Louisville Rumors & News

  • Shaq Wiggins announces transfer from Louisville

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Louisville senior cornerback Shaq Wiggins announced on Twitter Monday afternoon that he is transferring from the Cardinals, who begin spring practice on Tuesday. Wiggins has earned his bachelor's degree and presumably will be eligible to play right away at a new school next season. "I would..." March 21

  • Louisville's Jaylen Smith to miss spring practice with stress fracture in foot

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Louisville edge rusher James Hearns, who was shot in the elbow during an off-campus incident in December, has recovered and will be a "full go" when spring practice starts Tuesday, coach Bobby Petrino said Monday as he provided injury updates on several players. Hearns' return is good news for..." March 20

  • Bobby Petrino to host former Vols RB Jalen Hurd on visit to Louisville

    SEC Country "Jalen Hurd joining forces with Bobby Petrino? As a wide receiver or tight end? These may seem like strange questions, but each seemingly has a real possibility of going down. According to a report from Scout.com’s Jody Demling, former Vols RB Jalen Hurd will be visiting Louisville this..." February 16

  • OL Mekhi Becton picks Louisville over UM

    Detroit News "Offensive line has been one of the focal points of Michigan class, but the Wolverines missed out on three-star Mekhi Becton, who is considered to have tremendous upside because of his size and quick feet. Becton, 6-7, 345 pounds from Highland Springs, Va., chose Louisville over Michigan and..." February 01

  • Has Louisville already found new DC?

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The Louisville and Mississippi State football teams are evidently trading defensive coordinators. U of L is set to hire Bulldogs defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon to replace Todd Grantham, who has left the Cardinals to join Mississippi State, according to FootballScoop.com and ESPN.com. U of L..." January 11

  • Louisville's Todd Grantham to become Mississippi State defensive coordinator

    SI "Mississippi State is hiring Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, according to a source. Grantham agreed to a multi-year deal to become the next defensive coordinator in Starkville. Current Mississippi State defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon will not return to the Bulldogs next..." January 11

  • ESPN Graphic Shows Two Louisville Players Listed Out From Citrus Bowl Due to 'Gunshot Wounds'

    Complex "New Year's Eve means that bowl season in college football is in full swing. The No. 20-ranked LSU Tigers (7-4) are playing the No. 13 Louisville Cardinals (9-3) in the Citrus Bowl, and it's been a no-show so far for this year's Heisman winner Lamar Jackson. The Cardinals quarterback, who spent..." January 01

  • LSU pounds Jackson, Louisville in Citrus Bowl

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- No matter what Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson tried to do, the LSU defense had all the answers Saturday. Jackson was sacked eight times while LSU running back Derrius Guice rushed for a 70-yard touchdown to lift the No. 20 Tigers to a 29-9 win over No. 13 Louisville in..." December 31

  • Louisville suspends co-offensive coordinator implicated in Wakeyleaks

    CBS Sports "The fallout from the Wakeyleaks scandal continues as Louisville has suspended co-offensive coordinator Lonnie Galloway for taking information on Wake Forest's game plan from Tommy Elrod. Athletic director Tom Jurich released a statement Friday announcing the suspension, and took a different..." December 16

  • ACC says it’s investigating Wakeyleaks scandal

    College Football Talk "By now we know Wake Forest was ripped off by one of its own and that Louisville knowingly accepted and used stolen information from the Demon Deacons. What we don’t know is where the ACC stands on this. The conference released a statement Wednesday stating it is still in the fact-finding..." December 15

  • Louisville admits its football team received secret information from Wake Forest

    Fox Sports - College Football "On Tuesday we learned that a former Wake Forest assistant coach-turned radio broadcaster had been fired after admitting to leaking secret information about the school’s football team to opponents. The investigation was launched following Wake Forest's matchup with Louisville in November, which..." December 15

  • Lamar Jackson comments on hanging with Johnny Manziel and Heisman butterflies

    College Football Talk "Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, which means he has a busy day making the media rounds in New York on Monday. One of those stops included a stop in the studio with Dan Patrick for The Dan Patrick Show. Jackson admitted to having butterflies when put..." December 12

  • Johnny Manziel-Heisman Party with Lamar Jackson ... What Jinx?

