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First of all, it’s time for all Louisville fans to take a deep breath and get some perspective. We’re back. For the first time since 2015 (which for all of us has seemed like an eternity) we’re waiting for our destination in the NCAA tournament. To think about it, it’s been a long two years for our fan base. Scandal, the highs and lows of playing in the ACC, and the persistent negative press has taken its toll on all of us. But now it’s time to get excited. I’m excited. Milt’s excited. Griff’s...Continue reading »

University of Louisville men’s basketball currently has a very underrated and growing trend of churning out successful high school basketball coaches. Over the last couple of years we’ve seen former Card Tony Williams leading Doss to back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances. Now we can add Elisha Justice to that list.  Louisville Sports Live reported a couple weeks back that Justice had led his Pikeville Panthers to a district championship in his first season as head coach. The journey continues for “Bullet” as his...Continue reading »

  For those of you who are seriously jonesing for some soccer and cannot possibly wait until August, Louisville men’s soccer coach Ken Lolla and Company have you covered.  This Friday night University of Louisville Men’s Soccer will be hosting North American Soccer League member Indy Eleven in an exhibition match. Admission is FREE. Kickoff is set for 7:00 at Cardinal Park. Did I mention admission was FREE?  Indy Eleven is using this “friendly” as a tune-up for their regular-season opener on March...Continue reading »

On Thursday afternoon at 2:00 in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the Louisville Cardinals (24-7, #8 AP) will play either Clemson, North Carolina State or Duke in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. However, just go ahead and write this down in invisible ink: at 2:00 on Thursday afternoon the Cardinals will be playing the Duke Blue Devils in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament. The most extraordinary part of the above prediction is not that UofL will likely be playing Duke for the second time this season or that the North Carolina-centric...Continue reading »

adidas released its postseason uniforms for their respective programs and at first glance it appears they were a hit with the fans.  Here’s a closer look at UofL’s postseason gear…. Photo gallery: Louisville's 2017 postseason uniforms and sneakers. https://t.co/fwkoqZqLDn — Jeff Greer (@jeffgreer_cj) March 6, 2017 Create your moment. Introducing the new Create Yours women’s collection for the postseason. pic.twitter.com/fjXy7cioMC — adidas Basketball (@adidasHoops) March 6, 2017 Create your moment. Introducing...Continue reading »

To date, Louisville continues to have strong computer numbers.  Their RPI is 3rd with a SOS of 1 and a record against the Top 50 of 7-7.  You can view the complete RPI rankings HERE.  According to CBSSports.com, UofL is projected as a 3 seed in the Midwest.  In the Ken Pom, the Cards are also ranked 8th and feature a 11-7 record against his Top 50.  Here’s Joe Lunardi’s latest bracket projections…. Latest from @ESPNLunardi. Cards a 2 in the Midwest. pic.twitter.com/VZ1aRV9Wj4 —...Continue reading »

  Think ESPN will do a “Stranger Things”-style graphic if Louisville and Duke play on Thursday in the ACC quarterfinals? Nah I didn’t think so either.  It’s worth noting that ACC Freshman of the Year Dennis Smith led N.C. State to a win at Cameron Indoor over Duke. It’s worth noting that Clemson has lost a lot of close games this year and their coach could very well be in a “win or else” situation. It’s also worth noting that if you ignore the noise from the four-letter network and...Continue reading »

According to the Sportsbook, Louisville opens as an 8-point favorite this afternoon at home against Notre Dame. This seems a little steep given the Irish’s 77-70 win in January over the Cards in South Bend. Not to mention, Notre Dame has won three straight over Louisville. I would’ve guessed a five-point spread at best.  It is Senior Day and there is a possible 2-seed on the line for the Cards in both upcoming tournaments. So yeah, there’s a lot to play for today. Plus, these two teams have been known to play a close...Continue reading »

  Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals (23-7, 11-6) will be fighting for ACC tournament positioning and a chance at a projected #2 seed in the NCAA tournament Saturday afternoon when #19 Notre Dame (23-7, 12-5) visits the KFC Yum! Center at 2:00. It will be the second matchup between the University of Louisville and Notre Dame this season, with Notre Dame having taken the first game at home, 77-70. In some ways, at least to my Cardinal mind, the phrase “Notre Dame basketball” poses a contradiction. In South Bend, where Jesus raises...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Notre Dame Edition   Getting to Know the Fighting Irish: Head Coach: Mike Brey Record: 23-7 National Rank: 19th     Notre Dame appears to be one of the top teams in the ACC again this season. The Irish are a very well coached group with a lot of veteran leadership. Notre Dame’s two losses this season have come to #1 Villanova and one of the Big Ten’s best team, in-state rival Purdue.   The Front Court: The Irish have one of the most experienced front courts in the ACC starting with Senior V.J Beachem....Continue reading »

Ethan spoke to Fox Sports South’s Wes Durham before the UofL-Wake game on a variety of ACC topics and welcomed on the newest UofL Cardinal Jo Griffin and his high school coach Steve Simpson. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

     All season long, Donovan Mitchell has been a man among boys in the ACC, and climbed his way up into the conversation of National Player of the Year. With 73 made triples this season, according to ESPN, as well as being the leading scorer on Pitino’s squad with 15.8 points per outing and 4.7 rebounds, (at 6’3, that is) it’s safe to say this man’s future in basketball isn’t questioned.      Mitchell has drawn comparisons to Terry Rozier as far as his jump from freshman to sophomore year, particularly...Continue reading »

Being new to writing for Louisville Sports Live, one of my initial goals was to not write over reactive pieces on our beloved Cardinals—win or lose. I usually try to stray away from the over reactive tweets as well. Both are easier said than done.  Louisville, to me, took its worst loss of the season last night at Wake Forest, losing 88-81. All losses are bad. But, I get a sense that most of us are fuming over this loss the way we did after coming from ahead to lose to Baylor back in November. The circumstances are very similar....Continue reading »