Louisville Cardinals Articles

Much of college football success and failure is based on who you play and where you play them. As we get closer to the first games of the 2012 season -- hey, we crossed the 100-day mark last week -- Athlon Sports looks at the teams that have good...
David Fox
1 year ago
The American Athletic Conference doesn’t have a logo or a site for its conference tournament. But it does have the defending national champion and clear top team for 2013-14. In its first and final season in the American Athletic Conference,...
David Fox
1 year ago
Thanks to a win over Florida in the Sugar Bowl, Louisville entered the offseason with momentum for its final season in the Big East/American Athletic Conference. The Cardinals return a Heisman Trophy candidate in quarterback Teddy Bridgewater...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Spring practice has finished for all 125 Football Bowl Subdivision teams for 2013. And with spring workouts over, the picture for the national championship battle is starting to come into focus. The SEC has won seven championships in a row, but...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Depending on your point of view, spring practice is either a respite from the football-free months of winter and a taste of things to come in August. On the other hand, it’s only appealing to the hardcore football fan. Sure, there’s the same...
David Fox
1 year ago
The NBA’s early entry draft deadline has come and gone, creating enough movement to make us re-evaluate our early rankings for 2013-14. Chief among them, we re-visited Oklahoma State after the Cowboys returned point guard Marcus Smart....
David Fox
1 year ago
Louisville is a heavy favorite to win the Big East/American Athletic Conference in 2013. With quarterback Teddy Bridgewater returning, along with one of the conference’s best defenses, the Cardinals have a good opportunity to finish the season...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The Big East doesn’t have many household names returning at running back for 2013. Houston’s Charles Sims is one of the best all-around backs in college football and leads the way for the Big East in 2013. Joining Sims atop the rankings is UCF’...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
With all of the teams coming and going in the Big East, the conference is clearly one in transition for 2013. Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater is clearly the No. 1 quarterback in the Big East for 2013 and should be one of college football’s top...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The Bluegrass State could be on its way to becoming the basketball version of Alabama. The football championship hasn’t left the state of Alabama four years, with the Crimson Tide winning the BCS in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and Auburn winning in...
David Fox
1 year ago
Only one true winner will be happy at the end of the NCAA Tournament, so the cliche goes. That much may be true. All but one locker room at the end of the tournament will have its share of sad faces and tears. We disagree that only one...
David Fox
1 year ago
That was ... fun. Louisville’s 82-76 win over Michigan was simply one of the best national title games in several years. Stars Trey Burke and Peyton Siva played at a high level with Burke hitting deep three-pointers and Siva stuffing the stat...
David Fox
1 year ago
Despite the wild ride of the Final Four, the national championship game feels like a heavyweight bout. On Saturday, Louisville walk-on Tim Henderson and Michigan’s little-used freshman Caris LeVert combined for 14 points. In a national...
David Fox
1 year ago
For two athletic programs that are among the most successful in the country, the 2013 national title game will end droughts for both. Louisville is playing in the national championship game for the first time since winning the title in 1986, a...
David Fox
1 year ago
Louisville and Wichita State endured gut-checks in the form of three-game losing streaks earlier this season. Until the Final Four, that’s one of the few things the Cardinals and Shockers have had in common. Louisville lost to Syracuse,...
David Fox
1 year ago
Coaching is one of the driving forces in building a national championship team or program. No matter how much talent a program has, it can’t win a national title if the coaching is questionable. Considering how important coaches are to teams...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The cast of characters in this year’s Final Four covers a wide range of careers and personalities, and pretty much all are at the top of their games. Michigan’s Trey Burke is the only Associated Press All-American still left competing for a...
David Fox
1 year ago
Being a Missouri Valley team and a No. 9 seed isn't the only way Wichita State is an outlier in the Final Four. Gregg Marshall’s roster is an anomaly in this year's national semifinals. Unlike the the other three Final Four teams, Wichita...
David Fox
1 year ago
Louisville romped in the second half against Duke to defeat the Blue Devils 85-63 for a trip to its second Final Four, but the news of the day was the devastating injury to Cardinals guard Kevin Ware. Attempting to defend a three-point shot,...
David Fox
1 year ago
The field is set for the 2013 Final Four, and three quarters of it managed to surprise us. Michigan and Syracuse struggled near the end of the regular season, but the Wolverines’ freshmen and the Orange’s defense carried the way to the...
David Fox
1 year ago
The second day of the Elite Eight may feel more like a Final Four or national championship weekend. The South and Midwest regional finals feature four teams that were ranked No. 1 for stretches this season (Louisville, Duke and Michigan)...
David Fox
1 year ago
The Sweet 16, as always, finds a way to capture the imagination. The NCAA Tournament moves into the second weekend with its share of storylines, even if the biggest one from Dunk City seems to overshadow all. Few people saw Wichita State,...
David Fox
1 year ago
The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament has caused us to rethink some things, specifically all those brackets with Gonzaga, New Mexico and Georgetown making deep runs. We’ve learned a little bit -- we know where Florida Gulf Coast actually is...
David Fox
1 year ago
MIDWEST Indianapolis Top Dog — Louisville (1) Louisville is playing like the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Cardinals advanced to the Sweet 16 with a surprisingly easy 82–56 win over a very good Colorado State team. Shooting...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Everything seemed to bounce Louisville’s way in 2012, as the Cardinals managed to survive two late-season conference losses to win the Big East, and coach Charlie Strong turned down lucrative opportunities in the SEC to stay with the Cardinals....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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