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Louisville Offensive Lineman Ryan Mack Is Transferring

Photo: USA Today With the NCAA not requiring players to sit out a year after transferring as long as they’ve graduated, the college athletics transfer rate is at an all time high. We’ve learned that Louisville is one of the latest programs to have a player to transfer. Junior right tackle Ryan Mack will transfer from Louisville when the 2014 winter semester is completed. Mack...
Via The Cardinal Connect
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

An In Depth Look At Louisville’s Poor Shooting Percentage

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II Louisville’s offensive output has been the source of criticism since the out-start of this new season.  “Lack of identity” is what one will most commonly hear whenever a discussion of Louisville’s offensive production is being had. People typically look at shooting percentages and draw their conclusion from the singular statistic. While shooting...
Via The Cardinal Connect
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

No. 20 Louisville preparing for Belk Bowl

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville players' resolve to overcome challenges is one reason coach Bobby Petrino is excited about the program's fourth consecutive bowl appearance. The No. 20 Cardinals (9-3) had to replace quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and that was before a preseason foot injury to star receiver DeVante Parker further complicated matters. Louisville has played three quarterbacks...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Cardinals Betting Odds: 2014-15 Season

Betting odds for the Louisville Cardinals' 2014-15 season.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Harrell’s Comments Reveal the Cloud of Kentucky Looming Large

Photo: Brad Penner – USA TODAY It’s the same thought I’ve had throughout every single Louisville game. Will this work against Kentucky? I’ve even watched Kentucky games with a similar thought process.  How we will defend this? Every result, every statistic, and even every possession I have viewed through these lenses, analyzed for use to support and defend what could happen...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Remains At No. 4 In Both Polls

Photo: Andy Lyons – Getty Images With wins over Indiana and UNC-Wilmington last week, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals remain at No. 4 in both the AP Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll. Louisville will be back in action on Saturday at Western Kentucky. ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25 1. Kentucky 2. Duke 3. Arizona 4. Louisville 5. Wisconsin 6. Virginia 7. Villanova 8. Gonzaga...
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: Players of the Week Announced 12/15

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Louisville junior Montrezl Harrell has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season, while NC State’s Caleb Martin was selected the ACC Rookie of the Week in a vote by a select media panel. Harrell, also named the National Player of the Week by CBSSports.com, averaged 20.0 points, 14...
Via SCACC Hoops
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Montrezl Harrell Showed Extreme Leadership With Passionate Plea To His Teammates Following UNCW Win

Despite getting a double-digit win on Sunday night over UNC-Wilmington, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino wasn’t very happy with his team’s performance. In his post-game press conference that lasted less than two minutes, Pitino said his team was “hunting points” and that UNC-Wilmington outplayed them. It turns out Pitino wasn’t the only one upset with Louisville’s performance...
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino: They will pay a price

Coach Rick Pitino is not happy. Practice sessions are going to be even more grueling for members of the University of Louisville basketball team following a sluggish 68-57 over North Carolina Wilmington. Too much freelancing, players looking for shots instead of open teammates, not respecting the opponent until an 11-point lead is whittled down to two points with less than seven...
Via Louisville Card Game
3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Blackmon Jr Baptizes Montrezl Harrell

James Blackmon Jr of Indiana brought the hammer down on Montrezl Harrell during Louisville’s 94-74 victory over IU. They have have lost the game, but the Hoosiers had a highlight. That’s .. something.
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville in a groove, dispatches Indiana 94-74

One wonders where the offense is going to come from with the University of Louisville making it back to Madison Square Garden for a showdown with a good three-point shooting Indiana basketball team. Rick Pitino’s teams have always defied being stereotyped, especially this one which had been shooting inconsistently, muchless hitting three’s. They would put that behind them, putting...
Via Louisville Card Game
8 days ago  |  Discuss

UK Hoops uses furious second-half rally to upend Louisville Cardinals

The No. 13 UK Hoops team rallied in the second half to outscore the Louisville Cardinals by a 48-26 margin to win 77-68. The first half of the game resembled that of the game played on this same court two years ago, when the Cats were down by as many as 14 points before rallying to win that day. Lat […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville toys with FIU, but still looking for direction

A few thoughts after a frantic, almost directionless, but inevitable 82-57 win for the University of Louisville basketball team over Florida International: –UofL is lacking a leader right now, a player who can assess the situation, take charge, communicate what needs to be done, demand, expect and trust his teammates to follow through. Just having the ability to get to the basket...
Via Louisville Card Game
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State vs. Louisville: A game of differing styles

