Several former UofL stars had a successful day in the pros, including two of Louisville’s four 2014 Draft picks. Teddy got his first road win as a starter and Preston Brown grabbed his first career interception for Buffalo. Bilal Powell hit paydirt for the Jets and Pittsburgh’s Will Gay had a pick-six. Stats of the day for the players: Bridgewater – 24-42, 241 yards, TD (Highlights above) Brown – 8 tackles, 1 INT (GAME HIGHLIGHTS) Gay – 5 tackles, 1 INT (GAME HIGHLIGHTS) Powell – 4 carries, 28 yards,...Continue reading »
*Your usual suspects Montrezl Harrell (24 points and 7 boards) Terry Rozier (19 points, 6 rebounds) performed well in the second Red-White game , but some of the other guys that probably won’t get as much pub stood out today. *Shaqquan Aaron played much better than he did in last week’s game, posting 16 points and 7 rebounds. Pitino said after the game that he has learned a lot in the last week. He also mentioned that Jaylen Johnson is still behind from starting so late. *Coach P said the Trez will play some at the 3 this year. ...Continue reading »
According to Mike Hughes of insidetheville.com, the Florida State tilt is serving as a major opportunity to land some new commitments as the program is hosting some high-level JUCO standouts. The areas of immediate need after this season are with the OL and WR position groups and as you can tell from the visitor list, those are the prospects that will be coming to town. Currently, UofL’s 2015 class ranks 37th nationally and 10th in the ACC. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (4 votes cast)...
We caught up with the two freshmen big men at Media Day and got their thoughts on their transition to the college game. LSL: Anas, tell us about your transition to UofL and how you’ve progressed so far. AM: It’s been awesome getting to work with Coach P and all of the guys, I love it here. I’ve just been working hard everyday. LSL: Coach P has said that one of your main objectives has to be gaining weight. Where are you with that? AM: I came here at 184 and I’m now almost 205, so I’ve gained about 20 pounds. ...Continue reading »
Earlier in the week we published SI’s and CBS Sports’ ACC predictions. Now it’s Athlon’s turn. Like the aforementioned sites, they expect big things from the Cards as well, picking them to finish third. Trez is a first team All-ACC selection while Rozier and Jones are both on the 3rd team. The Publication also projects nine teams from the ACC to make the NCAA Tournament, by far the most of any other league. Postseason projection: NCAA Sweet 16 Montrezl Harrell is a proven big man and Rick Pitino reloads with...Continue reading »
The guys reviewed the NC State game and debated whether or not the fans should rush the field if UofL beats Florida State and if the 3rd down music should be changed. The first Red-White was also discussed along with an interview with UofL legend Luke Hancock. With Luke: -His career at Louisville -What was going through his mind during his game-winning plays against Michigan -What his future plans are -What it’s like playing for Coach Pitino -His thoughts for the upcoming season ********** Listen to the podcast HERE *iPod/iPad users,...Continue reading »
LSL is back this week on ESPN 680/105.7 and ESPNLouisville.com at 6:00 talking all things UofL football,basketball, and recruiting. The guys will discuss the NC State win and look ahead to the Florida State clash. We’ll also dissect the first Red-White scrimmage and talk to 2013 Final MOP Luke Hancock. As always, we want you to be a part of the show. Hit us up at 267-9680 and on twitter @LvilleSprtsLive. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...
Along with the CBS article that came out today, Sports Illustrated voted their own preseason rankings for the ACC. Luckily for Louisville fans, this poll has Louisville just a little bit higher than CBS does. In this poll, Louisville is ranked second behind the favorite Duke. If you want to read the whole preview, it is lengthy, you can read it here. They go into great detail about each team and below you can see Louisville’s preview. Louisville SI/Hanner Projected 2014-15 stats Name pos. class ppg rpg apg o-rating Montrezl...Continue reading »
Earlier today the writers at CBS ranked the ACC for the upcoming season. As expected, it is the usual teams at the top for the 6 writers that participated. Duke came in as the favorite for 4 of the 6 writers, but Louisville was voted the favorite by Jon Rothstein. The other first place vote went to North Carolina by Doug Gottlieb. Also Mr. Gottlieb picked Louisville to finish 4th, behind everyone else’s third place predictions. I don’t think I have ever seen him pick Louisville to win so this is not a surprise. If you want to view...Continue reading »
The Cards will make their first trip ever to Notre Dame in November, but we now know the three other occasions these two schools will meet on the football field. The ACC-Notre Dame scheduling agreement runs through 2025. The previously released three-year, 15-game schedule began with four games this fall and runs through 2016. The expanded slate released on Tuesday adds the matchups for the following nine years, with specific playing dates set through 2019. Highlights include a pair of Labor Day Monday matchups in 2019 (at Louisville) and...Continue reading »
LSL caught up with Chris during Media Day to get the latest on his improvement and what he thinks this team is capable of this year. LSL: Everyone has said that since you lost some weight that you’ve much harder to guard. What’s one thing you’ve noticed about yourself the most since losing the weight? CJ: I think me being quicker. I was already strong, so it’s harder to stay in front of me. I think another thing is just me listening to Coach about it. I tried to fight it last year. It became a good thing,...Continue reading »
It constantly changes, but UofL’s bowl projections for the most part would make for an attractive match-up. Here’s where the Cards are projected this week: Athlon Sports – Belk Bowl vs. South Carolina CBS Sports – Sun Bowl vs. Stanford ESPN – TaxSlayer (formerly Gator) Bowl vs. LSU; Music City Bowl vs. Texas A&M Phil Steele – Sun Bowl vs. Russell Athletic vs. Kansas State Hard to argue with the ACCDN’s Jeff Fischel’s Power Rankings VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating:...Continue reading »