Found February 04, 2014 on
Louisville Card Game:
Not the news that any University of Louisville basketball fan wanted to hear:
Wayne Blackshear apparently suffered a concussion during a practice session, and won’t be available Wednesday for the game at Houston.
Another challenge to overcome during a season that has produced more than its share for Rick Pitino, coming on top of the departure of Chane Behanan, the recuperation of Kevin Ware and the lack of improvement and expectations on other fronts.
Some seasons are like that, with injuries begetting other injuries and off-court issues muddying the picture. Progress and momentum are impeded, making every game an adventure in February. Rick Pitino has been there a few times, but that doesn’t make it any easier for him or the fans.
A good time for one to remind oneself which team is the defending national champion.
If there’s any good news, it is that another eight-day layoff is imminent, hopefully providing enough time for Blackshear to recover. After Wednesday, the next game is Te...
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Louisville coach Rick Pitino says that junior forward Wayne Blackshear has a concussion and will not travel with the No. 14 Cardinals for Wednesday night's game at Houston.
Pitino said Tuesday that Blackshear sustained the injury after being elbowed by teammate Akoy Agau during Monday's practice. The coach added he doesn't believe the concussion is serious but said Blackshear...
Louisville forward Wayne Blackshear suffered a concussion and will not travel with the 14th-ranked Cardinals to Houston for Wednesday's game.
Blackshear, a 6-foot-5 junior, was slated to start in Louisville's reconfigured lineup featuring four wings and one big man, Montrezl Harrell.
Louisville (18-4, 7-2 in the American Athletic Conference) plays Houston at 9 p.m. Wednesday...
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino confirmed on Tuesday that junior Wayne Blackshear will miss Wednesday's game at Houston after suffering a concussion in practice. Cardinal Authority has the latest.
Louisville Cardinals Wayne Blackshear won't play at Houston Cougars on Wednesday due to a concussion, coach Rick Pitino said on ESPNU.
Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect
Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals will be without Wayne Blackshear on Wednesday when they travel to take on the Houston Cougars. Eric Crawford of WDRB.com was the first to report the news.
#Louisville forward Wayne Blackshear suffered a concussion in practice and will not make the trip to Houston for the team’s game Wednesday.
Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect
Surprisingly, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals didn’t take much of a hit in the updated polls. Despite the loss to Cincinnati last week, the Cards only fell one spot three spots in the Coaches Poll and two spots in the AP Poll.
Louisville fell from No. 12 to No. 14 in the AP Poll and from No. 7 to No. 10 in the Coaches Poll. Cincinnati...
AP Photo – Patric Schneider
Although it wasn’t a win that will mean much on a post season resume and to be honest it wasn’t very entertaining. However, Louisville didn’t lose to a bad team on Wednesday which is about the most positive thing you can take from the performance.
It’s not that Rick Pitino’s team played poorly in the 77-62 win over Houston, but there really...
Lets rewind to two months ago. Charlie Strong is still the head coach at the University of Louisville and at that time he had put together what may have been the best recruiting class in the history of the program.
At that time, there were plenty of talented recruits committed to the Louisville program. Wide receiver George Rushing was arguably the most talented prospect in Strong’s...
University of Louisville senior center Stephan Van Treese is back to coming off the bench and is trying to play his role on this Cardinals' basketball team. Cardinal Authority spoke with Van Treese about his play this season.
Calvin Pryor, S Louisville (JR) #25
Height: 6’ 2”
Weight: 208 lbs
2013: 71 total tackles – 0 sacks – 3 interceptions – 4 passes defended
2012: 90 total tackles – 1 sack – 2 interceptions – 5 passes defended
2011: 43 total tackles – 1 sack – 2 interceptions – 4 passes defended
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Louisville vs. Kentucky (2013)
Louisville had no problem handling Houston last month.
While there's little to suggest the rematch will be much different, the 14th-ranked Cardinals won't have their leading scorer from that win, Wayne Blackshear, available for Wednesday night's road game against the stumbling Cougars.
Louisville (18-4, 7-2 American Athletic Conference) made 15 3-pointers - its most...
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Head Coach: James Dickey – 4th Year @ at Houston (Career HC Record: 224-181)
Dickey spent 10 seasons (1991-2001) at Texas Tech and reached the Sweet 16 in 1996 with a 30-2 team. A huge academic scandal in 1997 slammed the department and stripped the basketball team of nine scholarships over four years. Dickey was not implicated, but he could...