On the radio show this week, we mentioned the fact that the conference realignment rumor mill has fired up again. Here’s one of the articles we were talking about…. Ah yes – Texas. The Longhorns aren’t oblivious to their rivals to the north. In a perfect world for Texas (as described to me by my Big 12 guy), they would want to join the ACC as full members with… wait for it… Notre Dame. Apparently, the UT people are convinced that the new College Football Playoff system will eventually drive the Irish to join a conference...Continue reading »
The guys spoke on a variety of topics including the 2016 football recruiting class, new targets for Coach Pitino, and the recent conference realignment rumors. Christian Dudley of BealeStreetBears.com joined us to discuss how Russ Smith will figure into the Memphis Grizzlies’ rotation. You can listen to the podcast via SoundCloud. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 1.0/10 (1 vote cast)...
The season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to take a look at the league’s upcoming composite schedule. Florida State took a beating from Oregon in the first ever CFB Playoff, but Georgia Tech defeated Mississippi State in the Orange Bowl and Clemson destroyed Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl. The ACC went a perfect 4-0 against the SEC during “rivalry weekend”. For a league still looking for its due respect, 2015 offers up many chances for the conference to make an impressive mark. Here’s...Continue reading »
As expected, Russ’ superb summer league stint equaled a guaranteed payday for the Louisville legend as his 2015-16 contract is guaranteed with the Memphis Grizzlies. According to Mark Blankenbaker of thecrunchzone.com, he’ll be paid $845,059. Christian Dudley, of BealeStreetBears.com, broke it all down for us. This could easily transition into a bargain contract for the Memphis Grizzlies, especially if the 2015 Orlando Summer League was any indication. The Grizz own a team option on his contract for the 2016-17 season, where...Continue reading »
As is the case a week after the ACC Kickoff, the head coaches of all the ACC schools converge on the worldwide leader’s headquarters in Bristol. Cooch Petrino was in today’s group and was busy with a wide variety of print, television, and radio media talking up UofL football. Here are some highlights: Head coach @CoachPetrinoUL headed to ESPN for Car Wash on Monday. http://t.co/jv1ArKGmFm pic.twitter.com/ysu5mRSUBv — LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) July 24, 2015 *Bonnafon is leading the QB race going into fall camp. “Coming...Continue reading »
This past week, the UofL football staff and program reaped the benefits of a huge recruiting bonanza. After reeling in 4-star QB Jawon Pass, UofL received commitments from four other prospects, all high-to-mid 3-star status. UofL’s class now ranks in the top 30 – and top 5 in the ACC – in all the major recruiting service rankings. The staff has the luxury of being picky when it comes to filling out the remainder of the class. Look for the staff to target prospects on the offensive and defensive lines. The 2016 haul...Continue reading »
Fall camp doesn’t start until August 6th so all we can do is wait….and come up with creative stories/posts to spark some conversation. LSL takes a look at the 2015 slate and ranks each opponent, from easiest to mist difficult. The record from last year is in parenthesis) 12. Samford (7-5) They’re an FCS school, and UofL should roll. The Bulldogs lost to FBS foes TCU, 48-14 and Auburn, 31-7. 11. Syracuse (3-9) The Cards beat the Orange on the road, 28-6 last year. It should be uglier at home this season. 10. at...Continue reading »
It has been a successful recruiting week for the Louisville Football Cards. Within the past week, the Cards have landed commitments from quarterback Jawon Pass, defensive end Mike Boykin, linebacker T.J. Brunson, and wide receiver Keion Wakefield. Wakefield committed earlier today and now coach Bobby Petrino has added his second commitment of the day as 3-star Tucker, Georgia defensive end Tabarius Peterson joined the fold. You can view the entire class right here. Here are his highlights. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating:...Continue reading »
3-star speedster Keion Wakefield made it official and verbally committed to UofL today at a ceremony at Male High School. The 5’11 prospect chose Louisville over UK, Indiana, and Purdue. Wakefield is the perfect example of a kid who UofL nneds to keep in the city. An athletic wideout with great hands is someone who Petrino will can use in the slot in addition to returning kicks and punts. His commitment caps an extremely successful recruiting week for the UofL football program. *View his highlight reel HERE. *Take a look at the...Continue reading »
Yes, please @adidasHoops. #Louisville pic.twitter.com/PfM6aJEf1W" — LouisvilleSportsLive (@LvilleSprtsLive) July 23, 2015 Simple and traditional. You can’t go wrong with uniform combinations when you include those qualities. These adidas renderings surfaced on-line and they have drawn rave reviews from CardNation. However, there’s nothing official in terms of what the team will wear for the 2015-16 season. UofL will likely wear this past season’s tournament uniform when they travel to Puerto Rico next month. *Shout...Continue reading »
The guys spoke to Mike Hughes of insidetheville.com (at 26:55) to get his take on the last three football commitments as well as what he thinks Maverick Rowan will do. David Teel of the Daily Press (Va.) (at 1:14:55) gave us the latest on the potential ACC Network and recapped the ACC Kickoff. *You can listen HERE or via Sound Cloud. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)...
The guys are back this week today at 6:00 on 93.9 The Ville talking all things UofL football, basketball, and recruiting. We’ll analyze the talented 2016 football recruiting, recap the ACC Kickoff, and try to figure out what Maverick Rowan is doing in regards to his reclassification and college decision. The “summer show question” is what will UofL football’s record be this year? LSL will speak to insidetheville.com’s Mike Hughes to get the complete scouting report of the last three commitments to the football...Continue reading »
*The ESPN.com ACC bloggers provided an overview of the day’s news. Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said he’s still waiting on final word that former TCU star Devonte Fields will be cleared to play this season. Fields was dismissed from TCU after a domestic assault charge, but those charges were dropped with Fields’ completion of an anger management course. “The legal case has been cleared and everything dropped,” Petrino said, “but we’re waiting for certification [from the NCAA] and the university tells us...Continue reading »