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Ever since Bobby Petrino’s return to Louisville, a small contingent of fans have continued to express the same concern: the Cards aren’t recruiting well enough to compete for a national championship. The argument is always the same: if Louisville can’t recruit closer to the level of Florida State and Clemson, they will never jump them in the Atlantic division of the ACC. Now, four games into the 2016 season and Louisville sitting pretty at #3 in the nation with the top Heisman trophy candidate leading the way, this argument has...Continue reading »

On this episode, the guys recap the Marshall win and preview the titanic Clemson game with Fox Sports’ Wes Durham (07:25).  VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...

  Louisville retained its #4 ranking but moved up 0.75 rating points in this week’s Sagarin Predictor Ratings.  The Cards now have a rating of 93.08.  The most likely final regular season record for the Cards is 11-1. 2016 Projections — 11-1 Regular Season Record Opponent — Rank / Rating — Projected Result — Probability of UofL Victory Oct. 1 at Clemson — 7 / 90.18 — Win by 1 — 51% Oct. 14 vs. Duke — 58 / 71.46 — Win by 24 — 96% Oct. 22 vs. NC State — 49 / 76.84 — Win by 21 — 93% Oct. 29 at...Continue reading »

*Here’s a re-post of my experience at the UofL-Clemson game from October 2014…. By now, you’ve heard the numerous stories of Louisville fan interactions with the Clemson faithful from this past weekend. All of them – by my count – have been nothing but positive.  The supporters of the Orange and Purple showed the perfect balance of love for their school and southern hospitality.  The “Welcome to Clemson” and “Drive safely” remarks were too many to count, as were the offers of food and...Continue reading »

If you’re heading down to Clemson, South Carolina this weekend, our ACC divisional rival put together some helpful suggestions for CardNation.  ClemsonTigers.com created a one-stop shop for all the information you could possibly need for game day.  Parking, directions, maps, etc. are all included.  On a past LSL radio show, we learned that a must-visit watering hole  is The Esso Club while some must-eat BBQ can be found at a place called The Smoking Pig. Safe travels and get rowdy.  Go Cards. We want to welcome each of our first-time...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Clemson Edition Getting to know the Tigers: Head Coach: Dabo Swinney Offensive Coordinator: Jeff Scott and Tony Elliot Defensive Coordinator: Brent Venables Record: 4-0 Ranking: #5   Clemson enters this weekend’s huge ACC Atlantic showdown ranked 5th in the country and coming off a Thursday night road win over Georgia Tech.   Offense: The offense is led by Junior Quarterback Deshaun Watson. A Heisman finalist last season and a Pre-Season All American in 2016, Watson has gone 90-150 for 966 yards, 9 touchdowns...Continue reading »

Former Louisville standout Gorgui Dieng reflects on the legendary basketball career of Kevin Garnett.  One of the most popular headlines of the weekend in the sports world was the breaking news of NBA superstar Kevin Garnett calling it the official end of his professional basketball career. Retirement it is for KG. Garnett is one of the best NBA players of all-time. A true legend. He has also made the most money (via playing contracts) of any NBA player. The list goes on and on for all of the accomplishments tied to Garnett’s name. Another...Continue reading »

Former Lady Card, Angel McCoughtry, overcame a major challenge on Wednesday evening to move on to the WNBA Playoffs’ next round. The Atlanta Dream have struggled all season long. While they have one of the most dominant players in the WNBA — none other than the University of Louisville product, Angel McCoughtry — victories have not been finding their way to Atlanta. For beginners, the Dream have been forced out of their usual home — Phillips Arena, shared with the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks — due to “offseason”...Continue reading »

Fresh off its first ever College GameDay experience, UofL could have another one in store very soon.  Next week, the No. 3 Cards travel to No. 5 Clemson in what will likely be a playoff game for the CFB Playoff.  With a tilt between two Top 5 teams (assuming both take care of business this week) looming, it’s easy to assume that Reece and crew will be in South Carolina for the primetime matchup.  To date, there have been two tweets hinting at that very scenario…. See ya there 👋🏼 https://t.co/KH1cj4AkK3 — Sam Steele...Continue reading »

Over the summer the athletic directors of the ACC’s member schools quietly made an adjustment to the conference’s football divisional tiebreaker which it uses to determine the participants in the ACC Championship game.  The change was first publicized by Heather Dinich in an ESPN.com article on Sept. 20, but the new tiebreaker procedure has appeared in the weekly ACC Football press release since its first issue of the season on Aug. 25. The changes to the tiebreaker apply only to Step 7 of the three-way tiebreaker.  Step...Continue reading »

  Just three games into the 2016 season, Lamar Jackson and his teammates have already rewritten dozens of entries in the University of Louisville football record book. Team Single-Game Records 38 first downs vs. Charlotte — 2nd most 7 rushing TDs at Syracuse — tied for 5th most 7 rushing TDs vs. Florida State — tied for 5th most 8 passing TDs vs. Charlotte — new school record 455 yards of total offense more than Charlotte  — 4th largest margin 56 points in first half vs. Charlotte — new school record...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Marshall Edition   Getting to know the Thundering Herd: Head Coach: Doc Holliday Offensive Coordinator: Bill Legg Defensive Coordinator: Chuck Heater Conference: CUSA Record: 1-1   Head coach Doc Holliday enters his seventh season as the Marshall Head Coach. Last season he guided the Thundering Herd to a 10-3 record including a tie for second in the east division of CUSA and a St. Petersburg Bowl win.   Offense: Potent offense has become a staple of this Marshall program in recent years and it looks to be the case...Continue reading »

  It was only this past December when Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis said of Louisville QB Lamar Jackson, “He’s talented, but not unlike anything we’ve seen before.” Fast forward nine months into the future, and it’s clear that John Chavis was very wrong. Jackson is having one of the best Septembers in the history of college football. He’s piling up touchdowns at a record pace and making defenders look silly on the field. His speed, elusiveness, and cutback ability may, in fact, be...Continue reading »