Found February 29, 2012 on The Cardinal Connect:
It would be hard to find three better guys to root for than Kyle Kuric, Jared Swopshire, and Chris Smith. You don’t hang banners from having nice kids in your program, but I think sometimes fans take for granted how likeable these three young men are. Kuric, Swopshire, and Smith’s careers here at Louisville will end much differently than most expected they first arrived. All three have vastly overachieved.   Louisville’s 2008 recruiting class consisted of Samardo Samuels, Terrence Jennings, Jared Swopshire, and Kyle Kuric. Rivals and Scout both rated that class in the top 10 nationally. Four years later, on Louisville’s 2012 senior night, two walk-ons and a guy who only played three seasons will be honored. Just think. Had Kyle Kuric not overachieved like he did and Chris Smith not have landed on Louisville’s doorstep, how sorry would that 2008 recruiting class look four years later? As much as we sometimes criticize Louisville’s senior captains for being inconsistent, had these gu...

No. 19 Louisville hosts surging South Florida

Senior Kyle Kuric sees it every year at Louisville. Come February, the Cardinals go from fair to fabulous. Kuric has been a part of a group that's won 21 of 29 games in the shortest month of the year, which bodes well when No. 19 Louisville (22-7, 10-6 Big East) hosts South Florida on Wednesday night. ''We're a very well-conditioned team, so it helps us out. Everything...

Jared Swopshire Will Start On Senior Night

Jared Swopshire will be in the Cards starting line-up tomorrow  for the first time since the 2009-2010 season as the Cards take on South Florida. Swopshire arrived at Louisville in 2008 as a part of the Rick Pitino’s top 10 recruiting class. He averaged just 5.4 minutes per game as a freshman, but saw that number sky-rocket as a sophomore when he became a full time start at...

Sun setting for Kuric, Smith and Swopshire

Where did the time go?Final game on Denny Crum Court for Jared Swopshire, Kyle Kuric and Chris Smith, three more player making their way into the University of Louisville basketball archives. The calendar and clock running out of days and hours, mandating that we give up their presence, exchanging them for memories. At the KFC Yum! Center, anyway.Kyle Kuric — Any farewell has to...

A Tribute To The 2012 Senior Class: What Will They Be Remembered For?

Kyle Kuric Legacy: I think the majority of the fan base will remember Kyle Kuric for his performance against Syracuse in 2010 when scored 22 points, all in the second half to lead Cards over #1 ranked Syracuse in the final game at Freedom Hall. Kuric added three rebounds, two assists, a steal, and four dunks while connecting on 9-of-11 field goals (4-of-6 three-pointers). A lot...

South Florida-Louisville Preview

Senior Kyle Kuric sees it every year at Louisville. Come February, the Cardinals transition from fair to fabulous. Kuric has been a part of a group that's won 21 of 29 games in the shortest month of the year, which bodes well when No. 19 Louisville (22-7, 10-6 Big East) hosts South Florida on Wednesday night. "We're a very well-conditioned team, so it helps us out...

It Won’t Be Getting Much Easier For Louisville

It won’t be getting much easier for Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals. The Daily Orange reports that more than 30,000 tickets have already been sold for Syracuse’s Senior Day match-up with the Cards this weekend. Cuse is expecting their biggest crowd of the season. At this time yesterday there were less than 100 tickets remaining. I highly doubt any of those are still...

Expansiopocolypse: Pitino is the Shadow Commissioner

Is there any doubt at this point? Rick Pitino spends October through February banging away on how the Big East needs to add Memphis. Now they are coming. His other team to add was Temple. Guess who is on the verge? It appears the board of trustees of Temple is meeting Wednesday via a conference call to decide if it wants to accept a Big East Conference invitation, if offered. Discussions...

Pitino’s options for significant change are limited

Significant change is in store for the University of Louisville basketball team, according to Rick Pitino, on his Thursday radio show.One has to question the timing, thinking maybe a week ago might have been a better time to introduce change. After all, U of L is headed to New York this weekend for a second game against Syracuse, only the second-ranked team in the nation.Pitino has...

February fizzles for Louisville basketball

So much for getting better in FebruaryStill another of those defensive struggles for the University of Louisville basketball unit, the 58-51 loss to South Florida. A reaffirmation that this University of Louisville basketball unit is severely challenged offensively.Puzzled fans once again shaking their heads at the scoreboard in the first half, wondering whether their team is capable...

No. 19 Louisville falls to surging South Florida

The loss stung Louisville seniors Chris Smith, Kyle Kuric and Jared Swopshire. The officiating chapped coach Rick Pitino. And the 19th-ranked Cardinals will once again need to prove they can win a grinding, offensive game.

M. Basketball. No. 19 Louisville Falls to Surging USF, 58-51

Starting seniors Kyle Kuric and Chris Smith led the Cardinals scoring 16 points each.

Tight End Position Becoming A Focus For Louisville Coaching Staff

Louisville Tight End Coach Sherrone Moore Surprisingly enough it seems that the Tight End position is going to be a major focus for the University of Louisville Football 2013 recruiting class.  The Cardinals added three tight ends in the 2012 class in Hunter Bowles, Ryan Hubbel and transfer Gerald Christian who will be ineligible until the 2013 season due to transfer rules. Also...

Collins Defying Freshman Stereotype

Anthony Collins has earned praise from Louisville coach Rick Pitino after another solid game Wednesday night. "He doesn't play like a freshman," Pitino said.

M. Tennis. Wildcats Drop Road Match at No. 30 Louisville

Northwestern fell short in its second straight match on Wednesday night, falling on the road against a quality opponent in the Louisville Cardinals, 5-2, at the Baas-Ruud Tennis Center in the Bluegrass State.

A Faster Pace Is The Key For Chris Smith

Saying Chris Smith is in a shooting slump would be putting it lightly. Louisville’s starting shooting guard hasn’t made a field goal since the overtime period of the Depaul game on Feb. 18th. Smith is 0 of 8 combined in the last two games. To his credit, he hasn’t had very many open looks, but when Louisville is playing well, Smith is usually knocking down perimeter shots...
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