Found October 12, 2012 on Throw The Flag:
The Louisville Cardinals begin conference play this week when they visit the Pittsburgh Panthers. With the Big East only housing eight teams this season, the Cardinals haven’t had to play a conference foe until now. Even so, they’re the highest-ranked team in the Big East and – at least so far – appear to be in the best shape to win it. As they visit Pittsburgh this weekend, they’re not exactly sure what they’re up against. On one hand the Panthers have been horrendous at times this season. They have a home loss to Youngstown State and embarrassing road losses in Cincinnati and Syracuse. At the same time, they also crushed Virginia Tech at home, who was then ranked No. 13. The Cardinals are coming off a bye week and should be very prepared for their trip to Heinz Field. They are going to need to dominate the line of scrimmage on defense and make sure that the Panthers can get their running game going. That seems to be the make-or-break point with the Panthers: if they can run, they ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Phil Steele Names Calvin Pryor Fourth Team Mid-Season All American

College football writer Phil Steele has named Louisville sophomore safety Calvin Pryor as a fourth team mid-season All American. Pryor was the only Louisville player to be named to any of Steele’s All American teams. In five games this season Pryor is Louisville’s leading tackler with 38. He also has an interception and an impressive four forced fumbles. Pryor earned a starting...

No. 18 Louisville playing with something to prove

Louisville enters Saturday's Big East Conference opener at Pittsburgh unbeaten and seeking some national respect. The No. 18 Cardinals have been ranked all season and are 5-0 for the first time since 2006. But after losses by eight teams ahead of them - including LSU, Florida State, Georgia and Texas last weekend - they have moved up just seven spots. That's added motivation...

Louisville scrimmage indicates sense of purpose

There's a time and place for light shows, videos and thumping music. Just not Saturday at Louisville's first scrimmage. In fact, the atmosphere at KFC Yum! Center felt more like a midseason Big East Conference game than the public scrimmage it was, and that was no accident given the Cardinals' expectations of winning a national championship. After losing to in-state...

Louisville 45 – Pitt 35: Second Half Explosion In Pittsburgh

It wasn’t the best start, but overall, I think the Louisville football program had a very good afternoon. A 21-point third quarter pushed Charlie Strong and the Cardinals past Pittsburgh 45-35. Not only did Louisville beat Pitt for the first time since 2007, they scored more points today than they have all season. The senseless penalties and poor special teams play had me concerned...

Louisville football keeps on winning

Had some doubts on this road trip, starting with the rental car with a license plate from Arkansas. Bad omen for a University of Louisville football fan.We would arrive in Pittsburgh five days later after a whirlwind tour of northern shores of Ohio and Pennsylvania, all bundled up, three to four layers the temperatures hovering between 35 and 40 degrees. Ready for anything, not really...

Pitino plans on coaching Cards 'a long time'

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino met with the media prior to the U of L tipoff luncheon on Wednesday. Pitino said despite his current contract ending with the 2017 season that he has no plays for retirement.

Hancock 'just fine' after leaving scrimmage

Louisville junior Luke Hancock scared some fans by sitting on the bench with ice on his shoulder in the final minutes of the Red-White scrimmage. But he said he's "just fine" after the Red team beat the White 74-58.

Panthers looking to regroup after dismal season

Pitt guard Tray Woodall says he expects to leave the Big East the same way he came in: with the Panthers winning a conference title. The winningest program in the Big East over the last decade slumped to a 22-17 record last year and missed the NCAA tournament for the first time under coach Jamie Dixon. A lingering abdominal injury to Woodall and a roster loaded with freshmen sent...

Know their cheerleaders: Pittsburgh Panthers

Five keys to a Louisville victory: Pittsburgh Panthers

Know your opponent: Pittsburgh Panthers

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.