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On Friday evening, Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino unexpectedly lost a commitment from on his top recruits. JaQuan Lyle, a five star guard informed the coaching staff via phone on Friday evening that he was de-committing from the Louisville program.
Lyle gave Louisville a verbal pledge in July and was the highest ranked recruit to commit to Louisville since Samardo Samuels in 2008. This decision came as somewhat of a surprise as Lyle appeared to be fully on board with the Louisville program and was even trying to lure other recruits to join him.
It turns out that the reason behind Lyle’s de-commitment isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Losing a guy as talented as Lyle is definitely a blow, but the fact that Louisville already has a roster full of talented guards is what led him to reopen his recruitment.
“Coach Pitino and coach Keatts told me that Chris Jones may go to the NBA, but I didn’t feel like I was going to come in and play as much as I wanted,” Lyle tells Dave Tele...
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When it comes to Rick Pitino’s 2014 class, one thing we know is that the recently inducted hall-of-famer is desperately looking for a center.
With the recent decommitment from five star guard JaQuan Lyle, Louisville currently has two commitments. Four star guard Shaqquan Aaron and four star forward Jaylen Johnson.
The Louisville staff has actively pursued multiple centers in the...
Rick Pitino's Louisville Cardinals found a rallying cry during last season's NCAA Tournament when key reserve Kevin Ware fractured his right leg in the Elite Eight matchup against the Duke Blue Devils the slogan "Win For Ware" spread through the team's fanbase as the team made its run through the Final Four.
When the Cards captured the title, the basket was...
With Rick Pitino losing commitments from two of the top point guards in the 2014 class in a matter of six weeks, some are speculating that Pitino and his staff will start to target other available guards. One name in particular that has been mentioned is Isaiah Whitehead, a 6-foot-4 scoring guard from Brooklyn, N.Y.
Whitehead had been a Louisville target for quite some time, but...
In what will most undoubtedly be the best comeback story of this year, Louisville’s Kevin Ware is not only back on the court but is also dunking. Ware suffered his season ending gruesome leg injury on March 31st of this year, and his rehab seems to be going better than anyone expected. It is hard not to be rooting for the young man.
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Louisville Cardinals junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is among the leading candidates to win the Heisman Memorial Trophy this season. And it's easy to see why with talented receivers surrounding him such as potential NFL first round pick DeVante Parker snagging balls like this.
Watch as Parker pulls down a lob pass from Bridgewater during the second quarter of their game...
Remember this guy? It was about six months ago that Louisville's Kevin Ware suffered one of the most gruesome injuries ever caught on camera. After surgery and rehab it appears that he is doing well and ready to get back on the court again. Click play below and watch him dunk.
He doesn't throw down a rim-shattering dunk, but when you consider what this kid went through...
After a slow start the Louisville Cardinals defeat Kentucky and hold on to the Governors Cup. Teddy Bridgewater and DeVonte Parker connected in the end zone to give Louisville their first touchdown of the game. Senorise Perry punched in two more touchdowns while rushing for 100 yards.
Most believed Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware might not ever walk again. However, he is already dunking after horrifically breaking his leg last season.
A game in which No. 7 Louisville failed to post its usual gaudy numbers did reveal one encouraging statistic.
Of the Cardinals' 492 yards in the hard-earned 27-13 victory against rival Kentucky on Saturday, a season-best 242 were generated on the ground.
Running backs Senorise Perry, Michael Dyer and Dominique Brown combining for 207 yards and two touchdowns. Junior quarterback...
Senorise Perry ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns and Teddy Bridgewater overcame a shaky start to pass for 250 yards and No. 7 Louisville scored on four consecutive drives to pull away from rival Kentucky for a 27-13 victory on Saturday.
The Cardinals' defense forced three turnovers, including two in their territory to preserve a win that required more work after easy wins...
Louisville junior defense end Lorenzo Mauldin has been named American Athletic Conference defensive player of the week. This is the second consecutive week that a Louisville Cardinal has won the honor. Junior safety Calvin Pryor collected the award last week.
American Conference Weekly Honors
Offensive: UCF QB Blake Bortles
Defensive: Louisville DE Lorenzo Mauldin
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Linebacker James Burgess showed up for Monday’s press conference wearing a T-shirt from his high school years with the Homestead Broncos in Miami.
On back of the shirt is an outline of four fingers with the words: Broncos, Dictate, Intimidate and Dominate.
Not surprising, given the genuflection for football in south Florida...
With three games and three wins, the Louisville football program will now prepare for week four as they host Florida International. The Panthers came into Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and pulled off the upset two years ago, however things haven’t exactly gone well for the FIU program since that win in 2011.
Louisville has opened up as a 41-point favorite over the struggling...
There would be no blowout.
Uncomfortable feeling all game long, with all the enthusiasm on the Kentucky side of the ball, the Wildcats driven by emotion.
Fortunately, the game is 60 minutes.
The adrenaline level of UK’s defensive line, dropping like at lead balloon in the second half. Teddy Bridgewater not letting them off the field, draining them, of the extra motivation, revealing...
Everything you need to know about Saturday's Governor's Cup rivalry game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Louisville Cardinals.