March 21, 2014 |
Louisville was the No. 1 college basketball team in the nation on the court … and on the financial ledger … last season. Forbes magazine released its list of “College Basketball's Most Valuable Teams” this week. The Cardinals were the nation's top financial team in 2012-13. Louisville's program was valued at $39.5 million, $6.5 million ahead of No. 2 Kansas. The top five included Kentucky, North Carolina, Indiana. Only one Pac-12 team made the top 20. Arizona was No. 6 at $25.2 million.
January 2, 2014 |
Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will forgo his senior season with the No. 18 Cardinals and make himself available for the NFL draft. Projected as a first-round selection and possibly the first quarterback taken this spring, Bridgewater completed 71% of his passes for 3,970 yards and a school-record 31 touchdowns this season, including a career-best 447 yards with three TDs in Saturday's 36-9 rout of Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl....
January 1, 2014 |
Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has announced he will forgo his final year of eligibility to turn pro and enter the NFL draft this spring. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound junior led the Cardinals to a 12-1 record this season and capped his college career by passing for 447 yards and three touchdowns in a 36-9 victory over Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Saturday. Bridgewater, who has already earned a degree, released the following statement on the Louisville website: "After discussing all the options with my family and the coaching staff, I have decided to forgo my senior season and declare for the NFL Draft.
December 18, 2013 |
Justin Timberlake, you romantic. The "Suit & Tie" crooner's role in one couple's marriage proposal made most other question-popping stories seem like amateur hour. After singing "That Girl," Timberlake abruptly paused his Louisville, Ky., concert on Sunday to innocuously address some fans in the pit. Or so it seemed. PHOTOS: Justin Timberlake's career in pictures "Josh and Kim, why don't ya'll make your way up here," Timberlake said, leading Josh Clemons and his girlfriend Kim Martin to the grand piano set up onstage.
November 13, 2013 |
Any given season can drive you nuts, but this one has shuttle-bused me to an assortment pack of walnuts and cashews. We're two weeks from Thanksgiving and still no one has satisfactorily explained how USC scored only seven points against Washington State on Sept. 7. I've asked mailmen, real estate agents and dog-walkers, but all they do is shrug. Two missionaries at my front door said they'd like to help, but they can't figure out how Brigham Young lost at Virginia. Oregon State scored 52 against Washington State, Arizona State scored 55, Oregon scored 62 and Stanford scored 55. USC piled up 193 yards in total offense.
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.