Found July 09, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
Louisville newcomer Gerald Christian has been added to the initial watch list for this year’s John Mackey Award, which is given annually to the nation’s top tight end. Christian, a former Florida Gator, will be making his debut as a Cardinal this year after sitting out in 2012 due to the NCAA’s transfer rule. The West Palm Beach native was a four-star prospect coming out of high school in 2010. He was an Army All American. He chose Florida over Miami, Florida St., Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Georgia, among others. After playing mostly as a blocking tight end and fullback in Will Muschamp’s offense, Christian decided to transfer. In his final season with the Gators Christian caught four passes for 72 yards and one touchdown. During spring practice his teammates went as far as saying he was the most talented player in the Louisville roster. Christian is expected to be an integral piece to this year’s Louisville office. The three finalists for the John Mackey ...

Teddy Bridgewater On The Cover Of EA Sports’ NCAA Football

Video games really aren’t my thing. They honestly never have been. However, the one video game that I have a little experience with is the annual EA Sports’ NCAA Football game. This game is usually released about two months before the college football season begins. It’s a cruel tease to remind you that you’re still nearly eight weeks away from kicking off the season, but...

Teddy Bridgewater, Hakeem Smith & Calvin Pryor Named To Award Watch Lists

On Monday morning the Maxwell Football Club announced its watch lists for the 77th annual Maxwell Award and the 19th annual Bednarik Award. Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is one of 76 players to be named to the initial watch list for the Maxwell Award. Louisville safeties Hakeem Smith and Calvin Pryor have both been added to the initial watch list for the Bednarik Award...

Louisville Football Gets Custom Edition Cleats From Adidas

Charlie Strong and the Louisville football program is expected to have one of the best season’s in school history in 2013. The Cards have a chance to run the table and possibly play for a national championship. Apparently they’ll be doing all of this with a slightly different look. UofL social media director Nick Stover Tweeted out a photo of the Louisville football team’s...

Barbershop talk and Louisville football

The two guys in the barbershop were yukking it up about the University of Louisville football schedule, the owner saying UofL should win every game by two or three touchdowns. “I’m going to start a ‘Fire Charlie Strong’ web site,” he states. “If Louisville loses one game, Strong should be fired. No question. That’s the easiest schedule in the country. Kentucky is the...

New Louisville Cardinals football cleats for 2013 are pretty slick

The Louisville Cardinals will be sporting new adidas cleats for the 2013 season and, well, they're looking pretty fantastic.

Trio of Cardinals Named to Watch Lists

University of Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was named to the Maxwell Award List, while safeties Calvin Pryor and Hakeem Smith were chosen to the Bednarik watch list.

Pitino Looking To Add Post Players; Angel Delgado Is A Name To Remember

It goes without saying that the one final piece for Louisville’s 2014 recruiting class is a front-court player. Rick Pitino even said as much on Tuesday afternoon at his press conference. The current trio of commitments from Quentin Snider, Shaqquan Aaron and JaQuan Lyle already has Louisville’s 2014 class ranked No. 2 in the country. The addition of a top notch big man could...

Pitino: Ware could back by October

Injured Louisville guard Kevin Ware could be back on the court by October. Cardinals coach Rick Pitino said Tuesday that he's encouraged by Ware's rehabilitation, which recently has included riding a stationary bicycle. Ware broke his right leg in a gruesome incident during Louisville's regional final victory over Duke and his injury became a rallying point in the Cardinals...

Luke Hancock Shooting Lights Out In Russia

Luke Hancock is one of three Louisville men’s and women’s basketball players representing the United States this summer. Montrezl Harrell won a gold medal on Sunday as the U19 U.S. Team claimed the 2013 FIBA World Championships. Lady Card Shoni Schimmel is competing for the USA World University Games women’s team. After multiple scrimmages and exhibition games, the USA’s...

Rick Pitino Loves His Backcourt

Despite losing arguably the best point guard in Louisville history, as the 2013-14 season approaches, Louisville fans are as excited about the backcourt as they’ve ever been. Chris Jones, Terry Rozier and Anton Gill have never played a division one college basketball game, but considering how highly regarded each player is, the expectations are high. With Kevin Ware, Russ Smith...

The Centerpiece Of The 2013 Final Four Court Will Hang In The Yum! Center

Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino and Dan Rivers of Northwestern Mutual conducted a press conference earlier this afternoon to discuss the plan for selling pieces of the 2013 Final Four court to raise money for pediatric cancer. “Immediately after the championship game, I approached the athletic department at the University of Louisville about doing something exciting...

Pitino bottles signed; Final Four chairs

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino will be signing 400 more of the commemorative Maker’s Mark Bottles and fans have a chance to purchase a chair used at the Final Four – signed. Check out all the details here.

JaQuan Lyle Is A Game Changing Recruit

Rick Pitino is currently in the process of assembling the best recruiting classes in the history of the Louisville basketball program. currently ranks the 2014 class as the second best in the country and the Louisville staff is still in very good shape with a couple of the best prospects in the country. Over the past couple of years, Louisville has had a lot of success...

Pitino starts evaluation period in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – The first day of the July evaluation period is complete and Cardinal Authority has a day one report for the University of Louisville. Where were Rick Pitino and his staff? Cardinal Authority has the scoop.

Podcast: Breaking Down The All Time Rick Pitino Louisville Team

If you missed Tuesday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. We had a fun show on Tuesday as we recapped Pitino’s comments about the team and the details about the pieces of the Final Four court that will be sold. The biggest topic on today’s show was breaking down the “All Time Rick Pitino Louisville Team....
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