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The Breakdown – Indiana Edition Getting to know the Hoosiers: Head Coach: Archie Miller Record: 5-4 (1-1) Conference: B1G National Rank: N/A   New Indiana Head Coach Archie Miller has gotten the Hoosiers off to a rocky start this season. IU opened 2017 with a home loss to Indiana State followed by a win over Howard and a loss to Seaton Hall. The Hoosiers then rattled off three wins in a row before losing a close one at home to Duke, 91-81. Indiana will travel to Louisville this weekend to play the Cardinals for the first time in the...Continue reading »

With the Los Angeles Clippers without their top star, Montrezl Harrell needs to impress while being inserted into the starting lineup.  Montrezl Harrell has not had much trouble taking advantage of opportunities in his first two full seasons as an NBA professional. The issue? Those opportunities being short-lived.  As a member of the Houston Rockets, Montrezl Harrell was stuck in a frontcourt logjam. When an injured teammate ahead of him in the rotation would occur, he was an adequate substitute. Trez produced positive results. Thus,...Continue reading »

Donovan Mitchell continues to make his rise in the NBA, following Thursday’s 24-point performance with a 41-point outburst on Friday.   It is safe to say that Donovan Mitchell made the best decision for himself by leaving the Univerity of Louisville after two seasons.  Not only did Mitchell escape the terrible drama surrounding Rick Pitinio, Adidas, and the Louisville men’s basketball program, but “Spida” is now taking the NBA by storm.  Selected 13th overall by the Denver Nuggets (and traded to the Utah...Continue reading »

  If you are a Louisville basketball fan feeling a sense of apathy and lack of enthusiasm for the 2016-17 season, do not feel too bad. You are not alone. While it is of the utmost importance to support the young men donning the Louisville uniforms, especially after all they have been through, the reality is that without having a solid idea of what the future holds, it’s tough to generate the same energy if, say, the revelations of this summer never took place. The 2017-18 season is a band-aid year for Louisville basketball. There...Continue reading »

The guys spoke to the TaxSlayer Bowl CEO/President Rick Catlett (13:13) about UofL’s chances of making their bowl game and what they like about the Cards.’s Andrea Adelson (58:52) joined us to give us recap on the UofL and ACC season.   VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...

It’s been around a month since we’ve last run The Reverse here at LSL. A lot has gone down since then. A lot of us were wrong about the direction of the football program. Men’s soccer stayed steady. Yes, men’s basketball CAN win a game in the post-Pitino era. Women’s basketball is poised to have another historic season. I can’t wait anymore. Let’s run it. FOOTBALL -I was wrong about Bobby Petrino. But I do think somewhere along the way this season he began to take a look at his coaching style and evolved...Continue reading »

Photo – Now that the regular season is complete, the question becomes where will the Cards postseason be?  UofL figures to land in one of three spots – the TaxSlayer, the Sun or the Pinstripe.  A lot may depend on where Notre Dame ends up. If the Irish fall out of the Top 12 in the college Football Playoff rankings, they will be scooped up by the Camping World Bowl (formerly the Russell Athletic).  If the ACC’s opponent in the Orange Bowl is from the Big Ten, it will open up a spot for an ACC school...Continue reading »

Saturday’s beatdown of the Cats improved Coach Petrino’s record against the school up the road to a stellar 7-1.  The full body of work makes the 2016 defeat stand out as the fluke it was.  LSL takes a look at his mastery over UK in those games. 2003: Louisville 40, Kentucky 24 2004: Louisville 28, Kentucky 0 2005: Louisville 31, Kentucky 24 2006: Louisville 59, Kentucky 28 2014: Louisville 44, Kentucky 40 2015: Louisville 38, Kentucky 24 2016: Kentucky 41, Louisville 38 2017: Louisville 44, Kentucky 17 Average margin...Continue reading »

  Just two days after eating enough turkey for a family of five, there is a segment of the Louisville fan base (no one more so than the writer of this piece) eating a sizable portion of a different kind of bird: crow. For nearly a full calendar year, Louisville football was a picture of underachievement and opportunities missed. Why weren’t they better? Why are they playing with such apathy? Where’s the fire? What’s with the playcalling?  From the moment Louisville came off a bye week following their 2016 loss to...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Kentucky Edition   Getting to Know the Wildcats: Head Coach: Mark Stoops Offensive Coordinator: Eddie Gran Defensive Coordinator: Matt House   It’s been a season of “almosts” for the UK football program. They almost beat Florida and almost beat Ole Miss. They were almost 9-2 headed into this weekend. On the other hand, they almost lost to Eastern Kentucky and almost lost to Eastern Michigan. They were almost 5-6 headed into this weekend.  They have done some good things this season like finally getting...Continue reading »

Currently, both teams are 7-4.  UofL appears to be coming out of their funk and UK is on the verge of one of their best seasons in recent history.  With that said, the Governor’s Cup is now upon us and it’s the perfect time to compare both programs since they re-united on the gridiron in 1994. WINS: UofL – 183; UK – 115                                                     ...Continue reading »

(Photo – Associated Press)I had fully planned on writing a “farewell” piece on Lamar Jackson before the Syracuse game yesterday. It was going to include amount of gratitude, top games, top moments, all while at the University of Louisville. Then I sat back and thought more about that. With two games to go, Lamar would’ve done the same thing to me that he’s done to defenders the last three seasons: make us look silly. With two games to go, Lamar Jackson is not done yet. So I’m writing this piece about the...Continue reading »

  The Breakdown – Syracuse Edition   Getting to know the Orange: Head Coach: Dino Babers Co-Offensive Coordinators: Mike Lynch/Sean Lewis Defensive Coordinator: Brian Ward   Syracuse started the season at 3-3 before getting one of the biggest wins in program history over Clemson. Since that victory The Orange have dropped three in a row and are dealing with some key injuries including starting Quarterback Eric Dungey.   Offense: Syracuse has developed a reputation for going as fast as they possibly can on offense. They...Continue reading »