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The ACC wasted little time in making news at their spring meetings when they announced that the league will remain at 8 league games.  Commissioner John Swofford added that everyone will keep their annual crossover opponent as well (that is Virginia for the Cards).  Like the SEC, the ACC mandated that each school must play a power-5 conference team or Notre Dame each season.  Once every three years, per the Irish’s scheduling agreement with the ACC, UofL will exceed that mandate since they will play Notre Dame in addition to UK from...Continue reading »

After selecting Teddy Bridgewater with the 32nd pick in the 2014 NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings added depth at the quarterback position. The Vikings already had two quarterbacks before picking Bridgewater but, again, they needed help at the position. Christian Ponder, whom the Vikings selected three years ago, may have taken his final snaps in Minnesota and will most likely be a free agent after the 2015 season. The other quarterback on the roster, Matt Cassel, played better than Ponder down the stretch last season. Today, cbssports.com...Continue reading »

As the ACC spring meetings get underway today in Florida, there area several items on the league’s agenda.  One being  the decision on whether to stay at eight conference games or increase to 9.  With Notre Dame cycling through the league playing every ACC team in three-year spans, the need for nine games isn’t as great. Maintaining an eight-game scheduling model for ACC football has significant support entering a vote of league athletic directors this week in Amelia Island, Fla., several sources told CBSSports.com. “Momentum...Continue reading »

(Andy Lyons – Getty Images) I know this story is technically a few days old at this point, but some new details have come to light and Russ, Russ Sr and even an employee rep for FedEx have now spoken publicly about the situation. If you’re new to this whole thing, essentially, on Thursday night Smith had his National Championship jersey framed and was sending it home to his father as a gift. When it arrived in New York, the frame was reportedly cracked, at which time the family followed protocol and returned the damaged item back...Continue reading »

Photo – @ULFlyingCard Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there…. *Even though UofL didn’t have anyone taken on the third day of the NFL Draft, it was still a highly successful one.  The UofL coaching staff is already using it out on the recruiting trail. Garrick McGee left Louisiana on Friday morning for Parts Unknown. The University of Louisville’s assistant head football coach was unwilling to disclose his exact whereabouts over the telephone for fear some rival recruiter might find some advantage in that...Continue reading »

On this edition of LSL, Mike Hughes of insidetheville.com gives us the latest on UofL hoops and football recruiting.  Predictions on where Louisville’s NFL Draft entrants will end up are discussed as well. With Mike: -The latest on who the staff is targeting at the PG spot -Who the staff is zeroing in on for the frontcourt; the status of Trinity’s Raymond Spalding -Who UofL fans need to keep an eye on for possible commitments this summer -Why fans shouldn’t worry about football recruiting right now -When football commitments...Continue reading »

Photo – bullalobills.com At the conclusion of the third round of last night’s NFL Draft, only LSU and Notre Dame had more picks than any other school (5).  Louisville, along with Florida St., LSU, and Ohio State have 4 draft picks, the second most of any school.  UofL LB Preston Brown was selected 73rd overall by the Bills. Brown led the Louisville Cardinals in tackles as a junior (109) and senior (98). In his senior year, he posted 4.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for a loss, along with returning a fumble 48 yards for a touchdown...Continue reading »

(Photo – Adam Glanzman) Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino appeared on the Terry Meiners Show on WHAS-84 yesterday afternoon to give an overall update on his team. Among the topics discussed: – Mangok Mathiang’s arrest – The extremely difficult 2014 schedule – Wayne Blackshear stepping up – The frontcourt heading into the summer – Likely starting lineup – The freshmen class – Thoughts on new assistant Kenny Johnson – The return of David Padgett – Outstanding Team GPA VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please...Continue reading »

Photo – USA TODAY It was an historic day for Louisville football as three former Cardinals were selected in the first round.  Calvin Pryor went 18th to the New York Jets, Marcus Smith went 26th to the Philadelphia Eagles, and Teddy Bridgewater went 32nd to the Minnesota Vikings.  Here’s a glimpse of what the local media in their new respective cities had to say about their draft picks…. *The New York Times on Pryor: The Jets have needs, many of them, and with the 18th overall pick Thursday night Idzik could have addressed...Continue reading »

(Photo – Craig Ruttle / Associated Press) It was the greatest night in the history of the program. Oh wait, this isn’t UK basketball. Apologies to The Squid and all those hoops first rounders from Lexington. Anyway, in all seriousness, I think we can agree that what occurred last night was pretty spectacular. Louisville tied Texas A&M with the most first round draft picks (three) and sent a clear message to the NFL that they can recruit and develop talent with the best of them. Plenty more reaction to come, but here’s...Continue reading »

Photo – AP Two more Teddy tidbits before tonight’s draft…. -Props to Amy Trask and Jason La Canfora for calling out Bridgewater’s haters and giving him the respect he has earned. Over the past month he’s been torn to shreds — and, as CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora wrote Wednesday, has handled it admirably — with the latest anonymous criticism being that he’s not a good “face of the franchise.” CBS Sports analyst and former Raiders CEO Amy Trask doesn’t appreciate that sentiment...Continue reading »

    The day has finally arrived.  The mock drafts have stopped coming out and the speculation is winding down.  Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater figures to be in the middle of the drama – through no fault of his own – and where he’ll end up landing is anyone’s guess.  Teddy has shown that he is a sure-fire first round talent by his play at UofL, but will the NFL personnel embrace that or harken back to his sub-par pro day?  Based on several mock drafts over the recent weeks, UofL can expect to have...Continue reading »

LSL is back on the air today at 6:00 on ESPN 680/105.7 and ESPNLouisville.com talking about the former Cards preparing to be selected in tomorrow’s NFL Draft.  We’ll get into a little football recruiting as well with insidetheville.com’s Mike Hughes and explain why you don’t need to be worried about the current lack of commitments.  If you’d like to be a part of the program, hit us up at 267-9680 or tweet the show at @LvilleSprtsLive. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...