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The Breakdown – Wake Forest Edition   Getting to know the Demon Deacons: Head Coach: Tom Walter Record: 22-8 Ranking: #23 (D1Baseball) TV/Radio: ACC Network Extra/ 93.9 The Ville   Pitching Matchups: Friday, April 7 | 6:00 p.m. ET LOU: Jr. LHP Brendan McKay (4-1, 1.18 ERA) WF: Sr. RHP Parker Dunshee (5-1, 4.43 ERA)   Saturday, April 8 | 1:00 p.m. ET LOU: Jr. RHP Kade McClure (3-1, 2.87 ERA) WF: Jr. RHP Donnie Sellers (3-2, 3.60 ERA)   Sunday, April 9 | 1:00 p.m. ET LOU: Fr. LHP...Continue reading »

Ethan co-hosted the 3-6 time slot on 93.9 The Ville and spoke to 4-star small forward and sharp shooter Jordan Nwora with Mark Blankenbaker and Brian Hall.  On LSL, the guys spoke to future PG, 4-star Darius Perry. (Interview begins immediately) (Interview begins at 14:46) VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

  Could Bobby Petrino’s next big playmaker at Louisville be one of the most unheralded offensive skill players he has signed since returning? Redshirt freshman running back Dae Williams is certainly throwing his name in the hat in that regard. A native of Sapulpa, OK standing at 6-2, 235 lbs., Williams, a class of 2016 signee, has similar size and running style to previous power backs coached by Petrino like Michael Bush, Eric Shelton, and Lionel Gates. However, despite his size and high school production (1,600+ yards rushing,...Continue reading »

I think we all remember where we were four years ago when our Louisville Cardinals won the national championship on that Monday night in April. My sister and I watched the big games with our father at our grandparents house growing up. I felt it was appropriate to watch with those people instead of friends and post up at my sisters house. With every national championship game that comes and goes, I’ll be taken right back to my sisters living room where I paced back and forth liked a caged animal. I’ll think back to Trey Burke/Nik...Continue reading »

The new ACC Network will bring in an estimated $35 million a year per school when it’s launched in a couple of years.  That of course will help close the gap with the SEC and Big Ten.  Another financial piece is the credits the ACC will receive from the NCAA Tournament.  Per ESPN, the league will make an additional $100 million over the next three years, the most of any conference.  Over the past three tournaments, ACC teams have accumulated 64 units from the NCAA’s basketball fund, a pool set aside from...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Virginia Edition Getting to know the Cavaliers: Head Coach: Bryan O’Connor Record: 20-6 (4-5) National Rank: 18th (D1 Baseball) TV/Radio: ACC Network Extra/ 93.9 The Ville   The Cavaliers find themselves in a very familiar position, ranked highly in every top 25 poll while looking like a team that could make a run-in Omaha. Despite being 20-6 the Cavaliers have not gotten off to the best start in ACC play, dropping their first two series to North Carolina and Clemson before picking up a series win over Duke last weekend.   Pitching...Continue reading »

Former Louisville Cardinal Russ Smith is back to his old ways — scoring at will — but when will he receive the recognition that he deserves? Three years after the Russ Smith-led Louisville Cardinals brought another NCAA National Championship to “The Ville,” Russdiculous continues to score in large quantities.  If you remember, Russ Smith scored the all-time most points in a single NBA Developmental League game last season with 65 scorching points. Smith accomplished this by shooting 24 of 42 field goals —...Continue reading »

For our favorite college basketball teams, March brings endless possibilities. There’s the temptation of penciling in your team in the Final Four before you’ve even picked any other games. You set some cash to the side in the event that you’ll be buying a Final Four shirt in a couple of weeks. Those possibilities are all March sunshine, but there’s an even greater possibility as well. That possibility is the fact that your team’s season will end with a loss. After all, only one team can end the season with...Continue reading »

Selection Sunday is over so let’s see how Louisville stacks up nationally in the NCAA Tournament’s history. Most NCAA Tournament Appearances 1. Kentucky – 56 2. North Carolina – 48 3. UCLA – 46 3. Kansas – 46 5. LOUISVILLE – 42 6. Duke – 41 7. Indiana – 39 8 . Syracuse – 38 Most NCAA Tournament Wins 1. Kentucky – 124 2. North Carolina – 121 3. Duke – 108 4. Kansas – 103 5. UCLA – 101 6. LOUISVILLE – 76 7. Indiana – 66 8. Syracuse –...Continue reading »

I’ve been sick of hearing about The Scandal for a while now. When UofL received the NCAA’s response this week to the school’s defense of men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino, I was so grateful that Lavar Ball was being given a platform by the national sports media. Otherwise, I think we all know what kind of firestorm we’d be having to endure for a couple days….again. The reality is that most of us are going to hear the low-hanging fruit jokes about strippers and prostitutes for the rest of our lives....Continue reading »

It usually takes a few days for me to decompress after Louisville’s basketball season ends. I debate if whether or not I should watch any more tournament games. My approach is pretty apathetic but then if Kentucky is still playing and they lose, I become engaged again. These are all parts of the process for us Louisville fans. The other part is the reflection that usually takes place in the days or weeks after the season ends.  I’ve reflected a lot this week on the season that was for the Louisville Cardinals. Today’s...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – NC State Edition   Getting to Know the Wolfpack: Head Coach: Elliott Avent Record: 12-10 (3-3) TV/Radio Info: ACC NETWORK EXTRA/93.9 THE VILLE   The Wolfpack entered the season ranked 6th by D1Baseball but it’s been tough sledding through the beginning of the schedule for the Pack9. With losses to teams like Charlotte, Rhode Island and Western Carolina, NC State sits at just 6-6 at home and 3-3 in the ACC with a series win over Miami under their belts.     Pitching Matchups: Friday: LOU: Jr. LHP...Continue reading »

Louisville basketball is fortunate to have just three coaches over a 69-year span. That’s a lot of winning and success. What program can boast about having two Hall of Fame coaches in a 46-year span to roam the sidelines? Not many. With that said, let’s take a look at the numbers from each coach, starting with “Peck” Hickman, who many older and wiser fans believe should’ve been in the Hall of Fame. He coached the Cards from 1944-1967 and in his 23 seasons amassed a record of 443-183 (.708). He guided...Continue reading »