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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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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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Local News
6:14 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

U of L Cards Eliminated From College World Series

Credit University of Louisville athletics

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.

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.

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Local News
12:30 am
Sun June 15, 2014

Louisville Cardinals Fall to Vanderbilt In College World Series Opener

Grant Kay, who scored the first of the Louisville Cardinals three runs.
Credit Rick Howlett

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.

Louisville lost to Vanderbilt 5-3 in its first game of the 2014 College World Series in Omaha.

The Cardinals will play the Texas Longhorns on Monday in an elimination game (the College World Series is a double-elimination tournament).

Cardinals ace pitcher Kyle Funkhouser threw the wild pitch in the third and was credited with the loss. Vanderbilt pitcher Carson Fulmer got the win.

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Local News
4:09 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

What to Know About Vanderbilt Before the Cardinals' College World Series Game

Vanderbilt's baseball team
Credit www.vucommodores.com

The Louisville Cardinals take on Vanderbilt on Saturday in the opening round of the College Baseball World Series.

Here’s what you need to know about the Commodores.

The NCAA has Vanderbilt ranked at 14, with Louisville holding the 9th slot.

The Commodores made the College World Series in 2011, but were eliminated by Florida. They were also ranked 2nd by Baseball America at the end of 2012 season.

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Local News
3:18 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

For U of L' s Grant Kay, College World Series Also a Homecoming

Cards' first baseman Grant Kay is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, the home of the College World Series.
Credit Rick Howlett

The Louisville Cardinals are bound for Omaha, Nebraska  to begin play in the college baseball World Series this weekend.           

U of L takes on Vanderbilt Saturday at 8:00pm Eastern time in their opening round game.

This World Series berth is an extra special milestone for Cardinals’ first baseman Grant Kay.   The junior college transfer is an Omaha native.

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Local News
1:11 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Cardinals to Face Vanderbilt Saturday in College World Series Opener

The Louisville Cardinals are bound for Omaha and the College World Series for the second straight season.

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.            

Coach Dan McDonnell’s team swept Kennesaw State in super regional play over the weekend to clinch the World Series berth, with two come-from-behind victories.

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Local News
4:03 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Louisville Cardinals Play Kennesaw State in the Baseball Super Regionals. So, Who Is Kennesaw State?

Credit www.ksuowls.com

Update: The Louisville Cardinals won Friday's game against Kennesaw State. The teams play the second game in the best-of-three series at 7 p.m. Saturday in Louisville.  

Earlier: 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.

But much like Carmen Sandiego, college baseball fans may wonder: “Where in the world is Kennesaw State?”

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