Louisville freshman wide receiver Javonte Bagley played only two seasons of organized football in high school. Growing up he was 6-3, 187 pounds and basketball was his first sport. But with his gifted athletic ability Bagley still managed to catch 59 catches for 999 yards and 13 touchdowns in those two seasons. While he’s had his fair share of ups and downs in the first two days of practice, he’s still managing to make a name for himself. Bagley appears to have quite the bright future ahead of him and he has earned high...Continue reading »
Things have come a long way from the days of old Cardinal Stadium. When I was growing up, my parents used to take us to UofL home games where the populous was far more interested in what was going on outside of the stadium, as opposed to what was going on inside. Poor scheduling, terrible facilities and an inferior overall product caused fans to be disinterested in football and far more concerned with their next brat and cold Budweiser. But I’m 35 now, old Cardinal Stadium is barely clinging to life at the Fairgrounds and Louisville...Continue reading »
We’ve posted numerous articles about the same thing; Teddy performing at a high level and impressing the Vikings brass. It all began at the rookie mini-camp after he was drafted and is continuing as the Vikings prepare for their first preseason game against the Raiders on Friday. While most thought that Teddy could be eased in to a starting role, Bridgewater will get every chance to win the starting job on day one according to Vikings OC Norv Turner. The Vikings released their first preseason depth chart Tuesday, with Matt Cassel listed...Continue reading »
The football season is here and the festivities got underway yesterday on the practice fields. If you didn’t make out there, here’s a recap of what went on during the first day of fall camp. *Reggie Bonnafon was impressive. He’s gained about 15 pounds and didn’t seem overwhelmed. You get the sense he’ll get every opportunity to compete to see the field this year. *James Sample and Trumaine Washington made plays and stood out during the morning session. Sample went on record yesterday saying he plans on...Continue reading »
Practice begins today, The newcomers reported at 8:50 this morning while the veterans will get started at 4:20 this afternoon. The issues remain the same; the staff must find suitable replacements in the secondary, locate who will back up Will Gardner under center, and transition the defense into the new 3-4 alignment. Here are some story lines heading into fall camp…. *Coach Petrino answered a variety of questions about the upcoming practices and the outlook of his team. On the season opening opponent, Miami “We keep an eye...Continue reading »
The hits keep on coming for the University of Miami as they prepare for their season opener at Louisville. First, they lost their projected starter, Ryan Williams, to a torn ACL and now word has come down that the Hurricanes have suspended back-up Kevin Olsen for the match-up with UofL. According to this piece from ESPN.com, multiple news outlets in Miami are reporting that Olsen failed a drug test, though, head coach Al Golden refused to comment on the situation yesterday during his weekly press conference. Now the Hurricanes will...Continue reading »
The folks over at cbssports.com attended numerous NCAA-sanctioned events during the July live evaluation period and have been speaking with coaches from all levels in college basketball. Among the topics discussed were the various prospects in attendance, their fellow coaches, current college players, and potential issues facing the sport. For three weeks, they have been asking a series of questions and releasing all the answers. Today’s question is “If you could pick any Division I player and put him on your team for this...Continue reading »
Louisville head football coach Bobby Petrino met with the media today to discuss a multitude of topics as the team prepares to kick off fall camp on Tuesday. Petrino gave position updates, discussed the players that just arrived on campus, broke news of a freshman who didn’t make it and talked about all the challenges the program faces as it gets set for its inaugural season in the ACC. * Video courtesy of UofL Athletics VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)...
It’s pretty rare when an entire college football recruiting class qualifies and makes it to campus by the start of fall camp. It’s an even more rare feat when that class has to endure a coaching change. But Bobby Petrino and his staff nearly pulled it off, that is, until he announced today at his weekly press conference that Miami, Florida (Champagnat Catholic), safety Michael Johnson will be the lone player not to make it to campus. Petrino didn’t elaborate too much but said that Johnson, a 6’3, 195 lb, consensus...Continue reading »
Big news for the Louisville secondary as multiple outlets have confirmed that Junior College transfer and former Washington safety James Sample has finally reported to campus and will begin fall camp with the team this week. Sample, a one time US Army All-American and 4-star prospect from the 2011 class, instantly adds much-needed depth to the UofL secondary, which, by most accounts, is the thinnest position on the roster. Bobby Petrino and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham even moved Cornerback Terell Floyd to Safety towards the...Continue reading »
With the PGA Championship set to get underway this week at Valhalla, Louisville is once again at the center of the sports world. CBS Sports did a fantastic job of representing the city of Louisville’s sports heritage as golf’s last major of the season tees off on Thursday. UofL athletics, Muhammad Ali, Louisville Slugger, the Kentucky Derby, as well as the past major golf events were all mentioned in this two-minute video. Video courtesy of Pat Yates VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (3 votes cast)...
Three Cardinals – Montrezl Harrell, Chris Jones, and Terry Rozier – all showed out this week in California at the annual adidas Nations event that showcases top high school (and college) talent. Serving as counselors along with other elite college talent the leaders of the 2014-15 squad put in a show in front of scouts and various media that had twitter buzzing all weekend long. Rozier received props for his athleticism, rebounding, and finishing at the rim. Jones was praised for his great decision making and getting his...Continue reading »