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5-star elite shooting guard Markelle Fultz is slated to make a visit to campus this Wednesday to check out Coach Pitino’s program.  Fultz’s stock has skyrocketed this summer as he has taken his game to another level.  After his visit to UofL, the No. 7 prospect in the 2016 class according to 247Sports will trip to Arizona.  Unfortunately, Fultz also really likes that school up the road and received an offer from Calipari a couple of weeks ago.  Still, Pitino and staff have been on him early and often and will look to make an...Continue reading »

With the on-and-off again recruitment of Maverick Rowan behind us, the question can be asked; is this Pitino’s best recruiting class ever at UofL? Coach P has pulled in Top 10 classes three out of the last four years (4th in 2011, NR in 2012 signing Trez and Mangok, 9th in 2013, and 10th in 2014 according to 247Sports).  Currently, two major recruiting services – 247Sports and Scout – rank this year’s haul at No.7.  The issue with these Top 10 classes have been the lack of instant impact recruits.  The 2015 class...Continue reading »

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Coach Petrino hinted at the ACC Kickoff that they were working on a big-time opening game in Orlando.  He was right as ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported that the Cards will open their 2018 season in a game against the Crimson Tide in Orlando on September 1st.  The last time these two teams met, Louisville destroyed Alabama in the 1991 Fiesta Bowl.  UofL is serious about building their non-conference strength of schedule.  They open this year against Auburn in Atlanta. In 2017 they’ll face the Boilermakers of Purdue in Indianapolis...Continue reading »

The shoe and apparel war between adidas, Nike, and Under Armour never ends. The Miami Hurricanes parted ways with Nike, their official outfitter for 27 years, for a 12-year deal with adidas.  A few months before, the three stripes inked Arizona State to an eight year, $33 million contract.  Wisconsin, who’s sponsored by adidas, is reportedly parting ways with them and signing with Under Armour in the coming weeks.  In April of last year, Louisville announced that they signed a 5-year, $39 million extension with adidas.  With that...Continue reading »

On the radio show this week, we mentioned the fact that the conference realignment rumor mill has fired up again.  Here’s one of the articles we were talking about…. Ah yes – Texas. The Longhorns aren’t oblivious to their rivals to the north. In a perfect world for Texas (as described to me by my Big 12 guy), they would want to join the ACC as full members with… wait for it… Notre Dame. Apparently, the UT people are convinced that the new College Football Playoff system will eventually drive the Irish to join a conference...Continue reading »

The guys spoke on a variety of topics including the 2016 football recruiting class, new targets for Coach Pitino, and the recent conference realignment rumors.  Christian Dudley of BealeStreetBears.com  (at 01:26) joined us to discuss how Russ Smith will figure into the Memphis Grizzlies’ rotation. You can listen to the podcast via SoundCloud. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 5.5/10 (2 votes cast)...

The season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to take a look at the league’s upcoming composite schedule.  Florida State took a beating from Oregon in the first ever CFB Playoff, but Georgia Tech defeated Mississippi State in the Orange Bowl and Clemson destroyed Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl.  The ACC went a perfect 4-0 against the SEC during “rivalry weekend”.  For a league still looking for its due respect, 2015 offers up many chances for the conference to make an impressive mark. Here’s...Continue reading »

As expected, Russ’ superb summer league stint equaled a guaranteed payday for the Louisville legend as his 2015-16 contract is guaranteed with the Memphis Grizzlies.  According to Mark Blankenbaker of thecrunchzone.com, he’ll be paid $845,059. Christian Dudley, of BealeStreetBears.com, broke it all down for us. This could easily transition into a bargain contract for the Memphis Grizzlies, especially if the 2015 Orlando Summer League was any indication. The Grizz own a team option on his contract for the 2016-17 season, where...Continue reading »

As is the case a week after the ACC Kickoff, the head coaches of all the ACC schools converge on the worldwide leader’s headquarters in Bristol. Cooch Petrino was in today’s group and was busy with a wide variety of print, television, and radio media talking up UofL football.  Here are some highlights: Head coach @CoachPetrinoUL headed to ESPN for Car Wash on Monday. http://t.co/jv1ArKGmFm pic.twitter.com/ysu5mRSUBv — LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) July 24, 2015 *Bonnafon is leading the QB race going into fall camp. “Coming...Continue reading »

This past week, the UofL football staff and program reaped the benefits of a huge recruiting bonanza.  After reeling in 4-star QB Jawon Pass, UofL received commitments from four other prospects, all high-to-mid 3-star status.  UofL’s class now ranks in the top 30 – and top 5 in the ACC – in all the major recruiting service rankings.  The staff has the luxury of being picky when it comes to filling out the remainder of the class.  Look for the staff to target prospects on the offensive and defensive lines. The 2016 haul...Continue reading »

Fall camp doesn’t start until August 6th so all we can do is wait….and come up with creative stories/posts to spark some conversation.  LSL takes a look at the 2015 slate and ranks each opponent, from easiest to mist difficult.  The record from last year is in parenthesis) 12. Samford (7-5)  They’re an FCS school, and UofL should roll.  The Bulldogs lost to FBS foes TCU, 48-14 and Auburn, 31-7. 11. Syracuse (3-9)  The Cards beat the Orange on the road, 28-6 last year.  It should be uglier at home this season. 10. at...Continue reading »

It has been a successful recruiting week for the Louisville Football Cards. Within the past week, the Cards have landed commitments from quarterback Jawon Pass, defensive end Mike Boykin, linebacker T.J. Brunson, and wide receiver Keion Wakefield. Wakefield committed earlier today and now coach Bobby Petrino has added his second commitment of the day as 3-star Tucker, Georgia defensive end Tabarius Peterson joined the fold. You can view the entire class right here. Here are his highlights.     VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating:...Continue reading »