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Like he did last year, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has issued a declaration that Friday will be “Cardinal Red Day”.  It’s beautiful when the city comes together like this to support the hometown team.  So tell your friends, neighbors, dogs, whoever – to wear red to rep the Cards. Fischer encouraged people to wear red, businesses to display...Continue reading »

  All photos above courtesy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution via CBSSports.com *Other Final Four odds and ends There are 74,600 “viewable seats,” which is actually about what the Mercedes-Benz Superdome held last year, though I have to say the Georgia Dome feels much, much more intimate than the Superdome or Cowboys Stadium. The video board is octagonal...Continue reading »

-An overview of the Cards from CBS Sports Why Louisville might win it all: The Cardinals are the favorites, and for good reason. Peyton Siva and Russ Smith have been nearly impossible to keep out of the paint, and each is capable of penetrating to collapse the defense. Once there, they can score themselves, kick out to shooters or dump off to Gorgui Dieng. The defensive...Continue reading »

Much has been made recently about the NCAA, schools, and shoe companies making money hand-over-fist off of amateur athletes.  When adidas announced that it had made “Ri5e To The Occasion” shirts that featured Kevin Ware’s number 5, the outcry became even louder.  However, as far as UofL goes, they will not profit from anything in regards to Ware’s...Continue reading »

Alright, get your mind out of the gutter, this site caters to families.  According to WSU’s website, a “shocker” is someone who harvests wheat.  The nickname originated in 1904 during a football game. This question has been asked numerous times over the last few days, so we’d figure we would do some quick research and fill you in.  Plus, the...Continue reading »

This Wichita State team has taken the nation by storm, beating a Big East team in Pitt, a #1 seed in Gonzaga, the other Cinderella in LaSalle, and finally a hot 2 seed in Ohio State to advance to their program’s second Final Four.  The Cards and Shockers used to be conference mates in the Missouri Valley, with UofL holding a 19-5 series advantage), but haven’t...Continue reading »

ESPN got first crack at Kevin Ware as he sits down for a long, emotional interview to discuss his injury and the team’s chances in the Final Four. Pretty amazing candor from the young man. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 9.9/10 (18 votes cast)...

The talk of the entire nation, Louisville’s Kevin Ware was put on one of the four regional covers of SI this week. Inside the magazine, Luke Winn shares an uplifting story of Ware’s bravery through it all and how his mother reacted when she saw it on television.  With just five simple words, he was able to reassure his mom that everything would work out. ...Continue reading »

  Louisville’s Russ Smith was named to the Associated Press’s All-American teams yesterday, making him the first UofL player to earn that distinction since Reece Gaines in 2003. Smith was named to the AP’s 3rd team, along with DeShaun Thomas (Ohio State), Jeff Withey (Kansas), Erick Green (Virginia Tech) and Nate Wolters (South Dakota State). While...Continue reading »

A great piece by The Courier-Journal’s Adam Himmelsbach that details the whirlwind of the Duke game, the broken leg, and the outpouring of support nationwide. It’s crazy how this entire situation has taken on a life of its own. People from LeBron James to NCAA President Mark Emmert have reached out to Ware and showed their support. Hell, even Little Blue Nation...Continue reading »