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  Aside from the Belk Bowl loss at the hands of Georgia two weeks ago, things have been going pretty smoothly for the University of Louisville football program. Recruiting is flourishing, Bobby Petrino’s return has been a success and several UofL players will hear their name called in the 2015 NFL Draft. However, two nights ago, redshirt freshman defensive back Terrence Ross sought to put an end to the good times. According to the Courier Journal and reports obtained from the LMPD, the Apopka, Florida native, who saw limited playing...Continue reading »

  Tonight’s national championship will close out the 2014 college football season.  With that, the folks at ESPN.com’s ACC blog compiled the Power 5 conferences’ record against each league’s non-conference schedule, their record against other Power 5 leagues, and listed how they fared in the bowls. For the season (with the title game still pending), here’s how each league performed in nonconference games: ACC: 46-21 overall, 12-13 vs. Power 5, 5-9 vs. ranked, 4-7 in bowls SEC: 55-12 overall, 11-11 vs. Power...Continue reading »

  As mid-January 2015 approaches, Rick Pitino is giving the same excuses he did in November as to why his young bench has failed to be overly effective on the court. Not physically strong enough, not picking up the defense, not quick enough, not aggressive enough…following almost every game, he says at least one of those things about one or more of his bench players. Pitino lights up when speaking about his 2015 recruiting class, but he almost winces every time he has to answer a question about the 2014 class. Louisville did not get...Continue reading »

The RPI has lost its luster so to speak when you analyze the numbers heading into March Madness, but it’s still useful to see how a specific team stacks up to those around them.  Here’s a look at UofL’s tournament profile in terms of its RPI and strength of schedule.  As you’ll see, the Cards’ strength of schedule will increase tenfold once the ACC regular season runs its course.  Currently, Louisville ranks 24th in the RPI and their SOS is 85th.  Their record against the Top 25 and Top 50 is 0-2, while the...Continue reading »

*The Cards had things rolling early in the second half; transition baskets, great defense, and were sharing the ball well as they took their largest lead at 63-50.  Three turnovers by Louisville and two offensive rebounds that led to quick buckets for the Tar Heels got them right back into it with the quickness. *Chris Jones once again played at his best, scoring 19 points, dishing out 5 assists, and grabbing 4 rebounds. *Rozier was a man all game and posted 25 points, 5 boards, and 5 assists.  His step back jumper gave the Cards the 71-70...Continue reading »

  It became official today that Russ Smith was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a 3-team trade.  As a Pelican, he played in just 6 games, scoring 5 points.  With their D-League affiliate, he averaged 16 points and 6 assists per game. The Memphis Grizzlies completed a three-team trade with the Boston Celtics and New Orleans Pelicans in which they acquired forward Jeff Green from Boston and guard Russ Smith from New Orleans. In exchange, Memphis traded forward Tayshaun Prince and a protected future first round draft pick to...Continue reading »

  Playing in an elite conference and competing in an elite conference is not the same thing, and for Louisville football, after establishing themselves as the latter on the field in their first year the ACC, they hope to prove they can do the same thing on the recruiting path. Bobby Petrino and his staff led the Cards to nine wins in their inaugural ACC season, showing they have what it takes to duke it out on the field, but what about off the field? Petrino was able to utilize a talented roster featuring returning talents like DeVante...Continue reading »

UofL’s DeVante Parker is a sure-fire first round pick in May’s NFL Draft.  Most mocks have him going somewhere in the top 10.  Louisville fans would go nuts if the Vikings drafted him to go alongside Teddy.  ESPN’s NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper, Jr. listed Parker 8th overall in his first top 10 NFL prospect list. Top-10 prospects for 2015 NFL Draft according to @MelKiperESPN pic.twitter.com/nxpxRvz6LA — ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) January 9, 2015 VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

Thursday’s announcement made it official.  The Miami Hurricanes parted ways with Nike, their official outfitter for 27 years, for a 12-year deal with adidas.  A month before, the three stripes inked Arizona State to an eight year, $33 million contract.  In April of last year, Louisville announced that they signed a 5-year, $39 million extension with adidas.  With that said, it’s time to look at from the various companies that outfit the nation’s college football teams.  Nike has long dominated the college athletic apparel/uniform...Continue reading »

  News of UofL OC Garrick McGee and the possibility of him interviewing at Oklahoma came and went in a hurry.  Once speculation swirled that OU Coach Bob Stoops would interview him, UofL released a statement from McGee thanking Stoops and OU for the interest and restated his desire to remain at Louisville. “I appreciate the offer from Bob Stoops and my alma mater to interview for their vacant OC position.  OU has a special place in my heart, but Bobby Petrino and the University of Louisville are very special to me. I love where...Continue reading »