Found April 19, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
The biggest question mark for Louisville fans this week has been the future of Russ Smith. Immediately following the national championship game, Smith’s father, Russ Sr., told Sports Illustrated that his son would forgo his senior season and enter the NBA Draft. Just a few days later Russ came out and said that he hasn’t made up his mind just yet. The NCAA withdrawal deadline was on Tuesday, which meant that had Russ actually submitted draft paperwork to the NBA, he’d need to remove his name by then in order to remain eligible for next season. Although the New York native is still on the fence about turning pro, fortunately he didn’t actually enter his name just yet, which means he has until April 28th to make a final decision. With a little over a week left to decide his future, Russ is still weighing his options. “I haven’t made my decision yet. I plan on making it next week with coach, Smith tells the Courier-Journal. “I’m 50/50 nothing has changed. I haven’t made my full decisio...

Podcast: Russ Smith Update & Post Season Report Cards For The 2013 Team

If you missed Wednesday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. On Wednesday’s show I talked a little more in depth about Russ Smith’s situation. It sounds like Louisville fans can relax for now. At least until April 28th. I also went down the roster and gave each player a letter grade on the 2012-13 season. Tune...

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Arguably the most beloved Louisville Cardinal of all time will be making a public appearance this weekend. Gorgui Dieng will be have a meet & greet autograph signing on Saturday at Prime Lounge in downtown Louisville at 101 W. Main Street. You can purchase pre-sale tickets to secure your spot in line before the general public. I think we all pretty much knew that Gorgui wouldn’t...

Russ Smith remains 50/50 on returning or not

The much anticipated announcement of whether Russ Smith will leave or stay in Louisville next year will happen next week according to Russ Smith. In an interview with the Courier Journal, Smith said ”I haven’t made my decision yet.  I plan on making it next week with coach.  I’m 50/50 nothing has changed. I haven’t made my full decision just yet.” Russ Smith is in a...

Kevin Ware invited to the White House

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April 28 is the date that matters

The uncertainty on whether Gorgui Dieng and Russ Smith will stay or go continues, with Gorgui said to be leaning toward leaving, Russ toward staying. They’ve both gone back and forth, at least in their public utterances. Adding to the confusion is that they may not know themselves, each in an awkward position of getting a feel for their prospects in the NBA draft, which is scheduled...

Charlie Strong Picks Up Commitment Number Eight

Charlie Strong and the Louisville football program picked up their eighth commitment from the 2014 class on Saturday afternoon. Desean Blair, a 6-foot-4 185-pound wide receiver from Jacksonville, FL., verbally committed to Louisville while on an unofficial visit. This was Blair’s second unofficial visit to the school in the last three weeks. Blair is rated as a 3-star prospect...

Charlie Strong & Jake Owen Have A Bromance Moment

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Are the Louisville Cardinals on the Verge of Becoming College Football’s Next Dyansty?

They wanted him. As the Tennessee Volunteer football program continued to struggle to find its footing since the parting of ways with Phillip Fulmer, they thought they had the answer to their problems. Charlie Strong was a guy who grew up in SEC Country. He went to college in SEC Country. He earned his coaching stripes in SEC Country. Surely he would jump at the chance to leave what...

Will Gardner Next In Line Behind Bridgewater

When it comes to the starting quarterback position for the 2013 Louisville Cardinals, they’ll be no competition for the gig. Teddy Bridgewater, a preseason Heisman candidate has it in the bag. However for the first time in a few years, prior to spring practice, Louisville fans were uncertain who would be the back-up. Now that spring camp is over, it appears that redshirt freshman...

Blair commits to Louisville after visit

University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong landed another commitment on Saturday afternoon, picking up a verbal from Jacksonville, Fla., Sandalwood High School wide receiver Desean Blair. Cardinal Authority has the story:
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