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(photo – “It’s probably a handful of little tiny people who don’t matter.” This is what Louisville offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson told the Courier-Journal’s Tim Sullivan Wednesday afternoon when reminded of the constant criticism he has received from fans unhappy with the offensive production this season. “The best thing to do is let those idiots be idiots,” he said. Without a doubt, Watson has almost universally been made the scapegoat by those who consider the 2013...Continue reading »

ESPN’s coverage of the 2013 college football season reached hundreds of millions of fans and garnered audience increases across multiple television and digital platforms. The three sets of criteria measured were season increases across cable networks, winning Saturday nights, and increased viewership of ESPN’s 3-hour College GameDay show. On top of that, ESPN also released their top 25 college football markets and the Louisville Cardinals checked in at #9 with a 3.2 rating, tied with Atlanta. That’s a big jump from 2012,...Continue reading »

Photo – AP While he continues to mull over his decision to turn pro, the UofL signal caller topped ESPN’s first mock NFL Draft as they tabbed him to go first to the Houston Texans.  Bridgewater will make his decision a couple of days after Russell Athletic Bowl and as each day passes, it’s incredibly tougher seeing him come back for his senior season.  Teddy will graduate from UofL this week. *This is an insider ESPN article that shows only the first three picks. Analysis: This is a tough call right off the bat. I have...Continue reading »

Photo – Reuters One of the main objectives of the ACC after Louisville was invited was to reassess where to hold the ACC Tournament.  With the influx of Big East power programs, the league wants to cash in on the new teams from the northeast by putting its tournament in the NYC area.  According to, the ACC has agreed to hold its tournament in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  It remains unclear as far as the duration of the contract or if the ACC will want to continue to rotate its tournament. In 2014 and 2015 the league...Continue reading »

(Photo – UofL Athletics) After a month of speculation, word has come down today that Louisville will indeed open the 2014 season against Minnesota. The Cards are already slated to face Indiana, Kentucky and another to-be-determined opponent in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, so after a suspect out-of-conference schedule this year, it’s good to see things are picking up. The match-up with Minnesota will pit Rick Pitino against his son Richard for the second time (Louisville defeated FIU last season in the Yum! Center, 79-55) and the...Continue reading »

Your all UofL sports talk show is back tonight at 7:00 on ESPN 680 and talking all things UofL football, basketball, and recruiting.  We will welcome on’s ACC Blogger Andrea Adelson to preview the Russell Athletic Bowl and UofL’s new era in the ACC.  We’ll also recap UofL’s impressive victory over Missouri State and look ahead to the UK match-up.  As always, we want your thoughts and comments, so hit us up at 267-9680 and/or tweet the show at @LvilleSprtsLive. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please...Continue reading »

(Photo – USA Today) Good stuff here from Tom Lane of WDRB Sports who caught up with Louisville head coach Charlie Strong last night. Among the topics discussed: The future of Teddy Bridgewater, job openings at other schools and his name constantly being tossed around, the forthcoming bowl match-up with Miami and a general overview of the season. WDRB 41 Louisville News VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...

(Photo – Jeff Reinking / UofL Athletics) The #4 / 6 ranked Louisville Cardinals improved to 10-1 on the season last night after dispatching Missouri State in the KFC Yum! Center, 90-60. The Cards used a smothering brand of defense to overwhelm the Bears (8-2) and took control from the opening tip and simply never let up. In what could have been arguably their best defensive effort of the season, Louisville was able to cruise past Missouri State, 90-60 on 51% shooting from the field (34-66). What’s not up for debate was the Cardinals’...Continue reading »

In regards to all of the rumors swirling about Louisville head coach Charlie Strong and the University of Texas I thought it was a good time to give my two cents. Actually I’ll call it six cents because here’s my top three reasons why he would take the job if offered and my top three reasons why he wouldn’t take the job if offered. Why Charlie Strong would leave Louisville: Texas is one of the top five premier jobs in all of college football by most standards and is in the middle of very fertile recruiting grounds. Texas...Continue reading »

(Photo – USA Today) The accolades keep rolling in for Louisville senior defensive end Marcus Smith. After being named an All-American by both USA Today and Athlon Sports, Smith’s latest coup is grabbing a spot on the coveted Associated Press AA list. Smith was tabbed a third-teamer by the AP today after recording 12.5 sacks (second in the nation) and racking up 40 tackles (16.5 for loss). The 6’3, 250 lb, Columbus, Georgia native was also named a first team All-Conference selection by the AAC last week. Smith still has some...Continue reading »

     Vs       Opponent: Missouri State Bears Game Location: KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, Ky. Tip Off: 9:05 pm Record: 8-1 Head Coach: Paul Lusk (3rd Season) Conference: Missouri Valley TV: ESPN2 with Bob Wischusen and Len Elmore on the call Radio: 84-WHAS with Paul Rogers & Bob Valvano on the call Last Meeting: Louisville 74, Missouri State 56 – March 22nd, 2006 (NIT Quarterfinals) Spread: Louisville -21.5 Officials: Doug Simmons, Rick Crawford and Tim Nestor Starting Line-ups Louisville Russ Smith – G    6’0, 175 lbs Chris...Continue reading »

Photo – UofL reportedly picked up another Florida Gator transfer in OL Ian Silberman yesterday, and there could be another addition soon.  Senior QB Tyler Murphy has graduated from UF and is looking at another school to finish his career.  He’s interested in the Cards and future ACC rival Boston College.  The BC connection exists because of their HC Steve Addazio, who recruited him while he was an assistant at UF.  If Teddy leaves, Murphy would step right in and battle Will Gardner for the starting job.  At worst,...Continue reading »

Photo – AP The fact that he is even considering returning to Louisville for his senior season is a testament to his character.  With that said, Teddy will make his decision on whether to return to UofL or head off to the NFL a couple of days after the Bowl game.  Bridgewater – who will go down in UofL history as the greatest QB ever – has been projected as the first signal caller to be taken in May’s NFL Draft.  What’s more, other top QBs like Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Baylor’s Bryce Petty have...Continue reading »