Found November 19, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect: Rick Pitino has added a surprise signee to his 2014 recruiting. Matz Stockman, a 7-foot-2 center from Norway has signed a national letter of intent with the University of Louisville. Jody Demling of was the first to break the story. Stockman most recently attended The Canarias Basketball Academy, one of the top basketball institutions in Europe., a site dedicated to covering up and coming European basketball prospects, ranks Stockman as the 19th best European prospect that was born in 1995. Rick Pitino was definitly in the market for another big man in the 2014 class, however Stockman wasn’t exactly a known prospect on the Louisville radar. However, he does provide the needed size for Louisville’s front-court. He will be the first seven-footer on the roster since Felton Spencer in the late 1980’s. According to, Stockman played for the Norway team in the U18 European Championships over the summer and averaged 7.7 points...

Rick Pitino Says The Media Needs To Do Their Homework

Boston Globe Following Louisville’s blowout win over Hartford last night, it took exactly two minutes for a reporter to ask head coach Rick Pitino about the recent Kevin Ware speeding ticket/missed court date. It was Courier-Journal columnist Tim Sullivan who lobbed the question that we all knew would eventually be asked. “I’m not going to play a player because he got a speeding...

Louisville's Kevin Ware charged with reckless driving and speeding

Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware was pulled over and cited for both reckless driving and speeding in a work zone. He was reportedly driving 95 in a 55 MPH zone.

Louisville 87 – Hartford 48: Cards Hammer Hawks

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect Let’s be honest with ourselves. Teams like Hofstra, Cornell and Hartford aren’t great measuring sticks at this point of the season. With that said, regardless of the competition, Rick Pitino’s team looks dangerously good right now. The Cards came out tonight against Hartford playing as if it were the season opener and they’d been upset...

Cards announce the addition of Stockman

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino announced his newest addition – 7-foot-2 Matz Stockman – in a release form the school on Tuesday afternoon. Cardinal Authority has the latest on the recruiting news.

Kevin Ware Missed A Court Date For Speeding & Reckless Driving

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect According, Louisville junior guard Kevin Ware missed a court date in Barren County, KY., on Monday afternoon for speeding and reckless driving. WHAS11 obtained a citation that shows Ware is accused of going 95 miles per hour in Barren County after 11:00 p.m. on October 26, 2013. The citation says this occured in a work zone with a...

Video: Stephan Van Treese Talks About Louisville’s Boom-Factor

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect We caught up with Stephan Van Treese last night following Louisville’s beat down of Hartford. “The Janitor” talked about the boom-factor this year’s team has shown so far this season and also talked about the differences between this year’s team and last year’s team defensively. Prior to the season, Pitino said Van Treese needed...

Kevin Ware Happy To Be Back On The Court

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect Louisville junior guard Kevin Ware made his 2013-14 season debut on Friday night as the Cardinals crushed Cornell 99-54. Ware made his first appearance since the gruesome leg injury during Louisville’s final exhibition game of the season, however he didn’t appear in the first two regular season games. Rick Pitino maintained that Ware didn’t...

Podcast: Has A Rick Pitino Coached Louisville Team Played This Well This Early?

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect On Wednesday edition of Inside The Press Box we recapped Louisville’s dominant performance against Hartford. Has a Rick Pitino coached Louisville team ever played this well so early in the season? Plenty of callers shared their opinion. Click here to listen from your mobile device.

Still A Lot To Be Learned About Louisville’s New 7-Foot-2 Signee

Rick Pitino and Quentin Snider shocked CardNation (and Illini Nation) on Friday when it was announced that Snider was coming back to his original commitment, and signing with the Louisville Cardinals. That addition gave Louisville four 2014 ESPN 100 recruits along with Shaqquan Aaron, Jaylen Johnson and Chinanu Onuaku. Those four players put the recruiting class just outside the...

The Heisman Trophy: 5 Reasons Why Teddy Bridgewater Is Not Worthy

There is no doubt about it.  Teddy Bridgewater is an excellent quarterback.  He has the brains and the mechanics to be quite a success in the NFL.  Does he deserve to be in the race for the Heisman Trophy?  Absolutley.  Does he deserve to be the recipient of the Heisman Trophy?  Some may say yes, but I believe he should not be the winner of one of the greatest races in all...

Charlie Strong Hasn’t Forgotten About Last Season’s Poor Turnout On Senior Day

This weekend will mark the one year anniversary of the dreaded 2012 Senior Day for the Louisville Football program. Senior Day is typically a special day as the veteran players are honored prior to their final game on the field at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Unfortunately, Nov. 24, 2012 was not a special day for Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals as they were upset by...

Teddy Bridgwater Will Not Participate In Senior Day Festivities On Saturday

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect As Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals trotted off of the field on Saturday night following their win over Houston, I’m sure there were plenty of fans heading that had one question on their mind. “Are we now preparing for the final home game ever for start quarterback Teddy Bridgewater?” For over a year now, Bridgewater has been...

Cardinals dominate Hartford

Montrezl Harrell had 20 points and Russ Smith scored 14 in third-ranked Louisville's 87-48 win over visiting Hartford on Tuesday night.

Montrezl Harrell helps Cards slam Hartford

Montrezl Harrell had a huge game on Tuesday night as the University of Louisville rolled over Hartford 87-48 at the KFC Yum Center. Harrell finished just one rebound shy of his first career double-double with 20 points and nine rebounds.

Kevin Ware charged with reckless driving and speeding, misses court date

Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware was charged with reckless driving. He missed his court date on Monday.
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