Found November 06, 2012 on
The Cardinal Connect:
More often than not, when a player transfers into Rick Pitino’s Louisville program they’ve went onto become contributors at some point in their career. In fact, nearly every player that has transferred to Louisville from a division one program in the last decade has surpassed expectations.
–Erik Brown, 2000-2003, Morehead St.
After leading all division one freshman in scoring in 1998-99, averaging 19.3 points per game, Brown, a Lexington native decided to transfer to Louisville. Although Brown initially transferred to Louisville to play for Denny Crum, his best performances came after Pitino took over in 2001. Brown started nearly every game for Louisville in his junior and senior season’s and shot better than 40% from 3-PT range.
–Alhaji Mohammed, 2001-2004, Ventura College (NAIA)
Mohammed was a walk-on who wound up at Louisville based on his family connection with Rick Pitino. Alahaji’s older brother, Nazr, played for Pitino at Kentucky in the late 90’s. I don’t think many expecte...
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Jody Demling of CardinalAuthority.com broke the news earlier this afternoon that the University of Louisville has lost their appeal with the NCAA in regards to the eligibility of freshman center Mangok Mathiang.
Mathiang was ruled ineligible by the NCAA clearing house in mid October. Louisville appealed the decision, but unfortunately the clearing house stood firm with their decision...
When Bellarmine and Louisville met last year in exhibition play, Peyton Siva was on the bench in street clothes, due to a concussion that he sustained in practice a week prior to the game. Siva will play against Bellarmine for the second time in his Louisville career. It was in Siva’s freshman season in 2009 that Louisville fans got their first glimpse of PS3 as the Cards won by...
Kyle Kuric is playing professional basketball in Madrid these days, already learning the language well enough to answer fans’ questions sometime, usually in broken Spanish. He also married his college sweetheart Taraneh Momeni, shortly after popping the question during graduation ceremonies at the University of Louisville last spring.
Cardinal Authority will be featuring the players on the University of Louisville men's basketball roster this week. Next up is sophomore Angel Nunez, who is hoping to log more minutes this season for the Cardinals.
As I’ve mentioned numerous times over the past few weeks, this year’s Louisville team has a lot of talent. When you consider how the season ended last year, it’s hard to argue that Chane Behanan wouldn’t be expected to be Louisville’s top returning player. Unfortunately, the majority of the discussion regarding Chane Behanan has been about his mysterious suspension...
College basketball is right around the corner. Games will be starting before you know it, and practices are just right around the corner.
Here at Roundballchat I will release my top 100 teams for the 2012-13 college basketball season. I will start at 100 and count my way down. I will rank all the 75 programs in the six major conferences, as well as 25 mid majors in my top 100 countdown...
Cardinal Authority will be featuring the players on the University of Louisville men’s basketball roster this week. Next up is sophomore center Zach Price, who saw limited minutes last season for the Cardinals.
Cardinal Authority will be featuring the players on the University of Louisville men’s basketball roster this week. Next up is senior center Stephan Van Treese, who almost left the program but is expected to contribute this season.
It's time for the final exhibition basketball game for the Louisville Cardinals. The Cardinals play Bellarmine and Cardinal Authority is there chatting.
The Big East Defensive Player of the Week award will stay with the Louisville Cardinals for the third consecutive week.
Freshman linebacker Keith Brown was given then honor this week for his performance in Louisville’s 45-17 win over Temple. Brown had eight total tackles against the Owls and recovered a fumble that he forced.
Brown has played in just seven of the nine games this...
Anybody else come close to dozing off during the University of Louisville-Bellarmine exhibition?
U of L running no set plays, making one of 19 three-point shots, getting out-rebounded 43-38 by a much smaller team, and making only 12 of 23 free throw attempts. Not encouraging.
If Rick Pitino’s team looked out of sorts, it may have been because he had run his team through a double...
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong is focused on Saturday’s game at Syracuse and not the BCS rankings. The Cardinals are ranked No. 9 in this week’s rankings and Strong was peppered with questions about it on Monday.
Tight end Ryan Hubbell chose to become a Cardinal last December because he saw the opportunities to existed at Louisville. Nearly a year later and the former junior college All-Conference performer is finding success in that opportunity.
Cardinal Authority will be featuring the players on the University of Louisville men's basketball roster this week. First up is junior Tim Henderson, who is a walk-on guard that Rick Pitino called the “most improved player” on the roster.