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Per the Courier Journal’s Jeff Greer, the NCAA is expected, on Friday, to file its reply to the University of Louisville’s response to the NCAA’s original Notice of Allegations, which were sent to UofL in October of 2016. Most Louisville fans know the details of these allegations, and they are well summarized in Greer’s Courier Journal article. While the above probably sounds ominous to most Cards fans, what this means is that the NCAA will be replying, point by point, to the defenses that UofL submitted within its response to the...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Jacksonville State Edition Head Coach: Ray Harper Record: 20-14 Conference: Ohio Valley Conference   The Gamecocks punched their first ticket to the NCAA Tournament by upsetting top seeded Belmont to win the OVC Tournament Championship. The Gamecocks are led by first year Head Coach, Ray Harper. If that name sounds familiar its because Harper spent 4 seasons as the head man at Western Kentucky. Contrary to popular belief, Jacksonville State is not located in the state of Florida. The campus is in Jacksonville, AL,...Continue reading »

Yes, the heading on this blog does go without saying. That whole “win or go home” thing does tend to insinuate that Louisville’s upcoming first-round NCAA tournament game against Jacksonville State carries some kind of weight. Cards fans have all kinds of reasons to feel confident about Friday’s game. Louisville is a 20-point favorite. Aside from the game being an NCAA tournament opener, why is this game important? I do believe the 2-seed gave this team a new lease on life. But I still think this team needs to see themselves...Continue reading »

  This past Sunday evening, the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee bestowed upon 10th-ranked Louisville a generous and almost certainly undeserving 2-seed, placing them in the Midwest Region, where they will spend the first weekend in Indianapolis. Now, it isn’t that the Cards didn’t have a good season, or even better than good. They are, after all, considered a top-10 team. In fact, when reviewing their 24-8 final regular season record, they just had one loss to a team ranked outside the top 25 and had four wins over teams...Continue reading »

It wasn’t a huge surprise that the Cards will be playing in Indianapolis for the start of the NCAA Tournament.  With that placement – it instantly evoked positive memories of UofL’s past postseason success.   Louisville claimed its first national title there in 1980, clinched their 2013 Final Four berth, and two Sweet 16 berths in 1989 and 1993.  There have been two painful losses there as well – a loss in the Elite 8 to Michigan State in 2009 and arguably the most painful loss in UofL...Continue reading »

         Injury led to opportunity again in the NBA as both Louisville greats Terry Rozier and Montrezl Harrell were called upon in the absence of their respective teams’ starters.      Rozier, the No. 16 pick in last year’s NBA Draft, joined the Boston Celtics as he raised eyebrows at the NBA Combine and climbed his way into the lottery in a pick that surprised even Louisville fans, considering he was expected to be in the late first-round range. What wasn’t surprising to Louisville fans was Terry’s...Continue reading »

Photo-Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame One of my goals when I began writing for Louisville Sports Live was to try and interview as many “experts” as I could about whatever sport was going on at that particular time of the year. Having taught at Fairdale High School for a number of years now I’ve had the opportunity to talk with (and hear stories from) former basketball coach Lloyd Gardner. Lloyd coached Fairdale to a state title in 1994, was on the staff when the Bulldogs won back-to-back state titles in 1990 and 1991 (a feat...Continue reading »

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 »