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Photo – Happy Easter!  Here’s hoping you’re spending this glorious day with friends and family.  The latest happenings with the Louisville football program and the ACC are as follows: *All you need to know about the upcoming College Football Playoff is right here. The National Championship Game will then be played at an independent site at least one week after the semifinals. Interested cities will submit bids to host the game, similar to the process for the Super Bowl. AT&T Stadium in North Texas...Continue reading »

(Photo – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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, and  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 »