we had a jam-packed LSL show last night as we had NBC News’ Tom Winter on to discuss the latest on the FBI investigation and the federal indictments. Then we welcomed the voice of Utah Jazz, Craig Bolerjack to share his thoughts on Donovan Mitchell. In the second hour, David Teel of the Newport News Daily Press jumped on to preview the Virginia and to give us an update on the ACC Network’s setup process. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...
Already having a strong bond with the Louisville community, the Russ Smith Foundation continues to give back. Russ Smith is joining one of LSL’s own — Christian Dudley — in a new community initiative benefiting the homeless and hurting in Kentuckiana. In past years, Smith — a Louisville legend after his illustrious career at U of L — has displayed pure selflessness. So many Cards fans have shown him love over the years and Russ continues to give back. From toy drives in partnership with Kosair Children’s...Continue reading »
The Breakdown – Virginia Edition Getting to know the Cavaliers Head Coach: Bronco Mendenhall Offensive Coordinator: Robert Anae Defensive Coordinator: Nick Howell Record: 6-3 The Virginia Cavaliers, under second year man Bronco Mendenhall might be the biggest positive surprise in the ACC this season. The Cavs were just 2-10 last season, 1-7 in conference. Following a thrilling come from behind victory over Georgia Tech, Virginia now has that coveted 6th win and will certainly be headed to a bowl game for the first time since...Continue reading »
With all but three games remaining on the 2017 schedule, there is no use denying that the 2017 Louisville football season has been a failure. Maybe expectations were set a tad high, but given the return of the Heisman Trophy winner, a revamped offensive line, several returning upper classmen on defense, and a schedule on paper that appeared easier than 2016, those expectations at the time seemed more than reasonable. Louisville should have been one of the top three teams in the ACC if they had properly game planned and utilized their...Continue reading »
The Louisville Cardinals enjoyed a bye week this week and here’s what I’m hoping was accomplished: 1) Players getting healthy. Jaire Alexander and Stacy Thomas being healthy would be huge towards Louisville becoming bowl eligible and then some. 2) Fixing the defense? A lot to work on in two weeks. I’ll take just a simple textbook tackle or pass deflection at this point. You are what you are come November. 3) Bobby Petrino’s re-commitment to the run? Supposedly Malik Williams is on the mend and Dae Williams emergence...Continue reading »
The Louisville Cardinals football team, a projected top-20 team entering the 2017 season with the reigning Heisman Trophy winner leading the way, showed this Saturday at Wake Forest what it has shown against just about every other Power Five team this season: they are a colossal disappointment and embarrassment on the field. No other team in the ACC has experienced a more disastrous season than Louisville with the exception of possibly Florida State, who lost their starting QB. The season has been “highlighted” not by the...Continue reading »
The guys spoke to Interim AD Vince Tyra about his short term goals for the athletics program, his message to the fanbase, his thoughts on working with Postel and Grissom, and his favorite UofL sports memories. Conor O’Neill of the Winston Salem Journal joined us to preview the Wake Forest matchup as well. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 8.0/10 (2 votes cast)...
The Breakdown – Wake Forest Edition Getting to know the Demon Deacons Head Coach: Dave Clawson Offensive Coordinator: Warren Ruggiero Defensive Coordinator: Jay Sawvel Record: 4-3 The Demon Deacons started 2017 off with a bang, racing out to a 4-0 record. However, things have taken a drastic turn and now Wake Forest is in a free fall losing their last three games and going from 1-0 in conference to 1-3. Offense: On offense the Demon Deacons returned a lot of talent from a season ago, including starting Quarterback, John Wolford. Wolford...Continue reading »
The Breakdown – Florida State Edition Getting to Know the Seminoles: Head Coach: Jimbo Fisher Offensive Coordinator: Randy Sanders/Lawrence Dawsey Defensive Coordinator: Charles Kelly Record: 2-3 The 2017 season began with high expectations and a great deal of optimism for Florida State. The Noles were expected to go toe to toe with Alabama in the season opener and regardless of the outcome, they would still be favored in every game the rest of the way. 11-1, an ACC Title and a spot in the final 4 were all on the table. However,...Continue reading »
The defense has reached Kragthorpian levels of ineptness. Missed tackles, 10 men on the field, receivers wide open, and opponents finding success running the same play repeatedly. The list goes on and on. Sirmon should’ve been canned midway through the 4th quarter of the Boston College embarrassment. Coach Petrino’s hire of him has been nothing short of disastrous and he shoulders a lot of the blame as well. In could be even more frustrating than the horrible product on the field is Sirmon’s salary. According...Continue reading »
The year was 1996. The hysteria surrounding Rick Pitino’s juggernaut teams at the University of Kentucky was unbearable for this eleven and twelve-year-old Louisville fan living in the deep end of western Kentucky. All we heard about was scoring 86 points at LSU…in the first half. I got sick of hearing about those denim uniforms. Are we sure Converse didn’t pay Ron Mercer a few grand to attend UK? Man times have changed. Pitino marginalized Denny Crum. Made him look old before the age of 60. I watched in horror as Alvin Sims’...Continue reading »
The Chicago Bulls are making their final roster cuts this weekend, one of which includes former Louisville Cardinals forward Jaylen Johnson. Following the Chicago Bulls’ preseason finale, the team began to make its initial roster cuts to trim their roster to comply with NBA requirements. The league mandates a 15-player maximum roster; however, an additional two players can be placed in the two-way contract slots, which is new for the 2017-18 season. Amongst the Bulls’ first trimmings was a name familiar to Louisville fans....Continue reading »
Want to take out your frustrations on North Carolina athletics tonight? Louisville men’s soccer is giving you the chance. Louisville men’s soccer (#5) hosts North Carolina (#4) in an ACC tilt. This could be arguably be the biggest regular-season game we’ve ever seen at Lynn Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30. In true UofL sports fashion, there will be $1 beer happy hour throughout the women’s game at 5:30 until kickoff for the men’s game. Louisville sports. Friday night. $1 beers. Pinch me because I feel like...Continue reading »