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The CFB Playoff era, the rich get richer as each of the Power 5 conference will bring in $50 million before even playing a postseason game.  With the ACC, the league is bolstered by the $27.5 million payday from the Orange Bowl as well.  The other four power leagues won’t see that kind of additional money this season ($40 million) as the Rose and the Sugar are semi-final games.  When those games aren’t semi-finals, those conferences will bring more loot.  Still, in the first year of the playoff, the ACC made out very well. ...Continue reading »

  Former Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater may have just had his best performance as a professional over the weekend as he led the Minnesota Vikings to an overtime victory over the New York Jets. In the game, Bridgewater was 19 of 27 passing for 310 yards, 2 TDs, and 1 INT. He could have had three TDs had a WR not fumbled, then recovered, on the goal line. It is the second straight game Bridgewater has completed more than 70% of his passes and registered a 100+ passer rating. He had not accomplished either of those stats this season before...Continue reading »

  After taking care of #12 Ohio State at home on Tuesday and dismantling Florida International on Friday, the Louisville Cardinals continued their push up both major polls today. This week the Cards are ranked 4th behind only Kentucky, Arizona and Duke. Louisville was able to make another jump after Wisconsin fell to Duke at home on Thursday. Next up for Rick Pitino’s team is unranked Indiana, whom the Cards will play tomorrow night in Madison Square Garden as part of the annual Jimmy V Classic.     VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please...Continue reading »

It seems that each year, Bowl games come up with better and more attractive swag to hand out to teams playing in their events.  From the latest technology to shopping sprees, these games provide players with plenty of cool trinkets.  Here’s a list of the what the bowl games handout…. Hair dryers, aloha shirts and belt buckles return as bowl gifts this season, but new to the roster are pylons and custom-made Fatheads, according to SportsBusiness Daily/Journal’s annual gift package rundown. All told, at least $5.4M will be...Continue reading »

*The ACC put 11 teams into the postseason for the second straight year and have plenty of intriguing match-ups. Defending national champion Florida State’s selection as the No. 3 seed in inaugural College Football Playoff highlighted a Sunday in which 11 of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 14 football members – along with Notre Dame – were chosen to participate in postseason bowl games. The number of selections matches the total from 2013, when the ACC became the first-ever conference to place 11 teams in bowl games.  The ACC also...Continue reading »

Fresh off his second Offensive Rookie of the Year award, Teddy Ballgame led his Minnesota Vikings to a thrilling OT win over the Jets.  The Louisville Legend went 19-27 for 309 yards and 2 TDs. Teddy Bridgewater Played His Best Game Teddy Bridgewater took another big step in his development, authoring perhaps his best performance of the season. The numbers were impressive – 19 of 27 for 309 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for a passer rating of 117.7 – but the performance was actually better than the numbers illustrate....Continue reading »

When: December 30th, 6:30 on ESPN Where: Charlotte, NC (Bank of America Stadium – 73,778) Opponent: #13 Georgia (SEC) UofL’s Bowl Central Guide Want tickets?  Click here Belk Bowl’s Website here     VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)...

The first bowl selection process of the College Football Playoff era turned into chaos, and as a result, Louisville will not be headed to the Russell Athletic Bowl as expected (or the Music City Bowl), but will instead go to Charlotte to take on Georgia in the Belk Bowl. As it turns out, sliding TCU three spots from #3 to #6 in the playoff rankings for no logical reason would not be the only head-scratching move of the day. Even crazier, they decided to push Mississippi State (who did not play this week) ahead of Michigan State, and that started...Continue reading »

South Carolina recruit Jaire Alexander, a 3-star cornerback from Charlotte, North Carolina, has switched commitment from South Carolina to Louisville. Alexander, who committed to the Gamecocks in June, was one of many recruits on campus this weekend for an official visit. Alexander is commit #21 for coach Bobby Petrino and more could be on the way.   Louisville’s recruiting class is now ranked 30th in the nation and sixth in the ACC. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

Louisville (9-3) finished a very respectable 20th in the find regular season AP Poll as one of four ACC teams ranked today.  The bowl match-ups will be announced first on the ACC Digital Network at 5:30. The ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) is providing fans with the exclusive opportunity to tune in LIVE as bowl selections are revealed beginning at 5:30 pm ET on Sunday, December 7th on theACC.com.   The ACC Live: Bowl Selection Show, viewable on theACC.com/Bowls page, will be the first place to unveil the postseason destinations of ACC teams....Continue reading »