Soccer fans can rejoice in knowing that the 2017 University of Louisville men’s soccer schedules has been released. The program has taken off here over the last several years and there’s no reason to think that 2017 will be considered any different. One of the more unknown positives of Louisville joining the ACC is that the conference is loaded with some of the top soccer teams in the country. North Carolina’s women’s program has been dominant in soccer in a comparable way to UConn’s women’s program...Continue reading »
Picked up my copy of Street & Smith’s College Football preview at the crack of dawn at Kroger Wednesday morning. It made for a respectable end of the school year present to myself. Street and Smith’s Pete Williams has the Cards listed at #15 in its preseason Top 25. Williams justifies the ranking by citing Lamar Jackson, a “deep” receiving corps, and “the best secondary in the ACC.” Williams has five ACC teams in his preseason ranking. Florida State (3), Clemson (5), Louisville (15), Virginia...Continue reading »
The Breakdown – Notre Dame Edition Getting to Know the Fighting Irish: Head Coach: Mik Aoki Record: 26-31 (10-20) TV/Radio: ACC Network EXTRA/ 93.9 The Ville Pitching Matchup: TBA Offense: The offense has been terrible this season. Even though there have been some improvements, the Irish still have just two guys batting over .300. The batting order starts with #7. Nick Podkul. A 6’2” Sophomore, Podkul is batting .282 in his 57 starts. In 216 plate appearances Podkul has 61 hits including 15 doubles. His .440 slugging...Continue reading »
On this episode of LSL, the guys discussed their rankings of the men’s and women’s basketball, football, and baseball coaches. We also chatted about the starting lineup for Pitino’s squad and if it’s Omaha or bust for the baseball team. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...
On the show, we’ve spoken at length about the talented stable of head coaches Tom Jurich has assembled at UofL. Now it’s time to rank them in terms of the four biggest sports on campus. Rick Pitino – no shock here as Coach P brought back another national title to Louisville’s storied history in 2013 and added three more Final Fours. Pitino’s record at UofL stands at 416-141 (.747). Those 416 wins account for 23% of the program’s wins all-time. Pitino’s 28 NCAA Tournament...Continue reading »
Earlier this week, LSL hosted the afternoon drive. On the show, 247Sports National Basketball Recruiting Direct Jerry Meyer joined us to discuss the Cards’ top 10 2017 haul and offered up a scouting report on Simons and Ramey for the 2018 class. He also gave us an update on Romeo Langford. NPD Group’s Matt Powell came on the program to explain why adidas is the hottest brand and why Nike and Under Armour are struggling. Good news for UofL that it’s very likely they will re-sign with...Continue reading »
Chinanu Onuaku left the University of Louisville early to jumpstart his NBA career. After one season, the Houston Rockets hope he is their frontcourt’s future. Chinanu Onuaku heard his name called by Adam Silver, the NBA’s Commissioner, on Draft Night of 2016 when the Houston Rockets were on the board with the 37th overall selection. In a total of two seasons for the Louisville Cardinals, it was evident Nanu was destined for much more than the collegiate level of hoops. However, how high would his potential run? There...Continue reading »
The Breakdown – Florida State Edition Getting to Know the Seminoles: Head Coach: Mike Martin Record: 33-20 National Rank: – TV/Radio: ACC Network Extra/ 93.9 The Ville (Saturdays game will be televised on ESPNU) Pitching Match-Ups: Thursday, May 18 | 6:00 p.m. ET LOU: Jr. LHP Brendan McKay (8-3, 1.80 ERA) FSU: So. RHP Cole Sands (5-2, 5.20 ERA) Friday, May 19 | 6:00 p.m. ET LOU: Jr. RHP Kade McClure (7-1, 3.27 ERA) FSU: So. LHP Tyler Holton (7-2, 2.69 ERA) Saturday, May 20 |...Continue reading »
On this episode of LSL, the guys spoke to Athlon Sports’ Steven Lassan about the upcoming ACC (and UofL) season. We discussed the strength of the league, who’ll win the Atlantic and Coastal division, the ACC in the Top 25, as well as some sleeper teams. .@AthlonSteven tells us that this @AthlonSports magazine will be on newsstands starting May 22. pic.twitter.com/dMvzCvIKVr — LouisvilleSportsLive (@LvilleSprtsLive) May 17, 2017 VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...
Terry Rozier is headed to the Eastern Conference Finals with home floor advantage. Louisville fans know that Terry Rozier is a winning basketball player. Now, Boston Celtics fans have made the realization, too. In his sophomore NBA season, Terry Rozier is enjoying his second trip to the NBA Playoffs. After being a part of a Celtics squad who fell 4-2 in a tight series versus the Atlanta Hawks in 2016, greater expectations were installed in the following training camp. The winningest franchise in NBA history with 17 championships,...Continue reading »
Nobody should be surprised at how well Donovan is being received in Chicago during this week’s NBA Combine. From interviews to shooting drills to vertical leaps, he’s showing out. More NBA Combine shooting drills from Donovan Mitchell, this time NBA 3-pointers. Big week for the Louisville product. Stock going ⬆️⬆️⬆️ pic.twitter.com/KSnCQP0dQP — Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 12, 2017 Among backcourt prospects, Mitchell was perhaps the most impressive physical specimen… DX Measurements Analysis...Continue reading »
On this shortened edition of LSL, Fox Sports’ Tim Brando (7:05) joined the program to discuss UofL hoops and football and the ACC. He also explained why he thinks Notre Dame will join the ACC in football. We reminisced about the Metro conference and the always entertaining Louisville-Memphis State games. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...
On on this episode of LSL, the guys spoke to 5-star signee Donovan Mitchell about his recent visit to UofL and how his senior season is progressing. With Donovan: -His experience on his visit to Louisville for the UK and Long Beach games -What Coach Pitino wants him to work on before getting to campus -What he will bring to the program next year -Why he wants to play for Coach Pitino -What all-star games he’s hearing from and much more…. Other Topics: -The 5-spot and bench; can the Cards get solid production going forward? -Preview...Continue reading »