Found October 07, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect: At this time last year is when everything changed for UofL men’s basketball manager, Logan Baumann. During the team’s first week of practice, Baumann was in charge of doing the team’s laundry. However, after former guard Mike Marra went down with a season ending knee injury, Rick Pitino called Buamann in his office and asked him if he’d like to join the team as a walk-on. As you could expect, Baumann gladly accepted the offer. Fortunately, the Ohio County, KY., native’s one season in a Louisville uniform ended with a national championship. Kenny Klein confirmed to the Courier-Journal that Baumann is now back to being a full-time manager for the program. He played in just four games last season, connecting on a pair of free-throws against Miami (OH) for his only collegiate points. As a senior in high school, Baumann led the Ohio County Eagles to a 29-3 record as a senior in 2011-12, a number nine ranking in the state and a 10th district championship. He was voted as the...

Former Louisville guard gets huge national champions tattoo

Injuries may have derailed former Louisville guard Mike Marra’s 2012-2013 season, but he’s clearly still proud of what his team accomplished in his absence. Marra got one of the larger tattoos we’ve ever seen on his rib cage to commemorate the Cardinals’ 2013 national championship run. Even cooler – the tattoo artist was his brother, Rob. Rib piece is done! Thanks to the...

Mike Marra’s Tattoos Are Better Than Yours

The tattoo that Rick Pitino received after Louisville won’t the national championship received quite a bit of attention. Call me crazy, but Coach Pitino doesn’t exactly seem like a “tattoo guy,” however that didn’t stop him from sticking with his commitment of getting the champ stamp. I hate to break it to you Rick, but I think one of your former players has outdone you...

Video: Russ Smith Makes His Sports Reporter Debut

During his free time, Louisville senior guard Russ Smith has been interning for WHAS11. When you’re the leading scorer on the defending national championship team, it’s hard to unnoticed when you’re working behind the scenes. Russ has been spotted on the sideline of UofL football games doing camera work for the Louisville ABC affiliate and also helping out with some of the...

Louisville Guard Gets Crazy ‘National Champions’ Tattoo From His Brother

Pictured above is a pretty awesome new tattoo sported by former Louisville guard Mike Marra that commemorates the Cardinals 2012-2013 National Championship run. The detailed tat was actually drawn and inked by Marra’s brother, who is clearly pretty talented. [College Spun] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Hancock working out 'a little stress thing'

University of Louisville senior Luke Hancock missed the first Red-White scrimmage because of an ankle issue. Hancock said he’s likely to make a return in a couple of weeks but said the injury is “fine.” Cardinal Authority has the latest.

It’s Been Six Months Since Louisville Won The National Championship

Six month ago to this exact day, the University of Louisville men’s basketball program won their first national championship in 27 years. It’s hard to believe that it’s been six months. Part of me feels like it was ten years ago and another part of me feels like it was last week. We’re all confident in this year’s team for good reason. Rick Pitino has a squad that could...

Louisville Is The Only Team In The Country That Hasn’t Trailed At Any Point This Season

Six weeks into the 2013 college football season, the Louisville Cardinals are now the only team in the country that has yet to trail at any point during the season.Heading into the weekend, Ohio State, Washington, Texas Tech, Miami and Washington also hadn’t trailed, but that changed on Saturday. Not only has Louisville never trailed this season, they’ve been unbelievably dominant...

Louisville WR Parker game-time decision vs Rutgers

Louisville coach Charlie Strong says that leading receiver DeVante Parker will be a game-time decision and is day-to-day with an injured right shoulder. The junior had an MRI on Sunday after the first-quarter injury at Temple that ended his consecutive-games streak with a touchdown at 10. Strong on Monday wasn't specific about the severity of the injury as the eighth-ranked...

Behanan focused and taking it serious

University of Louisville forward Chane Behanan started his junior season with a ton of promise on Saturday, amassing 25 points and 13 rebounds in the first Red-White scrimmage of the season. Cardinal Authority has the latest on Behanan and what is different for the power forward this season.

Charlie Strong & His Team Are Confident That They’re The Best In The Country

Maybe it’s just me, but I thought there was something a little different about Charlie Strong during his press conference on Monday afternoon. He seemed more upbeat and excited than usual.  Having a chance to show off his team to a national audience on Thursday night appears to be something that Coach Strong has been waiting for. “National TV is big for us. It’ll give the...

Louisville Commit George Rushing Having A Huge Senior Season

247 Sports George Rushing, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound, wide receiver from Fort Lauderdale, FL., has been verbally committed to Charlie Strong and the Cardinals since February. He was one of the first few commits for Louisville in the 2014 class. Midway through his senior season at Cardinal Gibbons High School, Rushing has put some up some pretty dominant performances. On Friday night...

We’ll Have To Wait Until Tomorrow For An Update On DeVante Parker

Louisville junior wide receiver DeVante Parker left yesterday’s game against Temple with just four minutes left in the first quarter. Following a 38-yard reception, Parker was slow to get up due what appeared to be a shoulder injury. Parker immediately went to the sideline to be evaluated by the training staff. Shortly after, he was sent to the locker room for further evaluation...

DeVante Parker Listed As Day-to-Day. Expected To Be A Game Time Decision Thursday

Zimbio Charlie Strong is scheduled to speak to the local media on 12:30 this afternoon, however prior to his press conference, Strong joined in on the weekly AAC coaches teleconference and gave an update on DeVante Parker’s injury. “Right now, DeVante is day-to-day,” Strong says. “We’ll make a decision on him on Thursday.” Although we still don’t know if he’ll play...

DeVante Parker listed 'day-to-day' for Cards

University of Louisville standout wide receiver DeVante Parker is listed as day-to-day after suffering a shoulder injury in the first half of Saturday’s win at Temple. U of L coach Charlie Strong gave an update on Parker this morning.

Rutgers Head Coach Kyle Flood Looking Forward To A Test On Thursday Night

Only time will tell, but as of this point, Thursday’s game against Rutgers will be the biggest one on the schedule for Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals this season. Rutgers appears to be the best overall team on the schedule and with the game being played on a Thursday night; the spotlight will be all over the No. 8 ranked Cardinals. One storyline that I’m surprised...
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