The identity of Rick Pitino teams holds true for this new Louisville squad: The Cardinals once again possess athletic defenders who close off passing lanes and revel in a high-energy, helter-skelter style of basketball. The victim Tuesday night was Ohio State, a team which — unlike Louisville — thrived in settled halfcourt situations. The Cardinals’ relentless defense —...
Via The Student Section
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell another Louisville Central basketball player who went elsewhere

D’Angelo Russell D’Angelo Russell is another one of those Central High School players who showed no interest in playing his college basketball at the University of Louisville. He’s a 6-foot-5 freshman who will be a starting guard for Ohio State when the teams tip off at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday at the KFC Yum! Center. Russell joins a list from basketball greats from Central that includes...
Via Louisville Card Game
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Thinks Tonight’s Game vs. Ohio State Should Produce Best Atmosphere In History Of Louisville’s Arena, Downplays Kentucky Atsmophere

Louisville basketball’s home arena, the KFC Yum! Center, is currently in its fifth season of operation. It’s played host to quite a few memorable contests in that short time, including a couple Louisville-Kentucky games.  Rick Pitino thinks tonight’s game against Ohio State could produce the best atmosphere in the history of the Cardinals’ home confines.  Rick Pitino thinks...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Bolin no longer a mystery, leads Louisville past Kentucky

Kentucky apparently spent every waking minute the past two weeks studying the tendencies of University of Louisville quarterback Reggie Bonnafon, knowing what he was going to do before he did. The UofL freshman was out of sorts, running for his life on every possession. Bonnafon still holding the ball too long, getting sacked twice for losses of eight and nine yards. Completng only...
Via Louisville Card Game
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino played ‘four white guys and an Egyptian’ to not embarrass Savannah State

Louisville defeated Savannah State on Monday night in a game that looked like it featured a Division-1 NCAA team playing a local high school. The final score was 87-26. It took Savannah State nearly 16 minutes to score a single point, and Louisville led 41-7 going into halftime. It could have been worse. There was...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Basketball Held Savannah State To 7 Points In The First Half, Tigers Are 2-Of-26 From The Field

Rick Pitino’s Louisville program is known for its smothering pressure defense, and it is on a whole different level tonight against Savannah State. Louisville outscored the Tigers 41-7 in the first half. It is not that uncommon for a power program to keep a team to 30 or 40 points in a game, but single digits in a half? That is impressive.   As a team, Louisville has six blocks...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Test Your Louisville Basketball Knowledge With Our Weekly Quiz (11/21)

Think you know all there is to know about Louisville Cardinals basketball? Let’s find out. Take our weekly 10-question quiz and see how your fandom compares to that of other Louisville fans around the globe.
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell throws down a monster alley-oop

In the battle of the Pitino’s last night, it was Louisville that came out the victory 81-68. Check out this alley-oop that Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell finished off (Harris also finished with 30 points on 9 of 12 shooting and 9 of 10 from the charity stripe). Montrezl Harrell is starting off the regular season with a bang » http://t.co/yT8pJZ3B3h #ArmedForcesClassic on ESPN...
Via The Student Section
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Deceased Louisville Cheerleader Died In Football Player’s Apartment

Deceased Louisville Cardinals cheerleader Dani Cogswell has been confirmed to have died in a football player's apartment over the summer.
Via Gamedayr
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Gardner Thanks Fans For Reaching Out After News That He Would Miss Rest Of Season

Earlier today, we learned the unfortunate news that Louisville quarterback Will Gardner would miss the remainder of the season. To his credit, Gardner seems to be keeping his head up, and took to Twitter today to thank his fans for their support. I would like to thank everyone that has reached out to me, it really means a lot and God has a plan for everything!! — Will Gardner...
Via College Spun
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Louisville QB Will Gardner Will Miss The Rest Of The Season With Knee Injury

This season has been up-and-down for Louisville sophomore quarterback Will Gardner. The Cardinals starter has played well when healthy, throwing for 1,669 yards and 12 touchdowns to just three interceptions. However, injuries have plagued Gardner this season, and now he is being shut down for the year due to a knee injury, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. Louisville QB Will...
Via College Spun
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick McSweeney plays for Bellarmine against Louisville; Another reason why sports are awesome

Sometimes the sports that we love play the role of a platform. And when they do so, we move the spotlight away from the ball and instead focus on something of much greater importance. And that is exactly what happened on Sunday afternoon at the KFC Yum! Center. The story of Sunday’s exhibition between Louisville and Bellmarine was Patrick McSweeney. A 15-year old boy that has...
Via StraitPinkie.com
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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