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Without a doubt, the first priority for the Big East to improve their national image is to win their out-of-conference games against other teams from BCS leagues.  Teams from the Big East will have several chances to do just that in the 2012 season.  Here’s how LSL predicts it will go: Louisville: (2-0) Wins against Kentucky (SEC) and North Carolina (ACC) Cincinnati:...Continue reading »

During Thusday’s stop on the Cardinal Caravan tour at Captain’s Quarters, Louisville Athletic Director Tom Jurich addressed a crowd of U of L fans as stormy weather seemed immenent with dark clouds, lightning and thunder overhead. The storm never did come during the event, but Jurich caused a bit of a storm himself with his comments to the fans regarding...Continue reading »

This is what Brian Ethridge, a Baylor sports writer, is reporting about the agreed upon bowl game between the SEC and the Big XII. Champions Bowl contract requires both conferences to have a CCG — Brian Ethridge (@TruthOrBear247) July 20, 2012   This is an interesting situation, to say the least. The SEC has 14 teams. They are good to go. A conference needs 12...Continue reading »

Right now is that time of year we are all in college sports limbo. Basketball ended months ago, and football is still over a month away. It is a dead period for fans itching for news on their favorite college teams and players. Louisville fans are no exception, especially since we have so much to look forward to. We try to find news when we can, and recruiting and practice...Continue reading »

As a general rule of thumb, I typically don’t put too much stock in the whole “package deal” scenario when it comes to recruiting. For every instance in which it’s actually happened, there’s 2 or 3 other scenarios in which it hasn’t. Nonetheless, it doesn’t make the current Cat Barber – Troy Wiliiams situation any less intriguing....Continue reading »

As a player who has already received what seems to be a lifetime supply of second chances, former Louisville basketball player Derrick Caracter is getting yet another one. Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com posted a story today about Caracter’s intended journey back to the NBA, starting out by playing for the Atlanta Hawks summer league team along with former Louisville...Continue reading »

Thanks to Mike Rutherford over at Card Chronicle (or whoever sent him this), who somehow always has these handy, we now have this little gem for the summer: Nothing quite says “Cardinal Summer” like Rick Pitino relaxing on a raft throwing up Ls, making it look so easy. Calipari stays up at night wishing he could rock out on a raft like that. And the yellow...Continue reading »

  Hard to argue with this one. ESPN national college basketball writer Myron Medcalf published a column today detailing the Top Ten Most Indispensable Players in college basketball and Louisville’s own Peyton Siva appears at #3. The undisputed leader of the team and two-time captain is the engine that makes this team go, and it was no coincidence that when...Continue reading »

  If you missed it, WDRB.com columnist (still feels weird saying that) Rick Bozich wrote an interesting article this morning about current Indiana head coach Tom Crean and how he’s emulating former Louisville coach Denny Crum’s legendary 80’s defense. Cool Hand Luke was known for his constantly-changing defenses that were fueled by long, rangy athletes...Continue reading »

The big news of the day in the the never-ending circus that is conference realignment as it relates to U of L is this tweet by Dennis Dodds of CBS Sports, in which he reports that Tony Barnhart, a writer for CBS Sports as well as the Atlanta Journal Constitution, said on Tim Brando’s radio show that he thought U of L would be the next team to join the Big XII....Continue reading »

It was still another strong year for McDonnell’s Cards   First off, major props to head coach Dan McDonnell and the Cardinal Nine. McDonnell has single-handedly made Louisville baseball a true contender year in and year out, and I think it’s safe to say that the future of the program is in good hands. Like so many other of Tom Jurich’s hires, it...Continue reading »

  As the 2012 preseason college football publications begin to hit the shelves, the on-line sites are also jumping in with their predictions and previews. We posted the Lindy’s preview earlier, and now SB Nation has taken their crack at the Cards. They predict somewhere around 8 or 9 wins and believe that Louisville can and should compete for a title in the...Continue reading »

The basketball team made to the Final Four this year from out West, could it be in the cards for the baseball team to reach college baseball’s promised land? #3 seed Louisville plays #2 seed New Mexico State at 7:00 on ESPNU on Friday night #1 seed Arizona plays #4 seed Missouri *All games will be played in Tucson View the NCAA Tournament bracket HERE VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please...Continue reading »