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Russ Smith, sure to be a hit at the White House, won’t be there when the University of Louisville basketball team meets with the President on Tuesday.
According to the New York Daily News, Russ will will join other top college players in a program that sends Div. 1 kids to Europe each summer to play against foreign national teams.
The Louisville star is determined to improve his game, even if it means missing the national champion Cardinals’ White House visit on Tuesday. And even if it means going overseas.
“It’s nothing personal to the White House and Mr. President Obama, but as a basketball player, I feel like I have things to work on, and just constantly playing basketball will help me. I felt like it was the best decision for me and the best decision for University of Louisville basketball team,” says Smith, who averaged 18.7 points a game last season.
Good decision putting his team first.
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University of Louisville guard Russ Smith with represent the United States with a 12-member basketball squad of collegiate players in an international competition in Europe this week. The team, named the East Coast All Stars, will compete against foreign players on national teams from Belarus, Estonia, and the Slovak Republic in the 2013 Four Nations Cup in Tallinn, Estonia on July 25-27.
The Louisville men's basketball team will be visiting the White House on Tuesday, and when they do, they'll be rocking some brand new bling.
On Monday, the Cardinals received their national championship rings, commemorating the team's 82-76 win over Michigan in the title game in April. And as you might expect, they are very gaudy:
Louisville MBB players receiving their...
Louisville commit JaQuan Lyle announced via his Twitter account earlier this evening that he will transfer from Evansville Bosse High School and finish his prep career at Huntington Prep in Huntington, W.V.
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After defeating Michigan 82-76 to snag their third national championship back in April, the Louisville Cardinals are finally being rewarded. The team will receive their championship rings today just in time to visit President Obama and the White House tomorrow. Kenny Klein, Louisville’s Senior Associate Athletic Director, tweeted out this picture of the rings — check it out: ...
The Louisville Cardinals 2013 basketball national championship rings are crazy slick. We personally like the diamond in the bird's eye in the middle. Classy touch.
Earlier today, the Louisville Cardinals received their championship rings for winning the NCAA tournament. Not to be outdone, the ECU Pirates received their rings for winning the CIT — yes, the highly-respected College Invitational Tournament.
The rings are pretty sick:
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According to the University of Louisville Sport Information Director Kenny Klein, Cardinal guard Russ Smith will participate this week in International Competition with a team called the East Coast All Stars for the2013 Four Nations Cup in Tallinn, Estonia on July 25-27.
Russ Smith is clearly the most notable on his squad that includes Kadeem Batts (Providence), Rakeem Christmas...
Will Charlie Strong give Michael Dyer a second chance?
Dyer has spoken with Strong about playing at the University of Louisville. But despite some chatter on local message boards indicating otherwise, there’s no indication that Strong has assigned him any locker space.
Dyer has been out of college football for a year after being dismissed by Auburn where he rushed for 1,000-plus...
For the University of Louisville the Tight End position appears to finally have an opportunity to have some depth. However, some newcomers will have to prove themselves and the lone returner with major minutes from last season will have to show improvement.
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On Sunday afternoon Charlie Strong and the Louisville football program landed their second commitment of the weekend.
On Saturday, Devin Pike, a three star tight end from Cincinnati gave Louisville a verbal commitment. On Sunday afternoon, Terry Ramsey, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound, defensive end from Clayton, OH., verbally pledged to Louisville.
Ramsey made the decision to commit to Louisville...
The recruiting game never stops for University of Louisville Football Program, even during Charlie Strong’s West End clinic that he and his staff puts on annually for kids.
Saturday morning 3-Star Tight End Devin Pike and his family hopped on the road in their hometown of Cincinnati and headed south to Louisville for another unofficial visit after just visiting unofficially...
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong held his annual West End of Louisville football clinic on Saturday at the football complex. Strong and the U of L staff hosted more than 300 players during the camp. Cardinal Authority was there.
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