Found October 16, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect: For the second consecutive season, the college basketball crew at has released their preseason 100 player rankings. Four Louisville Cardinals were honored, with Russ Smith being the highest ranked at No. 4. 4. Russ Smith (Louisville) Vitals: 6-1 | Sr. | G Comment: Smith was the best player on the nation’s best team last season. His return to Louisville for his senior season will give the Cards a chance to repeat as national champions. 16. Montrezl Harrell (Louisville) Vitals: 6-8 | Soph. | F Comment: Rick Pitino told me this summer that he expects to coach Harrell for just one more season. This will be college basketball’s breakout player, most think. — GP 39. Chane Behanan (Louisville) Vitals: 6-8 | Jr. | F Comment: Behanan is famous for being the recruit Rick Pitino once said was his best since Jamal Mashburn. Behanan’s not that, but he is reliable within 12 feet of the hoop. He should be a double-double guy this year now that Gorgui Dieng’s 9.4 rebounds...

Behanan may be history at Louisville

Shades of the past. A key player bending, disregarding rules, unable to adjust to college life, treating second chances like green lights, reminiscent of the Derrick Caracter days at the University of Louisville. Only this time it’s Chane Behanan, a major contributor in UofL’s march to a third national championship last season, providing muscle, experience and reason for optimism...

Pitino On Chane Behanan’s Suspension: “He Has A Very Difficult Time Understanding Life’s Values”

The Louisville Cardinals are the defending champs heading into the 2013-14 college basketball season, but they are going to have to start the year without one key player: forward Chane Behanan. Today, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino announced that Behanan is suspended from the team as well as the university, and had some harsh criticism of his player as well: Pitino: “Chane...

Louisville Picked To Win The American Conference; Russ Smith Named Preseason Player of the Year

As expected, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinal have been picked by the coaches in the American Athletic Conference to finish in first place in their one and only season as a league member. Nine coaches voted for Louisville as the top team, while UConn received one first place vote. I’m not sure if Pitino wasn’t allowed, or just didn’t want to vote for his own team. Regardless...

AAC basketball coaches pick UCF, USF to finish near bottom

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Defending national champion Louisville is the coaches' preseason pick to win the inaugural American Athletic Conference title in the Cardinals' lone year in this league. With three starters back, the Cardinals received nine of 10 votes in the poll released Wednesday before the AAC's media day at the FedExForum. Louisville will join the Atlantic...

U of L picked to win AAC; Smith named POY

MEMPHIS - The defending national champion University of Louisville basketball team has been selected to win the American Athletic Conference title, while Russ Smith was picked as preseason Player of the Year.

One College Basketball Coach Says The New Rule Changes Will Hurt Louisville

There are some rule changes coming to College Basketball this season and one head coach in particular thinks it’s going to hurt Louisville.  During the offseason, the Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved new emphases of current rules outlawing hand-checking and arm contact both on and away from the ball. There will be a lot more fouls called throughout games to help raise the...

Rick Pitino Owes Seth Greenberg

One of the bright spots from American Athletic Conference Media Day was the fact that former Virginia Tech Head Coach and current ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg was pretty much MC’ing the event. The four letter network has a cast of talented analysts, but Greenberg brings both a great personality and obvious knowledge of the game. In my opinion, two of the top questions lofted at...

Louisville Basketball: This Year’s Storylines Are Similar To 2010

Last night, I re-watched the last game ever played in Freedom Hall – 2010 versus #1 Syracuse. To take anything away from a game that was now 5 seasons ago and apply it to the current version of Louisville men’s basketball would be seemingly irrational, right? Maybe. Maybe not. I see a fair number of similarities between the ‘09/’10 Cardinals and the ‘13/’14 Cardinals...

Behanan suspended from U of L team

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino announced that junior forward Chane Behanan has been suspended indefinitely from the team. Cardinal Authority was at the news conference and has the latest.

Louisville’s Chane Behanan suspended, no longer part of team

On Thursday afternoon it was announced that Cardinals forward Chane Behanan had been suspended by Louisville.

Bridgewater gets high marks from NFL scouts

Some good things being said over on about how Teddy Bridgewater directs his University of Louisville football team. Among the 28 scouts present for the UofL-Rutgers game was the scouting director for an NFC team who gave this assessment: “Bridgewater was off his game but certainly has all of the tools to be a franchise quarterback. He has the arm talent to make every throw...

Michaelee Harris back to prime time for Louisville

Two seasons ago, Michaelee Harris was one of the leading receivers for the University of Louisville, making spectacular catches on a routine basis. He returned for a redshirt freshman year in 2011, starting in 12 games, pulling in 37 receptions for 455 yards and two touchdowns. He was one the go-to guys, second only to Eli Rogers with 41 catches. But that was before Harris incurred...

Four Star Cornerback Still Favoring Louisville In mid August, Kendall Randolph, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound, defensive back from Tallahassee, FL., tabbed Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals as the favorites in his recruitment. As two months have passed, apparently nothing has changed. Randolph says that Louisville is still his favorite school and he’s okay with being quoted on that. Randolph had initially told...

UCF-Louisville Preview

Louisville coach Charlie Strong is stressing equal contributions from his offense and defense for 60 minutes when the eighth-ranked Cardinals host Central Florida on Friday night. Strong knows his defense can pick up the slack if the offense struggles. The defense showed how capable it is in last week's 24-10 win over Rutgers. With Louisville (6-0, 2-0 American Athletic Conference...

Cameron Polk Ready for Louisville

Head coach Charlie Strong and the rest of the Louisville coaching staff put a premium on the wide receiver position for the class of 2014 and it has paid off in a big way. Louisville has multiple wide receiver's committed for the class of 2014 and one of them is Cameron Polk.
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