LSL – the only show in town dedicated to talking solely UofL football, basketball, and recruiting – is back tonight at 6 on ESPN 680/105.7 and ESPNLouisville.com. The guys will discuss UofL hoops and the mock NCAA Tournament selection process, among other things, with the C-J’s Jeff Greer. As always, we want you to be a part of the show, so hit us up at 267-9680 or tweet the show @LvilleSprtsLive. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...
Photo – AP *Another game against a team in the bottom half of the American, another blowout win for the Cards. Such is life in the AAC. *The final margin was 26, but USF was fairly pesky for much of the game. Every time UofL pushed it to a sizable margin, USF would go on a mini-run to make things somewhat interesting. *In the post-game presser, Coach Pitino said, “I think February is the time to get better. March is the time to win, and I think we’re doing that.” That sums up UofL over the last few weeks. *UofL...Continue reading »
Photo – USA TODAY The Cards and Bulls will face-off tonight and UofL will most likely pound them into the ground, yet again. With the next big game on Saturday (at Cincinnati) still a few days out, here’s some basketball news and notes to pass the time and keep you updated. *ESPN’s college basketball recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi previews Pitno’s 2014 class, which ranks 5th nationally. The Louisville Cardinals have an outstanding class coming in next season — the Cardinals are No. 5 in our class rankings....Continue reading »
Vs Opponent: South Florida Bulls Game Location: KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, Ky. Tip Off: 7:07 pm Record: 12-14 (3-10) Head Coach: Stan Heath (7th Season) Conference: AAC TV: CBS Sports Network with Rick Waltz and Steve Lappas on the call Radio: 84-WHAS with Paul Rogers & Bob Valvano on the call Last Meeting: Louisville 86, USF 47 – January 22nd, 2014 Series History: Louisville leads 28-4 (14-2 at home) Spread: Louisville – 22 Officials: John Higgins, Mike Roberts and Chris Beaver Starting Line-ups Louisville Russ...Continue reading »
Photo – AP The NFL Draft is still a couple of months away, but with the combine just around the corner, the scouts are narrowing down the elite candidates at each position. NFL.com released their pre-combine position rankings and Louisville is represented with two former Cards listed first at their positions – QB Teddy Bridgewater and S Calvin Pryor. With that, it appears that UofL is well positioned have two first round picks in the upcoming May draft. Quarterback 1. Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville 2. Johnny Manziel,...Continue reading »
The Louisville Cardinals, fresh off a 2-0 week, have moved up a few spots in the polls. The AP ranks the Cards 11th, tied with Creighton, while USA Today pegs them at #5. The Cards are back in action tomorrow night at 7 p.m. against USF. AP Top 25 RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Syracuse (64) 25-0 1,624 2 Florida (1) 23-2 1,543 3 Wichita State 27-0 1,489 4 Arizona 23-2 1,427 5 Duke 20-5 1,296 6 San Diego State 22-2 1,232 7 Cincinnati 23-3 1,157 8 Kansas 19-6 1,129 9 Villanova 22-3 1,020 10 Saint Louis 23-2 1,019 11 Louisville 21-4 991 11 Creighton 21-4 991 13 Michigan...Continue reading »
Vs Opponent: Rutgers Scarlet Knights Game Location: KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, Ky. Tip Off: 6:07 pm Record: 10-15 (4-8) Head Coach: Eddie Jordan (1st Season) Conference: AAC TV: ESPN2 with Jason Benetti and Tim Welsh on the call Radio: 84-WHAS with Paul Rogers & Doug Ormay on the call Last Meeting: Louisville 83, Rutgers 76 – Januart 4th, 2014 Series History: Louisville leads 12-1 (5-0 at home) Spread: Louisville – 21 Officials: Mark Whitehead, Rick Crawford and Kevin Fehr Starting...Continue reading »
Photo – AP The C-J’s Jeff Greer recently caught up with UofL All-American Russ Smith and got the chance to get inside Russ’ quirky yet endearing head. The topics ranged from his unique relationship with Coach Pitino to late night video games to the mental side of free throw shooting. Smith, who’s averaging over 18 points and 5 assists per game this season, was lovingly called “a hot mess” by his mother. After the Cards cut down the nets last April, Russ’ father told the assembled media he would...Continue reading »
Photo – AP The speculation is over. When Chane Behanan was suspended before the season, the entire city was abuzz about what had caused it. Rumors were flying left and right; numerous stories started with “I heard that…”. Those stories can now cease because Chane has come clean. In an interview with the Bleacher Report’s Jason King, Behanan admitted that he smoked pot several times during the season. He said he felt invincible and was even brazen enough to blaze up just blocks from the team’s...Continue reading »
Photo – USA TODAY *In a game that wasn’t as close as the final score, UofL notched its 20th victory of the season; the 12th straight season of at least 20 wins. *Louisville is now 20-4 overall and 9-2 in the league, trailing only 11-1 Cincinnati. *’Trez continued his AAC dominance, posting a career-high 22 points (with 10 rebounds) on 9-16 shooting. Six of his field goals were dunks, one shy of Pervis Ellison’s single-game dunk record. Harrell needs only two more dunks to break UofL’s single-season record...Continue reading »
If you had forgotten the intensity of Petrino and his staff during his first stint here, Coach Buckley will quickly remind you that they are here to do work. On this episode, the guys chatted with UofL CB coach Terrell Buckley to get the latest on: (his interview begins at 1:26:45) -The staff’s transition to UofL -The connection he had that helped bring him to Louisville -What happens if something goes wrong during a drill in practice -What goes on during an official visit -How he makes his recruiting pitch; what he looks for in recruits ****Other...Continue reading »
While the excitement around Petrino’s return remains in full swing, spring practice is right around the corner. Today, UofL announced the spring practice dates and times. This year, the first practice will be held on Tuesday, March 18th at 4:00. All practices will be open to the public. The spring game will be Friday night at 7:30 on Aprill 11th. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 9.0/10 (1 vote cast)...
Photo – maxpreps.com Shaqquan Aaron – the headliner of Louisville’s 2014 class – was named the Seattle Metro League Player of the Year by the Seattle Times. Tabbed as a 5-star prospect by 247Sports, the 6’7 Aaron averages 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists per game for Rainier Beach High School, who at 22-0, is ranked 4th nationally by USA TODAY. Peyton Siva received this same honor in 2009. Rainier Beach High School has produced UofL greats Siva and Terrence Williams. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating:...Continue reading »