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James Hearns Picks the Cards


Remember the name James Hearns? He was one of the early big recruits for UK, who decommitted from Florida and picked the Cats soon after Mark Stoops and company arrived in Lexington. But then life got in the way…academic concerns became real and UK didn’t accept his commitment on Signing Day due to worries about whether he would qualify. Well apparently a score good enough came in (at least to go to the school of his choice), and Hearns announced today that he will play at Louisville. The four star LB is a great talent, and he will certainly help the Cards. UK had not been recruiting Hearns since Signing Day, but the argument about “Did UK really want him…aka Did Louisville beat UK for him?” is taking over on Twitter. My advice…who cares? We have good players, and this is a good one for them. All is fine.

In other news, Direct TV is awesome…why didn’t I get this before?

Article written by Matt Jones

54 Comments for James Hearns Picks the Cards

  1. Bobbum man
    1:56 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    Well of course he can qualify for UL, my 8 yr old could

  2. tdogg40330
    1:57 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    He don’t look like he should be named James Hearns for some reason …

  3. Bobbum man
    1:57 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    And how is it a argument of whether we wanted him if they didnt accept is commitment? I think that pretty much speaks for itself obviously of they wanted him they would have accepted

  4. tdogg40330
    2:02 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    3) AMEN !!!!!

  5. Seven Eight Nine
    2:02 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    I dont think there is much of an argument… he picked UK but didnt get in. His second choice was UofL and not surprisingly, got in there

  6. Not so fast
    2:02 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    Hey, DirecTV is great until your rebates run out…then they charge you for EVERYTHING. It is pretty good though.

  7. Aaron Hernandez's Cellmate
    2:21 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, Dish is A LOT better than DirecTV.

  8. tankercat
    2:34 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    I did read recently that UL has one of the lowest APR’s of any BCS school, must be good to not have to study anything but Charlie’s rules on not stealing, drinking, or beating up women.

  9. class of 68
    2:36 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    Directv is great until the hard drive on their DVR goes bad, and you forever lose all your recorded UK Final Four games.

  10. gobgblu37
    3:05 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    Hmm so now Loserville is bragging about stealing one away from old Kentucky, my my how times have changed. We kept hearing that the recruits that the Joke brought in couldn’t even make their third or fourth team.
    9) Ever heard of YouTube

  11. What?
    3:25 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    He would more than likely qualify for UK right now because he turned his grades around. Since when is UK a better academic school than uofl?

  12. Bon Joe Vee
    3:36 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    Funny thread! Stoops gets a guy that no other team wants and everyone claims Stoops is stealing from major programs. Stoops loses a guy to Louisville and everyone says its because UK didn’t want him. The irony is strong in this post.

  13. Chris
    3:37 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    I got wait-listed when applying to UK a couple years ago… I also got accepted into the Speed Engineering program at UofL with academic scholarship money to boot. Louisville was definitely my backup school. No surprises here.

  14. #11
    3:37 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    UK is better academically by default because it Ian’s located next to a dog food factory or a ghetto train tracks.

  15. O T I S
    3:48 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink


  16. bigbluetrue
    3:49 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    #11– The answer to your question is “since the dawn of time”. Most recent US News and World Report on college rankings had UK ranked 125 (not great but not bad either). UL was tied with Mississippi State and University of Maryland Baltimore at 160.

  17. well
    3:51 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    Well Louisville is by far a better all around athletic program..

  18. MtnCat
    3:52 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    It happens, good for the kid. He worked hard and it payed off. Hope he does good.

  19. bob
    4:08 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    LOL…#5 don’t think so…UL has higher SAT scores and even with UK on ACT…UK

  20. The facts...
    4:10 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    The schools are very similar in regard to admission.

    Score Range ACT Composite ACT Math ACT English
    30-36 13% 12% 18%
    24-29 42% 42% 37%
    18-23 44% 37% 40%
    12-17 1% 9% 5%
    6-11 0% 0% 0%
    1-5 0% 0% 0%

    Score Range ACT Composite ACT Math ACT English
    30-36 11% 11% 15%
    24-29 45% 43% 38%
    18-23 43% 37% 40%
    12-17 2% 9% 6%
    6-11 0% 0% 0%
    1-5 0% 0% 0%

  21. UofL Grad
    4:14 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    @13… How long did it take you to drop out of speed school? Several of my friends and I went to speed school, graduated, and all have good engineering jobs now. The one friend I have that went to engineering school at UK can’t find a job. Go figure.

  22. mashburnfan1
    4:16 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    If we refused to accept him and stopped recruiting him since then it looks obvious that the coaches did not want him.
    BTW Directv is far better if you love sports. The sports pack for like $12 a month gives me tons of college basketball and football.

