Found October 23, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
The recruiting gurus at released their updated rankings for the 2014 recruiting classes on Wednesday morning. Louisville’s 2014 class came in at No. 7 in the updated rankings. The staff currently has commitments from four-star combo guard Shaqquan Aaron, four-star power forward Jaylen Johnson from Ypsilanti, MI., and Chinanu Onuaku, a four-star center from Upper Marlboro, MD. Following the commitment from Onuaku, Louisville made a significant climb in the 2014 recruiting class rankings from ESPN that were released last week. The Cards climbed from No. 19 to No. 6. School Commits Top 100 Five Star Four Star Avg. Rank 1. North Carolina 3 3 2 1 4.67 2. Ohio State 4 3 2 1 4.25 3. Maryland 4 4 0 4 4.00 4. Georgetown 4 4 0 4 4.00 5. Kentucky 2 2 1 1 4.50 6.Seton Hall 4 2 1 1 2.75 7. Louisville 3 3 0 3 4.00 8. UNLV 2 2 1 1 4.50 9. Arizona 2 2 1 1 4.50 10. S...

Rick Pitino: Louisville is one year away from being mini-dynasty The Louisville basketball program had their annual tip-off luncheon on Monday at the downtown Louisville Marriott. The annual luncheon is one of the many events this time of year that really gets the fan base in basketball mode. Coach Pitino prepares an entertaining speech each and every year, however this year’s was a little more special than others, considering the...

The Rick Pitino Coaches Show Starts Tonight

Believe it or not, we’re now only six days away from seeing Louisville men’s basketball team compete in exhibition play. With the season right around the corner, Rick Pitino will kick-off his weekly radio show tonight at Buffalo Wild-Wings. Pitino’s weekly coaches show is aired by 84WHAS Radio and other affiliates on the U of L Radio Network Affiliates. If there is a scheduling...

The Cards Aren’t Quite As Far Along As Pitino Expected

The expectations are high this season for Rick Pitino and the Louisville men’s basketball program. The Cardinals return nearly 75% of their scoring from last year’s national championship team. However, a couple of key returning pieces haven’t been able to make much of an impact just yet. Junior forward Chane Behanan has been a big presence in the front-court for Rick Pitino...

Pitino Says Behanan Will Be Back With The Team “In A Short Time”

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was in Owensoboro, KY., tonight to sign copies of his new book. During his stop in the Western Kentucky town, Cole Claybourn of the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer briefly caught up with Pitino. Kentucky Wesleyan, which is located in Owensboro, will be Louisville’s first exhibition opponent of the season as Happy Osbourne...

Photos From The Louisville Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon Rick Pitino and the Louisville basketball program conducted their annual tip-off luncheon on Monday afternoon at the downtown Louisville Marriott. Pitino spoke to a crowd of 1,430 fans who gathered to hear the recently inducted hall-of-famer preview the upcoming season. There were some great quotes from Pitino and the team, which we’ll have posted shortly. Until then...

Montrezl Harrell Ranked As The Top NBA Prospect In The American Conference

The offseason emergence from Louisville sophomore forward Montrezl Harrell is something I’ve never seen before. Despite only playing 16 minutes per game as a true freshman, Harrell has been named a Preseason Second Team All American by USA Today and is projected to be a lottery pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Although areas of his game are still a little raw, given his unbelievable...

Video: Rick Pitino speaks at UofL tip-off luncheon

Here is Rick Pitino’s full comments from today’s Louisville basketball tip-off luncheon. Video courtesy of

Pitino Says Luke Hancock Is Expected To Miss Some Games

Zimbio I think it’s safe to say that had it not been for Luke Hancock’s Final Four heroic act, the Louisville Basketball program wouldn’t be revealing their third national championship banner on Nov. 9th in their season opener. Hancock’s momentum followed him throughout the summer where he competed with the United States team in the 2013 World University Games.  He was one...

Photo: This Kevin Ware jack-o-lantern is amazing

This Kevin Ware pumpkin is one of 500 featured along a quarter-mile trail as a part of the Louisville Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.

Podcast: How Good Can Louisville Be Without Chane Behanan

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 briefly talked more about the the Clint Hurtt situation and his comments on being reinstated. However, most of the show was spent discussing how Louisville can perform as a team if Chane Behanan doesn’t return.

Central Florida Head Coach George O’Leary Says Charlie Strong Needs To “Look In The Mirror”

In the two press conferences that he’s had since losing to Central Florida on Friday, Louisville head coach Charlie Strong has been very complementary of George O’Leary’s team. However, although he’s give credit to the Knights for giving his team their first loss, Coach Strong has also maintained that the Cards simply gave the game away. “It’s hard to move on,” Strong...

U of L hoops feature: Mangok Mathiang

The first in a series of stories published by Cardinal Authority on individual members of the University of Louisville basketball team. The first feature looks at redshirt freshman Mangok Mathiang.

Defense learns 'hard lesson' in loss

As the 18th-ranked Louisville Cardinals prepare for a road test at South Florida, they are working to overcome the 'hard lesson' that they learned in their loss to Central Florida.

Report: Louisville Asst. Coach Clint Hurtt Given Two-Year Show Cause Penalty

More than two years after opening their investigation into the University of Miami, the NCAA finally released their sanctions on Tuesday morning. Miami’s football program will not receive a bowl ban but will lose nine scholarships. Various reports this morning say that the NCAA has levied a two-year show-cause penalty against Louisville defensive line coach Clint Hurtt, who previously...

Four Star Linebacker Has Louisville In His Top Four. He’ll Announce Decision Soon

Rivals,com Brandon Lee, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound, linebacker from Indianapolis, IN., announced via his Twitter account that he is down to four schools and will announce his decision on Nov. 9. In no particular order, Lee says he’ll decide between California, Louisville, Missouri and Virginia Tech. He had previously been considering Oregon and Northwestern as well. Lee is rated as...
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