Found March 05, 2013 on College Spun: Junior Cardinals star Gorgui Dieng will actually be a senior, at least for one night. Via Eric Crawford: “UofL media advisory for pregame news conference confirms Gorgui Dieng will take part in Seniro Night Activity.” While that is sad (really, really, really sad), it’s no surprise. Pitino has mentioned the NBA and the draft every time that Dieng’s name has come up in press conferences. The surprise is that it lists that Dieng, Mike Marra and Peyton Siva will be speaking about the Senior Night happenings… Senior Stephan Van Treese, however, was not listed. How is it possible for a senior with records of playing all four years to have another year of eligibility, you ask? He could apply for a medical redshirt from the 2011-2012 season, and be granted another one next year. SVT injured his knee his junior year and had to sit the season out after playing in only three games. U of L fans thought he would transfer, because he was also a pretty pick to be a candidate for a ...

Gorgui Dieng Opens Up About Coming To The United States To Pursue Basketball

CBS Sports recently traveled to Louisville to do a video feature with Louisville center Gorgui Dieng. In the video, Gorgui opens up about his decision to pursue a basketball career in the United States and his struggles in conforming to a new way of life. If you haven’t seen this yet, I highly recommend you take a few minutes out of your day and watch it. Rick Pitino said on...

Gorgui Dieng Likely To Be Honored On Senior Night

There was plenty to be excited about on Monday night following Louisville’s 76-51 win over Cincinnati. The Cardinals are clicking at the perfect time and have won nine of their last ten games. Rick Pitino was briefly honored with a video ceremony following the game for earning his 300th win as the head coach of the Louisville program. It was what Pitino said following the ceremony...

Pitino “Almost Sure” Gorgui Dieng Will Be Taken In The First Round

In a recent interview with Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports, Rick Pitino continued to express with confidence that Louisville junior center Gorgui Dieng will enter the draft and not return for his senior season. “If he is projected as a first-rounder, he is leaving,” Pitino tells Goodman. “And I’m almost sure he’ll be taken in the first round.” Pitino also told Goodman that...

Podcast: Cincy Recap & Is Gorgui Dieng Ready To Leave Early

If you missed Tuesday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Most of the show was spent recapping Louisville’s win over Cincinnati and Rick Pitino’s post game comments about Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng. Click here to listen from your mobile device. The post Podcast: Cincy Recap & Is Gorgui Dieng Ready To Leave Early appeared first on The Cardinal Connect.

Stephan Van Treese Likely To Be Back For Another Season

So there is good news and there is bad news. Let’s get the bad news out of the way.  A press conference advisory email that was sent out from UofL on Tuesday says that Gorgui Dieng will in fact participate in the Senior Day ceremony on Saturday. Rick Pitino said on Monday night in his post game press conference that he has been encouraging Gorgui to participate in Senior Day because...

A feel good night, Rick Pitino wins No. 300 at Louisville

Rick Pitino is joined by his wife Joanne and family friend Stephanie Minardi to watch a highlight reel on the Jumbotron after notching his 300th win at the University of Louisville ______________________ Little doubt from the beginning Rick Pitino was going to win his 300th game at the University of Louisville, a game culminating in a 67-51 win over Cincinnati. The visitors would...

Pitino gets 300th win at Louisville

After such a big emotional win over Syracuse, Louisville only had one day to prepare for rival Cincinnati.  The Cards didn’t need any more time than that as they came out an manhandled the Bearcats to the tune of a 16 point victory. Peyton Siva is back and he is good at playing the game of basketball.  Siva’s ability to read a defense was on display during the first half when...

Louisville’s 2013 football schedule released

As expected, Louisville’s 2013 football schedule is well…to say it nicely…HORRIBLE!  There is not one team on the schedule that is expected to be in the top 25 when the season starts. As always the game against Kentucky will be a big game and with Kentucky’s recent success in recruiting…they may be able to give the Cards a game.  But by far the best teams on the schedule...

Cards give Pitino his 300th win at U of L

Russ Smith scored 18 points and No. 8 Louisville gave Rick Pitino his 300th victory with the Cardinals by beating Cincinnati 67-51 on Monday night.

Louisville blows it up with a slick, fast break alley-oop against Cincinnati

Louisville's Chane Behanan once again pumped up his kicks and absolutely skied for a massive alley-oop against Cincinnati on Monday night.

Pitino "not pushing (Dieng) out the door"

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino said Gorgui Dieng will go through Senior Night festivities but will make a decision on his future after the season. Pitino talked to the media on Thursday afternoon and Cardinal Authority was in attendance and has the story.

FOX Sports NEXT Podcast: Louisville

Listen to publisher Jody Demling talk about the hottest topics surrounding the Louisville Cardinals in our newest podcast.

Louisville football to offer $1 beer during spring game

The Louisville Cardinals, fresh off of their Sugar Bowl victory over Florida, are entering the 2013 season with high expectations. They have a potential Heisman candidate at quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater and a fiery head coach in Charlie Strong. They are dubbed by many to be among the top 10 teams in the nation.So, to pop the top on what should be a fantastic season, the Cardinals...

Top 3 Big East Frontcourts

1. Louisville The Cardinals will have the best frontcourt in the Big East. Leading the way is center Gorgui Dieng (9.1 ppg). Deng was the most improved player in the country last season. His biggest strength is his rebounding ability and shot blocking . He finished last season with 9.1 rebounds and 3.2 blocks. Look for Dieng to average a double double this season. He continues to...
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