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The ominous cloud of the FBI probe and yet another NCAA investigation still hangs over the storied Louisville program.  The embarrassing scandals have tainted the school and unfortunately the players and fans innocent of any wrongdoing bare the brunt of it.  Despite the current mess the UofL hoops program finds itself in, the fact remains that this is still an elite, Top 5 job.  It possesses top-notch facilities, tradition, conference affiliation, a rabid fan base, and resources the vast majority of powerhouse programs can’t...Continue reading »

The disappointing season ended with a disappointing loss to Mississippi State as the Cards finished 8-5. In Coach Petrino’s return, UofL has gone 9-4 twice and 8-5 two times.  Looking at the numbers in a variety if ways, here’s how Petrino has done during his second stint at UofL. Overall: 34-18 ACC: 21-11 vs. Top 25 Teams: 1-10 Home: 18-6 Road/Neutral: 15-13 Bowl Games: 1-3 Boston College, NC State, Virginia, Wake: 3-1 Duke, Miami, UNC: 1-0 Florida State: 2-2 Clemson: 0-4 Pitt: 0-1 Kentucky: 3-1 vs. SEC: 4-5 Top 25 finishes:...Continue reading »

Every season the Louisville-Kentucky rivalry game comes down to the x-factors. Small details such as Home court advantage, the referees whistle, contributions from the bench, etc. More often than not we’ve seen the Otis George’s and Josh Harrelson’s of the world play just as big of a role in these games as Dejuan Wheat and John Wall. This rivalry has seen eventual national champions (Kentucky in 1998 and Louisville in 2013 lose or squeak out wins when the opposing team went on to not reach the NCAA tournament.  One of the narratives...Continue reading »

Donovan Mitchell, a two-year Louisville product, has made an early impact in the NBA world. This has generated discussions of who he resembles in his on-court performance.  Being selected with the 13th overall pick in the most recent NBA Draft, you can already say the Louisville Cardinals have close ties to the biggest steal of the new rookie class.  Donovan Mitchell left the University of Louisville with a lot of potential to be a great professional baller in the NBA. It was easy to see his skills were well-suited for the NBA game.  As...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Kentucky Edition Getting to Know the Wildcats: Head Coach: John Calipari Record: 9-2 National Rank: 16th Kentucky enters the 2017 season much like they have in previous seasons, as one of the youngest teams in college basketball. Despite the youth, the Wildcats are once again extremely talented. Kentucky sits at 9-2 on the season with losses to Kansas and most recently, UCLA. The Wildcats schedule has looked very similar to Louisville’s schedule up to this point. The Cats have had two real tests, and failed both, unless...Continue reading »

We’re a little less than two weeks from ACC play so I felt now was a good time to discuss what we’ve liked and disliked thus far. Sort of a naughty/nice list for UofL basketball.  1) Women’s basketball is killing it. Jeff Walz should be the early favorite for national coach of the year. Last Sunday’s DEMOLITION of Kentucky (in Lexington) almost completes a borderline perfect first half of the season. I can’t wait to see this team take on UConn, Duke, and Notre Dame in the next couple of months. Final...Continue reading »

Though struggling offensively as of late, Terry Rozier showed up when it mattered most for the Boston Celtics on Monday evening.  Terry Rozier, a Louisville Cardinal for two years, has solidified himself as a promising asset of the Boston Celtics’ roster.  Now in his third season as an NBA professional, Rozier has nearly doubled his scoring production from his sophomore season. He has increased his production in nearly every statistical category and he is scoring at a much more efficient rate. This is all while receiving six...Continue reading »

One article was released this past Sunday by ESPN, UofL’s lawsuit against Coach 2 was announced on Wednesday in addition to the Bloomberg article and Pat Forde of Yahoo! published his scathing piece on Thursday.  Ugh.  I thought I was over the embarrassing, ridiculous, and nonsensical scandals that have made the UofL basketball a national punchline, but alas, I am not.  Just when I was finally simmering down from all the drama, the scab was forcibly peeled away and the wound was found to be just as deep.   When...Continue reading »

On this busy show, the guys discussed the NCAA appeal with The C-J’s Jeff Greer, UofL’s countersuit with WDRB’s Jason Riley, and previewed the Memphis the Memphis game with their play-by-play voice Dave Woloshin.   Listen HERE VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 4.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

  I was at the Chik-Fil-A Kickoff in 2015 against Auburn. On the first play, I saw a new player in a #8 jersey motioning behind starting QB Reggie Bonnafon. He looked athletic. When Reggie tossed him the ball on that play, #8 began to curl out for a long pass. I said to my friend “that won’t work.” Sure enough, #8’s first pass was nothing more than a disastrous hail mary attempt that landed in the Auburn defenders hands. I almost feel guilty for my lack of faith in Lamar Jackson’s first play from scrimmage...Continue reading »

In Saturday’s battle of the best in Kentuckiana, how do former Louisville Cardinals stars think the current squad will fare?  Saturday afternoon will be more special than usual. Not only is it game day — a Cardinal game day — but it is a rare occurrence to receive a visit in “The Ville” from the Hoosiers of Bloomington, Indiana.  The Cardinals (5-2) and Hoosiers (5-4) meet on the hardwood with two crazy tales to begin the early season.  The U of L program has been trampled in the media with all...Continue reading »

Mangok Mathiang had been settling with the Greensboro Swarm when he received an unexpected call-up by the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.  Comprising one of the two two-way contracts owned by the Charlotte Hornets for the 2017-18 NBA season, Mangok Mathiang has gotten into a groove in the G-League (Gatorade League), the league’s developmental league.  Mathiang has been doing quite well as a professional with the Greensboro Swarm, the Hornets’ farm team affiliate. He is averaging just shy of a double-double with 9.9 points...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Indiana Edition Getting to know the Hoosiers: Head Coach: Archie Miller Record: 5-4 (1-1) Conference: B1G National Rank: N/A   New Indiana Head Coach Archie Miller has gotten the Hoosiers off to a rocky start this season. IU opened 2017 with a home loss to Indiana State followed by a win over Howard and a loss to Seaton Hall. The Hoosiers then rattled off three wins in a row before losing a close one at home to Duke, 91-81. Indiana will travel to Louisville this weekend to play the Cardinals for the first time in the...Continue reading »