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(Photo – USA Today) This week’s college basketball top-25 rankings are out and Louisville remained 6th in the AP and moved up to 4th in the USA Today coaches poll. The Cards played just one game last week, defeating Western Kentucky 79-63. Louisville will close out a 5-game homestand tomorrow night when they host Missouri State in the Yum! Center and will then hit the road to play FIU Saturday in Miami. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

Release from UofL: The Cardinals historic success from the 2012-13 season will be televised Dec. 19 on ESPNU at 7:30 p.m. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville and sports fans alike celebrated last year’s championship victories and unparalleled success never before attained. The sports world, now, has a chance to relive the Cardinals’ unprecedented season. Louisville’s “Year of the Cardinal” will be retold by the Cardinals’ coaches, student-athletes, and sports figures through an hour-long documentary produced by the...Continue reading »

(Photo – USA Today)   Just like the previous two seasons, you better get used to seeing Charlie Strong’s name tossed around whenever there’s an opening at a powerhouse football school. The latest speculation comes via USA Today in which they examine the top-5 candidates for the newly-vacant Texas job, which is perhaps the very best in all of college football. Before the Longhorns’ head man, Mack Brown, officially stepped down this weekend, there was rampant speculation that Alabama’s Nick Saban was the University’s...Continue reading »

Sack master Marcus Smith will be graduating this year. Lorenzo Mauldin, Deiontrez Mount and B.J. Dubose will be seniors in 2014, so bringing in some quality defensive ends is a high priority for Charlie Strong and his staff. The Cards do have some really good underclassmen at ends with guys like Sheldon Rankins and Nick Dawson, along with two freshmen that red shirted this year and have solid futures (De’Asian Richardson, 6-foot-3, 285 lbs and Stacy Thomas, 6-foot-1, 237 lbs.). You can never really have enough defensive linemen and with...Continue reading »

Photo – AP *UofL used a late first half Blackshear 3-point flurry to open the game up and beat WKU for the fifth straight year. *Though Western leads the overall series 39-38, UofL has won last the last 22 out of 25 games against the Toppers. *Russ Smith continues to shed the ‘Russdiculous’ nickname by making his teammates better.  He dropped a double-double of 14 points and 10 assists (with just 2 turnovers). *Mangok has been criticized of late, but turned in his best game of his career scoring 13 points and grabbing 5...Continue reading »

Bakary Konate has been on UofL’s radar for months. Photo – 247sports In yesterday’s press conference, Coach Pitino made mention of the possibility of adding a Center to the roster in the next few days.  He went on to say that he is still pleased with Mangok, but that he doesn’t think he can be a major factor on this team until a year or two from now.  Additionally, he mentioned his difficulties of not gaining weight fast enough to be able to bang with other big men in the paint.  So, who is this mystery big man? ...Continue reading »

(Photo – USA Today) Before he even took an official snap this season, it was a foregone conclusion amongst fans and media alike that the 2013 season would be Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater’s farewell tour. Nearly every draft analyst and scout has him listed as the top quarterback prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft (if not the top overall pick), and while he may have fallen out of the Heisman trophy contention after a loss to Central Florida, nothing damaged his position as the top NFL prospect at his position. His only competition...Continue reading »

(Photo – Russell Athletic Bowl)   Today we’re gonna look into bowl game averages for both Miami and Louisville and try to get a feel for the possibilities of the upcoming Russell Athletic Bowl. I’m more of a “what have you done for me lately” type of guy, so I will be using the last five bowl games for each team instead of all-time bowl records. For obvious reasons, the game has changed a lot since 1958, the year Louisville played in their first ever bowl game. Let’s start with the higher ranked Cardinals...Continue reading »

     Vs       Opponent: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Game Location: KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, Ky. Tip Off: 1:07 pm Record: 5-3 Head Coach: Ray Harper (3rd Season) Conference: Sunbelt TV: ESPN2 with Bob Wischusen and Kara Lawson on the call Radio: 84-WHAS with Paul Rogers & Bob Valvano on the call Last Meeting: Louisville 78, Western Kentucky 55 – Dec 22nd, 2012 All Time Series: Western Kentucky leads 39-37 Spread: Louisville N/A Officials: Tom O’Neil, Rick Hartzell and Zelton Steed Starting Line-ups Louisville Russ...Continue reading »

Photo – UofL Chris Jones is officially a Louisville Cardinal.  No, his Letter of Intent didn’t make official, getting hurt did.  He told the C-J’s Jeff Greer that he sprained his wrist and could miss a couple of games.  Don’t worry too much, he’ll be back for the UK game. Chris Jones sprained a wrist and wore a brace during a team charity event Thursday night. He told The Courier-Journal he could miss three games, though U of L spokesman Kenny Klein said the team considers Jones “day-to-day” and would have...Continue reading »

(Photo – AP)   When Charlie Strong turned down the Tennessee job last winter, he didn’t do it just to get a raise for himself (though he certainly got one in the end). Strong also wanted his assistants to be taken care of. And so far, that line of thinking appears to be working. Yesterday, USA Today released the salaries for all of the assistant coaches from the FBS schools. As a unit, Louisville’s assistants are making $2,703,900 in total pay, which ranks 21st in the country. Vance Bedford and Shawn Watson rank 40th...Continue reading »

(Photo – AP)   By now you’ve probably heard of the much-hyped Red V Blue documentary that was made to highlight the crazy world of college basketball throughout the Bluegrass State. The production and filming was funded, in part, by fans through a Kickstarter campaign and is set to premier towards the end of the month. The documentary includes fan commentary and follows both Kentucky and Louisville as they won back-to-back National Championships. Check out the official theatrical trailer via Rory Owen Delaney Red V. Blue:...Continue reading »

(Photo – Getty Images)   I know the season isn’t ending the way a lot of fans expected (me included) – that is to say, with a BCS trip – but overall it’s been another pretty damn good year. The Cards tied their all-time regular season win record of 11 and news came down today that they matched that number with all-conference selections. The American Athletic Conference announced their first and second all-league picks and Teddy Bridgewater, DeVante Parker, Jamon Brown, Jake Smith, Charles Gaines, Marcus Smith,...Continue reading »