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The Cardinal Connect:
The initial BCS rankings for the 2012 college football season were released on Sunday afternoon. For the first time since the 2006 season, Louisville was ranked in the top 25, coming in at No. 16.
Although there is still a lot of work to be done this year, being ranked No. 16 in the initial BCS poll is a big deal for the program. Its remarkable how quickly Charlie Strong has been able to get the program back where it belongs.
Louisville was one of three Big East teams currently ranked in the BCS standings. Surprisingly Rutgers is ranked No. 16, one spot ahead of Louisville. Cincinnati is ranked No. 21.
INITIAL BCS TOP 25
BEST OF MAXIM
With their 45-35 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon, Charlie Strong and the Cards became bowl eligible.Here is where some of the experts predict Louisville will be bowling this season.
Sugar Bowl: Georgia VS. Louisville
Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. New Orleans, La.
SEC vs. at-large
Orange Bowl: Louisville VS. Florida State
Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. Miami, Fla.
It wasn’t the best start, but overall, I think the Louisville football program had a very good afternoon. A 21-point third quarter pushed Charlie Strong and the Cardinals past Pittsburgh 45-35.
Not only did Louisville beat Pitt for the first time since 2007, they scored more points today than they have all season. The senseless penalties and poor special teams play had me concerned...
Had some doubts on this road trip, starting with the rental car with a license plate from Arkansas. Bad omen for a University of Louisville football fan.We would arrive in Pittsburgh five days later after a whirlwind tour of northern shores of Ohio and Pennsylvania, all bundled up, three to four layers the temperatures hovering between 35 and 40 degrees. Ready for anything, not really...
University of Louisville junior running back Senorise Perry was named Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. U of L coach Charlie Strong talked about Perry’s efforts, updated the media on some injuries and also said the Cardinals have to stay focused this week against South Florida.
There's a time and place for light shows, videos and thumping music.
Just not Saturday at Louisville's first scrimmage.
In fact, the atmosphere at KFC Yum! Center felt more like a midseason Big East Conference game than the public scrimmage it was, and that was no accident given the Cardinals' expectations of winning a national championship.
After losing to in-state...
Although JaQuan Lyle was in Louisville over the weekend, he didn’t get a chance to make it to the Red – White game on Saturday afternoon. Instead, Lyle, a 6-foot-4 combo guard from Evansville was participating in the John Lucas Camp at the Hoops basketball facility in East Louisville.
When asked about where Louisville stands in his recruitment, Lyles had positive things to say...
Photo: Michelle Hutchins UofL Athletics
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.
#2 Russ Smith: 6-foot, Guard, Junior
Louisville junior Luke Hancock scared some fans by sitting on the bench with ice on his shoulder in the final minutes of the Red-White scrimmage. But he said he's "just fine" after the Red team beat the White 74-58.