Found October 28, 2012 on The Cardinal Connect:
Louisville has moved into the top ten in the USA Today Coaches Poll for the first time since 2007. After nine weeks of college football, Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals are just one of the six remaining undefeated teams in the country. Louisville is now the only team in the Big East that is ranked. The BCS ratings will be released tonight. With multiple teams that were previously ahead of Louisville losing this week, the Cards should move up at least one or two spots. USA Today Poll RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Alabama (59) 8-0 1475 2 Oregon 8-0 1391 3 Kansas State 8-0 1366 4 Notre Dame 8-0 1307 5 LSU 7-1 1225 6 Georgia 7-1 1149 7 Florida State 8-1 1121 8 Florida 7-1 1024 9 Clemson 7-1 976 10 Louisville 8-0 888 11 South Carolina 7-2 838 12 Oklahoma 5-2 758 13 Oregon State 6-1 684 14 Boise State 7-1 634 15 Stanford 6-2 626 16 Texas A&M 6-2 592 17 USC 6-2 583 18 Mississippi State 7-1 569 19 West Virginia 5-2 326 20 Texas Tech 6-2 28...

Louisville football back where it belongs

Over the past three seasons, Charlie Strong has talked a lot about getting University of Louisville football back where it belongs. But even he has to be surprised by what’s going on in the polls. According to CBSSports, U of L is ranked No. 12 in the Associated Press poll and No. 10 in the ESPN/USAToday Coaches poll. What’s even more impressive, however, is that Louisville is...

Louisville celebrates Keg of Nails victory with Keg Stand

Louisville kept their undefeated alive by coming out on top of a wild Big East contest against Cincinnati. Teddy Bridgewater passed for over 400 yards and he and Munchie Legaux were each able to put together late touchdown drives to send the game in to overtime. It was a wild fourth quarter as Louisville battled back against a Cincinnati defense that was looking gassed perhaps overdoing...

Cards are 8-0 with some strong leadership

University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong talked about leaders on Monday, saying he created a leadership committee of players. Cardinal Authority was there and has all the details on how it has helped the undefeated Cardinals.

Lorenzo Maulden Will Miss A Couple Of Weeks With Sprained Knee

At this afternoon’s press conference, Charlie Strong was asked about the status of sophomore defensive end Lornezo Mauldin who was carted off the field on Friday night during the first half with what looked to be a serious knee injury. Coach Strong didn’t go into great detail of Mauldin’s injury, but he did say that Mauldin won’t need surgery and has a sprained knee. Strong...

Video: Louisville's Will Stein does a Keg-of-Nails stand

For the first time since 2007, Louisville captured college football's coolest rivalry trophy from Cincinnati last night. The undefeated Cardinals were in a celebrating mood, prompting redshirt senior quarterback Will Stein to do a Keg-of-Nails stand.

Video: When The Cards Are At Their Own Goal Line, It’s Honey Mustard Time

Damian Copeland has played huge for the Louisville offense this season and is currently leading the team in receptions. He had some huge catches last night, including the 51-yard reception in the fourth quarter when the Cards were at their own goal line. That wasn’t the first time Copeland has came through in that type of situation. When asked last night after the game about his...

Copeland keeps making big plays for Cards

Damian Copeland has become one of the most consistent and best wide receivers for the University of Louisville football team. The junior made another huge play on Friday night in the 34-31 overtime win against Cincinnati.

Preseason Player Profile: Stephan Van Treese

With the 2012-13 college basketball season quickly approaching, The Cardinal Connect will provide a brief preseason player profile for all 15 members of the team. We’ll take a look at each player’s production from last season and provide what their reasonable expectations should be in 2012-13. Stephan Van Treese, 6-foot-9 PF/C. Sr. 2011-12 Season Review: Due to a nagging knee...

Louisville Athletic Board Authorizes A Contract Extension For Rick Pitino

There has been some talk in recent weeks about Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino receiving a control extension. That process to a step in the right direction this afternoon as the University of Louisville athletic association’s personnel committee met to discuss the matter. Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich has been given authorization from the committee to extend...

A Few Observations From Louisville’s Final Red – White Scrimmage

The Louisville basketball team had their third and final intra-squad scrimmage on Saturday afternoon. Of all three scrimmages, I thought the teams were more evenly divided on Saturday than the previous two. If you didn’t get a chance to make it to the Yum! Center, you didn’t miss a whole lot, but here are a few observations. –Kevin Ware got a lot of time at the point guard...

Pitino praises Cards after third scrimmage

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team finished its third public scrimmage on Saturday at the KFC Yum Center and coach Rick Pitino said he was “really pleased” with the effort. Cardinal Authority has the details.

Weekend Recap: Giants win the World Series, Florida lost, crazy Ballard TD, mans greatest invention

College Football Florida player tweets STF up to fans – Throw The Flag Report: UCF Pro Combat Jersey Design – Southern Gameday Maryland loses 4th QB – FOX Louisville faces stiff challenge in convincing coach Charlie Strong to stay – Forde Other Sports San Francisco Giants: Your 2012 World Series Champions- The Big Lead Vick Ballard With Crazy Diving Touchdown – The Big...

Jurich working on Pitino deal through 2022

University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich received permission on Monday from the U of L Athletic Association personnel committee to negotiate a contract extension with men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino.

A.J. McCarron, Charlie Strong, Johnny Manziel, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew  - The SWRT roundup of SEC news. Growing Up Brady? Kevin Scarbinsky compares Alabama starting quarterback A.J. McCarron to New England Patriots starting QB Tom Brady. ( I Ain't Mad At Cha. LSU players claim that getting revenge on Alabama for beating the Tigers in the 2012 BCS title game is the farthest thing from their minds as they...

Temple-Louisville Preview

Louisville has continued its ascension up the BCS standings and is the Big East's last unbeaten team, but it's made a habit of living dangerously throughout the season. The 12th-ranked Cardinals hope things get a little easier Saturday as they look to move to 9-0 for the first time in school history with a win over a visiting Temple squad coming off back-to-back blowout...
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