(Photo – Rob Foldy, USA Today) The injury bug that has plagued multiple BCS football programs the past month has finally caught up with Louisville. Coach Bobby Petrino announced Monday afternoon that after seeing a specialist in Charlotte, NC, senior WR DeVante Parker, the Cards’ most valuable playmaker and arguably the team’s top draft prospect, will miss up to half the season with a broken left toe. The extent of the injury is not completely unexpected news, as any time a team sends out a press release on a late Friday...Continue reading »
As previously mentioned, Louisville head football coach Bobby Petrino met with the media today to discuss the team’s opener next Monday night against Miami. Lot’s of newsworthy items were discussed, including DeVante Parker’s injured foot, Michael Dyer’s health, the updated depth chart and what he expects to see from the Hurricanes. Video courtesy of the Crunch Zone. Bobby Petrino Will Gardner VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...
At today’s weekly press conference, Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino handed out the team’s updated depth chart as they head into their season opener against Miami next Monday night. Not really a ton of surprises aside from Kai De La Cruz replacing DeVante Parker at the starting x-receiver and Keith Kelsey listed as the starter at middle linebacker over Keith Brown. Other notables: Reggie Bonnafon indeed grabbing the back-up QB role (Kyle Bolin wasn’t listed, which means he’s dropped to the 4th spot behind...Continue reading »
UofL head football coach Bobby Petrino held his game-week press conference today and handed down some very unfortunate news to Cardinal fans: star wide receiver DeVante Parker has broken a bone in his fifth metatarsal that will require surgery and keep him sidelined for at least 6 weeks. It’s a devastating blow to Louisville, who, although certainly deep at the receiver position, has absolutely no one of Parker’s caliber to replace him. A likely first round draft pick in 2015, Parker’s unique combination of size (6’3,...Continue reading »
It’s coming right down to the wire, but the last piece of Louisville’s heralded 2014 recruiting class appears to be falling into place. Jaylen Johnson, a 6’9, 4-star forward from Ypsilanti, Michigan has been awaiting clearance from the NCAA after his school district went through a merger with a neighboring town. The ensuing fallout caused his records to become delayed and the NCAA could not technically clear him. Nevertheless, all now looks to be in good order as the Courier Journal’s Jeff Greer reports that...Continue reading »
What better way to kick off game week than listening to LSL? We’re on today at 6:00 on ESPN 680/105.7 and ESPNLouisville.com breaking down the Cards-Canes clash on Labor Day night. We’ll offer up predictions and analyze the upcoming season (without Parker for at least a little while) and interact with you as well. Hit us up at 267-9680 and on twitter @LvilleSprtsLive to be a part of the show. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...
Miami’s quarterback battle lasted longer than most expected, but the Canes settled on their guy, true freshman Brad Kaaya. The 6’4 206 lb. QB has some of the same off-the-field qualities as UofL legend Teddy Bridgewater possesses; resisting nightlife temptations and studying the playbook and watching film. He’s been firm in saying he didn’t go to ‘The U’ for the beach and sun, only to play football. It looks like his dedication paid off in the form of beating out senior transfer Jake Heaps. It isn’t...Continue reading »
Fresh off his commitment to Louisville – and interview with LSL – Donovan Mitchell took his talents to Brooklyn for the Under Armour Elite 24 Saturday night. He did not disappoint. He scored 8 points on just 4-5 shooting, but had easily the best dunk of the game, completing a three-fourths length alley-oop pass with a thunderous one-handed slam. It was number 6 on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Saturday night. His athleticism and overall game throughout this summer speaks for itself, but last weekend it was on display on a...Continue reading »
NOTE: Updated from the original post in September of last year. When Louisville joined the Big East in 2005, fans knew that a rivalry with West Virginia would soon spark because of the high-scoring offenses and the coaching staffs in place. Both schools frequented the Top 20 and were becoming household names in the college football landscape. The first game between the new conference mates saw UofL blow a 24-7 second half lead and bow out in three OTs, 46-44. The following season UofL got payback and beat the Mountaineers 44-34 in what...Continue reading »
The Black Out. The ACC opener. The ‘U’ coming to town. It’s all getting closer. Here’s a slew of Louisville football-related stories to calm your nerves until the Labor Day (night) tilt is upon us. NOTE: All articles below were published before Parker’s injury. *Gardner prepares to be the starter. TAYLOR: How much pressure is there to be a quarterback for Bobby Petrino? GARDNER: That’s the biggest thing. You feel more pressure in practice than you ever do (in the games). I can only really compare it...Continue reading »
Just when you thought Louisville would escape the major injury bug before the season starts, UofL star WR DeVante Parker injures his foot. We don’t know the severity of it right now, but when you are scheduled to see a foot specialist – Dr. Bob Anderson to be exact – you can guess it’s not good. UofL’s leading receiver (55 catches, 885 yards and 12 TDs) and All-ACC wideout will likely be out for some time after hurting it during tonight’s practice. The Cards are deep at the WR spot, but there isn’t...Continue reading »
With Deng Adel, Donovan Mitchell, and Ray Spalding already in the fold, UofL has a top class nationally. But Coach Pitino isn’t finished as he is setting his sights on landing one more elite guard to his 2015 class. Antonio Blakeney – who the UofL staff has been on for well over a year – will visit next weekend. The 5-star prospect – ranked 14th overall by 247Sports – is regarded as one of the best scorers in the ’15 class. Currently, it appears that the top two schools are Louisville and LSU. Why...Continue reading »
The fall semester at the University of Louisville is set to begin in a matter of days, but the men’s basketball program is still waiting on one of its key recruits to make it to campus. Jaylen Johnson, a 6’8, 4-star, hybrid forward from Ypsilanti, Michigan, is the lone member of Rick Pitino’s 6-man recruiting class who has yet to be cleared by the NCAA. Like Wayne Blackshear and Gorgui Dieng before him, it’s not because of poor grades or inadequate test scores, but rather an issue with transcripts finding their...Continue reading »