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  The newest members of the ACC tip off their inaugural hoops season as a part of the league when Louisville and coach Rick Pitino take on last season’s NIT champs Minnesota behind 2nd year head coach (and I think he has some relation to Louisville and Rick Pitino, but not sure) Richard Pitino. The Cards enter the game with a top 10 preseason ranking for the 3rd straight season behind one of the most talented starting lineups in the game, while Minnesota returns two of its top three leading scorers from last season’s team in Andre...Continue reading »

According to ESPN’s College Basketball Nation blog, Louisville hoops Coach Rick Pitino is the best dressed among those in his profession. If college basketball dished out a fashion award, it would be called the Rick Pitino “Do You See This Suit?” Trophy. His $3,000 Italian ensembles are unrivaled in the game. He has a fashion sense that demands attentiveness, style and plenty of cash. Fortunately, he has all three. The Godfather, as he is often referred to as due to his Italian heritage, Corleone demeanor, and most notably because...Continue reading »

  Louisville’s departure from last season’s NCAA tournament was a tough one to swallow. Most notably for the junior wing from Chicago, Wayne Blackshear. Blackshear, Louisville’s lone McDonald’s high school All-American, labored through an at times meandering junior campaign. He started 18 games for the Cardinals, tallying just under 20 minutes, 8 points and 3 rebounds per contest. What was most difficult to swallow for Blackshear, was what Head Coach Rick Pitino had to say at his season-ending presser just days...Continue reading »

The weather in Louisville is awful.  In Puerto Rico however, it’s quite the opposite – bright sunshine, sandy beaches, and a clear blue ocean.  UofL’s basketball SID, Kenny Klein, took several pictures chronicling the day of the Louisville basketball team, making yourself wish you were there. The trophy #Louisville & Minnesota will be vying for on Friday in the #ArmedForcesClassic14 #L1C4 — Kenny Klein (@KKcards) November 12, 2014 #Louisville's Chris Jones checks out a Coast Guard...Continue reading »

As the D-League gets underway Friday night, two former Cardinals will begin their journey back to the NBA.  As the feeder system to ‘the league’, the NBDL starts with – and continues - ranking its top 30 prospects throughout the year.  The general line of thinking of the list are the players most likely to be called up.  Earl Clark comes in second on the list, while Peyton Siva is ranked 17th.  Chane Behanan, who will play this year with Clark in Rio Grande Valley, wasn’t listed. 2. Earl Clark — Rio Grande...Continue reading »

  After the Cards missed out on 5-star South Carolina point guard PJ Dozier yesterday, it looks like Rick Pitino and his staff are finished for the 2015 class. Though, there’s probably a pretty good chance that the program could add a late signee in the spring or bring in a transfer, etc. Yesterday marked the opening of the fall signing period and Louisville ended up receiving two if its three letters-of-intent. Deng Adel, a 6-7 small forward from Bradenton, Florida and Ray Spalding, a 6-9 power forward from Louisville both officially...Continue reading »

On the program, the guys preview the Minnesota game, discuss the Dozier commitment, and analyze how Gardner’s impacts the team going forward. Show topics include: -Best recruiting class for Pitino at Louisville? -Can Bonnafon lead the Cards to a win at Notre Dame? -Cards-Gophers preview *You can listen to the podcast HERE. *iPod/iPad users, or if you have trouble accessing it, please listen below: VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 9.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

  Just three days before the official start of the 2014-2015 basketball season, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino received some devastating news this afternoon. During a press conference at his South Carolina high school, 5-star point guard Perry Dozier committed to the Game Cocks over UofL, Michigan and North Carolina. Dozier would have been the 4th player to give his pledge to Louisville for 2015, potentially joining an already stellar class that includes shooting guard Donovan Mitchell, small forward Deng Adel and power forward Ray...Continue reading »

LSL is on tonight at 6:00 on ESPN 680/105.7 talking all things UofL football, basketball, and recruiting.  The guys will discuss Dozier’s decision, break down what Gardner’s injury means for the Cards the rest of the way, and preview the Minnesota match-up on Friday night.  As always, we want you to be a part of the program.  Hit us up at 267-9680 and tweet the show @LvilleSprtsLive.  VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

  In preparation for Friday’s match-up between Louisville and Minnesota, both Rick and Richard Pitino met with the media last night to preview the huge game. *Video courtesy of Crunch Zone VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)...