Found September 19, 2012 on
Louisville Card Game:
A couple of minutes have passed after the University of Louisville football team survived an unbelievable letdown by his team and a remarkable comeback by North Carolina.Fans filing out of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, experiencing an enormous sense of relief wondering what had happened in that second half. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong, except on the final North Carolina play — Andrew Johnson’s miraculous pass deflection saving UofL from an ignominious defeat.Vance BedfordYet there is defensive coordinator Vance Bedford at midfield leaping in the air, clicking his heels together, celebrating as only he can.One happy coach even though his defensive unit appeared on the verge of collapse at times.Bedford hasn’t said anything publicly about that second half yet. Doesn’t need to say anything. Everybody knows what had happened. The team relaxed after wreaking havoc against North Carolina in the first half.While many UofL fans are thinking Heisman after Teddy Bridgewater’s mostly first-half performance, the final stats reveal that NC’s Bryn Renner was also having a banner day, throwing for 363 yards and five touchdowns compared to 279 yards and three touchdowns for Teddy.North Carolina gained only 49 yards rushing, however.But it was a bungled kickoff return that almost spelled doom for UofL, backing Bedford’s charges into a corner on their own nine-yard line. They were there, stopping North Carolina not once, not twice, not three times but four times when it counted.Bedford had reason to celebrate.
BEST OF MAXIM
Bruce Feldman, a college football columnist at CBS Sports has ranked the top 10 teams with the best chance of finishing the 2012 season undefeated. Feldman has the Louisville Cardinals ranked #1 with the best shot of running the table. Below is an excerpt.
1. Louisville: Teddy Bridgewater has blossomed and a bit of buzz is building for Charlie Strong’s program. Unfortunately...
Louisville has enjoyed the comforts of home, getting off to its best start since 2006.
The No. 20 Cardinals now have a month to prove they're just as stout on the road.
Louisville travels Saturday to Florida International and Southern Mississippi the next week before a bye separates a two-game stretch beginning with their Big East Conference opener at Pittsburgh on Oct. 13...
With two 100-yards games already in the books, running back Jeremy Wright is flourishing with his increased role in the Cardinals ground attack. The junior spoke with CardinalAuthority.com following Saturday's win over North Carolina.
Mark Ennis from Big East Coast Bias
There has been a lot of talk about how much the Big East seems to be slipping down the ladder of college football, and collegiate athletics, pedigree. The Big East has become a punching bag that everyone feels is ready for a few punches.
Pittsburgh losing to Youngstown State? The Big East stinks.
Temple losing to Maryland? The Big East stinks....
The Louisville basketball program picked up their fourth commitment from the 2013 class tonight as Akoy Agau, a 6-foot-8 post player from Omaha, NE., verbally pledged to Louisville. Agau took an official visit to Louisville over the weekend and received an in-home visit from Rick Pitino and Louisville assistant Kareem Richardson on Wednesday evening.
Agau is rated as a 3-star prospect...
Rick Pitino picked up his third commitment from the 2013 class, when Chris Jones a 5-10 junior college point guard gave a verbal pledge to Louisville yesterday. Jones joins Anton Gill, a 6-foot-4 scoring guard from Raleigh, NC, and Terry Rozier, a 6-foot-1 combo guard from Cleveland, OH. Both are currently attending prep school at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatsworth, VA.
Class of 2013 power forward Akoy Agau tells Courier-Journal recruiting writer Steve Jones, who joined me yesterday on the radio show, that Rick Pitino and Kareem Richardson will visit him today in Omaha, NE.
Agau, who is originally a native of the Sudan, took an official visit to Louisville over the weekend. According to his interview with the Courier-Journal, Agua enjoyed his visit...
Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino turns 60-years-old today. I’d like to wish Coach Pitino a very happy birthday. I can only assume that this was the birthday present that he received from his team.
60 should be a special year for Coach Pitino. Entering the 2012-13 season, Pitino has what is likely the most talented team since he’s been the coach here at Louisville.
Luke Hancock is expected to play a major role with the University of Louisville basketball team this season. But Hancock, a transfer from George Mason, had off-season shoulder surgery. Cardinal Authority talked with Hancock to get an update on his health heading into the season.
Akoy Agau, a big 6-foot-9, 230-pound power forward from Omaha, is the latest verbal for University of Louisville basketball, class of 2013. Gave his word to Rick Pitino Tuesday night.Appears to be a good ball handler, passer, dribbler, shooter and banger from the video. Who could ask for more?Click here to view the video on YouTube.
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino and his staff have picked up a second verbal commitment in three days. The Cardinals have landed a verbal from forward Akoy Agau of Nebraska. Cardinal Authority has the latest.