Posted September 19, 2012 on
Luke Hancock is expected to play a major role with the University of Louisville basketball team this season. But Hancock, a transfer from George Mason, had off-season shoulder surgery. Cardinal Authority talked with Hancock to get an update on his health heading into the season.

Chris Jones Has Verbally Committed To Louisville

As expected, Chris Jones, a 5-foot-11 point guard from Northwest Florida State junior college gave Louisville a verbal commitment this morning. Jones took an official visit over the weekend and made it no secret that Louisville was the clear cut favorite. Jones was originally a member of the 2011 class and was considered to be a top-50 prospect. He had signed with Tennessee, but...

Akoy Agau Gives His Verbal Pledge To Louisville

The Louisville basketball program picked up their fourth commitment from the 2013 class tonight as Akoy Agau, a 6-foot-8 post player from Omaha, NE., verbally pledged to Louisville. Agau took an official visit to Louisville over the weekend and received an in-home visit from Rick Pitino and Louisville assistant Kareem Richardson on Wednesday evening. Agau is rated as a 3-star prospect...

Update: Louisville’s 2013 Recruits

Rick Pitino picked up his third commitment from the 2013 class, when Chris Jones a 5-10 junior college point guard gave a verbal pledge to Louisville yesterday. Jones joins Anton Gill, a 6-foot-4 scoring guard from Raleigh, NC, and Terry Rozier, a 6-foot-1 combo guard from Cleveland, OH. Both are currently attending prep school at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatsworth, VA. All...

Akoy Agau Says He Will Receive A Visit From Rick Pitino Today

Class of 2013 power forward Akoy Agau tells Courier-Journal recruiting writer Steve Jones, who joined me yesterday on the radio show, that Rick Pitino and Kareem Richardson will visit him today in Omaha, NE. Agau, who is originally a native of the Sudan, took an official visit to Louisville over the weekend. According to his interview with the Courier-Journal, Agua enjoyed his visit...

Happy 60th Birthday To Rick Pitino

Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino turns 60-years-old today. I’d like to wish Coach Pitino a very happy birthday. I can only assume that this was the birthday present that he received from his team. 60 should be a special year for Coach Pitino. Entering the 2012-13 season, Pitino has what is likely the most talented team since he’s been the coach here at Louisville.

Rick Pitino oversigns, everybody looks the other way

When it comes to the likes of Nick Saban or Houston Nutt in football, oversigning is absolutely the most disgusting practice on the face of the earth, at least when it comes to media perception.  For Rick Pitino and a few other college basketball coaches, however, it’s a non-story.  Pitino, as it stands today, looks [...]

Akoy Agau to Louisville

Akoy Agau, a big 6-foot-9, 230-pound power forward from Omaha, is the latest verbal for University of Louisville basketball, class of 2013. Gave his word to Rick Pitino Tuesday night.Appears to be a good ball handler, passer, dribbler, shooter and banger from the video. Who could ask for more?Click here to view the video on YouTube.

Episode 129 – Talking Big East, Louisville with Mark Ennis

Mark Ennis from Big East Coast Bias There has been a lot of talk about how much the Big East seems to be slipping down the ladder of college football, and collegiate athletics, pedigree. The Big East has become a punching bag that everyone feels is ready for a few punches. Pittsburgh losing to Youngstown State? The Big East stinks. Temple losing to Maryland? The Big East stinks....

Akoy Agau commits to Louisville

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino and his staff have picked up a second verbal commitment in three days. The Cardinals have landed a verbal from forward Akoy Agau of Nebraska. Cardinal Authority has the latest.

Bruce Feldman Of CBS Says Louisville Has The Best Shot Of Any Team To Run The Table In 2012

Bruce Feldman, a college football columnist at CBS Sports has ranked the top 10 teams with the best chance of finishing the 2012 season undefeated. Feldman has the Louisville Cardinals ranked #1 with the best shot of running the table. Below is an excerpt. 1. Louisville: Teddy Bridgewater has blossomed and a bit of buzz is building for Charlie Strong’s program. Unfortunately...

No. 20 Cardinals prepare for a month on the road

Louisville has enjoyed the comforts of home, getting off to its best start since 2006. The No. 20 Cardinals now have a month to prove they're just as stout on the road. Louisville travels Saturday to Florida International and Southern Mississippi the next week before a bye separates a two-game stretch beginning with their Big East Conference opener at Pittsburgh on Oct. 13...

Mike Marra’s Return May Be More Crucial Than Some Expect

In yesterday’s blog post from, when giving an update on all the current members of the team, Coach Pitino mentioned that guards Luke Hancock and Mike Marra would be back from injury in 10 days. Marra suffered a season ending knee injury in the Cards second game of the season. Hancock, who sat out last year because of the NCAA’s transfer rule, injured his shoulder...
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