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On this episode of LSL, we get an inside look at the commitment of Donovan Mitchell and the latest going on with UofL football from Mike Hughes. With Donovan: -What his recruiting process was like -What likes about UofL and Coach Pitino the most -Why he picked Louisville -His explosive AAU summer showings -Who he’s recruiting with him to Louisville With Mike: -The latest with the football team -His thoughts on the negative Petrino SI piece -Current depth chart analysis *You can listen to the podcast here. *iPod/iPad users, or if you...Continue reading »

    CBSSports.com released a poll of top 25 college football coaches from the Power Five conferences. Louisville’s Bobby Petrino checked in at #13. 13? Coach Petrino has the most recent Heisman Trophy winner returning at quarterback and a BCS win under his belt. He takes three-star recruits and puts them in the NFL draft 2-3 years later. #13 seems a little low (but then again so was the late-season performance at Louisville to close out the 2016 season). No surprises at the top. Saban, Meyer, Swinney, and Fisher are your...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Clemson Edition   Getting to Know the Tigers: Head Coach: Monte Lee Record: 37-12 (16-8) National Rank: 8th (D1 Baseball) TV/Radio: ACC Network Extra/93.9 The Ville (Sunday’s game will be televised on ESPN2)   Pitching Matchups: Friday, May 12 | 1:00 p.m. ET LOU: Jr. LHP Brendan McKay (7-3, 1.92 ERA) CLE: Jr. LHP Charlie Barnes (5-3, 2.93 ERA)   Saturday, May 13 | 4:00 p.m. ET LOU: Jr. RHP Kade McClure (6-1, 3.07 ERA) CLE: So. RHP Alex Eubanks (6-4, 3.76 ERA)   Sunday,...Continue reading »

Former Cardinals took to twitter to offer up their opinion of Coach Pitino’s first 55 & Over game.  Check it out…. Ima sub his ass out he take a contested shot https://t.co/zqylnEqyp3 — Russdiculous® (@Specter_Smit) May 9, 2017 Where's Ray at.. @Specter_Smit @lukeskywalka11 @stephanvt44 @GorguiDieng @Mikemarra33 that man looks tired out there.. we don't get tired https://t.co/6KdraBU4qw — Peyton Siva Jr (@PeypeySiva3) May 9, 2017 The form looks good tho lol… he would have killed me if I did...Continue reading »

Many doubted the staff’s ability to land elite-level recruits once the scandal broke in October 2015.  Coach Pitino landed yet another Top 10 class for 2017 and is poised to land arguably his best ever.  Why?  Because he already has two dynamic guards in 6’3 Courtney Ramey and 6’5 Anfernee Simons committed to the program.  These two kids have the size, length and athleticism that has often lacked in the backcourt from both the 1 and 2 spots.   Ramey and Simons have the talent to contribute...Continue reading »

  Although largely expected, Louisville sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell erased any possibility of returning to school when he announced Friday afternoon he would sign with an agent and forgo his remaining eligibility. Projected as a first-round pick by just about every NBA scout with a mock draft, he decided it best to strike while the iron was hot, and there is no shame in that. Many Louisville fans may be disheartened at this news, knowing it all but removes “title contender” from the Cards’ tagline entering next...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Notre Dame Edition Getting to Know the Fighting Irish: Head Coach: Mik Aoki Record: 23-23 (10-14) TV/Radio: ACC Network EXTRA/ 93.9 The Ville   Pitching Matchups: Friday, May 5 | 6:05 p.m. ET Radio: WXVW 1450 AM/96.1 FM LOU: Jr. LHP Brendan McKay (6-3, 2.15 ERA) ND: Jr. RHP Brad Bass (2-6, 4.57 ERA)   Saturday, May 6 | 4:05 p.m. ET Radio: WXVW 1450 AM/96.1 FM LOU: Jr. RHP Kade McClure (5-1, 3.28 ERA) ND: Gr. LHP Michael Hearne (3-3, 4.03 ERA)   Sunday, May 7 | 1:05 p.m. ET Radio:...Continue reading »

On this episode of LSL, the guys spoke to 5-star PG commit Courtney Ramey about his game and why he picked UofL.  Buffalo Stille of Nappy Roots joined the program to discuss the moves he’s making with his UofL clothing line.    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)...

Mike Hughes, publisher of insidetheville.com (28:00) joined us to talk about basketball recruiting. He offered up a scouting report on elite commitments Courtney Ramey and Anfernee Simons as well who else Pitino is targeting to close out the 2018 class. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...

On this edition of LSL, Anfernee Simons, a 4-star, Top 50 guard (27:10) who’s committed to UofL in the 2018 class was a guest.  He spoke about why he committed to UofL, what he loves about the program, and what fans can expect from him.    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

Donovan Mitchell has been invited to the NBA Draft combine. Deng Adel has been listed as an alternate. Jaylen Johnson has not only declared for the draft but has hired an agent, so we know he won’t be returning to UofL for the 2017-18 season. Unfortunately for the men’s basketball program and its fans, the 2018 season was all but set up for another Final Four run for the Cardinals. But now as all of us wait for the shoe to drop on Donovan and Deng, there is a lot of uncertainty on that potential championship run we’d all...Continue reading »

The Boston Celtics’ secret weapon off the bench turns out to be a former Louisville Cardinal. Unleashing Terry Rozier proved to be a key to swinging their first round playoff in their favor.  The Boston Celtics are a team most known for their dynamic backcourt. Their rebuilding process has reached completion in 2016-17 following the status they earned as the No. 1 seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference — slipping ahead of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Boston is a great team now — winning 53 of 82...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Toledo Edition Getting to Know the Rockets: Head Coach: Cory Mee Record:14-27 Conference: MAC TV/Radio: 93.9 The Ville   Pitching Matchups: Friday, April 28th | 6:00pm. ET LOU: Jr. LHP Brendan McKay (5-3, 1.83 ERA) TOL: Sr. LHP Steven Calhoun (3-2, 2.91 ERA)   Saturday, April 29th | 1:00pm. ET LOU: Jr. RHP Kade McClure (4-1, 3.54 ERA) TOL: Sr. LHP Ross Achter (3-3, 2.80 ERA)   Sunday, April 30th | 1:00pm. ET LOU: Fr. LHP Nick Bennett (4-0, 1.93 ERA) TOL: Sr. RHP Sam Shutes (2-5, 5.14 ERA)   It’s been...Continue reading »