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(Photo – USA Today) The accolades keep rolling in for Louisville senior defensive end Marcus Smith. After being named an All-American by both USA Today and Athlon Sports, Smith’s latest coup is grabbing a spot on the coveted Associated Press AA list. Smith was tabbed a third-teamer by the AP today after recording 12.5 sacks (second in the nation) and racking up 40 tackles (16.5 for loss). The 6’3, 250 lb, Columbus, Georgia native was also named a first team All-Conference selection by the AAC last week. Smith still has some...Continue reading »

     Vs       Opponent: Missouri State Bears Game Location: KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, Ky. Tip Off: 9:05 pm Record: 8-1 Head Coach: Paul Lusk (3rd Season) Conference: Missouri Valley TV: ESPN2 with Bob Wischusen and Len Elmore on the call Radio: 84-WHAS with Paul Rogers & Bob Valvano on the call Last Meeting: Louisville 74, Missouri State 56 – March 22nd, 2006 (NIT Quarterfinals) Spread: Louisville -21.5 Officials: Doug Simmons, Rick Crawford and Tim Nestor Starting Line-ups Louisville Russ Smith – G    6’0, 175 lbs Chris...Continue reading »

Photo – si.cnn.com UofL reportedly picked up another Florida Gator transfer in OL Ian Silberman yesterday, and there could be another addition soon.  Senior QB Tyler Murphy has graduated from UF and is looking at another school to finish his career.  He’s interested in the Cards and future ACC rival Boston College.  The BC connection exists because of their HC Steve Addazio, who recruited him while he was an assistant at UF.  If Teddy leaves, Murphy would step right in and battle Will Gardner for the starting job.  At worst,...Continue reading »

Photo – AP The fact that he is even considering returning to Louisville for his senior season is a testament to his character.  With that said, Teddy will make his decision on whether to return to UofL or head off to the NFL a couple of days after the Bowl game.  Bridgewater – who will go down in UofL history as the greatest QB ever – has been projected as the first signal caller to be taken in May’s NFL Draft.  What’s more, other top QBs like Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Baylor’s Bryce Petty have...Continue reading »

Photo – Rivals.com He saved his last visit for Louisville and it paid off big for UofL as the staff sealed the deal with the nation’s #1 DE in the JUCO ranks. As first reported by insidetheville.com, the 3-star 6’4 235-pound prospect gave his verbal commitment to Coach Strong Monday Night.  He figures to get immediate playing time since Marcus Smith, the nation’s second leading sack master graduates.  Young comes from Iowa Western C.C., the same school that current TE Ryan Hubbell attended.  On the season, he totaled...Continue reading »

(Photo – Associated Press) Charlie Strong and his staff have struck again. Joining a flurry of other players looking to leave the current dumpster-fire that is the Florida football program, offensive lineman Ian Silberman has reportedly transferred to Louisville. The 6-5, 305 lb, Silberman has already graduated, but still has one year of eligibility remaining (which means he will not have to sit out a year under NCAA rules). He should be a nice, immediate addition to an offensive line that needs plenty of quality depth. Silberman was...Continue reading »

(Photo – USA Today) This week’s college basketball top-25 rankings are out and Louisville remained 6th in the AP and moved up to 4th in the USA Today coaches poll. The Cards played just one game last week, defeating Western Kentucky 79-63. Louisville will close out a 5-game homestand tomorrow night when they host Missouri State in the Yum! Center and will then hit the road to play FIU Saturday in Miami. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

Release from UofL: The Cardinals historic success from the 2012-13 season will be televised Dec. 19 on ESPNU at 7:30 p.m. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville and sports fans alike celebrated last year’s championship victories and unparalleled success never before attained. The sports world, now, has a chance to relive the Cardinals’ unprecedented season. Louisville’s “Year of the Cardinal” will be retold by the Cardinals’ coaches, student-athletes, and sports figures through an hour-long documentary produced by the...Continue reading »

(Photo – USA Today)   Just like the previous two seasons, you better get used to seeing Charlie Strong’s name tossed around whenever there’s an opening at a powerhouse football school. The latest speculation comes via USA Today in which they examine the top-5 candidates for the newly-vacant Texas job, which is perhaps the very best in all of college football. Before the Longhorns’ head man, Mack Brown, officially stepped down this weekend, there was rampant speculation that Alabama’s Nick Saban was the University’s...Continue reading »

Sack master Marcus Smith will be graduating this year. Lorenzo Mauldin, Deiontrez Mount and B.J. Dubose will be seniors in 2014, so bringing in some quality defensive ends is a high priority for Charlie Strong and his staff. The Cards do have some really good underclassmen at ends with guys like Sheldon Rankins and Nick Dawson, along with two freshmen that red shirted this year and have solid futures (De’Asian Richardson, 6-foot-3, 285 lbs and Stacy Thomas, 6-foot-1, 237 lbs.). You can never really have enough defensive linemen and with...Continue reading »