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(Photo — 247 sports)   Jonah Bolden, a 5-star power forward from Henderson (NV) Findlay Prep High School, has narrowed his list to six schools and Louisville made the list. Bolden, 247 sports’ 24th rated prospect, is from Australia and can play both the 3 and 4 spots. Bolden also played for the Australian Olympic team in the FIBA U-19 basketball tournament and would be a huge late addition to Louisville’s 2014 recruiting class. The 6-9, 210 lb Bolden broke the news on twitter tonight and the Cards are joined by Indiana,...Continue reading »

(Photo – Kevin Cox / Getty Images)   Russ Smith On the chemistry with Chris Jones: “The chemistry that Chris (Jones) and I have is really good. It’s like listening to music. We vibe off each other and play well together. We’re both unselfish and competitive. We’re not competing with one another, we just both like to attack and we can both score the ball. Chris is really good sneaking up on people defensively and we both move our feet well.” On the identity of the team so far: “The identity of...Continue reading »

(Photo – Jeff Reinking / UofL athletics)   Through its first three games, Louisville has dominated their competition and, in doing so, they’ve been incredibly efficient. The Cards have outscored their opponents by a combined 95 points (266-171) and have only committed 18 total turnovers (their 6 per game average leads the nation). Statistical guru Ken Pomeroy has Louisville at #1 in his updated efficiency rankings, ahead of Michigan State, Kansas and Kentucky. Furthermore, according to KenPom.com, the Cards are the only team...Continue reading »

(Photo – UofL Athletics)   In the immortal words of Shakespeare: “To bash Shawn Watson, or not to bash Shawn Watson. That is the question.” Err, something like that. The fact is, whether you like or dislike Louisville’s offensive coordinator, he’s easily become the most polarizing sports figure around these parts since Steve Kragthorpe roamed the sidelines. Watson’s conservative play-calling (I think we can all agree that’s a fair assessment) has splintered the fanbase into two distinct spheres...Continue reading »

The national stage was set, the lights were bright and fans were ready to see the Louisville Cardinals and Houston Cougars show off their powerful offenses in a key conference battle. The lights didn’t actually go out like they did in the KFC Yum Center before tip off Friday when the Cards played Cornell but they did seem to grow dimmer and dimmer with each penalty flag thrown and picked up. It wasn’t the prettiest or most convincing win for the Cards but they did ultimately pull out a gutsy victory versus a quality opponent behind...Continue reading »

(Photo – Louisville Football)   Charlie Strong’s Louisville Cardinals defeated the visiting Houston Cougars 20-13 Saturday night, and they did so due to the outstanding play of the Cards defense. Ranked 2nd in total defense in the NCAA, Louisville held a Houston team who had averaged nearly 500 yards a game to just 332 and only 121 passing yards. It was yet another standout performance by the Louisville defense, who has been superb all year, but it was another vanilla performance by the Louisville offense. After the Louisville...Continue reading »

Photo – AP *Led by a dominant defense, the Cards moved to 9-1 on the year; just the 12th time in school history a team has won 9 games. *Houston came into the game averaging 38 points per game.  They scored only 13, getting shut out in the second half. *The Cards held Houston to only 195 yards of total offense. *Other than against UCF, UofL has only given up just one TD in each game.  (USF managed only a field goal) *Dominique Brown was a workhorse, carrying the ball 27 times for 137 yards and 2 TDs.  He averaged 5.1 yards per carry. *Teddy...Continue reading »

With the surprise flip of Quentin Snider from Illinois to Louisville, the Cards received a boost in the national class rankings.  Coach Pitino added a PG, SF, PF, and C in this haul and he may not be finished.  The staff welcomed in 3-star C Bakary Konate for a visit last weekend and UofL leads for his services.  During his press conference today, Coach Pitino alluded to adding a fifth prospect to the class and the smart money would be on him. As it stands, Louisville has the 5th best class of 2014 for the fall signing period.  Here’s...Continue reading »

*Louisville’s blowout of Cornell was the 1,700th win in the program’s history. *The win was the 19th straight, a school record. *Wayne Blackshear scored a career high 20 points in 18 minutes. He was 6-7 from the floor, including 4-5 from 3. *’Trez had a career high 15 rebounds. *Behanan posted a double-double of  13 and 12 in just 17 minutes. *Russ had a team high 5 assists to just 1 turnover. *Luke put up 12 points in just 14 minutes. *SVT posted solid numbers of 10 points and 6 boards. *Kevin scored 5 points in 13 minutes. *The...Continue reading »

      Vs         Opponent: Houston Cougars Conference: AAC Head Coach: Tony Levine (2nd Season) All-Time Series: tied 7-7 Last meeting: November 24th, 2004 – Louisville 65, Houston 27 2013 Record: 7-2 (4-1) Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. Game Location: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium – Louisville, Ky. TV: ESPN with Clay Matvick and Matt Stinchcomb on the call Radio: 84-WHAS with Paul Rogers and Craig Swabek on the call Spread: Louisville -16   After a less-than-impressive 31-10 victory over Connecticut (yes there is such...Continue reading »