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The Cardinal Connect:
Pete Roussel, a former college football coach who now owns and operates CoachingSearch.com, doesn’t think much of this year’s Louisville football team. Mr. Roussel appears to be of the opinion that Charlie Strong’s team may be underrated. Roussel published his big upset picks for the 2013 season and has Louisville getting upset not once, but twice. Below is an excerpt.
Kentucky over Louisville - September 14 in Lexington
Neal Brown, the fastest play-caller in the nation, will try to spread out the Cardinals’ defense, so they become soft. Kentucky’s DJ Eliot is one of several coordinators in college football that will call plays for the first time this season. Indications are that this one will be a high scoring game. Kentucky must find a ways to get a couple of big stops. An early takeaway would help. Remember that Mark Stoops has nothing to lose early in his head coaching tenure, so the Wildcats will be ready to steal a possession with gain momentum.
Ohio over Louisville - Se...
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Less than 24-hours after losing a commitment from his 2014 recruiting class, Charlie Strong has added another one. Zykiesis Cannon, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound cornerback from Greenville, S.C., verbally pledged to Louisville early on Monday morning. He camped at Louisville on June 15.
Cannon is rated as a three-star prospect. He also holds scholarship offers from Boston College, Georgia...
If you missed Monday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. After five days off I made my return to the airwaves on Monday to talk about Charlie Strong’s big day on the recruiting trail. We also talked about the Louisville hoops team heading to the ESPYs.
Rick Pitino has landed his third commitment from the 2014 class. JaQuan Lyle, a five-star guard from Evansville, IN., sent Rick Pitino a text message on Wednesday afternoon informing him that he was going to be a Cardinal. Lyle has been one of Louisville’s top targets in the 2014 class for nearly two years. He chose the Cardinals over Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, UCLA...
The father of Louisville basketball guard Luke Hancock has died after a three-year battle with cancer.
William Hancock, 70, died in his bed in the family's Roanoke County home at about 7:30 a.m. Monday, said his wife, Van Hancock. The family was at his side except for Luke, she said, because he was on his to Colorado to attend USA Basketball's tryouts for the World University...
Louisville forward Chane Behanan returned to his hometown of Cincinnati over the weekend to participate in the infamous Deveroes/City Gear Summer League.
The Deveroes league has been the premier summer league in the Cincinnati area for many years. With numerous professional players returning to the Cincinnati area and joining players from major Division I College programs such as...
In just sixteen minutes of action last night for the U19 U.S. National Team, Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell led all scorers with 13-points as Team USA defeated the Czech Republic team 97-51 in an exhibition game.
Harrell also grabbed six rebounds, collected two steals and was a perfect six-of-six from the floor. Florida’s Michael Frazier also chipped in with 13-points. All twelve...
Cliff Alexander, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound, center from Chicago, IL., recently trimmed his list to ten. Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals are one of the ten teams that the Windy City native says he is currently considering.
Kansas, Arizona, Baylor, DePaul, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis and Michigan State are the other nine schools that Alexander is listing.
With the University of Louisville having captured its third NCAA tournament, some wonder whether the University will decide to retire a player’s number.
Like maybe the No. 3 on jerseys worn by point guard Peyton Siva? Or the No. 2 belonging to Russ Smith?
No. 2 may have a shot.
The answer in Siva’s case is probably not despite the indispensable role he played in the championship...
Fortunately, I never saw the bone sticking out of Kevin Ware’s leg. Hopefully never will, unless it’s accidental while viewing replays of the University of Louisville basketball team’s NCAA win over Duke. If that does happen, there will probably be one more grown man crying.
Watching his steady improvement, his desire to get back to the skill level before the injury, will be...
Add JaQuan Lyle to the University of Louisville’s 2014 class.
Five-star JaQuan Lyle. Chose UofL over Florida, Tennessee and Indiana.
The 6-foot-4 combo guard averaged 27 points, 13 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game as a junior at Evansville Bosse High School.
Told ESPN a recent unofficial visit to Louisville sealed his decision.
“We clicked a lot, but that last visit...
It’s been a big week in recruiting for both the football and basketball programs at the University of Louisville. Earlier this week Charlie Strong landed two big time commitments and yesterday Rick Pitino landed his highest rated recruit in five years. That trend continued on Thursday morning as Charlie Strong landed his 17th commitment from the 2014 class.
Just two days after...
It was a real good day for Rick Pitino as one of his top targets picked the Cardinals.
If you missed Wednesday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. On today’s show we talked about the big commitment from JaQuan Lyle and how Pitino is putting together his best class in his tenure at Louisville. Don’t forget you can listen live everyday on 1450 AM.
A pair of highly sought after teammates are visiting Louisville on Tuesday. The duo made the trip from the Sunshine State to visit with Charlie Strong and learn more about what the Cardinals program has to offer.
Three-star DE/LB prospect Rashawn Shaw of Fort Pierce (Fla) Central made the trip north to visit Louisville this week and he tells Cardinal Authority that the experience has put Charlie Strong's program on top.