By now, we are all craving some college football and ESPNU will be there to help us out. Starting July 17th, the channel will be replaying the Top 25 games from last year and the Cards are included. Checking in at #14 on the countdown, the Louisville – Cincinnati game will be shown on July 20th at 9:00 pm during its 11-day marathon. It was played in a cold mist/light rain for virtually the entire game as the fans were treated to a back-and-forth affair as DeVante Parker caught two crucial second half TDs. Additionally, Teddy made his UC counterpart Munchie...Continue reading »
Photo – The Sporting News In case you haven’t heard, team USA won Gold yesterday in the FIBA U-19 World Championship Games after defeating Serbia, 82-68. The US now holds the FIBA World Titles in every age group and continues its steady climb back to the top of the international basketball world. The U-19 team went undefeated and won every game by at least nine points despite playing competition that included players from the professional ranks. And while a lot of people are talking about incoming Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon who was named the Games’...Continue reading »
(photo – NBA.com) In his first game action since his marquee performance in the national championship victory over Michigan, former Card Peyton Siva more than held his own in his professional debut for the Detroit Pistons. After being selected with the 56th overall pick in June’s NBA Draft, Siva still needed to earn a roster spot. While it is an honor to just be drafted at all, being selected in the late 2nd round is really the equivalent of a team inviting a player to a tryout. Siva has drawn serious interest from the Pistons and Team President Joe Dumars,...Continue reading »
This morning the annual Maxwell Award and Bednarik Award Watch List’s were released and three Louisville players made an appearance. Junior QB Teddy Bridgewater was one of 75 players named to the preseason Maxwell Award Watch List which is given out every year to college football’s Player of the Year. Senior safety Hakeem Smith and junior safety Calvin Pryor were also both named to the Bednarik Watch List which is comprised of 75 players and is ultimately given out to the nation’s top defensive player. Each list will be whittled down to 4 semifinalists...Continue reading »
Cardinal fans better get acquainted with the name JaQuan Lyle because with his elite size, athleticism and overall skillset he has the makings of perhaps the best guard that Rick Pitino has recruited since arriving in Louisville. Here’s a new highlight video to whet your appetite. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (3 votes cast)...
After wrapping up a stacked backcourt for the 2014 class that includes three top-30 players, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and his staff have turned their attention to the frontcourt for the remainder of the summer. A number of elite prospects have ascended to the top of the Cards’ wishlist including Trey Lyles (Indianapolis, In.), Leron Black (Memphis, Tn.) and Myles Turner (Euless, Tx.), though one other name should now go in that same sentence: Cliff Alexander. Pitino has been targeting the Chicago native for over a year but the rangy, 6-9, 225 lb...Continue reading »
Louisville’s own Quentin Snider was the first commitment in UofL’s 2014 blockbuster class. The Cards got it done on the court this season and the coaches are following suit this summer as UofL currently has a consensus Top 3 class nationally. Shaqquan Aaron gives the Cards a dynamic playmaker on the wing who can shoot, pass, and attack the rim; the perfect player for Pitno’s system. JaQuan Lyle – a shooting guard who can play the point – is one of Pitino’s highest ranked recruits who can fill it up from anywhere on the court....Continue reading »
Photo – Zimbio.com Louisville sophomore forward Montrezl Harrell has been tearing it up on the hardwood for the USA U19 National team over the past two weeks. Harrell has been a beast scoring, blocking shots, and rebounding the basketball whenever he steps on the court. Friday versus the Canadian National Team, Harrell posterized Team Canada with a dunk over two defenders. Here is the video. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 8.7/10 (7 votes cast)...
photo – Christian Petersen Fransisco Garcia, who will be entering his ninth year in the NBA, has chosen to resign with the Houston Rockets. First reported by Yahoo! Sports, the terms of the contract is two years for $2.6 million – a bargain to say the least. Garcia had become a staple in the Sacramento community before being traded to Houston. In his first few weeks with the Rockets, he spent most of his time watching from the bench. When Houston experienced some injuries in the front court, Garcia made the most of the opportunity, filling in at the...Continue reading »