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Louisville Week

Louisville Football: Breaking Down the Penalties // Card Chronicle
A very robust look at the Cardinals penalty issues this year. Fans like to harp on penalties, but they rarely matter in the outcomes of games. Far more important are the turnover margin and 3rd down conversion rates which have near perfect correlations with winning

Louisville football press conference notes // Card Chronicle

No quick fix likely for Louisville football team // The Courier-Journal

Louisville football's Charlie Strong said he hasn't decided what assistant Mike Sanford's role will be // The Courier-Journal
University of Louisville coach Charlie Strong said he has not yet met with assistant coach Mike Sanford today to discuss his future role on the team.


Big East preview: Suspension was turning point for Yancy Gates - The Dagger - NCAAB Blog - Yahoo! Sports

He set an example for his younger teammates with his focus and work ethic during offseason workouts and shooting drills. He shed about 20 pounds since the end of last season by becoming more vigilant about cutting junk food, sugary juices and red meat out of his diet. And instead of walking long stretches of the hilly five mile path he takes with his father several mornings a week, he now runs it from start to finish.

If Yancy Gates plays every game with the effort he displayed down the stretch last season UC will be a fixture in the polls and challenge for the Big East crown.

Around The Big East

Big East midseason overview // Big East Blog // ESPN

Big East power rankings: Week 7 // Big East Blog // ESPN

Big East news and notes // Big East Blog // ESPN


Big East announces that it is officially looking to get to 12 football schools //

SEC Statement On Presidents And Chancellors Meeting // SEC NEWS
non statement

Big East wants 12 members, but who will it get? //
McMurphy's Law - Big East wants 12 members, but who will it get?

Nationally Recognized

Finding Billy Edelin // Searching for Billy Edelin
Three year's after it was launched, the author of Searching for Billy Edelin spends an afternoon with the former Syracuse guard.

The College Football Alphabetical, Week 6: The Donkeys Start To Fall //
This week's Alphabetical ponders the quality of your team-donkey, details the disorder at Ohio State, and isn't questioning the sorcery happening at Clemson.

BYE WEEK BUDDIES - WEEK 6 // Every Day Should Be Saturday

The Aggrieved Fan Flow Chart // Burnt Orange Nation
With every meltdown must come a call for the coach to be fired and Urban Meyer to be hired.

Reading This Will Make You Smarter

Science publishing: The trouble with retractions // Nature News
Retraction-rate for scientific papers has increased tenfold over the past decade. Publishers struggle to cope. Are scientists producing more bogus papers, or getting better at detecting them, or just treating errors more harshly?