Only Russdiculous could end up playing his first NBA preseason game in the same arena he played college ball. You’ve got to figure that nerves will play a major part in his first professional contest, but the fact that he’ll be in the Yum should be a calming factor. Coming out of the same locker room he did at UofL can hopefully springboard his pro career into a smashing success. Tomorrow, the city of Louisville will hold the record for largest attended preseason game in NBA history with over 19,000 tickets sold. New Orleans...Continue reading »
Do you like Slide shows? Unless you’re a 6 year-old kid or The Sporting News, the answer should be a resounding no. However, that never seems to stop the latter from pumping out 75% of their content in the form of a good old fashioned picture show continuum. Anyway, the Sporting News has held tight on their preseason ranking for the Cards (7th) but they have updated their preview with a few new notes since this last appeared back in the spring. Here’s what Mike DeCourcy had to say about Rick Pitino’s 2014-2015 team...Continue reading »
As kickoff approaches, Syracuse’s injuries are mounting. To date, they are without seven players, including WR Brisly Estime. He joins other receivers Ashton Broyld, DeVante MacFarlane, and TE Kendall Moore. On the defensive side of the ball, the Orange will be without CB Wayne Morgan. Broyld is Syracuse’s second leading wideout with 11 catches, while Estime is third with 10. While Estime is officially listed as questionable, during head coach Scott Shafer‘s weekly radio show on ESPN Radio 97.7 FM in Syracuse, he...Continue reading »
The LSL guys are back talking all things UofL football, basketball, and recruiting. On this show, we discuss: -How to fix the offense’s problems -How the defense will be tested on Friday -A look at the remaining the schedule -Debunking the myth that UK should be favored against UofL in November -A new name on the basketball recruiting trail *Listen to the podcast HERE *iPod/iPad users or if you have trouble accessing it, please listen below: VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...
It’s that glorious time of the year again……when college basketball and college football collide and Louisville fans are left with an abundance of quality sports entertainment. Nothing beats the October – January period and both Rick Pitino and Bobby Petrino have teams that should make plenty of noise in their respective sports. Anyway, as the basketball team nears its first intrasquad scrimmage (to be held on October 19th), the sports information department has just dropped the new Media Guide for the 2014-2015...Continue reading »
For the second week in a row, Louisville will start a true freshman at QB against an ACC opponent. UofL head coach Bobby Petrino just announced via the ACC’s weekly teleconference that Reggie Bonnafon will indeed be the starter this Friday night when the Cards hit the road to take on Syracuse in the Carrier Dome at 7:00 on ESPN. Petrino also said that redshirt sophomore Will Gardner could be available in some situations and he did not rule out the option to play both QB’s. Bonnafon looked inconsistent in his start against...Continue reading »
The NFL Network reviewed the game film from Teddy’s impressive 317-yard and 0 turnover performance against Atlanta. Interestingly, in the Super Bowl era there have been only five QBs that have thrown for over 300 yards with zero turnovers. Another quarterback in the that group is former Cardinal Browning Nagle, who went for 366 yards and 2 TDs for the Jets back in 1992. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...
LSL is back on regular rotation on ESPN 680/105.7 and ESPNLouisville.com starting tonight at 6:00. The guys will be discussing who should start at QB, the impressive defense, the disappointing offense, and the outlook for the rest of the season. We’ll talk about Teddy’s stellar outing against Atlanta and analyze the ACC while previewing Friday’s clash with Syracuse. As always, we’d love for you to be a part of our show. Hit us up at 267-9680 and tweet the show @LvilleSprtsLive. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating:...Continue reading »
When Todd Grantham was hired by Coach Petrino from Georgia, UGA fans were thanking the UofL head coach for luring him away from Athens. After the 2013 season, they were happy to see him go since the Dawgs – who were riddled with injuries – struggled to stop anyone. They conveniently ignored his first three seasons when Georgia’s defensive unit put up solid numbers. To date, the Louisville ‘D’ has shown they can make plays, cause turnovers, and tackle soundly. Granted the schedule through five weeks isn’t...Continue reading »
The one glaring weakness on this 2014 squad is the offensive line. This unit has played a big role in the offenses’ woes this season and there’s only way true way to fix it – better recruiting. Petrino has two OL commits in his 2015 class, 3-star prospects Chandler Jones and Troy Thingstad. Jones is listed at 6’4 – 310, while Thingstad is 6’5 – 275. The staff certainly isn’t done searching for talented recruits and will likely dip once again into the JUCO ranks to find additional players. Two...Continue reading »
It looks as though Coach Pitino isn’t done at looking to sign a big man for his 2015 class. Louisville’s current haul ranks second nationally with 5-star G Donovan Mitchell, 4/5-star SF Deng Adel, and 4/5-star PF Ray Spalding. UofL will host 4/5-star G Perry Dozier on October 30th, but now it appears Pitino has his eye on another foreign big man. 6’11 210 lb. Yankuba Sima is from the Canary Islands and played at the CBA, the same program as Matz Stockman. He’s now in Jacksonville, FL playing at Arlington Country...Continue reading »
The QB Watch is officially on as Will Gardner returned to practice, albeit in a limited role. Coach Petrino told assembled media after Monday’s practice that Will worked out individually and didn’t participate in team drills. The team doctors will see how his knee responds today before giving any indication if he will play on Friday. It was his first time back at practice since a low hit from a Florida International defender two Saturdays ago knocked him out of U of L’s win at FIU. The unspecified knee ailment kept him...Continue reading »
One knock on UofL and Coach Pitino is the fact that there aren’t many former Cards on NBA rosters. UofL has seen three players drafted over the last two years and all indications point to two more (Harrell and Rozier) in the 2015 Draft. Still, we’d all like to see more ex-Louisville players in the league. NBA Training Camps started yesterday; here are the former Cards on rosters currently: Earl Clark – Memphis After stints in Cleveland and New York last season didn’t pan out, E5 is trying to land a spot on the...Continue reading »