Louisville’s Luke Hancock, Mike Marra And Michigan’s Spike Albrecht Bet Dinner On CWS, Compare Rings

Louisville and Michigan face off in the College World Series today, and basketball players from the two schools are looking to put a fun wager on the game. Former Cardinal sharpshooter Mike Marra tweeted at Michigan guard Spike Albrecht to inquire about his interest. Louisville vs. Michigan baseball game right now… What’s the bet @SpikeAlbrecht?? — Mike Marra (@Mikemarra33...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Revisiting & Reflecting On Louisville’s 2013 National Championship

Photo: Associated PressExactly two years ago today, the University of Louisville Cardinal basketball program won their third national championship. Feel like it was yesterday, right? On this exact day, April, 8, for the rest of my life, there is a good chance that I’ll watch the 2013 national championship game in it’s entirety. As a fan, I feel like this is something that I...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Keatts Had A Bigger Impact On The Louisville Program Than Most Know

Photo. UNCW Athletics Former Louisville assistant coach Kevin Keatts will return to the KFC Yum! Center on Sunday evening as his UNC-Wilmington Seahawks take on the Cardinals. Keatts is in his debut season as the head coach at UNC-Wilmington after spending three years as an assistant under Rick Pitino. The infamous Pitino coaching tree speaks for itself. More than twenty former...
Via The Cardinal Connect
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinal Connect Basketball Previews: Bold Predictions

As we countdown the hours until the 2014-15 college basketball season officially starts, the crew from The Cardinal Connect will be bringing you a series of preview posts. This morning we will take a look at this year’s bold predictions. Nick Coffey  -  This Will Be Pitino’s Best Shooting Team In A Long Time Photo: Pete Cautilli Rick Pitino is one of the first coaches to...
Via The Cardinal Connect
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers vs. Louisville Preview

Well here we go.  Nothing like hitting the ground running someone said once probably.  Friday brings the coolest opener the Gophers have ever participated in when they take on #8 Louisville in Puerto Rico. Louisville has basically turned into a basketball machine and this year should be more of the same, but there are some questions, particularly in the back court.  Russdiculous...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Any Given Thursday: Louisville’s Clash with FSU Comes at Perfect Time  

Photo: Pete Cautilli People may roll their eyes, but many of us don’t just believe…they know that certain things in sports are magical. It may be an incredible turn of events, like Luke Hancock draining four threes in a little over two minutes. It can be a singular moment like when Henry Miller scampered 25 yards on the second play of overtime to upset fourth ranked Florida...
Via The Cardinal Connect
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The Memphis Grizzlies Have Waived Luke Hancock

Photo: NBA Getty Images The Memphis Grizzlies announced on Monday evening that they’ve waived former Louisville sharp-shooter Luke Hancock. The former Cardinal signed a training camp deal with the Grizzlies at the end of August. Here is a release from the team. The Memphis Grizzlies waived guard Luke Hancock, the team announced today. Hancock (6-6, 200) recorded two points in...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Hancock Has Signed A One Year Non-guaranteed Deal With The Memphis Grizzlies

Photo – Pete Cautilli Despite not hearing his name called during the 2014 NBA Draft in late June, it turns out former Louisville Cardinal sharp shooter Luke Hancock will have an opportunity to make an NBA roster for the 2014-15 season. Shams Charania of was the first to report the news that Hancock has signed a one year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. The deal is not...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Hancock Reaches One-Year Deal With Grizzlies

Luke Hancock, a clutch championship shooter at Louisville, has reached agreement on a one-year, league-minimum contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told RealGM. Hancock, 24, went undrafted in June after playing two collegiate years at George Mason and his final two for Rick Pitino. As the Most Outstanding Player in the 2013 NCAA tournament, Hancock propelled Louisville...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Hancock Making The Most Of His Opportunity With The Rockets

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect Russ Smith and Peyton Siva aren’t the only former Cardinals who are making the most of their NBA Summer League Appearances. On Sunday afternoon, Luke Hancock put together a very solid performance for the Houston Rockets in the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League. In just 13-minutes, Hancock scored nine points on 3-of-6 shooting from behind the...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Summer League Magic Player Preview: Luke Hancock

The 2014 Orlando Summer League begins Saturday. We’ll be taking a look at some of the Magic’s squad invitees. The list is subject to change, but there are currently 19 men on Orlando’s roster. You already know about Victor Oladipo, Dewayne Dedmon, and last year’s second round selection Romero Osby who is back after being cut before the ’13-’14 season began and spending...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Here’s An Awesome Louisville Wedding Cake

College sports-themed wedding cakes appear to be all the rage these days. We’ve seen beautifully decorated cakes in honor of Auburn, Alabama, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Georgia, and a number of other big-time programs. Today, via former Cardinals sharpshooter Luke Hancock, we’ve got one from a Louisville couple. Hancock put out an Instagram photo of a cake in the shape of the school’s...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Hancock Will Play For The Magic & The Rockets In The NBA Summer Leagues

