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On this episode of LSL, we discussed the upcoming season and offered up our predictions along with The C-J’s Steve Jones, insidetheville.com’s Mike Hughes, WHAS-11’s Whitney Harding, WAVE 3’s Kent Taylor, and WLKY-32’s Fred Cowgill. Also discussed on the program was the CBS Sports’ article “Candid Coaches” talking about UofL and UNC’s NCAA issues. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...

As we’ve been saying for months on LSL Radio, UofL is set to sign a blockbuster deal with adidas, making it the 4th largest apparel deal in the nation. While we surmised that it would be a big deal, we didn’t know just how big. Louisville is now the flagship program of the three stripes, making $16 million annually. Only UCLA ($18.7M from Under Armour), Ohio State ($16.8M with Nike), and Texas ($16.7M with Nike). adidas just signed Georgia Tech earlier in the week and now has four ACC schools. Here are some interesting tidbits...Continue reading »

The shoe and apparel war between adidas, Nike, and Under Armour never ends.  Nike has long dominated the college athletic apparel/uniform market.  adidas, who has outfitted Louisville since 1998, has enjoyed increasing popularity over the last couple of years from their Ultra Boost, Yeezy, NMD lines, and other three stripe originals.  Moreover, adidas has overtaken Under Armour for the No. 2 spot in North American Sales.   Here is a breakdown of the FBS schools’ outfitters, beginning in the 2017-18 season. ...Continue reading »

This is the inaugural “Looking Across the Pitch” post for Louisville Sports Live. “Looking Across” will be a part of the men’s and women’s soccer coverage I plan to offer for LSL this fall. “Looking Across” will serve as a preview for the men’s and women’s soccer upcoming opponents. The UC Irvine Anteaters get the honor of being the first topic of discussion for LSL’s soccer coverage! Enjoy and come out to Lynn Stadium this Friday night! Opponent: University of California-Irvine Nickname:...Continue reading »

The No. 16 Louisville Cardinals have a manageable schedule as there are just two ranked teams – FSU at No. 3 and Clemson at No. 5. A closer look at the Cards’ slate shows that UofL may have other slight advantages. 1. Clemson on September 16th – The defending national champions come to PJCS after a showdown the week before with No. 12 Auburn. Regardless of the outcome, Clemson will have a spent a ton of energy and focus on AU. If Clemson beats them, it’s likely that they’ll struggle to match their intensity emotionally...Continue reading »

In an NBA Draft crop dazzled by the name “Lonzo Ball,” Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell has already made an impact amongst his peers.  Each year the new rookie class completes a questionnaire of various fun topics, mostly centered around their first-year peers.  This is a cool way to mull the minds of the incoming NBA Draft class to get a good idea of who may be the biggest steal of a pick, who is the most athletic, the funniest, and more. It is also a way for the NBA to gauge the group’s favorite NBA legends...Continue reading »

As the season quickly approaches, Coach Petrino has his preseason Top 20 Cards poised to compete in the nation’s best conference once again. Looking at the numbers, here’s how Petrino has done during his second stint at UofL. Overall: 26-13 ACC: 17-7 vs. Top 25 Teams 1-7 Home: 14-4 Road/Neutral: 12-9 Bowl Games: 1-2 Boston College, NC State, Syracuse, Wake Forest: 3-0 Virginia: 2-1 Duke, Miami: 1-0 Florida State: 1-2 Clemson: 3-0 Pitt: 0-1 Kentucky: 2-1 vs. SEC: 3-4 Top 25 finishes: 2 A glance at the numbers shows both the...Continue reading »

Russ Smith’s short stint with Luoyang has come to a close and the results are record-shattering.  During his time as a University of Louisville Cardinal, Russ Smith left a major mark on the school’s history.  “Russdiculous” produced greater than 300 rebounds, greater than 300 assists, and greater than 200 steals in his four-year collegiate career to complement his 1,908 total points scored.  Oh yeah, he also played a huge role in bringing the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship to “The...Continue reading »

Fox Sports college football analyst Joel Klatt ruffled the collective feathers of CardNation a couple of weeks ago when he elected to leave the Heisman Trophy winner off his Top 5 QB list.  Given the video game-type and record breaking numbers he put up, it’s mind boggling that anyone would omit Lamar Jackson from any elite quarterback list. Top 5 QBs going into the 2017 season (via @joelklatt):1. Sam Darnold2. J.T. Barrett3. Mason Rudolph4. Baker Mayfield5. Trace McSorley pic.twitter.com/QSBAxXkhrU — FOX College Football...Continue reading »

Asia Taylor spent four years donning the University of Louisville uniform, but that does not mean she is done strengthening the Louisville community.  Fans of the Louisville Cardinals have always embraced the young women and men wearing the red, white, and black colors. This has enabled Card Nation to be a tight-knit bunch, and Asia Taylor is looking to connect with the community once again.  Asia Taylor is a talented baller who graduated from the University of Louisville and made the jump successfully to the WNBA. However, this...Continue reading »

As a result of pure domination of the competition at the Chinese NBL level, Russ Smith will soon look to do the same versus a greater opposition.  In the past four games in which Louisville legend Russ Smith has appeared with Luoyang of the Chinese NBL, he has posted an average of 70.8 points per game. And no, there is no decimal typo.  Smith’s scoring output this summer with Luoyang has been truly “Russdiculous.” That is all there is to it. Week after week, you can count on hearing news of scoreboard-shattering...Continue reading »

On this episode of LSL, the guys spoke to Fox Sports’ Tim Brando about his upcoming call of the Louisville-Purdue game, Lamar being ignored, and the landscape of the ACC.  The guys also discussed the first couple of weeks into fall camp and broke down the depth chart.   VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...

On Friday, Donovan Mitchell participated in the annual NBA Rookie Photo Shoot presented by Panini America.  Donovan Mitchell is the latest University of Louisville product to be drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft. He was selected 13th overall by the Denver Nuggets before being sent to the Utah Jazz via trade.  After piecing together multiple stunning performances in NBA Summer League action, Mitchell has entered the dog days of summer. This is the slow period prior to the start of NBA training camps, which will begin in...Continue reading »