Found June 25, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
Cliff Alexander, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound, center from Chicago, IL., recently trimmed his list to ten. Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals are one of the ten teams that the Windy City native says he is currently considering. Kansas, Arizona, Baylor, DePaul, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis and Michigan State are the other nine schools that Alexander is listing. At this point, it appears that Kentucky, Michigan State and Kansas are the favorite to land the five-star prospect. However, Alexander still appears to be taking Louisville very seriously. “Rick Pitino is a great guy and I want to take a visit down there, I just don’t know when though,” Alexander recently tells Scott Phillips of I realize Cliff Alexander to Louisville is an extreme long shot, but getting an official visit from him would be a huge step in the right direction. Louisville needs to add some post-presence in the 2014 class, in my opinion. There aren’t many guys better than Alexander....

Five Star Guard JaQuan Lyle Has Committed To Louisville

Rick Pitino has landed his third commitment from the 2014 class. JaQuan Lyle, a five-star guard from Evansville, IN., sent Rick Pitino a text message on Wednesday afternoon informing him that he was going to be a Cardinal. Lyle has been one of Louisville’s top targets in the 2014 class for nearly two years. He chose the Cardinals over Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, UCLA...

Podcast: Rick Pitino Putting Together His Best Recruiting Class In His Louisville Tenure

If you missed Wednesday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. On today’s show we talked about the big commitment from JaQuan Lyle and how Pitino is putting together his best class in his tenure at Louisville. Don’t forget you can listen live everyday on 1450 AM.

Louisville snags five-star

It was a real good day for Rick Pitino as one of his top targets picked the Cardinals.

JaQuan Lyle to Louisville

Add JaQuan Lyle to the University of Louisville’s 2014 class. Five-star JaQuan Lyle. Chose UofL over Florida, Tennessee and Indiana. JaQuan Lyle The 6-foot-4 combo guard averaged 27 points, 13 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game as a junior at Evansville Bosse High School. Told ESPN a recent unofficial visit to Louisville sealed his decision. “We clicked a lot, but that last visit...

Father of Louisville's Hancock dies

The father of Louisville basketball guard Luke Hancock has died after a three-year battle with cancer. William Hancock, 70, died in his bed in the family's Roanoke County home at about 7:30 a.m. Monday, said his wife, Van Hancock. The family was at his side except for Luke, she said, because he was on his to Colorado to attend USA Basketball's tryouts for the World University...

Chane Behanan Returned To Cincinnati This Weekend To Play In A Summer League

Louisville forward Chane Behanan returned to his hometown of Cincinnati over the weekend to participate in the infamous Deveroes/City Gear Summer League. The Deveroes league has been the premier summer league in the Cincinnati area for many years. With numerous professional players returning to the Cincinnati area and joining players from major Division I College programs such as...

Montrezl Harrell Playing Well For Team USA

In just sixteen minutes of action last night for the U19 U.S. National Team, Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell led all scorers with 13-points as Team USA defeated the Czech Republic team 97-51 in an exhibition game. Harrell also grabbed six rebounds, collected two steals and was a perfect six-of-six from the floor. Florida’s Michael Frazier also chipped in with 13-points. All twelve...

Getting number retired at UofL is not easy

With the University of Louisville having captured its third NCAA tournament, some wonder whether the University will decide to retire a player’s number. Like maybe the No. 3 on jerseys worn by point guard Peyton Siva? Or the No. 2 belonging to Russ Smith? No. 2 may have a shot. The answer in Siva’s case is probably not despite the indispensable role he played in the championship...

Kevin Ware feeling no pain

Fortunately, I never saw the bone sticking out of Kevin Ware’s leg. Hopefully never will, unless it’s accidental while viewing replays of the University of Louisville basketball team’s NCAA win over Duke. If that does happen, there will probably be one more grown man crying. Watching his steady improvement, his desire to get back to the skill level before the injury, will be...

JaQuan Lyle Highlights

On Wednesday afternoon Rick Pitino picked up a commitment from JaQuan Lyle, one of the top overall players in the 2014 class. Lyle is the highest rated player to commit to Louisville since Samardo Samuels in 2008, This 2014 class is shaping up to be one of the best in school history. If you’re not familiar with Lyle, here are some recent highlights.Keep your eye on #41 in this...

The Commitment From JaQuan Lyle Can Only Help Louisville’s Chances With Trey Lyles

With JaQuan Lyle committing to Louisville yesterday, Rick Pitino’s backcourt is pretty much set for the near future. In 2014, Louisville will have Wayne Blackshear, Kevin Ware, Chris Jones, Terry Rozier, Anton Gill, Quintin Snider, Shaqquan Aaron and JaQuan Lyle. That is some scary depth in the backcourt. With three current commitments from the 2014 class, I think you can expect...

Rick Pitino & The Louisville Women’s Basketball Team Both Nominated For ESPY Awards

The 2013 ESPY nominations are in and the University of Louisville will be represented in two separate categories. Rick Pitino has been nominated for the “Best Coach/Manager” award and the Louisville women’s basketball team has been nominated for the “Best Upset” award for their win over Baylor in the NCAA tournament. Best Coach/Manager -Bruce Arians, Indianapolis Colts...

Charlie Strong Lands Commitment From South Carolina Cornerback

Less than 24-hours after losing a commitment from his 2014 recruiting class, Charlie Strong has added another one. Zykiesis Cannon, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound cornerback from Greenville, S.C., verbally pledged to Louisville early on Monday morning. He camped at Louisville on June 15. Cannon is rated as a three-star prospect. He also holds scholarship offers from Boston College, Georgia...

Podcast: Charlie Strong Lands Two Big Commitments & Louisville Hoops Heading To The ESPYs

If you missed Monday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. After five days off I made my return to the airwaves on Monday to talk about Charlie Strong’s big day on the recruiting trail. We also talked about the Louisville hoops team heading to the ESPYs.

Will Louisville Football Get Upset In 2013? A Certain Writer Thinks So

Pete Roussel, a former college football coach who now owns and operates, doesn’t think much of this year’s Louisville football team. Mr. Roussel appears to be of the opinion that Charlie Strong’s team may be underrated. Roussel published his big upset picks for the 2013 season and has Louisville getting upset not once, but twice. Below is an excerpt. Kentucky...
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