Found May 10, 2013 on Crystal Ball Run:
(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports) After spending the last five days reviewing the new “American,” it’s time for the Crystal Ball Run staff to make their conference championship picks. Allen Kenney’s Take: The lack of stability within the membership of the Conference Formerly Known as the Big East fits with the outlook for the league in 2013. The default strategy for projecting out to the next season - what happened last year - doesn't really apply. The only real certainty to me is that Louisville is the class of The American. The only question for the Cards: Will an upstart like Central Florida or Houston spoil their undefeated dreams? Champ: Louisville MVP: Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville Coach of the Year: Charlie Strong Andy Coppens’ Take: The American… more like the Island of misfit football teams, am I right people? O.k., lame joke aside I think people are vastly underrating the potential that this league has to be a player in 2013. For this league to...

Charlie Strong Lands Two Wide Receivers

The Louisville football program picked up their thirteenth and fourteenth verbal commitments from the 2014 class over the weekend. Charlie Strong received a verbal commitment from three-star wide receiver George Rushing Friday night. Isaiah Ford, also a three-star receiver, made his verbal pledge to Louisville on Saturday afternoon. Rushing, a 6-foot, 180-pound Fort Lauderdale, FL...

Despite A Weak Schedule, Louisville Football Will Still Have Opportunities To Shine

The only thing not to be overly excited about for this year’s Louisville football team is their schedule. On the brink of what could possibly be the best season in the program’s history, Charlie Strong’s squad isn’t expected to have much competition. I personally think that the schedule isn’t exactly as bad as some make it out to be, but the bottom line is, if you want...

Rick Pitino caught 80-pound marlin with his friends on trip

Rick Pitino is just a month removed from winning his first national championship as the Louisville Cardinals head coach and he seems to still be on a hot streak.  During his first time marlin fishing with his friends in the Bahamas, he managed to catch an 80-pound marlin.  Seems like Rick Pitino and his buddies are just natural born fishermen. Rick Pitino said he was taking a group...

Five Star Forward Trey Lyles Hearing From Louisville Every Week

One of the top targets for Rick Pitino’s 2014 recruiting class is 6-foot-10, 245-pound forward Trey Lyles. Pitino had an in home visit the Lyles in late April following Louisville’s national championship. According to Lyles, the visit went great. At this time, it doesn’t seem like the Indianapolis native has any favorites, but Louisville is definitely in the mix. Lyles tells...

Fish On: Rick Pitino caught an 80-pound marlin in the Bahamas (photo)

Yeah, it’s safe to say that it’s a pretty good deal being Rick Pitino. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that it hasn’t been that way for a long time, but fresh off leading the Louisville Cardinals to national championship, the basketball coach apparently hooked and lugged in a monster 80-pound white marlin during a recent fishing expedition in the Bahamas. It’s a good gig...

ESPN First Take on Teddy Bridgewater

In Mel Kiper Jr’s latest 2014 draft predictions, he predicted Teddy Bridgewater to be picked 2nd overall behind South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney.  This included him being picked over Heisman winner Johnny Manziel. Kiper saying that Bridgewater will be picked over Manziel sparked a lot of debate among the media.  Many people agreed that Bridgewater is a better NFL prospect...

Stephen A. Smith Isn’t Impressed With Teddy Bridgewater

Earlier today on ESPN’s First Take, the crew got into a round-table discussion about the top quarterback in college football next season. The conversation was basically started around Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, last year’s Heisman Trophy winner, being ranked behind Teddy Bridgewater on Mel Kiper’s Big Board. For whatever reason, the folks at ESPN thought it would be...

Rick Pitino Caught An 80-Pound Marlin

Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino’s 2013 has been like Bishop Pickering’s golf roun…
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