University of Louisville’s Russ Smith is one of 30 candidates for the men’s basketball 2013-14 Senior CLASS Award, it was announced on Wednesday.
Smith,a team co-captain, is one of just four student-athletes on the list in which their team is currently ranked in the top 10, but the Louisville guard is the only one whose team ranks in the top-five nationally.
Press Release from Kenny Klein:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. –University of Louisville junior forward Chane Behanan has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of university policy. He will not practice or be involved in any team-related activities during his suspension.
A preseason All-American Athletic Conference selection, Behanan averaged 9.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, shot 50.7 percent from the field and totaled 54 steals as a sophomore last season while starting 37 games. He was named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team, producing a double-double against Michigan in the national championship game with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
It was this exact moment in Cardinal folklore that many say was the lighting of the dynamite that is known as the National Championship run for our 2013 University of Louisville Cardinals basketball team. Following this moment, UL guard Kevin Ware went on shows like Sportscenter and The Late Show With David Letterman to tell his story. He got direct messages on twitter from Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant and talked to the President. He told news outlets he was hopeful for an October return. Today coach Rick Pitino stated Kevin indeed was cleared for basketball activities, looking more and more like Kevin will indeed be ready for the season opener. Great news for CardNation.
Let’s go back though. What did Kevin do to motivate himself while injured? Did he set goals for himself? Yes he did and smashed them all. Did he let the newfound fame get to his head? No. Alongside Jamon Brown and some of his friends from the University of Louisville, they made going to the Boys and Girls Clubs into something that has turned into a nationwide movement. The Purp Movement (People Uplifting Real People) is a non-profit organization about making giving back fun and people finding their purpose. Now at most of the high schools in Louisville, KY you will see a Purp Team. In other states, Purp Teams started popping up as far as Los Angeles, CA. The original Purp Team who started the movement also invented the Purp.me app.
PURP.me is the first ever system to make giving back fun, rewarding, and easy. The Purp.me app is the first ever one stop shop to give and get help. The app makes it easy to give and get help with anything. Find out more by visiting (www.purp.me). Just another example of what a great unselfish human being that is Kevin Ware. Thanks Kev from CardNation and people all around. Check out the video!
Well if you are a Louisville Cardinal fan the talk of the past 24 hours from the majority of bbn has not been surprising. Before I begin I want to make this statement: I have friends and family that are uk fans, went there, and played there. It is because of them that I have never once mentioned them negatively in any of my work. That’s going to be tarnished a bit today. Where do I begin? Oh yeah, our schedule…