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Stephan Van Treese
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Louisville's Zach Price and Stephan Van Treese a week ago spent most of the game watching their teammates play.
Now they're holding down the middle for the No. 5 Cardinals (5-1).
With starting center Gorgui Dieng sidelined until January with a broken left wrist he suffered eight days ago, the two reserves are getting extended minutes.
Price and Treese enter Saturday's game against Illinois State averaging a combined 3.0 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. That's a drop-off from Dieng's 8.2 points and 8.0 rebounds.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino doesn't expect them to replace Dieng, and doesn't want them to try. He hopes that each focuses on creating their own inside niche. Whether they do will likely depend on how much confidence they develop from being in the fray.
''I'm very confident in them, but they're not Gorgui,'' Pitino said Friday. ''They'll do a good job. But it's up to Chane Behanan and Wayne Blackshear ...
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Following Louisville’s win over Rutgers on Thursday night, Charlie Strong finally spoke on the record regarding the rumors that he has interviewed for the Auburn job. Coach Strong had some pretty strong words for the media. Pun was absolutely intended there.
Just 12 hours after this post game news conference, multiple Tennessee media members reported that Strong interviewed in...
Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater came into Thursday night's season finale against Rutgers with one good arm, one good leg, a conference championship on the line and no idea if he was even going to be able to play.
Fortunately for the Cardinals, their sophomore leader willed himself onto the field against the Scarlet Knights in the de facto Big East championship game...
Louisville will start Will Stein at quarterback, but injured starter Teddy Bridgewater is expected to play against Rutgers.
Bridgewater is nursing a broken left wrist and sprained right ankle from last week's loss to Connecticut. He warmed up before Thursday night's game. He was wearing a long-sleeved white undershirt and no cast could be seen on his broken arm.
Banged-up Teddy Bridgewater came off the bench to throw two-second half touchdown passes, and John Wallace kicked a 29-yard field goal with 1:41 left to send Louisville to the BCS with a 20-17 victory against Rutgers on Thursday night.
In a game between one team headed to the Big Ten and another bound for the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big East handed out its second-to-last...
The Louisville Cardinals wrapped up a share of the Big East title on Thursday after knocking off the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 20-17, in Piscataway. The win also assuredly punched their ticket to a BCS game by way of a tiebreaker. This coming on the heels of the news on Wednesday which announced that Louisville had accepted an invitation to join the ACC beginning in 2014.Well, as...
It's been an eventful couple of days in Louisville, Kentucky.
Wednesday the Cardinals accepted an invitation to the ACC. The next day Louisville wins the Big East Conference championship defeating Rutgers 20-17.
Here's a game report including sound with Teddy Bridewater from WDRB-TV.
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If there is one thing I absolutely love about covering college football, it is getting a chance to head down to the field for the final moments of a game and witnessing the raw emotion that comes from the thrill of victory. Thursday night I got a chance to do that as Louisville topped Rutgers to win the Big East’s automatic BCS berth, in all likelihood.
Here is how I saw the final...
5th-ranked Louisville overcame a double-digit first half deficit to hold off the upset-minded Illinois State Redbirds. CardinalAuthority.com has post game comments from Rick Pitino, Wayne Blackshear, Peyton Siva and Stephan Van Treese.
Despite losing its shot-blocking center and the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game within days, Louisville doesn't appear to be hanging its head.
The fifth-ranked Cardinals will try to move forward Saturday when they return to their home court for the first time in nearly two weeks to take on Illinois State.
Two days after falling to then-No. 5 Duke 76-71 for the tournament...