LouisvilleKy Men’s basketball successful on an off court Tuesday, May 17 2016 

University of Louisville Men’s Basketball Team Achieves Academic and On-Court Success

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s basketball team has continued to produce successful results in their academic pursuits while also achieving on the court.

The Cardinals collectively attained a 3.38 grade-point average for the 2016 spring semester, with 14 of 15 student-athletes earning a 3.0 or better GPA. Ten men’s basketball players achieved a 3.4 or higher GPA during the most recent semester. The men’s basketball team has been around an aggregate 3.0 GPA for 16 consecutive semesters and had attained a 3.36 GPA during the 2015 fall semester.

Louisville placed a league-high seven individuals on the 26-member 2016 ACC All-Academic Team, including Deng Adel, Trey Lewis, Mangok Mathiang, Donovan Mitchell, Chinanu Onuaku, Quentin Snider and Raymond Spalding. Onuaku was also named to the 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 2 Men’s Basketball first team, which recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

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The Cardinals posted a 23-8 record during the 2015-16 season, finished fourth in the ACC and beat two Final Four participants in North Carolina and Syracuse. It was the 14th consecutive season UofL has won 20 or more games and the Cardinals were ranked 16th in the Final Associated Press national rankings.

The academic success continues a recent trend for the UofL men’s basketball team. For the 2014-15 school year, the team produced a collective 3.26 grade point average, just below its record 3.40 GPA from the previous season.

Louisville has received NCAA Public Recognition Awards each of the last four years for ranking among the top 10 percent nationally in men’s basketball in the Academic Progress Rate, which measures academic eligibility, retention and graduation for student-athletes. Over the four-year period of the most recent multiyear APR report from 2011-15, Louisville’s academic success and perfect 1000 APR score has come while the men’s basketball team won a combined 123 games, the second-most in the nation over that period behind. The Cardinals won the 2013 NCAA Championship, reached the 2012 Final Four, the NCAA Sweet 16 all four years, three Elite Eights, won three conference tournament championships and claimed two league regular season titles during that stretch with a perfect APR.

Prior to entering the ACC, UofL’s men’s basketball team earned four straight league Team Academic Excellence Awards, recognizing the highest collective grade-point averages in each of the conference sports (2014 American Athletic Conf., 2011-13 Big East).

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Personalized precision medicine on the rocks Friday, Mar 25 2016 

By Dustin Massengill–

The “Beer with a Scientist” crew  invited Roland Vlades Jr., a professor from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, to uncover the science and practicality of personal metabolic absorption of medicine on March 23.

IMG_6371-min "The fact that an event like this is out here is amazing, I mean this medical break through is crazy. I mean no doctor has ever mentioned anything like it to me. Where else could I come to learn something like this?" IMG_6349 Levi Beverly, the initiator of "Beer with a scientist",  has been putting on these events for two years now, with an event every month. "We have a lot of amazing stuff happening in our science and health communities here in Louisville, and this is just a way to let those people be appreciated and let our community hear about it. I mean honestly most people don't know what is going on in those," Shane Benton, General Manager of ATG, said. IMG_6377[1] "I saw it through my Facebook feed where one of my friends was interested and I am so glad I found it," Elizabeth Otting said. "It really creates a relaxed forum for this conversation, which for some people can seem too difficult or taboo," Shane Benton, General Manager of ATG, said. "As a student that works in the lab doing all this work, it is nice to see it getting put out there," Julie Gosney said. "It can cost between $400-$450 to have these enzymes looked at. But in the end it really can save lives and money." Dr. Roland Valdes said. "What we are looking at here is taking a glance at your genomes so we can understand how each individual person will metabolize these medicines."

 

Photos by Dustin Massengill / The Louisville Cardinal

UofL Women’s Basketball Releases Schedule Thursday, Aug 6 2015 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville’s inaugural season in the Atlantic Coast Conference saw a nation-best eight schools reach the NCAA Tournament. The league schedule promises to provide tough tests, and the Cardinals’ slate beyond ACC play is not going to be much easier.

The University of Louisville women’s basketball program announced on Wednesday its non-league schedule that features 10 teams that reached postseason play, with six that registered at least 20 wins, and a matchup with 2014 NCAA Tournament second-round opponent USF.

“Our nonconference schedule is going to challenge us,” head coach Jeff Walz said. “We have a young team, and we’re going to be tested early. However, I have seen this group’s competitiveness and work ethic in practice, and I believe we’ll be ready.”

“Opening with Cal at home and playing USF later in the season – both teams that were great tests last year – are just a couple of matchups at the KFC Yum! Center that our fans are going to really enjoy. Facing Western Kentucky and playing in that early-season tournament, which is set up similar to postseason play, should also help us prepare for another exciting year in the ACC.”

UofL women's schedule

Those interested in season tickets at the KFC Yum! Center can complete a season-ticket application now. Season tickets include reserved, lower-level seats for all home games at the World’s Most Spectacular Arena, plus exclusive season-ticket holder benefits.

The Cardinals, who boast four letterwinners from last year’s team that reached the NCAA Sweet 16 and the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class, begin the 2015-16 campaign with California at home on Nov. 15. The programs have faced each other in consecutive seasons, including the 2013 Final Four, with Louisville winning both contests. Last year, the Cardinals traveled to Cal and won 70-57.

Louisville then makes the trip Bowling Green, Ky., face to in-state foe Western Kentucky for a Nov. 21 matchup, facing former Louisville assistant and current Hilltoppers’ head coach Michelle Clark-Heard.

After a five-day layoff, the Cardinals begin play in the Gulf Coast Showcase from Nov. 27-29 in Estero, Fla. All eight teams in the field reached postseason play, including four – Dayton, Louisville, LSU, and Stanford – that made it to the NCAA Tournament. The Cardinals face Marist in the first-round game, with a contest against LSU or Purdue awaiting on Nov. 28.

On Dec. 3, Louisville will participate in its second Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Cardinals beat Iowa last season and take on Michigan State in East Lansing, marking the third meeting between the schools.

Following a home game against Valparaiso on Dec. 5, the Cardinals make the trek east for the 51st contest against Kentucky on Dec. 10.

Louisville hits the road for a two-game swing, playing at Tennessee Tech on Dec. 18 and then facing the College of Charleston on Dec. 20 in Charleston, S.C. The Cardinals are 3-1 against Tennessee Tech and face Charleston for the first time in series history.

The Cardinals wrap up their nonconference schedule at home against UT-Martin, a team that won 22 games and reached the WNIT, on Dec. 28 and USF on Feb. 15. The Bulls posted a 27-8 mark last season and captured AAC Tournament runner-up honors after falling to top-ranked Connecticut.

For the latest information on Louisville women’s basketball, log on to GoCards.com, or, for up-to-the-minute updates, follow the team’s Twitter account at www.twitter.com/UofLWBB or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UofLWBB.