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In just sixteen minutes of action last night for the U19 U.S. National Team, Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell led all scorers with 13-points as Team USA defeated the Czech Republic team 97-51 in an exhibition game. Harrell also grabbed six rebounds, collected two steals and was a perfect six-of-six from the floor. Florida’s Michael Frazier also chipped in with 13-points. All twelve members from Team USA played and scored at least five points. The preliminary rounds for the FIBA U19 World Championships will begin start on Friday. The U.S. Team will play Ivory Coast at 2:15 in the O2 Arena. You can watch the game live at

Five Star Guard JaQuan Lyle Has Committed To Louisville

Rick Pitino has landed his third commitment from the 2014 class. JaQuan Lyle, a five-star guard from Evansville, IN., sent Rick Pitino a text message on Wednesday afternoon informing him that he was going to be a Cardinal. Lyle has been one of Louisville’s top targets in the 2014 class for nearly two years. He chose the Cardinals over Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, UCLA...

Father of Louisville's Hancock dies

The father of Louisville basketball guard Luke Hancock has died after a three-year battle with cancer. William Hancock, 70, died in his bed in the family's Roanoke County home at about 7:30 a.m. Monday, said his wife, Van Hancock. The family was at his side except for Luke, she said, because he was on his to Colorado to attend USA Basketball's tryouts for the World University...

Chane Behanan Returned To Cincinnati This Weekend To Play In A Summer League

Louisville forward Chane Behanan returned to his hometown of Cincinnati over the weekend to participate in the infamous Deveroes/City Gear Summer League. The Deveroes league has been the premier summer league in the Cincinnati area for many years. With numerous professional players returning to the Cincinnati area and joining players from major Division I College programs such as...

Zach Price Visited Purdue & Butler Over The Weekend

Former Louisville center Zach Price visited both Purdue in Butler over the weekend. Price was in West Lafayette on Friday and stopped in Indianapolis to see the Butler campus on Sunday. He visited Dayton last weekend. Price tells ESPN that he’ll also visit Minnesota and Missouri within the next week or so. He has until July 6th to make a decision. According to Chris Emma of the...

Cliff Alexander Wants To Visit Louisville

Cliff Alexander, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound, center from Chicago, IL., recently trimmed his list to ten. Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals are one of the ten teams that the Windy City native says he is currently considering. Kansas, Arizona, Baylor, DePaul, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis and Michigan State are the other nine schools that Alexander is listing. At this...

Luke Hancock’s Father Has Passed Away

Card Nation learned some very sad news on Monday evening. Bill Hancock, the father of Louisville senior-to-be, Luke Hancock, has passed away at the age of 70. Van Hancock told the Roanoke Times that her husband, William, died at their Roanoke County home around 7:30 a.m. Hancock was 70-years-old. During Louisville’s run to the Final Four it was revealed that Hancock’s father...

Getting number retired at UofL is not easy

With the University of Louisville having captured its third NCAA tournament, some wonder whether the University will decide to retire a player’s number. Like maybe the No. 3 on jerseys worn by point guard Peyton Siva? Or the No. 2 belonging to Russ Smith? No. 2 may have a shot. The answer in Siva’s case is probably not despite the indispensable role he played in the championship...

Kevin Ware feeling no pain

Fortunately, I never saw the bone sticking out of Kevin Ware’s leg. Hopefully never will, unless it’s accidental while viewing replays of the University of Louisville basketball team’s NCAA win over Duke. If that does happen, there will probably be one more grown man crying. Watching his steady improvement, his desire to get back to the skill level before the injury, will be...

JaQuan Lyle to Louisville

Add JaQuan Lyle to the University of Louisville’s 2014 class. Five-star JaQuan Lyle. Chose UofL over Florida, Tennessee and Indiana. JaQuan Lyle The 6-foot-4 combo guard averaged 27 points, 13 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game as a junior at Evansville Bosse High School. Told ESPN a recent unofficial visit to Louisville sealed his decision. “We clicked a lot, but that last visit...

Louisville Hoops Will Host Kentucky Wesleyan In Exhibition Game

The 2013-14 Louisville men’s basketball schedule hasn’t been released just yet, but we now know who one of Louisville’s exhibition games will be against. The Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers will travel to the KFC Yum! Center on on Tuesday, Oct. 29 . “We’re really looking forward to the opportunity to play Louisville and we appreciate Coach Pitino’s invitation,” KWC head...

Louisville snags five-star

It was a real good day for Rick Pitino as one of his top targets picked the Cardinals.

Podcast: Rick Pitino Putting Together His Best Recruiting Class In His Louisville Tenure

If you missed Wednesday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. On today’s show we talked about the big commitment from JaQuan Lyle and how Pitino is putting together his best class in his tenure at Louisville. Don’t forget you can listen live everyday on 1450 AM.

Charlie Strong Lands Commitment From South Carolina Cornerback

Less than 24-hours after losing a commitment from his 2014 recruiting class, Charlie Strong has added another one. Zykiesis Cannon, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound cornerback from Greenville, S.C., verbally pledged to Louisville early on Monday morning. He camped at Louisville on June 15. Cannon is rated as a three-star prospect. He also holds scholarship offers from Boston College, Georgia...

Will Louisville Football Get Upset In 2013? A Certain Writer Thinks So

Pete Roussel, a former college football coach who now owns and operates, doesn’t think much of this year’s Louisville football team. Mr. Roussel appears to be of the opinion that Charlie Strong’s team may be underrated. Roussel published his big upset picks for the 2013 season and has Louisville getting upset not once, but twice. Below is an excerpt. Kentucky...

Podcast: Charlie Strong Lands Two Big Commitments & Louisville Hoops Heading To The ESPYs

If you missed Monday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. After five days off I made my return to the airwaves on Monday to talk about Charlie Strong’s big day on the recruiting trail. We also talked about the Louisville hoops team heading to the ESPYs.
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