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(Photo – ACC Blog’s Heather Dinich talks about why Louisville and DeVante Parker will be a contender in its first season in the Atlantic Division in spite of many questions.   VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)...

(Jaylen Johnson brings it up the floor: Photo – Ann Arbor News) The rosters for the 2014 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic were released today and three future Cards will make an appearance. Among the representatives for Louisville will be 6’9 power forward Jaylen Johnson (Ypsilanti, Michigan), 6’1 combo guard Quentin Snider (Louisville, Kentucky) and 6’10 center Chinanu Onuaku (Upper Marlboro, Maryland). The remaining members of Rick Pitino’s incoming class (Shaqquan Aaron, Anas Osama Mahmoud and Matz...Continue reading »

( Photo – The “Yard Birds” go on the road for a late afternoon game against Indiana on Wednesday at 4 p.m., ET at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington. The Cards are on a 7 game winning streak and enter Wednesday’s game with a 15-4 record looking to notch a win against the Big Ten defending champs. SERIES HISTORY Louisville trails 23-21 all-time against Indiana in a series that dates back to 1937. After winning 11 of 12 with the Hoosiers from 2008-12, the Cardinals have lost four of the last five against IU since...Continue reading »

(Photo – Max Preps) Future University of Louisville Cardinal Quentin Snider was named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball for the 2013-14 season. The 4-star, Top 50 prospect was presented the award Tuesday night in the Bluegrass Ballroom at the Lexington Center. Snider said he nervously awaited the announcement, along with the other Mr. Basketball finalists — Ballard teammate Kelan Martin, Lafayette’s Jackson Davis, Scott County’s Trent Gilbert, Johnson Central’s Shane Hall, Dixie Heights’ Brandon Hatton and Perry...Continue reading »

( Photo –  University of Louisville Head Football Coach Bobby Petrino addresses the media after his teams first Spring Practice of 2014.  Coach Petrino discussed his observations from the first practice about his new team and where he sees the need for improvements and what caught his eye from early impressions.  “We came out with allot of energy and the Defense flew around. We should have a good defense. The Offense has allot to learn, particularly in the passing game and the precision in the passing game we want....Continue reading »

( Photo – The University of Louisville officially starting its first Spring Practice under Coach Bobby Petrino today at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The newest version of Petrino’s Cardinals got things off to a fast paced start today. The Cardinals, who return 11 starters, are trying to get acclimated to a new staff, learning new schemes and a different pace to practice. While practices were fast-paced a year ago, the Cardinals are adjusting to an even faster pace under Petrino, who believes that you condition...Continue reading »

( Photo – ranks the coaches in the current NCAA Tournament, 1-68 according to their respective playing careers. Where does UofL’s Rick Pitino, once a teammate of “Dr. J” Julius Erving at Umass rank? 23. Rick Pitino, Louisville — Pitino played three years as a point guard at UMass (1972-74), dishing out 329 assists during his career there. Story Link – HERE   VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

(Photo – Max Preps) Solid work here from the folks over at Iowa Elites.   VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 8.5/10 (2 votes cast)...

(Photo – Associated Press) It appears that Louisville fans aren’t the only ones howling about the ridiculous nature of the Cards being seeded on the 4-line in this year’s NCAA Tournament. In a partcularly scathing article posted today in the Las Vegas Sun, several odds-makers expressed their displeasure with the entire committee and questioned their integrity as a whole. Louisville, after all, is ranked inside the top-4 of both the KenPom and BPI ratings (easily the two most dependable systems used to truly measure a team’s...Continue reading »

(Photo – UofL Athletics) The sky is blue, water is wet, the sun came up this morning and Louisville is once again the most valuable team in all of college basketball. According to Forbes Magazine the UofL hoops program is worth $39.5 million and has topped their list of most profitable teams for the third consecutive season. Forbes uses a weighted methodology that measures how much top college basketball teams generate for their athletic departments, universities and fellow conference members. Athletic value is team profit directed toward...Continue reading »

(Photo – Getty Images) If you haven’t heard the name Nate Silver, you probably don’t pay much attention to politics, watch the news or read anything other than the sports section in the newspaper (wait, who the f-ck still reads the newspaper?). But a lot of that is probably going to change with the recent news that Silver has launched a new all-encompassing website based around statistics that will include, yes, politics, but perhaps more importantly, sports. The website,, is the brainchild of Silver,...Continue reading »

Photo – @UofLFootball Teddy Bridgewater dominated the headlines during UofL’s Pro Day, but other guys made a name for themselves as well.  Here’s a recap of the day’s events from the Trager Indoor facility. *A number of Cardinals made a name for themselves during UofL’s Pro Day The bright lights were on the University of Louisville football players and junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater during UofL’s Pro Day on Monday in the Trager Indoor Practice Facility. There were members from 30 National Football...Continue reading »

Photo – AP When Louisville got screwed was seeded 4th in the Midwest Regional yesterday, CardNation and national pundits alike were puzzled as to why and how it happened in the first place.  Yes, the Cards have won 12 of their last 13 and have embarrassed their foes along the way.  Nevermind the questionable seedings of Virginia as a 1, Kansas as a 2, or Creighton as a 3.  In the end, UofL’s weak out-of-conference schedule and not beating North Carolina and/or UK really turned out to bite them.  The selection committee gave...Continue reading »