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A few weeks ago, we showed you renderings of a Louisville Cardinals race car that Brian Vickers would be driving in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway — he will actually be wearing a Louisville suit as well.
Well, today’s the day (the race got postponed last night due to rain) and we now get to see what the actual car looks like — check it out, courtesy of Nick Stover, director of social media for Louisville athletics:
Excited to watch @BrianLVickers in this @UofLsports car today @KySpeedway !! #L1C4 #YearoftheCardinal pic.twitter.com/CXPKcFaSxh
— Nick Stover (@ULFlyingCard) June 30, 2013
This is just the latest reminder of the Cards’ championship season — they now have their own commemorative Papa John’s pizza boxes, or they can just look at the championship banner that hangs in their practice facility.
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Charlie Strong may want to buy a lottery ticket this weekend. In regards to recruiting, Strong has had one of the best weeks since he’s been here at Louisville. Since Monday, Strong has landed six verbal commitments from the 2014 class.
On Saturday morning he landed a late addition to the 2013 class. James Hearns, a four star middle linebacker has signed a letter of intent with...
Rick Pitino’s 2014 recruiting class is absolutely loaded at this point. Although the Louisville still will still target front-court players in 2014, they’re all set at the guard position. Louisville’s three current commitments are all ranked in the top 36 in the country. JaQuan Lyle (12), Quentin Snider (29), and Shaqquan Aaron (36).
This is shaping up to be Rick Pitino’s...
Former Louisville center Zach Price has announced that he will transfer to the University of Missouri.
Price apparently signed paper work with the Missouri program while on a visit to the school over the weekend. He had previously visited Butler, Dayton and Purdue. Price was scheduled to take a visit to Minnesota, but that visit obviously won’t take place now.
Rick Pitino officially...
On Saturday evening, after the official 12-man roster for the United States team that will compete in the World University Games, the team conducted an intra-squad scrimmage at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
Louisville forward Luke Hancock was reportedly one of the top performers in the scrimmage. Hancock drained “seven or eight” 3-pointers, according...
Less than a week after taking an unofficial visit to Louisville, Sharieff Rhaheed, a four-star outside linebacker has de-committed from LSU. Rhaheed and his high school teammate Rashawn Shaw, a three star defensive end, took an unofficial visits to Louisville last Tuesday. Just three days later, Shaw gave Charlie Strong a verbal pledge. Rhaheed is expected to do the same. His decommitment...
Zach Price announced a while ago that he was planning to transfer schools. After visiting schools like Dayton and Purdue, Zach Price finally decided on Missouri and Frank Haith. Price announced his decision to the world via twitter.
With the signing of the former Louisville big man, Haith has pulled in his second transfer of the offseason. Last month former Baylor guard Duece...
The secondary is an area that Charlie Strong and his staff have focused on with both the 2013 and 2014 recruiting classes. Louisville added three defensive backs in 2013 and they currently have verbal commitments from five DB’s in the 2014 class.
Andre Godfrey, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound, safety from Hollywood, FL., may be Louisville’s current top target for defensive backs in 2014...
How do you celebrate a National Championship? Just ask Rick Pitino. Since the win over Michigan in April, Coach Pitino has been living life like the knob is broke. From getting his first tattoo, to owning a horse running in the Kentucky Derby, to big game fishing, the man has done it all this offseason. Capped off by his recent ESPY nomination, here’s a look at the bucket list...
University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong has added a late piece to the Class of 2013 recruiting class. Tallahassee, Fla., Lincoln linebacker James Hearns has signed to play for the Cardinals. Cardinal Authority has the latest.
Round and round they go.
All University of Louisville fans will be NASCAR enthusiasts Saturday, closely following Brian Vickers who starts in the nine position in the Quaker State 400.
And they will probably adopt Vickers as their favorite NASCAR driver from here on out, collecting all his stuff for their man caves. An integral part of the collection of mementos from the 2013 NCAA...
• Joe Gibbs Racing driver Brian Vickers secured an 11th place starting spot for Friday night’s Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway, the 15th of 33 races on the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule. Vickers initially reported that his No. 20 Dollar General Toyota was too tight in the center.
• The field ran under green flag conditions until lap 52 when the first of...
University of Louisville senior basketball player Luke Hancock capped an emotional week on Saturday by being named to the USA Basketball World University Games team. Hancock spoke with Cardinal Authority before heading to Russia.
Head Coach Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinal football program is off to a fast start for the class of 2014. Strong and company are sitting on 20 verbal commitments head lined by signal caller Reggie Bonnafon.
Head coach Charlie Strong and the rest of the Louisville staff recruits the state of Florida as hard as anyone in the country. Strong and crew have nine verbal commitments and George Rushing is one of them.
So much for NASCAR and keeping up with Brian Vickers in the UofL national championship-branded car, in fourth place with less than 10 laps to go, tire blowing, scraping into a wall.
Not a bad day overall, though, the car earning $86,320, winding up 31st in the final standings.
Good exposure leading up to the race. Not much after starting the engines. TV coverage was focused on the...