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  I’m ready to talk football. I’m over NCAA talk. In looking at Louisville’s football schedule, we need to measure what the fans expectations are for each game in 2017. Bobby Petrino isn’t by any stretch of the imagination “coaching for his job” but after the landslide at the end of 2016, I do think he has A LOT to prove here in 2017. We can certainly blame Todd Grantham (see 2016 UK and Clemson game). We can blame personnel (fumbles, false starts, dropped passes, getting beat on deep balls). But...Continue reading »

  During ACC media days, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino made it clear that he wanted to put an emphasis in the coming season to get senior RB/WR Reggie Bonnafon the ball more frequently. But what about another one of his players who has seen limited touches the past two seasons? Louisville junior wide receiver Traveon Samuel was one of Petrino’s first big-time recruits during his second stint at Louisville, and while he has seen the field quite a bit over his first two seasons, actual contact with the football has not been quite...Continue reading »

Though Kentucky’s Malik Monk was selected two picks ahead of Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell, which guard will fare better in their rookie NBA season?  On Draft Night just one month ago, with the 11th overall selection, the Charlotte Hornets were on the clock. They had a difficult decision to make. They were split between two prospects — University of Kentucky’s Malik Monk and University of Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell.  To each guy’s credit, Monk and Mitchell had excellent collegiate careers for...Continue reading »

lo   When the dust settled after the flurry of meetings with three different Boards, one things looks for certain – the fans will be taxed, once again. The way the “negotiations” went down couldn’t have gone any worse. The city, the state, UofL, and the athletics department weren’t on the same page during this and it was painfully obvious. How the athletics department and Tom Jurich were painted as villains in this is mind boggling. The city wanted UofL to play downtown and after good faith negotiating, a...Continue reading »

The guys got an update from 5/4-star commit Courtney Ramey and from his father, Terrell. They spoke to LSL about the strengths and areas of improvement of his game as well as their relationship with Coach Pitino and why UofL stood out during his recruitment. WAVE 3’s Kent Taylor joined us at the start of the show to brief us on the Yum lease news. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)...

The best show on television, Game of Thrones, is finally back for its 7th season, and during the slowest time for both college and professional sports, its return is more than welcome. For those who aren’t familiar with the show, the show revolves around several warring families in pursuit of complete and total control over the seven kingdoms of the fictional continent of Westeros. Each character is created brilliantly as to challenge viewers to make their own conclusions as to whether certain characters are actually good or evil...Continue reading »

  Following one of the ugliest and embarrassing NCAA investigations on college sports history involving prostitutes in dorms and the removal of a national championship from the record books, most coaches who were in charge during such a scandal would almost certainly be removed from their duties immediately. Rick Pitino, however, is not most coaches. He is a championship-winning coach, a fierce competitor, regarded as one of the best in his line of work, and during the second decade of the new millennium, he has consistently had his team...Continue reading »

On this episode of LSL, the guys welcomed on D-Line coach and recruiting beast L.D. Scott to talk recruiting strategies, his defensive line unit, and who he expects a lot from. The C-J’s Steve Jones also joined us to discuss football storylines for the upcoming season and his predictions on how the ACC season will play out.   VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...

University of Louisville graduate Asia Taylor is carrying the Cardinal torch in the WNBA by herself this season.  Asia Taylor has entered her third WNBA season as a member of the Washington Mystics — the third team she has represented in the league.  Taylor left the University of Louisville with averages of 10.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game — nearly a nightly double-double — in her senior year.  Though she had produced a stellar collegiate career, the talk has always been about two other women hailing from...Continue reading »

Donovan Mitchell is already turning heads and the NBA’s Utah Summer League is just getting started.  Former Louisville Cardinal guard Donovan Mitchell signed his NBA rookie contract this week and has wasted no time in making basketball fans across the world knowledgeable of his name.  The University of Louisville Cardinals faithfuls know the explosive capabilities Mitchell possesses. Donovan Mitchell is currently putting the NBA world on notice. He is a valid candidate for the 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, but also the Rookie...Continue reading »

Former Louisville Cardinal guard Russ Smith continues to produce the unfathomable in his stint with Luoyang in the Chinese NBL.  Impressing professional basketball scouts literally day after day since joining Luoyang of the Chinese NBL just more than one week ago, it is mind-blowing what Russ Smith is doing nowadays.  Scorching scoreboards. Setting nets on fire. This is the level of greatness “Russdiculous” has reached.  Smith’s first 60-point game — the first game he had played for Luoyang — was...Continue reading »

After making headlines for a 60-point performance in the past week, Russ Smith continues to scorch the Chinese NBL.  In the past week, “Louisville Sports Live” discussed the emerging news of former Louisville Cardinas guard Russ Smith tearing up scoreboards in the Chinese NBL.  Being a natural-born scorer, the numbers really should not surprise Louisville fans; however, NBA scouts should finally be getting the message in case they have been sleeping on Smith thus far.  Russ Smith's points in his first four games...Continue reading »

Former Louisville great Russ Smith continues to torch professional opponents with his elite scoring ability.  The latest move in the professional basketball career of Russ Smith, known to Louisville Cardinals fans as “Russdiculous” for his intense dominance on the court, is a summer stint with Luoyang (China).  This will be another professional hoops league which Russ will look to showcase his talents, after making a name for himself in the NBA’s Developmental League (twice) and having played in the Euroleague with...Continue reading »