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Will Charlie Strong give Michael Dyer a second chance?
Dyer has spoken with Strong about playing at the University of Louisville. But despite some chatter on local message boards indicating otherwise, there’s no indication that Strong has assigned him any locker space.
Dyer has been out of college football for a year after being dismissed by Auburn where he rushed for 1,000-plus yards during this freshman and sophomore seasons. He was selected as most valuable player after piling up 143 yards in Auburn’s 22-19 win over Oregon in the national championship game in 2011.
Auburn sent Dyer packing after he failed a drug test and admitted that four teammates had used his gun in robbery in March 2011. From there Dyer transferred to Arkansas State where he was dismissed a few months later after being cited for driving 96 miles per hour and an unloaded gun was found in his possession.
He then enrolled at Arkansas Baptist College where USA Today reported he compiled a 3.6 grade-point average last fall, a 3.337 GPA in spring 2013 and a 4.00 GPA in the summer session last month. He was mentored personally by Fitz Hill, the college president, who met with Dyer at least twice weekly to monitor his progress. Hill vouches for Dyer based on what he accomplished at Arkansas Baptist.
Time is obviously an issue with the beginning of fall practice scheduled for Aug. 4. However, Charlie Strong is going to be very deliberate before he extends a scholarship, wanting to be certain that the young man is capable of meeting the standards expected of him. The last thing Strong wants is an individual who would distract from he has built here.
The outcome is also important to Tom Jurich and the perception of the University’s overall athletic program,which is coming off its best year ever. That reputation was built on honesty and integrity. The decision had better be the right one.
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On Sunday afternoon Charlie Strong and the Louisville football program landed their second commitment of the weekend.
On Saturday, Devin Pike, a three star tight end from Cincinnati gave Louisville a verbal commitment. On Sunday afternoon, Terry Ramsey, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound, defensive end from Clayton, OH., verbally pledged to Louisville.
Ramsey made the decision to commit to Louisville...
Louisville head coach Charlie Strong and Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops both met and spoke to the media on Wednesday afternoon at the annual Governor’s Cup Luncheon. Below is a brief recap of Charlie Strong’s comments.
Coach Strong opened the press conference by saying that last year’s success will not determine this year’s success. He also went on to talk about how his...
For the University of Louisville the Tight End position appears to finally have an opportunity to have some depth. However, some newcomers will have to prove themselves and the lone returner with major minutes from last season will have to show improvement.
Gerald Christian is currently listed as the back-up in the second slot on the depth chart that was recently released. ...
It’s been around 48-hours since the “Michael Dyer to Louisville” speculation started heating up. Unfortunately, 48-hours later we don’t have much of an update.
At this point, what we do know is that Michael Dyer is looking for a school to play for. However, both sides are not openly talking about the situation.
I can’t officially confirm this because the university isn’t...
The national championship Louisville Cardinals basketball team has taken over D.C. — Pitino and the players have been touring the White House and even brought President Obama a custom jersey. As if all of this isn’t hard enough for Kentucky fans, the commander-in-chief took an extra shot at the Wildcats.
While congratulating Louisville on its third national championship, Obama...
The Louisville Cardinals 2013 basketball national championship rings are crazy slick. We personally like the diamond in the bird's eye in the middle. Classy touch.
Yesterday, the Louisville Cardinals received their sparkling championship rings from their April run to the national title. Today, the squad gets to tour the White House, and they even brought President Obama a custom Louisville jersey. Apparently the tour isn’t that exciting though — Gorgui Dieng snapped this photo of former teammate Chane Behanan: Chane is sleeping at the...
Sophomore fullback Tyler Sharp had opportunities to play elsewhere, but the product of Louisville Butler chose to chase his dream of playing for the Cardinals. Now the walk-on finds himself atop the depth chart heading into fall camp.
Earlier today, the Louisville Cardinals received their championship rings for winning the NCAA tournament. Not to be outdone, the ECU Pirates received their rings for winning the CIT — yes, the highly-respected College Invitational Tournament.
The rings are pretty sick:
CIT championship rings are in for @ecupiratehoops ! pic.twitter.com/uzY7cI8Tq0
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The Louisville men's basketball team will be visiting the White House on Tuesday, and when they do, they'll be rocking some brand new bling.
On Monday, the Cardinals received their national championship rings, commemorating the team's 82-76 win over Michigan in the title game in April. And as you might expect, they are very gaudy:
Louisville MBB players receiving their...
Yesterday we showed you Louisville’s new championship rings. Today, the players get to show them off to President Obama.
The team is on its way to the White House and is bringing the president a gift. Dan Dry, who is traveling with the Cardinals, tweeted out this Instagram photo of Rick Pitino holding up a custom Louisville jersey for Obama:
It looks like...
University of Louisville guard Russ Smith with represent the United States with a 12-member basketball squad of collegiate players in an international competition in Europe this week. The team, named the East Coast All Stars, will compete against foreign players on national teams from Belarus, Estonia, and the Slovak Republic in the 2013 Four Nations Cup in Tallinn, Estonia on July 25-27.
Louisville commit JaQuan Lyle announced via his Twitter account earlier this evening that he will transfer from Evansville Bosse High School and finish his prep career at Huntington Prep in Huntington, W.V.
Lyle is one of the three current commitments for Rick Pitino in the 2014 class. The 6-foot-4 combo guard is ranked as the 12th best player in the 2014 class. His commitment in...
If you weren’t able to watch the live ceremony earlier today as President Barack Obama honored the 2013 National Championship Louisville basketball team, here is some video footage courtesy of ESPN. Stay tuned to The Cardinal Connect as we’ll have much more coverage from the White House later today.
Russ Smith, sure to be a hit at the White House, won’t be there when the University of Louisville basketball team meets with the President on Tuesday.
According to the New York Daily News, Russ will will join other top college players in a program that sends Div. 1 kids to Europe each summer to play against foreign national teams.
The Louisville star is determined to improve his...