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(Despite an off shooting night, Wayne Blackshear is making huge strides. Photo – After the 2013 National Championship banner was raised in the YUM! Center this past Saturday in an emotional ceremony, the lights came back on, the new-look Cards took the court, and all traces of that championship team disappeared. Despite returning several players and...Continue reading »

  (Photo – Jeff Reinking – UofL Sports)   I’m not sure if it was the pageantry of the Championship banner ceremony or just the fact that it took a while to shake off the rust, but the Cards looked sluggish and out-of-sync for the entire first half and struggled to make easy shots. By my unofficial count, they missed 6 lay-up’s with little...Continue reading »

If you didn’t get a chance to attend the game, here’s footage of the unveiling of the NCAA Champion banner before the Cards took on Charleston. ...Continue reading »

  Last month we told you about a new prospect to keep your eye on as the Cards look to close out their 2014 recruiting efforts. Bakary Konate, a 6’11, 210 lb center from Wichita, Kansas (via Bamako, Mali) received an offer from the Louisville staff 4 weeks ago when they traveled to his Sunrise Cristian Academy school and saw him play in person. Rick Pitino...Continue reading »

Photo – gamedayr It’s not exactly a new revelation that UofL returns a lot more experience than UK; it’s a ‘captain obvious’ statement.  As we discussed on the radio show this week, Coach Pitino gets kids who he can develop in 3-4 years, and Cal prefers the one-and-done method.   There’s a drastic difference in philosophy, but it...Continue reading »

Photo – @JoeyJWagner The college basketball season tips off today and your defending national champions will begin the defense of their title on Saturday.  As the new year approaches, a couple of sites churned out some last minute rankings and predictions.  Luke Winn of Sports Illustrated went with proven college talent (Louisville) over high school super stars...Continue reading »

(Photo – Jeff Reinking / UofL Athletics)   In their second exhibition tune-up before the start of the regular season, the #3 ranked Louisville Cardinals took care of visiting NAIA Pikeville, 90-61. The game certainly had its highs and lows, but the big story was the return of injured guard Kevin Ware, who saw his first action since suffering a compound fracture...Continue reading »

Photo – @ULFlyingCard *Kevin Ware returned to game action for the first time since March 31st and buried his first 3 and totaled 6 points and 4 rebounds in 10 minutes. *Chris Jones showed out in all facets tonight, scoring 19 points, grabbing 6 boards, and handing out 3 assists. *Wayne Blackshear fouled out in 15 minutes, but scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. *”MegaTrez”...Continue reading »

(Photo – USA Today)   Kentucky is loaded with young talent but will they fall into the same trap that kept them out of last year’s NCAA...Continue reading »

     Vs       Opponent: Pikeville Bears Game Location: KFC Yum Center – Louisville, Ky. Tip Off: 7:00 pm 2013-2014 Record: 3-0 Last Meeting: 93-57, Louisville; November 1st, 2012 Head Coach: Kelly Wells (8th Season) TV: WHAS-11 with Drew Deener and Bob Valvano on the call Radio: 790 WKRD & joined in progress on WHAS-84 with Paul Rogers and Doug Ormay on...Continue reading »

(Photo – Canadian Press)   This one would have been huge for Louisville, but the Cards ultimately came up short as Indianapolis Tech superstar Trey Lyles opted instead to play his college basketball at Kentucky. According to Lyles’ press conference (which was aired nationally on ESPNU), UK head coach John Calipari’s track record with recent NBA...Continue reading »

(Photo – Jeff Reinking /   Louisville freshman Anton Gill is a big-time scoring guard who possesses a silky-smooth jumper and an outstanding work-ethic. The Raleigh, North Carolina native played alongside fellow freshman Terry Rozier last season at Hargrave Military Academy and this year he’s ready to play big minutes for the defending National...Continue reading »

With the stoppage of conference realignment for the foreseeable future, the ACC came out smelling like roses when the dust settled.  They nabbed Big...Continue reading »