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  It seems like a millennium ago now, but in reality, it was only around 5 years back when fans and media everywhere considered Louisville coach Rick Pitino dead in the water. His best team at Louisville had just been handed an embarrassing Elite 8 defeat at the hands of Michigan State, his rival program just hired his nemesis and the hottest coach in college basketball in John Calipari, and to top it all off, he faced public humiliation as news came to light of an extramarital affair of his that led to attempted extortion. The details...Continue reading »

  After an extremely promising fall camp in which all signs pointed towards a breakout season for running back Michael Dyer, it appears that the talented senior will miss his second straight game this Saturday. Following the team’s Thursday afternoon practice, Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino briefly addressed the media and told reporters that Dyer “probably won’t play.” “I don’t think he’s going to be ready this weekend,” Petrino said. “Right now we’re focusing on getting him ready for Virginia...Continue reading »

      Vs         Opponent: Murray State Racers Conference: Ohio Valley Head Coach: Chris Hatcher (5th season, 25-21 at Murray St) All-Time Series: Louisville leads 12-6 Last meeting: September 2nd, 2011 – Louisville 21, Murray State 9 Record: 1-0 (0-0) Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. Game Location: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium – Louisville, KY. TV: ESPN3 with Shawn Kenney and Jay Walker on the call Radio: 84-WHAS with Paul Rogers and Craig Swabek on the call Spread: Louisville -21.5 After a fairly decisive 31-13 victory over conference...Continue reading »

5-star SG Antonio Blakeney, the newest commitment in Louisville’s 2015 elite class had – like the other three commits – a stellar summer.   Here’s his new summer highlight mixtape from Courtside Films. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 8.8/10 (5 votes cast)...

  Coach Pitino laid the groundwork for landing Antonio Blakeney well over a year ago.  Tonight, that hard work paid off in the form of a commitment from the elite 5-star shooting guard.  The 6’4 scorer from Oak Ridge, FL cast his lot with the Cards after a two day visit over Labor Day weekend.  While LSU was viewed as the major competition, Blakeney had offers from Kentucky, Florida, Kansas, and UNC among others.  He is an elite scorer who can fill it up from outside and take it to the basket with authority.  Blakeney is a...Continue reading »

After playing up to his potential for the Lakers in 2012-13 averaging 7 points and 5 rebounds per game, Earl Clark parlayed that into a 2 year-$9 million contract with Cleveland the following season.  But after a couple of months, the former Cardinal regressed and didn’t take advantage of his starting role with the Cavs and was released.  He got picked up by the Knicks on two 10-day contracts, but that didn’t materialize into much because he wasn’t picked up for the remainder of the season.  With that being said, it appears...Continue reading »

  Oscar-winning director and screenwriter Martin Scorsese could not have scripted a better recruiting scenario for Louisville’s  31-13 defeat of Miami this past Monday night. It was a nationally televised contest, the only game on television, and it featured an enthusiastic and rowdy crowd cheering on the home team from beginning to end. On display were Louisville’s sleek new all-black uniforms, which may rank #1 as far as new team uniforms are concerned, and when considering that both schools are recruiting many of the same...Continue reading »

  The good news for Bobby Petrino and the Louisville football program continues to roll in. After watching the Cards smack Miami on National Television Monday night, apparently 3-star Mississippi athlete Trey Smith had seen enough. Via Twitter, Smith announced this morning that he will play his college football at Louisville. Smith, the son of former NFL Pro Bowler Jimmy Smith, ultimately turned down offers from Mississippi State and Memphis in favor of UofL. Although he’s slated to make the move to QB this season for his Madison...Continue reading »

  Great work as usual from Mike Lindsay (Crums Revenge) over at The Crunch Zone. Wasting no time, this fantastic highlight reel covers all the bases of Monday’s blackout and beatdown of Miami to open the season. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 9.2/10 (5 votes cast)...

It may have been the last game of college football’s opening weekend, but for Louisville fans, it was well worth the wait.  UofL’s first game in the Petrino 2.0 era was far from perfect, but the cards got the all-important victory.  It’s probably the best case scenario for the coaching staff; get a big win in front of a record crowd, while having a lot of things to work on in week 2.  That said, here’s a snapshot of the reaction from the Miami and national perspective. *UM relives a nightmare of last season; losing...Continue reading »

  *A record crowd of 55, 428 saw UofL pull away from Miami in the second half for their first ever ACC win. *Todd Grantham took a lot of heat from UGA fans after least season, but his defense was well prepared and tackled soundly all night.  The Cards limited the Canes to just 244 total yards and held All-ACC running back Duke Johnson to 90 yards on 20 carries.  Grantham’s defense held Miami to only one third down conversion (1-13).  It’s also important to note that two of Gardner’s fumbles gave Miami 6 of their...Continue reading »

      Vs         Opponent: Miami Hurricanes Conference: ACC Head Coach: Al Golden (4th Season) All-Time Series: Miami leads 9-2-1 Last meeting: December 28th, 2013 – Louisville 36, Miami 9 2013 Record: 9-4 (5-3) Kickoff: 8:00 p.m. Game Location: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium – Louisville, KY. TV: ESPN with Reece Davis, Jesse Palmer and David Pollack on the call Radio: 84-WHAS with Paul Rogers and Craig Swabek on the call Spread: Louisville -3.5 The incredibly excruciating wait is finally over and the 2014 season for...Continue reading »

It seemed like forever that UofL was stuck with just one verbal commitment – 3-star DB TJ Jallow.  Some fans were getting restless because there was next to no buzz about recruiting.  Would Petrino’s image hurt UofL’s chances of landing a great recruiting class?  Over the last few weeks, those fears have been calmed.  The staff collectively has pulled their weight to reel in recruits.  Most notably Grantham, Buckley and Thomas have been putting in work in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi reeling in the best...Continue reading »