Cards Crank Colonels in Mid-week Clash Monday, Mar 6 2023 

By Matthew Muller

Louisville’s 14th-ranked baseball  (7-1) team faced off against Eastern Kentucky University (4-5) on Feb 28th for a mid-week match-up that ended with an overwhelming victory for the Cards.

Another midweek contest that ends with an 11-0 Cardinals victory, moving the team’s record for this year to 7-1.

Louisville showed their pitching power as they sent the first 14 batters back to the dugout, not allowing Eastern to record a run until the 5th inning.

On top of only allowing Eastern to get three hits off the entire game, walking one batter in the process.

Kade Grundy put on a show during the three innings he spent on top of the mound, making a flawless appearance for himself.

Evan Webster was also riding the hot hand by putting on two scoreless frames; those two alone really showed the power behind Louisville’s pitchers this year.

Unanswered Perfection

To add to the beating, Louisville’s batting was executed perfectly throughout the entire game.

It started off with Freshman Patrick Forbes, who scored his first home run of his career at the start of the second inning to take a 1-0 lead.

It didn’t stop there; Jack Payton hit a three-run homer an inning later to push the lead to four, driving in junior Christian Knapczyk and junior JT Benson in the process.

The Cards would add 6 more runs in the fourth inning, with Brandon Anderson sending two home to open the floodgates. Junior Haven Magrum and Christian Knapczyk would add to the fun. Both drove each other home in the same inning to push the lead up to 10.

The team is looking very strong early on this year, both on the offensive and defensive side. It’s very clear that this team is going to be fun to watch this season and they’ve proved that they are still a top-power team.

The roster is stacked with skill from all positions and the team looks motivated and hungry to really show out this year.

While basketball did not reach our hopes and expectations this year, the baseball boys are putting on one heck of a show at Jim Patterson Stadium early on, and showing no early signs of slowing down.

The Cards hit the road for the first time this season, shipping down to Houston to play in the Shriners Children’s College Classic at Minute Maid Park.

They’ll face off with two familiar foes, first playing Texas A&M on March 3rd. The Aggies ended Louisville’s season last year in the super regional sending them to the College World Series.

Following that contest, the Cards square off with Texas Christian University on Saturday, March 4th. They round up the trip by clashing with The University of Michigan on March 5th. The Cards and the Wolverines faced off six times last season, having Louisville end their season in devastating fashion to move on in the postseason play.

This weekend will be a big indicator of how good this team really this after these games.

Photo Courtesy// Matthew Mueller, The Louisville Cardinal // 

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U of L Football Defeats EKU At First Home Game Sunday, Sep 12 2021 

By: Hannah Walker–

On Sept. 11, Louisville football returned for their first home game of the season against Eastern Kentucky. After losing against Ole Miss last week, Louisville gained redemption when they won against EKU with a final score of 30-3.

At the start of the game, EKU won the coin toss and decided to defer to the second half. Louisville received and led strong offensive plays throughout the first quarter. By 4:27 on the clock, redshirt junior quarterback Malik Cunningham gained 10 more yards and gave Louisville their first touchdown.

Louisville continued to play at their best throughout the second quarter. Two more touchdowns were made with the help of Cunningham, and EKU struggled to keep up. Still, EKU was able to score three points during the second quarter when they kicked from the 39 yard line. This put the score at 20-3 going into the third quarter.

The Cards improved with defense as the game continued, and they were able to push back EKU numerous times throughout the last quarters of the game.

The Cards also continued to play great offense throughout the third quarter; scoring another touchdown with 5:32 on the clock. Cunningham once again stepped up and made a complete pass for 30 yards to redshirt junior wide- receiver Justin Marshall. This led Louisville to a score of 27-3 going into the fourth quarter.

As the final quarter started, Louisville made it a priority to stop EKU from scoring during the final minutes of the game. They were successful in doing so, and won with a final score of 30-3.

Louisville will play at home again on Friday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. They will be facing the UCF Knights in hopes of continuing the start to their winning streak.

