Found September 26, 2013 on
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We all know the UPS party deck, right? The large platform at the top of the south end zone specifically designed for fans to congregate, mingle, and come together during UofL football games. It is also a great way to attract new people who may not have the attention span to sit through an entire game, but still want to join in on the celebration of Louisville sports. However, while at the FIU game last weekend I couldn’t help but notice that the seats looked mighty empty, while the party deck was crackin’.
I’m not saying this is completely a bad thing, truth be told I was present during the dollar beer day for the spring game (it was actually my birthday so thanks Tom Jurich!!). The party deck serves its purpose and does exactly what it was built to do, host a giant party. Like anywhere else in Louisville, Gulf Shores, New Orleans, or Destin it is not hard to see someone you know up there and it can turn into a class or family reunion quickly if you’re no...
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Believe it or not, of the over 100 players on the Louisville football roster, only two were five star recruits coming out of high school.
Michael Dyer is one of them; of course he wasn’t actually brought into the collegiate ranks by Louisville. The Arkansas native started his career at Auburn before transferring here over the summer.
Freshman wide receiver James Quick...
According to Rivals.com, the Louisville football program will receive a visit from five star defensive end Chad Thomas this weekend.
Thomas is currently committed to Miami, but is still taking visits. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound prospect is considered to be one of the best defensive ends in the country.
Charlie Strong and his staff have been pursuing Thomas for quite some time...
University of Louisville head coach Charlie Strong attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Planet Fitness on Thursday morning, where it was announced the new business has donated $3 million towards the expansion of the Howard Schnellenberger Football Complex.
When you’re playing behind one of the best quarterbacks in the country, it’s hard to really get much of an opportunity to shine. Fortunately for Louisville back-up quarterback Will Gardner, due to Louisville’s overwhelming leads, he’s played in three of the four games so far this season.
“He’s done really well,” Shawn Watson said following Tuesday’s...
University of Louisville redshirt freshman Will Gardner isn’t expecting much playing time this season, learning the quarterback position behind Teddy Bridgewater. But as Gardner’s proven early in the season, he’s ready if called upon. Cardinal Authority has a feature on the Cardinals’ backup quarterback.
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The University of Louisville announced on Thursday morning that they’ve received a substantial donation from franchise. Planet Fitness, a local health club brand has donated $3 million toward expansion of the Howard Schnellenberger Football Complex at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
“I’m extremely grateful to receive this major gift from the Kueber Family...
Shannon Cogan of Wave 3 news recently caught up with Charlie Strong and his wife Vicki as they opened up about their family life in Louisville. This is an awesome story. Click here to view the video on your mobile device.
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Carlton Bragg, a 6-foot-8, 195-pound, power forward from Cleveland, OH., will be in Louisville this weekend for the 2013 John Lucas Midwest Invitational Camp.
While in town, Bragg will be taking an unofficial visit to the University of Louisville, per his AAU coach. Bragg will also take a trip to Lexington to visit Kentucky while he’s in the area.
Bragg is considered...
Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde recently revealed some interesting information in his weekly “Forde Yard Dash” piece. Forde evaluated the depth charts for every Top 10 team, then checked where every starter ranked in the 0-to-5-star Rivals.com recruiting rankings, then came up with an average star rating for each starting lineup.
Despite producing some of the best recruiting...
The University of Louisville basketball staff has checked in on a bunch of younger kids in recent weeks, including a trio of 2016 prospects from the same AAU team in Florida. Cardinal Authority has the latest on the recruitment of Dewan Huell, Juwan Durham and Eric Hester, including who Rick Pitino saw this week.
Let’s face it, bye-weeks really suck. You wait all summer for football season to get started and then after a four week tease, you’re left with two weeks between games. While Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals won’t be taking the field, there is one team that you should be rooting for on Saturday; the Central Florida Knights.
Heading into the season...