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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 »

First and foremost, UofL is known for its powerhouse basketball program.  Coach Crum established the now storied tradition and Coach Pitino has continued to add to it.  Bobby Petrino and Charlie Strong both took the football program to a level never before realized.  With two national runner-ups to his credit, Coach Walz will go down as the best women’s coach ever at Louisville.  But in terms of where the program was compared to where it currently sits, Dan McDonnell has earned the title of “best hire”...Continue reading »

On this episode of LSL, the guys spoke to former Card and future first round NBA Draft pick Donovan Mitchell (04:00).  He discussed his NBA workouts, what he learned from Coach Pitino, what he took away from playing at UofL as well as his favorite memories from his playing days here.  Next, Scout.com’s National Basketball Recruiting Analyst Evan Daniels (29:00) stopped by to discuss the Brian Bowen addition and shared info on UofL’s 2017 and 2018 classes. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)...

As it stands currently, UofL commitment Anfernee Simons is sorely underrated.  However after this past weekend that will likely change as Simons impressed those in attendance at the Pangos All-American Camp.   He’s been showing out wherever he plays, so it’s certainly reasonable to expect him to enjoy ‘5-star status’ soon. Currently he’s ranked No. 31 by Scout and No. 48 by 247Sports.  He joined us on LSL last month; you can listen to what he had to day about his decision to commit to...Continue reading »

Rick Pitino completed his 2017-18 roster Saturday afternoon when he dropped the mic on the rest of the college basketball world and added unanimous five-star guard/forward Brian Bowen to the fold. The addition of Bowen came virtually out of nowhere. Just a short while back, Pitino mentioned that while he evaluated two prospects in Wright State grad transfer Mark Alstork and little known Tunisian wing Wassefi Methnani (although, he mentioned neither by name), he ultimately decided he was happy with his top-10 recruiting class and the roster...Continue reading »

Let’s project out what the rotation could look like: STARTERS G Quentin Snider – Sr. (12 ppg, 115 assists) G/F Brian Bowen – Fr. (5-star HS prospect) G/F V.J. King – Soph. (5.5 ppg, 2.1 rpg) G/F Deng Adel – Jr. (12 ppg, 5 rpg) C Ray Spalding – Jr. (5.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg) Thoughts:  This starting five will be very good and has all the intangibles; height, length, and athleticism.  Q, Deng, and V.J. are proven scores and Brian has shown the ability to light it up as well as a High School All-American....Continue reading »

With Brian Bowen now in the fold, let’s look at each of the three main recruiting services and see where all of Pitino’s 5-star prospects were ranked. Scout (13):  Samardo Samuels (2), Amir Johnson (13), Terry Rozier (15), Wayne Blackshear (17), Donovan Mitchell (17), Brian Bowen (18), V.J. King (20), Malik Williams (21), Deng Adel (23), Earl Clark (24), Derrick Caracter (25), Chane Behanan (25), Shaqquan Aaron (27). (*Database didn’t have Telfair’s class) 247Sports (10): Samardo Samuels (4), Sebastian Telfair...Continue reading »

  UofL’s four man class had been wrapped up for a while now.   That is until Pitino and Co. landed 5-star wing Brian Bowen.  With him in the fold, this is arguably Coach P’s best recruiting class ever at UofL – two 5-stars and three 4-star prospects makeup this uber talented class.   Here’s a look at Louisville’s top 10 class, from highest prospect, to lowest.  According to 247Sports, UofL’s class ranks 6th nationally. (NOTE: rankings in each player bio are from the 247Sports...Continue reading »

Word leaked out on Tuesday that a huge prospect was on campus for a visit.  As it turned out, 5-star wing (No. 18 overall in the 247Sports Composite) and McDonald’s/Jordan Brand All-American Brian Bowen did in fact trip to Louisville.  That visit has now turned into a commitment as Bowen announced it today on twitter, picking UofL over Arizona, Michigan State, and Oregon among others.  The talented 6’7 wing can fill it up and will be an immediate threat on the offensive end as evidenced by his...Continue reading »