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To say that the small forward position is a concern for Louisville this early in the season would be a stretch, but at this point, consistency has been an issue.
Heading into the season one of the biggest questions surrounding this team was who would start, Luke Hancock or Wayne Blackshear. Seven games into the season Blackshear has started six games while Hancock has started just two.
Both players were expected to be big contributors, but neither has had stellar starts to the season.
.231 3-PT FG%
.265 3-PT FG%
When you look at the numbers there isn’t much difference between the two players, but in my opinion, at this point, it’s hard to justify how Hancock could continue to get more minutes than Blackshear.
Obviously Rick Pitino doesn’t see it that way, but if Hancock isn’t shooting well, I don’t see what else he can provide. He did get a couple of rebounds and assis...
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Louisville’s performance tonight against College of Charleston was impressive to say the least. The Cards played phenomenal defense and were able to control the tempo and play at a style of pace that favored them. There really isn’t a lot to be critical of an 80-38 win over a team that a lot of folks think will play in the NCAA tournament.
Wayne Blackshear had a career high...
For those wondering if Charlie Strong is seriously considering leaving the Louisville Cardinals (the team that received a BCS bowl invitation to play the Florida Gators in the Sugar Bowl) for Auburn, Tennessee, or Arkansas, here’s your answer—at least according to one of the Cardinal’s most recent commits, Finesse Middleton. Middleton, a 6-foot, 249-pound player, said U of...
Louisville hasn’t announced anything as far as Charlie Strong having a finalized contract extension, but Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated is reporting that Strong has turned down Tennessee and will remain the head coach at Louisville.
I realize how inaccurate some of the reports have been over the past 48 hours, but Thamel is as credible as it gets. Here is an excerpt from his...
In October of last year, Louisville head coach Charlie Strong signed a two-year contract extension, making the deal an overall seven years. Although the team was just 2-4 at the time, Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich knew good things were to come and did what was needed to keep Strong happy.
With the reconstructed deal, Strong’s annual salary was raised to $2.3 million through...
A mandatory team meeting of University of Louisville football players has been called for 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, with the agenda being preparations for the Sugar Bowl game against Florida.
That may have been the original intent but circumstances dictate that the meeting will center on the coaching situation, and whether Charlie Strong will head for Tennessee.
Right now, the players...
The drama surrounding Charlie Strong’s future here at Louisville has finally made an impact on recruiting in a negative way.
Wells Dusenbury of ESPN760 in Palm Beach, Fla. says Louisville recruit Sean Paul will postpone his official visit to Louisville due to the uncertainty of Strong’s future with the school.
Paul, a 3-star cornerback has had Louisville and Wake Forest at the...
Any more issues out there needing to be resolved? Bring them on.
Pete Thammel, of Sports Illustrated, is reporting that Charlie Strong has recommitted to the University of Louisville football program, turning down an offer to coach at Tennessee.
The word followed reports throughout the day Wednesday that UofL and UT were engaged in an intense bidding war for Strong’s services....
Wayne Blackshear had 18 points and No. 5 Louisville used its stifling defense to take control in an 80-38 victory over College of Charleston on Tuesday night.
The Cardinals (7-1) used a 22-7 run midway through the opening half to build a 36-14 lead and easily win their second straight since a loss to Duke.
Russ Smith had 13 points and Peyton Siva 12 for Louisville, which turned...
Charlie Strong wanted more media attention for his football program and that is exactly what he has gotten. There is an overwhelming amount of media crowded around the Louisville football practice facility waiting for an update on Strong’s future with the program. This photo of the players walking into the practice facility was recently posted on Twitter from Fred Cowgill of WLKY...
Former University of Louisville football coach Howard Schnellenberger with some advice for UofL and Charlie Strong and thoughts on the Tennessee situation.
Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports is reporting that a source has informed him that Tennessee has officially offered their head coaching job to Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy. Just 24 hours ago Charlie Strong and Mike Gundy were listed as the top two candidates.
Mike Gundy hasn’t accepted the position yet, but Charlie Strong and Gundy both reportedly met with Tennessee athletic director...
Despite the recent and unfortunate drama surrounding Louisville’s football program, the staff is still working hard on the recruiting trail. It started on Sunday night when Finesse Middleton, a former Ole Miss commit switched his commitment from the Rebels to the Cardinals. The Louisville staff has reportedly been in Florida this week to visit with two defensive back prospects...
The Charlie Strong coaching saga continues. Rumors are that Tennessee has offered him a contract and now Louisville has made a counter. Has Strong made up his mind? Check out Cardinal Authority for the latest.
Every once in a while, the phone will ring. When he answers, there’s always a smile on the face of Louisville head coach Charlie Strong. Many of the Florida players that Strong recruited to Gainesville have called him in recent years to congratulate him on what the 52-yard old head coach has done with the Cardinals. Strong is now preparing to coach against the program that jumpstarted...
By now we had hoped to know what the future holds for Charlie Strong and the Louisville football program. Unfortunately we don’t know much more now than we did at this time yesterday. This whole situation has been a wild roller-coaster ride. Here is what I know as of 6:00 PM on Wednesday evening.
Tom Jurich was at a Louisville law firm this afternoon working on a new contract...