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Over the last week or two there has been a lot of talk both locally and nationally about Russ Smith. Sitting around doctors offices and on news stands across the country Smith has a featured article in this weeks Sports Illustrated. Some are calling Russ a potential All-American, maybe a Player Of The Year candidate and has even been listed as a potential NBA first round draft pick next season. Locally, these type conversations often turn to another guard on Louisville’s roster; Peyton Siva.
Why would Russ Smith be listed above Peyton Siva in many NBA Draft experts predictions? Why isn’t Peyton Siva even considered as a first rounder? Well, I have some thoughts to that.
I believe that in order to play at his full potential and be noticed nationally, Siva must account for 30-35 points per game. I don’t mean necessarily by just scoring points, but the combination of made field goals and assists. I don’t think it has to even be consistent. Some match-ups will dictate more of a fac
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In yesterday’s press conference, Rick Pitino said that he doesn’t think this generation of players handles success well. “When Sports Illustrated wanted to do that piece on Russ, I just cringed,” Pitino said.
Apparently that piece from SI actually happened. SI.com college basketball writer Luke Winn posted this photo from the piece on his Instagram account.
It is surreal...
Peyton Siva's career highs of five 3-pointers and 12 assists helped No. 5 Louisville roll past Florida International 79-55 on Wednesday night.
It was the first meeting between Cardinals coach Rick Pitino and Richard Pitino, his son and Panthers counterpart. The younger Pitino, 30, served two stints as a Louisville assistant before taking over for Isiah Thomas at FIU this season...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Peyton Siva's career highs of five 3-pointers and 12 assists helped No. 5 Louisville roll past Florida International 79-55 on Wednesday night.
It was the first meeting between Cardinals coach Rick Pitino and Richard Pitino, his son and Panthers counterpart. The younger Pitino, 30, served two stints as a Louisville assistant before taking over for Isiah...
University of Louisville guard Russ Smith is one of the most exciting college basketball players in the country. His reckless, yet often effective, playing style has driven Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino and fans alike crazy at times. However, the player who Pitino nicknamed "Russdiculous" for his absurd style style of play, is becoming a leading candidate for All-American...
Daniel Hamilton, a 6-foot-7, 175-pound forward from Bellflower, CA., will take an unofficial visit to Louisville next weekend for the Cards game against Kentucky.
Rick Pitino and his staff expect to host a number of high level prospects next weekend, but Hamilton is the first to confirm the visit.
Hamilton is rated as a 4-star prospect by Scout.com and is considered to be one of...
Rick Pitino wasn’t very pleased with his team’s performance at the end of the first half, but a more energetic and fast paced second half led to a huge 79-55 win over Florida International. The Cards got a very balanced attack as Rick Pitino defeated his son Richard in their first ever meeting.
Peyton Siva had one of his better offensive performances of the season finishing with...
Bob Knight will be a member of the broadcast team when Louisville & Western Kentucky faceoff on Saturday evening in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena. The Hilltoppers beat 3rd ranked Louisville in the same building on November 30, 2008.
Hopefully Bob Knight isn’t still upset about Kyle Kuric’s dunk against Notre Dame two years ago. I’ve never been a huge fan of Knight as a...
It will be father vs. son tonight at the KFC Yum! Center when the University of Louisville men’s basketball team takes on Florida International. Rick Pitino will be coaching for the first time against his son, Richard.
Brett Vito of the Denton Chronicle is reporting that Louisville senior defensive back Zed Evans will transfer to North Texas to finish his collegiate career.
Evans is a redshirt junior and has already graduated. He will travel and play with Louisville and is available to play in the Sugar Bowl if needed. Evans will enroll at North Texas for the 2013 spring semester and will participate...
A handful of Louisville fans rallied together to raise money for a billboard here in the Louisville metro area. This billboard was put up along interstate-65 earlier this week.
Fans obviously want Charlie to know how much they appreciate his loyalty. This should also serve as a reminder that everyone needs to make it a priority to be in attendance for the Card March.
Charlie Strong wasn't the only football coach the University of Louisville was able to hold onto in recent weeks. Check out what other coach on the football staff was close to getting a head coaching position.
Richard Pitino is not only excited to play against his father and former boss, the younger Pitino is also excited to see how his team stacks up against the No. 4 ranked Louisville Cardinals. “I’m looking forward to it,” Pitino told the media earlier this week. “I think it’ll be good for our guys to play in that type of environment, that type of talent level will show where...
Charlie Strong and his staff have been putting in a lot of work on the recruiting trail since Louisville’s regular season came to an end against Rutgers on Nov. 29. The staff currently has commitments from 10 members of the 2013 class.
From Dec. 17 – Jan. 3 NCAA football recruiting is on a dead period, which means coaches are not permitted to make in-person recruiting contacts...
Mario Benavides' impressive career at the starting center for the University of Louisville has one more game left. The senior recently visited with Cardinal Authority and discussed his time at U of L, being a Rimington Trophy finalist, the Sugar Bowl and more.
University of Louisville tight end Nate Nord has overcome multiple injuries during his career with the Cardinals. Cardinal Authority recently visited with the senior.