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Crystal Ball Run:
CBR's 'Way Too Early' Top 10
No. 6 Louisville Cardinals
For a second straight year a team made a big time statement in the Sugar Bowl as Louisville took down the mighty Florida Gators, who were ranked 3rd in the nation, by a score of 33-23, a score that wasn't totally indicative of how that game went. The MVP of that game? Cardinals QB Teddy Bridgewater, who threw for 266 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The question is can this team avoid the trap that Michigan fell into and be an actual contender the next season? Teddy Bridgewater is back and this is a team poised to run through the Big East once again, so perhaps the trap can be avoided after all.
The Good: We've already hit on it and it's the fact that Sugar Bowl MVP Teddy Bridgewater will be back, not that he had a choice, but he'll be a junior and coming off of a season where he threw for 3,718 yards with 27 touchdowns to just 8 interceptions. Also, the Big East shouldn't be that big of...
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Charlie Strong and the Louisville football program will host a number of visitors over the next couple of weeks. One prospect that Coach Strong and his staff are hoping to see is James Hearns, a 6-foot-3 235-pound defensive end from Tallahassee, FL.
Hearns has been verbally committed to Florida since last February, but there has been some speculation that Hearns may be second guessing...
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong is on the road recruiting and will stop by Flowery Branch, Ga., High School tomorrow. He’ll visit Chandler Bridges, who has already committed, and will try to flip a three-star safety. Cardinal Authority has the latest on recruiting efforts by Strong.
Teddy Bridgewater’s performance in the 2013 Sugar Bowl put him on the national stage as one of the best quarterbacks in the country for next season. Bridgewater is not only being mentioned as a top candidate for the 2013 Heisman Trophy, but he’s also being projected as the first quarterback to taken in the 2014 draft. College players aren’t eligible for the NFL draft until...
Every player has that one opponent that for some reason brings out the best in them. For Louisville senior point guard Peyton Siva, the UConn Huskies are the team for him. In six games against the Huskies in his career, Siva is 5-1.
PS3 has had some of his best individual performances against UConn. In his last four games against the Huskies, Siva is averaging 13.5 points, 6.7 assists...
Injuries are a part of any game. But in college basketball when they strike more than one player, it can leave you shorthanded.
Fortunately for the UConn Huskies women's basketball team, Bria Hartley was able to return from a sprained ankle suffered on Saturday. And she showed no ill effects from the injury.
Hartley had 16 points and seven rebounds to help the No. 3/2...
The Louisville Cardinals were the No. 1 team in many preseason polls, but lost an early five-point decision to Duke in the Bahamas without star center Gorgui Dieng. Now, after the Blue Devils and Michigan were dealt their first losses over the weekend, Rick Pitino’s Cards set atop the AP poll for only the second time in history. The later part of the notation seems ironic with...
The Louisville basketball team was forced to take a rare game day flight to Hartford, CT., for tonight’s Big Monday match-up against Connecticut.
The team was scheduled to depart yesterday afternoon, but had their flight delayed until today, due to severe fog. Louisville’s plane landed in Connecticut approximately four hours before tipoff.
Rick Pitino has the reputation of being...
Behind a dominant performance from Russ Smith, Louisville topped Uconn 73-58. This was the first regular season game in program history that Louisville has played ranked as the #1 team in the AP Poll.
Russ Smith was brilliant and kept the Cardinals in the game early. His 23 points all seemed to be at his own will. His reckless abandon to the basket payed off and he shined on...
Rick Pitino’s team responded tonight exactly like the number one team is supposed to. Despite being down double digits in the first half, Louisville stuck with their game plan and withheld an early run from UConn, cruising to a 73-58 win.
The Cards had a rough start offensively and UConn couldn’t seem to miss in the first half. Peyton Siva picking up two quick fouls in the first...
Russ Smith scored 23 points and Gorgui Dieng had six points and
16 rebounds and Louisville, playing just hours after it moved to
No. 1, used a strong second half to beat Connecticut 73-60 on