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Bye weeks have proven to be good opportunities for college football staffs around the country to spend a little more time on the recruiting trail than they normally do during the season.
That was exactly the case for Charlie Strong and the Louisville staff on Monday evening.
Justin Crawford, a 6-foot, 200-pound, running back from Crawford, GA., verbally committed to the Louisville program shortly before 10 PM. Jason Higdon of Scout.com was the first to break the news.
Crawford a junior and is considered to be one of the top 50 running backs in the 2015 class. He joins quarterback Ross Trail as the second commitment for Louisville in 2015.
The Georgia native took an unofficial visit to Louisville in June and left with a scholarship offer. He also had an offer from Boston College and was receiving interest from multiple SEC schools.
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Unfortunately for Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals, their disappointing loss to Central Florida a couple of weeks ago has resulted in a huge change in where they’re projected to go bowling this season. Although the BCS bowl bid is still possible, the Cards need there to be a three-way tie for first place in the American Athletic Conference and need to have the highest...
Matt Elam, a 6-foot-5, 360-pound, defensive tackle from John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown is one of the top overall prospects in the state of Kentucky from the 2014 class.
Charlie Strong and his staff have been pursuing Elam for quite some time. Although the Cards have always been one of the main schools under consideration, I’m not sure if they’ve ever been considered...
Charlie Strong has a second member of the 2015 recruiting class. Columbus (Ga.) Hardway running back Justin Crawford, a Scout.com 3-star prospect, pledged to Louisville on Monday.
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong spoke with the media on the American Athletic Conference teleconference on Monday. Check out what Strong had to say about his team’s play, the open week and injuries.
So much for Rick Pitino making exhibition basketball games look challenging as he did during his first few seasons at the University of Louisville. So many of them were cliffhangers.
He has far too much talent on the floor for that to happen these days if the 115-67 romp over Kentucky Wesleyan is any indication. So many shooters and interchangeable parts, even without Luke Hancock...
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Despite slightly falling in both the AP and Coaches polls, Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals managed to climb in the second edition of the BCS rankings. Following their convincing win over South Florida on Saturday, the Cards managed to climb from No. 20 to No 19.
This obviously isn’t where we had expected and hoped Louisville to be...
Louisville coach Rick Pitino believes the defending national champions have a chance at being a ''mini-dynasty.''
After back-to-back Big East championships, Pitino believes the Cardinals can carry that momentum over to their lone season in the upstart American Athletic Conference. Louisville heads to the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2014.
Winning the reorganized...
The word spread pretty fast on Thursday evening as Rick Pitino gave an update on Chane Behanan’s suspension while he was in Owensboro, KY., for a book signing. Pitino told a local reporter who was at the book signing that Behanan would be back with the team “in a short period of time.”
Just one day his comments had went viral, Pitino spoke with Dana O’Neil of ESPN.com to...
On Saturday, the 20th ranked Louisville Cardinals dominated the South Florida Bulls - giving them their first AAC lost of the season with the score of, 34-3. Despite the loss, see which Bull received the game ball from USFNation.com
TAMPA, Fla. – It was quite a homecoming for Damian Copeland on Saturday. Playing less than a half hour away from his hometown, Copeland had a big game for the University of Louisville in a 34-3 win over South Florida.
While the majority of the preseason polls from the national media have had Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals at No. 2 or No. 3, there is one poll that has the defending national champs as the preseason No. 1 team.
Ken Pomeroy is the creator of a popular college basketball website and statistical archive, kenpom.com. Pomeroy is known as one of the best statistical gurus...
Rick Pitino met with the media on Monday afternoon to preview Louisville’s first exhibition game tomorrow evening against Kentucky Wesleyan.
Prior to taking questions from the media, it was announced that sophomore Monrezl Harrell had been named a team captain. Harrell joins seniors Russ Smith and Luke Hancock who were named captains during the offseason.
The University of Louisville basketball team will have its opener on Tuesday night, playing Kentucky Wesleyan in an exhibition game at the KFC Yum! Center. U of L coach Rick Pitino added a captain and updated the media on his team’s injury report on Monday afternoon during a news conference.
The Louisville Cardinals had no problem dispatching Kentucky Wesleyan on Tuesday night, defeating the Panthers 115-67 in exhibition play. Here are a few videos of Rick Pitino and player post game comments.
University of Louisville sophomore Montrezl Harrell scored a team-high 20 points to lead the Cardinals to a 115-67 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan in front of 20,288 at the KFC Yum! Center.