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(Photo – Sports Illustrated)   Louisville’s “Russdiculous” Russ Smith is back on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The publication’s college basketball preview hits stores this week and Smith appears alongside Kentucky’s Julius Randle. It’s one of four regional covers to be released by SI (the others feature Michigan and Michigan...Continue reading »

Photo – 247sports National Signing Day came and went without much fanfare for the defending national champions as the Cards signed 5-star SF Shaqquan...Continue reading »

Photo – gocards.com *Russ went for 30 in 25 minutes, going 12-22 from the field and handed out 5 assists. *Wayne shot the ball well, scoring 9 points, all on 3-pointers. *Chris Jones was strong in all facets, scoring 20 points and dishing 7 assists with 0 turnovers. *Luke and Chane made their season debuts; Hancock going for 8 in 15 minutes and Behanan for 4 in...Continue reading »

     Vs       Opponent: Hofstra Pride Game Location: KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, Ky. Tip Off: 7:07 pm Record: 1-1 Head Coach: Joe Mihalich (1st Season) Conference: Colonial Athletic Association TV: WHAS-11 & ESPN3 with Drew Deener & Bob Valvano on the call Radio: 790 WKRD with Paul Rogers & Doug Ormay on the call Last Meeting: Louisville 75,...Continue reading »

(Photo – USA Today)   Speaking with reporters this afternoon at a press conference, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino announced that suspended...Continue reading »

(Photo — AP)   ESPN’s college basketball insider Jeff Goodman was in Louisville last Sunday for the Cards’ exhibition game against Pikeville College. After the game, Goodman sat down with Kevin Ware for ESPN’s Sunday conversation. Ware hit his first shot — a three pointer — and finished the game with six points and four rebounds...Continue reading »

(Despite an off shooting night, Wayne Blackshear is making huge strides. Photo – GoCards.com) 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 »