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The Cardinal Connect:
I caught up with Louisville sophomore sharp shooter Angel Nunez on Sunday afternoon at Louisville basketball’s media day. Angel talked a little bit about what he’s been working on in the off-season and how the team is hungry for a national championship after reaching the Final Four last season.
Angel discussed how he’s adjusting to life in Louisville after growing up in New York City. He also said he didn’t expect the Louisville fans to be as crazy as they are.
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Rick Pitino was a guest last night on SiriusXM’s “Basketball and Beyond” radio show. During the interview, Pitino went into great detail about how he actually had agreed to become the next head coach at Michigan in 2001, but backed out at the very last minute and decided to take the Louisville job instead.
“The day that I committed to Louisville, I signed an agreement to...
Adam Himmelsbach of the Courier-Journal recently caught up with Chane Behanan’s high school coach to get his thoughts on Behanan’s suspension one game suspension.
“Like any other teenager, he’s probably put some things out there he regrets putting out there,” Bowling Green High School coach D.G. Sherrill said in a telephone interview with the C-J. “His uncle or his mom...
At media day on Sunday afternoon Peyton Siva briefly discussed all of the nicknames on this year’s team. He says he’s too old to have a nickname. He also has a separate nickname for Russ Smith, other than Russdiculous.
Our man Chip Cosby of cn|2 Sports recently had a 1-on-1 sit-down interview Louisville head coach Rick Pitino. In the interview Pitino discusses his relationship with Joh Calipari and the rivalry between two schools.
As expected, Gorgui Dieng was one of the more popular players at media day on Sunday afternoon. Nearly every media member in attendance crowded around Gorgui throughout the hour that players were available. One of the more popular questions that Dieng was asked on Sunday is if he still intends on playing at Louisville for four years. Gorgui didn’t give an exact answer, but he did...
In case you missed Wednesday night’s radio show, here is the podcast. Click here to stream from your mobile device.
We spent a good part of the show discussing the details behind Rick Pitino having a last second change of heart and taking the Louisville job after signing an agreement with Michigan. Where would Louisville be if Pitino didn’t come?
Steve Greenberg, a college football writer for the Sporting News was in Louisville yesterday afternoon and spoke with Charlie Strong and some of his players. As expected, the rumor of Arkansas being interested in Charlie Strong as their next head coach was mentioned. Cardinal quarterback Teddy Bridgewater doesn’t seem to be too concerned about Strong leaving anytime soon.
I’m sure it took a little longer than he had hoped, but Damian Copeland is finally an integral part of Louisville’s offense. Copeland, a 6-foot-1 redshirt junior receiver from Bradenton, FL., has struggled with injuries since arriving at Louisville in 2009. As a redshirt freshman in 2010, Copeland played in seven games and showed a lot of potential, but was only available for...
ESPN’s College Football bus rolled into Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium this afternoon as the Cards are set to host Cincinnati on the four letter network tomorrow night at 8 o’clock. Charlie Strong stepped inside the bus and recorded a segment for ESPNU’s College Football Daily.
For the third week in a row Lorenzo Mauldin is inserted into the starting front four. Mauldin’s performance the previous two games have been the strongest two-game performance thus far for a Louisville defensive lineman. His 3.5 sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss against Pitt & USF far exceed any two game combo of anyone on the Cards roster. If this progress continues, it’s...
University of Louisville wide receiver Eli Rogers credits the trust that he and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater have developed since grade school for the opportunity to make the game-winning catch against South Florida.
U of L defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin was a difference-maker in the Cardinals 27-25 victory over South Florida. The sophomore, who now leads the team in tackles for loss and sacks, says he's "just working hard."