Posted September 18, 2013 on
The University of Louisville football team is getting solid play from a lot of defensive players this season, including Charles Gaines and B.J. Dubose. The two ended last season in Charlie Strong’s doghouse but have been key players this season. Cardinal Authority takes a look at the play of both Gaines and Dubose.

No. 7 Cardinals aim to avoid letdown against FIU

Louisville players insist they won't look past winless Florida International on Saturday even though the No. 7 Cardinals are heavily favored to win. The young Panthers (0-3) enter the game allowing an average of 38.3 points per contest and FCS Bethune-Cookman rushed for 311 yards and four touchdowns against them. Louisville (3-0) is averaging 40 points a contest and rushed for...

Is Louisville a contender for the BCS National Championship?

Behind the coaching of Charlie Strong and the elite quarterbacking of Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville has emerged from the shadows of a feeble American Athletic Conference and propelled itself into the national spotlight. Sitting at 3-0, the seventh-ranked Cardinals have gained recognition from across the nation as a potential contender for the 2013 BCS National championship. A Heisman...

No. 7 Louisville defense stepping up on third down

Louisville's defense is creating more opportunities for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and the Cardinals' high-powered offense to get on the field. Seventh-ranked Louisville (3-0) enters Saturday's game against struggling Florida International (0-3) ranked fifth nationally in third-down defense, having allowed just 10 of 41 conversions (24%). That's a huge drop from...

Pitino offers scholarship to African import

On Monday evening, we introduced you to the name Bakary Konate, a 6-foot-11 center out of Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, KS. Rick Pitino traveled to watch the unknown Konate play in an open gym session on Sunday. Konate’s high school coach Luke Barnwell tells Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal that following the workout, Pitino offered him a scholarship. Konate is originally...

Louisville Ranked 115 Out Of 125 FBS Teams In Kickoff Coverage

For the most part, the Louisville football team has been dominant throughout their first three games this season. However, the one unit that hasn’t necessarily performed all that well is special teams, particularly in kickoff returns. Charlie Strong spoke to the media on Monday and said that he was very concerned with Louisville’s kickoff coverage and mentioned that there could...

Covering The Spread On Saturday May Be Crucial For Louisville

Being a 43-point favorite is usually viewed as a good thing, right? Although it’s great to be such an overwhelming favorite because it shows how much better Vegas thinks you are than the opponent, there’s also a negative side to it. If for some reason Louisville doesn’t win by at least 43-points tomorrow, which is totally possible, there is a good chance that the voters will...

ESPN Says Rick Pitino Has The Second Deepest Team In The Country

Despite losing two pieces from last year’s national championship team, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino may actually have a deeper team in 2013-14. Jeff Goodman of (Insider Article) recently ranked the twelve deepest teams in college hoops. Louisville came in at No. 2 in the rankings behind Kansas. 2. Louisville Cardinals This team can legitimately go 10 deep. There...

Louisville’s Kevin Ware Dunks Again Six Months After Breaking Leg During NCAA Tournament (Video)

We all remember the injury — during Louisville’s Elite Eight matchup against Duke in March, Kevin Ware went out to contest a three-pointer and landed awkwardly. The result was Ware’s shin bone “fully protruding” from his leg, in what ended up indeed being a compound fracture of his leg. The injury was tough on Ware’s teammates — some were seen crying after the incident...

Kevin Ware Dunking a Basketball Already

Kevin Ware was the story of the final four after suffering a horrible leg injury. At the time his basketball future was unclear. Now though as you will see in the video below you see that Ware is already dunking a basketball. By all account though Ware will be able to play this season. According to Louisville head coach Rick Pitino Ware could be ready to go early next year. Follow...

Happy 61st Birthday To Rick Pitino. Year 60 Was A Special One To Say The Least

Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino turns 61-years old today.  To say that the past year has been a good one for Pitino is an extreme understatement. Let’s take a look back at just how special year number 60 was for the hall-of-famer. April, 3 - Pitino received confirmation that he would be welcomed with the 2013 class of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. April,...

Kevin Ware is dunking again

Kevin Ware acknowledged the long road ahead of him after the gruesome injury he suffered in the NCAA Tournament. And now we finally get to see a sign of Ware’s progress along that long road. The Cardinal Connect has provided video of Ware dunking with two hands on Monday. Which means things are on the up and up for Ware. Related posts: Adidas and Louisville are looking to profit...

Your First Glimpse Of The 2013-14 Louisville Basketball Team

In just a little over two weeks, you’ll get your first opportunity to see the 2013-14 Louisville men’s basketball team in action as they conduct the first of three intrasquad Red & White scrimmages. Until then, this photo should give you an idea of what the team looks like. Sure, you already knew the entire roster, but this is a glimpse of what they look like together. This...

'15 guard in 'awe' of Pitino recruiting him

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino and his staff have been visiting some of their top targets in the Class of 2015. One of those targets is New Williams, a combo guard from Santa Monica, Calif., High School. Cardinal Authority caught up with Williams and has his thoughts on the recruiting process.

Video: Louisville’s Kevin Ware back dunking after gruesome leg injury in NCAA Tournament

Tweet There was an unreal amount of support for Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware after he suffered one of the most gruesome leg injuries in the history of nationally televised sporting events while playing in the NCAA Tournament. I have no idea whether or not it was the prayers, support, or just Ware’s work-ethic, but […]

Louisville’s Kevin Ware is back and dunking six months after horrific injury

Just six months after his devastating injury during the NCAA tournament, Louisville’s SG Kevin Ware is back, and dunking the basketball. Safe to say everyone is happy to see Ware recovering. With Ware and the return of Russ Smith, the Cards have a preseason Top 3 team.
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