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The guys welcomed Steve Hogan, the CEO of the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, for the scoop on his bowl game, the selection process, and what Cards fans can do during their stay in Louisville.  We also discussed the late season swoon and touched on a little football recruiting.  VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...

Lamar was officially named as a Heisman Trophy candidate on Monday, the first time in school history.  UofL is going all in to promote him this week, and they’ve only just begun.  Last night, he won the Walter Camp Player of the Year award as well as the Maxwell – for the best player in college football. Congrats to Lamar Jackson, winner the Walter Camp Player of the Year award! Jackson is the first Cardinals player to win the honor. #L1C4 pic.twitter.com/epRAaTqx80 — LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) December...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Southern Illinois Edition   Getting to know the Salukis: Head Coach: Barry Hinson Record: 5-3 Conference: Missouri Valley Conference    Southern Illinois has begun to turn things around after hitting the skids for a few seasons. Last year the Salukis won 22 games and are off to a 5-3 start in 2016 thanks to their veteran leadership.   The Front Court: SIU returns a wealth of experience and it starts upfront with 6’7” Senior Forward Sean O’Brien. The Preseason All-MVC 2nd Teamer is the team’s top...Continue reading »

  So, we’re really doing this, huh? We’re actually witnessing people contemplate whether anyone other than Louisville QB Lamar Jackson is winning the Heisman Trophy? Okay…*sigh*…let’s get this out of the way. Now, don’t get me wrong, following Louisville’s second straight loss of the season in the season finale vs. Kentucky, I had my doubts. I thought that a couple of great performances by Washington’s Jake Browning or Alabama’s Jalen Hurts could very possibly bump Jackson aside. However,...Continue reading »

The UofL staff landed one of their top D-Line prospects today when 6’3, 315 lb. Ben Hutch committed to Louisville today.  The high 3-star recruit picked UofL over Penn State and Texas A&M and it boosted the Cards’ recruiting class ranking to 26th nationally and 5th in the ACC according to the 247Sports Composite.  Check out his highlights HERE. Hutch is the first of what could be a few more commitments in the coming weeks.  The staff has been targeting areas of need – namely both lines – and hosted...Continue reading »

Montrezl Harrell enjoyed a dunking barrage en route to defeating the hottest team in the NBA.  Some of the greatest memories Louisville Cardinals fans have of Montrezl Harrell typically include major dunks and posterizations handed upon poor opponents’ souls.  Now in the NBA, “Monsta Trez” is doing plenty of the same — to greater opponents.  On Thursday evening, the Houston Rockets faced the NBA’s top squad — the Golden State Warriors — which features Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Grand Canyon Edition   Getting to Know the Antelopes: Head Coach: Dan Majerle Record: 3-3 Conference: WAC   Grand Canyon will host their biggest home game in program history on Saturday night as Louisville comes to town. Head Coach Dan Majerle has compared their home environment to that of Cameron Indoor Stadium.   Front Court: GCU lost some of the production from last season in the Front Court but seem as though to have reloaded nicely. 6’6” Junior Keonta Vernon is a big, athletic presence at the Forward...Continue reading »

 Edgar Sosa is taking his game to a new level in Italy by showcasing a newfound prolific scoring ability.  At the University of Louisville, Edgar Sosa had to focus on defense or head coach Rick Pitino would not play him. It took time, but Sosa got his head in the game.  Since moving onto international league play, Edgar Sosa has become a more complete player. Though he may never be the biggest player on the court, he has improved in all facets of the game. Now, he is setting new heights to his professional basketball career.  Recently,...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Purdue Edition Head Coach: Matt Painter Record: 5-1 Conference: Big Ten Ranking: #15   Purdue has rattled off 4 wins in a row following their lone loss of the season to #2 Villanova. The Boilermakers have good size across the board and are very physical down low.   The Frontcourt: Purdue has one of the best true Centers in college basketball in Junior Isaac Hass. The 7’2” 290lb big man is a very physical presence under the basket. Hass has a team high 5 blocks and 4.8 rebounds per game. In his 23 minutes of...Continue reading »

If there are two things about the College Football Playoff committee that have been consistent, it’s that they love brand name football and do not like Louisville. Like, at all. The committee released their updated rankings Tuesday night, and following back to back losses to Houston and Kentucky, Louisville, who was #5 just two weeks ago, fell to #13. A team who they beat by 43 points earlier in the season and is behind Louisville in the ACC standings, though, jumped them to #12. That’s right, the same Florida State team Louisville...Continue reading »

The sting from this epic late season collapse is still resonating, but it’s now time to look at the possibilities for the Cards in postseason play.  Just two weeks ago the Cards were No. 5 in the CFB Playoff rankings, then the Houston debacle happened.  No need to revisit Saturday’s embarrassment.  And since UofL played their way of the Orange Bowl, they have a likely bowl destination in Orlando in either the Citrus against a team from the SEC and the Russell Athletic Bowl versus a team from the Big 12....Continue reading »

“Louisville Sports Live” analyzes and discusses the weekly performances of former Louisville Cardinals Chinanu Onuaku, Montrezl Harrell, Gorgui Dieng, and Terry Rozier.  Have you been keeping up with your favorite Louisville Cardinals alumni in the NBA? Don’t worry, Louisville Sports Live is here to keep you up to date on your favorite players’ performances on the big stage of basketball! For the week of November 20, 2016 through November 26, 2016, this is what these four Louisville legends have produced while...Continue reading »

  When Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich re-hired Bobby Petrino to be the football program’s head coach in 2014, the thought of his name being uttered in the same breath as a failed former coach like Steve Kragthorpe seemed beyond rational thought, but…well, here we are. The Cards’ completion of their season collapse at home on senior day vs. 26-point underdog Kentucky 41-38 was certainly Kragthorpe-ian in nature. After a promising 2-minute opening drive that gave Louisville a 7-0 lead was soon followed by the...Continue reading »