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3:13 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Former Auburn Star Michael Dyer Joins Louisville Cardinals Football

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University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong says he wants to give running back Michael Dyer an opportunity to turn around his troubled past by allowing the former Auburn star to join the Cardinals this season.

Michael Dyer was the Most Valuable Player of the 2011 national championship game but eventually left Auburn after he was suspended for violating team rules.      Dyer has acknowledged he was using marijuana at the time.

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12:49 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Favorites to Win First American Athletic Conference Football Title

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The Louisville Cardinals are the favorites to win the first ever American Athletic Conference football championship, according to a poll of media members at the conference's Media Day.

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1:56 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Sales of Maker's Mark Pitino Bottle to Benefit Academic Center

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One of Kentucky’s best-known bourbon producers is selling thousands more commemorative bottles of its product to raise money for the University of Louisville.

Maker’s Mark is selling 12,600 bottles featuring a photo and tribute to men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino.

Proceeds will to the U of L Center of Excellence, an $8 million facility for student-athletes in all sports that will be built on campus.

Maker’s Mark began producing  U of L commemorative  bottles last year in support of the center, which will be located at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

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1:14 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

NCAA Allegations Against U of L's Hurtt Released

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University of Louisville assistant football coach Clint Hurtt faces allegations of receiving and providing impermissible benefits while he was an assistant at Miami. The NCAA says Hurtt received a$2,500 loan and provided perks to Hurricanes recruits.

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4:00 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Strong's U of L Contract Extension, Pay Raise Approved

The University of Louisville has approved an eight-year contract extension for football coach Charlie Strong.

The deal will pay Strong an annual base salary of $3.7 million, plus numerous performance bonuses, making him one of the country’s highest-paid college football coaches.

U of L Athletic Director Tom Jurich says Strong deserves it.

"I think he’s already lived up to it and earned it and in every aspect of his coaching ability, he’s got an A+ from me," he said. 

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4:30 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Former U of L Football Player Sues Over Alleged Locker Room Beating

A former University of Louisville football player is suing the school and coach Charlie Strong and claims he was coerced into covering up a beating in the locker room by a pair of teammates.

Former Cardinals defensive lineman Patrick Grant of Sunrise, Fla., alleges two teammates attacked him Oct. 24, 2010, in the locker room at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium and, according to the lawsuit, beat him "so badly that he required immediate, urgent care and nearly lost his left eye."

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11:44 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Strong Stays with UofL; Jurich Says Cardinals a Top 10 Program

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Tom Jurich concedes: He was nervous that Louisville football coach Charlie Strong may leave for the Tennessee Volunteers.

"Are you nuts? Of course I was nervous," Jurich, UofL's athletics director, said during a news conference.

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8:17 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Charlie Strong Staying with Louisville Cardinals

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Charlie Strong will remain the football coach for the University of Louisville, he said Thursday morning in a news conference.

The University of Tennessee offered him the Volunteers' head coaching position on Tuesday, he said.

In confirming that he'd return for a fourth season, Strong spoke highly of Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich -- noting that Jurich gave him his first head coaching position after 27 years as an assistant. 

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9:59 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Report: Charlie Strong Sticking with the Louisville Cardinals

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 Update: Louisville Cardinals football coach Charlie Strong turned down an offer from the Tennessee Volunteers and is staying at UofL, according to a report from Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel.

Citing an unnamed source, Thamel reported that Strong is negotiating a contract extension with Louisville.

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3:53 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Charlie Strong 'Very Annoyed' By Rumors of Job Interviews

University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong says he won’t discuss any rumors that he’s a candidate for coaching vacancies as the Cards prepare for their Sugar Bowl matchup next month.

Strong spoke to reporters a day after learning that the Cards will play Florida in the BCS game January 2nd in New Orleans.

Last week as the Cards were preparing for their season finale at Rutgers, Strong shot down a report that he had interviewed for the Auburn coaching job.

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