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Last week I read no fewer than 3 columns from Detroit Free Press sports writer Drew Sharp, essentially saying Louisville had zero chance to beat Michigan State. There’s still video of him joining Eric Crawford and Rick Bozich on their webcast on the CJ’s website in which he expresses his less than enthusiastic views on the Cardinals. So, fast-forward 5 days...Continue reading »

  I still can’t believe it. I mean, I can to a certain degree once they started winning games back in New York in the Big East Tournament, but when you look back 5 weeks ago……no way. Yet here we are, under some almost unfathomable circumstances as Louisville repeats its 2005 run out of the west as a 4 seed and will once again head back to the Final...Continue reading »

Great Piece today from CBS’ Matt Norlander (frequent guest of LSL Radio) who breaks down the enigmatic relationship between Russ Smith and Rick Pitino. Say what you want about both (and people have certainly said plenty) but each has come through huge for this team down the stretch and we’re damn lucky to have them as part of our program. Pitino appears far...Continue reading »

vs.  Opponent: Florida Gators Game Location: Phoenix, Arizona – West Regional Finals Head Coach: Billy Donovan Record: 26-10 Spread: Louisville – 1 TV / Radio: TBS / WHAS-84 Commentators: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Len Elmore / Paul Rogers, Bob Valvano Last Meeting: Louisville 74, Florida 71 – Dec 11th 2004 in Gainesville   With their win on Thursday over...Continue reading »

       Vs         Opponent: Michigan State Spartans Game Location: Phoenix, Arizona – West Region Semifinals Head Coach: Tom Izzo Record: 29-7 Spread: Michigan State – 4 Tip Off – 7:47 EST TV / Radio: TBS / 84-WHAS Commentators: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Len Elmore / Paul Rogers, Bob Valvano   How They Got Here We all know Louisville’s...Continue reading »

Why do sports fans feel compelled to do superstitious things? Why is the final place you decide to watch the “big game” such an incredibly important factor in your team’s quest for ultimate glory? Well, I have no freaking clue, but I can promise you this much: they absolutely do matter. All the way down to the most finite detail, they matter. Sports fans...Continue reading »

The times and full TV schedule for Thursday and Friday’s Sweet 16 games have been released, and the Cards will tip off at 7:47 on Thursday in Phoenix. The game will once again be carried on TBS and be called by Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller and Len Elmore. Here’s a quick list of all other times, dates an locations:     THURSDAY 7:15, CBS: Boston —...Continue reading »

After a 65-61 win over Saint Louis earlier this afternoon, The University of Louisville has its opponent for the Sweet 16 – Michigan State. The last time thsee two teams met, of course, was in the Elite 8 of the 2009 Tournament in which the Spartans upset the #1 overall seeded Cardinals, 64-52 in Indianapolis. The 2-seeded Spartans also went on to take care of a...Continue reading »

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I’ll have the regular, more in-depth preview up on the site later tonight or tomorrow morning, but in the meantime I wanted to break down some of  the strengths, weaknesses and general information on Louisville’s next opponent, the New Mexico Lobos. Head Coach – Steve Alford. The former Indiana star has found a nice niche down in the southwest after...Continue reading »

       Vs       Opponent: Davidson Wildcats Game Location: Portland, Oregon, Second Rd of the NCAA Tournament Head Coach: Bob McKillop Conference: Southern Conference Record: 25-7 Best Win: Kansas Spread: Louisville – 7.5 TV / Radio: TBS / WHAS-84 Analysts: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner / Paul Rogers / Doug Ormay   Let the madness begin……. You...Continue reading »

  I’m not even sure where to start. It’s funny, really, how things end up happening in the end. It may seem like a simple, over-used phrase, but things definitely do happen for a reason. Perhaps this chapter of Louisville basketball happened exactly according to plan. Maybe this team was supposed to suffer through agonizing injury after agonizing injury....Continue reading »

  There’s really only one thing better than seeing the Cards play three straight nights ……and that’s getting revenge on a second straight ranked team and setting yourself up to play for a 4th straight night. I’m not sure who this team is or what they’ve done with the regular season Cards, but I’m falling in love quick and...Continue reading »