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UofL forward Montrezl Harrell was named to the preseason AP All-American team today.  Here’s the full squad: The Associated Press’ 2014-15 preseason All-America team (School, height, year and votes from a 65-member national media panel (key 2013-14 statistics in parentheses): -Marcus Paige, North Carolina, 6-1, junior, 58 votes (17.5 ppg, 87.7 ft pct, 4.2 apg, 1.5 steals, 35.6 minutes) -Montrezl Harrell, Louisville, 6-8, junior, 56 (14.0 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 60.9 fg pct, 1.3 blocks) -Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin, 7-0, senior, 39 (13.9 ppg,...Continue reading »

A trio of former Cardinals will begin their pro seasons in the NBA’s D-League for the upcoming 2014-15 campaign.  Peyton Siva was assigned to the Orlando Magic’s affiliate, the Erie BayHawks.  Siva, who signed a training camp deal with Orlando this summer, is someone the Magic wants to keep close to their franchise after his impressive showing in the summer league. Siva (24, 6’0, PG) was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. He was later assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and averaged 12.9...Continue reading »

Even though the Cards lost to Florida State, UofL still realized some wins in recruiting.  Per various reports,  3-stars Tim Cook and Khalil Hunter both pledged to play at Louisville next year.  Cook, a 6’1/235 lb. RB had offers from Arizona, Cal, and Wisconsin among others and Hunter claimed offers from Georgia and Missouri.   Both players will figure into the 2015 team’s immediate plans. -Cook’s highlight film is HERE -Hunter’s reel is HERE VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

Darius Smith, a 3-star 6’2/200 lb. safety and defensive back from Florence, Alabama picked Louisville over UK and a host of other ACC and SEC schools.  His impressive offer sheet includes: Auburn, Miami, Missouri, Mississippi State, NC State, and Tennessee among others.  You can view his highlight film HERE. Here’s a current look at the 2015 recruiting class. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

I have no idea how it works or how it is calculated, but the Cards-Noles tilt last night garnered a 3.5 overnight rating which was the highest of the college football season on ESPN.  After the nation saw the 21-7 Louisville lead at half, college football fans everywhere were glued to their television sets in hopes of watching an upset. Additionally, this game was the second largest draw for those watching it on the WatchESPN app. Last nigh'ts Florida State – Louisville game delivered 3.5 overnight rating – best for CFB game...Continue reading »

Three straight 30-win seasons and based on today’s AP preseason poll, UofL is projected to continue its success.  The Cards ranked 8th and are one of four ACC schools in the top 10 (Duke is 4th, UNC is 6th, and UVA is 9th).  The 5th team from UofL’s new league that is ranked – Syracuse – comes in at No. 23. Other Louisville opponents ranked in the preseason AP Poll are UK (#1) and Ohio State (#20). VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

A few weeks ago, UofL secured a verbal commitment from 4-star QB Keaton Torre.  This morning, 4-star WR Desmond Fitzpatrick gave his verbal pledge to Petrino and Co.  The 6’2/185 lb. wideout had offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky among others.  You can check out his impressive highlight film here. The 3 commitments in the 2016 class is 3rd in the ACC and 16th nationally, according to 247Sports. I am excited to announce that I have committed to play at the University of Louisville! #blessed #GoCards pic.twitter.com/s2eAVTqyej —...Continue reading »

*The atmosphere was electric, the fans were fantastic, and the Cards went toe-to-toe with the defending national champs in front of a rowdy PJCS crowd of 55,414, the second largest all-time. *In front of 34 NFL scouts and numerous GMs, DeVante Parker showed why he’ll be a first round pick in May’s NFL Draft, hauling in 8 catches for 214 yards. *Michael Dyer continued looking like the back he was at Auburn, running 28 times for 134 yards and 3 TDs. *Will Gardner played his best (full) game of the season completing 20-38 passes for...Continue reading »

So last year I shared with you guys a few pretty awesome / fairly inappropriate last minute Halloween costumes for your kids and it seemed to go over pretty well. As such, I figured why not do it again? Only this time I wanted to amp up the inappropriateness and really showcase some of the most moronic and completely inexplicable images you’ll ever see. Then again this is America and people are just stupid by the law of averages. Anyway, if you’re a last-minute kind of guy (and really, if you have a penis, chances are you fit that...Continue reading »

  This game, this atmosphere, this night is what Louisville fans have been pining for ever since the old Big East dissolved. Florida State, the defending national champion and the #2 team in the country will take the field at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium to play the Cards in what is the most hyped Louisville home game since the West Virginia blackout game of 2006. While that game was huge, this one has a different feel to it. In the West Virginia game, it was more about two top-5 teams with national championship hopes slugging it out...Continue reading »

  Brent, Spencer and Nick man the ship, talk a bunch of nonsense, take calls and preview tonight’s huge match-up with Florida State. Also, we may or may not have got into an on-air altercation with a cocky Seminole fan. Check out the embedded version below or, you can always find all of ESPN 680’s audio right here.   VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 7.0/10 (3 votes cast)...

Here’s a little something to get you ready for tonight’s game…. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 7.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

Lost in the hype – to some extent – of today’s huge game with FSU was the ACC’s Media Day.  Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell and Wayne Blackshear joined Coach Pitino in Greensboro, NC for the school’s first ever ACC “Operation Basketball”. *Former Big East foe Syracuse has some advice for UofL entering the ACC. The Orange finished second, behind Virginia, in their first trip through the ACC. The Panthers were fifth and the Irish tied for 11th. I asked two Syracuse players, guard Trevor Cooney and...Continue reading »