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Louisville-W. Kentucky Preview

Rick Pitino hopes Louisville received enough of a wake-up call from its last contest to prove beneficial in preparation for its only true non-conference road game. The veteran coach doesn't expect his undefeated No. 4 Cardinals to have an easy time Saturday when they look to continue their recent success over Western Kentucky. Amid its best start in three seasons and coming off a...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Louisville forward Akoy Agau will transfer after semester

  Louisville coach Rick Pitino has announced that reserve sophomore forward Akoy Agau will transfer after this semester. The 6-foot-8 Sudanese native has played in only three games after recovering from sports hernia surgery on July 29. Agau played in 19 contests last year but has fallen out of a frontcourt rotation featuring 6-10 veteran Mangok Mathiang and talented freshmen 6...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Forward Akoy Agau Will Transfer From Louisville

Photo: Pete Cautilli Rick Pitino and the Louisville basketball team will be losing a player for the second semester of the 2014-15 season. Eric Crawford of WDRB.com was the first to report that sophomore forward Akoy Agau will transfer from the Louisville program. Agau was one of four scholarship signees for Rick Pitino in 2013. The Omaha, NE., native was considered to be one of...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

F Akoy Agau will transfer from No. 4 Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville coach Rick Pitino has announced that reserve sophomore forward Akoy Agau will transfer after this semester. The 6-foot-8 Sudanese native has played in just three games after recovering from sports hernia surgery on July 29. Agau played in 19 contests last year but has fallen out of a frontcourt rotation featuring 6-10 veteran Mangok Mathiang and talented...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Louisville Forward Akoy Agau Will Transfer

Sophomore forward Akoy Agau has played his last game for the Louisville Cardinals and Rick Pitino, according to reports. The news was originally broken by WDRB sports columnist Eric Crawford.  News on the #UofL front: sophomore Akoy Agau is transfering from the program. — Eric Crawford (@ericcrawford) December 18, 2014 Agau has played a total of 11 minutes this season, and...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky will be highly motivated for Louisville

One constant over the years, with the University of Louisville going in and out of seven different conferences, has been the presence of Western Kentucky University on the basketball schedule. They’ve met 77 times since the series began in 1926. If fans should have learned anything over that span, it would be never to take Western Kentucky lightly. Despite the fact Louisville...
Via Louisville Card Game
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Linebacker James Burgess Will Return For Senior Season

Photo: Pete Cautilli On Thursday morning ESPN ACC blogger Andrea Adelson reported that Louisville junior linebacker James Burgess would return to school for his senior season next year. I wouldn’t consider this surprising news, however it is certainly good news. Burgess had a limited role in his true freshman season, but he got the starting nod during the 2012 season opener for...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Cardinals Betting Odds: 2014-15 Season

Betting odds for the Louisville Cardinals' 2014-15 season.
Via Gamedayr
3 days 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
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
14 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
16 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
17 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
20 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
24 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
25 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
28 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

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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