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  Finally, after months of waiting to redeem themselves after a mind-boggling three-game face plant to end the 2016 season, Louisville football is back and…well…not much appears to have changed. Actually, that is not exactly fair. New defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon’s scheme looked good for the most part, despite being on the field more than they would have liked, the offensive line appeared improved in both pass protection and run blocking early on, and reigning Heisman winner Lamar Jackson was not only his same...Continue reading »

After solidifying himself as a starting power forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2016-17, it is time to investigate how much of a steal Gorgui Dieng was in the 2013 NBA Draft.  Gorgui Dieng entered the NBA in 2013 following the achievement of an NCAA National Championship at the University of Louisville. The Minnesota Timberwolves selected the 6’11” Cardinal with the 21st overall pick. Were there really 20 players better than Gorgui in the 2013 NBA Draft?  He was a steal. Cards fans knew this all along. Of the...Continue reading »

  After months of having to taste the bitter flavor of the final half of the 2016 football season, the Louisville Cardinals are a day away from their quest for redemption. While not exactly “hyped” as they were around October of last year, given the fact they return the reigning Heisman Trophy winner along with a stout, experienced defense and a major coaching upgrade at an area of weakness, the expectations are still rather high for the #16 ranked team in the country. While last season proved to be a “Welcome to the...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Purdue Edition   Getting to Know the Boilermakers: Head Coach: Jeff Brohm Co-Offensive Coordinators: Brian Brohm / Tony Levine Co-Defensive Coordinators: Nick Holt / Anthony Poindexter Conference: Big Ten   Jeff Brohm begins his first season as the Head Coach at Purdue following a very successful three year run as the head man at Western Kentucky. Despite posting just a 3-9 record last season, Purdue returns a team that is not void of talent by any means, especially on the offensive side of the ball.   Offense: When...Continue reading »

By: Guest Columnist Chris Hatfield (@_ChrisHatfield) It’s like going to funeral home and not seeing anyone grieve. Something is odd. Something is off. Last season, amongst mental blunders, Louisville football missed an opportunity to change prospectives. You know the story. Louisville went to Death Valley and lost. And in my view, the disastrous finish to end last year became a direct result of this. Roughly 24 hours after defeat, the narrative of the moment became cemented. The resounding theme was everywhere. People were ok. They were...Continue reading »

On this episode of LSL, we discussed the upcoming season and offered up our predictions along with The C-J’s Steve Jones, insidetheville.com’s Mike Hughes, WHAS-11’s Whitney Harding, WAVE 3’s Kent Taylor, and WLKY-32’s Fred Cowgill. Also discussed on the program was the CBS Sports’ article “Candid Coaches” talking about UofL and UNC’s NCAA issues. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...

As we’ve been saying for months on LSL Radio, UofL is set to sign a blockbuster deal with adidas, making it the 4th largest apparel deal in the nation. While we surmised that it would be a big deal, we didn’t know just how big. Louisville is now the flagship program of the three stripes, making $16 million annually. Only UCLA ($18.7M from Under Armour), Ohio State ($16.8M with Nike), and Texas ($16.7M with Nike). adidas just signed Georgia Tech earlier in the week and now has four ACC schools. Here are some interesting tidbits...Continue reading »

This is the inaugural “Looking Across the Pitch” post for Louisville Sports Live. “Looking Across” will be a part of the men’s and women’s soccer coverage I plan to offer for LSL this fall. “Looking Across” will serve as a preview for the men’s and women’s soccer upcoming opponents. The UC Irvine Anteaters get the honor of being the first topic of discussion for LSL’s soccer coverage! Enjoy and come out to Lynn Stadium this Friday night! Opponent: University of California-Irvine Nickname:...Continue reading »

The No. 16 Louisville Cardinals have a manageable schedule as there are just two ranked teams – FSU at No. 3 and Clemson at No. 5. A closer look at the Cards’ slate shows that UofL may have other slight advantages. 1. Clemson on September 16th – The defending national champions come to PJCS after a showdown the week before with No. 12 Auburn. Regardless of the outcome, Clemson will have a spent a ton of energy and focus on AU. If Clemson beats them, it’s likely that they’ll struggle to match their intensity emotionally...Continue reading »

In an NBA Draft crop dazzled by the name “Lonzo Ball,” Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell has already made an impact amongst his peers.  Each year the new rookie class completes a questionnaire of various fun topics, mostly centered around their first-year peers.  This is a cool way to mull the minds of the incoming NBA Draft class to get a good idea of who may be the biggest steal of a pick, who is the most athletic, the funniest, and more. It is also a way for the NBA to gauge the group’s favorite NBA legends...Continue reading »

Russ Smith’s short stint with Luoyang has come to a close and the results are record-shattering.  During his time as a University of Louisville Cardinal, Russ Smith left a major mark on the school’s history.  “Russdiculous” produced greater than 300 rebounds, greater than 300 assists, and greater than 200 steals in his four-year collegiate career to complement his 1,908 total points scored.  Oh yeah, he also played a huge role in bringing the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship to “The...Continue reading »

Fox Sports college football analyst Joel Klatt ruffled the collective feathers of CardNation a couple of weeks ago when he elected to leave the Heisman Trophy winner off his Top 5 QB list.  Given the video game-type and record breaking numbers he put up, it’s mind boggling that anyone would omit Lamar Jackson from any elite quarterback list. Top 5 QBs going into the 2017 season (via @joelklatt):1. Sam Darnold2. J.T. Barrett3. Mason Rudolph4. Baker Mayfield5. Trace McSorley pic.twitter.com/QSBAxXkhrU — FOX College Football...Continue reading »

Asia Taylor spent four years donning the University of Louisville uniform, but that does not mean she is done strengthening the Louisville community.  Fans of the Louisville Cardinals have always embraced the young women and men wearing the red, white, and black colors. This has enabled Card Nation to be a tight-knit bunch, and Asia Taylor is looking to connect with the community once again.  Asia Taylor is a talented baller who graduated from the University of Louisville and made the jump successfully to the WNBA. However, this...Continue reading »