(Photo – Jeff Reinking / UofL Athletics) After a relatively slow week for the Cards (just one game played), they still managed to move up in both the major polls this afternoon. Louisville took care of Southern Miss in dominating fashion this past Friday night, 69-38, and improved to 6-1 on the young season. Rick Pitino’s team is now ranked 6th in the USA Today coaches poll and 7th in the AP. Next up on the schedule is Missouri Kansas City, coached by former UofL assistant Kareem Richardson (Wednesday night at 7:00 in the...Continue reading »
(Photo – Mark Baer / USA Today) Though we’re only drawing from a seven game sample, Louisville point guard Chris Jones has been a complete revelation for head coach Rick Pitino. Coming into the season, Jones received plenty of hype after collecting back-to-back junior college National Player of the Year awards, but the jump to high level D-1 competition is often met with plenty of trepidation. Also, when you factor in the shoes he had to fill (replacing Peyton Siva, one of the most beloved players to ever wear a Cardinal uniform),...Continue reading »
Photo – gocards.com *The Cards dominated from start to finish to give USM its first loss of the season. *Terry Rozier got his first start and gave the Cards an immediate boost by knocking down a couple of threes. He finished with 9 points on the night. *After its dreadful showing against UNC, UofL locked down Southern Miss defensively, limiting them to only 29% shooting (13-45). *’Trez was one rebound short of a double-double, finishing with 11 points and 9 boards. *Russ posted 11 points and 6 assists. *Chris Jones – who...Continue reading »
Coming off of a disastrous and disheartening loss to then No.24 North Carolina this past Sunday, the No.9 Louisville Cardinals (5-1) will try to rebound with a win against their old for Southern Mississippi (6-0). The loss to the Tar Heels in the Naismith Hall of Fame Tip Off championship was very uncharacteristic for the Cards, missing as many as 12 layups and playing very bad defense. Louisville failed to get back on defense on many occasions allowing a handful of breakaway baskets for an undermanned North Carolina team. Russ Smith scored...Continue reading »
We understand if you want no part in the madness of ‘Black Friday’. With that said, if you missed any of LSL’s interviews from the past month, here’s a chance to catch up. Click HERE. Guests from this month include: *CBSSports.com’s college football insider Jeremy Fowler *The Courier-Journal’s UofL Beat Writer Jeff Greer *insidetheville.com’s Publisher Mike Hughes *USA TODAY’s college basketball writer Eric Prisbell VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...
Photo – AP Coach Pitino sat down for a lengthy interview with WDRB’s Rick Bozich and Eric Crawford recently and he let them in on a couple of secrets. One being the likely Louisville-Minnesota match-up, the other being a documentary about the ‘Year of The Cardinal’ being aired on ESPN. Sure, everyone in the Commonwealth knows about UofL’s dominance, so why not go national with Louisville’s across-the-board athletic success from this past season. U of L has tried to commemorate the “Year of the...Continue reading »
Louisville’s likely postseason partnership with the Russell Athletic Bowl is all but set. Bowl reps from the Orlando game were in attendance for UofL’s win over Houston and were already discussing the possibility. The Russell Athletic bowl will be played on December 28th, the same day as the UofL-UK game. However, kickoff is set for 6:45, while the basketball game will start at 4:00. If the Cards do in fact end up going to Orlando, they (being Bowl personnel) would be smart to assemble multiple projection screens for that...Continue reading »
Matz Stockman and his CBA team played in a prep showcase in Connecticut last week. His highlight tape shows a player who has good hands, a quick move to the basketball, and a soft touch. Now granted it is against other high school/prep teams and not ACC squads, but you can see that he has some promise. Video courtesy of City League Hoops VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...
Photo – USA TODAY With Coach P telling WDRB that he and his son are likely to play each other on a military base to start the season next year, UofL’s non-conference slate looks to be one of the toughest ever. With the probable addition of Minnesota, the Cards will also play Kentucky at home and Indiana in Madison Square Garden. As a member of the ACC, UofL will also take part in the ACC-Big Ten challenge. The Cards will re-unite with Big East rivals Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame while hooking up with new conference...Continue reading »
Photo – SI.com After about two weeks of no negative news concerning Chane Behanan coming out, late Tuesday night reports surfaced that his 2012 Final Four ring was put up for sale at Grey Flannel Auctions. Word then came earlier today that the ring was stolen from Chane’s grandmother’s house in Cincinnati. Behanan’s mother kept the ring there because she thought it would be safe. Given where he grew up, it was a smart move. Or at least it was supposed to be. “Nobody in our family even knew the ring was even...Continue reading »
(photo – InsideTheVille.com) After Sunday afternoon’s 93-84 loss to North Carolina, a pair of Louisville players stood out on the final stat sheet. One of these players shot 11-24 from the floor, hit 6 threes and finished with 36 points. The other finished with 4 fouls and zeros across the board in every major statistical category. Out of high school, one was a McDonald’s All-American considered arguably the best backcourt recruit Pitino successfully convinced to come to Louisville. The other was an unknown 2-star recruit...Continue reading »
(Photo – Associated Press) From Wes Unseld to Darrell Griffith to Peyton Siva, Denny Crum, Rick Pitino and everyone in between, it’s been a crazy ride for Louisville basketball fans. The program has spanned 100 years and is widely considered one of the top 7 or 8 in the entire nation. With the 2013 culmination of the school’s third national championship, things are arguably the best they’ve ever been here (I said arguably – I didn’t forget about you, early-to-mid 1980’s). With that in mind,...Continue reading »
Photo – AP You can’t put your finger on it, but in this season the mood around the program doesn’t fit the record. It began with the highest of expectations, win the American and return to a BCS game. There was even chatter, albeit unreasonable, about UofL going to the BCS title game if the Cards went undefeated and got a lot of help along the way. Those expectations all came crashing down when UCF stormed back from a 21-point deficit at PJCS, sending this team – and the fans – in a second half-of-the-season...Continue reading »