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Know It All Football:
They wanted him.
As the Tennessee Volunteer football program continued to struggle to find its footing since the parting of ways with Phillip Fulmer, they thought they had the answer to their problems.
Charlie Strong was a guy who grew up in SEC Country. He went to college in SEC Country. He earned his coaching stripes in SEC Country. Surely he would jump at the chance to leave what some considered a second-tier job at Louisville to become the head coach at one of the SEC’s historically dominant and prestigious programs.
After being courted by the Volunteers for a couple of weeks in late 2012, Charlie Strong said no to Tennessee and signed a deal to stay at Louisville through 2020. He followed that up by leading his Louisville team to a lopsided victory over the Florida Gators, another darling of the SEC.
Charlie Strong’s actions have spoken volumes. He plans on building an empire in Louisville.
He’ll get a nice jump on that building process in 2013. For staters, he’ll have T...
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Charlie Strong and the Louisville football program picked up their eighth commitment from the 2014 class on Saturday afternoon.
Desean Blair, a 6-foot-4 185-pound wide receiver from Jacksonville, FL., verbally committed to Louisville while on an unofficial visit. This was Blair’s second unofficial visit to the school in the last three weeks.
Blair is rated as a 3-star prospect...
Country music recording artist Jake Owen will be in concert tonight at the KFC Yum Center, along with Thomas Rhett and Jason Aldean. Mr. Owen wanted to do exactly what everyone from out of town wants to do when they arrive in Louisville. Check out all the great things going on at the University of Louisville.
Charlie Strong Tweeted out this picture earlier this afternoon. “Jake...
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong landed another commitment on Saturday afternoon, picking up a verbal from Jacksonville, Fla., Sandalwood High School wide receiver Desean Blair. Cardinal Authority has the story:
Charlie Strong and the Louisville football program picked up their second commitment of the weekend on Sunday afternoon.
Nilijah Ballew, a 6-foot-1 180-pound defensive back from Cincinnati, OH., has given Louisville a verbal pledge.
Ballew is rated as a four-star prospect. He took an unofficial visit to Louisville earlier this month and also participated in the program’s annual...
Arguably the most beloved Louisville Cardinal of all time will be making a public appearance this weekend. Gorgui Dieng will be have a meet & greet autograph signing on Saturday at Prime Lounge in downtown Louisville at 101 W. Main Street. You can purchase pre-sale tickets to secure your spot in line before the general public.
I think we all pretty much knew that Gorgui wouldn’t...
The biggest question mark for Louisville fans this week has been the future of Russ Smith. Immediately following the national championship game, Smith’s father, Russ Sr., told Sports Illustrated that his son would forgo his senior season and enter the NBA Draft.
Just a few days later Russ came out and said that he hasn’t made up his mind just yet. The NCAA withdrawal deadline...
Louisville added Ohio safety prospect Nilijah Ballew to their commitment list on Sunday afternoon and Cardinal fans will soon learn that head coach Charlie Strong pulled a steal out of Southwest Ohio. We look deeper at the newest member of the Cardinals 2014 recruiting class in our commitment spotlight.
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong said Ohio was one of the places the Cardinals wanted to recruit heavier in the future. It appears to be working out as the Cardinals landed a second commitment from Ohio on Sunday afternoon.
University of Louisville sophomore guard Kevin Ware has earned a lot of national attention since his horrific broken right leg against Duke in the Elite Eight game of the NCAA Tournament. Now, Ware is headed to the White House.
Montrezl Harrell was among the Cardinals that attended the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic at Freedom Hall on Friday night. Afterwards, he visited with a few members of the media...