Found July 19, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
It goes without saying that at this point, Trey Lyles, a 6-foot-9 five-star power forward from Indianapolis, by way of Canada, is Rick Pitino’s top target in the 2014 class. There has been talk that Pitino has decided to personally handle Lyles’ recruitment by himself and not rely on assistant coaches. The trio of JaQuan Lyle, Quentin Snider and Shaqquan Aaron give Louisville the second best recruiting class in the country, according to the rankings. The addition of a player like Lyles would likely bump the Cards to number one. Fortunately, it doesn’t appear that we’ll have to wait too long to figure out what the future holds for Lyles. Most top ten recruits usually wait it out until the spring before making a decision, but Lyles plans to take a different route. The Canadian sensation says he’ll make a decision in the fall and sign his letter of intent during the early signing period in November. Lyles recently trimmed his list to four, Louisville, Kentucky, Florida and Bu...

Video: Rick Pitino Wins ESPY For “Best Coach/Manager” On The Red Carpet

Although you didn’t see it or hear about it during the actual awards ceremony, Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino won an ESPY Award last night for “Best Coach/Manager.” I understand that if every award was announced, the show would last entirely too long. With that said, I think Coach/Manager of the year is an award that deserves a little attention. This award wasn’t...

Pitino sees big men again; then on the move

The second day of the second evaluation period in July is in the books and University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino is on the move. Pitino spent the day in Milwaukee but is headed elsewhere on Friday. Cardinal Authority has the details.

Rick Pitino Has Won An ESPY For Coach/Manager Of The Year

It was announced during the red carpet ESPY preshow that Rick Pitino has won the 2013 ESPY for “Best Coach/Manager.” Pitino will not be in Los Angeles to accept the award, but Russ Smith, Wayne Blackshear and Peyton Siva will be on hand to accept it for him. This means Russ Smith will be at a podium with a microphone on national television. You’re not going to want to miss...

Pitino checking out top big men in Milwaukee

University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino celebrated his ESPY award on Wednesday night in a Milwaukee gym. Pitino and his staff are out on the road for the second evaluation period. Cardinal Authority has the latest.

Four Star Forward Has Louisville In His Top Eight

According to Paul Biancardi of ESPN, Kelly Oubre, a four star forward from Houston, TX., has trimmed his list to eight schools and Louisville has made the cut. The 6-foot-7 prospect is also still considering Kentucky, Kansas, Florida, Georgetown, Oregon, Connecticut and UNLV. Surprisingly, Oubre wasn’t one of the front-court prospects that received attention from the Louisville...

Stephan Van Treese Will Have A Bigger Role Than Most Expect Next Season

If you polled the Louisville fan base and asked which two post players they’d like to see Rick Pitino use in the starting lineup next season, I think most would probably go with the duo of Montrezl Harrell and Chane Behanan. Some may suggest Mangok Mathiang at the center because of his height. I doubt you’d hear many throw fifth year senior Stephan Van Treese’s name in the...

The Five Most Disappointing Louisville Players In The Pitino Era

In his eleven years with the Louisville basketball program, Rick Pitino has brought in a lot of talented players. Some of them have gone on to have great careers at Louisville, while other didn’t necessarily pan out the way we expected. Here are the five recruits that had a lot of hype, but in the end never amounted to much with the Louisville program. Carlos Hurt: Outside of Samardo...

Louisville keep up with top JUCO prospect

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino and his staff are searching for a few inside players to add to the Class of 2014. The Cardinals are in the mix with a bunch of the top high school players in the country and are also looking at a few of the top junior college players in the country.

VIDEO: Hancock and Harrell meet with media

University of Louisville basketball players Luke Hancock and Montrezl Harrell met with the media on Friday for the first time since returning from competition with their respective Team USA’s. Here are a few video clips from the event:

Dominique Brown & Senorise Perry Named To The Doak Walker Award Watch List

The 2013 College Football Season is just 45 days away, which means the preseason award watch lists are being released daily. Louisville has already had multiple players named to numerous different watch lists and on Thursday morning two more Cardinals received the preseason honor. Louisville running backs Senorise Perry and Dominique Brown have been added to the initial watch list...

More Details About Louisville’s Trip To The White House

On Monday afternoon Rick Pitino shared the news that he and his team had finally made travel arrangements to visit President Barack Obama at the White House. The White House confirmed the visit on Tuesday afternoon. U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell will join the team on the trip. Following their visit to the White House, the team will tour the nation’s capital. This will be the third...

Louisville Football Position Preview: Linebackers

At first glance the Linebacker position for the University of Louisville appears to be one of the most talented positions on the field.  However, the second look exposes the depth, or lack there of. Leading the defense at the Middle Linebacker (Mike) spot is senior and likely team captain Preston Brown.  As one of only three senior starters on the defensive side for the Cards,...

2013 Maui Invitational Bracket Announced, Cuse opens with Minnesota

Per Mike Waters, the Syracuse Orange will kick off the 2013 Maui Invitational against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The game will take place at 5:30 p.m. EST on November 25th on ESPN2. Jim Boeheim will be wearing a Hawaiian shirt and khakis. Syracuse's last game against Minnesota came in the 1990 NCAA Tournament in New Orleans. The Gophers won the Sweet 16 game. However, Syracuse...

UofL basketball summit with Pres. Obama

What could President Obama take away from his meeting with the 2013 NCAA national champions Tuesday? Surely the University of Louisville basketball team could inspire the leader of the free world, Despite what one may hear on some media outlets, the President is embroiled in a number of controversial issues, many of them without any apparent resolution in sight, a few seemingly with...

Preston Brown is taking the lead

Senior linebacker Preston Brown has become one of the key leaders for the 2013 Cardinals. The Cincinnati native recently visited with Cardinal Authority to discuss the upcoming season.
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