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Louisville sophomore big man Montrezl Harrell is coming off a huge summer. The Tarboro, N.C., native won a gold medal with the United States Under 19 team and has watched his name shoot up the mock-draft boards. USA Today named Harrell as preseason second team All American, despite only playing 11-minutes per game as a freshman.
I think a lot of Louisville fans would agree that the one benefit from Gorgui Dieng being gone, is the increased role that we’ll see from Harrell.
“In the offseason I spent a lot of time on back to the basket moves and ball handling so I could start some breaks,” Harrell said during a media day interview. “I spent a lot of time working on my shot consistency and ball handling and just continuing to play with the passion and energy that I always bring to the game.”
As a true freshman, Harrell spent most of this time playing the power forward position, but Coach Pitino plans to use him as a center this season. Although he’s not your traditional center, Harrell...
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There are some rule changes coming to College Basketball this season and one head coach in particular thinks it’s going to hurt Louisville. During the offseason, the Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved new emphases of current rules outlawing hand-checking and arm contact both on and away from the ball.
There will be a lot more fouls called throughout games to help raise the...
One of the bright spots from American Athletic Conference Media Day was the fact that former Virginia Tech Head Coach and current ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg was pretty much MC’ing the event.
The four letter network has a cast of talented analysts, but Greenberg brings both a great personality and obvious knowledge of the game.
In my opinion, two of the top questions lofted at...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Defending national champion Louisville is the coaches' preseason pick to win the inaugural American Athletic Conference title in the Cardinals' lone year in this league.
With three starters back, the Cardinals received nine of 10 votes in the poll released Wednesday before the AAC's media day at the FedExForum. Louisville will join the Atlantic...
Rick Pitino currently has plenty of weapons in the back-court as he prepares for the 2013-14 campaign. With all three newcomers at the guard position able to contribute right away, Pitino and his staff actually decided to no longer pursue a couple of guards in the 2014 class.
It appears that they’ve shifted their attention to the 2015 class. Antonio Blakeney, a 6-foot...
The Louisville men’s basketball program will participate in their first and only American Athletic Conference Media Day on Wednesday afternoon.
Head Coach Rick Pitino, along with senior captains Russ Smith and Luke Hancock will represent the Cards in Memphis, TN.
I’d consider it a huge surprise if Louisville wasn’t voted as the preseason number one team in the American Conference...
Last night, I re-watched the last game ever played in Freedom Hall – 2010 versus #1 Syracuse. To take anything away from a game that was now 5 seasons ago and apply it to the current version of Louisville men’s basketball would be seemingly irrational, right? Maybe. Maybe not. I see a fair number of similarities between the ‘09/’10 Cardinals and the ‘13/’14 Cardinals...
As expected, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinal have been picked by the coaches in the American Athletic Conference to finish in first place in their one and only season as a league member.
Nine coaches voted for Louisville as the top team, while UConn received one first place vote. I’m not sure if Pitino wasn’t allowed, or just didn’t want to vote for his own team. Regardless...
For the second consecutive week, the Louisville Cardinals have climbed as a favorite since the initial point spread was released.
Against Rutgers, Louisville opened as a 16.5-point favorite, but the line jumped all the way to 19-points before kickoff. This week, the Cards opened as a 10.5-point favorite over Central Florida and as of Wednesday afternoon, the spread is at 12...
Some good things being said over on NFL.com about how Teddy Bridgewater directs his University of Louisville football team. Among the 28 scouts present for the UofL-Rutgers game was the scouting director for an NFC team who gave this assessment:
“Bridgewater was off his game but certainly has all of the tools to be a franchise quarterback. He has the arm talent to make every throw...
MEMPHIS - The defending national champion University of Louisville basketball team has been selected to win the American Athletic Conference title, while Russ Smith was picked as preseason Player of the Year.
Louisville senior linebacker George Durant was recently arrested on several traffic charges, according to WLKY.com.
Durant was stopped on the Watterson Expressway at Newburg Road. Per the arrest citation, the St. Petersburg, FL., native was going 83 mph in a 55 mph zone. He also didn’t have a driver’s license or proof of insurance.
The redshirt senior was also charged...
In mid August, Kendall Randolph, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound, defensive back from Tallahassee, FL., tabbed Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals as the favorites in his recruitment.
As two months have passed, apparently nothing has changed. Randolph says that Louisville is still his favorite school and he’s okay with being quoted on that.
Randolph had initially told...
Louisville coach Charlie Strong is stressing equal contributions from his offense and defense for 60 minutes when the eighth-ranked Cardinals host Central Florida on Friday night.
Strong knows his defense can pick up the slack if the offense struggles. The defense showed how capable it is in last week's 24-10 win over Rutgers. With Louisville (6-0, 2-0 American Athletic Conference...
Head coach Charlie Strong and the rest of the Louisville coaching staff put a premium on the wide receiver position for the class of 2014 and it has paid off in a big way. Louisville has multiple wide receiver's committed for the class of 2014 and one of them is Cameron Polk.
With his football team 6-0 heading into Friday’s game against Central Florida, University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong answered questions about his team’s performance to-date on Monday afternoon. Strong also updated the media on the status of two standout wide receivers with injuries.