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Former Louisville Cardinal guard Russ Smith continues to produce the unfathomable in his stint with Luoyang in the Chinese NBL.  Impressing professional basketball scouts literally day after day since joining Luoyang of the Chinese NBL just more than one week ago, it is mind-blowing what Russ Smith is doing nowadays.  Scorching scoreboards. Setting nets on fire. This is the level of greatness “Russdiculous” has reached.  Smith’s first 60-point game — the first game he had played for Luoyang — was...Continue reading »

After making headlines for a 60-point performance in the past week, Russ Smith continues to scorch the Chinese NBL.  In the past week, “Louisville Sports Live” discussed the emerging news of former Louisville Cardinas guard Russ Smith tearing up scoreboards in the Chinese NBL.  Being a natural-born scorer, the numbers really should not surprise Louisville fans; however, NBA scouts should finally be getting the message in case they have been sleeping on Smith thus far.  Russ Smith's points in his first four games...Continue reading »

Former Louisville great Russ Smith continues to torch professional opponents with his elite scoring ability.  The latest move in the professional basketball career of Russ Smith, known to Louisville Cardinals fans as “Russdiculous” for his intense dominance on the court, is a summer stint with Luoyang (China).  This will be another professional hoops league which Russ will look to showcase his talents, after making a name for himself in the NBA’s Developmental League (twice) and having played in the Euroleague with...Continue reading »

Donovan Mitchell officially knows his initial destination in the NBA following the announcement of the 13th overall pick on Thursday evening.  The pick is in! It is a very exciting evening for former Louisville Cardinals guard Donovan Mitchell. He has just been selected in the lottery (first 14 picks) of the 2017 NBA Draft. Though highly favored at selection No. 11, belonging to the Charlotte Hornets, Kentucky’s Malik Monk unexpectedly fell a few spots. Charlotte scooped Monk quickly to add to their talented backcourt, which is...Continue reading »

In the wake of what seems to be a never-ending bad news cycle for the University of Louisville, the question has been raised: Does UofL owe the fans something for all of this (lets call it what it is) embarrassment? Another question I’ll add is what does UofL need to do reel fans back in that might be wavering in their fan hood of the “city school” of the state. The simple answer for both questions is for UofL to win. Winning makes a lot of people forget. This fan base forgot about Coach Pitino’s indiscretions...Continue reading »

  When it comes to football, it is an indisputable fact that dual-threat QBs in college cannot transition to the professional game and moving to wide receiver would be in their best interest. Oh, wait, I guess Cam Newton has been pretty successful, being a Super Bowl QB and MVP and all. Whatever, though, but that’s it. He’s the EXCEPTION, not THE RULE. Oh, whoops, forgot about Michael Vick. He was also pretty freaking dominant at both levels of football. But that’s– crap, didn’t think about guys like Randall...Continue reading »

   In light of Thursday’s news regarding the NCAA’s punishment to the old guard, flagship sports program that is the University of Louisville men’s basketball program, I couldn’t help but think as to how much bigger a College World Series title had just become for the university and its fans. Make no mistake, the baseball teams first ever national championship would speak for itself. The city of Louisville and UofL’s fan base has bought in. More and more of the fan base buys in with every deep postseason...Continue reading »

  The most decorated player of the Rick Pitino era of Louisville basketball decided this weekend that he had bitten his tongue long enough. Former guard Russ Smith, a two-time All-American and arguably the most recognizable member of Louisville’s 2012 and 2013 teams, took to Twitter over the weekend to give his thoughts on what he believed to be an unfair ruling laid out by the NCAA (to put it mildly).  Smith was present during everything that was alleged to happen from 2010 to 2014, and while he does not dispute that wrongdoing...Continue reading »

Four years from a time that was considered “The Year of the Cardinal”, when they felt nothing but pride when thinking about their favorite athletics program, Louisville fans today are slinking down in their chairs as they continue to process the unprecedented bombshell the NCAA dropped on Thursday morning. After a year and a half of witnessing the reputation of their favorite basketball team torn to shreds following an infamous scandal featuring a former assistant hiring escorts and strippers for players and recruits (multiple...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – College World Series Edition   When: June 17th – June 28th Where: TD Ameritrade Park – Omaha, Nebraska TV: ESPN/ESPN2   The NCAA College World Series is comprised of 8 teams placed in bracket format with 4 on each side. The opening rounds of the CWS are played just like a Regional, with a winner’s bracket and a loser’s bracket. The two teams that make it to the championship game will then play a best of three series. The Louisville Cardinals have been deemed the home team on their side of the bracket which...Continue reading »

  Okay. That hurt. June 15, 2017 is going down as a day of infamy for the University of Louisville. Today it became apparent that the NCAA is going to recommend that UofL vacate the 2013 national championship. Like most fans, this was a worst-case scenario that most of us knew was a possibility but we never took it as a serious possibility. Like most fans, I have so many thoughts on the matter that I don’t know where to start. My first thought is that this still happened. Louisville won the 2013 national title. Let’s...Continue reading »

On this episode of LSL, Michael Lanana of Baseball America joined us to discuss the Cardinal Nine going to the CWS. He gave us a detailed scouting report of the Cards, their opponents, and the bracket overall. We also discussed who would make a great 3-on-3 team made up of past (and present) UofL players. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...

After a relatively quiet period for UofL football recruiting, things got hot Saturday night when 3-star QB Jordan Travis committed.  His pledge set the stage for a busy Sunday when UofL received commitments from three massive 3-star D-Line prospects, Demji Dumervil Jean, Jared Goldwire, and Antar Thompson.  Currently, UofL’s class ranks 37th nationally and 7th in the ACC according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.  The 2017 class addressed the major need at the time – the O-Line.  Fast forward to the ’18...Continue reading »