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(Photo – usatoday.com) SouthernPigskin.com has put together a nice write up on UofL’s Redshirt Sophomore Quarterback Will Gardner. Matt Osborne writes that if things break the right way for Gardner under the direction of UofL Head Coach Bobby Petrino, it could be a special season for Gardner and the Cardinals in 2014: If you believe in the validity of trends, then the safe bet would be to say that a relatively unknown player will walk away with the Heisman Trophy at the conclusion of the 2014 regular season. College football’s...Continue reading »

Photo – insidetheville.com/247sports Three future Cardinals – Jaylen Johnson, Chinanu Onuaku, and Quentin Snider – put on a show for the Louisville fans in attendance in this year’s installment of the Derby Festival Classic.  UofL fans saw three guys who will contribute next year in some form or fashion.  Here’s a rundown of their performances: Quentin Snider (8 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds)  He won the MVP of the White Team as they were victorious 124-108.  Snider showed great floor vision, always dribbling...Continue reading »

(IU assistant Kenny Johnson: Photo – Daniel Martin) After a few weeks of rumor and innuendo, Kevin Keatts’ former assistant spot remains vacant on the UofL basketball sidelines. Keatts, who helped Louisville get to back-to-back Final Fours, win a National Championship and grab three straight conference tournament titles, left the program last month to accept the head coaching position at UNC Wilmington. While a few names continue to swirl, here’s what we’re hearing the most: The first name to pop up was current Indiana...Continue reading »

Photo – miamiherald.com Andrea Adelson published a must-read piece on Teddy, defending the former Louisville QB in the midst of his seemingly falling draft stock.  She caught up Shawn Watson, who used some common sense to explain the type of player Bridgewater is.  Sure, some of the nonsense being talking about Teddy is posturing by some GMs in an attempt to throw off teams who are potentially interested in Teddy so that they could scoop him up.  But, some mocks projected him to go in the second round, and that’s asinine. ...Continue reading »

(Photo – sportingnews.com) ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported today that Louisville signed a 5-year extension with adidas worth $39 million.  That deal is the third richest in all of college athletics next to Notre Dame’s $9 million annual contract with Under Armour and Michigan’s $8.2 with adidas. We had heard that UofL listened to pitches from other companies, but ultimately re-upped with adidas because they want Louisville as one of their flagship schools.  Expect to see several uniforms combinations with the football...Continue reading »

(Photo – usatoday.com) The ACC Digital Network discusses UofL coming out of their 2014 Spring Game and discusses the upcoming season’s outlook with the new staff changes and new faces at key positions.   VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 8.7/10 (3 votes cast)...

(Photo – rantsports.com) AthlonSports.com ranks the projected starting Quarterbacks for the upcoming 2014 season, 1-14. Where does Will Gardner, UofL’s projected starter come in among Athlon’s rankings? 6. Will Gardner, Louisville (SO) Replacing Teddy Bridgewater is a difficult task for any quarterback, but it appears the Cardinals are in good shape under center with Gardner. It’s tough to read too much into spring performances, but Gardner’s numbers in Louisville’s spring game are certainly encouraging. The Georgia...Continue reading »

Photo – 247sports From the KDF Staff: Tickets are still available for the 41st annual Derby Festival Basketball Classic presented by Papa John’s this Friday, April 18. The roster includes one McDonald’s All-Americans, 2 Parade All-Americans, as well as University of Louisville signees Chinanu Onuaku, Quentin Snider and Jaylen Johnson and Indiana recruits Robert Johnson and Max Hoetzel.  The game features 10 players ranked in the Top 30 nationally by recruiting services Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com.  Nearly all of the...Continue reading »

Without question, one of the weaknesses for the U of L football team is the secondary. After losing Calvin Pryor and Hakeem Smith, the Cards are looking for playmakers at the safety position. And today, that safety position just got a little better with the addition of former Washington Huskies stud James Sample. Sample, a former 4-star recruit out of Grant High School, brings talent, size, and experience to the U of L secondary instantly. More importantly, his addition adds much-needed depth to a position of need. Last year, Sample attended...Continue reading »

The only show in town dedicated to talking UofL football, basketball, and recruiting is back tonight at 7:00 on ESPN 680 / 105.7 and ESPNLouisville.com.  The guys will discuss the Spring Game, football recruiting, the return of Trez, and the upcoming Derby Festival Classic.  Feel free to be a part of the program so hit us up at 267-9680 or tweet the show @LvilleSprtsLive. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...

Photo – USATI As the misinformation and the false narratives continue, Teddy Bridgewater and Minnesota Vikings are getting to know each other quite well.  His visit to the Twin Cities began with a workout on Saturday followed up by meetings with team officials today.  Could Minnesota be focusing in on Teddy with their 8th pick?  NFL.com discusses the potential Vikings-Teddy combo here. The Vikings, who pick eighth, have met with several of the top quarterback prospects already as they look for someone who could upgrade the position...Continue reading »

(Photo – Kelly Kline / USA Today Sports) After wrapping up spring practice this past weekend, it appears that Bobby Petrino and his staff are keeping their recruiting gears in motion. According to various reports from the folks at 247 Sports.com, the Cards will host the nation’s #1 Juco running back, Jovon Robinson, as well as former UAB QB commit Pat Thomas. Robinson, who originally signed with Auburn in 2012 but failed to qualify academically, will take an official visit to Louisville starting today and has also been offered...Continue reading »

(Photo – Miami Herald)   Andrea Adelson of ESPN.com’s ACC Blog discusses the expectations on DeVante Parker, UofL’s star receiver going into the 2014 season. Parker decided to forgo the NFL draft, so he’s poised to have a huge senior season under new head coach Bobby Petrino. It has been seven years since Louisville had a 1,000-yard receiver. Not coincidentally, that player — Harry Douglas — was a product of the Bobby Petrino system. So now that Petrino is back, expectations are rising for senior DeVante...Continue reading »