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Lookin for someone that can put the Cardinal bird on this rig

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Russ Smith workout #2 at Suns (from AZCentral)

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Smith said Phoenix is the first team he's worked out for twice..

Garcia was snarling and hitting 3s in Durant's face

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Former Cardinals star Franciso offers playoff hope for Houston against superstar Kevin Durant.

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Atlanta Final Four travel plans

A hopefully 5-week long discussion of Atlanta plans, tips and information. I'll share mine if you share yours! Some may think this started prematurely. More will get into it after the Cards'...

Headline Gorgui love from Ari Kramer of Rant Sports

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Nuggets: "...one could make a strong case that Dieng, who swatted seven shots against Michigan State, was the conference’s best defender in 2011-12. Melo averaged 2.9 blocks, 5.8 boards and 0.5 steals in 25.4 minutes per game while Dieng stayed on the floor for 32.8 minutes per game to post 3.2 blocks, 1.2 steals and 9.1 rebounds. Yes, Melo’s per 40 block rate (4.6) is superior to Dieng’s (3.9), but what does block rate matter if you can’t stay on the floor?" "Anyway, Melo bolted for the NBA, leaving Dieng as the clear favorite to earn defensive player of the year honors in 2012-13. In fact, Dieng could very possibly be the nation’s top defender."

Eamonn Brennan looks at UL's 2012-13 basketball season

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Some nuggets: "Gorgui Dieng is the intimidating defensive presence in the middle of the floor (who might be the nicest guy in the country off it). " "Here’s another 2012–13 Louisville Cardinals certainty: This team is going to defend like crazy. Per Ken Pomeroy’s efficiency metrics, the 2011–12 Cardinals’ 84.0 defensive efficiency rating was the lowest in the country and the Cards only got more difficult to break down as the season entered its most crucial stage. Here’s a fun stat: From Feb. 23 to March 23, Louisville didn’t allow a single opponent to score more than a point per possession. That includes the tail end of the Big East season, the entire Big East tournament, and the first three rounds of the NCAA tournament. " "...Smith made the shots when it counts, and Pitino has long since embraced the one he calls Russdiculous, but there’s no question Smith will have to become more efficient if he plans on hoisting so frequently in 2012–13."

2012-13 UL Hoops schedule

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Appearances in three early season events -- the Battle 4 Atlantis, Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout and Billy Minardi Classic -- at least 18 games on national television, and 18 home games in the KFC Yum! Center highlight the 2012-13 University of Louisville men's basketball schedule. "Last year we had the second most difficult schedule in the nation and I actually think this year's is more difficult.," said U of L Coach Rick Pitino, whose team played the nation's second-toughest schedule by the ratings percentage index (RPI) last season. "It poses multiple challenges throughout the season that we haven't had in a while and we look forward to it. We have an extremely competitive team that loves challenges. We're very excited to not only be traveling to face a terrific field in the Bahamas, but from the first game on we will be tested. We look forward to that challenge."

Olympic tribute to Ali

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Not exactly UL related, but is there a Louisvillian who doesn't love this man?

UL Lady Birds bikini car wash

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*Take note, there will be others....

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New Orleans Final Four Trip Planning Thread

I'm sure I'm not the only one daydreaming about getting down to New Orleans, so here's a central place for us all to swap information and collaborate where possible. I have my own greedy motivation...

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Where are Cards fans gathering for the Elite Eight?

Forgive me if there is a better established or more traditional way of doing this, but I'm far too frantic/ stressed/ blissful/ freaked out to think clearly right now.. and my schedule was made...

Bob Harvey puts his money on Louisville, ATS and SU

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Bob Harvey puts his money on Louisville, ATS and SU. Gotta like it when money talks.

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A Cardinal statement for Bob and Nancy:

On Selection Sunday morning at the Bracket Matrix, Louisville gets 3s 4s and 5s across the board for a 3.8 average (2nd 4 seed.) Before winning the BET title, there were a number of 6s and 7s on...

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When refs wrecklessly and willfully affect the sport, what should happen?

Many fans were grumbling over some whistles by one particular referee last night. Some may not have realized a connection between him and another ruckus going on over at the ACC. In short, this...

