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Local News
8:19 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

College Football: U of L Cards Beat Florida International, 34-3

MIAMI (AP) -James Quick caught two touchdown passes from Will Gardner 45 seconds apart late in the first half, Gerod Holliman ran one of his two interceptions back for another score and Louisville topped Florida International 34-3 on Saturday night.    

Quick finished with 174 yards — 111 of them on the TD grabs — on seven catches for the Cardinals (3-1), who got a touchdown run from L.J. Scott.

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Local News
4:24 pm
Sat September 13, 2014

College Football: Virginia Upsets Louisville, 23-21

Greyson Lambert threw for one touchdown and ran for another and Ian Frye kicked a 42-yard field goal with 3:41 remaining, giving Virginia a 23-21 victory against No. 17 Louisville today.      

The winning points came after Louisville's James Quick fumbled a punt and Kelvin Rainey recovered for Virginia (2-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) at the Cardinals' 25. Four plays later, Frye's third field goal of the game allowed the Cavaliers to end an 11-game slide against FBS-level competition.

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Local News
10:52 pm
Sat September 6, 2014

College Football: Louisville Cardinals Beat Murray State Racers

Credit University of Louisville athletics

Louisville backup quarterback Reggie Bonnafon ran for two touchdowns and passed for another and the No. 25 Cardinals scored on nine straight possessions in a 66-21 victory over Murray State on Saturday night.

After an opening-game test by Miami on Monday night, Louisville (2-0) cruised past its in-state opponent. The Cardinals followed a first-possession punt with the offensive outburst first-year coach Bobby Petrino envisioned, and the list of contributors was long.

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Local News
11:51 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Louisville Cards Win ACC Debut Over Miami, 31-13

In college football, Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard touchdown catch late in the fourth followed a big defensive performance as the Louisville Cardinals beat visiting Miami 31-13 in their season opener Monday night.    

The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and for Bobby Petrino's second coaching stint at the school. Petrino, who left the program in 2007, was hired in January to succeed Charlie Strong after he left for Texas.

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Local News
5:11 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Foot Injury Sidelines U of L Football's Devante Parker 6-8 Weeks

University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino says senior wide receiver Devante  Parker will miss six to eight weeks with a broken left small toe, leaving the Cardinals without their top target for next Monday night's season opener against Miami.            

Parker injured the foot in Friday night's practice and was to undergo surgery today.

Petrino says Parker’s absence will mean some adjustments are in store for his offense.

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Education
3:42 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Louisville Cardinals Athletics Gets $3-Million Matching Grant For Academic Center

Credit University of Louisville Athletics

University of Louisville athletics will get a financial boost toward completing construction of a student-athlete academic center.

Thorntons, the Louisville-based gas and convenience chain, will provide a $3-million matching grant to the project, according to a university news release. Thorntons will match every dollar donated to the construction of the academic center up to $3 million—with hopes of raising, in total, the $6 million remaining to complete the fund-raising.

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Local News
1:42 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Pitino: Former Card Russ Smith Reaches Contract Deal With NBA's Pelicans

U of L coach Rick Pitino and guard Russ Smith, in 2013.
Credit Rick Howlett

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.

Smith was picked 47th in last month’s NBA draft by Philadelphia, but was traded to the Pelicans, who had long been interested in the guard.

"It only takes at the NBA level one team to believe in your talent," Pitino said.    "And we were always convinced that Russ Smith could be an outstanding pro because he can do so many different things."

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Local News
9:45 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

University of Louisville Officially Joins the Atlantic Coast Conference

University of Louisville's mascot Louie, right, and Georgia Tech's mascot Buzz hug while all the ACC mascots are presented during UofL's induction ceremony into the ACC at Fourth Street Live.

The University of Louisville on Tuesday officially joined the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The ACC is the Cardinals' fourth conference since athletics director Tom Jurich arrived in 1997. At different times during his tenure, UofL's conferences suffered from questionable stability. The ACC allayed those concerns  in November 2012 with an offer for UofL to join.

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Sports
7:06 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Interactive Timeline: The Louisville Cardinals' Path to a New Conference, The ACC

Fans celebrating the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team's run to the 2013 national championship on Cardinal Boulevard.
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

The Louisville Cardinals join the Atlantic Coast Conference on Tuesday—officially landing the school in a stable conference after a couple of uncertain years.

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.

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Local News
6:50 am
Fri June 27, 2014

2 Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals' Russ Smith Chosen in NBA Draft

Julius Randle
Credit Eleanor Hasken/Kentucky Kernel

Two Kentucky Wildcats, a Louisville Cardinals and an Indiana Hoosier were among the area college basketball players chosen Thursday night in the NBA Draft.

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.

The AP reports:

Randle was the SEC's freshman of the year while helping the Wildcats to the NCAA championship game. He had 24 games with at least 10 points and 10 rebounds, the second-most by a freshman in Division I history.

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