New faces, new roles at Louisville scrimmage

Russ Smith, Luke Hancock and Stephan Van Treese have moved on, taking with them all their experience, all those record-setting wins, including two Final Four appearances and a national championship. Basketball is back at the University of Louisville, with a lot of new faces at Sunday’s Red-White Scrimmage. So many of them at both ends of the court, making a printed copy of the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephan Van Treese Will Play Professionally In Japan

Mark Humphrey – Associated Press Former Louisville fan favorite Stephan Van Treese didn’t hear his name called in June’s NBA Draft and isn’t participating in any of the NBA’s summer leagues. However, that as of Thursday evening, the beloved SVT is a professional basketball player. Two Points Basketball, the agency that represents Van Treese Tweeted out this photo of the...
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July 11, 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

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...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan Fiction Super Hero Series: Stephan Van Treese As The Janitorman – Episode 1

Each week throughout the off-season I plan to bring our readers a “fan fiction” story. This week we’ll document the infamous beef between the Van Treese family and Memphis head coach Josh Pastner. If you choose to believe that this story is factual rather than fiction, there will be no judgment from me. Once known as a sweet basketball playing Hoosier from Indianapolis, Indiana...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville Comes In At No. 21 In The Early CBS Sports 2014-15 Preseason Rankings

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect With the 2013-14 college basketball season now in the books, the national outlets are right on cue with the entirely too early rankings for the 2014-15 season. CBS Sports released their Top 25 and one on Tuesday morning with Louisville coming in at No. 21. 2014-15 Ridiculously Early Preseason Top 25 (and one) 1. DUKE 2. ARIZONA 3. WISCONSIN...
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April 08, 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...
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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...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville Basketball Says Goodbye To Its Season And Four Seniors

It’s the end of an era for the Louisville Cardinals (via bustingbrackets) The Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team saw its season come to an end in the Sweet Sixteen and when the final buzzer sounded, five players had played their last game in Cardinal red. Seniors Russ Smith, Luke Hancock, Stephan Van Treese and Tim Henderson are the winningest class in the history of...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitino: 'End of an era'

INDIANAPOLIS - After a late Kentucky rally sunk Louisville and ended the Cardinals attempt to repeat as national champions Friday night, Louisville coach Rick Pitino lamented "the end of an era" for his program. He specifically named three senior starters -- Russ Smith, Luke Hancock and Stephan Van Treese -- and sophomore Montrezl Harrell, who's expected to enter the...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky Outlasts Rival Louisville After Russ Smith Misses Game Tying Three Attempt

Earlier tonight, we wrote that it would be hard for Kentucky-Louisville to surpass Michigan-Tennessee. We were wrong, it may have done just that. After jumping out to a double-digit lead early in the game, the two archrivals fell into a second half slug fest that saw Louisville forwards Montrezl Harrell and Stephan Van Treese foul out down the stretch.  With six seconds left and...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Van Treese ready for his homecoming

It will be a homecoming for Stephan Van Treese when the University of Louisville meets Kentucky on Friday night in Indianapolis. The 6-foot-9 Van Treese has become a key player for the Cardinals and is from Indianapolis. Cardinal Authority checks in with Van Treese on his return home.
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville-Kentucky II: Sizing up a colossal showdown

Yo, Sanka, you dead? No? Good. Probably need to find some shelter before this Friday, though. The circus has arrived in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and it's going to get out of hand in a hurry. No tridents, please. As soon as Fred VanVleet's 3-pointer clanked out and Kentucky held on to beat previously undefeated Wichita State, it's been ... intense. That's because...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Russ there when Louisville needs him against Saint Louis

Saint Louis had finally made the game ugly enough to go ahead 29-27, with the University of Louisville having missed its first 10 shots in the second half. During those five and a half minutes, Stephan Van Treese blowing a point blank tip in, Chris Jones clunking on three attempts, including a layup, Montrezl Harrell three beneath the basket, Luke Hancock on three three-point attempts...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Jones & Stephan Van Treese Are Peaking At The Perfect Time

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect When you look Louisville’s statistics from the 2013-14 regular season, it’s pretty obvious that senior guard Russ Smith and sophomore forward Montrezl Harrell are the two most valuable players on the Cardinal roster. Smith and Harrell are the catalysts for Louisville’s success. Without solid performances from atleast one of the two, it’ll...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephan Van Treese: No. 44 On The Floor, No. 1 In Our Heart

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect It is no secret that we at The Cardinal Connect are big fans of Stephan Van Treese.  SVT is number 44 in the program, but number one in our hearts.  Senior day was an emotional experience for all of Card nation, but it was extra rough on Janitor fans.  Stephan has been my favorite player since Beau Zach Smith wore Louisville across his chest...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Van Treese has become a beast on the boards

The University of Louisville has been getting solid play from senior Stephan Van Treese and that held true on Senior Day. Van Treese had a career-high 13 rebounds in Saturday's win over Connecticut at the KFC Yum! Center.
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Montrezl Harrell, Stephan Van Treese and Tim Henderson Recap Senior Day Win

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Conne It was all smiles in the locker room on Saturday following Louisville’s blowout win over Connecticut to close the regular season. Here are post-game videos with Montrezl Harrell, Stephan Van Treese and Tim Henderson.
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 11 Louisville drubs No. 19 UConn 81-48

How fitting that defense was the big difference Saturday in No. 11 Louisville's 81-48 thumping of No. 19 Connecticut. Russ Smith, Stephan Van Treese, Luke Hancock and Tim Henderson — the winningest senior class in school history with 116 — went out in trademark style with a win that gave U of L a share of the inaugural American Athletic Conference championship. "That...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville dismantles UConn on Senior Day

Luke Hancock is escorted by family and friends for his final game. Hard to imagine University of Louisville basketball without some of the players who competed for the last time in Cardinal uniforms Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center. Four of them — Russ Smith, Luke Hancock, Stephan Van Treese and Tim Henderson — playing their last game as seniors, having compiled so many memories...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo Gallery: Cards Crush Huskies On Senior Day

Photo: Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect Cardinal Connect photographer Pete Cautilli was on hand Saturday afternoon as Louisville crushed Connecticut on Senior Day. Pete got some great shots of the action as Russ Smith, Luke Hancock, Stephan Van Treese and Tim Henderson played their last game at the KFC Yum! Center. Make sure you check out Pete’s personal photography website PeteCautilli...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Theme song emerges for UofL basketball

The theme song has evolved for the 2013-14 University of Louisville basketball team. The latest video, airing on Rick Pitino’s weekly coach’s show on WHAS-11, honors seniors Russ Smith, Luke Hancock, Tim Henderson and Stephan Van Treese.
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Van Treese's long journey coming to an end

University of Louisville center Stephan Van Treese will be honored during a Senior Day ceremony prior to the Cardinals final regular season game against Connecticut on Saturday afternoon at the KFC Yum! Center.
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville fun machine grinds Temple, rolling into March

The members of this University of Louisville basketball team enjoy playing together, that was again obvious in an 88-66 romp over Temple, wrapping up the seventh win without a loss during February. How could they not with a phenomenon like Russ Smith creating havoc with opposing defenses, scoring from every conceivable configuration, consistently finding his teammates, keeping them...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament Number One Seeds: The Case for Louisville

So I implore basketball fans everywhere to answer this question: Why is defending champion Louisville getting no respect? Whenever there is talk of potential number one seeds for this year’s NCAA Tournament, we hear mention of Syracuse, Wichita State, and even six loss Kansas. While all three of those teams are worthy to be called a number one, Louisville seems to be in the other...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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