Found March 08, 2013 on
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If you’ve followed The Cardinal Connect over the years, you probably already know that I’m one of the bigger Mike Marra fans around. In my opinion, a good majority of Louisville fans have an unfair perception of Mike. In a few years when you look back on Mike Marra’s career at Louisville, I expect some will consider it disappointing. As unfair as that is, it’s the truth. Certain fans will remember Mike for what Rick Pitino labeled him as prior to his freshman season. “He’s the best high school shooter I’ve ever seen.” That infamous quote from Rick Pitino is something that Marra has never been able to escape from.
A cold shooting night during his first two years usually resulted in an uproar from the fans. “He can’t play, take him out, Rick” or “best high school shooter he’s ever seen? Yeah, right.” As ridiculous as it sounds, you all know that you’ve heard someone say that at least one time.
Those who’ve continued to say that Marra was too slow and non-athletic to pl
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University of Louisville senior Mike Marra has been injured much of the past two seasons but is still a big part of the Cardinals’ program. Marra, who plays the role of student assistant this season, will be one of three players honored during Senior Day ceremonies before today’s 4 p.m. game against Notre Dame.
I’ve been putting this off as long as I possibly could. With four ½ hours until tip off, I can wait no longer. For the past few days I’ve been thinking of what exactly I would write. How exactly do you bid farewell to a young man like Gorgui Dieng?
Watching Gorgui develop on and off the court over the past few years has been one of the best experiences I’ve had since covering...
Last year on Senior Day, Louisville came out and laid an egg, losing to USF. This year they played in a game where they had a Big East Championship on the line and the Cards did not disappoint. It didn’t take any overtimes this time as the Cards downed the Irish 73-57. Peyton Siva, Gorgui Dieng, and Mike Marra will go out as winners.
This was one of the rare senior days where...
Gorgui Dieng had 20 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks to help No. 8 Louisville earn a share of the Big East Conference title with a 73-57 victory over No. 24 Notre Dame on Saturday.
Peyton Siva added 13 points and five assists in his final home game for the Cardinals (26-5, 14-4 Big East), who finished tied for first place with Georgetown and Marquette. Louisville receives a bye...
On Saturday, one of the most successful and popular University of Louisville basketball players in recent memory – Peyton Siva – will play his final home game. The Seattle native will go through Senior Day ceremonies before the 4 p.m. tip against Notre Dame in the KFC Yum! Center.
As I’m most of you have already heard by now, Rick Pitino won his 300th career game as the head coach of Louisville on Monday night. His son, Richard, who is now the head coach at Florida International, got a pretty sensational congratulatory gift for his old man.
Above is an autographed picture of rapper Pitbull. Richard posted this photo on his Twitter account last night saying...
When one thinks of college athletics, Louisville doesn’t jump to mind except for some basketball junkies and Cardinals fans. But that doesn’t mean Louisville isn’t having plenty of success. The Cardinals upset Florida in the Sugar Bowl. Coach Rick Pitino’s Louisville basketball team will be among the favorites for the national title. And Louisville’s baseball team is ranked...
University of Louisville big man Stephan Van Treese, who will return for a fifth season with the Cardinals next season, continues to improve as the team approaches post-season play.
No overtime this time, smiles all around
A farewell that won’t soon be forgotten, accompanied by a 73-57 win for the University of Louisville basketball team over Notre Dame, witnessed by a record crowd of 22,815 Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center.
Two seniors with near perfect games, Gorgui Dieng with 20 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks. Peyton Siva with five assists, three-of...
Louisville’s 2013 Spring Depth Chart was released earlier today as Shawn Watson and Vance Bedford met with the media to give a brief off-season update. Immediately when perusing the chart many things stood out to me. Some were slightly surprising and some very surprising. A some additions and even some omissions. Keep in mind that at this point it appears that the only...
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino said Gorgui Dieng will go through Senior Night festivities but will make a decision on his future after the season. Pitino talked to the media on Thursday afternoon and Cardinal Authority was in attendance and has the story.
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong and his staff have had major success recruiting South Florida during his time with the Cardinals. Now, the staff is trying to pull a few more top prospects in the Class of 2014. Cardinal Authority has a story on a safety from South Florida who is “leaning towards” the Cardinals.
There was no need for overtime this time. The University of Louisville tagged Notre Dame with a 73-57 loss on Senior Night at the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals said goodbye to Peyton Siva and Mike Marra and (perhaps) Gorgui Dieng in style and claimed part of the Big East title.