  23. The kid himself says...
    4:19 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    James Hearns says that UK contacted him on Facebook after he became eligible but did not respond back to them. If that is true, then it sounds like he turned down UK rather than the other way around…

  24. Louisville1Cal4
    4:26 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    @ 17
    Is that why you lead us in every head to head match up in sports??
    @ 21 cute story. We all know you are much more likely to find a job with a UK degree than UofL degree though. Nice try.

  25. Vandy
    4:45 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    Louisville and UK fans arguing about which school is better is like two retards arguing about who is faster in the Special Olympics. In the end, you’re both slow and you’re both retarded.

  26. UofL Grad
    4:51 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    @24 not only is it a cute story, it is also true. I’ll put my computer engineering degree and salary up against your GED any day.

  27. seccats
    4:54 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    He doesn’t look very bright. He will fit right in at UL.

  28. O T I S
    4:56 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    Matt Jones would never attend UK
    It is way beneath him
    If Eric Bledsoe can be admitted to UK, anyone can

  29. OSU Prez Gee
    5:20 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    Uavel is a commuter college – bottom line.

    In step with Jefferson Community College.

    Only, college college credits from JCC procedurally transfer into the University of Kentucky.

    Admittedly, Uavel has a better sports program than JCC……and Ivy Tech.

  30. Stu Dent-Kuhmuter
    5:33 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    Q: Why do lil bro uavel trolls spend time reading – and then commenting on KSR?

    A: Because the uavel troll, naturally, if at all, has a characteristically small male reproductive organ – roughly on the order of the associated bird brain; additionally, the uavel troll exhibits, prima facia, Napoleon’s Syndrome.

  31. Lou Evil
    5:39 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    In that photo, I can’t tell if he’s doing a gator chomp…..or describing the width/depth of his new uavel Ho’s Vuh Jay Jay.

  32. UofL Grad
    5:52 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    All I’m saying guys is that I have a huge E-peen and overcompensating for how little I’ve really accomplished in the real world. I know you all are impressed with how much I’m telling you that I make!

  33. Cayuts Fayun
    6:02 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    I hate uavel almost as much as I hate reading, dentists, and gettin my disability denied. Almost.

  34. bob
    6:23 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    #29 when UK accomplishes what UL has this year…get back with me. Want to compare sports facilities at each school? no comparasion. It’s OK to be 3rd in the state. UK is in UL’s rearview mirror.

  35. UL is a cake walk!
    7:08 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    First off, I have an engineering degree from UK and I work for a leading US motor manufacturer. I have friends who work in Europe and all over the US with their UK engineering degrees. Their is a reason UK is some 45 spots ahead of UL in scholastic rankings.

    My sister went to UK and finished up at UL. She said that UL was way easier, and that general class requirements were nowhere near what they were at UK. If Hearns had his stuff in order he would have been a member of Stoops first UK recruiting class, but he did not.

    One more thing, what staff tries to reinitiate contact with a high-level recruit over FACEBOOK? I don’t think that would be Stoops main method, especially what from what they have shown us.

  36. Linda Taylor
    7:09 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    Hey UofL Grad let’s compare apples to apples. I bet that U of L computer engineering degree didn’t get your foot in the door at Google where my brother-in-law (who has a PhD in computer science from UK) is in charge of hiring for his department. In fact, who knows, he may have had the distinct pleasure of hitting the TRASH button on your resume.

  37. Dr. Dru
    7:21 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    Direct TV is fine until it rains hard while you’re watching the end of a close game….

  38. bob
    7:28 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    I actually went to UK and then UL..UL was harder. See how this works #35? And it was twitter which all coaches use…

  39. Spell Check
    7:29 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    35 – “Their” is a reason ? I know that engineers are not real verbal, but come on….

  40. Pooty Tang
    7:29 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    2 words: Eric Bledsoe

  41. 39..... and
    7:47 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    You missed my double use of ‘what’, along with a couple others. I should of added a your/you’re face palm, just saying! I am from Louisville and 60% of my friends are UL grads and fans. They do not dispute how easy UL is.

    UL would not get the consistent lack luster rankings they have been receiving over the years if the school was some embodiment of scholastic refinement.

  42. 40.
    7:52 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    Should I show UL’s football APR over the years? Should I go and find all of the pictures of UL football players sleeping in class. I read cardchronicle because it cracks me up, but I do not make post, because it is not worth it. Why do UL fans populate KSR threads?

    If UL fans have to rub Hearns in our face, I guess UK football is doing something right. It is funny that UL has such a great athletics program (what is a Big East title worth??????), yet UK owns head-to-head series against said foe in almost every sport.

  43. ohhh no!!!! at 42
    7:53 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    I should have put a ‘?’ at the end of my 2nd question!!!!!…….What shall I do?!

