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University of Louisville offensive coordinator Shawn Watson said one of the top priorities during spring practice was finding a backup quarterback. The Cardinals have to replace Will Stein and have several options. Cardinal Authority has an update on the battle to backup Teddy Bridgewater.

Rick Pitino Was Right About Digger Phelps

Rick Pitino appears to be right about Digger Phelps.  Pitino met with the media the day after selection Sunday and was asked to share his thoughts on his team being the overall favorite. He went on to say that he wasn’t aware that many were picking Louisville to win it all and that he hopes they’re right. Pitino also gave a everyone a bit of advice when filling out their brackets...

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Why Was Russ Smith Blacklisted From The National Player Of The Year Race?

I think it’s safe to say that Russ Smith is one of the best players in the country this year, right? If you’ve watched Russ and Louisville this season, it’s hard to deny him as one of the top scoring guards in the country. For the first 2/3 of the season, Russ was consistently being mentioned as a candidate for national player of the year. After Louisville’s three-game skid...

Cardinals trying to get healthy for Duke game

A little rest may be the best medicine Louisville can get before playing Duke in Sunday's Midwest Regional final. After contending with an illness that had Russ Smith coughing every time he rested Friday night and was spreading throughout the team, the Cardinals said Saturday they are feeling better. Guard Peyton Siva said the team feels more energetic after getting to sleep...

Chane Behanan Giving All The Credit To Louisville’s Bench

From the top to bottom Rick Pitino’s entire rotation has played very well over the last month. Peyton Siva, Russ Smith and Gorgui Dieng have been solid as usual, but its Louisville’s bench players that have made huge strides. In my opinion, Louisville’s bench is the most important piece for this year’s team. Not just one player, but the bench as a whole. When Kevin Ware,...

Louisville 77 – Oregon 69: Cards Advance To Their Fourth Regional Final In Six Years

Louisville has advanced to their fourth regional final in the last six years. Rick Pitino’s Cardinals defeated No. 12 seed Oregon 77-69 in the round of sixteen. This was easily Louisville’s sloppiest game of the tournament, but it’s hard to not give Oregon credit for that. Three times in the second half Louisville extending their lead to 18, but each time Oregon was able to...

Louisville pushes past Oregon despite most of team feeling ill

Top seeded Louisville punched their ticket to the Elite Eight by disposing of No. 12 seed Oregon, 77-69, Friday night at Lucas Oil Stadium.Louisville's Russ Smith led all scorers with 31 points, which tied his career high, but was he and the rest of Big East champion Cardinals playing under the weather?The answer is yes, according to quotes provided via Twitter by Louisville...

Louisville Shakes Off Sickness To Oust The Ducks

Score: No. 1 Louisville 77, No. 12 Oregon 69 Star(s): Louisville: Russ Smith 31 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast. Oregon:  A. Kazemi 11 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast. Story: It seemed like the two games Louisville had played thus far in the tournament hadn’t greatly tested the seasoned Cardinals, and their third game wouldn’t go much differently.  The atmosphere was like a home game for an NBA...

Van Treese returns home for NCAAs

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been a crazy year for University of Louisville backup center Stephan Van Treese. The 6-foot-9 Van Treese went from leaving U of L last spring to playing a key role and now returning to his hometown to play in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament this weekend.

Pitino Said He And His Team Have Been Under The Weather

There had been some rumors floating prior to last night’s game that Louisville guards Peyton Siva and Russ Smith were both battling a cold. Rick Pitino confirmed that last night following his teams’s 77-69 win over Oregon in the Sweet 16. “He’s (Russ Smith) been sick,” Pitino told Kent Taylor of Wave3. “He infected the entire team. We’ve got six guys with major colds...

Cards down Ducks 77-69; Move to Elite 8

With the team battling illness and going against a scorching hot team, Russ Smith and company found a way to pull out a victory, 77-69.  Oregon was pesky and kept hanging around but in the end, Louisville was just to much.  This win combined with a heart wrenching Kansas loss gives Louisville the title of the only 1 seed remaining in this tournament. Russ Smith is the most loved...

Russ Smith leads Louisville into Elite Eight

Russ Smith scored 31 points in the University of Louisville's 77-69 victory over Oregon in Sweet 16 action at Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday night.

Louisville basketball presser

Listen closely to Gorgui Dieng on toughness as his University of Louisville basketball team prepares for the matchup with Duke in the NCAA Elite Eight. Rick Pitino follows, still answering questions about a previous game with Duke at another program.

U of L Notebook: Cards whip the Ducks

INDIANAPOLIS – Kevin Ware had the best game of his career and Chane Behanan was more active as the University of Louisville tagged Oregon 77-69 in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 on Friday night. Here are a few notes from the game:
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