Louisville Guard Anton Gill’s Surprising Night Shocked Former Cards Star Russ Smith

Louisville moved on to the Elite Eight tonight by virtue of a 75-65 win over N.C. State at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. The Cards received a major lift off the bench from sophomore guard Anton Gil, who produced seven points (on 3-of-3 shooting), two steals and an assist. Gill’s performance came out of nowhere. He had not scored in a game since a 14-point outburst against Florida...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Russ Smith Had A Very Strong Showing During Thursday’s Workout With The Clippers

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect With the 2014 NBA Draft just a little over a month away, the majority of the draft hopefuls have began working out with NBA teams to showcase their talent. Former Louisville star Russ Smith was a part of the Los Angeles mini combine on Thursday. [Clippers Mini-Combine Rosters] Smith had a solid showing at last week’s NBA combine. He held his...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

FedEx Lost Louisville’s Russ Smith’s National Championship Game Jersey, Guard Is Extremely Upset

Russ Smith’s national championship game jersey is missing, and FedEx is apparently to blame. The former Louisville shooting guard was presented with the framed jersey on the Cardinal’s senior night. It was getting shipped to Smith’s New York barber shop, but when it arrived, the glass and frame were cracked. So FedEx told Smith to ship it back, jersey included. FedEx has now...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Russ Smith says FedEx lost his championship jersey

A jersey won by Russ Smith in the University of Louisville’s 2013 NCAA basketball championship game has disappeared and some people at Federal Express are catching some heat. The jersey was in a frame delivered by Fed Ex to Russ Smith, Sr. in New York but the glass was broken. Smith filed a claim, and was told to return the frame, which he returned with the No. 2 jersey still inside...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

5 reasons why the Louisville Cardinals will prevail

Rick Pitino and John Calipari face off in Friday night’s Battle of the Bluegrass.   5 reasons why the Louisville Cardinals will prevail 1. Montrezl Harrell. In the Wildcats’ 73-66 victory on December 28th, Chane Behanan had yet to be dismissed from the team. Behanan played 20 minutes without making a shot or attempting a free throw. The seven rebounds he snared were his lone...
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino seems frustrated with Russ Smith

Louisville coach Rick Pitino and his star senior guard Russ Smith have always had a complicated relationship. While Smith has played a key role in much of the Cardinals’ success over the past few seasons, which included a national championship last year, Pitino has always been very vocal about Smith’s decision-making abilities on the court. After all, he did coin the term ...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Complete AAC Tournament preview for top teams

Complete AAC Tournament preview for top teamsThe exciting thing about the 2014 American Athletic Conference Tournament is that it is the inaugural tournament. No history to look at for this tourney in Memphis, just good teams fighting to be able to say they were the first American Athletic Conference Tournament Champion. Another intriguing thing about this tourney is that it is really...
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Russ Smith, Louisville Celebrate Game-Winner With Wild Locker Room Celebration

Louisville guard Russ Smith was the hero Saturday afternoon in a pivotal victory for the Cardinals over Cincinnati, hitting the game-winning jumper with three seconds to play. Smith’s shot came after the Bearcats and Cardinals had traded the lead back and forth numerous times in the game’s final few minutes. After the game, Smith and his teammates were understandably excited...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Alert: Sound the alarm for the Louisville Cardinals

    Russ Smith Red Alert: Time to Sound the Alarm for the Louisville Cardinals             Around the midpoint of the previous two seasons, the Louisville Cardinals have been rudderless at the beginning of conference play only to eventually straighten the ship with a result of two Final Four appearances and a National Championship.  Last year the defending champs began...
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russ Smith dunks on Julius Randle

Via The Kevin Burke Project
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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