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect Despite having workouts with multiple NBA teams, former Louisville sharp-shooter Luke Hancock did not hear his name called on Thursday night. Hancock met and worked out with Boston, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Orlando leading up to the draft. Luke received mostly positive reviews following his workouts, it was a long-shot for him to be drafted....
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville Basketball NBA Draft History

Jeff Zelevansky | Getty Images Three former Louisville Cardinals are officially entered in tonight’s NBA Draft – Russ Smith, Luke Hancock and Chane Behanan. Realistically speaking, Smith is the only one that appears to have a legitimate shot at hearing his name called. Hancock and Behanan both had workouts with multiple NBA teams, but will likely end up signing on with a team...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Louisville Cardinal Luke Hancock Trolls Michigan Fans

If not for the play of Luke Hancock, the Michigan men’s basketball team probably would have been national champions in 2013.  The 2013 NCAA Tournament’s title game featured the Wolverines and Louisville. Hancock, a former Cardinal guard who completed his collegiate career this year, scored 22 points in that contest. The 6-foot-6 forward, off the bench, went 5 of 6 from the field–including...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Hancock Has Worked Out With The Jazz & 76ers; He Has More Workouts Scheduled

Photo | @UtahJazz Former Louisville sharp-shooter Luke Hancock has worked out for at least two NBA teams this past week. On Wednesday he shared a photo of his Philadelphia 76ers workout jersey via his Instagram account. On Friday Hancock was one of multiple players working out with the Utah Jazz. Below is his interview with the Salt Lake City media. According to
Via The Cardinal Connect
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Sporting News Has Louisville Hoops At No. 7 In Their Preseason Rankings

Kevin Cox – Getty Images When it comes to 2014-15 college basketball preseason rankings, The Sporting News is a little late to the party, but better late than never, I suppose. Earlier this week SN released their top 25 for next season and have Louisville at No. 7. Below Sporting News senior college basketball writer Mike DeCourcey’s write-up on the Cards. Likely strengths: College...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

1,700 success stories in UofL’s graduation class of 2014

University of Louisville basketball fans will remember the class of 2014 for Russ Smith, Luke Hancock, Tim Henderson and Stephan Van Treese, a class that won a national championship, went to the Final Four three times, and won more games than any other class in the school’s history. Tim Henderson and Russ Smith prepare for commencement ceremonies. Many of the same fans will remember...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Louisville In The Mix For West Virginia Transfer Eron Harris? It’s A Mystery

Cooper Neill |Getty Images The Louisville basketball program has had success with transfers in recent years. Chris Smith (Manhattan) and Luke Hancock (George Mason) both had integral roles on Final Four teams after joining the Cardinal program. The list of NCAA division one college basketball players that are transferring is at an all time high. Most players are taking advantage...
Via The Cardinal Connect
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Slots Louisville At No. 11 In Their Updated Fab 50 For 2014-15

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect Now that  the NBA early entry draft deadline has come and gone and all of the highly rated incoming freshmen have made their college decisions, it’s a lot easier to accurately predict the college hoops landscape next season. Jeff Goodman of updated his “Fab 50″ for 2014-15. He has Louisville just outside of the top ten at No...
Via The Cardinal Connect
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes get marquee game at Louisville

The annual ACC-Big Ten Challenge will bring Ohio State an early-season marquee game on Dec. 2 at Louisville. The Cardinals, national champions in 2013 and a Sweet 16 team a year ago, play their first ACC season in 2014-15. Though Russ Smith and Luke Hancock departed, big man Montrezl Harrell chose to return to school and Louisville should again be a preseason top-20 (and likely higher...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Hancock Has NBA Plans

David Manning – USA Today Sports Not every college basketball star has a predictable future. Some guys are elite at the college level and their game translates well to the NBA. However, there are other guys who are great at the college level, but aren’t projected to fit at the next level. Despite being the Most Outstanding Player in the 2013 Final Four, Luke Hancock’s name...
Via The Cardinal Connect
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Season ends but ACC beckons, a new dawn for Louisville

Take a while, absorb the fact that the both University of Louisville basketball teams are out of the NCAA tournaments. Yes, UofL fans are on the outside looking in at Final Four time, as are 600-plus other schools. At the end of the season, only two teams go home without a loss. It’s a bummer but that’s life, with all its ups and downs. Really makes one appreciate what Rick Pitino...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Henderson, Luke Hancock & Stephan Van Treese Will Have An Autograph Signing Friday

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect On Friday evening, Louisville’s own Luke Hancock, Stephan Van Treese and Tim Henderson will be greet fans and sign autographs at the Towne Mall in Elizabethtown from 6-8 PM. As I’m sure you’re aware, it’s very common for players who have used up all of their eligibility to participate in autograph signings and meet & greets to make...
Via The Cardinal Connect
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Recruit & Return: Looking Ahead To Next Season

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect The college basketball crew at ESPN have been publishing “Recruit & Return” features for each team whose season has come to an end in the NCAA Tournament. Unfortunately, Louisville become one of those teams over the weekend. Below is an excerpt from ESPN’s Insider Reggie Rankin’s write-up on who Louisville loses and who they’ll...
Via The Cardinal Connect
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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