    TMZ "Right after Lamar Jackson won the Heisman Trophy it fell into the hands of Johnny Manziel, which can only mean one thing -- Lamar doesn't believe in jinxes. Louisville's superstar QB was with Manziel in what appears to be a hotel room -- shortly after the ceremony, and Johnny Football couldn't..." December 12

  • Louisville QB Lamar Jackson wins Heisman Trophy

    USA Today "Louisville sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson became the school’s first Heisman Trophy winner Saturday night, beating a crowded field of five finalists to take home college football’s greatest individual honor. He is also the youngest player to win the Heisman, edging out 2013’s winner,..." December 11

  • Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, Jabrill Peppers among Heisman finalists

    ESPN "Could it be the Year of the Quarterback once again for the Heisman voters? Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and receiver Dede Westbrook, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson were announced as Heisman Trophy finalists..." December 05

  • U of L's Lamar Jackson voted ACC Player of the Year

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has been voted the overall Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year as well as the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, according to balloting by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Jackson concluded the regular season holding the Louisville school..." November 30

  • Kentucky stuns No. 11 Louisville, 41-38

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Austin MacGinnis kicked a 47-yard field goal with 12 seconds left to lift Kentucky to a 41-38 upset of No. 11 Louisville on Saturday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. "I just picked a target and hit it," MacGinnis said. MacGinnis' kick was right down the middle,..." November 26

  • Lamar Jackson focused on winning, not Heisman

    ESPN "When the third set of College Football Playoff rankings were unveiled Tuesday night, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, receiver Jaylen Smith and a handful of other Cardinals tweeted their reactions to it. It was clear they were surprised and certainly not pleased to be outside of the top..." November 19

  • Jackson, No. 5 Louisville stunned by Houston

    The Sports Xchange "During a postgame interview on national TV, Houston coach Tom Herman greeted quarterback Greg Ward with a hug and a peck on the cheek. As for No. 5 Louisville, it kissed its national championship hopes goodbye in a meltdown that started with the opening kickoff and never really ended...." November 18

  • Wake Forest investigating if Louisville knew too much before Saturday's game

    Winston-Salem Journal "Wake Forest is investigating how documents pertaining to its game plan might have ended up in Louisville’s hands before last Saturday’s game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. “We are concerned that there was some type of security breach,’’ coach Dave Clawson said Tuesday. “I have shared it with..." November 16

  • No. 6 Louisville finally awakes to down Wake Forest

    The Sports Xchange "No. 6 Louisville scores 44 straight to beat Wake Forest, 44-12 By Howie Lindsey On a big night for upsets in college football, No. 6 Louisville scored 44 straight points to come from behind to beat upset-minded Wake Forest 44-12 Saturday night at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in..." November 12

  • Jackson totals seven TDs as No. 7 Louisville rolls BC

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Lamar Jackson believes there's a way to crack every defense, if you're willing to put in the work. "There's always something that a defense is giving you," the Louisville sophomore quarterback wrote Thursday in The Players' Tribune. "A great quarterback solves that puzzle on every..." November 05

  • Jackson lifts No. 5 Louisvile past Virginia with :13 left

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When Virginia's two-point conversion put them ahead by one point with just under two minutes to play, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson strapped on his helmet and trotted out onto the field as calm as possible. At that point, he was the Cardinals' only hope to..." October 29

  • Russ Yeast commits to Louisville

    247 Sports "Russ Yeast, one of the nation’s best corners, committed to Louisville Monday over Auburn and Iowa. 247Sports National Recruiting Insider Ryan Bartow first-reported the commitment. Yeast, rated the No. 47 CB nationally by 247Sports, also considered Alabama and Ole Miss. While Yeast found a good..." October 25

  • Jackson totals 4 TDs as Louisville blasts NC State

    The Sports Xchange "Heisman favorite Lamar Jackson and No. 7 Louisville raced to a 44-point lead at the half and breezed to a 54-13 win over North Carolina State on Saturday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Coach Bobby Petrino said Louisville felt it needed to prove a point. "I think we got a little..." October 22

  • Four-star running back commits to U of L

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The Louisville football team landed arguably its best commitment in the 2017 recruiting class on Wednesday from four-star Florida running back Colin Wilson, who is rated the nation's No. 170 senior nationally by Rivals.com. Wilson, a 6-foot, 205-pound play for Clay High School in Green Cove..." October 19

  • No. 7 Louisville survives challenge from Duke

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Ahead by a field goal midway through the 4th quarter, the No. 7 Louisville Cardinals kept their playoff hopes alive with a game-clinching, 80-yard scoring drive to beat the Duke Blue Devils 24-14 Friday night at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. It was a game-clinching drive..." October 14

  • Florida DE/OLB commits to Cardinals

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Three-star Tampa-area defensive end/outside linebacker Jabreel Stephens committed Wednesday night to the University of Louisville. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Stephens, who attends Armwood High School in Seffner, Fla., is rated the nation's No. 28 strongside defensive end by Rivals.com. He's the..." October 06

  • Louisville football stops accepting autograph requests due to eligibility concerns

    Sportsnaut "The Louisville football program (No. 7 in the nation) announced Tuesday that it will no longer accept autograph requests to protect the eligibility of its players. The obvious logic behind this is that the university does not want there to be any potential for quarterback Lamar Jackson to..." October 05

  • No. 5 Clemson outlasts No. 3 Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "CLEMSON, S.C. -- Lamar Jackson might still win the Heisman Trophy. And Clemson and quarterback Deshaun Watson might still win a national title. Watson, who had been overshadowed by the Louisville quarterback's exploits through the season's first four games, reminded Saturday night that he..." October 02