Posted March 28, 2013 on
INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been a crazy year for University of Louisville backup center Stephan Van Treese. The 6-foot-9 Van Treese went from leaving U of L last spring to playing a key role and now returning to his hometown to play in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament this weekend.

Rick Pitino Was Right About Digger Phelps

Rick Pitino appears to be right about Digger Phelps.  Pitino met with the media the day after selection Sunday and was asked to share his thoughts on his team being the overall favorite. He went on to say that he wasn’t aware that many were picking Louisville to win it all and that he hopes they’re right. Pitino also gave a everyone a bit of advice when filling out their brackets...

Why Was Russ Smith Blacklisted From The National Player Of The Year Race?

I think it’s safe to say that Russ Smith is one of the best players in the country this year, right? If you’ve watched Russ and Louisville this season, it’s hard to deny him as one of the top scoring guards in the country. For the first 2/3 of the season, Russ was consistently being mentioned as a candidate for national player of the year. After Louisville’s three-game skid...

Louisville 77 – Oregon 69: Cards Advance To Their Fourth Regional Final In Six Years

Louisville has advanced to their fourth regional final in the last six years. Rick Pitino’s Cardinals defeated No. 12 seed Oregon 77-69 in the round of sixteen. This was easily Louisville’s sloppiest game of the tournament, but it’s hard to not give Oregon credit for that. Three times in the second half Louisville extending their lead to 18, but each time Oregon was able to...

Chane Behanan Giving All The Credit To Louisville’s Bench

From the top to bottom Rick Pitino’s entire rotation has played very well over the last month. Peyton Siva, Russ Smith and Gorgui Dieng have been solid as usual, but its Louisville’s bench players that have made huge strides. In my opinion, Louisville’s bench is the most important piece for this year’s team. Not just one player, but the bench as a whole. When Kevin Ware,...

Louisville Dominates March Madness Sweet 16 Player Prop Betting

Louisville continues to win and continues to cover point spreads and their winning ways have made them a popular choice among March Madness prop bets in 2013. The Cardinals, a No. 1 bracket seed, are 3/1 odds to win the tournament, according to the NCAA basketball tournament props listed by Bodog. They are favored to win the Midwest Regional and Russ Smith is the 5/1 choice to be...

Louisville pushes past Oregon despite most of team feeling ill

Top seeded Louisville punched their ticket to the Elite Eight by disposing of No. 12 seed Oregon, 77-69, Friday night at Lucas Oil Stadium.Louisville's Russ Smith led all scorers with 31 points, which tied his career high, but was he and the rest of Big East champion Cardinals playing under the weather?The answer is yes, according to quotes provided via Twitter by Louisville...

Cards down Ducks 77-69; Move to Elite 8

With the team battling illness and going against a scorching hot team, Russ Smith and company found a way to pull out a victory, 77-69.  Oregon was pesky and kept hanging around but in the end, Louisville was just to much.  This win combined with a heart wrenching Kansas loss gives Louisville the title of the only 1 seed remaining in this tournament. Russ Smith is the most loved...

Russ Smith leads Louisville into Elite Eight

Russ Smith scored 31 points in the University of Louisville's 77-69 victory over Oregon in Sweet 16 action at Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday night.

Hancock having a 'blast' helping Cards win

Luke Hancock has been key to the University of Louisville’s 12-game winning streak and run to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. It’s Hancock’s first season at U of L but it’s not his first time in the NCAA Tournament.

Louisville Receiver De’Vante Parker Continues To Be Awesome

Having young and talented players that can come in and contribute right away has had a lot to do with the success of the Louisville football program over the last few years. Louisville native De’Vante Parker is one of the many players who has been a major contributor for Charlie Strong’s program since the day he stepped on campus. Parker, a 6-foot-3 wide receiver has been a top...

Oregon vs. Louisville The Battle For Uniform Supremacy

This week’s Sweet Sixteen match-up in Indianapolis will mean much more than just a trip to the Elite Eight. Friday night, the world of athletic uniform design will hold it’s collective breath when Adidas meets Nike for the latest installment in the age-old battle to produce the most outrageous uniforms the world has ever seen. Friday night, Adidas will come face to face with...

Cards searching for Bridgewater's backup

University of Louisville offensive coordinator Shawn Watson said one of the top priorities during spring practice was finding a backup quarterback. The Cardinals have to replace Will Stein and have several options. Cardinal Authority has an update on the battle to backup Teddy Bridgewater.
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