Found September 05, 2012 on Louisville Card Game:
Before last Sunday’s game, Damian Copeland’s trademark was the streak of golden hair extending from near the front of his forehead to the back of his neck, the junior resembling a would-be rock star more than a football player.Despite his striking appearance, Copeland was largely ignored by writers and broadcasters attending the pre-season Media Day event in the press box at Papa John’s. His playing credentials weren’t all that impressive, getting injured in the one game in which he played last season. Caught eight passes for 132 yards as a freshman but was rarely mentioned among the gifted receivers on this team.Yes, that Steve Kragthorpe, who was criticized for burning a number of red shirts during his final season.No surprise if some of the attendees at the event, this one included, wondered why he was there, with only a few players chosen by Charlie Strong to meet the media. Damian Copeland? Really?Copeland was suddenly thrust into the spotlight against Kentucky, with his diving...

Surprise Performances – Week One

I’m sure Louisville fans expected big performances from guys like Teddy Bridgewater, Hakeem Smith, DeVante Parker and Preston Brown in the Cards season opener against Kentucky. However, there were a few guys who somewhat unexpectedly played huge for the Cards on Sunday.  Here are my two surprise performers from the season opener. Offense – Damian Copeland: Copeland played well...

Coach Strong Says Charles Gaines “Didn’t Deserve To Play” On Sunday

When asked about the absence of redshirt freshman receiver Charles Gaines in the season opener against Kentucky, “I just decided he didn’t deserve to go play,” Charlie Strong told the media. Gaines, who was listed as a starting receiver when the first depth chart was released last week, was not dressed in pads, but was on the sideline on Sunday. Strong says Gaines would make...

Video: 2012 Louisville Football Intro

Here is the new Louisville football intro video for the 2012 season. Hats off to Kristen Estes, the creative Director of Video for the University of Louisville Athletic Department. She did a phenomenal job. Everything about this video is badass, from the Undertaker theme music, sandstorm and of course, last but not least, Charlie Strong’s motivational words. Only 52 hours until...

Missouri St.-Louisville Preview

A big win over an in-state rival to open the season would make most coaches happy. Louisville's Charlie Strong says there's always room for improvement. Strong's 22nd-ranked Cardinals meet Missouri State of the FCS for the first time Saturday in Louisville. The Cardinals (1-0) kicked off the season Sunday with a 32-14 victory over Kentucky behind 466 total yards of...

Depth Chart: Week Two

Here is what week two’s depth chart looked like in Louisville’s press release game notes. Maybe it’s me, but I don’t see a lot of changes from week one to week two. I suppose if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. I can’t think of any particular starter who may have deserved to be moved to second string, other than punt returner Kai Dominguez. I hate to single him out, but...

Moses Kingsley Will Receive A Visit From The Louisville Staff On Sunday

According to Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal, Louisville assistant Wyking Jones will pay a visit to Moses Kingsley, a 6-foot-9 225-pound center at Huntington Prep on Sunday. September 9th, which is the first day coaches can make in-person contact with recruits. Kingsley, a 4-star prospect has had Louisville near the top of his list for quite some time. He’s held a scholarship...

2012-13 Louisville Basketball Schedule Released

The 2012-13 Louisville basketball schedule was released just moments ago at There aren’t a whole lot of surprises on this year’s schedule as most of the key games were locked in. With the Cards competing in the Battle 4 Atlantis this season, this may be the toughest non conference schedule in quite some time. November Thur. 1 PIKEVILLE / exhibition KFC...

Pitino Discusses Schedule, Louisville Football & His New Team

Rick Pitino joined Terry Meiners of 84-WHAS yesterday afternoon to discuss Louisville’s 2012-13 schedule that was recently released. Pitino also talked about Louisville football and his upcoming 60th birthday.

Breakdown: 2012-13 Louisville Basketball Schedule

–This year’s schedule includes 18 home games with 18 games on national television. –Rick Pitino will face two of his former assistant coaches this season. The Cards will host Steve Masiello and his Manhattan Jaspers on Sunday Nov. 11 for the season opener. Richard Pitino, who is entering his first season at FIU, will travel back to Louisville to face his father on Wednesday...
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