April 8, 2013 |
Join Times college basketball writer Chris Dufresne at noon today for a live video chat as he breaks down tonight men's basketball title game between Louisville and Michigan. The video chat will take place on this blog post. As Dufrense wrote yesterday , "Louisville has won 15 consecutive games en route to its third NCAA championship game. The Cardinals won titles in 1980 and 1986 under Denny Crum. Current Coach Rick Pitino is trying to become the first coach to win NCAA titles at two different schools after leading Kentucky to the 1996 crown.
November 28, 2012 |
Louisville has joined the game of musical chairs taking place with college football conferences, as the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Wednesday its presidents and chancellors unanimously voted to add the Cardinals as the replacement for the soon-to-depart Maryland. “With its aggressive approach to excellence in every respect, the University of Louisville will enhance our league's culture and commitment to the cornerstones we were founded on 60 years ago,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford, whose conference has also added Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse in the last 15 months.
October 19, 2013 |
Louisville, even though it was undefeated and ranked No. 8, was always going to be a long shot to win this year's college football national title. The Cardinals simply did not have the schedule strength to keep up with the best teams from the power conferences. The Jeff Sagarin ratings, one of the six computer systems used in the BCS formula, had Louisville ranked No. 125 in strength of schedule this week. Louisville's only chance was to go undefeated and then pray all the other top schools lost once, or maybe twice.
April 5, 2013 |
Dwight Howard remembers the trauma of the broken leg he sustained after dunking in a game as a teenager. So Howard had to call Kevin Ware after seeing the Louisville player's gruesome injury in the NCAA tournament on Sunday. "I know how it feels. When I broke my leg, everybody thought that my career was done when I was 15," Howard said Friday. "Look where it got me. I'm pretty sure it's going to push him to work even harder. " Ware sustained a compound fracture of his right tibia in Louisville's 85-63 victory over Duke.
August 22, 2012 |
Twitter, Facebook, YouTube ... they're all great, aren't they? Anything that just happens to be on your mind, you can just put it out there for all to see. Unless you happen to be, say, a female tennis player at the University of Louisville who wants to profess her love for Track 5 ofGuns N' Roses' "Appetite for Destruction" on Facebook. Or a Cardinals golfer who wants tweet about the goings-on with the Gambia National Olympic Committee but needed to use the acronym to save character space.
March 30, 2012 |
Louisville starters Pos., Player, Ht., Wt., Stats G Chris Smith, 6-2, 195, 9.7 ppg G Peyton Siva, 6-0, 1809.1 ppg C Gorgui Dieng, 6-11, 235, 9.0 rpg F Chane Behanan, 6-6, 250, 9.5 ppg G Kyle Kuric, 6-4, 195, 12.7 ppg Louisville reserves Russ Smith, 6-0, 160, 11.6 ppg Jared Swopshire, 6-8, 200, 3.4 ppg Kentucky starers Pos., Player, Ht., Wt., Stats G Doron Lamb,...