The talk of the entire nation, Louisville’s Kevin Ware was put on one of the four regional covers of SI this week. Inside the magazine, Luke Winn shares an uplifting story of Ware’s bravery through it all and how his mother reacted when she saw it on television. With just five simple words, he was able to reassure his mom that everything would work out. We only thought we were beginning to get to know Kevin, but through this injury we now know more about this kid’s character than we ever could have imagined. Lisa Junior watched from Conyers, Ga.,...Continue reading »
When conference realignment was in full swing, we had The Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel on our radio show to give us the Big 12′s line of thinking when it came to potentially adding new schools. He constantly promoted UofL and told us last year that the Big 12 adding Louisville should be a no-brainer. We all know what ended up happening. The Big 12 sat on its hands and did nothing, while the ACC acted quickly and scooped up the Cards about a week after Maryland announced it was leaving the league for the Big Ten. Given the continued success of the Louisville...Continue reading »
Powerful imagery here as sophomore guard Kevin Ware returned home to Louisville today from Indianapolis after having surgery on his right leg following the gruesome compound fracture he suffered in the Cardinals’ 85-63 victory over Duke on Sunday evening. The pictures come via Chane Behanan and Peyton Siva’s instagram accounts and show an emotional Ware reunited with his “brothers.” Just reason number 4,875 why this team is so special. There’s a genuine family atmosphere in the program right now and having Kevin back in the fold should only...Continue reading »
Louisville’s Russ Smith was named to the Associated Press’s All-American teams yesterday, making him the first UofL player to earn that distinction since Reece Gaines in 2003. Smith was named to the AP’s 3rd team, along with DeShaun Thomas (Ohio State), Jeff Withey (Kansas), Erick Green (Virginia Tech) and Nate Wolters (South Dakota State). While it’s certainly nice to be a part of the AP’s All-American squads in any capacity, I’m not sure how the best two-way player in the nation doesn’t at least make the 2nd team. But...Continue reading »
A great piece by The Courier-Journal’s Adam Himmelsbach that details the whirlwind of the Duke game, the broken leg, and the outpouring of support nationwide. It’s crazy how this entire situation has taken on a life of its own. People from LeBron James to NCAA President Mark Emmert have reached out to Ware and showed their support. Hell, even Little Blue Nation has gotten in on the act. It just goes to show that sometimes sports are just an extension of life and this entire incident really touched a lot of people. Ware said he has been overwhelmed by the...Continue reading »
Michael Bush knows all too well about devastating leg injuries as he suffered a broken leg in the first game of his Junior season. The former football Cardinal gave current UofL hoopster Kevin Ware a reassuring phone call to tell him that this can be recovered from. Once a Louisville Cardinal, always a Louisville Cardinal. Michael Bush could feel Kevin Ware’s pain Sunday. The Chicago Bears running back, who played college football at Louisville, admitted crying after seeing the Cardinals basketball player suffer a gruesome broken leg during Sunday’s Elite...Continue reading »
Coach Pitino updated us on Kevin Ware’s status as he recovers from his gruesome broken leg. The surgery went well and Ware is scheduled to return to Louisville on Tuesday (provided there are no infections) and will be on the team plane when they fly out to Atlanta Wednesday evening. Photo courtesy of @KKCards If you would like to send a message to Kevin, address the letter to: U of L Basketball Attn Kevin Ware 2432 S. Floyd St Louisville KY 40292 VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)...