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  (Photo – BaseballAmerica.com) After sweeping the Top 10 ranked University of Houston in a huge series over the weekend, the Cards’ baseball team is starting to turn the heads of national pundits. BaseballAmerica.com has a write up about the Card’s maturation so far and how the team has what it takes to make another deep post-season run towards Omaha. Even after losing seven drafted juniors from last year’s Omaha club, Louisville entered this spring ranked No. 20 in the nation, the team to beat in the newly formed American...Continue reading »

Anton Gill could be key in Louisville’s transition to the ACC (Photo – Andy Lyons / Getty Images) The news of Montrezl Harrell returning for the 2014-2015 season was obviously huge news for the Louisville basketball program yesterday. The Cards instantly went from being a fringe top-25 team (in most people’s eyes) with tons of interior size issues and lack of experience, to a possible contender. In fact, in their updated ridiculously early rankings for next season, CBS Sports moved Louisville all the way up to #10 (from #23)...Continue reading »

Photo – USATI In what was a surprising move, talented sophomore forward Montrezl Harrell will be returning to the Louisville program.  He sent out a tweet yesterday announcing his intentions and sent CardNation into a frenzy.  With his return, UofL becomes an ACC title contender as well as a national player.  Harrell was Louisville’s second-leading scorer (14 ppg.) and leading rebounder (8.4) and provides instant production and experience in the front court.  While UofL lost scorers in Russ Smith and Luke Hancock, there are...Continue reading »

Photo – @KendrickHaskins We started the off-season football notebook yesterday, so we begin the weekly basketball version today.  Here are your Louisville-related basketball stories featuring the past, present, and future Cards. —-> Full video of today’s press conference with Montrezl Harrell and Wayne Blackshear (H/T WDRB Sports) WDRB 41 Louisville News —-> Quentin Snider was named Lexington Herald-Leader’s Player of the Year (Hopefully they won’t burn any coaches in protest) Player of the Year:...Continue reading »

(Photo – Andy Lyons / Getty Images) The University of Louisville has made it official: Montrezl Harrell will forgo the NBA Draft and return to school for his junior year. Obviously this is huge news for the Cardinals who were set to enter into their first year in the ACC without any real experience at the power forward spot. Retaining Harrell not only gives Rick Pitino what he was lacking inside, but it also will provide his team with another veteran presence and a key member of the National Championship run in 2013. He will also join...Continue reading »

(Photo – USA Today) In a not-so-surprising move, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino has named Wayne Blackshear the team captain for the 2014-2015 season. Blackshear, the lone surviving member of the 2011 class, will be one of only two seniors on next year’s roster and clearly has the most experience of any player on the team. A key contributor to the Final Four and National Championship squads and a winner of three straight conference tournament titles, Blackshear averaged 8.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and shot 39.4% from behind the...Continue reading »

It’s that time of year. The nation’s elite college basketball players will be making decisions on whether or not they will return to school or enter the NBA draft. Many of them have already decided and some have not. One of those who has not made a decision is Louisville’s own Montrezl Harrell. If Harrell were to bypass his junior year he has a chance of getting picked somewhere in the late teens to the end of the first round. However, if he chose to return for another year, Harrell could become a lottery pick in next year’s...Continue reading »

Photo – @GoCards Now that the football off-season has begun, it’s time to unveil LSL’s weekly UofL football notebook.  It’s designed to catch you up on all things (past, present, and future) Louisville pigskin until the 2014 season kicks off on Sept. 1. —-> Teddy Bridgewater’s agent came out to respond to Chris Mortensen’s “report” that Teddy has been “shaky” in his private workouts for NFL teams. Chris Mortensen of ESPN nevertheless has reported that Bridgewater’s private...Continue reading »

Photo – 247sports.com According to Lars Hanson, who covers University of Washington sports for 247Sports.com, former Washington Safety and American River C.C. player James Sample could be playing football at Louisville next season. If this transfer happens, Sample would join former Husky DT Pio Vatuvei at UofL. Update: Lars Hanson tweeted that it someone close to Sample said that it’s “official” that he’s going to Louisville. Sample was rated a 4 Star Safety and was a U.S. Army All-American coming out of High...Continue reading »

(Photo – Garry Jones/AP) Even the committee behind Thunder Over Louisville, the largest fireworks display in North America, had to be weary of following the fireworks and air show on display at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Friday night. Over 27,000 Louisville fans were treated to a tease of the Bobby Petrino 2.0 era at Louisville, as the red team, featuring the starters, defeated the white team 56-13. Despite a coaching change and new philosophy, the starting Louisville offense led by QB Will Gardner appeared to have a solid grasp...Continue reading »

Photo – AP Here are some stories to give you a thorough overview of last night’s game.  Not surprisingly, the offense looked crisp and the play makers made plays all night long.  Will Gardner, Michael Dyer, and Gerald Christian to name a few had big games. With the 1s going against the 2s, it was even tougher to gauge the defense, but the front 7 looks solid.  Heading into fall camp, it will be a priority to find two safeties who can hold their own. *Petrino’s offense is ready to bring the fireworks The usual caveats:...Continue reading »

(Photo – rantsports.com) Former UofL big man and current Minnesota Timberwolves player Gorgui Dieng hit the game winning shot in the waning seconds against the Houston Rockets. Dieng, who was presented with the NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month award capped the night with a fade away jumper to give the ‘Wolves the win. Dieng finished the night with 12 points and a huge night on the glass with 20 rebounds.   VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 9.1/10 (11 votes cast)...

Photo – AP Coach Petrino addressed the media yesterday about tonight’s spring game.  The plan is for it to mimic a real game-like situation, with a walk-through, pregame meal, and then the contest itself.  The C-J’s Jeff Greer provides you with all you need to know going into the game. Louisville’s spring game format for Friday night is pretty simple: The first-team offense will play against the second-team defense, and the second-team offense will take on the first-team defense. The first-team units are “tired...Continue reading »