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Along with the CBS article that came out today, Sports Illustrated voted their own preseason rankings for the ACC. Luckily for Louisville fans, this poll has Louisville just a little bit higher than the CBS poll. In this poll, Louisville is ranked second behind the favorite Duke. If you want to read the whole preview, it is lengthy, you can read it here. They go into great detail about each team and below you can see Louisville’s preview.   Louisville SI/Hanner Projected 2014-15 stats Name pos. class ppg rpg apg o-rating Montrezl...Continue reading »

Earlier today the writers at CBS ranked the ACC for the upcoming season. As expected, it is the usual teams up top for the 6 writers that participated. Duke came in as the favorite for 4 of the 6 writers but Louisville was named the favorite for Jon Rothstein. The other first place vote went to North Carolina by Doug Gottlieb. Also Mr. Gottlieb picked Louisville to finish 4th, behind everyone else’s third place predictions. I don’t think I have ever seen him pick Louisville to win so this is not a surprise. If you want to view...Continue reading »

The Cards will make their first trip ever to Notre Dame in November, but we now know the three other occasions these two schools will meet on the football field.  The ACC-Notre Dame scheduling agreement runs through 2025. The previously released three-year, 15-game schedule began with four games this fall and runs through 2016. The expanded slate released on Tuesday adds the matchups for the following nine years, with specific playing dates set through 2019. Highlights include a pair of Labor Day Monday matchups in 2019 (at Louisville) and...Continue reading »

LSL caught up with Chris during Media Day to get the latest on his improvement and what he thinks this team is capable of this year. LSL: Everyone has said that since you lost some weight that you’ve much harder to guard.  What’s one thing you’ve noticed about yourself the most since losing the weight? CJ: I think me being quicker.  I was already strong, so it’s harder to stay in front of me.  I think another thing is just me listening to Coach about it.  I tried to fight it last year.  It became a good thing,...Continue reading »

It constantly changes, but UofL’s bowl projections for the most part would make for an attractive match-up.  Here’s where the Cards are projected this week: Athlon Sports – Belk Bowl vs. South Carolina CBS Sports – Sun Bowl vs. Stanford ESPN – TaxSlayer (formerly Gator) Bowl vs. LSU; Music City Bowl vs. Texas A&M Phil Steele – Sun Bowl vs. Russell Athletic vs. Kansas State Hard to argue with the ACCDN’s Jeff Fischel’s Power Rankings       VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating:...Continue reading »

The UofL basketball team held its annual Tip-off luncheon and Coach Pitino shared the vision for the upcoming season. Video courtesy of The Courier-Journal   VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 6.0/10 (2 votes cast)...

  Louisville coach Bobby Petrino tinkered with his lineup Saturday vs. NC State, inserting three new players into the starting offense, and what resulted was an efficient and disciplined offensive performance unlike any other performance Louisville has had this season. The Cards not only welcomed back star WR DeVante Parker, but a healthy Michael Dyer got his first start at RB, and redshirt junior Aaron Epps replaced a struggling Ryan Mack at right tackle on the starting offensive line. It was the first time each of the three players...Continue reading »

LSL caught up with UofL All-American Montrezl Harrell to get his take on the upcoming season and the leadership role he plays. LSL: It seemed that when you first set foot on campus you were a vocal leader.  Entering your junior year you are the leader.  How have you grown into that role through your three years here? MH: Throughout my three years I’ve had the chance to be around a lot of great leaders here and a lot of great people.  Peyton taught me  the right way of how to carry myself on and off the court.  Gorgui taught me my...Continue reading »

With the the beginning of the 2014-15 season about to get underway, it’s time to peruse the new media guide for some interesting tidbits and statistics.  Here are some that stand out: *Coach Pitino has five of UofL’s eight 30-win seasons. *Louisville has had 12-straight 20-win seasons. *UofL is tied for fourth-most Sweet 16s with 20. *The Cards have the second most wins (121) over the last four years. (Kansas, 123)  UofL’s 96 wins over the past 3 seasons is the most of anyone. *Louisville has a winning series record against...Continue reading »

With the first of two scrimmages and Media Day complete, there’s a ton to takeaway from Sunday’s activities.  Here’s what we can tell you after talking with the 2014-15 Cards…. *Trez has embraced the leadership role.  He learned a lot about that quality from Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng and is helping out whenever the opportunity presents itself.  In the scrimmage he was praising his teammates when they made plays and coaching them up when they made mistakes.  His fire and intensity remains unmatched.. *Terry Rozier...Continue reading »