardinals hosted their Media Day event at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium today to a parade of good news. The overall message from the interview heavy event was all about Louisville’s future. Strong and his staff couldn’t stop buzzing about what the years to come will hold.  News that will certainly cultivate the hype about a program that desperately wants to return to its winning ways. While Coach Strong was the centerpiece of the show, a quote from Defensive Coordinator Vance Bedford stole the show. “It’s like I tell…


Deion Branch Spent The Day In Louisville Today

Super Bowl MVP and former Louisville standout Deion Branch spent the day in Louisville today. This morning he was at FASTSIGNS Louisville on Fern Valley Rd. signing autographs and greeting fans. Branch spent over an hour signing photos, footballs and taking pictures with everyone in the crowd.  FASTSIGNS Louisville is one of the sponsors of Branch’s summer skills camps that benefit the Deion Branch Foundation. The foundation actively supports organizations committed to assisting meningitis victims, particularly infected children. After leaving FASTSIGNS, Branch went to the Home of The Innocents to host a lunch and show his support for the work…


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DaMarcus Smith Denied Release from UCF

DaMarcus Smith is starting to look like the prodigal son. Smith asked Coach George O’Leary for a release from his letter of intent to the University of Central Florida. Smith was originally committed to the University of Louisville, but in a now infamous turn of events reconsidered announcing that he signed with the Knights. O’Leary denied Smith’s request today, saying “the big thing is you sign a legal document and that’s what it is – a legal document. I’ve never in all my coaching given a release to an NLI and I’m not about to start. And he knew that….


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UofL and UK send Five to NFL Combine

Who says football season is over? The NFL has invited running back Bilal Powell, cornerback Johnny Patrick, and tight end Cameron Graham to the NFL Draft Combine in Indianapolis.  The league has also invited wideout Randall Cobb and running back Derrick Locke of UK.  The Combine serves as the best chance for coaches to see the future pros workout. It includes physical events like weightlifting, dashes, and other tests to measure the physical characteristics of the prospect. Cards Have a Close Call A win is a win is a win is a win. With that being said, a slim four-point…