Found October 25, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
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 over the past two seasons, but is currently serving a suspension. Senior swing-man Luke Hancock was the Most Outstanding Player in last year’s Final Four, but he’s currently sidelined with an injury. “The guys are all working real hard, which is what you want to see, but we’re just way behind what I anticipated,” Pitino said on his coaches show earlier this week. “I thought we’d be further along, but there is a reason for that. We’re constantly stopping and teaching offenses and defenses in a tedious way. Mangok is a freshman, Chris Jones, although he’s a junior, he’s a freshman, Anton is a freshman, Akoy is a fre

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...

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...

Rick Pitino’s 2014 Class Ranked Seventh By

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...

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...

Louisville's Offense Dismantles USF, 34-3

On Saturday afternoon, Teddy Bridgewater lived up to the hype for the Louisville Cardinals - giving South Florida their first conference loss of the season in Tampa Bay with the score of 34-3 while passing for over 300 yards.

Cardinals dominate USF, win 34-3

Following the team's first loss of the season, the Louisville Cardinals rebounded well with a dominating 34-3 win at South Florida on Saturday afternoon.

Louisville Cardinals vs. South Florida Bulls: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

  getty images The No. 20 ranked Louisville Cardinals will travel to play against the South Florida Bulls on Saturday. Last week Louisville (6-1) saw their perfect season go away with a loss to UCF. They will have to rebound as they play against South Florida (2-4) this weekend on the road. Coverage of the game between Louisville and South Florida will air on ESPN2 and WatchESPN...

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.

U of L hoops feature: Stephan Van Treese

The third in a series of stories published by Cardinal Authority on individual members of the University of Louisville basketball team. The third installment looks at fifth-year senior Stephan Van Treese.

Louisville vs. South Florida: Predicted Impact Players

Defense - This week’s standout performer may not be found on paper at games end.  Having clearly the strongest season to his career, senior Defensive Tackle Brandon Dunn is often apparent to be a man among boys.  Not only is Brandon on pace to crush his career high tackle count of 28, but the things he does on the front line to attract blockers and allow the guys on the outside to...

GAME EIGHT: Louisville at South Florida

The Louisville Cardinals visit South Florida for a noon kickoff at Raymond James Action. U of L looks to rebound following the team's first loss of the season.

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...

A ho-hummer for Louisville over South Florida

A tedious, methodical dissecting of a team in disarray, putting University of Louisville football back in the win column. A 34-3 decision over South Florida that goes down as another uninspiring performance, yawn, from a team that isn’t likely to be remembered for anything beyond Teddy Bridgewater’s phenomenal passing. He continued to pad his stats, completing 25 of 29 passes...

Brown gets the start; runs through the Bulls

TAMPA, Fla. – University of Louisville running back Dominique Brown made the most of his first start this season, rushing for a career high 125 yards as the Cardinals took out South Florida 34-3 in Raymond James Stadium. Cardinal Authority has the latest on Brown’s big effort.

Saturday’s Game Will Be A Homecoming For Damian Copeland

AP Photo: Garry Jones Although the Louisville football program is coming off of a disappointing loss, senior wide receiver Damian Copeland has had plenty to look forward to this week. He is headed home. Copeland was born and raised in Bradenton, FL., which is less than an hour from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa where the University of South Florida plays their home games. Multiple...
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