Photo Courtesy of Taris Smith// U of L Athletics


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Men’s basketball back on track after 99-67 win against EKU Saturday, Dec 14 2019 

By Cole Emery —


The No.1 Louisville Cardinals (10-1, 2-0) faced off against in-state Eastern Kentucky University (3-7, 0-0) Saturday, Dec. 14, securing the victory 99-67.


The game opened up with energy, strategy and awareness from the Cardinals. EKU came in as the fourth ranked team in the country for steals and tested the patience of the Cards by running the trap press. 


EKU racked up three steals for the first half compared to five by the Cardinals.


The Cards were able to fight the tough press of EKU by smart passing and patience. This awareness, combined with their patience and precision passing, got to the basket against EKU’s zone defense.


A massive dunk by junior Jordan Nwora on the baseline and an alley oop from senior Darius Perry to junior Stephen Enoch brought the energy to the crowd.


Twenty-seven of the 57 shots came from beyond the arc for the teams combined in the first half. Louisville capitalized on 50% of their attempts compared to 26.7% from the Colonels. 


The Cardinals held a substantial 50-32 lead going into halftime.


The Colonels came out with a chip on their shoulder, playing with a lot more energy. This intensified play led them to accumulate fouls. EKU racked up seven fouls before the 11 minute mark of the second half. 


Even though the Colonels scored more effectively in the second half, the substantial lead by the Cards allowed freshman David Johnson, Samuell Williamson, Josh Nickleberry, Aidan Igiehon and Quinn Slazininski to culminate some valuable minutes against a talented EKU squad. 


Nwora finished the game with 26 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and no turnovers. Enoch finished the game with 23 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal while shooting 90% from the field. 


The Cardinals will be facing off against Miami (OH) Wednesday, Dec. 18. The game will start at 8:30 p.m. in the KFC Yum! Center.


Anna Claire Will // The Louisville Cardinal

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Football claims first win under Satterfield Sunday, Sep 8 2019 

By Gabriel Wiest and Mariam Prieto —

After 358 days without a win, Louisville celebrated a long-awaited victory. Marking Scott Satterfield’s first win as head coach, the Cardinals defeated Eastern Kentucky University 42-0.

This win puts a swift end to Louisville’s second longest losing streak in history, with the first shut-out since 2013.

“All I do is think about our staff and players I really don’t think about me. I think about how hard they work, how hard the coaches work and I am happy for them,” said Satterfield. “We do this to win.”

Louisville’s defense started off strong with a sack by sophomore Yassir Adbdullah. 

The Cardinal’s offense took the field with energy, with sophomore Tutu Attwell scoring a touchdown within the first three minutes of the game.

Louisville maintained its rushing offense during the first, rushing 43 yards off of seven plays.

The Card’s offense flexed passing with 50 receiving yards coming from Attwell along with a five-yard catch by freshman Marshon Ford that resulted in a touchdown. 

The Louisville defense kept the Colonels out of the first quarter leaving the score 14-0. No touchdowns were made in the second quarter.

Freshman Javian Hawkins opened up the second half with a bold 66 yard rush. Ford quickly scored a touchdown five yards out from in-zone making the score 21-0.

Hawkins made another huge rush, gaining 50 more yards. Junior Jawon Pass then threw to junior Dez Fitzpatrick scoring another touchdown. EKU did not answer, ending with the quarter 28-0.

Four touchdowns were scored off passing proving Louisville’s offensive versatility. Louisville rushed 322 yards while also passing  220 yards. This game marks a career high for Pass, with four passes into the in-zone.

Sophomore Hassan Hall made the first rushing touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter. This was followed by another rushing touchdown by sophomore Malik Cunningham making the final score of the game 42-0.

“This is huge. We are in this business to win football games and we want to do in the right way. I think that it validates what we’ve been doing,” Satterfield said.

Louisville’s defense shined with five sacks on the EKU quarterback.

In the first game against Notre Dame the defense showed strides, and against Eastern the defense executed.

“It was great, we worked hard and a long time for this. And for this to finally come, it was everything we thought it would be,” junior Dorian Etheridge said.

Louisville will face off against Western Kentucky University on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 4:00 p.m.

Photo by Jessica Abell / The Louisville Cardinal


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