Louisville Cardinals http://wfpl.org en Pitino: Former Card Russ Smith Reaches Contract Deal With NBA's Pelicans http://wfpl.org/post/pitino-former-card-russ-smith-reaches-contract-deal-nbas-pelicans <p>University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino says former Cardinal standout Russ Smith has reached an agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans on his first NBA contract.</p><p>Smith was picked 47<sup>th</sup> in last month’s NBA draft by Philadelphia, but was traded to the Pelicans, who had long been interested in the guard.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"It only takes at the NBA level one team to believe in your talent," Pitino said. &nbsp; &nbsp;"And we were always convinced that Russ Smith could be an outstanding pro because he can do so many different things."</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:42:47 +0000 Rick Howlett 9733 at http://wfpl.org Pitino: Former Card Russ Smith Reaches Contract Deal With NBA's Pelicans University of Louisville Officially Joins the Atlantic Coast Conference http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-officially-joins-atlantic-coast-conference <p>The University of Louisville on Tuesday officially joined the Atlantic Coast Conference.</p><p>The ACC is the Cardinals' fourth conference since athletics director Tom Jurich arrived in 1997. At different times during his tenure, UofL's conferences<a href="/post/interactive-timeline-louisville-cardinals-path-new-conference-acc">&nbsp;suffered from questionable stability.</a>&nbsp;The ACC allayed those concerns &nbsp;in November 2012 with an offer for UofL to join.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:45:05 +0000 Joseph Lord 9685 at http://wfpl.org University of Louisville Officially Joins the Atlantic Coast Conference Interactive Timeline: The Louisville Cardinals' Path to a New Conference, The ACC http://wfpl.org/post/interactive-timeline-louisville-cardinals-path-new-conference-acc <p>The Louisville Cardinals join the Atlantic Coast Conference on Tuesday—officially landing the school in a stable conference after<a href="/post/louisville-cardinals-stuck-conference-realignment-turmoil-again"> a couple of uncertain years.</a></p><p>Louisville leaves behind the American Athletic Conference after a single season. Starting with the 2014-15 season, UofL will face conference opponents such as the Duke Blue Devils, North Carolina Tar Heels and the Florida State Seminoles, the reigning college football champions.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:06:55 +0000 Joseph Lord 9665 at http://wfpl.org Interactive Timeline: The Louisville Cardinals' Path to a New Conference, The ACC 2 Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals' Russ Smith Chosen in NBA Draft http://wfpl.org/post/2-kentucky-wildcats-louisville-cardinals-russ-smith-chosen-nba-draft <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Kentucky Wildcats, a Louisville Cardinals and an Indiana Hoosier were among the area college basketball players chosen Thursday night in the NBA Draft.</span></p><p>The Wildcats' Julius Randle was chosen seventh by the Los Angeles Lakers. His teammate James Young was chosen by the Boston Celtics with the 17th pick.</p><p>The AP reports:</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:50:44 +0000 Joseph Lord 9656 at http://wfpl.org 2 Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals' Russ Smith Chosen in NBA Draft U of L Cards Eliminated From College World Series http://wfpl.org/post/u-l-cards-eliminated-college-world-series <p>Parker French and Travis Duke limited Louisville to four hits, and Texas manufactured runs in three straight innings to beat the Cardinals 4-1 in a College World Series elimination game Monday.</p><p>The Longhorns (44-20) ended a four-game CWS losing streak dating to 2009 and will play Vanderbilt or UC Irvine in another elimination game Wednesday. Louisville (50-17) went 0-2 in the CWS for the second straight year and is 1-6 in three appearances in Omaha.</p><p>French (7-5) held the Cardinals to four singles in 7 1-3 innings, and Duke retired their last five batters for his first save.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:14:03 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 9577 at http://wfpl.org U of L Cards Eliminated From College World Series Louisville Cardinals Fall to Vanderbilt In College World Series Opener http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-cardinals-fall-vanderbilt-college-world-series-opener <p>The Louisville Cardinals baseball team fell behind the Vanderbilt Commodore in the second inning on a wild pitch Saturday, and stayed behind the rest of the game.</p><p>Louisville lost to Vanderbilt 5-3 in its first game of the 2014 College World Series in Omaha.</p><p>The Cardinals will play the Texas Longhorns on Monday in an elimination game (the College World Series is a double-elimination tournament).</p><p>Cardinals ace pitcher Kyle Funkhouser threw the wild pitch in the third and was credited with the loss. Vanderbilt pitcher&nbsp;Carson Fulmer&nbsp;got the win.</p> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 04:30:42 +0000 Joseph Lord 9570 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Cardinals Fall to Vanderbilt In College World Series Opener What to Know About Vanderbilt Before the Cardinals' College World Series Game http://wfpl.org/post/what-know-about-vanderbilt-cardinals-college-world-series-game <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-38bea7d2-9162-7210-89bc-61025076295c"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Louisville Cardinals take on Vanderbilt on Saturday in the opening round of the College Baseball World Series.</span></span></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:09:50 +0000 Michael Homan 9557 at http://wfpl.org What to Know About Vanderbilt Before the Cardinals' College World Series Game For U of L' s Grant Kay, College World Series Also a Homecoming http://wfpl.org/post/u-l-s-grant-kay-college-world-series-also-homecoming <p>The Louisville Cardinals are bound for Omaha, Nebraska &nbsp;to begin play in the college baseball World Series this weekend. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U of L takes on Vanderbilt Saturday at 8:</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">00pm</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eastern time in their opening round game.</span></p><p>This World Series berth is an extra special milestone for Cardinals’ first baseman Grant Kay.&nbsp;&nbsp; The junior college transfer is an Omaha native.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:18:31 +0000 Rick Howlett 9548 at http://wfpl.org For U of L' s Grant Kay, College World Series Also a Homecoming Cardinals to Face Vanderbilt Saturday in College World Series Opener http://wfpl.org/post/cardinals-face-vanderbilt-saturday-college-world-series-opener <p>The Louisville Cardinals are bound for Omaha and the <a href="http://www.ncaa.com/championships/baseball/d1">College World Series</a> for the second straight season.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U of L (50-15) will take on Vanderbilt Saturday night in opening round play and the pursuit of the school’s first national baseball title. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:11:50 +0000 Rick Howlett 9526 at http://wfpl.org Cardinals to Face Vanderbilt Saturday in College World Series Opener Louisville Cardinals Play Kennesaw State in the Baseball Super Regionals. So, Who Is Kennesaw State? http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-cardinals-play-kennesaw-state-baseball-super-regionals-so-who-kennesaw-state <p><strong>Update:</strong> The Louisville Cardinals <a href="/post/ncaa-baseball-u-l-beats-kennesaw-state-super-regional-0">won Friday's game </a>against Kennesaw State. The teams play the second game in the best-of-three series at 7 p.m. Saturday in Louisville. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Earlier: </strong>This afternoon, the Louisville Cardinals begin a best-of-three series against Kennesaw State in the NCAA baseball Super Regional. The series winner goes on to the College World Series.</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:03:05 +0000 Gail Faustyn 9512 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Cardinals Play Kennesaw State in the Baseball Super Regionals. So, Who Is Kennesaw State?