Found August 22, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
I feel confident in saying that Louisville senior guard Russ Smith will be one of the best overall players in college basketball this season. With that comes perks, such as being featured on the cover of Athlon Sports’ College Basketball preview. Matt Taliaferro, the creative director of Athlon Sports Tweeted out the cover photo on Thursday afternoon. You can expect Russ to receive much more hype as the 2013-14 season approaches.

Video: Montrezl Harrell Summer Dunk Fest

Louisville sophomore forward Montrezl Harrell has had quite a summer. Trez earned a gold medal in July with the United States U19 Team in the FIBA World Championships. Just a week later he joined his team on a visit to the White House. Earlier this month, Harrell traveled to California with teammates Chris Jones and Russ Smith to participate in the Adidas Nations Camp. Unfortunately...

The Bullet Is Still Ripped

Former Louisville point guard Elisha Justice was a fan favorite during his two years with the Cardinal program. The Eastern Kentucky native was a hard working walk-on who contributed more than most expected. Between his freshman and sophomore seasons, “Bullet” became an internet sensation when he was voted as the 2011 Hottest Male Athlete by a website that no longer exists. Bullet...

No. 4 Louisville Cardinals season preview: Are the Cardinals a real contender?

No. 4 Louisville Cardinals (11-2)Coach Charlie Strong (fourth season, 25-14 at Louisville and overall)Returning Starters: 21, 7 offense, 11 defense, 3 special teamsRecruiting Rank: 48Strength of Schedule: 100 The Louisville Cardinals reeled off nine consecutive wins to begin the 2012 season under coach Charlie Strong. While Louisville did lose some games late when their star quarterback...

Cardinals receiver aims to follow up 2012 breakout

Louisville receiver Damian Copeland had reason to smile after practicing for the first time in two weeks. The senior was held out of fall camp workouts as a precaution because of a sore left knee. But during that time, he remained active and spent a lot of time making mental notes about the ninth-ranked Cardinals' offense and marveling at the talent of the Cardinals' receiver...

Four Star Linebacker Planning To Announce Next Week. Louisville Looking Like The Leader

Charlie Strong and his staff currently have 25 commitments from the 2014 class, which is the most they’ve ever had at this point in the recruiting process. They may even add one more to the list before the 2013 season starts. Sharieff Raheed, 6-foot-4, 215-pound prospect, says next Friday may be the day he announced his decision. Louisville has been rumored to be the favorite for...

Griffin Uhl running No. 1 on the depth chart

University of Louisville offensive coordinator Shawn Watson talked about the upcoming season on Wednesday night, after 20 practices of fall camp. Watson also told reporters about a surprise name on top one of the depth chart positions.

Jermaine Reve Proving His Worth At Cornerback

The one missing piece from Vance Bedford’s defense in 2012 is former cornerback Adrian Bushell. While Terell Floyd returns with a season of experience under his belt, Coach Bedford had an opening at the opposite cornerback position in 2013. Nearly three weeks into the fall camp, redshirt sophomore Jermaine Reve appears to have won the job. “At this time he’s our guy. He’s...

Charlie Strong On Board With The Governor’s Cup Schedule Change

The news sort of came out of nowhere on Wednesday morning when it was announced that the annual gridiron battle between the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky would be moved to the final game of the season starting in 2014. The SEC and The ACC supposedly played a role in this schedule change. Charlie Strong shared his thoughts following Thursday’s practice...

Report: Kentucky-Louisville Football Game Moved To Last Game Of Regular Season For 2014

The Battle of the Bluegrass is making some changes for next season. Starting in 2014, the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals will face-off for a regular season finale.  As it is now, the in-state rivals play at the beginning of the college football season — this season’s game is on September 14th.  According to UK Athletics, with this move, there will be four in-state...

Louisville Staff Making The State Of Ohio A Priority On The Recruiting Trail

It’s no secret that Charlie Strong and his staff have heavily targeted the state of Florida when it comes to recruiting. Entering his fourth year at the helm, Strong’s roster features forty player from the Sunshine State. While Florida will always be the top destination for landing talented players, the Louisville staff has picked up some momentum in the state of Ohio. Seven...

Fast Five: Five thoughts on the move of UK-UofL football game

University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong at the annual Governor’s Cup Luncheon. Here are my five quick thoughts on this morning’s announcement that the annual Governor’s Cup football game, between the universities of Louisville and Kentucky, will be moved to the final regular-season game for both beginning in 2014. 1. I hate the move. The game should be played...

Louisville Football: Is The Schedule The Only Red Flag?

Earlier this week, the folks at Yahoo! Sports looked at the potential weaknesses of the top ten teams in the Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll. It should come as no surprise that they’ve tabbed Louisville’s 2013 regular season schedule as the Cards’ biggest red flag. 9) Louisville: It starts and ends with the schedule for the Cardinals, who could easily go undefeated...

Position series feature: Will Gardner

Cardinal Authority’s series of features from the position series continues with a look at the University of Louisville’s backup quarterback – Will Gardner. The redshirt freshman quarterback is ready if the Cardinals need him under center.

Position series feature: Terrell Floyd

Cardinal Authority continues our position series features with a look at defensive back Terrell Floyd, who has made some big plays for the University of Louisville defense.

End of camp nears for Cardinals

Thursday marked the 17th consecutive day of practice for the ninth-ranked Cardinals. University of Louisville head coach Charlie Strong and defensive coordinator Vance Bedford provided an update as the team nears the start of game preparation.
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