Found February 06, 2013 on
The Cardinal Connect:
It was a tale of two halves for the Cards tonight. What started as a sloppy and sluggish performance, ended in a twenty point win for Louisville. The Cards led by just two points at halftime, but outscored Rutgers 40-22 in the second half, cruising to a 68-48 win.
Wayne Blackshear led all scorers with 18-points, connecting on 3-of-5 three point attempts. He scored seven of Louisville’s first nine points. When he is a consistent scoring option, Louisville is a much more dynamic team offensively.
Russ Smith was just 3-of-11 from the field, but did finish with 14-points and had one of the best dunks of the season for Louisville. Peyton Siva had a quiet, but effective night. He finished with 9 points, 7 assists and just one turnover. Gorgui Dieng wasn’t a big factor on the offensive end, but blocked 7 shots and grabbed 8 rebounds.
For the second consecutive game we’ve seen flashes of greatness for this Louisville team. The offensive droughts are frustrating to say the least, but tonight...
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Since the folks over at ESPN launched its weekly “College Gameday” broadcast back in 2005, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals have played in six College Gameday matchups. They’re 4-2 all time and have won their last two.
Feb. 26, 2005 – #11 Louisville at Memphis: Win, 53-44
Jan. 21, 2006 – #3 UConn at #17 Louisville: Loss, 58-51
Feb. 18, 2006 - Louisville at Syracuse...
Louisville coach Charlie Strong has signed 17 recruits, aiming to build on the Cardinals' successful run to a Sugar Bowl championship.
Strong put special emphasis on bolstering his defense with 10 commitments, including five in the secondary. Eight of the 17 signees are from Florida, which has provided the Cardinals plenty of talent.
But the biggest name was on offense and...
Teddy Bridgewater is now the NFL's top 2014 QB prospect. He'll compete for #1 overall to boot. Mike Francesa declares the 20-year-old Louisville Cardinals quarterback THE STEAL of the 2013 NFL Draft....
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
“Character, height, speed, football awareness, and toughness.”
Those are the things Charlie Strong says are critical to success when his staff is recruiting, putting an extra emphasis on character. He says the University of Louisville football program got all those things in the 17 individuals in the 2013 class. “These are young men who want to be a part of something special...
Jermaine Grace, the one and only uncommitted prospect that was still considering Louisville has decided to sign with Miami.
Grace, a 6-foot-2 195-pound outside linebacker from Miramar, FL.,held a press conference this afternoon at his high school and made the announcement on ESPNU. Charlie Strong and staff looked to be in good shape with Grace, but unfortunately he decided to...
Jermaine Grace, a four-star 6-foot-2 195-pound outside linebacker from Miramar, FL., is the only uncommitted recruit that Louisville fans should keep an eye on tomorrow. There are a couple of recruits that are already committed that could make the flip to Louisville, but Grace decided to hold out until tomorrow. He’ll decide between Miami and Louisville.
Rivals.com polled eight...
Lamar Robbins, 6-foot-3, 190-pound cornerback from Miami, Florida signed with South Florida this morning. Robbins verbally committed to USF a couple of weeks ago, but there was some speculation that he may flip to Louisville.
He is one of the few recruits that Louisville fans were tracking this morning. Robins had taken an official visit to Louisville a couple of weeks ago, but...
Our man Mike Lindsey, also known as CrumsRevenge, put together this great highlight video with clips from each of Louisville’s sixteen signees in the 2013 recruting class. Like Charlie Strong said in his press conference yesterday, this is a small class that can do big things.
NSD 2013: You Don’t Want These Cards from @CrumsRevenge on Vimeo.
The University of Louisville football coaching staff continued to raid the state of Florida for top prospects. Charlie Strong and his staff signed eight of 17 prospects in the Class of 2013 from the Sunshine State. Cardinal Authority has a look at the connection in the fertile state of Florida.
The University of Louisville football program announced a new signing class that had 17 players in it on Wednesday, the college football national signing day. The class included the school’s highest-rated player ever – James Quick – and 10 new players on the defensive side of the ball. U of L coach Charlie Strong said the Cardinals’ “we’re able to fill our needs” with the class.
Wayne Blackshear scored a career-high 19 points and hit a 3-pointer to ignite a 23-2 run early in the second half that carried No. 11 Louisville to a 68-48 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday.
Russ Smith added 14 points and six rebounds and fellow guard Peyton Siva had nine points and seven assists as the Cardinals (19-4, 7-3 Big East) won its third straight game by holding Rutgers...
College football national signing day has come and gone and the University of Louisville signed a class of 17 players, including one transfer. Cardinal Authority has a notebook full of items from the day's festivities, including Charlie Strong talking about how many scholarships are left and possible early playing time.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Wayne Blackshear scored a career-high 19 points and hit a 3-pointer to ignite a 23-2 run early in the second half that carried No. 11 Louisville to a 68-48 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday.
Even though the first half was far from pretty…the Cardinals played great in the second half to put away Rutgers, 68-48.
Wayne Blackshear played like a man among boys tonight. With the announcers that were calling the game tonight…you would have thought the Blackshear was a cancer to this Louisville team. But contrary to their insanely opinionated announcing, tonight he was...