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Louisville head football coach Charlie Strong appeared as a guest on the Jim Rome Show this afternoon, and among the issues brought up was the ongoing rumor of the coach leaving for Arkansas after this season. The move has been suggested by everyone from hopeful UK fans to well-regarded sports media professionals like ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit and CBS’ Bruce...Continue reading »

Andrea Adelson, the Big East Blogger for ESPN.com, wrote a spot-on piece today on the misconceptions about the Big East. The league is supposed to be “dead.” West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck called the conference a “sinking ship.” Four teams (if you include TCU) have decided to leave the conference, and the Big East was completely tossed...Continue reading »

-Before starting on any game or player analysis, I’m going to take this moment to say this to networks like CBS Sports Network, ESPN3, and College Sports TV: do your freaking homework, people. Know who the head coach of a team is. When it happens once, it can be laughed off as just a goof. When it happens multiple times, it is pathetic. Kenny Carter is not Charlie...Continue reading »

Mike Marra, the senior shooting guard from Rhode Island who Louisville coach Rick Pitino once called the greatest high school shooter he had ever seen, re-tore his ACL this past week and his season and basketball playing career is over. According to Pitino, the injury took place literally within the first 10 minutes of practice on a simple pivot move. Marra has been a...Continue reading »

After winning the job of backup running back during training camp, New York Jets RB Bilal Powell has shown in the last two weeks he is not taking the opportunity for granted. In those games, against the Pittsburgh Steelers in week 2 and the Miami Dolphins this past week, Powell has shown why the Jets staff is high on him as he outperformed starter Shonn Greene in both...Continue reading »

Former Louisville star Terrence Williams is finally out of free agent limbo…for now at least. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Williams has agreed to a training camp contract with the Detroit Pistons. Free agent guard Terrence Williams has agreed to a training camp contract with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell Y! Sports. — Adrian...Continue reading »

After securing a verbal commitment from highly touted Junior College point guard Chris Jones on Monday, Louisville coach Rick Pitino, who turned 60 years old Tuesday, received a pleasant belated birthday gift Wednesday when top 100 power forward Akoy Agau called to inform him he would be accepting the coach’s scholarship offer and will be playing for Louisville...Continue reading »

Darius Ashley was once regarded as one of the top college running backs prospects in the country. He was a star player for the nation’s top-ranked high school team, Cincinnati St. Xavier. He was listed as the 17th best all-purpose back in the class of 2008 (a 3-star recruit) by Rivals.com and claims he had close to 50 scholarship offers. He appeared to have an incredibly...Continue reading »

Well, that was…interesting. This was definitely a game of two halves. The first half, the Cards looked like a legitimate t0p 15 team that was clicking on all cylinders. The second half was maybe one of the worst halves I have seen from a Cardinal football team in years. It was mind boggling just how much the Cards imploded in the second half. The lesson here is...Continue reading »

Head Coach Charlie Strong announced on his radio show last night that running back Dominique Brown would likely not suit up for the North Carolina game this Saturday at 3:30. This is a bit of unsettling news, as what was originally called a “minor” injury will now have kept Brown out three games. The staff is either hiding the true seriousness of the injury,...Continue reading »

It was reported over the weekend that Rick Pitino offered 7-0 Cameroon native Joel Embiid a scholarship, and we now have a highlight video of him in action (tip of the hat to Card Chronicle). Thoughts: -He is very, very, very, very, VERY raw. You can the potential is there, but it is very clear he is still learning the game. -I’ve said it once, I’ll say it...Continue reading »

On September 16 of last year, Syracuse and Pittsburgh shocked the sports world when the schools announced they would be leaving the Big East for the ACC. Nearly one year later, as first  reported by ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Notre Dame has announced it will join them in bolting the Big East for the ACC, sans football (of course…). Once Pitt and Syracuse announced,...Continue reading »

According to Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com, the Big East hopes become the other conference, along with the ACC, with a direct tie-in to the Orange Bowl. The Big East makeover won’t necessarily end with conference realignment and expansion. The conference hopes to remain relevant by grabbing a spot in the Orange Bowl. “We’re working hard on some access,”...Continue reading »