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Louisville quarterback ready for return to campus next week; to begin voluntary workouts June 8

By Rocco Gasparro University of Louisville After two months of being away from campus, University of Louisville quarterback Micale Cunningham is excited about returning to campus. The junior quarterback is among as many as 30 football student-athletes, 15 each from men’s and women’s basketball, and 15 from swimming and diving that will be returning to the UofL campus on June 1 and begin...

After ‘up and down year’ freshman year, Louisville’s Johnson excited about upcoming season

By Kenny Klein University of Louisville University of Louisville guard David Johnson reflected on his freshman season and spoke about what he needs to improve upon during an off-season news conference with local media. “I think it was a pretty up and down year,” said Johnson about his freshman year. “I started off kind of doing okay and then I went into a little slump. Then I had...

Louisville offensive coordinator excited for standout tackle Mekhi Becton’s NFL Draft night

By Rocco Gasparro University of Louisville Junior offensive tackle Mekhi Becton is special. Just ask University of Louisville offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Dwayne Ledford. If anyone knows special offensive linemen, it’s Ledford, who has had a propensity of producing some of the top offensive linemen in the college game. If Becton is drafted on Thursday night, Ledford has the...

Louisville defensive coordinator adjusts to changed ‘landscape of the world’ caused by COVID-19

The University of Louisville football team has undergone a lot of changes since Scott Satterfield and his staff arrived on campus last year. The adversity faced by this group in turning a two-win team in 2018 into an eight-win, bowl-winning squad was a nice surprise for Louisville fans to witness last fall. It was quite a change from the previous season. But no type of change in college athletics can...

Louisville standout Emina Ekic’s upcoming stint with U-23 National Team canceled due to COVID-19

Throughout her playing career, Emina Ekic has not been a stranger to representing Team USA in the national spotlight. Following a successful four years at DuPont Manual High School, where she was twice named the Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year, the Louisville native was a member of the U-17 and U-19 U.S. Women’s National Teams. Those opportunities allowed Ekic to train and play against tough...

Limited-edition bobblehead commemorates rivalry between UK Wildcats, UofL Cardinals

As the University of Kentucky Wildcats and the Louisville Cardinals prepare to renew on of college basketball’s most intense rivalries today, fans can now purchase a playful memento. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has unveiled an officially licensed, limited edition bobblehead featuring Kentucky mascot “Wildcat” and Louisville mascot “Louie the Cardinal.” The mascots are...

Coach Mark Stoops says Cats aren’t hiding from rivalry hype in leadup to Saturday’s season finale

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today The stakes will be high when Kentucky and Louisville meet Saturday in the season finale for both teams. In addition to bragging rights, the Wildcats and Cardinals are seeking better position positioning, considering both teams have already clinched bowl eligibility. Kentucky is seeking its fourth consecutive seven-win season, while Louisville is eyeing its eighth victory...

Mark Stoops says records won’t matter when ‘Cats take on struggling Cardinals Saturday in Louisville

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Louisville has struggled this season but Mark Stoops said that won’t matter when Kentucky takes on the Cardinals in the regular-season finale for both teams Saturday at Cardinal Stadium. “In a rivalry game, you can throw the records out the window,” Stoops said Monday. “We’re worried about ourselves and play the best football that we can.” Like Stoops, Kentucky...

Lucas, McKay were chosen in the 2014 MLB Draft, but will compete for Louisville in 2015

Zach Lucas is one of two Cardinal baseball players returning for the 2015 season after bypassing the MLB draft. (Photo provided)   The deadline for Major League Baseball teams to sign 2014 draft picks passed last Friday and the Louisville baseball team received good news as veteran infielder Zach Lucas and incoming freshman lefty pitcher/first baseman Brendan McKay chose to play for the Cardinals...

Louisville Cardinals rank third in preseason media poll for 2014 Atlantic Division football

  The University of Louisville football team was picked to finish third in the Atlantic Division in a poll of media members in attendance at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Monday.   Defending national champion Florida State is the consensus choice to repeat as Atlantic Division champion and defeat Miami in the 10th annual Dr. Pepper Atlantic...