  44. bob
    8:07 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    #42 I will help you:
    You are here: Home → Campus News → Three UofL teams among APR leaders
    Three UofL teams among APR leaders
    by University of Louisville – last modified Jun 05, 2013 01:34 PM
    Three University of Louisville athletic teams are among the nation’s leaders within their sports in the most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) data released by the NCAA.

    The men’s basketball and cross country teams and women’s golf team are among the top 10 percent in their respective sports in the latest APR, which measures academic eligibility, retention and graduation for student-athletes.

    Men’s cross country and women’s golf have a perfect 1000 score for the most recent four-year period from 2008 to 2012 and men’s basketball is close to that figure with a 995 score.

    “UofL has high expectations for all of our students, including our student-athletes who continue to amaze us in the classrooms and on the field of play,” said President James Ramsey.

    The Cardinals not only won the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, but also excelled in the classroom. The team produced a collective 3.295 grade point average for the 2012‒13 academic year, with a record 3.41 combined GPA for the fall semester – the highest ever for the Cardinals. A total of 15 of 17 Cardinals earned a 3.0 or better for the fall 2012 semester.

    Team members won major individual academic awards, as well, over the past year:

    Peyton Siva was a Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America second team selection and was named the 2013 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
    Wayne Blackshear won the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Elite 89 Award, presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average participating in the finals site for each of the NCAA championships.
    Russ Smith was honored with a 2013 Scholar Baller Academic Momentum Award, which is presented to an individual based on the level of academic improvement and the impact of that academic momentum.
    Academic achievement is not new to the Cardinals. The men’s basketball team earned the 2010‒11 and 2011‒12 BIG EAST Conference Team Academic Excellence Awards, which recognize the highest collective grade point averages in each of the conference’s 24 sports (the 2012‒13 awards have not been announced).

    The men’s basketball team has hovered around a collective 3.0 GPA for 10 straight semesters, including posting a 3.18 GPA for the most recent semester, spring 2013.

    The NCAA will announce multiyear APRs for all Division I sports teams on June 11.

  45. 44 is missing the point!!!
    8:18 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    Dude, I brought up your football team (their APR problems are well documented) not your other sports. The funny thing is that UL fans think that GPA’s and APR have anything to do with the academic prestige of a university!

    It is not hard to get a good GPA at a university that is known to be EASY!…..Just sayin. Let me see, would identical GPA’s at UL’s speed school and MIT be held with the weight and respect? Heck, how about Duke, Wake Forest, UNC, Virginia, Boston College, etc?

  46. Bob
    8:57 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    Agree, but when you look at entrance scores) ACT/SAT, which have nothing to do with the school UK and UL are even. And neither one of us can brag about football APR both schools are below national average. Heres is a fun fact:Seven scholars earned U.S. Student Fulbright Awards. UofL has had 75 Fulbrights since 2003, more than all other Kentucky colleges combined.

  47. UofL Grad
    9:07 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    45 you are missing the point that the schools are very similar academically. No one said that UofL was on par with MIT. The point that I have made is that UofL is very much on par with UK. You UK fans can get off your high horses. The minimum ACT requirements for athletes to get into the school are probably the same at both UK and UofL.

  48. 46.
    9:24 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    Yes, ACT/SAT’s are same, yet the university’s schools, curriculum requirements, faculty ( ex: their volume of published journals in research) are a big part of judging a schools strength.

    Oh, and do you know what a Fulbright scholar actually is? They are grants for international study. Do you think UL’s ease might help some boost their GPA requirements.

    Centre and Transylvania are both nationally recognized schools, yet they along with UK pail in comparison to UL and their Fulbright scholars? How are they along with UK ahead of UL in scholastic rankings by some margin?

  49. 47
    9:40 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    Entrance scores do not dictate how tough a certain program or school of study is. A university gets recognition by the staff it employs. Being able to retain high level professors and academics is one of the biggest factors in dictating a schools strength. They are the ones who design the long-term success of a department.

    I can tell you that from my view, if a group of students with the same entry scores struggle at one school more than another, than that usually indicates a more difficult academic environment.

  50. Cabethy
    10:01 pm June 29, 2013 Permalink

    @9- Yep, DirecTV can break your heart. Lost all my dvr’d games when the receiver was hit by lightning about a month ago. No more FF game, ntl championship game, Jorts bouncing the ball off of Sullinger’s chest in the OSU game. Still grieving the loss of those games.

  51. Puhleeze
    6:19 am June 30, 2013 Permalink

    Oferchrissakes! A UK fan said that his 8 year old could become academically eligible at UofL, implying that Hearns couldn’t qualify at UK. A UofL fan replied with statistics showing that ENTRY SCORING for the two schools are virtually identical, which implied that if Hearns could qualify at UofL, he could qualify at UK. That was the point of talking about entry scoring between the two schools. A lotta dense people around here. Can’t even follow the context of a conversation.

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