Found November 07, 2012 on
Stephan Van Treese
College basketball is right around the corner. Games will be starting before you know it, and practices are just right around the corner.
Here at Roundballchat I will release my top 100 teams for the 2012-13 college basketball season. I will start at 100 and count my way down. I will rank all the 75 programs in the six major conferences, as well as 25 mid majors in my top 100 countdown.
Along with my top 100 countdown I will also feature a ton of previews. Like the top players at each position, All Conference teams, top players by class, top games, previewing the early season tournaments and much more.
Who will put at number 1? Louisville or Indiana or maybe a surprise stay tuned to Roundballchat for the next month to find out.
# 2 Louisville Cardinals
Coach: Rich Pitino (10 seasons at Louisville 275-106) Overall 627-230, 26 years
2011-12: Record 30-10 overall, 10-8 in Big East (7th)
Starters Returning (3) Peyton Siva, Gorgui Dieng, Chane Behanan
Preseason Tournament: Battle of Atla...
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When Bellarmine and Louisville met last year in exhibition play, Peyton Siva was on the bench in street clothes, due to a concussion that he sustained in practice a week prior to the game. Siva will play against Bellarmine for the second time in his Louisville career. It was in Siva’s freshman season in 2009 that Louisville fans got their first glimpse of PS3 as the Cards won by...
Chane Behanan, Gorgui Dieng and Peyton Siva have been named to the Wooden Award preseason top 50 watch list. Louisville is the only school in the country to have three players honored. ESPN.com exclusively released the list earlier this afternoon. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible, but they can be added to the list as the season progresses and ultimately win the award.
More often than not, when a player transfers into Rick Pitino’s Louisville program they’ve went onto become contributors at some point in their career. In fact, nearly every player that has transferred to Louisville from a division one program in the last decade has surpassed expectations.
–Erik Brown, 2000-2003, Morehead St.
After leading all division one freshman in scoring...
Kyle Kuric is playing professional basketball in Madrid these days, already learning the language well enough to answer fans’ questions sometime, usually in broken Spanish. He also married his college sweetheart Taraneh Momeni, shortly after popping the question during graduation ceremonies at the University of Louisville last spring.
Cardinal Authority will be featuring the players on the University of Louisville men's basketball roster this week. Next up is sophomore Angel Nunez, who is hoping to log more minutes this season for the Cardinals.
As I’ve mentioned numerous times over the past few weeks, this year’s Louisville team has a lot of talent. When you consider how the season ended last year, it’s hard to argue that Chane Behanan wouldn’t be expected to be Louisville’s top returning player. Unfortunately, the majority of the discussion regarding Chane Behanan has been about his mysterious suspension...
Cardinal Authority will be featuring the players on the University of Louisville men’s basketball roster this week. Next up is sophomore center Zach Price, who saw limited minutes last season for the Cardinals.
Cardinal Authority will be featuring the players on the University of Louisville men’s basketball roster this week. Next up is senior center Stephan Van Treese, who almost left the program but is expected to contribute this season.
It's time for the final exhibition basketball game for the Louisville Cardinals. The Cardinals play Bellarmine and Cardinal Authority is there chatting.
Tight end Ryan Hubbell chose to become a Cardinal last December because he saw the opportunities to existed at Louisville. Nearly a year later and the former junior college All-Conference performer is finding success in that opportunity.
University of Louisville senior point guard Peyton Siva received quite an honor earlier this week. Siva was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated basketball preview. Cardinal Authority talked to Siva about being on the cover.
The initial reaction to seeing Peyton Siva on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated magazine is, wow, what a nice compliment, great publicity for him and the University of Louisville basketball team. Very much deserved.
Almost as quickly the old “Sports Illustrated jinx” comes to mind, a reminder that bad things have sometimes happened to athletes who appear on the cover...
The season is just right around corner. So who are the top players in each conference? Find out below who makes my All Big East Conference Teams.
G Peyton Siva (Louisville)- Siva really improved as the season went out especially in the tournaments. Siva is a super quick athletic guard that loves to attack the rim. He is a great passer with 5.6 assists per game last...
Sports Illustrated released their preseason top 25 rankings today with Louisville coming in at No. 2. Here is a brief write-up on the Cards from SI.com.
A 31-point loss to Providence, a defeat to South Florida on Senior Night and a 49-point performance at Syracuse were all forgotten after Louisville won the Big East tournament and made it to the Final Four. Most of the prime contributors...