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Over the past two years, I’ve been fortunate enough to interview Louisville wide receiver Damian Copeland multiple times. Not only is Copeland always an entertaining interview, but he’s very passionate about the game of football. That always comes out during the interviews.
During Sunday’s post game interview, Copeland talked about the competition at the wide receiver position. He also reflected back on how much has changed since he first arrived at Louisville. Copeland talked about his pal Kai De La Cruz’s breakout game and revealed Coach Strong’s nickname for De La Cruz.
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I don’t think it’s out of line to say that Charlie Strong gets upset when the Card March isn’t a success. Anytime there has been a lack-luster crowd since he’s been hired, Strong has found a spot to sneak in a comment about the lack of fans. He even went as far as comparing Louisville fans to the arch rival “Big Blue Nation,” last season following a poor showing for the...
Louisville sophomore linebacker James Burgess Jr. had 12 total solo tackles as a true freshman last season. The Miami native with five solo tackles during Louisville’s season opener. There were plenty of bright spots on the Louisville defense on Sunday, but I’m not sure if anyone played better than James Burgess.
I spoke with James following the game and he gave a lot of credit...
The Louisville wide receiving group lived up to the hype in the season opener. Eight different players had receptions and four different players found the end-zone on Sunday as Louisville defeated Ohio 49-7.
Despite not being one of the main wide-outs that we heard about during the offseason, it was Kai De La Cruz who stole the show on Sunday. De La Cruz led the team with 116 receiving...
Louisville coach Charlie Strong believes a short week of preparation will help his No. 8 Cardinals maintain their focus with another winnable game looming.
The Cardinals host Eastern Kentucky Saturday after their season-opening 49-7 rout Sunday of Ohio.
Strong also knows that eight FCS schools pulled off upsets last weekend, so his players can't look past a Colonels squad coming...
Serious question: who put me in charge of writing the local news?
Meet Adam Lefkoe, 11 News hashtag sportscaster, pro wrestling fan and Guy Having His Body Inhabited By The Ghost Of Brandon Stroud. In this epic clip, Adam recounts the ins-and-outs of Sunday’s Louisville Cardinals / Ohio Bobcats game and namedrops 31 — yes, 31 — pro wrestlers in the process. There are some...
During his weekly media briefing, Louisville head football coach Charlie Strong shared some unfortunate news. Redshirt sophomore running back Corvin Lamb has suffered ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.
Lamb had four carries for 13 yards during Sunday’s season opener. He left the game late with a noticeable injury. However, I don’t think it looked quite as severe as...
Surgery comes Thursday for Hunter Bowles.
The big 6-foot-6, 265-pound redshirt freshman tight end on the University of Louisville football team explained his situation in a Facebook post on Tuesday:
“I have what is called a Chiari Malformation, which basically means my lower skull didn’t form right as a child. Over time it has pushed on my spine. I will be having surgery to remove...
University of Louisville redshirt freshman tight end Hunter Bowles missed all of fall camp with a neck injury. Now, the former All-State linebacker from Glasgow High School will undergo surgery later this week.
Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals weren’t the only ones who kicked the season off in style. Our man @CrumsRevenge of TheCrunchZone.com put together a great highlight mix from the Cards season opening win against Ohio. Do we really have to wait four more days to do this all over again?
FB: #9 Louisville 49 vs. Ohio 7 from @CrumsRevenge on Vimeo.
University of Louisville head coach Charlie Strong stressed improvement in all phases of the game during his weekly press conference on Tuesday. Cardinal Authority has this report.
Kevin Ware was the story of the Final Four after suffering a nasty looking injury. By all accounts Ware is going to make a full recovery. Now there are reports that Ware was briefly kicked off the team this summer.
According to Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio, Ware was kicked off the teams for violations of a team rule multiple times. More from Jones:
A rumor spread (first on...
Trey Lyles, a five star forward from Indianapolis, IN., was one of two recruits who took official visits to Louisville over the weekend. Lyles, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound, prospect has been Rick Pitino’s top target for the past two months. According to his Twitter account, Lyles enjoyed his time in Louisville this weekend.
Lyles trimmed his list to four over the summer. He’ll eventually...
Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals have climbed one spot from number eight to number nine in both the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll. Louisville jumped ahead of Georgia who lost their week one game against Clemson.
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If this is what the summer is like for Rick Pitino, what in the world will the actual basketball season bring?
He ended the spring with a hell of a hat trick -- selection to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame , a national championship , and this tattoo .
Then the 60-year-old, apparently not feeling quite youthful enough with just a tat, starting rolling around in this...
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino addressed the rumors last week that he purchased a $450,000 Japanese-made road car – a Lexus LFA. Pitino said he had the car for only about 30 minutes.