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Teddy Bridgewater is arguably the greatest quarterback to ever play for the University of Louisville. After taking over for Will Stein on September 17, 2011 at Kentucky, Bridgewater led the Cards to several dramatic wins and made ridiculous plays that Cards fans will never forget. The former Cards signal caller finished his career winning 23 of 26 games and could be the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. If you want to take another look at Bridgewater’s career, here is a two-part series paying tribute to Teddy. Part one looks...Continue reading »

The only show in town dedicated to talking solely UofL football, basketball, and recruiting is tonight at 6:00 on ESPN 680 and ESPNLouisville.com.  We’ll welcome on Mike Hughes, publisher of insidetheville.com to give us the latest on UofL football recruiting.  Brian Brohm will also join us to talk about what it was like playing for Coach Petrino and what the team can expect playing for him.  As always, we want you to be part of the show, so hit us up at 267-9680 and tweet us @LvilleSprtsLive. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating:...Continue reading »

ESPN.com released its college basketball power rankings for week 12 and the Louisville Cardinals checked in at #14, up seven spots from last week (#21). With the move the Cards, along with Michigan, were one of two teams that saw the biggest jumps. Below is the Louisville blurb and the rankings can be viewed right here. 14 Louisville 16-3 7 Last Week: 21 114 Until Saturday, Louisville was in search of a quality win that proved the Cardinals can make it without Chane Behanan. They got it by winning at UConn. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please...Continue reading »

(Photo – David Butler / USA Today Sports)   To be a top ten team or not to be a top ten team. That’s the question. Err, something like that. The fact of the matter is, one quick scan across the landscape of college basketball’s various rating /ranking systems shows some interesting peaks and valleys for the Louisville Cardinals. How can one team be so polarizing and viewed in so many different lights? Granted, it’s only January 21st and there’s still a ton of time left in the regular season, but this has...Continue reading »

Photo – zimbio.com With Petrino and staff in full pursuit mode to collect a class of recruits in the next couple of weeks, many fans are concerned about what the finished product will be.  Anytime a coach leaves in January, it puts the next staff in a difficult situation to land and/or retain the elite prospects the previous staff landed.  With that said, let’s focus on the talent already on the roster for 2014, namely Will Gardner.  UofL’s newest starting signal caller waited patiently behind All-World QB Teddy Bridgewater...Continue reading »

Photo – AP Sporting News put together a list of the schools in power conferences and slotted them in the order of best winning percentage in the BCS era (1998-2013).  Your Louisville Cardinals finished an impressive 16th (out of 65) with a record of 135-66, a winning percentage of .672.  Yes the Cards were in C-USA seven of those years, but it’s an impressive feat nonetheless.  UofL joined powers such as Alabama, Auburn, and Michigan in the “Contenders” section or schools with a winning percentage between .699-.650. ...Continue reading »

Photo – zimbio.com Now that about half of the season is complete, people have started to compare the numbers of Mangok’s freshman campaign to that of Gorgui’s.  Both players had the same slender build during their first year of action for the Cards.  Both were raw offensively and somewhat lost on defense as they learned their way through the rough and tumble rigors of Division-1 basketball.  Here’s how they compare numbers-wise through UofL’s first 19 games in each of their first seasons: Mangok: 16.4-minutes...Continue reading »

Photo – AP It looks as though former troubled Cardinal Chane Behanan has found a new home in Fort Collins, Colorado.  The 6’6 forward visited Colorado State over the weekend and was in attendance for the Rams win over Air Force.  Nothing is official, but it appears he’s leaning closer to transferring to CSU.  Behanan, whose 15-point, 12-rebound performance against Michigan helped the Cards win the national title last April has been staying in Houston at John Lucas’ rehabilitation center. He has a strong bond with...Continue reading »

Photo – Miami Herald CBSSports.com was the first to release their way-too-early preseason Top 25 poll last week.  UofL was represented in that poll at #25.  ESPN.com followed up their poll and the Cards find themselves in the same spot.  Yes, Louisville loses a lot in the departures of Teddy, Copeland, Brown, Smith, Pryor, and others, but there is still a lot of talent on both sides of the ball.  On top of that, we know that Petrino and staff will maximize it to the fullest.  In addition to UofL, the ACC features three other schools...Continue reading »

Photo – USA TODAY *From the opening tip UofL came out focused and ready to play as the Cards picked up their first resume-worthy win in Storrs last night in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,167. *UofL has now won 7 of the last 8 against UConn; the lone loss was in the 2011 Big East Tournament championship. *Louisville improved to 5-3 in ESPN College GameDay games, including an impressive 4-2 on the road. *Montrezl was a man last night, posting a double-double of 18 points (on 8-10 FG shooting) and 13 boards.  During the Cards’...Continue reading »