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(Photo – AP)   Let me first say that I’m a fairly rabid reader of Grantland. I think the idea and concept behind the site (to combine sports with pop culture) are solid and they’ve assembled a stable of the best writers in the business (though some have styles more akin to Walt Whitman and Franz Kafka than Pat Forde or Jeff Goodman). The other WW aside (can Sunday get here already?), Grantland released a piece last night titled Second chances and second choices: How Charlie Strong assembled the least-likely BCS contender....Continue reading »

It’s hard to believe that LSL radio is beginning its third season on the airwaves this Wednesday.  With that said, we’d like to send out a sincere thank you to our listeners and the readers of this site.  We appreciate the love and support we have received ever since we launched the site back in January of 2011 and the radio show a few months later in September.  Major props go out to the good folks at ESPN 680 for giving us a platform for our all-UofL sports talk focus and to Mike Hughes at insidetheville.com for helping us...Continue reading »

  Louisville head coach Charlie Strong met with the media today and broke down what he expects to see from the Cayuts on Saturday. In related news, Charlie’s still laughing about that 10 point spread. * Video courtesy of the Courier Journal VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 7.5/10 (2 votes cast)...

(Photo – Lexington Herald)   Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops met with the media this afternoon to discuss Saturday’s match-up with Louisville and what it will take to bring the Governor’s Cup back to Lexington. In totally related news, Little Blue Nation appears quite confident. It’s so cute. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

(Photo – ESPN)   Louisville safety Calvin Pryor has been named the American Athletic Conference’s defensive player of the week. Pryor received the honor this morning after registering 8-tackles, a forced fumble and an interception against Eastern Kentucky. In my eyes you probably could have flipped a coin between he and Preston Brown, but it’s hard to argue with CP nabbing the award. So far through the season’s first two games Pryor has been all over the field and fronted a Louisville secondary that’s been...Continue reading »

(photo – Times Union)   Saturday’s win over Eastern Kentucky still has me scratching my head in some aspects, but I can’t help but think that, in the end, it was all part of the plan. Now, admittedly, the plan was certainly not to walk away with field goals when the team got inside the 30-yard line three separate times against an FCS opponent and failed to get a touchdown. And the plan definitely wasn’t to end the game with only 78 rushing yards (UofL gave up 107 to EKU). But I do, however, believe that the plan...Continue reading »

Date              Site                Winner                                 Series 1994-09-03 Lexington Kentucky 20 Louisville 14 UK 1-0 1995-09-02 Lexington Louisville 13 Kentucky 10 Tied 1-1 1996-08-31 Lexington Louisville 38 Kentucky 14 UofL 2-1 1997-08-30 Lexington Kentucky 38 Louisville 24 Tied 2-2 1998-09-05 Louisville Kentucky 68 Louisville 34 UK 3-2 1999-09-04 Lexington Louisville 56 Kentucky 28 Tied 3-3 2000-09-02 Louisville Louisville 40 Kentucky 34 UofL 4-3 2001-09-01 Lexington...Continue reading »

(Photo — WDRB) Souvenir pieces of the 2013 NCAA Championship floor are on sale for charity and U of L basketball fans can choose from three different options. Among the options, 1,000 of them include coach Rick Pitino’s signature. Prices will start at $99.99 and fans can purchase online at GoCards.com/floor. Northwestern Mutual, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, acquired the floor after the tournament and the purpose of the charity is to help raise funds in support of the fight against pediatric cancer. Here is the official...Continue reading »

It’s amazing to think that the University of Louisville has had only two coaches over the last 42 years.  Now, throughout that time span, UofL can claim that those two coaches are Hall of Famers.  Not many schools can tout that feat.  Congrats Coach. Release From UofL: On Sunday, the head coach was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in the Springfield Symphony Hall in Springfield, Mass. Pitino was part of a 12-member class, which included two other men’s college coaches. Through his career, Pitino...Continue reading »

Photo – Garry Jones With the Cards jumping another spot higher in the polls after an SEC power lost, it seems that both the coaches and national writers are jumping on the UofL respect train.  Out of the 60 voters in the AP Poll, just four of them didn’t have Louisville in the top 10.  Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News ranked the Cards second (the highest of any voter), Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald tabbed UofL 4th, and Brent Axe of the Syracuse Post-Standard voted them 5th.  Meanwhile, Chadd Cripe of the Idaho...Continue reading »