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When college basketball fans discuss the top college basketball programs nationally, Louisville and Indiana are in the conversation.  Both are outside of the top five – Kentucky, UCLA, Duke, North Carolina, and Kansas have those spots locked up.  After those five bluebloods, IU has usually been listed sixth with UofL in seventh.  However, given the last fifteen years, the Louisville program has overtaken Indiana for the sixth spot in terms of the all-time greatest programs.  Yes, IU has UofL beaten in national titles...Continue reading »

  Louisville lost its final three games of the 2016 season in embarrassing fashion, but since the New Year’s Eve loss to LSU in the Citrus Bowl, coach Bobby Petrino has taken on the offseason with far more success. If there was two areas that hurt Louisville this season and drove fans up a wall with frustration, it was the confusion among players on defense and the total lack of discipline and toughness on the offensive line. The defense, though, while frustrating at times, could not be considered a true weak spot, given three...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Duke Edition   Getting to Know the Blue Devils: Head Coach: Jeff Capel (interim) Record: 14-3 (2-2) National Rank: 7th   The Blue Devils are a very different team than most expected. What looked like in the preseason a team that could possibly go undefeated, is now a team playing a little disjointed and without their head coach do to a back surgery.   The Front Court: The Blue Devils are thin in the Front Court in terms of health and experience. Duke will be without star Forward Amile Jefferson when they...Continue reading »

After a week’s hiatus, the guys are back talking all things UofL football, basketball, recruiting, and ACC.  Bulldawgs 247Sports Publisher Paul Jones joined us to discuss the background of new DC Peter Sirmon.  4-star Signee S C.J. Avery joined the show to discuss why he chose UofL.   The guys also shared their thoughts on what caused the late season collapse and how good this football recruiting class will be.  Ethan and Nick explained why the basketball team has the potential to go to the Final Four.  VN:F...Continue reading »

Currently, the 2017 class ranks 27th nationally and 6th in the ACC according to 247Sports Composite rankings.  That ranking figures to remain steady because it’s bolstered by 4-star S CJ Avery  who committed to UofL (over Auburn, Ole Miss and Mississippi State).  The Under Armour All-American will be an early enrollee who will battle for a starting spot.  He was a guest on LSL radio last night.  View his highlights HERE.   January 13th-15th will be a monster recruiting weekend for the...Continue reading »

There is no doubt.  The ACC is King of College Football in 2016.  With a national title, two New Year’s Six bowl wins, the Heisman Trophy winner, and the best bowl record (9-3), the ACC surpassed the SEC for the top conference.  While UofL did nothing to help the league in the out of conference schedule against the SEC this year, the league finished (10-4) against the juggernaut as well as (6-2) against the Big Ten.  Both leagues were perceived to be better than the ACC – that’s no longer the case.  LSL...Continue reading »

“Louisville Sports Live” analyzes and discusses the weekly performances of former Louisville Cardinals Montrezl Harrell, Gorgui Dieng, Terry Rozier, Chinanu Onuaku, and Chane Behanan. For the week of January 1st, 2017 through January 7th, 2017, “Louisville Sports Live” wants to keep you up to date as we begin the New Year!  A handful of ex-Cardinals are represting Louisville very well while donning professional uniforms. How are have they fared in the past week against major competition? Can a few of them help...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Pittsburgh Edition   Getting to know the Panthers:   Head Coach: Kevin Stallings Record: 12-4 National Rank: Not Ranked   Kevin Stallings is in his first season as Pitt Head Coach following Jamie Dixons return to his alma mater, TCU. Stallings brings an aggressive style of play to the Steel City. The Panthers will look to push the tempo and create mismatches with their motion offense.   The Front Court: Stallings inherits a team with a wealth of experience particularly in the Front Court. An All-ACC player...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Georgia Tech Edition Getting to know the Yellow Jackets: Head Coach: Josh Pastner Record: 9-6 (1-1) National Rank: N/A   Georgia Tech will play the last of three top 10 teams to open ACC play as they welcome Louisville into McCamish Pavilion. The Yellow Jackets notched an upset win over North Carolina but then suffered a terrible defeat to Duke on Wednesday night.   The Front Court: Georgia Tech plays a more conventional line up featuring a Center, and they’ve got a good one in Ben Lammers. The 6’10” Junior...Continue reading »

Most UofL football fans have been asking themselves, “How could a season with so much promise end up such a flop?”  You can try to rationalize it and blame it on someone or a position group, etc.  But the collapse comes down to one simple thing – expectations.  Numerous times in the preseason and up until the Clemson game we heard Coach Petrino talk about the program’s goal of winning a national championship.   That’s a great goal to have for the program – but it’s...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Notre Dame Edition   Getting to Know the Fighting Irish: Head Coach: Mike Brey Record: 12-2 National Rank: 23rd   Notre Dame appears to be one of the top teams in the ACC again this season. The Irish are a very well coached group with a lot of veteran leadership. Notre Dame’s two losses this season have come to #1 Villanova and one of the Big Ten’s best team, in-state rival Purdue.   The Front Court: The Irish have one of the most experienced front courts in the ACC starting with Senior V.J Beachem....Continue reading »

“Louisville Sports Live” analyzes and discusses the weekly performances of former Louisville Cardinals Montrezl Harrell, Gorgui Dieng, Terry Rozier, Chinanu Onuaku, Damion Lee, and Chane Behanan.  For the week of December 25th, 2016 through December 31st, 2016,  this is what some of your favorite former Louisville Cardinals managed to produce in their professional basketball careers.  Chinanu Onuaku finally received his very first minutes in the NBA, but  it was a quick return to the Developmental League for the...Continue reading »

  There is really no point in typing another 1,000+ words on what everyone and their brother now knows: Bobby Petrino and the Louisville football team engineered arguably the most embarrassing collapse in program history 6 of the last 8 games of the 2016 season, making virtually no adjustments along the way. After Saturday afternoon’s national humiliation at the hands of an above average at best LSU team without its best player, there is also really nothing more left to say even if one wanted to do so. At least nothing that...Continue reading »