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Tennessee has a steep hill to climb before the Volunteers can fully recover from all their recent setbacks - on an off the field.
Athletic director Dave Hart knows it won't be an easy process.
The Vols have posted three straight losing seasons in football for the first time in a century, and Butch Jones will be Tennessee's fourth coach in a six-year stretch. Hart hired Jones last month after Louisville's Charlie Strong announced he'd turned down an offer from Tennessee.
Still, Hart doesn't believe the football program's recent struggles have tarnished Tennessee's brand.
He has a unique perspective on the gap separating Tennessee from the top of the Southeastern Conference. He arrived in 2011 after working at Alabama, which just won its third BCS title in four years.
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According to multiple sources close to the Louisville football program, running back Jeremy Wright is unlikely to return for his senior season. Nothing is official at this point, but the rumors about the Sugar Bowl being Wright’s last game in a Louisville uniform appear to be true.
Wright was a redshirt junior in 2012 and graduated from Louisville in December. He has one more year...
With his college career coming to an end last week as Louisville defeated Florida in the AllState Sugar Bowl, center Mario Benavides will now focus on his career as a pro.
Benavides has signed with agent Pat Lawlor of Galaxy Sports Advisors in Boca Raton, Florida. Mario has already traveled to Florida and will start training for the 2013 NFL Draft very soon. Galaxy Sports represents...
Between 5,000 and 6,000 fans converged on Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for autographs from members of the University of Louisville football Sugar Bowl champions Saturday.
Charlie Strong and members of the coaching staff were busy signing everything from Sugar Bowl posters and footballs to jerseys and Maker’s Mark commemorative bottles.
The Charlie Strong table had at least 1...
15 games into the 2012-13 season the Louisville Cardinals are 14-1 overall and are ranked No. 9 in the RPI. Louisville’s current strength of schedule ranks No. 22 in the country, but that ranking will likely climb within the next few weeks as the Cardinals are getting ready to hit one of the tougher stretches in their schedule. After the South Florida game tomorrow afternoon...
The University of Louisville and South Florida basketball programs have met 30 times since 1985, with UofL winning 26 times, but none of them more satisfying than the 64-38 crushing of the visiting Bulls Saturday.
Typically the games have been in slow motion, USF agonizing every minute out of the clock with slowdown basketball, attempting to lull participants and onlookers into dreamland...
Since returning to the court for Louisville, Gorgui Dieng is picking up right where he left off, prior to suffering a fractured wrist in November.
Dieng is averaging 11 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3 blocks in his first three games back with the Cardinals.
Those are some pretty impressive numbers for a guy who missed over a month of action. It’s just been three games, but in my opinion...
Rick Pitino shared some pretty surprising news this afternoon as he met with the media to preview Louisville’s match-up with South Florida tomorrow afternoon.
Just two days after announcing that starting forward Chane Behanan would miss seven-to-ten days and possibly miss up to four games with a sprained ankle, Pitino now says he expects Behanan to play tomorrow.
Coach Pitino says...
University of Louisville senior point guard Peyton Siva led the Cardinals in scoring on Saturday and also reached a special milestone. Siva scored 17 points and surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career during a 64-38 victory over South Florida in a Big East Conference contest.
University of Louisville sophomore Chane Behanan missed one game with a sprained ankle but it appears he will be back in action on Saturday when the Cardinals host South Florida in the KFC Yum! Center. The game is scheduled for 4 p.m. and Cardinal Authority will be courtside for the event.
Peyton Siva scored 17 points - including his 1,000th career point - and Louisville's defense smothered South Florida for a 68-34 win in a Big East Conference game on Saturday.