(Photos – USA Today Sports) Terrell Buckley and Lamar Thomas go way back. The UofL football assistants used to do battle against one another on the field long before their respective college coaching careers began. Thomas was a star wide receiver for Miami in the late 80’s and early 90’s and Buckley was an All-American at Florida State during that same stretch. Throughout their on-field clashes, there was nothing but hatred and a whole hell of a lot of smack-talking. But now, nearly 25 years later, that one-time rivalry has...Continue reading »
(Photo – Getty Images) Huge props to the always-reliable Crum’s Revenge (Mike Lindsay) for another fantastic video. This time he tackles the entire year in Cardinal sports and looks back at all the huge accomplishments. It’s good to be us. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)...
(Photo — The ACC) The last few years have been a whirlwind on the conference realignment front. Not only was Louisville looking for a new home in one of the five power conferences, but other schools were also looking to leave their respective leagues for greener pastures. You heard the rumors of Florida State and Clemson looking to leave for the Big 12, and Georgia Tech was being heavily considered for the Big Ten. Thankfully, though, none of it ended up happening. In addition to extending an invitation to U of L, ACC commissioner John...Continue reading »
Photo – theacc.com Florida State 42 appearances (26-14-2) 3 national champions Georgia Tech 42 appearances (23-19) 1 national championship Clemson 36 appearances (18-18) 1 national championship Miami 35 appearances (18-17) 5 national championships North Carolina 30 appearances (14-16) Pittsburgh 30 appearances (13-17) 1 national championship N.C. State 27 appearances (14-12-1) Virginia Tech 27 appearances (10-17) Syracuse 25 appearances (15-9-1) Boston College 23 appearances (13-10) Louisville 18 appearances (9-8-1) Virginia 18...Continue reading »
Photo – Athlon Sports Our friends at Athlon ranked each ACC football venue and PJCS came in a respectable 4th out of 14. The highest ranking from the panel of 12 was 4th, while the lowest was 9th. A quick overview of each stadium will make want to start planning your road trip now. Ranking college football stadiums is not only subjective but also extremely intricate. General atmosphere, fan support, home-field advantage, amenities, tailgating, the surrounding campus and the college town should all be considered when trying to rank...Continue reading »
One of the many advantages with ACC membership is the fact that fans can travel to most of the schools in a car in a reasonable amount of time. For UofL fans, outside of Boston College and Miami, most weekend road trips are doable. Boston College: 16 hours, 6 minutes (983 miles) Clemson: 6 hours, 48 minutes (438 miles) Duke: 8 hours, 3 minutes (542 miles) Florida State: 9 hours, 55 inutes (663 miles) Georgia Tech: 6 hours, 8 minutes (420 miles) Miami Gardens: 15 hours, 8 minutes (1,070 miles) North Carolina: 8 hours, 3 minutes (539 miles) N.C....Continue reading »
(Photo – Kelly Kline / Under Armour) One of the top rated prospects in the class of 2015 has officially trimmed his list of schools to seven and Louisville remains firmly in the mix. Isaiah Briscoe, a 6’3 combo guard from Newark, New Jersey, announced today that he’s down to Arizona, UConn, Villanova, St. John’s, Rutgers, Seton Hall and the Cards. Furthermore, his father George Briscoe told Zag’s Blog that his son plans on making an official visit to Louisville sometime in the next few weeks. “He wants to visit...Continue reading »
(Photo – Getty Images) – Matt Walks of the National Desk & Times Picayune graded all the NBA teams on their draft and gave the Pelicans a C+ New Orleans Pelicans: C+ The Pelicans took Louisville point guard Russ Smith with their only pick in the draft, and it cost them the rights to Pierre Jackson, a promising D-League stud. If Smith can excel once he adjusts to the NBA, it will be a worthy swap. Classic riverboat gambling down in the bayou. – USA Today gives the Pelicans a C- New Orleans Pelicans Addition: PG/SG Russ...Continue reading »
(Photo – Getty Images) As mentioned in our last piece, a frustrated and mentally exhausted Russ Smith met with reporters last night to discuss his selection by the New Orleans Pelicans (via the Philadelphia 76ers). Smith talked about outplaying many of the same contemporaries who were picked in the first round, how he spend his evening and what he expects when he goes to New Orleans. H/T to The Crunch Zone for the video. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 9.5/10 (4 votes cast)...
(Photo – Mark Humphrey / AP) After sweating it out for over three hours, Russ Smith finally realized his dream of becoming an NBA player. The New Orleans Pelicans traded up to get Smith with the 47th overall pick in the second round and, what they got was a guy who apparently has a boulder sized chip on his shoulder. A frustrated and visibly unhappy Smith met with reporters just after midnight and expressed his anger on being picked so late. He noted how he outplayed and defeated many of his contemporaries that saw their names called...Continue reading »
Photo – wikipedia.org With the ACC, UofL will now play schools in stadiums with capacities well over 70,000 fans. Here’s where Louisville stacked up attendance wise with their new league’s brethren based on last season’s numbers. (the national rank is to the left of the school) 15. Clemson – 82, 048 18. Florida State – 75, 421 24. Virginia Tech – 63, 999 Miami – 53, 837 N.C. State – 53, 178 Louisville – 52, 914 (Maryland’s average was 41, 278) North Carolina – 51,...Continue reading »
(Photo – Herald Sun) By now you’ve heard the name Deng Adel if you follow UofL basketball recruiting. The 6-8, 200 lb 4-star small forward from Bradenton, Florida (via Australia and Sudan) visited Louisville back on June 11th and has risen to the top of Rick Pitino’s wishlist. We spoke with Scout.com’s Evan Daniels last week and he confirmed that, not only is the feeling mutual, but that he believes the Cardinals lead for Adel’s services at the moment. Last week Adel and a host of other top-rated players in the...Continue reading »
The ACC announced their complete bowl line-up last summer,and it features up to five games in Florida and bowls against all of the other power conferences. From the league office: “Previously announced were agreements reached with the Discover Orange Bowl in South Florida, where the ACC’s champion, if not in the College Football Playoff, will play; the Russell Athletic Bowl and the Capital One Bowl games in Orlando; the Hyundai Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas; the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, N.C.; the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl...Continue reading »