Found April 21, 2014 on The Cardinal Connect:
Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect At this time last year former Louisville guard Kevin Ware was one of the most famous athletes on the planet. As crazy as it sounds, it’s the truth. Ware’s gruesome injury was the biggest storyline for Louisville’s 2013 National Championship run. A year later, Ware is now fully healthy, but he’s now a member of a different team. The Atlanta native confirmed last week that he would be transferring to Georgia State to finish his collegiate career. After making a miraculously quick recovery from his gruesome injury in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, Ware returned to the court for the Cardinals during exhibition play in late October. Ware played briefly at the beginning of the regular season before Rick Pitino announced that the Atlanta native would be sitting out for the remainder of the year and requesting a medical redshirt. Once the Cardinals hit conference play, Ware simply vanished. Towards the middle of January, Ware no longer sat on the Louisville b...

Andre McGee May Be Leaving Louisville For A Better Opportunity

Andy Lyons | Getty Images Rick Pitino already has one opening on his staff with top assistant Kevin Keatts being hired as the head coach at UNC-Wilmington. It appears that Keatts may not be the only staff member from last year’s team departing for another opportunity. Sources tell that director of basketball operations Andre McGee could be leaving the program...

Getting To Know Rick Pitino’s Newest Assistant Coach: Kenny Johnson

Chris Howell | Herald-Times The news broke on Monday evening that Kenny Johnson would be leaving Tom Crean’s staff at Indiana to join Rick Pitino at Louisville. Johnson had been rumored as one of the top candidates for the job for the past week. Pitino mentioned at this final press conference of the 2013-14 season that he hoped to replace Kevin Keatts with a veteran and experienced...

One NBA Scout Says Harrell Made The Right Decision & That Russ Has A Future In The League

Andy Lyons | Getty Images For the past two years, Rick Pitino has had two players that could have started their pro career and wound up returning to school. Russ Smith wasn’t regarded as a top pick, but had he decided to enter the draft last year, there is a good chance he would have been selected. Montrezl Harrell was projected to be taken with one of the first 20 picks in this...

Isaiah Briscoe Picks Up Louisville Offer: He Hopes To Visit Soon

Photo: | USA Today Sports With so many recruits coming in this year, it’s unlikely that Rick Pitino will sign a big class in 2015. Signing day for next year is a low way away, but at this point, I’d expect Louisville to add two or three signees next year. Considering there aren’t a ton of scholarships to hand out, it’s been pretty easy so far to determine who Coach Pitino’s...

Kenny Johnson Will Join Rick Pitino’s Staff

Photo | USA Today Sports On Monday evening we learned that Rick Pitino has found the replacement for former assistant coach Kevin Keatts, who recently left Louisville to become the head coach at UNC Wilmington. Kenny Johnson will leave Tom Crean’s staff at Indiana to become an assistant for Rick Pitino at Louisville. Evan Daniels of was the first to report the news....

7-foot-1 Anas Osama Mahmoud Officially Signs With Louisville

Photo | We’ve known for the past few months that Louisville will be adding six new players to the roster in 2014, however only have had officially signed until this morning. UofL announced via a press release that 7-foot-1 center Anas Osama-Mahmoud has officially signed his national letter of intent with the program. “Anas is an extremely versatile seven-footer...

Teddy Bridgewater & Calvin Pryor Have Accepted Invitations To Attend The 2014 NFL Draft

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect It’s been well noted that there will be some serious Louisville Cardinal representation in this year’s NFL Draft. On Tuesday we learned that two former Cardinals have accepted invitations to attend the draft on May, 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Former quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and safety Calvin Pryor will experience their...

Highlights: Snider, Onuaku & Johnson Shine At Derby Festival Classic

Photo | Three future Louisville Cardinals were on the winning side on Friday night in the annual Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic. Quentin Snider, Chinanu Onuaku and Jaylen Johnson were a part of the White Team who defeated the Green Team 128 to 104. Snider was named the MVP and finished with eight points, nine assists and four rebounds with one steal...
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