When UofL has its home opener against Indiana State, their home stadium will be sporting a new name and a new, expanded look. The expansion is nearing completion as the seats are being installed and the video boards are up and functioning.
Football staff member Pete Nochta and 2013 MOP and UofL great Luke Hancock posted some pictures on Twitter of the expansion today.
The seats are cardinal red, not pink and the video boards are huge and provide a high quality picture. Thanks to Pete and Luke for providing these pictures.
Come September 8th, the expansion will be complete and UofL Football will have a beautiful new edition to Cardinal Stadium to show off to America. The team and their stadium are ready for prime time.
Today, we received more details on what the lawsuit against the NCAA will look like.
We now know that Gorgui Dieng, Tim Henderson, Mike Marra and Stephan Van Treese and Luke Hancock will be the players suing the NCAA in the case headed by Morgan and Morgan. Rick Pitino will not be part of the lawsuit, even though Mr. Morgan and Luke both agree that he got a “raw deal”.
When asked why other players from the 2013 team were not involved in the suit, the attorney said that “this is the first group of players to come forward” so it is not clear if another group will follow in the footsteps of the initial players.
Today, it was announced that UofL lost their appeal against the NCAA. The program faces four years of probation going forward, and must vacate the records from the 2010-14 seasons, which could include 123 victories, two Big East Conference Championships, and an American Athletic Conference championship. The school will be ordered to return its financial shares from four NCAA Tournaments.
This is devastating news for the fan base, former players and the university as a whole. As this means UofL will not be listed as the 2013 National Champions in the record book moving forward or have been to the 2012 Final Four.
Nonetheless, April 8, 2013 will forever be remembered as the day the University of Louisville won their third National Championship.
While moral victories are difficult to accept, there are plenty of things the NCAA can never take away from us. We all remember watching Luke Hancock winning MOP after hitting three after three after three. Tim Henderson put the dagger through Wichita State’s heart. The sound of the crowd when Trezl put down one of the best dunks we have ever witnessed. Or the heart and leadership of Peyton Siva and the insane way Russ Smith would move through defenders. The brotherhood that shined after Kevin Ware suffered a broken leg in the Elite 8.
I know I stood there with tears down my cheeks as that final buzzer went off, hugging my friends and fellow students and soaked in that moment. The NCAA can never take that moment from me.
The 2013 team was and remains special. That is something NOBODY can take from us.
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Cardinals Forever, Russdiculous, STV, Wichita and Lukeeeeeeeee all had dinner with Coach Pitino tonight at Jeff Rubys. There is a reason the 2013 team was so special to so many people, and those four guys are a huge part of it.
Today’s show really need no introduction but I will give it one anyway. Tim Barnett from Focus Basketball and the incomparable Russ Smith joined Steve, Jeremy & Marques Maybin in studio. We talked about a variety of things from the golf scramble & Basketball camps to why Russ isn’t in the league yet. We hope you enjoy!