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Want to take out your frustrations on North Carolina athletics tonight? Louisville men’s soccer is giving you the chance. Louisville men’s soccer (#5) hosts North Carolina (#4) in an ACC tilt. This could be arguably be the biggest regular-season game we’ve ever seen at Lynn Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30. In true UofL sports fashion, there will be $1 beer happy hour throughout the women’s game at 5:30 until kickoff for the men’s game. Louisville sports. Friday night. $1 beers. Pinch me because I feel like...Continue reading »

Getting to Know the Eagles:  Head Coach: Steve Addazio Offensive Coordinator: Scot Loeffler Defensive Coordinator: Jim Reid   Record: 2-4   There might not be another team that has changed less since Louisville joined the ACC than Boston College. It feels like I could easily copy and paste a Breakdown from one of the last two years and it would still apply. The Eagles are once again searching for a pulse on offense and on defense possess one of the better units in the country in certain categories.     Offense:   BC...Continue reading »

There is a theory making the rounds on social media and Louisville fan sites that without the leadership of Tom Jurich, athletics at the University of Louisville is all but dead. That theory, to but it bluntly, is a load of crap. Acting school president Greg Postel and chairman of the board of trustees J. David Grissom, the backers of this theory will tell you, hate athletics. They are nothing but snobby academics who want nothing to do with anything that involves anything outside of academic research and progress. There are some who will...Continue reading »

  Will the old Bobby Petrino please stand up? This is the question Louisville football fans are continuing to ask as their team distances themselves further and further from relevance. Now halfway through his fourth season of his second stint at Louisville, his record since returning is now 30-15 following Thursday night’s disheartening loss at NC State. It’s not that losing on the road to a ranked opponent is a bad thing, especially on a short week, but rather it is a continuation of a slippery, downhill path the Cards have been...Continue reading »

Cue the gif of Jon Snow unsheathing his sword at the attacking army. I have some ideas on how Louisville football can still be successful this year. That’s the good news. The bad news is that our definition of successful has changed since Thursday night’s 39-25 loss on the road to NC State. This situation is so frustrating. Defensively, I’m seeing so many similarities to Kragthorpe’s first season as head coach. As the season goes on, it’s as if every strength the team fades away if the defense is poor. Here in...Continue reading »

Thursday night at 8:00 Louisville kicks off at N.C. State in a Top 25 matchup.  Thursday night. Road game. Top 25 opponent. Bobby Petrino. Rutgers 2006. Houston 2016.  Gulp.  If you’re a Louisville football fan, you have reason to be nervous about this huge game for both programs. This is a game that I think establishes the outlook for the rest of the season for either program. The winners ceiling is raised. The losers ceiling gets lower.  Louisville opens as four-point favorite. There’s reason for that. Dave Doeren’s...Continue reading »

After starting all 82 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2016-17, another change may be coming for Gorgui Dieng.  When it comes to health and consistency in the NBA, there is one former Louisville Cardinal that embodies both of these terms.  Gorgui Dieng, a 2013 NCAA National Champion, has showcased consecutive seasons of playing all 82 regular season games for the Minnesota Timberwolves. It is rare for this to happen once for an NBA player, but to do it twice is unfathomable.  Through four seasons as a professional baller,...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – NC State Edition Getting to Know the Wolfpack: Head Coach: Dave Doeren Offensive Coordinator: Elijah Drinkwitz Defensive Coordinator: Dave Huxtable Record: 4-1 National Rank: #24   The Wolfpack started the season with a loss in a shoot out to South Carolina. NC State has gone on to win four in a row including a road victory at Florida State. The Pack entered the AP Top 25 this week for the first time since 2010.   Offense: The offense is led by Redshirt Junior Quarterback Ryan Finley. Finley (6’4”, 210lbs) is...Continue reading »

  Montrezl Harrell needed to break out of the Houston Rockets’ frontcourt logjam; however, the former Louisville Cardinal finds himself in a familiar situation in Los Angeles.  After being drafted 32nd overall in 2015 by the Houston Rockets, Montrezl Harrell has been waiting for a consistent contributing role in the NBA.  From playing 379 minutes in his rookie season to receiving 1,064 minutes (including 14 starts) as an NBA sophomore, Harrell’s role remained ever-changing while with the Rockets.  Whenever his...Continue reading »

    I wonder what we’ll talk about tonight. My head still isn’t wrapped around what took place last week. Time for some venting, thoughts, and some analysis. Men’s Basketball * Rick Pitino needed to be fired. I feel like news of another scandal just flat out gave the university no choice. The “I didn’t know” excuse only flies one time. I genuinely believe Rick Pitino knew nothing about Andre McGee’s actions with Katina Powell, but for something else to take place and therefore being...Continue reading »

Training camp is just beginning for the Boston Celtics, but it is starting off competitive for Terry Rozier and Kyrie Irving.  The NBA offseason had already been a wild one to remember, but the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers took it to another level of crazy.  In case you have been out of the loop, Cavs superstar Kyrie Irving had openly wanted out of Cleveland. His wish created quite the dramatic scene amongst their Front Office and shook his relationship with LeBron James. Inevitably, Irving would be dealt.  The surprise...Continue reading »

  For the first time in 46 years, the University of Louisville men’s basketball program will enter a season led by a coach not named Rick Pitino or Denny Crum. Also permanently absent from Louisville athletics moving forward will be the school’s athletic director of the past 20 years, Tom Jurich. Unfortunate and disappointing as it may be, given all each did for the university and city, Pitino made his bed when he oversaw his third major national scandal of his tenure (committing the third when he was still on probation for...Continue reading »

The annual NBA Media Day was more intriguing than usual due to the rebranding of uniforms for the 2017-18 season.  The NBA season is here! Well…almost. Players have rejoined their respective NBA teams after a few months away from the hardwood. Today marked the annual season tip-0ff, known as NBA Media Day. For some player such as 2013 NCAA National Champion Gorgui Dieng, summertime was not much of a break. Dieng decided to represent his home country, Senegal, in the 2017 AfroBasket.  With no break, Gorgui is undoubtedly tired....Continue reading »