Men's Basketball's Peyton Siva Advances to Finals for GEICO Play of the Year

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CLICK HERE TO VOTE ON FACEBOOK CHICAGO - University of Louisville men's basketball junior guard Peyton Siva advanced to the finals of the 2012 GEICO Play of the Year, Intersport announced Monday. Early in the season, the Cardinals played Vanderbilt in a back-and-forth non-conference battle. With only a few seconds remaining, the game was tied in overtime and Siva had the ball at the top of the key. The veteran guard used a nasty crossover to get by his man and finished with a twisting lay-up with only one second remaining to give the Cardinals the 62-60 win. To view the play on YouTube, click here. Each week for eight weeks, four incredible college basketball plays will be nominated as the Play of the Year on the GEICO Best of College Basketball Facebook page. Fans can vote to determine the GEICO Play of the Year, and the winner will be announced on GEICO presents Best of College Basketball 2012 on CBS March 25 at 1 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to vote once a day on the GEICO Play of the Year Facebook page.
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Is There Really A Problem With 'Pitino-Speak'?

Anyone can argue any 1-point loss (such as UL's loss to Morehead) as being attributable to a number of reasons. Right or wrong, anyone can debate a failed shot block, a key player going down,...

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Is anyone trying to protect student athletes?

Louisville isn't the only school suffering injuries to its athletes, but clearly it is a program having the least amount of injury luck in recent years. This Cardinal fan wanted to know a little...

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Russ-tling Up Some Background Info On A Cardinal Star

Think you like love Russ now? If you didn't know his background, check this out and be prepared to fall more deeply. I thought we were all shocked about this recent Russ surge. Does anyone...

CBS' Gary Parrish will brick roll you

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In his weekly Weekend Look Ahead column, Parrish bills this rivalry game as the top game of the weekend. And yeah, he uses that link.

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Do Cards fans sufficiently understand what their coach is doing?

Some fans: Pitino is too defense oriented. He doesn't build offensive teams. We rely on defense too much. Me: Bullshit. That's arm-chair coaching, over-the-top nitpicking and, as I believe I will...

Parrish: It could have been Pitino instead of Krzyszewski

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So, again, Pitino spent eight seasons in the NBA. And he still had 599 career victories through 25 seasons as a college coach. Pitino accumulating 599 wins in 25 seasons means he's averaged 24 wins per season -- or one more win per season than the average of Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, the man on the verge of becoming the winningest coach in men's Division I history. If you use Pitino's average wins per season (24) and multiply it by the number of seasons he spent in the NBA (8), then take that number (192) and add it to his current win total (600), what you'll find is that it's reasonable to assume Pitino could be approaching 800 victories before the age of 60 and thus considered a real threat to break the record Krzyzewski will soon set given that he's five years younger than the Duke coach.

Cards get [a little] preseason respect at CBS

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See links at the bottom of the article for the different lists. Top frosh: Chane Beast-anan at #29 Top breakout players: Siva Bear at #8 Top 100 players: Siva at #71 Top point guards: Siva at #15 Top shooters: King Kyle checks in at #49 - even though his production has been better than half the guys above him on the list. These 'nods' come on the heels of their Top25 ranking for UL at #8, and (?) only a 4 seed in their preseason bracket. What say you, Cards? Are you going to show on the court how low these rankings are? Anyone wanna bet Gorgui gets on one of these lists by end of season?

UL to B12 still possible in the near future?

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New tag: CRIC (Conference realignment is creepy.) Creepy or not, you gotta like what Berry Tramel of the Oklahoman put in writing and the quotes he cites from his B12 source. "A Big 12 source told me that despite what Neinas said Friday, the conference has not settled on 10 as an ideal number. In fact, there could be a push to also invite Louisville soon and bring the membership to 11."

More dominos will fall: SEC's Clive makes it clear

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SEC and ACC are the defacto leading dominos, B12 is in the middle and Big East the end. And if when SEC goes to 14, that's the last domino game the Big East will be able to play. This [seemingly obviously] will lead to B12 doing more than its current meager arm-chair quarter back of a conference realignment battle.

CBSSports.com reports wide ranging talk from BE leaders (think Boise)

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The reporter doesn't come out and say it, but I will; BE is intent on bringing Boise State in. I think they're just checking on any legal obstacles first.

SivaBear makes Wooden 50 Preseason

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In related news, the over under on how many all-Caps posts GCA makes here starts at 4.

Animation: China mugs Georgetown Freaking. Hilarious. Found at CBSS, however it [seemingly]...

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Animation: China mugs Georgetown Freaking. Hilarious. Found at CBSS, however it [seemingly] was created across the Pacific. Would actually like to know who made it, because they seem to get it that Bali tigers are thugs.

Dillon Graham

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Just another expose on this kid in Florida. My take away this is the re-confirmation that [future HOF] Coach P's name still rings loud and clear in kids' minds.

Ellis Myles' team of 15 yr olds take Adidas Invitational title

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And CRP was one of the coaches watching. Good to see a beloved former Card succeeding, as well as to see the connections remain between Coach and players.

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