Found November 05, 2012 on
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Jody Demling of CardinalAuthority.com broke the news earlier this afternoon that the University of Louisville has lost their appeal with the NCAA in regards to the eligibility of freshman center Mangok Mathiang.
Mathiang was ruled ineligible by the NCAA clearing house in mid October. Louisville appealed the decision, but unfortunately the clearing house stood firm with their decision. Mathiang will sit out this season and have four years of eligibility starting in 2013.
Rick Pitino mentioned in the pre-game show last week that regardless of the clearing house’s decision, he would have redshirted Mathiang anyway. He also said that they’ve been very pleased with Magok since he’s arrived to Louisville. Pitino went on to tell Paul Rogers that the staff couldn’t have found a better center had they tried to sign one in the 2013 class.
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More often than not, when a player transfers into Rick Pitino’s Louisville program they’ve went onto become contributors at some point in their career. In fact, nearly every player that has transferred to Louisville from a division one program in the last decade has surpassed expectations.
–Erik Brown, 2000-2003, Morehead St.
After leading all division one freshman in scoring...
As I’ve mentioned numerous times over the past few weeks, this year’s Louisville team has a lot of talent. When you consider how the season ended last year, it’s hard to argue that Chane Behanan wouldn’t be expected to be Louisville’s top returning player. Unfortunately, the majority of the discussion regarding Chane Behanan has been about his mysterious suspension...
Cardinal Authority will be featuring the players on the University of Louisville men’s basketball roster this week. Next up is sophomore center Zach Price, who saw limited minutes last season for the Cardinals.
Might want to take it a little easy on the 10,391 people who didn’t show up at the University of Louisville-Temple football game Saturday.
The weather outlook for the game was dismal, as has been the case with the three most recent home games. Many of the absentees were probably still recovering from the soggy overtime win against Cincinnati.
The cold, damp and dreary script gets...
The Big East Defensive Player of the Week award will stay with the Louisville Cardinals for the third consecutive week.
Freshman linebacker Keith Brown was given then honor this week for his performance in Louisville’s 45-17 win over Temple. Brown had eight total tackles against the Owls and recovered a fumble that he forced.
Brown has played in just seven of the nine games this...
Following Louisville’s 45-17 win over Temple, senior cornerback Adrian Bushell talked about a video that was put together and shown to the team prior to the game. This video had clips of national media members not giving Louisville the same amount of respect as the other unbeatens.
Bushell says the team uses the lack of respect as motivation. When asked for how he’d respond...
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong is focused on Saturday’s game at Syracuse and not the BCS rankings. The Cardinals are ranked No. 9 in this week’s rankings and Strong was peppered with questions about it on Monday.
Tight end Ryan Hubbell chose to become a Cardinal last December because he saw the opportunities to existed at Louisville. Nearly a year later and the former junior college All-Conference performer is finding success in that opportunity.
After Saturday’s win over Temple, Cardinal running back Jeremy Wright talked about the running game getting back on track and also discussed Louisville’s motivation to earn respect on the national level.
The University of Louisville football team is still perfect after nine games but the Cardinals are not getting a ton of respect nationally. U of L coach Charlie Strong is using the respect card as motivation for his team.
If Louisville is playing with a chip on its shoulder, Cardinals coach Charlie Strong has to be pleased with the results.
Louisville is the lowest...