Found October 28, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
Associated Press Rick Pitino met with the media on Monday afternoon to preview Louisville’s first exhibition game tomorrow evening against Kentucky Wesleyan. Prior to taking questions from the media, it was announced that sophomore Monrezl Harrell had been named a team captain. Harrell joins seniors Russ Smith and Luke Hancock who were named captains during the offseason. “He without question has been the hardest worker on the court and the most vocal on the court, Pitino says of Harrell. “He’s ignited our team in practice.” Harrell had a limited role during his freshman season, but has high expectations for this sophomore campaign. USA Today named Harrell a preseason second team All American. “I’ve never seen a player improve so much from freshman to sophomore season,” Pitino says. “He’s a perfect power forward. He’s an outstanding offensive rebounder. His scoring ability is where you really see the improvement.” “There’s a point in everyone’s career when they want to be named a

No drama in Louisville exhibition games these days

So much for Rick Pitino making exhibition basketball games look challenging as he did during his first few seasons at the University of Louisville. So many of them were cliffhangers. He has far too much talent on the floor for that to happen these days if the 115-67 romp over Kentucky Wesleyan is any indication. So many shooters and interchangeable parts, even without Luke Hancock...

Louisville seeks a 3rd straight conference title

Louisville coach Rick Pitino believes the defending national champions have a chance at being a ''mini-dynasty.'' After back-to-back Big East championships, Pitino believes the Cardinals can carry that momentum over to their lone season in the upstart American Athletic Conference. Louisville heads to the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2014. Winning the reorganized...

Pitino Says Behanan Could Be Back In Practice By November

The word spread pretty fast on Thursday evening as Rick Pitino gave an update on Chane Behanan’s suspension while he was in Owensboro, KY., for a book signing. Pitino told a local reporter who was at the book signing that Behanan would be back with the team “in a short period of time.” Just one day his comments had went viral, Pitino spoke with Dana O’Neil of to...

Louisville Could Lead The Country In Dunks This Season

Some folks find it hard to believe that Chane Behanan tied Pervis Ellison’s single season slam dunk record of 59 in 2012-13. Although there are plenty of slam dunks from Behanan last season that we remember, there were also a fair share of missed layups and dunks as well. In just two seasons with the Louisville program, Behanan has 109 slam dunks, which ranks for fifth all time...

Harrell leads Cards past KWC, 115-67

University of Louisville sophomore Montrezl Harrell scored a team-high 20 points to lead the Cardinals to a 115-67 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan in front of 20,288 at the KFC Yum! Center.

Pitino prepares Cards for Wesleyan

The University of Louisville basketball team will have its opener on Tuesday night, playing Kentucky Wesleyan in an exhibition game at the KFC Yum! Center. U of L coach Rick Pitino added a captain and updated the media on his team’s injury report on Monday afternoon during a news conference.

KenPom Ranks Louisville Hoops Preseason No. 1

While the majority of the preseason polls from the national media have had Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals at No. 2 or No. 3, there is one poll that has the defending national champs as the preseason No. 1 team. Ken Pomeroy is the creator of a popular college basketball website and statistical archive, Pomeroy is known as one of the best statistical gurus...

From the locker room: Cards cruise

The Louisville Cardinals had no problem dispatching Kentucky Wesleyan on Tuesday night, defeating the Panthers 115-67 in exhibition play. Here are a few videos of Rick Pitino and player post game comments.

Charlie Strong Lands Second Commitment From The 2015 Class Bye weeks have proven to be good opportunities for college football staffs around the country to spend a little more time on the recruiting trail than they normally do during the season. That was exactly the case for Charlie Strong and the Louisville staff on Monday evening. Justin Crawford, a 6-foot, 200-pound, running back from Crawford, GA., verbally committed to the...

No Surprise. Louisville Is Not In Matt Elam’s Top Three

Matt Elam, a 6-foot-5, 360-pound, defensive tackle from John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown is one of the top overall prospects in the state of Kentucky from the 2014 class. Charlie Strong and his staff have been pursuing Elam for quite some time. Although the Cards have always been one of the main schools under consideration, I’m not sure if they’ve ever been considered...

Game Ball - USF vs. Louisville

On Saturday, the 20th ranked Louisville Cardinals dominated the South Florida Bulls - giving them their first AAC lost of the season with the score of, 34-3. Despite the loss, see which Bull received the game ball from

2015 running back verbals to Louisville

Charlie Strong has a second member of the 2015 recruiting class. Columbus (Ga.) Hardway running back Justin Crawford, a 3-star prospect, pledged to Louisville on Monday.

Cards into bye week looking to improve

University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong spoke with the media on the American Athletic Conference teleconference on Monday. Check out what Strong had to say about his team’s play, the open week and injuries.

Copeland has a happy homecoming

TAMPA, Fla. – It was quite a homecoming for Damian Copeland on Saturday. Playing less than a half hour away from his hometown, Copeland had a big game for the University of Louisville in a 34-3 win over South Florida.

Cards Manhandle Kentucky Wesleyan 115-67 In Exhibition Opener

AP Photo: Timothy Easley Due to the new rules in college basketball, this wasn’t quite as entertaining as your average Louisville basketball game, but all in all, it’s tough to be disappointed after tonight’s game. “Overall I was very pleased. We’re going to work on our free throws. We’re a much better free throw shooting team than that,” Pitino said immediately following...
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